The Centre has defended in the Delhi High Court the legal validity of its new IT rule requiring messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, to “trace” the first originator of the information, saying that the law empowers it to expect such entities to create safe cyberspace and counter illegal content either themselves or by assisting the
Twitter Spaces has been expanded to all users. The Spaces team on Thursday announced that the users on both Android and iOS will now be able to create their own chat room. The Clubhouse-style feature, which lets users create public and private audio chat rooms on the microblogging platform, was first announced last year for
WeChat has made its content searchable on some foreign search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing, according to Reuters checks. WeChat’s content, including articles and videos on its popular public accounts page, a function similar to a news portal, has opened to external search engines, other than its own Sogou search engine, in recent
Google Photos for Web is getting a much-awaited feature that have been around for a while on its Android and iOS mobile app. ‘Memories’ arriving with the latest update will let users see a carousel of moments from different time periods. The feature on Google Photos for Web will work similar to how it works
The COVID-19 pandemic brought into focus the increasing role of social media in spreading conspiracy theories. A number of recent studies on online social behaviour have pointed out the immense power of Facebook, Twitter and other platforms in giving a wide reach to unverified claims. A new study has shed the light on how different
Amazon Prime in India is about to become costlier by up to 50 percent. As a result of the update, the annual Amazon Prime membership will be available at Rs. 1,499, up from the existing Rs. 999. The changes will also come into effect for the monthly and quarterly Amazon Prime membership plans in the
Money Heist season 5 — it premiered September 3 on Netflix — has delivered the hit Spanish series’ best run yet, Netflix announced in its quarterly letter to shareholders on Tuesday. Netflix revealed that La Casa de Papel Part 5, as the show is known to Spanish-language viewers, was watched by 69 million Netflix households
Russia said on Tuesday it would this month seek to fine US tech giant Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete content deemed illegal, Moscow’s strongest effort yet to rein in foreign tech firms. Communications regulator Roskomnadzor said Google had failed to pay RUB 32.5 million (roughly Rs. 3.4 crores) in
Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Tuesday it has developed a processor that will be used to power servers in its data centres. The development marks the latest foray into semiconductors for the company, mirroring moves from other global cloud computing players while also dovetailing with Chinese government’s priorities to boost the nation’s chip sector.
The 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is being streamed live online, and you can follow the action on both live television as well as OTT platforms, in a number of different ways. Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and how to watch it online. The cricket
Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the metaverse, a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice in Silicon Valley hype around the idea of the metaverse, which would blur the
The Flash season 8 will be golden. At DC FanDome on Saturday, The Flash star Grant Gustin revealed that his Barry Allen will finally be getting his golden boots with the upcoming eighth season of the seemingly never-ending DC superhero series that begins next month on The CW (in the US) and Amazon Prime Video
Peacemaker trailer has shot in. At DC FanDome on Saturday, Peacemaker star John Cena and creator-director James Gunn unveiled a teaser trailer at the upcoming The Suicide Squad spin-off series that follows Cena’s titular goofy, “douchey” character. We had previously gotten a tiny sneak peek at Peacemaker as part of an HBO Max sizzle reel
DC FanDome 2021 — the returning DC global virtual fan event — has a lot to offer. A trailer for director Matt Reeves’ The Batman with Robert Pattinson. First looks at John Cena-led Peacemaker series from The Suicide Squad writer-director James Gunn, the Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam movie that also has Pierce Brosnan, and the
Apple was on a collision course with South Korea on Friday over new requirements that it stop forcing app developers to use its payment systems, with a government official warning of a possible investigation into the iPhone maker’s compliance. The development comes after South Korea amended the Telecommunication Business Act in August to try to
Google Search is undergoing a change that will allow users to continuously scroll results on mobile devices. With the latest update, Google Search on mobile will automatically list out more results when users scroll to the bottom of a results page. The new feature released by the search giant will eliminate the need to click
Elon Musk said in a tweet on Thursday he was in talks with airlines about installing Starlink, a satellite-based broadband service owned by his rocket company SpaceX. Musk, who is known for his Twitter banter, announcements and lively interactions with followers, did not provide any details about the talks in his tweet. It was not
Google Maps is reportedly getting a new homescreen widget that would help Android users start navigation much faster. The update is in line with Google releasing new widgets for its major apps including Google Phone, YouTube Music, Google Keep, Calculator, and Clock with the rollout of a stable version of Android 12. The new Google
Adobe Acrobat has added an extension for Google Chrome which allow users to access PDF-editing tools directly through their browsers. The new extension will allow users to view, convert, compress, and sign PDFs on the browser without switching applications. Once the extension is downloaded and installed on the browser, users can share files with others
Money Heist season 5 “Volume 2” trailer is here. On Wednesday, Netflix unveiled a 25-second teaser trailer for the final five episodes of the hit Spanish series (known as La casa de papel to Spanish-speaking viewers). It doesn’t tell us a lot, but it once again acknowledges the loss The Professor (Álvaro Morte) and Co.
Facebook is rolling out a new feature to enhance users’ audio experience on the platform. The social media giant has unveiled Live Audio Rooms to public figures, creators, and groups globally. The new feature — launched in response to rising interest in Clubhouse — will allow users to host live audio discussions on the platform.
Africa, with its internationally recognised musical talent – and growing mobile phone use – is central to Swedish music streamer Spotify’s plans to extend its reach to a billion customers. As African artists such as Nigeria’s Burna Boy and South Africa’s Black Coffee are streamed across the world, the continent was seen as an obvious
Facebook’s Instagram said on Monday it is testing a feature to notify users of outages or technical issues directly on the photo-sharing app, days after two outages disrupted the social media giant’s services. The test will run in the United States and will go on for a few months, Instagram said in a blog post.
Dream11, one of India’s most popular gaming apps, has suspended operations in the southern Indian state of Karnataka after a complaint was registered against its founders claiming it was in violation of a new state gambling law. Police records on Saturday showed a case has been registered in India’s tech capital Bengaluru, in Karnataka, following
Google has added a new feature that allows users to tune their stringed instruments with ease. The internet giant has added an instrument tuner to its search engine that will let you tune a guitar using the microphone of your device. The new inbuilt tuner works like any other guitar tuning app available on different app
India’s Tata Consultancy Services topped quarterly profit estimates on Friday, boosted by growth in its key banking and financial services segment and a strong demand for digital services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s largest information technology exporter is the first among peers to report earnings for the second quarter, with investors looking at the
Mastercard, the American global payments and technology company, is preparing to phase out the magnetic strip from all its debit and credit cards, dumping the payment method of swiping as it gets obsolete with the emergence of chip-based cards. Though this method has remained in use for decades and by billions of people, the development of
Top science advisers to President Joe Biden are calling for a new “bill of rights” to guard against powerful new artificial intelligence technology. The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday launched a fact-finding mission to look at facial recognition and other biometric tools used to identify people or assess their emotional
Amazon Great Indian Festival 2021 sale is currently underway with hundreds of deals across a wide range of products. The first round of the festive season sale with the HDFC Bank offer is set to end at midnight tonight. Amazon’s month-long Great Indian Festival 2021 sale will continue with other bank offers from Saturday. In
Dune final trailer is here. With two weeks to release, Warner Bros. has unveiled the third and final trailer for Dune, the epic sci-fi movie that features a star-studded ensemble: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem among others. The final Dune trailer does