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Google not to offer controversial face recognition technology (14:24) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) At a time when pressure is mounting on tech companies to utilise facial recognition technology with care to avoid its misuse, Google has said it will not offer the controversial technology for now.

Musk hints at Boring Company's first tunnel launch in US (14:24) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday tweeted a photograph with "The Boring Company" and "December 18" on it, indicating that his infrastructure and tunnel construction firm is set to launch its first tunnel under Los Angeles in the US.

Hyperloop start-up Arrivo to shut down: Report (12:46)
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) A start-up named Arrivo formed by ex-Hyperloop One executives is winding up operations after laying off all employees in November as it sought new funding, The Verge has reported.

Nokia 7.1: HMD Global nearly perfects this one (Tech Review) (11:48)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhury IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) HMD Global, the Finnish company that manufactures and markets the iconic Nokia-branded phones, has launched devices in India at a steady pace this year.

Irish watchdog opens inquiry into latest Facebook privacy breach (Lead) (10:32)
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has announced a fresh investigation into Facebook, a day after the social networking giant admitted another security breach where nearly 6.8 million users risked their private photos being exposed to third-party apps.

Apple to update iPhones in China to avoid ban (10:12) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Apple has decided to update iPhones in China to avoid a ban after a court ruling banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple.

Pre-order Microsoft Surface Go now on Flipkart in India (10:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With an aim to take on the Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Microsoft on Saturday brought its smallest and affordable Surface Go device to India, starting at a price of Rs 38,599.

6.8 million users possibly affected by latest photo bug: Facebook (07:58) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) US top social media network Facebook admitted that about 6.8 million users may risk their private photos being exposed to third-party apps.

'Revamped legal framework needed to take on children's online exploitation' (23:32)
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Expressing concern over rising online sexual exploitation of children in India, a panel of experts said here on Friday that to tackle the challenges, a revamped legal framework needs to be created for cyber crime investigation.

National Electronics Policy 2018 to be in Cabinet soon: Prasad (21:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said the new draft National Policy on Electronics would soon be finalised and taken up in the Cabinet.

India Post launches e-commerce portal (19:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday launched the e-commerce portal of the Department of Posts providing an online market place to rural artisans and public sector units to sell their products.

ZenFone series here to stay, to expand gaming phone market too: ASUS (18:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Rubbishing reports of shifting its focus on premium gaming phones and power users, Taiwanese tech major ASUS on Friday said it would continue to develop its ZenFone series of smartphones.

India's software market to grow 14% in 2018: IDC (16:48)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Riding on Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives, India's software market is expected to register an year-on-year (YoY) growth of 14.1 per cent by the end of 2018, a new report by International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Friday.

India to create innovative AI models for the world in 2019: IBM executive (Lead) (15:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India is at the forefront of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) surge and next year will see more local innovations from the country with broader adoptions across various sectors globally, a top IBM executive said on Friday.

YouTube removes 7.8 mn violative videos in July-Sept (15:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Video-sharing giant YouTube has removed as many as 7.8 million videos between July and September, in its attempt to address violative content on the video platform.

Google's new AI model to help detect diabetic retinopathy (15:30) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Google has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that can detect diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human retinal specialists, the technology giant said.

India to create innovative AI models for the world in 2019: IBM (14:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) surge and the next year will see more local innovations from the country with broader adoptions across various sectors globally, a top IBM executive said on Friday.

India's first private UAV factory comes up in Hyderabad (14:24)
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) India' first private sector unit for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) opened at Adani Aerospace Park here on Friday.

Tech allowed me new ways of thinking: Top Malaysian artist (13:08) IANS Photo Service
Hong Kong, Dec 14 (IANS) Leading Malaysian architect-turned-artist Red Hong Yi, who paints with unconventional everyday objects and not the regular paintbrush, believes that without technology, she wouldn't be able to produce and experiment fast enough as technology allowed her "new ways of thinking".

Apple Music's 'Connect' feature being removed (13:08)
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Apple has informed artists that they can no longer post content to the Connect section of Apple Music -- its a music and video streaming service.

Account removal, information requests up from India: Twitter (12:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Indian government made information requests for 355 Twitter accounts in the January-June 2018 period while law enforcement agencies in the country asked the micro-blogging platform to remove 237 accounts for violating the law of the land.

More power for parents to control kids' time on Chromebooks (10:50)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Google has introduced extra controls into its Chromebook laptops where parents will now have the ability to set screen time limits and bedtime hours, remotely lock devices and monitor app usage.

400 mn using Facebook Watch, now available on desktop (10:38)
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Over 400 million people are using video-on-demand service Facebook Watch monthly and 75 million people daily who spend at least one minute on Watch, the social networking platform has announced.

Facebook dismisses report of journalists' frustration with fact-checking (10:20) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Facebook has dismissed a media report that claimed journalists working as factcheckers for the social media giant are frustrated and are ending partnerships as the company failed to use their expertise to combat misinformation.

Hi-tech world to be on display at Gujarat science expo (23:12)
Gandhinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Giving a glimpse of advanced technologies, which were once considered science fiction stuff, an exhibition on futuristic technologies will be displayed at the Science City, prior to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS) 2019. The city will also have a four-month-long exhibition on space produced by American Museum of Natural History.

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