IITs to increase student intake by almost 40%, relax hostel norms

    The Indian Institutes of Technology Council, headed by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, has decided to increase the number of seats at the varsities by almost 40% with an aim to enroll one lakh students by 2020, reported PTI. A government official said the plan is to increase the number of seats by 10,000 […]

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    Telegram Responds to Report of Massive Hack

    HIGHLIGHTS Telegram says only publicly available information was accessed Company admits 15 million account numbers were confirmed to be from Iran Telegram disregards reports of account access by SMS interception Messaging app Telegram has on Tuesday responded to media reports that claimed a hacker attack that originated in Iran was not a “massive” one and […]

    Firefox 48 Brings Multi-Process Feature to Reduce Lag and Crashes

    HIGHLIGHTS Multi-process is not yet enabled for all users The update will prevent browser crashing to a large extent Android users also get an improved video playback feature Mozilla on Tuesday began rolling Firefox 48 for its desktop and Android users. The update is significant on desktop because it introduces a new multi-process Firefox feature […]

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    Pokemon Go Creator Wants More Tie Ups Like McDonald’s Japan

    The creator of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go is exploring more sponsorships by companies that want to attract character-hunting players to their businesses, the chief executive of developer Niantic Labs said on Tuesday. Niantic is talking with several companies interested in partnerships similar to the deal that turned nearly 3,000 McDonald’s restaurants in Japan into […]

    Snapdeal Opens 6 Logistics Hubs to Boost Delivery Operations

    E-commerce major Snapdeal has set up six mega logistics hubs across Delhi-NCR and other cities to strengthen its warehousing and delivery operations ahead of the festive season. The new centres, 3 in Delhi-NCR and one each in Lucknow, Hyderabad and Kolkata, will allow Snapdeal to deliver products faster as it competes head-on against rivals likeFlipkart […]

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    Rio 2016 Olympics: Google to Showcase Events, Results, and More in Search

    Google on Tuesday unveiled a set of enhanced features to bring alive the Olympic mood among Indian fans which will help them to know more about their favourite athletes and sports disciplines. On Google, when you search for “Olympics” or a similar query, an in-depth search result will be displayed at the top of the […]

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    Apple Unveils 100 New ‘Gender Diverse’ Emojis to Come With iOS 10

    HIGHLIGHTS The new emojis include a rainbow flag and a water gun These new emojis will be introduced with iOS 10 The new set includes more options to represent women The latest version of Apple’s mobile and tablet operating system – iOS 10 – is arriving this fall alongside the new iPhone 7, and it’s […]

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    Apple TV Remote App Launched With Keyboard and Siri Voice Command Features

    Apple TV Remote App Launched With Keyboard and Siri Voice Command Features HIGHLIGHTS TV Remote app makes typing text much easier than before ‘Game Mode’ brings in simplified controls for gaming on screen App allows you to navigate through Apple TV via touch gestures After teasing the TV Remote app at WWDC, Apple finally released […]

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    Niantic Explains Pokemon Go Update and Delay in India Release Date

    HIGHLIGHTS Niantic responds over its latest update to Pokemon Go It removed the step counter feature as it did not work Limited access to third-party services is why India doesn’t have it yet Pokemon Go was updated over the weekend and in doing progress for a few users has been reset. To further fuel fan […]

    China Regulator Says Didi, Uber Deal Will Need Mofcom Approval

    A merger between Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing and the China unit of US rival Uber could face its first hiccup after China’s commerce ministry (Mofcom) said on Tuesday it had not received a necessary application to allow the deal to go ahead. Didi’s acquisition of Uber’s China operations, announced on Monday, will create a […]