Author Archive: IANS

Tesla delivers first Model 3 electric cars to buyers

American luxury electric carmaker Tesla has handed over the keys to the first 30 Model 3 buyers at the automaker’s manufacturing plant in Fremont, California, the media reported. The jubilant event on Friday night marked the culmination of a long journey to deliver an affordable electric car, reports CNN. Tesla’s first three vehicles — the Roadster, Model […]

Google blocks ‘Lipizzan’ Android spyware

A new batch of spyware named ‘Lipizzan’ that could capture users’ text messages, voice calls, location data, and photos, has been discovered and blocked by Google. The company, in a blog post, said it discovered a new family of Android spyware while investigating another spyware named ‘Chrysaor’. Lipizzan’s code contains references to a cyber arms […]

Blue-light blocking glasses may help you sleep better

Do you snuggle up with your smartphone or watch TV from the comfort of your bed? Blue-light emitting from digital devices may affect your sleep and cause sleep dysfunction, researchers have found. The largest source of blue light is sunlight, but it’s also found in most LED-based devices. Blue light boosts alertness and regulates our […]

Ditching WhatsApp encryption will help terrorists: Facebook COO

Responding to a call that Facebook should do away with the encryption that prevents police from accessing WhatsApp data, the company’s top executive has said such a move would make it difficult to track terrorists if the government gets such access. The call for ditching the WhatsApp encryption emerged after five people were killed in […]

Smartphone-based device to transmit ECG in US

A US-based company has created a medical device that can monitor heart rhythm of cardiovascular patients and transmit electrocardiogram (ECG) to doctors through their smartphone. The wireless “Kardia Mobile” device, manufactured by US-based company AliveCor, links to patient’s smartphones through an app available for Apple and Android devices which immediately transmits “one-lead” or “30-second” ECGs […]

In costly Silicon Valley, Facebook employee lives in car

Unable to afford an apartment in Silicon Valley, a contractor working for Facebook is being forced to live out of her car. According to a report in Daily Mail, Parsha, who has earned a sobriquet ‘Pinky’ for her pink hair, pink car and pink dog, is already burdened with student loans and medical bills. “I […]

Facebook shuts AI system after bots create own language

Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that artificial intelligence (AI) was the biggest risk, Facebook has shut down one of its AI systems after chatbots started speaking in their own language defying the codes provided. According to a report in Tech Times on Sunday, the social media giant had to pull the plug on […]

Twitter is testing $99 subscription plan to promote tweets

If you want your tweets to appear in the timelines of strangers, Twitter is offering testing a plan to automatically promote your tweets, for which you will have to pay $99 month. However, this subscription plan is not offered to all users, but only those invited can avail this option. In a blog post on […]

India to be world’s biggest milk producer by 2026

India is projected to become the world’s biggest milk producer over the next decade, having tripled its output during the first quarter of this century, a report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD) has revealed. India’s milk output, which was 160.38 million tonnes in 2016, is expected […]