Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk’s SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel. SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off flawlessly in
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday released its latest recommendations for developing a ‘Unified Numbering Plan’ to ensure adequate numbering resources for fixed line (aka landline) and mobile services in the country. This will lead to the current phone numbers changing — existing mobile numbers will require a “0” in front of
OnePlus 8 Pro users in global markets have received a new OxygenOS update that has “inadvertently” disabled the Color Filter camera that was recently found to have “see-through” capabilities for some materials. The new software version, which appears as OxygenOS 10.5.9, comes days after the company disabled the Color Filter camera through an update specifically
LG OLED CX TV 48-inch model is official and joins the existing 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch models in the company’s 2020 CX series. With the addition of a 48-inch model, LG wants to offer a mid-size TV set for customers who prefer it. This LG OLED CX TV 48-inch model will go on sale in
Mitron app, which was launched as an alternative to TikTok and has gained notable popularity in a short time, allegedly has a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to compromise user accounts and send messages on behalf of a specific user. The flaw doesn’t allow any bad actor to steal personal information such as the
SpaceX’s historic first crewed mission was set to blast off for the International Space Station as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions at the Florida launch site. “We are moving forward with launch today,” NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet. “Weather challenges remain with a 50 percent chance
Acer has expanded its gaming portfolio in India and is introducing a new value-series gaming line with the Aspire 7. The new series boasts of full-HD display with 81.61 percent screen-to-body ratio and an average weight of around 2.15kg. The Acer Aspire 7 series will feature either Intel or AMD CPUs and will have Nvidia’s
One97 Communications Ltd, which runs the online payment platform Paytm, has moved the Delhi High Court alleging that telecom service providers are not blocking fraudsters who are defrauding its customers by “phishing” activities over the various mobile networks. Paytm has claimed that millions of its customers have been defrauded by the phishing activities over the
WeTransfer, a popular file transfer service that is used by a large number of Internet users across the globe, has “partially” been blocked in India. Various users report that the service is unavailable on their networks. The Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company has also confirmed the blockage while responding to user comments on its social media sites.
Panasonic India has launched the Lumix G9 in India, finally, after announcing it globally in 2017. Saying Panasonic India has been late to the party would be a huge understatement. It’s a little weird to launch a camera this late in its lifecycle but thankfully, the Lumix G9 has aged pretty well and a lot
It’s now possible to schedule tweets without using a third-party app. While you have previously had to use TweetDeck to schedule tweets to post at a later date, you can now do so using Twitter.com. You can also now save drafts you’re not yet ready to send. Twitter began testing the feature in November 2019,
Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.5 that brings a battery health management feature to MacBooks, similar to the Battery Health feature available on iPhone models. The feature aims to maximise battery lifespan for MacBook users. The latest macOS update also includes the option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls. Apple initially brought this
Alphabet’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States. “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate,” Google said in
Realme entered the Indian market in May 2018 as a relative unknown, then marketed as a sub-brand of its much more established parent Oppo. In two short years, the company has separated its brand identity from Oppo and established itself as a key player in the Indian smartphone market thanks to good products and competitive
Twitter’s moves to label or hide comments from US President Donald Trump have escalated a feud between the social network and the White House, but there could be more to come. The messaging platform has a range of “enforcement” options for dealing with content in violation of its policies, each of which carries its own
The Mac Pro is the highest-end computer that Apple sells. It’s an extremely powerful machine with an eye-watering price tag to match. But what is the Mac Pro actually used for, and who needs a Mac Pro? Let’s look at what the machine offers and find out why Apple makes such a powerful desktop computer.
Smartphone users have a new way to keep their distance — a tool that lets them know when people are getting closer than pandemic guidelines recommend. The Google-developed Sodar tool available this week taps into Android smartphone cameras to put users in the centre of a white circle with a radius of about two meters,
Windows 10 May 2020 update has been released by Microsoft as the latest bi-annual software update for Windows PCs with new features and enhancements. The new update, which is also known as the 20H1 update and version 2004, brings an upgraded Notepad and includes various memory improvements for Microsoft Edge. There are also updates to
In this instalment of our ongoing series around making the most of your at-home video setup, we’re going to focus on one of the most important, but least well understood or implemented parts of the equation: Lighting. While it isn’t actually something that requires a lot of training, expertise or even equipment to get right,
Over 50 lakh people have downloaded an Indian TikTok clone called Mitron and the app is still being downloaded because TikTok is going through a bit of a crisis right now. Mitron’s unique selling points appear to be its branding and the fact that it is Indian. While it’s great that an Indian app is
The latest embedded software technology moves hardware into an almost magical realm Adam Benzion 7 hours Adam Benzion Contributor A serial entrepreneur, writer, and tech investor, Adam Benzion is the co-founder of Hackster.io, the world’s largest community for hardware developers. Aluminum and iconography are no longer enough for a product to get noticed in the
If you’re trying to cut Facebook out of your life, Messenger is one of the apps you need to replace. Its chats are not end-to-end encrypted by default, meaning that Facebook could access your chats if it wanted to. And because Facebook thrives on collecting as much data as possible, you’re probably not comfortable with
Apple has started allowing customers in India to configure iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and other Mac computers based on their requirements. The new service, which is currently live through certain Apple Authorised Resellers in the country, already existed in markets including Canada and the US for quite some time. It lets customers pick their
Google Maps have received a new update that makes it easier for users to share their location using Plus Codes. The new change is rolling out to Google Maps for Android through the latest version. Notably, Google Maps has the option to show Plus Codes since August 2015. The new change, however, is aimed to
The wearables market saw a steady growth in the first quarter of 2020, with a 29.7 percent year-over-year increase, according to the latest research by International Data Corporation (IDC). The hearables segment, in particular, seemed to have not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it grew 68.3 percent in the first quarter of 2020.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is getting a new VR experience. Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division ILMxLAB is developing Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, an action-adventure virtual reality experience that ties into the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park attraction at the Disneyland Resort, California, and Walt Disney World Resort, Florida in the US.
Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) laptop has been officially unveiled by the South Korean tech giant on Friday. The laptop is offered in two colour options and it will be available in the UK in June. The new Samsung laptop is lightweight and features an ultra-slim design. It comes with a 13.3-inch display and is
The USB audio interface is a fairly standardized device – for those who might not know, that’s the hardware you use to take a microphone or instrument that uses an XLR or 1/4″ output and get that into your computer via a USB connection for recording or streaming. There are a lot of choices in
TikTok is without a doubt one of the most popular social media platforms that lets you create and share short videos with the world. Sometimes some viral accounts can get really annoying and for that TikTok allows you to block those accounts. That brings us to the question — what happens if a user whom
Ever since old-fashioned CRT televisions made way for flat-screen panels, the type of screen has been almost as important as the brand of TV itself. The earliest flat-screen TVs had plasma or CCFL-backlit LCD panels, but both of these technologies are no longer in use commercially. Instead, today we have three popular types of screens