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With ‘Libra,’ Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency

Facebook is leaping into the world of cryptocurrency with its own digital money, designed to let people save, send or spend money as easily as firing off text messages. “Libra” — described as “a new global currency” — was unveiled…

Comcast users can now change channels with eye movements

Changing channels on Comcast X1 will be truly hands-free as the company is adding eye control to its cable platform. As The Verge notes, the feature can be used to change channels, pull up the X1 programming guide, set DVR…

American Airlines equips its entire fleet with satellite-based Wi-Fi

The world’s largest airline by fleet size, American Airlines has finished equipping its entire fleet with satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to enable passengers to stay connected on-the-go. As TechCrunch reports, the airline has finished rolling out the Wi-Fi to its mainline…

Robocon competition held in New Delhi

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union-backed Robocon, a competition where students compete in the field of robotics, was held here Sunday. While LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, won the ABU-Robocon 2019 national contest, the first runner up was Nirma University, Ahmedabad, and…

Google CEO Pichai cautions against regulating tech giants just ‘for the sake of it’

Google’s Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai has said that it is “perfectly fine” for big companies to be scrutinised but cautioned against doing it just “for the sake regulating” them amid reports that the US is initiating an anti-trust violations probe against the internet giant. Pichai made the comments…

Mark Zuckerberg did not ignore personal data issues: Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company’s management of users’ personal data, the social media giant said Wednesday as it addressed an issue that has been under federal investigation for the…

Chandrayaan-2 mission launch on July 15: ISRO

India’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, would be launched on July 15, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan announced on Wednesday. The landing on the moon near the South Pole, an uncharted territory so far, would be…

Google Maps may soon alert you if your taxi driver goes off-route

Tech giant Google is experimenting with a new “Off-route” safety feature for Maps, exclusively in India for now, that will alert users if their car or taxi deviates from its route by more than 500 meters, according to a media…

‘Marvel’s Avengers’ video game teaser released

Marvel Games has finally teased its upcoming action-adventure video game ‘Marvel’s Avengers’. It comes with a cinematic storyline combined with single-player and co-operative gameplay. The video game, according to Entertainment Weekly, comes with a narrative that revolves around the Civil…

JLR and BMW to jointly develop next-gen electric vehicles

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover on Wednesday said it has joined hands with BMW to develop next generation electric drive systems. The collaboration seeks to advance development of electrification technology to support transition autonomous, connected, electric, shared (ACES) future, Jaguar…

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