Internet

India Second on List of Countries Most Affected by Spam Calls in 2018: Truecaller

Brazil surpassed India to become the most spammed country in the world in 2018, according to a report from popular communication app Truecaller on Tuesday. More than six percent of overall calls received by Indian users in 2018 were spam calls. However, the average number of spam calls received in India dropped to 22.3 calls […]

Internet

2019 Elections: Facebook to Check Indian Political Ads in Build-Up to Vote

Indian advertisers wanting to run political ads on Facebook will have to confirm their identity and location to help prevent abuse of the system in the build-up to national elections, the company said on Thursday. Facebook – under increasing scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica scandal – said it would start verifying ads from Thursday and, from next year, […]

Internet

India Ranked 12 Globally for Web-Borne Threats: Kaspersky Lab

Globally, India ranks 12th when it comes to the dangers associated with surfing the web, according to a new report from Russia-based global cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab. About a third of Internet users in the country were attacked by web-borne threats between the July-September period of this year, the report said. “It is known that money […]

Gadgets

India to Raise Import Tariffs on Electronic and Communication Items

India said on Thursday it will raise import tariffs on several electronic items and communication devices, in another move to rein in imports and bolster a falling rupee. The tariff hike, the second such move by India in a two week span, was announced late on Thursday by New Delhi as it attempts to raise […]

Internet

India Leapfrogs US, Japan in Automation, AI Adoption: Study

Automation arrived long back in India and the country is now driving Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technologies globally – even ahead of the US and Japan – a new study said on Tuesday. According to Augmented Human Enterprise – an academic study conducted by Goldsmiths (University of London) and enterprise software provider […]

Education

Maharashtra: Higher government spending = Better education?

In his speech at the state assembly this budget session, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde started off by quoting the poet Galib, “Umra bhar Galib yahi bhool karta raha, dhool chehre pe thi, aur aina saaf karta raha.” The minister was referring to the focus of his education policy. Since Maharashtra has a ‘no detention policy’ […]

News Updates

Letv’s Le Max, Le 1s India Launch Set for January 20

Chinese firm Letv has started sending media invites for an event on January 20 where the company is expected to launch its first phones in India. The company is likely to launch the Le Max alongside the Le 1s smartphone. The official invite for the launch event doesn’t say much about the upcoming devices. Letv […]

Mobile Updates

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 India Launch Confirmed

Xiaomi India had promised “something wonderful” for Thursday, and the company has announced India launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 via social channels. The company in a tweet said, “RT the awesome news that a new #RedmiNote3 is coming.” Unfortunately, the Chinese company as of now has not revealed any launch date for the […]

Mobile Updates

Moto G (Gen 3), Moto G Turbo Edition Price Slashed in India

Motorola has announced price cuts for the Moto G (Gen 3) and Moto G Turbo Edition in India. The Motorola Moto G (Gen 3) (seen above) will now be available at Rs. 9,999 for the 8GB inbuilt storage model (previously available at Rs. 11,999) while the 16GB model will now cost Rs. 10,999 (down from […]

Gadgets

Xiaomi MiPad Tablet Price Slashed in India

Xiaomi India on Friday announced that the MiPad tablet will now be available at Rs. 10,999, down Rs. 2,000 from the launch price. The Chinese company announced the news in a tweet and confirmed that the tablet will be available at the new prices from the company’s store and Flipkart. Notably, this is the first […]