Posts From CIOL Writers

Lyft raises $1B led by Alphabet’s CapitalG

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Uber’s rival Lyft has raised $1 billion led by CapitalG, Google’s investment fund. The latest funding round values the ride-hailing company at $11 billion, the company announced. As part of the deal, CapitalG Partner David Lawee will be joining Lyft’s board. The

YouTube using AI to spot extremist videos even before they are flagged

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Google-owned YouTube has revealed that it flags more than 80 percent of the extremist videos uploaded on the website. The violent videos were flagged by its new spam-fighting artificial intelligence tools. The Google-owned company began applying machine learning algorithms to its videos

Reliance Jio revamps its data plans

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Reliance Jio, the newest entrant in the telecom sector has increased the prices of its data packs from Thursday. From now onwards, Jio customers will have to pay 15 percent more for its popular 84-day plan. The plan which now

Samsung’s SmartThings Cloud brings all IoT devices together

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Samsung is combining all Internet of Things devices by uniting them under one roof called SmartThings Cloud. the platform unites existing Samsung IoT services like SmartThings, Samsung Connect, ARTIK, and Harman Ignite. Samsung says that SmartThings Cloud will provide “a single, powerful cloud-based hub,”

HMD Global announces Nokia 7 with bothie camera starting at CNY 2,499

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If you saw the newspaper today, you must have noticed the front page advertisements from Nokia. Selfie is passe, welcome ‘bothie’ camera. So, now you can capture rear and front view in the same image. HMD Global has announced a

Anyone can track your location using $1000 worth of mobile ads: Report

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How would you feel if you got to know that someone is constantly tracking your location by showing mobile ads? Wierd right. A new report has emerged that says anybody can track anyone’s location using $1000 worth of mobile ads. The

Samsung launches new 360 Round Camera having 17 lenses

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Samsung has launched a new camera called 360 Round priced at $10,500. The new camera has been designed to provide VR specialists with a durable and manageable solution for capturing, viewing and editing VR content. The camera is equipped with

ZTE launches dual screen foldable smartphone named Axon M

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Chinese mobile devices provider ZTE has launched a dual screen foldable smartphone in the US. The device called Axon M features two 5.2- inch screens that can be folded to the size of a traditional smartphone. For specifications, the ZTE

Intel unveils new AI-focused Nervana chipsets in collaboration with Facebook

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Intel has unveiled a new set of AI focussed chipset called ‘Nervana Neural Network Processor’. The AI-based chipsets which are expected to ship by the end of 2017 are designed in collaboration with Facebook. The chipsets were earlier codenamed ‘Lake

Google Calendar on the web gets new look and features

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Google has announced a modern and responsive new design for Google Calendar. Google Calendar on the web now offers a fresh color scheme and a responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size. “Starting today, a fresh look and new features

WhatsApp introduces live location sharing feature

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WhatsApp already lets its users share their location with the friends. Updating the feature the company is now introducing live location sharing. This means that all the WhatsApp users can now know their friend’s location and also keep a tab on them

Google announces ‘Advanced Protection’ for vulnerable accounts

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Google has announced a free program aimed at users that are at high risk for attacks- like the journalist, business leaders, and political campaign teams. The program called Advanced Protection focuses on defending against phishing, accidental sharing, and fraudulent access

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is finally here

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is finally available to more than 500 million devices running on Windows 10 globally. The 4th major update for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is filled with new features that empower the users to unleash their

Facebook’s Building 8 head, Regina Dugan steps down

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Facebook’s Regina Dugan, who led the company’s secretive Building 8 hardware lab, is leaving the company after just 18 months in the role. “Today I am announcing that early next year, I will be leaving Facebook to focus on building

KRACK WiFi vulnerability: Here’s how to protect yourself

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Ever since security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol, tech companies have been on their toes to fix the issue at hand. The new exploit, as first reported by Ars Technica, is called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities

Now BSNL and Micromax launch a Rs 2,200 JioPhone rival

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Reliance Jio’s ‘free’ 4G mobile phone has given a new lease of life to feature phones in this age of smartphones with more and more companies launching new 4G VoLTE feature phone to tap into the growing market. The latest one

BankBazaar raises $30M in series D funding led by Experian

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Financial products marketplace BankBazaar has raised $30 million in a funding round led by  London-headquartered credit rating agency and information management company Experian. The latest round brings BankBazaar’s total funding to $110 million. BankBazaar’s other investors include Amazon that led its $60 million Series C

Microsoft breaches data protection laws in Netherlands

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Microsoft has already drawn criticism regarding data collection of Windows 10, is still overly aggressive. However, now it is facing a direct legal challenge from the Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority(DPA). The DPA suggests that Microsoft is breaching the Dutch data protection laws,

Google launches new security features for Chrome

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Since October is celebrated as CyberSecurity Awareness Month, Google is celebrating the Awareness Month by announcing two new security protections. The company has announced an upgrade to its Security Checkup and a new phishing protection for Chrome. Security Checkup presents

Court orders Apple to pay $439mn to VirnetX for patent case loss

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Apple has been slapped with a $439 million fine after infringing four patented technologies of VirnetX which are used in FaceTime and other iOS apps. The US District Court has announced the final ruling which was going on since 2012.