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WhatsApp groups allow students to express themselves better: Study

By : Riddhi Sharma

In this digital era blackboards have been replaced by projector screens and now classrooms might be replaced by WhatsApp groups. A recent study entails that WhatsApp actually provides a more intimate forum than school for youths to communicate and openly

Google leading race for acquiring AI followed by Apple, Intel & Facebook

By : Riddhi Sharma

If you are a tech aficionado you would know that Artificial Intelligence, or AI as we know it, is a buzz word in the industry. Every other day we hear of one or the other AI startup acquisition by tech

Qualcomm agrees to pay BlackBerry $940mn to settle royalties dispute

By : CIOL Writers

Canadian software maker, BlackBerry has announced that it has reached an agreement with chip-maker, Qualcomm resolving all royalties disputes. After the interim arbitration decision announced on April 12, the panel has now issued a final award providing for a payment of US$940 million by Qualcomm

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will now take commands from Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant

By : CIOL Writers

Remote-control or app-control lightning will soon be a thing of past as Ikea’s new smart light bulbs will now take voice commands from the likes of Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. Powered by Digital Assistants Announcing the new line of

A third of all completed IoT projects are not considered success: Cisco survey

By : CIOL Writers

While IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 2025, a new study by Cisco reveals that 60 percent of IoT initiatives

French researchers claim to have found a way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like, we may have finally got a way-around WannaCry without shelling out any bitcoins. A group of French researchers have claimed to have found a ‘last-chance way’ for technicians to unlock their Windows files encrypted by WannaCry without paying any

Bitcoin: Digital currency or criminal currency?

By : CIOL Writers

WannaCry cyber attack that engulfed more than 100 countries over the weekend indeed left many people crying. The ransomware apparently based on stolen US National Security Agency’s surveillance tools affected tens of thousands of machines worldwide, that included Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, operations at the

Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

By : CIOL Writers

Adding more ammunition to the grand AI alliance, Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to share best practices and communicating openly

48,000 attempts of WannaCry ransomware attack detected in India: Quick Heal

By : CIOL Writers

Many organisations and networks in over 150 countries were crippled by the recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak. According to IT Security solutions provider, Quick Heal, it detected over 48,000 MS-17- 010 Shadow Broker exploit hits responsible for ‘WannaCry ransomware’ outbreak in

Who will rescue Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 from online pirates?

By : CIOL Writers

While the world is reeling under a massive ransomware attack affecting over 100 countries, another hacking plot seems to be underway in the Hollywood. No, it isn’t some Steven Speilberg movie based on cyber-attack, rather a cyber-attack on a movie

How about technology that uses polluted air to generate power?

By : CIOL Writers

Increasing pollution levels is no longer a mystery. Humans are abusing the fossil fuel reserves, a non-renewable resource which is raising serious environmental concerns. Ultimately, we need to do two things to protect the environment, reduce harmful gases and produce

Apple rumoured to launch redesigned iPad Pro & Siri Speaker at the WWDC

By : CIOL Writers

Though WWDC is primarily a software conference, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, who is known as the “best Apple analyst on the planet” is expecting the Cupertino giant to introduce two new hardware products in the upcoming event. If the reports are

MeitY reaches out to RBI, NPCI & UIDAI against ‘Wanna Cry’ ransomware

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of global ransomware attack that has affected over 100 countries, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has reached out to key stakeholders like RBI, National Payments Corporation of India, NIC and UIDAI (Aadhaar) to advise them

Global ransomware attack based on stolen NSA tools cripples computer networks worldwide

By : CIOL Writers

A global cyber attack apparently based on stolen US National Security Agency’s surveillance tools engulfed over 100 countries on Friday affecting tens of thousands of machines worldwide, that included Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, operations at the Russian Interior Ministry, and Britain’s National Health Services (NHS),

Its Man vs Robots: Stop ’em if you can!

By : CIOL Writers

We may sit and discuss and debate about the nuances of new H-1B visa rules, but looks like, it’s not the Indians nor any other country’s nationals that the Americans need to fear for taking away their jobs. It’s their (well,

Elon Musk is waiting for Godot! Are you?

By : CIOL Writers

No, we did not miss the word ‘watching’ in our headline and neither has Space X’ boss suddenly become a theatre enthusiast. When Space X unveiled its first ‘boring’ machine (pun absolutely unintended), Musk thought that he needed to name

Playing Pokemon Go in a church may land you in “Jail”

By : CIOL Writers

We wish this was a faking news, but this is a brutal twist of fate that a 22-year-old committed the deadly sin of giving in to his ‘desires’ within the sacred walls of Church and could now serve a ‘jail-term’

Microsoft’s Emma Watch is likely to help people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

By : CIOL Writers

Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder, many companies are launching initiatives to help the people diagnosed with it live better lives. Joining the list of many, Microsoft has unveiled the Emma Watch, a wrist-wearable created

The acceptance of the inevitability of getting hacked is on the rise among apps users

BANGALORE, INDIA: A recent survey commissioned by A10 Networks reveals that despite half of all global respondents consider apps to be as or almost as important as breathing, eating and drinking to them- a significant amount of the world’s population still are

Machine over man: AI could turn some skilled practices into utilities soon

MUMBAI, INDIA: Gartner predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT. There are also high chances of many tasks performed by professionals today becoming low-cost utilities, thanks to