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WhatsApp bug lets anyone infiltrate your group chat

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Security researchers have revealed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that it possible to infiltrate private group chats without admin permission. According to a report in Wired, the researchers say that anyone who controls WhatsApp’s servers can add people into private group chats, without getting

Apple transferring Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm

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Apple is transferring over operations of iCloud data services for residents of mainland China to local firm Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD). The change was announced last year so that Apple can comply with local laws. GCBD is based in Guizhou Province and supervised by a

Google and Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset

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At the CES’ 18, Google and Lenovo announced the Mirage Solo, a new VR headset that does not require any smartphone to operate. Lenovo hopes to ship the headset by the second quarter of this year. The Mirage Solo, a

Facebook to launch its Echo Show rival, Portal by the year end: Report

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Facebook is planning to launch its home video chat device named Portal later this year. The news first reported by online news network Cheddar states that the new device will be in direct competition with Amazon’s Echo Show. According to

Lenovo debuts ARM-powered 2-in-1 detachable laptop, Miix 630

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Lenovo has announced an ARM-powered 2-in-1 detachable tablet/ laptop hybrid named Lenovo Miix 630 at the CES’18. The laptop is the first Snapdragon-powered Windows laptop, as part of Always Connected initiative from Microsoft. The Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 comes with

Toyota to integrate Alexa in its cars starting this year

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Toyota has announced that it will introduce Amazon Alexa, its cloud-based intelligent voice assistant in select Toyota cars, starting this year. The company said that it will be deploying Alexa beginning with Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform 2.0 vehicle

Ola signs MoU with ICICI Bank to provide microcredit to users

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Cab aggregator Ola has signed a MoU with ICICI Bank to bring forth a range of integrated offers for their customers and driver partners. “This alliance will provide increased convenience to customers on both the platforms as well as hundreds of thousands

Fox partners Twitter and Snapchat to provide coverage of FIFA World Cup

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Twenty First Century Fox’s Fox Sports is teaming up with Twitter and Snapchat to provide exclusive highlights from the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia. Twitter will not only feature every goal scored from all 64 games just moments after they happen,

Paytm sets up an investment arm, Paytm Money

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Paytm, run by One97 Communications is starting a new investment advisory company- Paytm Money that will offer investment and wealth management products and will invest close to $10 million upfront in the new entity. Paytm Money will be the fourth consumer brand

Oculus and Xiaomi partner to launch VR headsets

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Facebook-owned Oculus announced a partnership with Xiaomi to build the Oculus Go standalone VR headset. In addition to the Oculus Go headset, Xiaomi will also be developing a second VR headset called Mi VR Standalone, which will be exclusively available

Baidu launches smart speakers with its own Duer personal assistant

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Baidu unveiled three new smart speakers at CES’18, all with very different core functions: there’s a lamp, a ceiling-mounted projector, and a screen that’s a lot like an Echo Show. Interestingly, none of the device is powered by Alexa or Google-Assistant. The

Vivo unveils world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone

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At the CES’18, Vivo showcased world’s first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The company described the latest technology as one which offers consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction. Alex Feng, Senior Vice President,

Intel at CES’18: Everything you need to know

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At the CES 2018, Intel announced a slew of new, innovative technologies. In the autonomous space, Intel unveiled its first autonomous vehicle in its 100-car test fleet; disclosed that BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen are moving their Mobileye-based mapping design wins to

Lenovo debuts a Google Assistant-powered Echo Show rival at CES’18

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Google Assistant is present on every device nowadays. After bringing the virtual assistant on mobile phones, TV’s, smartwatches and even inside cars, the company is now bringing Google Assistant to even more devices. At CES’18 Lenovo unveiled it’s latest device-

Airtel revamps Rs 448, Rs 509 plans to counter RJio’s latest offer

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The data wars in the Indian telecom space are getting intense by the day. After Reliance Jio revealed its latest Happy New year Offer, 2018, arch-rival Airtel has come up with two new revised plans. To compete with Jio’s latest

Facebook to shut down its personal assistant ‘M’

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It’s time up for Facebook’s personal assistant ‘M‘ as users received messages yesterday that Facebook is shutting down the service on January 19th. The company confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge. Facebook first unveiled M in 2015 as part of its Messenger app.

Volkswagen and Hyundai partner with Aurora to develop self driving tech

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Three ex-employees from Google, Tesla, and Uber, who came together to form a startup Aurora Innovation, have now teamed up with Volkswagen and Hyundai to develop self-driving car technology. Aurora Innovation is the brainchild of Chris Urmson, who was the former

Amazon to bring Alexa to smart watches, headphones and more

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Amazon is planning to bring Alexa to more devices other than FireTV and smart speakers. The company announced a new set of developer tools including one called the “Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit,” that would allow Alexa to work with Bluetooth

GoPro lays off nearly 300 employees from its drone division: Report

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GoPro has decided to lay off 200-300 employees, mainly from its Karma drone division, according to a report from TechCrunch. The company has sent out a letter to these employees in which the company stated that they are restructuring “to better

Uber to relaunch auto service in India to take on Ola

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Uber is re-launching its ‘AUTO’ service in India, almost two years after shutting down the offering in March 2016, starting with Bangalore and Pune. Uber’s arch-rival Ola already offers auto service through its app which is currently operational across 73 cities