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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

24pc of banks worldwide struggle with user-verification for online customers: Kaspersky

By : CIOL Writers

One in four banks worldwide struggle with the identification of their customers while delivering digital and online banking services, according to the latest Financial Institutions Security Risks survey. As more than half of banks (59 percent) anticipate growing financial losses due to

Can you imagine a ‘phone cover’ that makes you coffee?

By : Riddhi Sharma

It is Monday morning and you need a cup of coffee to start the day. Suddenly, getting off the bed and reaching out for the coffee machine sounds like a humongous task. What if we told you that you don’t

Gmail users hit by a malicious, fast spreading phishing attack

By : CIOL Writers

Gmail users were hit by a massive, fast spreading phishing attack on Wednesday allowing hackers to access contact lists and Gmail accounts to spread spam messages widely. The sophisticated attack arrived in users’ inboxes posing as an email from a trusted contact and

Elon Musk teases Tesla’s electric semi-truck at TED talk

By : CIOL Writers

Speaking at 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shed light on many of his companies’ ongoing project that included tunnelling work and a forthcoming electric semi-truck. Elon Musk teased semi-truck at TED talk. pic.twitter.com/sY0w7KSsTx — Johana Bhuiyan (@JMBooyah) April 28,

Anthony Levandowski quits as Uber’s self-driving unit’s head amid legal battle with Waymo

By : CIOL Writers

Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber’s self-driving unit- Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) is stepping aside from his role “through the remainder of the Waymo litigation,” according to a letter that he sent to staff. According to a report from Business Insider, Levandowski won’t be working on

Wikipedia’s owner creates ‘Wikitribune’ to combat fake news

By : CIOL Writers

While tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and Google have all been trying in their own ways to combat fake news, nothing seems to be effective in preventing spread of false and misleading news.  But, that may soon change. To curb the nuisance of fake

Padmini Pagadala, who became Flipkart’s CEO for a day

By : CIOL Writers

34-year old Padmini Pagadala who is associate director of designs at Flipkart replaced Kalyan Krishnamurthy as the CEO of the India’s largest e-commerce marketplace on Tuesday. Before you jump to any conclusions, the appointment was just for a day. As part

Marissa Mayer will make $186mn from Yahoo’s sale to Verizon

By : CIOL Writers

She may have failed to turn around Yahoo’s fortunes but CEO Marissa Mayer would leave the ship with her hands full, quite literally. Mayer has a total of 4.5 million shares of Yahoo stock and options, plus restricted stock that will

Google introduces next-gen Jump VR camera rig ‘YI HALO’

By : CIOL Writers

Back in 2015, Google launched Jump, a VR platform that uses cloud-based software and smart stitching algorithms to make 360-video creation a lot easier. The tech giant is now expanding its hardware efforts with the release of the next-gen 360 VR