Tech Buzz

Creativity and technology will together define the future of India’s Gen Z students

By : CIOL Writers

Creative thinking and technology based learning will together play a crucial role in how India’s Gen Z students fare in the future workspace, according to an Adobe study- “Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future”. The Adobe study aimed at providing insights into

Infosys partners Udacity to train employees in the autonomous technology space

By : CIOL Writers

IT giant Infosys has announced a partnership with online learning company Udacity to train its employees in self-driving car engineering technology. The new program called Udacity Connect will give Infosys employees the skills needed in the area as the company continues

Centre to offer grants to bring newer cybersecurity solutions

By : CIOL Writers

The Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that to encourage the development of newer technologies in the field of cybersecurity, the Centre has decided to offer grants to startups. The grants will be up to Rs 5

LinkedIn rolls out its career guidance and mentoring program in India

By : CIOL Writers

LinkedIn is rolling out its career guidance service named ‘Career Advice‘ in India that will connect users with mentors who can help them figure out anything to do with their career, whether it’s ideas on how to find a new

Amazon drops plans to launch its cable TV service

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon’s plans to launch an online streaming service have been scrapped because the company believes that it cannot make enough money on the service, as per a Reuters report. A Bloomberg report which came out earlier this year also mirrored

Qualcomm invests in 9 Chinese startups including Mobike

By : CIOL Writers

Qualcomm, on Wednesday announced that it has invested in nine Chinese startups, including bike-sharing titan Mobike Technology and Beijing-based image recognition startup SenseTime using its $150 million China Venture Fund announced in 2014 which span IoT, big data, artificial intelligence and more. “Qualcomm

Google Maps gets a fresh new look

By : CIOL Writers

Google Maps is getting a makeover. The company announced in a blog that they have updated the driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight the information most relevant to each experience (think gas stations for navigation, train stations

Crisil to acquire data analytics company Pragmatix for Rs 56cr

By : CIOL Writers

Ratings agency Crisil has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire data analytics company Pragmatix Services for up to Rs 56 crore ($8.6 million). The deal will help Crisil enhance its business intelligence, analytics and risk management offerings for financial sector

Twitter starts removing verified status from accounts that violate guidelines

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced that it has begun revoking the verified status from some accounts that promote racism and hatred. White supremacists Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer are among the users who no longer have a blue tick mark on their

Zomato launches its subscription-based service ‘Zomato Gold’ in India

By : CIOL Writers

Online restaurant guide and food ordering platform Zomato has launched its premium, subscription-based programme, Zomato Gold in the country. As part of the programme, subscribers will get access to complimentary food and drinks at over 1,200 top-rated restaurant partners, when they place

Top 10 tech products of 2017

By : CIOL Writers 1

December is just around the corner and we’ll soon begin wrapping up the year. The occasion warrants looking back at the best and the worst that happened in the tech industry in 2017. And as always, let’s start with the

BookMyShow and PVR Pictures join hands for Vkaao

By : CIOL Writers

BookMyShow has joined hands with PVR Pictures for Vkaao, a web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local cinemas. As part of this association, the two brands have come together to bring curated content by

Apple planning to put a rear facing 3D sensor in 2019 iPhone models

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is working on a new 3D sensor system for 2019 iPhone models a technology different from the TrueDepth sensor that it uses in the iPhone X models, Bloomberg reports. The technology is in development at Sony, Panasonic, Infineon Technologies, and STMicroelectronics.

Microsoft rolls out game gifting for all Xbox One users

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft’s digital game gifting functionality which was launched in October has been made public now. Earlier the feature was available only to Xbox Insiders users. Xbox One game gifting adds the ability to send digital game licenses between players through

OnePlus’ backdoor flaw capable of root access with a simple command

By : CIOL Writers

OnePlus smartphones have been quite popular thanks to their performance and affordability compared to other Android handsets. But recently, the Chinese company is struggling with privacy and security issues, including a recent admission that it was collecting user data on

Xiaomi smartphones ruling the roost in India- Top 5 picks

By : CIOL Writers

Xiaomi now controls 23.5 percent of India’s smartphone market, which ties it with Samsung as the leading smartphone vendor in the country, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest quarterly mobile phone tracker. Since its launch, the Chinese company

Vodafone launches two new prepaid plans of Rs 458 and Rs 509 to counter RJio

By : CIOL Writers

To keep up with its competitors, Vodafone has launched two new prepaid plans for its users. The telco has brought two prepaid plans worth Rs 458 and Rs 509 with unlimited calling benefits and 1GB 4G/3G data per day to

YouTube teams up with Ticketmaster to help artists sell concert tickets

By : CIOL Writers

YouTube has announced a partnership with Ticketmaster to help artists sell tickets of their concerts. The Google-owned company will begin featuring hundreds of artists’ upcoming US tour dates on their YouTube videos beneath the video’s description. As the video streams, users

Essential releases Android Oreo beta for its smartphone

By : CIOL Writers

Andy Rubin’s Essential is the latest manufacturer to release Android Oreo beta for its smartphone. The company says eager participants can download the latest Android OS refresh from its website by heading over to its developer portal. Oreo was just released for

Firefox is ready to take on Chrome with much faster and lighter ‘Quantum’ browser

By : CIOL Writers

Mozilla, on Tuesday launched its next-generation browser Firefox Quantum that is faster, clocking in at twice the speed of Firefox 52 from March, according to the Speedometer 2.0 benchmark, and lighter with a completely new user interface, Photon. Firefox Quantum, also called