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Elon Musk to unveil Tesla’s all-electric semi-truck on October 26

By : CIOL Writers

Tesla which had earlier set September as the timeframe for the grand launch of its all-electric semi-truck is now going to unveil the big rig on October 26. The new date has been confirmed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in

Zomato acquires Runnr to strengthen its food-delivery platform

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Amidst intense competition from rapidly-growing rivals like Swiggy and FoodPanda, Food-tech startup Zomato has acquired Nexus Venture-backed Runnr aimed at strengthening its food delivery platform. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “With the combination of Zomato and Runnr, we

US Transportation Department announces new set of guidelines for self-driving cars

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US Department of Transportation has announced an updated set of guidelines for the self-driving cars. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao revealed a 36-page report at a press conference in Michigan and called it Version 2.0, with the Version 3.0 due next

Apple launches new TV 4K, shipping starts September 22

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Besides three new iPhone models, an LTE-enabled smartwatch, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook also unveiled a new generation of its streaming device- the Apple TV 4K at the Steve Jobs theater yesterday.  The Apple TV 4K offers two new features- High Dynamic Range(HDR) and

Could iPhone 8 and 8 Plus be Apple’s wasted efforts?

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If iPhone X is the ‘future of smartphones’, what are iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? Honestly, they were doomed even before the launch. The reason is pure common sense. Apple has launched two phones that are strikingly similar to their

iOS 11 launches for Apple iPhones and iPads on September 19

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At its maiden event at the new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple announced that the newest version of its operating system- iOS 11 is launching on September 19 for iPhone and iPad as a free update. The event also saw the

Amazon said to be working on two new Fire TV models

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Amazon is reportedly working on two new Fire TV models, both of which will be capable of 4K HDR video at 60 fps. According to a report from AFTVNews, the first Fire TV is designed similar to the Google Chromecast while

Bangalore ranks among 25 most high-tech cities in the world

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Bangalore is among the top 25 high-tech cities of the world according to the research firm 2thinknow that studied a list of 85 cities across the globe and ranked them on 10 factors related to technological advancement – including the number

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to pursue new venture

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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company after eight years of service to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “I’ve decided to start a non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications.

Paytm Payments Bank partners NPCI for RuPay-powered digital debit card

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Paytm Payments Bank has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch a RuPay-powered digital debit card. Through the new digital debit card, customers will now be able to transact at all merchants who accept credit and

Cellular-enabled Apple watch is fabulous but wait, it is not launching in India

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Apple Watch is the ‘no. 1 watch in the world’ with an industry leading customer satisfaction of 97 percent, said Tim Cook, as he unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 3 on Tuesday at the Steve Job Theater. The biggest

Can AI detect sexual and political orientation from facial images?

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Jane Austen often wrote about prejudices arising from first impressions. Switch to 21st century: she might just be right. Looks like humans might get it wrong, but, AI can be accurate with scanning faces and deducing qualities like IQ or

GM and Cruise announce world’s first mass-produced self-driving car

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General Motors announced that it is ready with the world’s first mass-produced self-driving car. The self-driving car will have a driver, but Cruise said the car is capable of driving entirely on its own. Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt said in

Facebook is testing an ‘Instant Videos’ feature that allows video download over Wi-Fi

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Facebook is testing a new feature that allows users to download all the videos over Wi-fi so that it starts playing immediately once inside the app. The new feature was spotted by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra. The new feature

Google Chrome 63 will reportedly help prevent MitM attacks

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As per Sasha Perigo’s tweet, the Google Chrome 63 update might include a new security feature that will help prevent Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks. Sasha Perigo is a Stanford University student who interned at Google and has developed this feature with

Spanish regulators impose $1.4mn fine on Facebook

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Facebook and its data-privacy troubles never seem to end. In a recent such case, Spanish regulators have issued a $1.4 million fine against Facebook for collecting potentially sensitive personal information from users. The Hill reports, the fine was handed down

China is said to implement a ban on fossil fuel cars

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Chinese authorities are planning to ban the cars that run on fossil fuels, according to a report in Bloomberg. This move is aimed to encourage local automakers into developing electric cars. Xin Guobin, China’s vice minister of industry and information technology

Xafecopy: A new malware detected that steals money from users’ phones

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A new malware, named as Xafecopy Trojan is detected in India that steals money from users’ mobile phones, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs. The report said, “Kaspersky Lab experts have uncovered a mobile malware targeting the WAP(Wireless Application Protocol)

Google Dashboard now offers simpler privacy controls and better support for touchscreens

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Google announced that its Dashboard is getting an update in terms of its design with a focus on simpler controls. The company said on its blog that the new Google Dashboard layout is designed mainly for smartphones and tablets allowing seamless

Facebook to invest $1bn to produce original video content

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Doubling down on its video efforts, Facebook is looking to spend around $1 billion to produce original content for its platform. The investment figure could fluctuate based on the success of the content’s popularity, as reported by The Wall Street