Tech

Creating history, Bitcoin valuation tops $2,000 per coin

By : CIOL Writers

Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, has broken all its previous records and achieved a new milestone with the value of Bitcoin reaching $2,000 per coin for the first time in history. Bitcoin was trading as high as $2,185.89 in

Tesla may not reach Indian shores this summer

By : CIOL Writers

In a massive disappointment for many Tesla fans in the country, the much-awaited Tesla’s debut or the electric car revolution in India may have been indefinitely postponed. Though Tesla CEO Elon Musk had hoped to launch the Tesla Model 3

Kaspersky report says Windows 7 was most affected OS due to WannaCry

By : CIOL Writers

WannaCry, one of the biggest ransomware attack in the history, wreaked havoc across the world by hitting more than 300,000 windows computers in 150 countries since it surfaced on May, 12. Though Microsoft issued a security patch for its unsupported systems,

Uber testing route based pricing charging more for certain high-demand routes

By : CIOL Writers

Just like any other cab-aggregator, Uber too charges on the basis of mileage, current traffic, the route taken and so on. Apparently, Uber is tweaking the process for some high-demand routes, where it charges certain users more depending upon where they are

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

Microsoft introduces update for OneNote to help its visually impaired users

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to help users with vision and mobility impairments, Microsoft has announced a new update for its note-taking app OneNote. Expected to be released in the next few weeks, the latest update is available for Windows 10, Mac,

Is Apple CEO Tim Cook personally testing a glucose tracker for Apple watch?

By : CIOL Writers

Apple wants to make its smartwatch more than an average smart wearable available in the market. And to do so, the company’s CEO himself is testing a new device that will expand Apple’s watch functionality into health domain. Tim Cook wearing a glucose

Get ready for a VR browsing experience with Daydream Euphrates

By : CIOL Writers

Now Google wants you to spend more time online, only with a VR headset. Even the idea of surfing through floods of information with a VR headset sounds crazy enough to excite all of us! On the second day of

Uber officially gets into trucking business with Uber Freight

By : CIOL Writers

After launching a pilot in Texas last year, Uber is now finally ready for its new trucking business. The cab-aggregator has launched a new app- Uber Freight that connects professional truck drivers with shippers looking to transport big loads over long

Ola launches Progressive Web App to drive growth in smaller towns

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to drive growth in smaller towns and cities, cab-aggregator Ola has launched Progressive Web App (PWA), a lightweight mobile website that offers users an app-like experience on simple smartphones, requiring a fraction of the data used by native

Samsung unveils Tizen 4.0 focussed towards IoT ecosystem

By : CIOL Writers

At its Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) 2017 in San Francisco, Samsung unveiled Tizen 4.0 OS that has a wider range of applications to devices than its predecessors. The Tizen 4.0 OS is primarily aimed at extending the reach of the platform beyond

Google partners HTC and Lenovo to create standalone VR headset platform

By : CIOL Writers

Along with the plethora of exciting new products and services, Google, on Wednesday teased a new standalone virtual reality headset that does not need to be paired with a smartphone or any other device. Google VR head Clay Bavor announced the new headsets in

A sneak peek at the plethora of services unveiled at Google I/O conference

By : CIOL Writers

Kicking off the three-day Google annual I/O Developers’ Conference in Mountain View, California, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a slew of new products and services including upcoming projects for Android, Web and iOS developers. Obviously, Pichai started with the numbers.

Zomato hacked; 17 million user accounts stolen

By : CIOL Writers

India’s largest online restaurant discovery and food delivery service Zomato has admitted to a massive security breach with over 17 million user accounts stolen from its database. The stolen information has user email addresses and hashed passwords. The company, however, noted

Caution: WhatsApp URL that claims to change colour theme is an adware

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like the cyber world is reeling under some kind of crisis. While WannaCry is still wreaking havoc across the globe, a new adware has been spotted circulating around the web that tricks you to visit ‘шһатѕарр.com’. Notably, this isn’t the official WhatsApp

Now it will be Google Assistant vs Siri

By : CIOL Writers

Google Assistant, which has only been available on selected Android phones and Google Home so far, is reportedly planning to make entry into iOS. Citing a source familiar with the matter, Bloomberg report says the tech giant is expected to

Uber adds real-time public transportation data to its app

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to beef up its functionality, Uber has updated its Android app to display real-time information about public transportation systems like trains and buses. This means that if you are on your way to catch a train and want

Delphi joins the Intel-BMW-Mobileye self driving cars project

By : CIOL Writers

Automotive parts and electronics maker, Delphi has joined BMW, Intel and Mobileye as a new partner in their previously announced initiative to co-develop an autonomous driving platform. As the technology industry races to develop self-driving cars, companies are increasingly inking partnerships and

Uber vs Waymo battle: Uber may continue self-driving work but Levandowski barred from LiDAR

By : CIOL Writers

A federal judge has ruled in the matter of a preliminary injunction against Uber saying that former Google employee and Otto founder Anthony Levandowski can no longer work on any projects that involve LiDAR technology. The ride-hailing company can, however, continue its autonomous

MP3 format is officially dead as creators terminate licensing

By : CIOL Writers

Change is the only constant. This idiom becomes all the more pertinent when we talk about technology. In the times of highly efficient AAC file format for music playback, MP3 format perhaps outlived its utility. And that is why the creators of iconic audio