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Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls

Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled out for Apple iOS mobile devices in the United States on a test basis as a standalone video chat and messaging app. Product manager Loren Cheng said the social network ... Read More »

‘Every app is a dating app’: technology blamed for rise in HIV rates in Pakistan

While technology may have strengthened the fight against HIV and Aids in many countries, in Pakistan it has led to an increase in HIV infection among young people, health experts and activists have warned, reported The Guardian. Mobile apps and social media have opened new avenues for social encounters in the conservative south Asian country. For gay men and male sex ... Read More »

Google Chrome will crash less frequently after ‘injection’-blocking updates

Good news, everyone! Chrome is going to start crashing less often. Google is making changes to the Windows version of its web browser, which will make it much more stable, reported The Independent. It plans to roll these out in three phases, starting next April. According to the company, around two thirds of Chrome users on Windows have other apps on ... Read More »

Apple to buy music recognizing app Shazam: report

Apple is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app Shazam as the tech giant tries to compete with streaming leader Spotify, TechCrunch reported Friday. The technology news site, quoting unnamed sources, said that the deal could be announced Monday with financial terms not yet clear. A spokeswoman for Apple declined comment. Since its founding in 1999, Shazam has ... Read More »

Scientists use artificial intelligence to eavesdrop on dolphins

 Scientists have developed an algorithm to monitor the underwater chatter of dolphins with the help of machine learning, reported The Independent. Using autonomous underwater sensors, researchers working in the Gulf of Mexico spent two years making recordings of dolphin echolocation clicks. The result was a data set of 52 million click noises. To sort through this vast amount of information, the ... Read More »

Annual Convention PyCon to be held in Pakistan this month

The largest annual convention that brings together Python programmers and technology enthusiasts from around the globe, will be held in Pakistan for the first time this year on December 16. PyCon Pakistan will highlight the capabilities of Python as a programming language, and connect developers as well as non-technical managers to the global Python community. The convention is being organised ... Read More »

AT&T-Time Warner would hike TV bills, says DOJ in suit to block $85 billion mega-merger

The Justice Department sued to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion grab for Time Warner, a deal that would combine satellite TV service DirecTV and premium pay channel HBO under one corporate roof, a union the U.S. government says would give one company too much power. A merged AT&T and Time Warner would have the marketplace power to force rival pay-TV providers ... Read More »

Facebook, other social media giants won’t get net exclusivity: Government

The government said on Thursday that Facebook and other social media giants cannot have exclusive access to programmes under the Digital India policy, insisting that “walled gardens cannot be allowed”. “India does not believe in exclusivity. When you talk about digital inclusion, we also mean internet inclusion, we also mean internet democracy ,” IT and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad ... Read More »

IIT Kharagpur Joins Hands With Pepperdine University For Technological Knowledge Exchange

IIT Kharagpur has joined hands with Pepperdine University of the United States for technological knowledge exchange. IIT Kharagpur has joined hands with Pepperdine University of the United States for technological knowledge exchange. The collaboration with Pepperdine, globally known for its Venture  Capital-backed entrepreneurial ventures, will boost the entrepreneurship initiative at IITKGP, an IIT Kharagpur statement said today. Referring to the ... Read More »

MHRD Approves OBC Reservation For NTSE Stage II, Decision Underway To Double Scholarships

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has approved reservation benefits for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) Stage II. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has approved reservation benefits for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) Stage II. However the changed norms will be applicable from 2019 onwards. In addition to this, ... Read More »