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FB ‘mistakenly’ blocked posts with #ResignModi hashtag

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  Facebook has claimed that it mistakenly blocked posts calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the alleged Covid-19 pandemic mismanagement, saying...

Screwed over: how Apple and others are making it impossible to get a cheap...

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  If Apple and other tech companies have their way, it will only become harder to have our phones and other devices repaired by third-party...

Japanese billionaire seeks eight artists for free Moon ride

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  Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free ride to the Moon on a SpaceX Starship rocket sometime...

WATCH: Footage of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars

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  "You are watching HD-Images from a landing Mars Rover on your cellphone. Unbelievable." This was a YouTube user's comment in response to the gripping footage...

Jupiter, Saturn and shooting stars: a week of celestial treats

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  An awesome celestial treat awaits stargazers as two of our solar system's largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, will look like a double planet just...
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Indian-origin engineers transfer info through human touch

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  A team of Indian-origin researchers in the US has made it possible to essentially let their bodies act as the link between the card...
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Indian app to support farmers wins 2020 ‘Call for Code’ challenge

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  India-based agri-tech startup AI Farm has been chosen as the Asia Pacific Regional Winner of Call for Code, a competition asked developers to create...

2 Indian startups selected for Accenture mentorship programme

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India's Fedo and Knight FinTech have been selected for the seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a mentorship programme created by Accenture. They are...

Facebook adds shopping, pricing tiers to WhatsApp Business

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On Thursday, Facebook said it will finally start charging companies using WhatsApp for Business, as it expanded ways for its users to check out...

Tesla working on India entry by January 2021: Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed plans that Tesla cars will begin to be available in India starting January 2021. Earlier this month, while reacting to...

Aeroplane-size asteroid to cross Earth’s orbit today

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An asteroid the size of an aeroplane will be crossing the Earth's orbit today, according to NASA which expects that the space rock will...

Accenture appoints Bhaskar Ghosh as Chief Strategy Officer

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Global professional services company Accenture has announced it has appointed Dr Bhaskar Ghosh as its Chief Strategy Officer. Ghosh succeeds Simon Eaves who has...

Pichai commits $1B to help publishers create quality news

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Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday announced the company's biggest $1 billion investment for the future of news, in partnerships with news...

Indian teens in UAE create app, comic on market trends

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A 17-year-old Indian expat student has teamed up with his younger brother to launch a savings calculator and a comic series based on economic...

Google slams arbitration system in Australia’s new media code

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Google has slammed Australias draft News Media Bargaining Code again, saying that the highly unusual, largely untested, one-sided arbitration system in the proposed law...

Working from home with Google Assistant

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To ensure productivity along with enough self-care in between, Google has introduced a new Workday routine that makes Google Assistant help you stretch, walk...

Google adds COVID layer in Maps for safe travel

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In a bid to help people navigate safely in the pandemic times, Google has added a COVID layer in Maps that will show critical...

Help Alexa learn more Indian languages: Amazon India

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As Alexa in Hindi celebrates its first anniversary in India, the company is hopeful that her knowledge graph will improve and it will talk...

Apple to celebrate Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23

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Ending months of speculation, Apple is all set to launch its first exclusive online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the...

Twitter launches ‘search prompt’ on suicide prevention in India

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In a bid to prevent suicide and self-harm during the ongoing pandemic, Twitter has launched a dedicated search prompt to serve information and updates...

IPL 2020 teams get special emojis on Twitter

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Ahead of thelatest edition of the much-awaited Indian Premier League, Twitter has launched nine special team emojis, which can be activated by hashtags in...

Google’s lifetime net carbon footprint now zero: Sundar Pichai

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Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday declared that the company has eliminated its entire carbon legacy -- covering all its operational emissions...

Oracle-TikTok deal confirmed

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Cloud major Oracle on Monday confirmed a deal with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of short video-sharing platform TikTok which has been under pressure to...

Amitabh Bachchan to be new voice of Amazon Alexa in India

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Amazon Alexa has announced a partnership with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to create a unique voice experience for its Indian fans. The Amazon Alexa team...

India joins hypersonic missile club

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India has successfully flight-tested hypersonic technology that will pave the way towards developing hypersonic missiles that will travel at six times the speed of...

Pain-sensing electronic silicone skin paves the way for smart prosthetics and skin grafts

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Skin is our largest organ, made up of complex sensors constantly monitoring for anything that might cause us pain. Our new technology replicates that...

Indian origin scientists develop improved space batteries

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NASA has funded research led by a team of Indian-origin scientists in the US who have developed lighter, faster-charging batteries for use in space....

Google launches Kids Space on select Android tablets

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Google launched a new kids mode on select Android tablets that features apps, books and videos for your children to explore, learn and have...

Indian researchers develop eco-friendly lithium batteries

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Researchers from Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) have created environment-friendly lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. The research will aid...

Google launches ‘Sounds of India’ app powered by AI

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Google is offering a new AI-powered web app called 'Sounds of India' that will allow users to sing the Indian national anthem, Jana Gana...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...
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Indian states declare journalists as frontline workers

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  Journalists working in Goa will be designated as frontline workers and will be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said today. "We have...
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‘Bring them back’: Pawan Luthra discusses #StrandedAussies on The Drum

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  As the harsh second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through India, its drastic effects on the Indian healthcare system and the sharp rise in infections...
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Australia dispatches medical supplies to India

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  Australia will deliver essential medical supplies to India today as part of the initial package of support to the Indian government for combatting the...