‘Tearful’ Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla car for the masses

‘Tearful’ Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla car for the masses

Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2017. (Reuters File Photo)   San Francisco, August 18 (IANS): After giving a “tearful” interview to The New York Times, Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk sat […]

Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat

Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat

London, August 18 (IANS): If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone. A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.   More than a third of people (35 per cent) have never cleaned their smartphones with wipes, a cleaning […]

Google admits tracking users on phones despite disabled feature

Google admits tracking users on phones despite disabled feature

San Francisco, August 18 (IANS): Google has updated a help page for customers of mobile phones to acknowledge that they still can be tracked for using its Search or Maps services, even if they turn off the phone’s tracking feature.   In the help page for the Location History setting, Google clarified, “This setting does […]

India bans petcoke import, but allows use in select industries

New Delhi, August 18 (Agencies): India on Friday banned the import of petcoke for use as fuel, but allowed select shipments for use as feedstock in certain industries.   “Import of petcoke is allowed only for cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification industries, when used as the feedstock or in the manufacturing process on […]

Will invest in technologies, target small town hotels: MakeMyTrip

Will invest in technologies, target small town hotels: MakeMyTrip

Chennai, August 17 (IANS): Nasdaq-listed India’s leading online travel company MakeMyTrip Limited will be investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence, voice, chatbots and others and target hotels in smaller Indian towns to grow its hotel reservations business, said a senior official on Friday.   He said the company will be focusing on hotels in South […]

Hundreds of smart homes in India at risk of leaking data: Avast

Hundreds of smart homes in India at risk of leaking data: Avast

New Delhi, August 17 (IANS): Hundreds of smart homes and businesses in India are at risk of leaking data due to misconfiguration of a protocol used to interconnect and control smart home devices via smart home hubs, warns new research from global cybersecurity company Avast.   The researchers found more than 49,000 Message Queuing Telemetry Transport […]

Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half

Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half

New Delhi, August 17 (IANS): South Korean giant Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 grabbing almost half the market share, a new report said on Friday.   According to CyberMedia Research (CMR) India’s “Mobile Handset Review”, Samsung with 48 per cent topped the premium market (Rs 30,000 and […]

Maruti Suzuki increases price across models

New Delhi, August 16 (IANS): Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday increased prices by up to Rs 6,100 across all models (ex-showroom – Delhi).   According to the company, prices were increased due to the rise in commodity and distribution costs and adverse foreign exchange rates.   “The price change varies across models and is […]

Banks to come out of PCA framework by this fiscal: Secy

Banks to come out of PCA framework by this fiscal: Secy

New Delhi, August 16 (PTI): Asserting that the worst is behind for state-owned lenders, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar today expressed hope that the banks would come out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework this fiscal.   As many as 11 out of 21 banks are under the RBI’s watch list. Of these, two banks […]

Anand Stanley appointed to head Airbus India from October

Anand Stanley appointed to head Airbus India from October

New Delhi, August 16 (IANS): Global aerospace major Airbus has appointed Anand E. Stanley as President and Managing Director of the company’s India subsidiary.   According to a company statement issued on Thursday, Stanley, 41, succeeds Pierre de Bausset. He will take charge on October 1, 2018.   “Anand will successfully leverage the large fleet of […]

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