Instagram may support long-form videos soon

Instagram may support long-form videos soon

San Francisco, June 7 (IANS) Photo-messaging platform Instagram is likely to unveil a platform for longer-form videos featuring scripted shows, music videos and more in vertically oriented, full-screen, high-definition 4K resolution.   “Instagram has been meeting with popular social media stars and content publishers to find out how their video channels elsewhere would work within […]

Redmi Y2 with dual rear cameras launched in India

Redmi Y2 with dual rear cameras launched in India

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS): Expanding its “Y” series, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched Redmi Y2 smartphone in India for Rs 9,999 for 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage version while the 4GB + 64GB onboard storage variant is priced at Rs 12,999.   The smartphone player also announced “MIUI 10” — the latest […]

India to soon acquire capacity to launch big satellites

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): With the Union Cabinet giving its nod to the continuation of GSLV-III programme, India is set to soon acquire capability to launch the 4-tonne class of communication satellites.   At present, India launches smaller satellites of its own and other countries from Sriharikota.   Briefing the media after the Cabinet […]

HTC Desire 12, 12+ launched in India

HTC Desire 12, 12+ launched in India

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC on Wednesday launched HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+ smartphones in India for Rs 15,800 and Rs 19,790, respectively.   Available in “cool black” and “warm silver” colour variants, the 5.5-inch HTC Desire 12 and the 6-inch HTC Desire 12+ comes with 18:9 edge-to-edge screens.   […]

Reliance Energy sets disaster control room for monsoon emergencies

Reliance Energy sets disaster control room for monsoon emergencies

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS): Reliance Energy has set up a Central Disaster Control Room (CDCR) here to tackle any exigencies arising out of monsoon to ensure an uninterrupted power supply, an company official said here on Wednesday.   The CDCR will provide seamless communication, coordination and resource mobilization amongst Reliance Energy and other utilities including the […]

Google to dissolve the old Gmail design soon

Google to dissolve the old Gmail design soon

San Francisco, June 5 (IANS) Google has introduced an “early adopter programme (EAP)” for its newly designed Gmail with features like Gmail offline and nudging.   “To prepare you and your organization for the general availability (GA) launch, the new Gmail is on an EAP and customers can choose to participate (or not) at the […]

Apple grabs top spot in global wearables market

Apple grabs top spot in global wearables market

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS): With four million shipments in the first quarter of 2018, Apple has become the leader in the global wearables market, according to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.   Apple Watch shipments grew 13.5 per cent over the previous year as the launch of a […]

Facebook allowed phone makers to access users’ data: Report

Facebook allowed phone makers to access users’ data: Report

New York, June 4 (IANS) Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends.   Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing […]

Scientists unveil genome of India’s national bird

Scientists unveil genome of India’s national bird

Bhopal, June 4 (IANS/Mongabay .com) After a two-year-long effort, a team of researchers from IISER-Bhopal has been able to sequence the genome of India’s national bird, the peacock (Pavo cristatus).   Knowledge of the genome can provide insight into the genetic reasons that enable peacocks to have ornate feathers and fly despite their weight — […]