New WhatsApp update enables media preview in iOS

New WhatsApp update enables media preview in iOS

San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp on Tuesday released a new update for devices with iOS 10 and above with “notification extension” that would allow users to see and download received media files from on-screen notifications itself.   Received by some iOS users, the new extension is part of WhatsApp’s version 2.18.80 […]

Microsoft working on Cloud-based Xbox streaming console: Report

Microsoft working on Cloud-based Xbox streaming console: Report

San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Microsoft is working on its next-generation Xbox console which is expected to come in two parts — a traditional gaming console and a lower-powered system that would work on cloud computing codenamed “Scarlett Cloud,” the media reported.   The traditional console would work with locally processed games and “Scarlett Cloud” […]

YouTube testing ‘Explore’ feature

YouTube testing ‘Explore’ feature

San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube is testing a new “Explore” feature that would help users find relevant channels and videos based on their search history while browsing on mobile.   “‘Explore’ is designed to help you be exposed to different types of topics, videos or channels that you might not otherwise encounter but […]

Gmail users warned of cyber threat

San Francisco, July 22 (IANS): Gmail users have been alerted about a new Google Mail feature which could be leveraged by online crooks to carry out a wave of scams, media reported.   The company, in April, unveiled its brand new design which introduced a clean new user interface and a swathe of new features […]

Gmail users warned of cyber threat

Gmail users warned of cyber threat

San Francisco, July 22 (IANS): Gmail users have been alerted about a new Google Mail feature which could be leveraged by online crooks to carry out a wave of scams, media reported.   The company, in April, unveiled its brand new design which introduced a clean new user interface and a swathe of new features including […]

How Google Glass-based solutions can empower autistic people in India

How Google Glass-based solutions can empower autistic people in India

Washington, July 22 (IANS): Google Glass — an eye-wearable device that made headlines in 2015 but failed in the consumer technology space — has now rekindled the hopes of millions of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) globally, including in India. Although no official numbers are available, at least 70 million people have autism worldwide, including […]

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

Technicians and engineers perform light bar testing on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, in the Astrotech processing facility near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, in Titusville, Florida, U.S., June 5, 2018. Picture taken on June 5, 2018. Courtesy Glenn Benson/NASA/Handout via REUTERS   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, July 21 (Reuters) – […]

NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets

NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets

Washington, July 19 (IANS) Observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that scientists may have for the first time seen a young star devouring a young planet or planets.   “Computer simulations have long predicted that planets can fall into a young star, but we have never before observed that,” said lead researcher Hans Moritz […]