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Britain to outlaw 'wild west' practices on internet (08:04)
London, May 21 (IANS) British Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has said Britain is to introduce new laws to make social media safer by outlawing "wild west" elements of the internet.

China launches satellite to explore Moon's far side (07:10)
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China launched a relay satellite on Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon, which can not be seen from the Earth.

CSCs in 2.5 lakh digitised villages by end-2018: Prasad (23:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The network of Common Service Centres (CSCs) is to be expanded to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of 2018, IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.

Apple sued over alleged keyboard problem in MacBooks (16:50)
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) A law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple alleging that MacBook and MacBook Pro's "butterfly" keyboard design is "prone to fail".

'Benefits will outweigh costs of extended trading in equity derivatives' (14:08)
By Rituraj Baruah and Rohit Vaid
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Even as the equity brokers are trying to figure out a way to cope with the longer trading hours on equity derivatives, many feel the benefit of "real-time" alignment with global markets would outweigh infrastructure challenges.

India's ICT ranking could see big jump if smartphones are taken into account (12:24)
By Faisal Kawoosa
The new draft telecom policy released by the Department of Telecom is a lucid, comprehensive attempt that balances the present hard realities with the aspirations of the future. There is a wide base of population that needs to connect while the already connected want to climb up the technology ladder to stand at par with global advances.

Explore British Columbia first if you're a techie from India: Minister (11:46)
By V.S. Chandrasekar
Vancouver, May 20 (IANS) British Columbia, a major global hub for tech companies, is looking to woo more and more global capital and is keen on inviting Indian tech giants and talent into the Canadian province, says a senior minister of the province.

China's Meitu, British Museum launch smartphone for women (11:26)
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Chinese technology company Meitu and the British Museum have launched a limited edition smartphone specifically for women that comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) beautification technology.

We need two quarters to fully take off in India: Chinese smartphone Honor (11:02)
By Manish GuptaIANS Photo Service
London, May 20 (IANS) China's top-selling smartphone Honor, which aims to expand aggressively in India this year, will be ready to take off in the next two quarters, the company's president believes.

Apple pays $1.77bn of total $15bn tax fine to Ireland (10:44)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Apple has paid $1.77 billion of total $15 billion to the Irish government as it begins to collect tax and interest into an escrow account set up to hold the sum.

Snap CEO approved unpopular redesign despite warnings: Report (16:26)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel approved its major redisgn that plunged the compnay's growth even after reciving warnings from engineers and a mediocre performance result during pre-launch tests, claims a new report in The Information.

'Women use Tinder to confirm attractiveness, men for casual sex' (16:02)IANS Photo Service
London, May 19 (IANS) Women on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found.

Xiaomi's new flagship to come with in-display fingerprint sensor (14:44)IANS Photo Service
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Xiaomi's next flagship, anticipated to be named "Mi 8", will reportedly be launched with an in-display fingerprint sensor according to a four-second YouTube video.

Activists from 8 countries call on Facebook to fix moderation (14:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A coalition of activists from eight countries, including India and Myanmar, has called on Facebook to put in place a transparent and consistent approach to moderation.

Google working on standalone AR headset 'Google A65': Report (11:34)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) Google is reportedly working on a standalone Augmented Reality (AR) headset, code named "Google A65," according to documents obtained by German news site WinFuture.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Good battery, near-stock Android delight (Tech Review) (11:22)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhuryIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS debuted in India in 2014 with its Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 devices which were essentially low-cost phones that catapulted the otherwise not-so-popular brand to recognition.

App developers want better revenue cut from Apple (11:16)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A group of iOS developers has called on Apple to commit to allowing free trials for all apps in the App Stores by July, while adding that it would eventually demand "reasonable revenue cut".

Why Facebook is suddenly bullish on Indian smartphone consumers (Tech Trend) (10:48)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
Gurugram (Haryana), May 19 (IANS) When we talk about advertising potential on Facebook, the fact is that 2.2 billion global users -- almost a quarter of the world's population -- constitute the largest marketplace on Earth that can be explored better with intelligent communication and targeted, age-specific outreach.

Blockchain platform is next Apple: Steve Wozniak (10:32)IANS Photo Service
London, May 19 (IANS) Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is bullish on the Blockchain platform Ethereum, saying the technology could be the next Apple.

'Dark ads' cast shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion (09:52)IANS Photo Service
Dublin, May 19 (IANS) Attempts by Facebook and Google to tackle "dark ads" and foreign interference in the run-up to Ireland's referendum on abortion have not been entirely successful, data from a transparency group seen by CNN has shown.

Google, Facebook get court notice for disclosing rape victim's identity (20:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the parent company of Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Bing to file a response after they disclosed the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir.

itel extends partnership with Airtel (16:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings' brand itel Mobile on Friday extended its partnership with Bharti Airtel under the latter's "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative.

20 Indian start-ups selected for business expansion to London (16:02)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) Twenty Indian start-ups have been chosen to join London Mayor Sadiq Khan's India Emerging 20 (IE20) business programme which aims to help selected companies in setting up or expanding their business in Britain's capital.

With 1TB storage, this smartphone can run computers (14:40)
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) Chinese tech company Smartisan has claimed that its newly-launched "R1" flagship smartphone comes with 1TB storage and is capable of running a computer.

India can benefit from 5G technology by becoming early adopter: Manoj Sinha (14:16)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) India needs to boost its own ambition and become early adopter of 5G technology, Comunications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Friday.

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