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MEA Launches Facebook App to Integrate Its Social Media Handles

HIGHLIGHTS The app will help people connect with Indian missions abroad and the Ministry of External Affairs Currently over 165 Indian missions and posts are on Twitter and 172 on Facebook Facebook has made the app for free Expanding its digital presence, the External Affairs Ministry today launched an app, bringing websites and various social media handles of over 170 ... Read More »

Facebook Open Sources Its AI-Based Bot Research

Want to learn from Facebook how does it train its artificial intelligence (AI) bots? Take the lessons from the social media giant itself – for free. In a bid to help researchers and engineers, Facebook has made its AI bot-building research available in the form of fastText library – an open-sourced platform, Engadgetreported on Friday. Part of the Facebook AI ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Now Available to All Users in India: How to Get Started

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook Live Video is now available in India Available on both iOS and Android It was earlier available to registered pages and users in other regions Facebook seems to have flipped the Live Video switch for all its individual users in India, with the option now available to users on the iOS and Android apps. The Live Video feature ... Read More »

Facebook Lifestage App Launched for Video-Loving Teenagers

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone app that allows teens to watch clips about the lives of their classmates Allows users to make video clips to describe likes, peeves, dance styles, and other aspects of their character Once enough students at any given school are on the app, it becomes “unlocked” Facebook on Friday took direct aim at video-loving adolescents, and Snapchat, with the ... Read More »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram enjoys 500 million monthly users 300 million people use the app everyday It recently introduced ‘Snapchat clone’ Instagram Stories feature Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys ... Read More »

Intel SoCs Get Built-in Speech Recognition; May Help Apple Bring Siri to OS X

Intel SoCs will soon have native support for speech recognition features. This capability comes as the chipmaker partners with Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on machine learning techniques. The announcement further intensifies the speculation about Apple bringing Siri to its OS Xdesktop operating system. Dubbed TrulyHandsfree, the always-on, always-listening voice triggering component and low-power sound detector will be a ... Read More »

Amazon One is Amazon’s First Branded Cargo Plane

Seattle-based Amazon is unveiling its first branded cargo plane, one of 40 jetliners that will make up the e-commerce giant’s own air transportation network as it takes more control of its delivery process. The latest push to speed delivery of its products comes as the company ships an increasing number of packages worldwide. Amazon’s parcel volume was an estimated 1 ... Read More »

Google Wants to Bring 1 Billion Indians Online: Rajan Anandan

Tech giant Google today said it has set a target of taking the number the of Indians using Internet to a whopping one billion-mark. “We have a very simple mission in India. We want to get a billion Indians online,” its Vice President for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan said at an event in Mumbai. However he did ... Read More »

Hackers Breach FossHub to Deliver Trojan That Rewrites MBR

HIGHLIGHTS The malicious files were introduced on FossHub on Tuesday The infected files were available for download for around 3 hours The code didn’t do anything major but shows the security leak How many times have you looked past the security signs that warn you that installing particular software could be dangerous for your computer? How many of us run ... Read More »

Jeep Hackers Back at Black Hat With New and Scarier Method

A pair of well-known hackers has found another way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee – this time while it’s moving at high speed. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek grabbed headlines last year by showing how they could kill a Jeep Cherokee’s engine while it was traveling down a highway. The news prompted an embarrassing recall of 1.4 million ... Read More »