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New car sales fall 10.4% in 2017 as used imports surge

Volkswagen remains the most popular new car brand with 13,829 registrations in 2017. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images New car sales were down 10.43 per cent in 2017, to 131,356, with weaker sterling driving a significant rise in used imports. While there was a fall in new car registrations, used imports rose 29.52 per cent to 93,454 last year. ... Read More »

Replacement Screens With Malicious Chips Can Be Used to Control Your Phone

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers hacked into several phones by embedding a malicious chip The chip could be used to log keyboard input, install apps, and more These chips are cheap and can be mass produced There seems to be no end to the ways hackers can get inside your smartphone. It is increasingly getting easy for hackers to infiltrate smartphones through malicious ... Read More »

Honda Accord Type R | Used Car Buying Guide

With only around 600 on the roads and another 350 SORNed in lock-ups keeping dry, if any muchpraised 1990s sports saloon has the whiff of future classic status around it, it’s the Honda Accord Type R of 1999 to 2003. Note: ‘future’. Although excited owners claim to have spotted prices stirring, you can still pick up a wellmaintained 2002 example ... Read More »

How social media data can improve people’s lives – if used responsibly

A woman participates in a community mapping exercise in Malawi’s Chikwawa and Nsanje districts. In January 2015, heavy rains triggered unprecedented floods in Malawi. Over the next five weeks, the floods displaced more than 230,000 people and damaged over 64,000 hectares of land. Almost half the country was labelled a “disaster zone” by Malawi’s government. And as the humanitarian crisis ... Read More »

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India HIGHLIGHTS 3.1 billion images, 700 million GIFs, and 610 million videos were sent WhatsApp recently rolled out the ability to share GIF images WhatsApp has more than 160 million monthly active users in India On New Year’s Eve, 14 billion messages were exchanged through WhatsApp ... Read More »

The 3 Main Types of Scaffolding and What They are used for

If you happen to work in the construction field – or are interested in larger home improvements, then chances are that you have come across some form of scaffolding in your life. Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is built on the outside of the building, and is used while building, repairing, or cleaning the building. Scaffolding is used to ... Read More »

Indore-Patna Express Derailment: WhatsApp Being Used by Doctors to Find Kin of Survivors

Indore-Patna Express Derailment: WhatsApp Being Used by Doctors to Find Kin of Survivors Eight-year-old Sejal Yadav was pulled from the wreckage of a derailed train in northern India and rushed alone to hospital. Hours later she was reunited with her brother – thanks to WhatsApp. As survivors were rescued from the mangled carriages of the Indore-Patna Express on Sunday, many ... Read More »

Twitter Shuts Down Bot That Used to DM guidelines

Micro-running a blog internet site Twitter has retired “Magic Recs” an effective bot account that used tosend users direct messages (DM) recommending viral accounts or Tweets to follow. The bot used to run an algorithm to measure how many others a user is aware of that have been following an account or Tweet in quick succession and used to ship ... Read More »

Facebook Can Be Used to Track the Sleep Patterns of Your Friends

The social networking website Facebook can be used to track people’s sleeping habits by building up a database of when your friends were seen last online busy chatting or “liking” posts on Facebook, a media report said. “Many people visit Facebook as the first thing in the morning and the last thing before going to bed. It is, therefore, possible ... Read More »

Just Launched: A One Stop Platform to Find Mobile Apps Being Used for Social Good in India

There are many apps currently available on mobile phones to address common social problems faced by people – related to safety, governance, disability, education, agriculture, health and much more. Here’s a platform that will help you find them all. Preparing for UPSC exams? There is an app that helps aspirants remain updated with information on current affairs and news in ... Read More »