Pragati Pathrotkar

WhatsApp to Soon Launch Enterprise-level Communication App

After years of sticking to a purely subscription-based revenue model, the popular messaging and calling app WhatsApp is finally planning to monetize its services by charging large enterprises for tools that will allow them to establish a better channel for communicating with consumers. A free app will also be developed for small- and medium-sized enterprises, although the company has not yet outlined the functionality of the free app.  The enterprise-version

Latest Smartwatches to Automatically Track the Activities as they Happen

Researchers have made another calculation that empowers smartwatches, a development that will give a clearer and more precise report of your everyday life, such as to record your activity session as well as find out when you are brushing your teeth or cooking. Current smartwatches can perceive a set number of specific exercises, including yoga and running, however these are programmed beforehand. The new strategy, created by analysts from University

Celestial Phenomenon ‘Diamond Rain’ Induced in Laboratory

Researchers from the United States, Japan, Germany and the UK experimented at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to mimic the diamond rain within the interior of icy giant planets. This phenomenon, carried out at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), included the recreation of celestial climates is termed as lab astrophysics. It is a method of simulation of grand galactic events on smaller temporal and spatial scales wherein the physical

Google Unveils Android 8.0, officially Names it ‘Oreo’

As is the tradition, Google has titled its latest Android version after a popular treat, this time as ‘Oreo’. Android 8.0 Oreo’s source code will be transferred to servers by Google specialists to the Android Open Source Project, while updates for the supported gadgets of Nexus and Pixel cellular phones are expected to arrive “soon”. The last built up will be sent to gadgets enlisted in the Android Beta Program

Apple to Make Google Pay Up for Remaining Default Engine on iOS

Apple’s iOS device are touted to contribute to almost half of Google’s search revenues of the mobile segment. With such a large contribution, Apple is set to acquire licensing fees from Google, on account of the popularity of the search engine. The deal is predicted to be of almost $3 bn each year, just to remain the default search engine on iOS devices. Back in 2014, Google reported paid $1

Coming Soon: Facebook “Trending News”

Facebook is launching a section named “Trending News” on their mobile app. The section will contain the latest relevant news that a reader would want, all with their own links to the original article. The news regarding the Trending News section was revealed earlier in spring when Facebook officials stated news was swiftly becoming an important part of Facebook feeds. The section keeps a track of the news items and

Fired Techie Blatantly Supports ‘Loner Genius Myth’ in Memo

In this age, job requirements like communication, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills play a crucial role in sustaining your career. Avoiding teamwork is nearly impossible- not just interdepartmental communication, but intradepartmental interaction is not just an obligation, but a demand, even in technical fields. The Google engineer who was let go a week ago, insisted on the patriarchal myth of the lonesome nerd in his memo. He states that women,

Amazon Founder Becomes World’s Richest Person Momentarily

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s net worth touched US$91.4 bn last week, following which he briefly overtook Bill Gates to gain the title of the world’s richest person. A steep rise in Amazon shares led to Mr. Bezos’ wealth surpass that of Microsoft co-founder for some time, as per Forbes. However, the rise was momentary with Amazon shares dropping back to position Mr. Gates again on the top slot. Mr. Bezos

Trusted Blockchain Framework Could Secure IoT System

Anyone doubting the disruptive effect that security lapses in Internet of things (IoT) devices could create should know how a DDoS attack from a Mirai botnet in 2016 nearly compromised the internet access across Liberia in Africa.   Things haven’t changed much since. Botnets have been continually dwarfing security in IoT devices through 2017 and for no obvious reasons. However, a new framework that underpins a distributed and decentralized ledger suggested

MIT Targets Home 3D Viewing through Home3D

3D viewing technology has become a staple in the movie making world due to the superior viewing experience it offers to the viewers. 3D technology provides a convincing sense of depth due to the separation of red and blue color bands and thus offers superior viewing experiences. Commercially used 3D technology works through polarized light and thus requires special glasses for ideal viewing. While this doesn’t present a problem for

Facebook now Wields 2 Bn Monthly Users

As Mark Zuckerberg put it in his ever-so-cool announcement message, Facebook now has a whopping two billion monthly users. The achievement highlights Facebook’s dominance in the burgeoning social media sector, as the next highest monthly user figure is held by YouTube, at 1.5 billion. Among messaging apps, Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger are the only other apps to have a 1-billion-plus user base, and Instagram is also inching steadily towards the

Cocoa and Chocolate Boost Cognition, Concludes Italian Researchers

In a recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers at the University of L’Aquila, Italy, examining at length the available literature on the intake of cocoa flavanols in participants revealed cocoa to have beneficial effects on their cognitive abilities. The review included studies on the impact of acute as well as chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on various cognitive functions. The revelation by scientists, first of its

BDI Expects 1.5% Growth in German Economy for 2017, Thanks Export Rise

The Federation of German Industries (BDI), originally ‘Der Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.,’ confirmed Tuesday that Germany has been forecasted to witness a rise in its economic output by an estimate 1.5% owing to exports picking up pace. However, the BDI also gave a warning signal stating that the country should not put the guard down while being puffed up by its laurels. Dieter Kempf, president of the BDI, said

Molecular Functions Core Life Starter on Earth, Reveals New Study

After the well-known big bang that is popularly believed to have led to the formation of the earth, life started really small. Later different elements conjoined to form basic carbon-based molecules that triggered later events on the planet. A renowned hypothesis suggests that RNA or ribonucleic acid, which comprises the genetic blueprints and is known for performing ground level chemical reactions, generated life on earth. However, some scientists and researchers

Theresa May Brings a Fresh Perspective in her as Learns From her Mistakes

UK polls remained resilient despite the deadly threat of terror and the trauma of the unfortunate month that has been. With 46 million voters and a choice between Prime Minister Theresa May and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, the nation saw voters taking up their responsibility under strict police presence. Armed guards and officers stood at polling booths after two major attacks have scarred UK in recent past. A suicide bombing

Scientists Find Out How Whales Adapted to Hearing Underwater

A recent research report states that the hearing abilities of whales has changed and improved over many millions of years. Today, whales can hear very high-or-low-pitched sounds, a feature that has evolved through centuries. While observing CT scans of ancient whale ear bones scientists found that whale hearing has undergone drastic transformations. The present-day whales have super-hearing abilities that allows them to communicate over long distances. This ability is used

ISRO Successfully Launches GSLV Mk III, India’s Heaviest Rocket

On June 5, 2017, scientists at ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III, a 640-tonne rocket that is the largest ever from India, putting the country head and shoulders with space giants such as the U.S., Russia, and China. The space shuttle carried a satellite that weighed more than three tonnes, the heaviest payload India has ever achieved, which opens opportunity to send humans into space in the near future. This

India to Embrace Electric Cars via New Government Plan

It has been recently announced that India is planning to sell only electric cars in the near future, delighting environmentalists while disappointing the oil industry. With concerns pertaining to the rising prices of diesel and petrol, not to mention the alarming levels of pollution, the decision is being welcomed as a revolutionary move. Under the new plans of the Indian government, every single car sold in the country from 2030

3 New GSAT Satellites Launches by ISRO to Trigger High-Speed Internet

Although, India is only the second among the countries boasting of highest number of internet users, it still lags behind several Asian nations when it comes down to internet speed. But this will expectedly change in the next few months with the scheduled launch of three new communication satellites—GSAT-19, GSAT-11, and GSAT-20. The Indian Space Research Station (ISRO) has scheduled to launch GSAT-19 in June, 2017 closely trailed by GSAT-11

Intel’s Bat Sensors and Drones Highlight Champions Trophy 2017

At the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, to be played at three different venues in the U.K in the month of June, Intel will be introducing their new innovations to analyze swing of the bat by a batsman through their Curie module and provide run-time pitch assessment via drones. For the fans at two of the three stadiums (Edgbaston in Birmingham and Kennington Oval in London, except Sophia Gardens in Cardiff),