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Nestle to sell North American water brands

Nestle said it would sell Pure Life and some other struggling North American water brands to two private equity firms for $4.3 billion, as the food giant doubles down on its premium offerings including Perrier. […]

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Google rolls out dark mode for two-factor authentication prompt

Google is rolling out a new update for its two-factor authentication (2FA) prompt on Android, which adds support for dark mode. Compared to the previous iteration, the new Google Prompt centres the company logo, “Is […]

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How to share apps without internet with Google Nearby Share?

Google’s Nearby Share feature has been around for a while now, and it is a great way to share links, photos and more with family and friends. The app uses no data connection and doesn’t […]

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Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform

Canberra (TIP): Facebook announced on Thursday, February 17,  that it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism. […]

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Maersk plans world’s first carbon-neutral container ship in 2023

Shipping group Maersk said  it will accelerate plans to decarbonise sea-borne container shipping by putting the world’s first carbon-neutral vessel into operation in 2023, seven years ahead of its original plan. The shipping industry, which […]

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Google Android 12 leaked screenshots show dedicated privacy page, iOS-like design: Report

Google’s next version for Android, which is Android 12 is already under development. Ahead of the developer previews, the leaks have begun. A new report by XDA has shown a few new screenshots from an […]

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What is Koo, the Indian microblogging website, and how does it work

Koo, an Indian microblogging website, launched 10 months ago has been recognised by the Government of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as one of the Aatmanirbhar apps of India. Koo was launched by app […]

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iOS 14.5 will now allow third-party default music service for Siri

The Apple fanatics will soon have a reason to rejoice as the new iOS 14.5 version is coming up with a lot of new features on the bucket list for the users. According to The […]

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Disinformation is a cybersecurity threat

The disinformation infodemic requires a concerted and coordinated effort by governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and other entities to create standards and implement defenses. Taking advantage of the frameworks, norms, and tactics that we have already […]

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Over 80 people arrested in China for smuggling fake COVID-19 vaccines

Beijing (TIP): China has arrested over 80 people for smuggling and supplying counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports that some of the jabs have already made their way to Africa, the official media has reported. Apart […]

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iPhone 13 plans optical in-display fingerprint sensor

Apple is reportedly planning to launch iPhone 13 line-up next year and now a new report has claimed that the upcoming series may come with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor as the secondary biometric option […]

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Tesla’s new Model S will automatically shift by ‘guessing’

Electric car maker Tesla’s redesigned Model S and Model X will have automatic shifting between the park, reverse, neutral and drive (or PRND) by “guessing”. There will be an option to change drive modes on […]

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Mars’ Gale crater was similar to Iceland over 3 bn yrs ago: Study

More than three billion years ago, Mars Gale crater had seasons and terrain that were close to that of Iceland’s. A study by Rice University scientists using the data from the National Aeronautics and Space […]

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Russian hack of US agencies exposed supply chain weaknesses

The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn’t bother trying to break one by one into the networks of each department. Instead, they got inside by sneaking […]

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Largest sea on Saturn’s moon Titan could be more than 1,000 feet deep

Saturn’s largest of the 82 moons, Titan’s biggest water body is more than 1,000 feet deep near its centre. The Kraken Mare is so deep that its exact depth could not be measured. The new […]

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Twitter’s full tweet archive now free for academic researchers

Twitter has allowed third-party academic researchers free access to the full history of public conversation via the full-archive search endpoint, which was previously limited to paid premium or enterprise customers. Twitter API was first introduced […]

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Data of 533mn FB users being sold via Telegram bot

In a fresh trouble for Facebook, phone numbers of 533 million users are currently being sold via a bot on encrypted messaging platform Telegram, which came from a Facebook vulnerability that was patched by the […]

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Indian –American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava wins Michael and Sheila Held Prize

Parminder Aujla SACRAMENTO (TIP): Indian -American Nikhil Srivastava, a young mathematician, has been named winner of the prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize along with two others for solving long-standing questions on the Kadison-Singer […]

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Indian American filmmaker Ram Devineni’s “Priya’s Mask” launched in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam

NEW YORK (TIP): Online versions of “Priya’s Mask”, featuring India’s first female comic book superhero created by Indian American documentary filmmaker, and technologist Ram Devineni, have been launched in three South Indian languages —Tamil, Kannada, […]

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Chrome 88 makes it easier to manage and change passwords

Google has released another Chrome update for Windows, Mac and Linux, adding some personal security features that should keep users a little safer online. If you use Chrome’s built-in password manager — which isn’t our […]

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This new Windows 10 bug could brick your PC

Don’t do it. Most people aren’t going to experiment with navigating to root Windows 10 folders, but just in case anyone might be digging around in the software guts of their PC, it’s best to […]