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Here is How to Get Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 And More Free With Your Mobile Plan

A recent Ovum-Amdocs report on the state of OTT services in India suggested that as many as 50% of users are willing to pay for premium media services via their carrier bill if offered at a discount or with an extended free trial. Cellcos are tripping over themselves to bundle Netflix, Amazon Video, Zee5 and more with your bill plan or prepaid recharge.

26 Feb 2020 12:43 pm
Redmi K30 Pro With Snapdragon 865, Full-Screen Display to be Unveiled on March 3

The new Redmi K30 Pro will continue to offer a full-screen display similar to the Redmi K20 Pro.

26 Feb 2020 12:14 pm
Here's How You Can Check How Healthy Your Heart is and Get a Bonus Free Apple Watch

Apple has partnered with Johnson and Johnson to study if the Apple Watch app leads to a lower risk of heart stroke.

26 Feb 2020 12:04 pm
Natural Brewery? This Woman is Urinating Alcohol, But She Doesnt Drink at all

This is the first case of what is now being called the urinary auto-brewery syndrome. Doctors describe this as a rare medical condition in which intoxicating quantities of ethanol are produced by specific types of yeast or bacteria through endogenous fermentation in the digestive system.

26 Feb 2020 11:53 am
Mars is More Alive Than You Probably Imagined, And Has More Quakes Than You Would Like

The InSight lander mission has also detected some weirdness with the planets magnetic field, which doesnt exist anymore in the same way it probably did billions of years ago. But there are magnetizing ancient rocks which are now around 200 feet below the surface of Mars.

26 Feb 2020 11:24 am
Facebook Users Willing to Share Their Personal Data for As Little As $3: Study

As per a study, Facebook users in the US, Germany, and Latin America were willing to share their financial, biometric and location data for 3 to 8 dollars.

26 Feb 2020 10:50 am
Scientists Have Found The First Ever Lifeform That Can Survive Without Oxygen

It has been a few years since we last went to school, but the definition of mitochondria reads, an organelle found in large numbers in most cells, in which the biochemical processes of respiration and energy production occur.

26 Feb 2020 10:13 am
Apple May Release its First ARM-Based Macs Next Year: Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the new Mac will be unveiled in the next 12 to 18 months and will feature an in-house processor not developed by Intel.

26 Feb 2020 9:53 am
Ever Wondered How Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw The Moon? NASA Has a Video You Must See

NASA said that the Apollo 13 mission was in darkness for around eight minutes during which time they were between earthset and sunrise and till the lunar terrain emerged on the horizon. The Apollo 13 was the seventh crewed mission as part of the Apollo space program, and was the third mission meant to land on the moon.

26 Feb 2020 9:51 am
WARNING! Update Your Google Chrome Browser Right Now; Nothing Else is as Important

The urgency to update Chrome on your PC or Mac is because one particular vulnerability among the bunch that the latest Google Chrome update patches actually exists in the wild, which means hackers have already exploited it before Google tracked it down and patched it.

26 Feb 2020 9:15 am
Disney CEO Bob Iger Decides to Step Down; His Legacy Includes Netflix Rival Disney Plus

Iger steered Disney through the successful purchases of Lucasfilms, Marvel, Pixar and other brands that became big moneymakers for Disney. Iger said he will spend more time on Disneys creative endeavors, including the ESPN sports network, the newly acquired Fox studios and the Hulu and Disney Plus streaming services.

26 Feb 2020 8:57 am
Could The Next Apple iPhones be Delayed Because of Coronavirus?

Last week, Apple warned investors it was unlikely to meet revenue targets for the first three months of 2020 and that global iPhone supplies would be limited as manufacturing sites in China were not ramping up production as quickly as expected.

26 Feb 2020 8:19 am
Personal Data of At Least 150 Samsung Users Leaked

Personal data of at least 150 Samsung users was compromised following the 'Find my Mobile' notification glitch that affected several Galaxy smartphone owners.

25 Feb 2020 12:53 pm
Full Time Ethical Hackers Surpass $82 Million in Bug Bounty Earnings: Report

Ethical Hacking has emerged as a viable career with companies like Zomato and OnePlus willing to pay generously for finding and fixing bugs on their platforms.

25 Feb 2020 12:46 pm
Coronavirus And Superspreaders: Humans Can Carry And Transmit COVID-19 Without Symptoms

Any one of us could be Coronavirus or COVID-19 superspreaders, and simply not know about it. Mind you, Coronavirus uses human bodies differently before the symptoms show and superspreaders are not criminals.

25 Feb 2020 12:21 pm
Apple AirTags Will Be Fully Waterproof and Make Use of Magnetic Charging

Universal Scientific Industrial, Shanghai-based manufacturing company will begin supplying the system-in-package for company's upcoming Ultra Wideband item tracking tags in the second to third quarter of 2020.

25 Feb 2020 12:14 pm
Intel Launches New Xeon Data Center Processor, 10nm 5G Chip

Intel had originally planned to unveil its new chips at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

25 Feb 2020 12:10 pm
Poco X2 Going on Sale Today India: Price, Offers, Specs and More

The Poco X2 is the most affordable phone today on the market that offers a 120Hz refresh rate display.

25 Feb 2020 12:04 pm
iQoo 3 With Snapdragon 865 SoC to Launch Today in India: How to Watch Live Stream

iQoo will be entering the Indian smartphone market today by launching its first device in the country.

25 Feb 2020 11:37 am
London Police Chief Calls for Legal Framework for Use of AI, Biometrics and DNA

'Give us the law and we'll work within it', said Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.

25 Feb 2020 11:36 am
Cyber Attack on Mexico's Economy Ministry

This is the second high-profile cyberattack on the Mexican government after hackers demanded $5 million in bitcoin from national oil company Pemex last November.

25 Feb 2020 10:53 am
Janet Jackson's Ex-Husband Sues Facebook Over Fake Cryptocurrency Ads

Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana sued Facebook for letting an unnamed cryptocurrency firm use his image to promote itself in the Middle East.

25 Feb 2020 10:05 am
Will The OnePlus 8 Pro Have Quad Cameras? A New Rumour Seems to Suggest so

This could mean OnePlus 8 Pro will really take it up a couple of notches in terms of the photography experience.

25 Feb 2020 9:38 am
Websites Tracking Coronavirus Spread Are Motivating South Koreans to Stay Indoors

Many South Koreans have been logging on to the sites, with some saying the thought of becoming infected and appearing on an online map is so mortifying it keeps them from going out.

25 Feb 2020 9:32 am
Warren Buffet Has Finally Upgraded to an Apple iPhone 11 From a $20 Samsung Flip Phone

The Samsung U320 Haven flip phone was launched in 2010, with a price tag of around $20 at the time. It has a 2.2-inch display, weighed just 99 grams, the phonebook capacity was 500 contacts and did SMS as well as MMS messaging.

25 Feb 2020 9:19 am
Netflix is Now Listing Top 10 Most Viewed Movies And TV Shows in India

It is all about more transparency for Netflix, after years of keeping viewership data and any related trends a well-guarded secret. The feature is now rolling out in India as well as around the world, after successful trials in UK and Mexico.

25 Feb 2020 8:50 am
Huawei Has a New Foldable Phone Called The Mate Xs And it Costs $2700

Huawei, the worlds No. 2 phone maker, faces competition from Samsung and Motorola, which recently launched new folding screen smartphones. Faced with stagnating sales as consumers hold on to their devices longer, smartphone makers have turned to foldable technology to rejuvenate the market.

25 Feb 2020 8:24 am
Ex-Facebook Sustainablity Chief Launches Group to Fight Climate Change

ClimateVoice will help employees at big tech companies amplify climate activism and lobby for legislative action.

24 Feb 2020 12:45 pm
Want Netflix For Just Rs 5 For a Month? You May Get Lucky Ahead of Disney Plus Launch

Netflix currently offers four subscription plans in India. The mobile-only plan is priced at Rs 199, the standard definition (SD) single-screen plan costs Rs 499, the High Definition plan which lets you stream costs Rs 649 while the top-tier Ultra HD 4K four screen plan costs Rs 799 per month.

24 Feb 2020 12:27 pm
The Samsung Galaxy A71 is Now on Sale For Rs 29,999; Prism Crush Blue Looks Quite Cool

The Samsung Galaxy A71 is now available at retail stores across India, the Samsung Opera House, online store, and online. The Galaxy A71 features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (2400x1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display and the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor.

24 Feb 2020 11:58 am
New Video-Making App Firework Launches Multi-Camera Recording Tool 'Gemi'

Firework's new Gemi tool allows iPhone users to shoot split-screen videos using their front and back cameras at the same time.

24 Feb 2020 11:57 am
New Apple Patent Reveals All-Glass iPhone with Wraparound Display

Apple's latest iPhone patent describes a six-sided glass enclosure with the device's entire surface being touch-sensitive.

24 Feb 2020 10:59 am
Coronavirus Scare May Mean OnePlus 8 is Launched Online; Not Splurging is a Good Thing

Recently, a OnePlus 8 Pro prototype has been spotted in the wild hinting at dual punch-hole display and a curved display like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

24 Feb 2020 10:38 am
Bots on Twitter Are Really Worried About Climate Change; Greta Thunberg Will Not be Pleased

The study could not identify the people responsible for setting up the bots that were trained to post climate denial messages on Twitter.

24 Feb 2020 10:33 am
Realme Smart TVs Are Coming to India Soon And Will Compete Against Xiaomi Mi TVs

Once launched the Realme TVs would compete against Xiaomi which already has several TV models in the country along with OnePlus.

24 Feb 2020 10:12 am
Is The Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Coming to India Soon? This is The Biggest Hint Yet That it is

The Mi Mix Alpha will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip and will be paired with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. The highlight surely has to be the folding screen, which Xiaomi calls the Mi MIX Surround Display.

24 Feb 2020 10:02 am
iQOO 3 5G to Cost Less Than Rs 40,000 As it Looks Set For Realme X50 Pro 5G Battles

The iQOO 3 rolls out on Flipkart tomorrow, with the expected price tag under Rs 40,000 for a phone that will offer 5G connectivity and runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC.

24 Feb 2020 9:40 am
Realme X50 Pro 5G Will Run Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC; Your Life Must Feel Complete Now?

"#realmeX50Pro is a gigantic leap for us. #real5G, SD 865, 65W SuperDart charging and other amazing features," wrote Madhav Sheth in a tweet.

24 Feb 2020 9:31 am
Daredevil Mad Mike Hughes Believed The Earth is Flat, And Died While Trying to Prove it

A videotape of the incident, in which the rocket appears to fail shortly after take-off in the Mojave Desert outside Barstow, California, was posted to Twitter by Justin Chapman, a freelance journalist who was filming the launch.

24 Feb 2020 9:19 am
Twitter Has Taken Down Some Pro-Mike Bloomberg Profiles Because They Were Spamming Everyone

Twitter said the accounts violated its platform manipulation and spam policy, which prohibits coordination among accounts to amplify or disrupt conversation by using multiple accounts.

24 Feb 2020 9:10 am
France Wants A Global Tax Regime For Google, FB And Others, Else Warns of Chaos

France and the United States have declared a truce to allow the multilateral talks to reach a conclusion by year-end.

24 Feb 2020 9:04 am
Jabra Elite 75t Review: These Wireless Earbuds Are Absolutely Brilliant And Worth Every Penny

Apple AirPods have their greatest rival till date. The Jabra Elite 75t are IP55 rated, which makes these earbuds dust resistant and also can hold their own against a sustained water jet spray. Plus, great sound and robust battery life.

23 Feb 2020 12:12 pm
Salaam, a Video Game Based on a Refugee's Life, Wants You to See Their Harsh Realities

Lual Mayen, the designer of the game, belongs to a family that became a refugee themselves during the second civil war in South Sudan.

23 Feb 2020 3:45 am
US Law Aimed to Curb Spread of Child Porn May Kill Encryption on Apps Like WhatsApp

End-to-end encryption, offered on messaging apps such as WhatsApp, are critical to maintain privacy of conversations.

23 Feb 2020 3:37 am
MGM Hotels Sued Over Data Breach that Affected Millions of Celebs, CEOs

The data breach that affected the noted casino operator MGM Hotels is reported to have leaked private information of almost 10.6 million customers.

23 Feb 2020 3:21 am
G20 Summit 2020: Leaders Look to Impose Local Tax on Google, Facebook, Amazon, Others

According to assessment from finance officials of various nations, the proposed tax rules on tech giants can boost nations by as much as $100 billion.

23 Feb 2020 3:09 am
Coronavirus Impact: Samsung Factory in Korea Shut Down After Employee Tests Positive

Samsung has ordered the infected floor to stay shut for an added day, and all employees who may have been in contact to remain in self-quarantine until notice.

23 Feb 2020 3:01 am