Category: Technology


Crypto relief for India’s COVID-19 crisis pours in, even as it remains a legal grey area- Technology News, Firstpost

Abhishek SamuelMay 11, 2021 20:00:42 IST Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin messaged Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal on 7 May: “Hey, I donated some more”. The some more here is three million dollars (approx. Rs 22.02 crore) in Elon Musk’s favourite meme currency, Dogecoin, towards Nailwal’s COVID-19 relief initiative for India, Crypto Relief. Buterin initially donated $600,000 […]

Electric vehicles will become more affordable than ICE models in Europe by 2027: Study- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseMay 10, 2021 18:49:39 IST Electric cars will be cheaper to build than fossil fuel vehicles across Europe within six years and could represent 100 percent of new sales by 2035, according to a study published Monday. Carmakers are shifting en masse to electric and hybrid models in order to bring average fleet emissions […]

Verified Twitter accounts, including Firstpost, hacked to imitate ‘SNL’, offer free cryptocurrency- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StaffMay 09, 2021 16:13:10 IST Several verified Twitter accounts worldwide were hacked on Saturday and Sunday, after Elon Musk shared a link to “watch Saturday Night Live outside the United States.” Firstpost‘s Twitter account was among the ones that were hacked. Musk had hosted the show on Saturday. Firstpost on Sunday contacted Twitter to alert […]

Samsung Bixby 3.0 gets support for Indian English, now available for Galaxy S21 Series, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A72- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingMay 07, 2021 17:12:49 IST Samsung is rolling out a new Bixby 3.0 update for its virtual assistant, which will come with support of Indian English. This means, Bixby will now be able to understand most Indian names, places, terms, and instructions, including “setting a timer for daily yoga practice, calling Papa, checking out recipes”, among others. […]

MicroVision shares tumble nearly 24% after surging- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersApr 28, 2021 02:18:37 IST Advertisements Advertisements (Reuters) – Shares of MicroVision Inc finished down almost 24% on Tuesday after a blistering rally in which the laser-developer’s stock almost tripled in value in less than a week. MicroVision, which develops laser scanning technology for automotive lidar sensors and augmented reality, was the most mentioned stock […]

Italy’s digital divide renders remote parts of the country without internet, bringing life to a standstill in lockdown-World News , Firstpost”

Nearly a quarter of Italians do not use the internet, and one third of households have no fixed connection, according to figures released last month by national statistics agency Istat. Advertisements Advertisements For Italy, part of the challenge is to transform places like Colle di Tora, which are not so much cut off from the […]

ASUS ExpertBook B9 with 14-inch display, 11th gen Intel Core processors launched in India, priced starting Rs 1,15,489- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingApr 23, 2021 23:10:22 IST Asus has announced the launch of a new 14-inch business laptop in India called the ExpertBook B9. Asus claims that it is the world’s lightest business laptop. The ExpertBook B9 will be soon available at ASUS Exclusive Stores, and leading Commercial PC channel partners. The starting price of the laptop is Rs. […]

Google celebrates Ingenuity helicopter’s flight on Mars with a special Easter egg animation- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingApr 23, 2021 23:04:56 IST As a historic feat to its name, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) pulled off its first controlled flight on another planet on 19 April. The Mars helicopter – Ingenuity, made history when it took off into thin air on the planet. In order to celebrate the occasion, […]

Ola Electric reveals details of its Hypercharger network ahead of e-scooter launch- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffApr 22, 2021 20:58:44 IST Ola Electric today announced it will establish the Ola Hypercharger network for its upcoming electric two-wheelers, the first of which will be the Ola e-scooter that’s set for launch in the coming months. Interestingly, this announcement from Ola Electric came on Earth Day 2021, and exactly a day […]

Hero MotoCorp announces tie-up with Gogoro, to build battery swapping network in India- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffApr 21, 2021 20:32:59 IST In a move that is bound to boost to the electric two-wheeler market in the country, Hero MotoCorp has announced it has entered a strategic partnership with Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro to tap into India’s nascent EV two-wheeler space. In a press note issued earlier today, the […]

Italy court orders Vivendi to pay Mediaset 1.7 million euros, rejecting multi-billion damage claim- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersApr 20, 2021 00:17:56 IST Advertisements Advertisements MILAN (Reuters) – An Italian court ruled on Monday that French media giant Vivendi pay Italian broadcaster Mediaset more than 1.7 million euros ($2 million) in damages – much less than sought – in a case stemming from a failed pay-TV deal. The Milanese broadcaster was seeking around […]

Supergiant, maker of BAFTA-winning Hades, takes on industry goliaths with old-school approach to video games

Unlike massive role-playing experiences with film-like graphics, Hades is a ‘dungeon crawler’ that challenges players to fight their way through chambers rife with demonic adversaries to escape the underworld. Advertisements Advertisements Supergiant Games LLC / AFP No work email after 5.00 pm on Fridays, mandatory vacations: the outfit behind role-playing video game sensation Hades doesn’t […]

India’s climate ambitions to grow, but not under global pressure, environment minister Javadekar says- Technology News, Firstpost

Press Trust of IndiaApr 14, 2021 19:46:44 IST Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure, and that it will not allow anybody to forget their historical responsibility. He also said that India is suffering because of the mistakes of others and “is not responsible […]

Huawei to invest one billion dollars for developing electric vehicle systems, self-driving tech- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseApr 13, 2021 18:18:21 IST Embattled Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday vowed to weather wide-ranging US sanctions with a push into the intelligent vehicle sector and ramping up development of its own mobile phone ecosystem. Rotating chairman Eric Xu said Huawei planned to invest one billion dollars in the projects – in cooperation […]

China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersApr 12, 2021 02:15:27 IST Advertisements Advertisements BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful companies, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Beijing’s plan to bulk up the State Administration for Market […]

U.S. senators criticize Apple for not testifying on antitrust concerns- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersApr 10, 2021 02:15:46 IST Advertisements Advertisements By Paresh Dave (Reuters) – Apple Inc is refusing to testify at an upcoming U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on competition issues related to mobile app stores, the bipartisan leaders of the panel said on Friday. App makers long have accused Apple’s App Store for iPhones and iPads, along […]

Facebook Pages will now be labelled for more context on posts; feature being tested in the US- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingApr 09, 2021 23:01:47 IST Facebook has been introducing various ways to curb the spread of misinformation on its platform. Taking its vision forward, the social media platform has announced that it is now testing page label feature to give people more context about the pages they see. These labels will appear below the page […]

Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia C20 and Nokia C10 launched globally- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffApr 08, 2021 20:05:12 IST Calling it the ‘biggest launch to date’, HMD Global announced six new Nokia smartphones at a global launch event today. Nokia also streamlined its smartphones into three distinct series – top of the range Nokia X-series, intermediate G-series, and entry-level C-series. At today’s event, Nokia launched two smartphones in […]

Travel without any tension with Universal travel adaptors- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StudioApr 08, 2021 00:04:49 IST Multi-purpose 14AM’s universal travel adaptor covers 175 countries with Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, France, Switzerland, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States of America, UAE, Maldives and many more. It has dual USB charger ports. It can be […]

Wildlife biologist and conservationist Sanjay Gubbi on why there’s little understanding about leopards in India

In an interview with Firstpost, Gubbi discusses learnings from his research work, his new book Leopard Diaries, threats to leopards like poaching and habitat loss, and what readers interested in leopards — or even wildlife in general — can do to further conservation goals. The Indian leopard is one of the country’s five Big Cat […]

Spotify buys Locker Room app’s maker Betty Labs in live audio push- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersMar 31, 2021 01:15:54 IST Advertisements Advertisements By Elizabeth Culliford NEW YORK (Reuters) – Spotify Inc said on Tuesday it has purchased Betty Labs, the company behind sports-focused social audio app Locker Room, to accelerate its move into live audio. New voice-based platforms, including invite-only social app Clubhouse, have seen rapid growth in recent months […]

An overview of the history, myths associated with adjuvants, the unsung heroes of vaccines

Adjuvants have been lending a helping hand to vaccinologists for many decades. Yet a lack of a clear understanding of how they work has tainted their reputation, leading to epithets such as “alchemy” and “the immunologist’s dirty secret”. Advertisements Advertisements Gaston Ramon, a French vet, discovered vaccine adjuvants. Wellcome Collection/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA By Anita […]

Deals on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone SE, M1 MacBook Pro, Apple Watch SE, more on Vijay Sales- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffMar 27, 2021 15:52:12 IST This Holi 2021, several e-commerce platforms are hosting special sales. Realme is hosting ‘Realme Holi Days’, Amazon is hosting ‘Smartphone Upgrade Days’, and Flipkart is also hosting festive deals. Now, Vijay Sales has announced ‘Apple Days sale’ on its online website. The Apple Days sale on Vijay Sales […]