Category: Technology


Personal data of 2.8 lakh WhiteHat Jr students reportedly exposed, company insists there was no breach- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffNov 26, 2020 18:56:33 IST Indian education tech startup WhiteHat Jr was reportedly affected by a bug that left personal data of 2.8 lakh students exposed. WhiteHat Jr admitted there was a bug, but insisted that there was no data breach and that the issue was resolved within 24 hours of being found. […]

Mindtree Limited partners with the Nordex Group in a bid to drive digital transformation

Mindtree Limited and The Nordex Group partner to upscale their company’s digital transformation and growth plans respectively. Mindtree Limited, an Indian multinational information technology and outsourcing company has united with wind turbine manufacturer, The Nordex Group, in a five-year deal on 23 November to simplify, modernise and transform its complete IT landscape globally. This deal […]

Amazon Music expands X-Ray features, to provide more info about favourite songs- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingNov 23, 2020 17:39:49 IST Amazon Music has expanded its X-Ray features which now will enable users to get glimpses of behind-the-scenes and trivia for their favourite songs. The feature is, however, not new for Amazon. It is already available on Amazon Prime Video streaming platform where it provides brief information about the actors […]

US FDA grants emergency use authorisation to Regeneron antibody therapy given to Donald Trump

The green light for drugmaker Regeneron came after REGEN-COV2, was shown to reduce COVID-19-related hospitalizations or emergency room visits in patients with underlying conditions Advertisements Advertisements A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. AFP Washington: A COVID-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump […]

Oxford vaccine candidate found safe in elderly, offered immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in all age groups

Two weeks after volunteers were administered a second dose, over 99 percent of them had neutralising antibody responses regardless of age. Advertisements Advertisements The Oxford vaccine has showm similar immune responses across all the three age groups – 18-55, 56-69, and 70 and over. New data from Oxford University shows that its vaccine ChAdOx1 nCov-2019 […]

Epic Games’ Hypersense tech could mirror Fortnite players’ facial expressions in real time- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingNov 18, 2020 19:11:18 IST Epic Games, the developer behind Fortnite recently bought the real-time facial animation technology company called Hypersense. As per a report in The Verge, the app can put a gamer’s facial expression directly onto a videogame character using a simple webcam. The report adds that Hypersense’s app Hypermeet was released in […]

BYJU’S Young Genius Is Looking for Young Prodigies from Across India- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StudioNov 17, 2020 19:00:44 IST Advertisements Advertisements What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word genius? A person of greater intellect? Someone who can cull out insights from seemingly mundane things and apply them for major breakthroughs? Someone who works with a fiery passion and an unshakeable tenacity […]

Snapchat releases several festive lenses, stickers and features- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingNov 13, 2020 17:59:09 IST Snapchat is the latest app to bring out special features ahead of Diwali. In a global rollout, Snapchat has launched several lenses for users to enjoy the festive season. The app has also released new sticker packs, filters and Bitmoji filters. Snapchat claims the latest features will let users spend Diwali in […]

EA confirms Battlefield 6 to be launched in late 2021, more details expected around April- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingNov 10, 2020 19:04:44 IST The next instalment of Battlefield has received a green signal from Electronic Arts with the publisher working with DICE to produce Battlefield 6 next year. EA CEO and director Andrew Wilson made the announcement during EA’s quarterly earnings call a few days ago. Apart from announcing that the game […]

Twitter search links Trump to ‘loser’- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersNov 08, 2020 02:15:43 IST Advertisements Advertisements (Reuters) – Twitter users searching for the word “loser” on Saturday were greeted with an unusual first result: U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. The search result appeared as major news organizations declared that voters had delivered the presidency to Trump’s opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, after four days of […]

Take-Two to buy British videogame developer Codemasters for $973 million- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersNov 07, 2020 00:16:37 IST Advertisements Advertisements (Reuters) – British videogame developer Codemasters Group Holdings said on Friday it had received a buyout offer from U.S.-based videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc for 485 pence per share. Codemasters, which is known for its Formula One games for the Playstation 4, added that the deal term, […]

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales review | Short and mostly sweet, but a total ripoff at full price

Karan PradhanNov 06, 2020 18:36:49 IST The first time I even heard of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (referred to from here on as MSM:MM) was at the start of Sony’s PlayStation 5 showcase back in June. At the time, I had postulated, “Considering the polished gameplay, gorgeous graphics and engaging story — not to mention three substantial and […]

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe launched in India starting at Rs 76.7 lakh, bookings now open- Technology News, Firstpost

OverdriveNov 03, 2020 17:32:54 IST Mercedes-Benz India has launched the facelifted Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe in India. Prices for the AMG coupe-SUV start at Rs 76.70 lakh, ex-showroom. Notably, this is the first AMG car to be locally assembled at the Mercedes-Benz India plant in Chakan near Pune. Bookings have begun already and can be […]

CRISPR gene editing can cause unwanted changes in human embryos, study finds

Instead of addressing genetic mutations, the CRISPR-Cas9 technology, which won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year, appeared to wreak genetic havoc in about half the specimens that the researchers examined Advertisements Advertisements Representational image. National Cancer Institute/Unsplash A powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9, which this month nabbed the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for two […]

Google Play Store’s new feature will allow Android users to compare apps before downloading- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingOct 30, 2020 16:57:10 IST Google Play Store is experimenting with a feature that will enable users to compare similar apps so that they can decide and choose the best one that meets their requirements. Google, through this feature on its Play Store app market, will provide more convenience to Android users. The Google […]

Micromax teases new video that reveals design of the upcoming ‘In’ series smartphone- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingOct 29, 2020 17:01:21 IST Micromax India has started to tease its upcoming Micromax ‘In’ series ahead of its launch on 3 November. The 10-second clip gives a glimpse of the upcoming smartphone. “India’s style makes heads turn. We’ve designed our new smartphones to do just that,” Micromax India tweet read. The clip shows […]

Lost tectonic plate Resurrection has been ‘found’ under the Pacific Ocean- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingOct 26, 2020 17:05:05 IST Scientists have created a model that suggests that a tectonic plate, located in western North America some 60 million years ago, actually existed. Geophysicists have been torn between the probability of the Resurrection plate actually existing. While one school of thought said it never was there, the other school […]

Russian Scientists discover 5,000-year-old skull of failed brain surgery patient in Crimea

Archaeologists have found clear proof of an ancient surgical procedure, called trepanation which involved drilling small holes in the skull Advertisements Advertisements Archaeologists have unearthed the skull of a 5,000 year old man in Crimea who underwent ancient brain surgery during the Bronze Age. Image by Darya Veselkova Russian scientists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skull […]

‘Biodiversity by the Bay’ aims to channel the power of Mumbai’s youth to save the city’s natural habitats

The Aarey controversy in 2019 revealed an opportunity, to create a larger, powerful climate movement in Mumbai, spurred by the city’s youth. Advertisements Advertisements Mumbai, a concrete Jungle. Image Credit: Nilangee Kiran More The origin story of Mumbai dates back to 1700s, when seven islands and a series of reclamations were put together to build what would be India’s thriving financial […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G tops DxOMark display score, Mi 10 Ultra leads camera- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffOct 20, 2020 18:31:57 IST DxOMark – an industry standard for smartphone and digital camera tests and ratings – has introduced a new score for smartphone display and has expanded its smartphone rear-camera test protocol. DxOMark has revealed that its display test protocol combines over “400 objective measurements and over 20 hours of perceptual […]

The Zai Whitaker column | Remembering Bob and Tanya, saviours of the Western Ghats’ sky islands

The Palani Hills bug bit Bob Stewart and Tanya Balcar, two young British backpackers who were travelling through southern India in 1985. The Western Ghats are not only among the world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots, but also among the eight “hottest” of the hotspots. They’ve also won another ecological Grammy: the status of a UNESCO World […]

Top games meant for Xbox One

Character customization This is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberwar, skillset, and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the […]

Google releases YouTube Music app for Apple Watch, compatible with Watch Series 3 and above- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingOct 16, 2020 18:20:08 IST Google has now released a YouTube Music app for Apple Watch. The app provides basic playback controls and browsing of what is on one’s phone. Using the app, users can cruise through music collections, control playback and select casting options straight from their Apple Watch, according to a blog […]

NODWIN announces Northeast Esports Summit For Free Fire and Clash of Clans- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingOct 15, 2020 16:47:44 IST Popular esports company NODWIN Gaming has announced the Northeast Esports Summit on Wednesday. The event has a prize pool of Rs 3.5 Lakh where gamers play famous titles like Clash of Clans and Free Fire. The registrations for the tournament opened on 14 October and the matches for the first qualifiers […]

Why is it important that human rights guide our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic?- Technology News, Firstpost

The ConversationOct 14, 2020 18:00:54 IST The coronavirus pandemic has killed over a million people globally and disrupted healthcare and political systems, economies, social bonds and religious practices. What can South Africa’s Bill of Rights and international human rights treaties contribute to coronavirus responses and recovery strategies in the country and globally? My central argument […]

NASA think that OSIRIS-REx spacecraft might find evidence of water on asteroid Bennu- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingOct 13, 2020 17:11:56 IST NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set to perform its first attempt to touch-and-go (TAG) sample collection on the near-earth asteroid Bennu. However, ahead of the operation on 20 October, scientists have detailed upon the material that can be found from the surface of the asteroid in a series of […]

Half-price phones, easy exchanges, and hassle-free service make Flipkart THE destination for all your smartphone needs- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StudioOct 10, 2020 15:05:12 IST Advertisements Advertisements It’s October a.k.a Techtober, and you know what that means! Not friends, not family, not even Diwali — which is just around the corner. No, October means smartphones! October hasn’t been dubbed Techtober without reason. It’s also the month for epic sales, like Flipkart’s Big Billion Days […]