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James Webb telescope clears functional tests, inches closer to planned 31 Oct launch- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingMar 02, 2021 19:04:33 IST The final functional performance tests of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), due to launch on 31 October 2021, have been completed. In a blog post published on 1 March, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) informed that two comprehensive systems tests have been completed by the testing teams at Northrop […]

What we know about the Red Planet from 260 Martian meteorites found on Earth- Technology News, Firstpost

The ConversationMar 01, 2021 19:23:00 IST NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars last month, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of these, more than half failed at stages from take-off to deployment — including the 1999 Mars Climate Orbiter, […]

Rare Diseases Day 2021: ‘Orphans’ of the health system, DMD patients are denied access to diagnosis, timely treatment

Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. Any disease that affects a small percentage of the population is a rare disease. In many parts of the world, they also go by the term ‘orphan disease’, for the lack of a market large enough to capture the support and resources needed to develop […]

How audio chatrooms like Clubhouse are tapping anew into the age-old appeal of the human voice

Clubhouse’s key attribute is its medium: audio, which sets it apart from established social media and messaging services like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp and YouTube that use text, photos, video or a mix. By Damian Radcliffe Google “What is Clubhouse?” and you’ll find a flurry of articles written in the past few weeks about this […]

Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices after report points to flaws- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersFeb 14, 2021 00:15:41 IST Advertisements Advertisements SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. audio app Clubhouse said it is reviewing its data protection practices, after a report by the Stanford Internet Observatory said it contained security flaws that left users’ data vulnerable to access by the Chinese government. The app said in a response to the study, […]

Brush your teeth sparkling white with these electric toothbrushes- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StudioFeb 11, 2021 21:19:54 IST With a built-in 2 minutes timer This electric toothbrush is one of the most innovative battery toothbrushes that combines unique, multi-directional brush strokes. It has over 2000 strokes per minute. The soft, thin-tipped bristles give you a superior cleaning experience. It also offers better plaque removal compared to a […]

Renault Kiger India launch on 15 February, to be among the most affordable compact SUVs- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffFeb 09, 2021 21:29:46 IST It is official – the Renault Kiger compact SUV’s India launch will take place on 15 February 2021. The Kiger, which marks Renault’s entry into India’s hotly-contested sub-four-metre SUV segment, was revealed in production form only at the end of January, and Renault has now begun production of […]

Apple is close to a deal with Hyundai to produce its own autonomous vehicles: Report- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseFeb 05, 2021 16:57:18 IST Apple is close to a deal on producing its own autonomous vehicles in cooperation with South Korean giant Hyundai with an announcement likely as soon as this month, media reports said. A report by CNBC television, citing unnamed sources, said Apple was working with Hyundai and its Kia brand […]

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has 91.6% efficacy against COVID-19, says study based on Phase 3 trials

The study’s results suggest Sputnik V is among the top-performing vaccines, along with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna jabs that also reported more than 90 percent efficacy Advertisements Advertisements Representational image. AP Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6 percent effective against symptomatic COVID-19 , according to results published in The Lancet on Tuesday that independent experts […]

Asus ROG begins a virtual incubation program for gamers to prep them for e-sport tournaments- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingFeb 01, 2021 18:30:48 IST Asus ROG, also known as the Republic of Gamers, a gaming-focused sub-brand of the Taiwanese company is set to launch a virtual incubation program for gamers called ROG Academy. In order to sharpen and enhance the skills of the gamers, Asus ROG will personally identify PC gamers via a […]

Social media platform Reddit hit by outages in U.S. – Downdetector

ReutersJan 31, 2021 00:15:12 IST Advertisements Advertisements (Reuters) – Social media company Reddit was experiencing problems on its website briefly on Saturday, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.com. Customers reported trouble logging in and sending messages on its website. The outage affected regions such as New York, Boston and Washington in United States and Toronto […]

Citizen scientists help create ‘most complete’ 3D map of brown dwarfs in Milky Way- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingJan 25, 2021 19:28:31 IST Citizen scientists from NASA-funded Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 have now managed to create the ‘most complete’ three-dimensional map of 525 brown dwarfs in our cosmic Milky Way neighbourhood. The brown dwarfs are objects that are balls of gas not heavy enough to be stars, since they cannot power themselves through […]

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is a Fierce Videography Marvel That Will Unleash a World of Infinite Possibilities- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StudioJan 18, 2021 21:24:41 IST Advertisements Advertisements How often have you switched on your camera app and shot an unforgettable moment only to realise that the video came all shaky and disjointed? Worse, the poor lighting conditions meant that all you saw were random dark shadows in your video.Ruing your smartphone’s video capabilities isn’t […]

WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months amid backlash over data sharing with Facebook- Technology News, Firstpost

Press Trust of IndiaJan 16, 2021 11:00:19 IST Houston: WhatsApp announced that it will delay by three months the implementation of a new privacy policy that has faced massive backlash with tens of millions of its users moving from the platform to rivals like Signal and Telegram. The policy change was originally scheduled to come […]

Amazon faces class-action lawsuit over eBook pricing- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersJan 16, 2021 00:16:34 IST Advertisements Advertisements (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday accusing the e-commerce giant of inflating the prices of ebooks in collusion with some publishers. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon and the five largest U.S. publishers, collectively called the ‘Big Five’, agreed to price restraints that […]

Over 90 percent of heat cause by man is absorbed by ocean, temperatures have reached record high in 2020- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingJan 15, 2021 19:53:22 IST A new study, conducted by researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has found that the temperatures in the upper 2,000 metres of the ocean hit a record high in 2020. The study further illustrated that just over 90 percent of the additional heat due to human-caused […]

Galaxy S21 Ultra announced at $1,199, Galaxy S21+ at $999, Galaxy S21 at $799- Technology News, Firstpost

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison. Samsung is hosting its annual Galaxy Unpacked event today, 14 January. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 pm IST, and will be live-streamed on Samsung’s […]