Technology

No, mobile numbers in India will not add an extra digit - here's why

TRAI has clarified that the existing 10-digit numbering scheme would continue and has recommended ways to increase the numbering resources within the current system

Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy M01 and M11 launch in India

Samsung has unveiled its latest budget smartphones in India with the Galaxy M01 and Glaalcy M11. Both the handsets are powered by Snapdragon chipsets.

Big changes could be coming to Linux programming

Linux 5.7 has arrived and the latest update to the Linux kernel brings a number of new changes and features.

Android 11 Beta Introduces Customizable Power Menu Controls

The power menu is getting a boost with the Android 11 beta. As XDA's Mishaal Rahman points out, the new power menu in the Android 11 beta will have a customization option for various actions. What's more is that Google will let you toggle on and off which ones you want to surface. As it [...] Read More... The post Android 11 Beta Introduces Customizable Power Menu Controls appeared first on Android Headlines.

Max Q: SpaceX launches astronauts to orbit

This was a HUGE week in space: SpaceX flew its first-ever human spaceflight mission, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken hopping a ride on a Crew Dragon to the International Space Station. It’s a milestone for commercial spaceflight, for the U.S. space program and for crewed exploration in general. Liftoff! The SpaceX Falcon […]

The Curvy Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor Launches Today

Earlier this year Samsung announced its Odyssey gaming monitor lineup, and the first of that is now launching globally today. The Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitor is the world's first gaming monitor to come with a 1000R curvature according to Samsung. And it comes in both 27-inch and 32-inch sizes. There's also the 49-inch Odyssey [...] Read More... The post The Curvy Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor Launches Today appeared first on Android Headlines.

Linux Fu: Raspberry Pi Desktop Headless

It seems to me there are two camps when it comes to the Raspberry Pi. Some people use them as little PCs or even laptops with a keyboard and screen connected. But many of us use them as cheap Linux servers. I’m in the latter camp. I have probably had …read more

Best Nikon camera 2020: the 10 finest cameras from Nikon's line-up

From its latest DSLRs to its mirrorless masterpieces, here are the best Nikon cameras you can buy right now.

Look at the crazy plastic pods restaurants are using to protect people from coronavirus

A French designer invented a plastic cylinder designed to be placed around restaurant patrons as they eat to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The product, called "Plex'Eat," is being put into production and will be sold to more restaurants soon. There are a number of drawbacks to this approach, but the inventor claims he has interest from restaurants in several different countries and plans to produce the shields for retail. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the restaurant industry in some s[..]

Best Buy has tons of Apple deals today, and more – here are the 10 best ones

Best Buy's sale is one of the best ways to start off June, with tons of great deals to be found on top-selling product from Apple and more. Here, we have rounded up 10 of the very best deals you'll find today at Best Buy, and you won't believe how good some of them are. June is truly starting off with a bang when it comes to deals. The BGR Deals team has a slew of fantastic bargains for our readers to check out on Monday, and you'll find them all over in our deals channel. Just a small sampling of highlight[..]

Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation into Twitter

On May 29 the Republican senator for Texas, Ted Cruz called for a criminal investigation into the actions of Twitter as Axios reported. Cruz claims the company is violating U.S. sanctions with Iran and has demanded the company is investigated. This comes in the context of Twitter adding fact checks and a warning label to [...] Read More... The post Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation into Twitter appeared first on Android Headlines.

Zoho adds check-ins, live video feeds to improve remote working experience

New social features like check-ins and live video feeds look to help Zoho users combat the socially jarring experience of working remotely.

McLaren Confirms That OnePlus Partnership Is Over

McLaren has confirmed that its OnePlus partnership is over. The company issued a statement to Android Authority, saying that the partnership has reached "its scheduled conclusion recently". McLaren and OnePlus partnership is over after two years This explains why OnePlus has been removed from the list of McLaren partners, as reported recently. The two companies [...] Read More... The post McLaren Confirms That OnePlus Partnership Is Over appeared first on Android Headlines.

India to Significantly Increase Crypto Market Share This Year: Report

India’s cryptocurrency market is set to gain significant market share this year, according to an industry report. The regulatory environment, the instability of the rupee, and remittances are key drivers that will send the Indian crypto industry soaring. Indian Crypto Sector Flourishing The Indian cryptocurrency market is poised to gain considerable global market share starting […] The post India to Significantly Increase Crypto Market Share This Year: Report appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Will Become Official On June 11

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will become official on June 11. This information has been confirmed via Xiaomi's official Weibo page for its fitness trackers. This gadget has been leaking for a while now, and now we know when it's coming. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will become official in China. It will resemble its [...] Read More... The post Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Will Become Official On June 11 appeared first on Android Headlines.

Suck it up: save AU$150 on Dyson's V7 cordless vac

Bing Lee discounts one of Dyson's most popular cordless vacs by 25%.

Realme Buds Q will launch in India at less than Rs 2,000

Realme Buds Q will be the third pair of TWS from the company in India after the Buds Air and Buds Air Neo. The earbuds will be soon launched in India.

Singapore’s micromobility startup Beam raises $26 million

Beam, a Singapore-headquartered micromobility firm that offers shared e-scooters, has raised $26 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in Korea, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Sequoia India and Hana Ventures led the two-and-a-half-year-old startup’s Series A financing round, while several more investors from Asia Pacific region participated, […]

Receive Analog Video Radio Signals from Scratch

If you’ve been on the RTL-SDR forums lately you may have seen that a lot of work has been going into the DragonOS software. This is a software-defined radio group that has seen a lot of effort put into a purpose-built Debian-based Linux distribution that can do a lot of …read more

Sony delays PlayStation 5 stream due to ongoing protests

Sony has delayed its upcoming PlayStation 5 livestream, which would have seen the company show off gameplay from its upcoming next-generation console. The stream was originally scheduled to start at 4PM ET on June 4th. The company did not say when it...

Look at the crazy plastic pods restaurants are using to protect people from coronavirus

A French designer invented a plastic cylinder designed to be placed around restaurant patrons as they eat to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The product, called “Plex’Eat,” is being put into production and will be sold to more restaurants soon. There are a number of drawbacks to this approach, but the inventor claims he has interest from restaurants in several different countries and plans to produce the shields for retail. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the restaurant industry in some s[..]

Updated 2020 Citroen C3 priced from £16,280 in UK

More customisation options and new seat design aim to spruce up Ford Fiesta rival; deliveries expected in August Citroën has opened order books for the latest iteration of its global best-seller, the C3 supermini, with prices starting from £16,280. The brand says the C3 is its "most customisable hatchback" with 97 available exterior combinations. A range of two-tone paint schemes can be specified, with four roof colours - black, white, red and blue - available to be paired with a range of contrasting tones [..]

Bentley Bentayga vs Range Rover - luxury SUV comparison

Bentley’s Bentayga aims to combine the abilities of a luxury car, sports car and 4x4, but can it upstage a £150k Range Rover? If you’re a British nonagenarian head of state and you want to let your 94-year-old husband drive the leader of the free world and his wife around, really you’ve only got one choice of transport. At least, until now you’ve only had one choice. You did it in a Range Rover. And if you’re going to do it in any Range Rover, might I recommend one of these newfangled SVAutobiography models[..]

Dangers of Trump’s Executive Order Explained

The inaptly named Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship (EO) is a mess on many levels: it’s likely unconstitutional on several grounds, built on false premises, and bad policy to boot. We are no fans of the way dominant social media platforms moderate user content. But the EO, and its clear intent to retaliate against Twitter for marking the president’s tweets for fact-checking, demonstrates that governmental mandates are the wrong way to address concerns about faulty moderation practices. The EO [..]

The United Kingdom Authorizes Media Companies Like Warner Bros. and Netflix to Resume Film and TV Production

Big productions like The Batman might resume filming in the United Kingdom sooner rather than later. Read more...

macOS Catatina 10.15.5 update is available with Battery Health Management and more

Apple on Tuesday released macOS Catalina 10.15.5, an update to the Mac operating system. The marquee feature of this update is Battery Health Management, which was revealed to developers back in April. This feature adjusts the MacBook’s battery charging so that it doesn’t reach full capacity, thereby extending the overall life of the battery. (Charging lithium-based batteries to 100 percent can cause wear and tear, which shortens battery life.) The update also includes a new option in FaceTime to turn off t[..]

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash suspend operations in some US cities with curfews

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In order to comply with local curfew orders, food delivery platform DoorDash and ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are temporarily suspending service in some cities across the US, CNBC reported. More than three dozen cities have implemented curfews following demonstrations protesting the May 25th death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police in several cities used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters, and some businesses were vandalized. A Lyft spokesperso[..]

New Ebola Outbreak Declared in Congo City That Last Saw the Virus in 2018

Congo's health minister confirmed the discovery of a new Ebola case in the country's Equateur province, which last saw an outbreak of the highly deadly virus in 2018, ultimately killing 33 people there. From a report: The province's governor, Bobo Boloko Bolumbu, spoke on national radio earlier on Monday, saying there were five likely cases and that four of those infected had already died. He said the cases were found in Mbandaka, the provincial capital, which is home to more than 1 million people and is an[..]

New Ebola Outbreak Declared in Congo City That Last Saw the Virus in 2018

Congo's health minister confirmed the discovery of a new Ebola case in the country's Equateur province, which last saw an outbreak of the highly deadly virus in 2018, ultimately killing 33 people there. From a report: The province's governor, Bobo Boloko Bolumbu, spoke on national radio earlier on Monday, saying there were five likely cases and that four of those infected had already died. He said the cases were found in Mbandaka, the provincial capital, which is home to more than 1 million people and is an[..]

Ask Slashdot: Why is Microsoft Blocking Its Own Server Pages?

Long-time Slashdot reader lpq writes: I followed a link that pointed at a Microsoft security advisory about ".lnk" files. The original link, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/technet/security/advisory/2286198.mspx, produced this message: Your request has been blocked. This may be due to several reasons. 1. You are using a proxy that is known to send automated requests to Microsoft. Check with your network administrator if there is any proxy and what User-Agent they are sending in the request header. 2. Your r[..]

Ask Slashdot: Why is Microsoft Blocking Its Own Server Pages?

Long-time Slashdot reader lpq writes: I followed a link that pointed at a Microsoft security advisory about ".lnk" files. The original link, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/technet/security/advisory/2286198.mspx, produced this message: Your request has been blocked. This may be due to several reasons. 1. You are using a proxy that is known to send automated requests to Microsoft. Check with your network administrator if there is any proxy and what User-Agent they are sending in the request header. 2. Your r[..]

Justice League Snyder Cut: release date, Darkseid, trailer and everything we know

What we know about the Zack Snyder's Justice League cut, coming to HBO Max in 2021.

How to watch SpaceX launch – liftoff live stream happening now

The Saturday, March 30 SpaceX live stream has given us a successful liftoff. Here's the latest SpaceX news.

Trump says he’d take hydroxychloroquine again, which is even more dangerous than it sounds

President Trump said he would take hydroxychloroquine again "if he thought he was exposed" to the novel coronavirus, even after extensive testing has proven that the anti-malaria drug isn't as effective in treating COVID-19 as initially believed. The drug can have serious side-effects, and there's no proof it can prevent infection either. Separately, a study looking at hydroxychloroquine prescriptions during a 10-week period found a significant increase in orders compared to 2019, especially after Trump end[..]

American Panic Led to the Creation and Expansion of the Corrupt Federal Reserve System

The Federal Reserve System was created after the “Panic of 1907” and ever since its inception in 1913, the Fed is one of the most powerful modern central banks in the world. Moreover, the Fed has always been either celebrated or criticized for stepping in whenever the U.S. is stricken with some kind of fear. […] The post American Panic Led to the Creation and Expansion of the Corrupt Federal Reserve System appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Watch live as NASA once again tries to launch historic SpaceX Crew Dragon mission

NASA and SpaceX are set to make history by launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the Space Shuttle era. The mission will take NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station for a stay of up to several months. This is the last step for SpaceX before Crew Dragon is certified for use by NASA. NASA's first attempt to launch American astronauts from US soil in almost a decade fizzled out before it could even begin on Wednesday. The launch of the SpaceX[..]

In Bristol fashion: how we'd bring back Bristol Cars

The enigmatic Bristol Cars company died quietly late last year. We gather an expert team to decide how it ought to be reincarnated We’ve just become the guardians of Bristol Cars’ name and heritage. Well, not really, but notionally. We’ve done it to enjoy the process of creating an important car from scratch – without risking a penny on production or marketing but using a convenient, venerable heritage to guide us to a modern product. The real Bristol Cars business was liquidated by court order late last ye[..]

Microsoft cuts dozens of staff as it shifts to AI for MSN news stories

Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs. The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI...

Trump says he’d take hydroxychloroquine again, which is even more dangerous than it sounds

President Trump said he would take hydroxychloroquine again “if he thought he was exposed” to the novel coronavirus, even after extensive testing has proven that the anti-malaria drug isn’t as effective in treating COVID-19 as initially believed. The drug can have serious side-effects, and there’s no proof it can prevent infection either. Separately, a study looking at hydroxychloroquine prescriptions during a 10-week period found a significant increase in orders compared to 2019, especially after Trump end[..]

Watch live as NASA once again tries to launch historic SpaceX Crew Dragon mission

NASA and SpaceX are set to make history by launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the Space Shuttle era. The mission will take NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station for a stay of up to several months. This is the last step for SpaceX before Crew Dragon is certified for use by NASA. NASA’s first attempt to launch American astronauts from US soil in almost a decade fizzled out before it could even begin on Wednesday. The launch of the SpaceX[..]

Microsoft Replaces Dozens of Staff With AI for News Stories on MSN

"Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs," writes Engadget: The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI news production on MSN. The workers were responsible for choosing, editing and curating stories. The work included identifying trending news stories, planning content, and rewriting headlines, according to the Seattle Times. "It's been semi-au[..]

Microsoft Replaces Dozens of Staff With AI for News Stories on MSN

"Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs," writes Engadget: The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI news production on MSN. The workers were responsible for choosing, editing and curating stories. The work included identifying trending news stories, planning content, and rewriting headlines, according to the Seattle Times. "It's been semi-au[..]

Study says you should wear a coronavirus face mask even at home

A new study shows that coronavirus masks are super effective when wearing them at home to prevent the spread of disease to family members. The research shows that wearing a mask reduces the chances of transmission by 79%. The study also examined the effectiveness of bleach and other disinfectants in halting the spread of the virus, revealing that regular cleaning reduces the chances of spreading the virus by 77% within a home. If you've been diligent about wearing a mask when out in public to protect yourse[..]

Android 11 reveal delayed as Google pushes back its big event

We won't now be hearing more about Android 11 on June 3, as Google responds to ongoing world events.

ViaBTC Group Announces Strategic Upgrade to Advance Innovation and Improve Customer Experience

Hong Kong, 30 May, 2020 – ViaBTC Group, an innovative technology company specialized in blockchain and dedicated to providing users with comprehensive digital asset management services, today announced a strategic upgrade, which included a new organizational structure, product innovations and service improvements. As part of the change, the Group has established three dedicated business units […] The post ViaBTC Group Announces Strategic Upgrade to Advance Innovation and Improve Customer Experience appeared[..]

Vivo X50 series: Release date, price, news and rumours

The Vivo X50 will launch on June 1 in China, here is everything we know about the device. The specs, rumours, camera features, and more.

Score a pair of Bose QuietControl 30 headphones and save AU$150

Amazon discounts the Bose QuietComfort 30 headphones by 34%.

As wildfire season approaches, AI could pinpoint risky regions using satellite imagery

The U.S. has suffered from devastating wildfires over the last few years as global temperatures rise and weather patterns change, making the otherwise natural phenomenon especially unpredictable and severe. To help out, Stanford researchers have found a way to track and predict dry, at-risk areas using machine learning and satellite imagery. Currently the way forests […]

Xanax, a common anxiety medication, might actually block coronavirus

A standard coronavirus treatment is still unavailable, although researchers have made significant progress at developing new protocols for existing drugs and adapting them for COVID-19. Promising new drugs and vaccines are also in the works. The search for a COVID-19 cure has prompted scientists in Spain to study existing meds and see whether they can inhibit the coronavirus’s ability to replicate inside the body. The researchers identified seven molecules out of more than 6,400 drugs, including Xanax, a wi[..]

It’s time for a sequel to The Social Network and Quentin Tarantino should direct it

Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino revealed in a recent interview that he believes The Social Network is the best film of its decade. He’s wrong. Space Boobs in Space is the best film of the 2010s. Space Boobs is a perfect film, it told the whole story. The Social Network, on the other hand, has plenty of room for improvement (2010? Ha, those were the innocent days for social media). That’s why I think it’s time for a sequel. And since Tarantino’s such a biiiig fan, he should direct. Don’t get me wrong, D[..]