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WhatsApp Coloured Text Status Now Rolling Out to Android and iPhone

After testing it in beta for a while, WhatsApp has finally introduced coloured text statuses to its Android and iPhone apps. This feature was first introduced by Facebook late last year on its Android app first, allowing its users to write their status update with a colourful background, font, and emoji combination. WhatsApp has confirmed that the coloured text feature ... Read More »

State writes to Centre on Blue Whale Challenge

The State government has written to the Union government asking them to ban the Blue Whale Challenge, following instances of adolescents committing suicide or attempting to do so, allegedly because of the game. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait has written to officials of the department to spread awareness about the consequences of participating in the Blue Whale challenge, ... Read More »

‘Android O’ set for official launch in US

San Francisco: The next version of Google’s mobile operating system ‘Android O’ is set to be officially rolled out in the US on Monday. “On August 21, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire US for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and ... Read More »

China uses a quantum satellite to transmit potentially unhackable data

China has demonstrated a world first by sending data over long distances using satellites which is potentially unhackable, laying the basis for next generation encryption based on so-called “quantum cryptography”. Last August, China launched a quantum satellite into space, a move which was called a “notable advance” by the Pentagon. Using this satellite, Chinese researchers at the Quantum Experiments at ... Read More »

Google fires diversity memo author

The controversial memo broke the firm’s code of conduct, Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday in an email to employees. The memo, shared widely at the weekend, suggested there were fewer women at Google due to biological differences. Mr Pichai said the text crossed the line due to it “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace”. Entitled Google’s ... Read More »