Tag Archives: It

It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

Image credit: Istock I am 10 years old and sitting in the storage space under my platform bed. It’s a good-sized structure, taking up about a quarter of the living room. It’s dark under there except for the nightlight that I have plugged into the wall, a green Christmas bulb screwed into its top. I can hear my parents talking ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Ringing Bells Comes Under Excise, IT Department Scanners

Ringing Bells, makers of the world’s cheapest smartphone, has come under the scanner of excise and income tax departments as debates around the feasibility of offering a Rs. 251 handset rages on. According to the sources, the IT Department is looking into the financial structure of the Noida-based company and have obtained documents, including those from the Registrar of Companies ... Read More »

MFs Bullish on IT Stocks; Exposure at Record High of Rs 43,000 Cr

New Delhi: Mutual Funds remain bullish on software companies, raising their allocation to all time high of over Rs 43,115 crore last month in view of the weakening rupee, which increases IT exporters’ profitability. In comparison, equity fund managers’ deployment in software stocks was Rs 35,463 crore in January last year. Industry experts said that fund managers have been raising ... Read More »

Google Says It Tracks Personal Student Data, but Not for Advertising

What does Google do with the personal information it collects from children who use Google products at school? That has become a pressing question for privacy advocates as Google has quickly grown into one of the nation’s largest providers of educational technology in K-12 schools. Now Google has provided some answers to that question in a seven-page letter to Sen. ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Asks Uber How Many Diesel Cabs It Has Added to Its Fleet

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the app-based cab service provider Uber to apprise it of the number of the new diesel taxis it has added to its fleet after court’s order that no diesel-based cabs will be included by taxi service providers. “File an affidavit with respect to new diesel taxis you have added for carrying passenger from ... Read More »

StarCraft on Your iPhone? Don’t Rule It Out, Says Blizzard

  While Diablo and WarCraft hitmaker Blizzard is traditionally perceived as a PC-first game developer, that hasn’t stopped it from taking steps towards making games on mobiles. We’ve seen this happen thanks to its rousing success with card battle game, Hearthstone. And now it seems like the gaming giant wants to consider its other IPs like StarCraft and Overwatch for ... Read More »

DoT May Make It Mandatory for Mobiles to Support Local Languages

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to come out with regulations in 3-4 months that will make it mandatory for mobile phones to support Hindi and at least one regional language. The move is aimed at making users communicate in local languages and access government services like e-payment through mobile phones. “Three months down the line, there will be ... Read More »

Microsoft Lays Off ‘Dozens’ as It Cuts Costs in Mobile Division: Report

Microsoft is reportedly laying off many of its employees related to its mobile division in multiple countries including Finland, in an attempt to cut costs. The report comes courtesy Finnish publication Helsigin Sanomat, which says that dozens of employees have been let go from the company. The report claims that the company is handing out pink slips to employees in ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Explains Why It Disables Devices Repaired by Third Parties

Apple has confirmed that it intentionally bricks (or disables) iPhone handsets that have been repaired by third-party repairmen. Addressing the ever mounting complaints from users, the Cupertino-based company insists that it does so only to better protect user privacy and payment security. Offering further explanation to why it thinks an iPhone should be completely disabled, Apple said that disabling the ... Read More »

Google Reinstates Samsung-Backed Adblock Fast a Week After Pulling It

Less than a week pulling Adblock Fast from Google Play, an Android app aimed at stripping ads from Samsung’s Internet Web browser, Google has reinstated the Samsung-backed app. On Tuesday the developer of Adblock Fast, Rocketship, wrote in a blog post that Google has reinstated its app on Google Play. Google confirmed the move to Gadgets 360. Adblock Fast was ... Read More »