Technology

Amazon may soon allow payments via Bitcoin, other digital currencies

International News       Jul 26, 2021

  Amazon may allow users to pay in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin soon as the e-commerce giant is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product lead for its payments team. According to a latest job listing, Amazon's Payments Acceptance & Experience team is "seeking an experienced product...

IPOs will drive startup revolution in India, says Amitabh Kant

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

New Delhi: Digitisation has provided an impetus to the startup ecosystem in India and IPOs will drive the country's startup revolution, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday. Addressing a virtual event organised by Innovation Venturing and Entrepreneurship in India Network (iVEIN), Kant said...

Kerala vet doc gets patent for biodiesel from chicken waste

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

After waiting for more than seven years, John Abraham, a veterinary-doctor-turned-inventor, has finally received the patents for inventing biodiesel from slaughtered chicken waste that offers a mileage of over 38 km a liter at around 40 percent of the current price of diesel and lowers...

National Digital Health Mission: Comments invited on consultation paper on unified health interface

Indian News       Jul 24, 2021

New Delhi: In view of the upcoming rollout of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), a consultation paper providing an overview of the proposed design, scope and role of the Unified Health Interface (UHI) has been released seeking comments from the public. The National Health...

Govt officials world over among 1,400 WhatsApp users targeted in 2019: CEO

International News       Jul 24, 2021

  London: Senior government officials from across the world, including individuals in high national security positions who are "allies of the US", were targeted by governments using the NSO Group spyware in a 2019 attack against 1,400 WhatsApp users, according to the messaging apps Chief Executive...

India plans more power islands to counter cyber, terrorist threats

Indian News       Jul 24, 2021

  New Delhi: India is discussing a plan to create so-called power islanding systems in several cities to protect critical infrastructure from potential attacks on the electricity grid, power minister Raj Kumar Singh said. Cities including Bengaluru, known as India’s Silicon Valley, and Jamnagar, which has...

Nearly 140 phishing incidents observed by CERT-In during H1 2021

Indian News       Jul 23, 2021

New Delhi: Close to 140 phishing incidents were observed by CERT-In during the first half of 2021, Parliament was informed on Thursday. "As per the information reported to and tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), activities of fraudulent emails, SMS messages and...

Cyber attackers will have weaponised tech environments to harm or kill humans by 2025: Report

      Jul 23, 2021

Amid the fast-changing security arrangement around the world, research and advisory firm, Gartner has estimated that cyber attackers will have weaponised operational technology (OT) environments to successfully harm or kill humans by the year 2025. In a release, Gartner said that attacks on OT -...

EVs double market share in Europe

International News       Jul 23, 2021

Paris: Electric vehicles more than doubled their share of new car sales in Europe in the second quarter, with hybrids also making gains, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) said Friday. All-electric vehicles accounted for 7.5 per cent of new car sales in Europe in...

Intel chief warns chip shortage could continue for up to two years

International News       Jul 23, 2021

  DETROIT: The global semiconductor chip shortage that has hit automakers around the world and consrained vehicle production will easily drag into next year, the chief executive of the world's No. 4 automaker, Stellantis, said on Wednesday. The comments by Carlos Tavares at an Automotive Press...

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