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Facebook Patents Tech That Records Ambient Audio From Client Devices to Measure Ad Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS The patent shows tech that turns your mic on to record how you watch ads Facebook can embed high-pitched audio signals emerging from your TV The social media giant has denied the claims It is not surprising when Facebook users think that the social media giant is spying on their conversations. While a large number of people believe that Facebook secretly ... Read More »

5 MAJESTIC, customised Royal Enfields from Old Delhi Motorcycles

Royal Enfield bikes have a rich heritage and there is almost not a single RE branded bike on the road that is in stock form. India has remained the base of the Anglo brand for a long time now. There are numerous custom houses and designers, in India, that modify RE bikes. Old Delhi Motorcycles is one design house that ... Read More »

Some Android Smartphones, Tablets From ZTE, Archos Said to Have Pre-Installed Malware: Avast

HIGHLIGHTS Malware is named as Cosiloon It was found in phones from ZTE, Archos, and myPhone Adware, installed on a firmware level, is difficult to remove Hundreds of Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from manufacturers such as ZTE, Archos, and myPhone, have been found to ship with pre-installed adware. Interestingly, a large number of such handsets are not certified by Google. According to a ... Read More »

US Seeks to Take Control of Infected Routers From Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave FBI the permission FBI can seize a domain that was being used to control infected devices Cisco Systems on Wednesday released a report on the hacking campaign The US government said late on Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers ... Read More »

Returns in shares are higher than from mutual funds

Photo: iStock Most great investors are known to have created wealth by investing directly in shares. Their success stories are part of investment folklore. Shares are always referred as the top wealth creating asset among all assets available. The returns on direct investments in certain stocks could be huge but at the same time some shares might underperform so badly ... Read More »

UPSC civil services prelims 2018: Only e-admit cards this year, download from upsc.gov.in

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said it had uploaded the e-admit cards on its website — www.upsc.gov.in. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Candidates appearing for the preliminary examination of the civil services on 3 June will not be issued a physical copy of their admit card but will have to download it and carry a printout with them, the Union Public Service ... Read More »

Five custom Royal Enfield motorcycles from EIMOR

Royal Enfield modifications are quite expansive in India. Almost every city have a number of customising house that deal with Royal Enfield motorcycles. One such custom house from Hyderabad, Telangana has been making beautiful customised bikes based on Royal Enfields. Here are top five such modified bikes. Quick Silver Here is a Royal Enfield Thunderbird-based custom that looks quite good. ... Read More »

10 kinds of people who should stay away from Royal Enfield motorcycles!

Royal Enfield has a cult following in India, and that’s big reason why many newbies look at them with dreamy eyes and buy them without understanding their true character. Even though Royal Enfield motorcycles have their finer points, they are not meant for everyone. We bring you ten kinds of people who should stay away from Royal Enfield motorcycles. People ... Read More »

From Akshay Kumar to Hrithik Roshan, famous Porsche car owners of India

Porsche is a legendary name in the world of automobiles. The German brand gained its popularity in the world of sportscars but lately, they have launched SUVs and sedans. Porsches are loved by car enthusiasts and there are a few in our country. Here’s a list of rich and famous Porsche owners from India. Hrithik Roshan The Porsche Cayenne is ... Read More »

From School to Steam: Meet the 15-Year-Old PC Game Developers From Jaipur

HIGHLIGHTS Alter Army is due on Steam Early Access this month It’s being developed by two 15-year-olds PS4 and Xbox One versions could be considered if it does well on Steam Indian game developers usually focus on Bollywood, cricket, or mythology as themes for their titles. And with good reason. Despite being home to a billion people, preferences are rather homogenised, making these options ... Read More »