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Facebook axed its bird-size internet drones before they even flew

Facebook’s Aquila wasn’t the company’s only experimental project meant to boost slow mobile internet speeds. According to a Business Insiderreport, the social network also explored the use of fixed-wing bird-size drones to provide people in remote locations the capability to stream data-intensive content such as videos and photos. The project called Catalina started sometime in 2017 and shut down after Aquila did in ... Read More »

Cloud backup service Backblaze is raising its prices

Backblaze is a fantastic option for automatically backing up your computer’s files to the cloud, where they’re free from the potential threats of theft or damage that external hard drives can face. But as with many good things, this one is about to get a bit more expensive. The company has announced that it’s going to be increasing its subscription costs slightly ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 7 Pro, Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A leaked: Launch likely in January, specs and key details

As the year 2018 comes to an end, it seems Xiaomi is already preparing to start 2019 with a few big-bang launches. According to details posted by TENAA, the website of Chinese regulator that certifies networking hardware in phones, Xiaomi is working on three new phones codenamed M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C. In 2018, the codenames of Xiaomi phones had M18 ... Read More »

Motorola Moto G7 passes FCC, it’s closer to launch than expected

Even though it seems a bit too early for the Moto G7 to be coming around, Motorola might think otherwise as an FCC filing just came in, hinting of a nearing launch. After all, the Moto G6 series have been announced earlier this year. We could also potentially see the next mid-rangers as early as January or February. It’s all ... Read More »

Snapchat Expands Its ‘Our Story’ Feature to Media Partners

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is expanding its “Our Story” feature to about 20 media partners to enable them to crowd-source images and videos for their own “Snap Stories”. “Our Story” feature collects snaps submitted by Snapchatters from around the globe about a place, an event or a topic from different points-of-view and presents them as a Story for the rest of the community ... Read More »

Google Says It’s Removing Over ‘100 Bad Ads Every Second’

] HIGHLIGHTS Scammers were purchasing search ads: WSJ “They were masquerading as authorised service agents for companies” Google will roll out a verification programme in coming months Google is removing over 100 scam advertisements every second for violating its policies and will soon implement a verification programme to further weed out bad actors from its platform. After The Wall Street Journal reported that ... Read More »

Google Expands Its Bug Bounty Programme to Combat Platform Abuse

HIGHLIGHTS Google is formally expanding its Vulnerability Reward Program The submitted reports are reviewed by the Trust and Safety team Uber had refreshed its policies back in April Google on Wednesday announced that it is formally expanding its Vulnerability Reward Program to include reports about techniques that allow third parties to bypass Google’s abuse, fraud, and spam systems. Previously, the formal statement limited ... Read More »

‘Taarzan’ Wonder Car won’t become a Lamborghini: Will be RESTORED to its former glory

Most of you would remember the ‘Taarzan the Wonder Car’, a movie that not only brought Dilip Chhabria into the limelight, but also gave a push to the mod car culture in the country. The Ajay Devgn-starrer showed how a young guy modifies a really old, rotting vintage car into a very attractive sportscar. Actually, the modified car shown in the ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens Its 1000th Service Centre in India, Has Presence in Over 600 Cities

HIGHLIGHTS The 1000th service centre has been opened in Hyderabad, Telangana It marks 100 percent year-on-year growth 500 centers are authorised for Mi TV repairs Chinese phone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced the opening of its service centre number one thousand in India. The company which has presence in over 600 cities in the country, opened up its 1000th service centre in ... Read More »

Fourteen Years After Its Release, Should You Bother Getting Started With World of Warcraft?

HIGHLIGHTS 2016’s Legion is the latest expansion to World of Warcraft It brings dramatic changes to this 14-year-old game It’s the best entry point for newcomers to World of Warcraft World of Warcraft is one of the longest-running and most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) around. It’s seen spin-off card games, movies, and novels too. Since its inception in 2004, ... Read More »