Day: July 25, 2018

WhatsApp rolls out suspicious link detection in Android beta

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has rolled out its ‘Suspicious Link Detection’ feature for beta users on Android. The feature helps users in knowing beforehand whether or not the link which they have received is suspicious by displaying a red warning sign over the message. It is part of WhatsApp’s efforts

The typical Western high-fat diet causes cancer to metastasize faster

Men who want to significantly reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer could start by skipping burgers, French fries, or fatty food altogether. Researchers from the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) published a study in two journals, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications, and have reported that the typical Western high-fat diet

Twitter CEO responds to journalist’s criticism of the site

Responding to a journalist’s article criticising meaningless conversations on Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey has said that there is a need to focus on “conversational dynamics within Twitter”. He also said that Twitter needs to work on identifying credibility, more context, and better organisation. “Thinking a lot about how to promote

Experts reveal why we always seem to crave sweets after meals

Some people crave something sweet after eating their meals – but why? Experts have revealed several reasons: you’re born with a preference for sweet foods, your childhood, taste, habits, and emotional needs. Here’s a deeper look at each one: Innate preference for sweet foods – According to nutritionist Fiona Hunter, everyone is born

NASA may have observed star consuming a planet for 1st time

Scientists believe that NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory may have, for the first time ever, observed a parent star consuming the debris of nearby planets that got destroyed. The parent star, which is roughly 450 light-years from Earth, is believed to have begun consuming the remnant debris following the collision of

Ukrainian 1st man to hold all 4 world cruiserweight titles

Ukrain’s Oleksandr Usyk beat Russian rival Murat Gassiev by a unanimous decision to become the first man to hold all four world cruiserweight titles. With the win Usyk also claimed the inaugural World Boxing Super Series Ali Trophy. Usyk, the 31-year-old Olympic gold medallist, ended Gassiev’s 26-match unbeaten streak to

SpaceX launches world’s heaviest communications satellite

Elon Musk-led space startup SpaceX on Sunday launched the Telstar 19 Vantage satellite, the world’s heaviest commercial communications satellite weighing over 7,000 kg, through its Falcon 9 rocket. Its upgraded first stage booster flew itself back and landed on an off-shore droneship. This was the second successful launch of the

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 to also support ‘Intelligent Scan’ Face and Iris Scanner

Samsung is already working on a Galaxy Tab S4 which will be available sometime in 2018. The tablet has already leaked a couple of times online and we have even seen the leaked images as well. However, one thing which everyone was quick to notice was the absence of the fingerprint scanner. This

Microsoft will continue to invest aggressively in gaming going forward

Microsoft recently held its fourth quarter earnings call for its 2018 fiscal year. In it the company revealed that gaming revenue had grown a whopping 39% year-over-year. CEO Satya Nadella commented on the gaming division’s success by stating that Microsoft would continue to invest aggressively in it. “In gaming, we’re pursuing

Environmental activists compile images of McDonald’s balloons washing up on coastlines around the world

Balloons can look innocent in parties, where they’re hung to liven up the place. However, a lot of these helium-inflated party favors end up on beaches, where they pollute most of the world’s coastlines. In particular, concerned campaigners from Blue Planet Society have called on McDonald’s branches in the U.K. to stop giving away

iPhone users may face deactivation by telcos over TRAI rule

TRAI has warned Apple to allow its Do-Not-Disturb app on iPhones within six months in order to “curb the problem of unsolicited commercial communication.” It further said that network providers will “derecognise” devices that do not allow the installation of the app developed by TRAI. It already has a ‘Do

India gets first Asian Jr C’ship men’s gold winner in 53 yrs

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen became the first men’s singles player from India in 53 years to win the gold medal at the Asian Junior Badminton Championships. The 16-year-old beat world number one Kunlavut Vitidsarn to become only the third Indian after Gautam Thakkar and PV Sindhu to bag a gold

Google Translate bug converts ‘dog’ to doomsday prediction

Google Translate converts ‘dog’ repeated a number of times to the prediction of ‘doomsday’ and Jesus Christ’s return, when translated from Maori to English. A Google spokesperson said the bug was “simply a function of inputting nonsense into the system, to which nonsense is generated”. Other experts claimed that religious

Gmail redesign may expose users to cyber attacks: US intel

Gmail’s latest redesign could expose its 1.4 billion global users to cyber attacks, the US intelligence officials have warned. The vulnerability comes from Gmail’s ‘Confidential Mode’ feature which allows users to snooze messages, auto-generate smart replies and self-destruct emails. Officials claim hackers could send out fake confidential email alerts to

Hamilton wins crazy German GP as Vettel crashes out in the rain

Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic German Grand Prix after title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out from the lead in wet conditions. Hamilton, who started 14th on the grid, led home a Mercedes one-two at Hockenheim, but only after team orders (for both Ferrari and Mercedes), a rain shower and a