National Aerospace Laboratories to Develop Drones for Civilian Use

State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will develop drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for civilian use in various sectors, a Union Minister said on Monday. “The UAVs developed at NAL will be used in surveillance, agriculture, health, forests, mining and other civil sectors,” Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said after unveiling NAL’s…

Google Tracks Your Movements Even After You Tell It Not To: Study

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so. Computer-science…

Oppo R17 With 6.4-Inch Display, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Goes Official

Oppo R17 specifications have been officially revealed by the company in China via a listing on its website. The latest development comes days after the handset surfaced on TENAA and spotted in some early leaks. The official listing has confirmed that the newest Oppo model has a 6.4-inch display that sports a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top and has an in-display…

How Social Media Has Transformed The Idea And Costs Of The Ideal Wedding

Social media has a far-reaching impact. It has changed the way that people vacation. It’s altered how we look for new jobs. Over the past few years, it’s even become clear that wedding planning has changed as well. There are striking differences between the ideal wedding today and the ideal wedding in the pre-social media era. As…

Airbnb Ties Up With Sri Lankan Tourism Board to Provide Local Experiences

Global hospitality services provider Airbnb has signed-up with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to provide tourists with local and traditional experiences in the country through the “Airbnb Experiences” platform. On Thursday, the global hospitality services provider signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SLTDA. Travellers can choose from more than 40 “Airbnb Experiences” in Sri…

Social Media and Censorship

This week’s decision by Facebook, Spotify, Apple, and YouTube to take down material posted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and remove his Infowars channel points to an acute dilemma faced by all of the social media platforms today in reconciling their commitments to both freedom of speech and to social responsibility toward the democracies that…

Flipkart Acquisition by Walmart Gets Approval From Competition Commission of India

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved US retail giant Walmart’s $16 billion (roughly Rs. 1.09 lakh crores) acquisition of online marketplace Flipkart, beefing up the competition to Amazon.com in the fast growing e-commerce market. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart announced in May it was acquiring about 77 percent of Flipkart for roughly $16 billion in the biggest deal for India’s e-commerce sector, which…