TRAI Refutes Claims of Rise in Bills After New DTH and TV Norms

Photo Credit: Facebook/ TRAI TRAI Chairman R S Sharma Rubbishing claims that the new broadcast tariff regime would increase bill amounts of cable TV and DTH subscribers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday said the new framework may actually decrease TV bills. The statement comes after a Crisil report on Monday said…

New App Lets Dog Lovers Swipe Right for Perfect Pet Match

 If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners. Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily and already has made a…

Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM  offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan Rose Dickey and I dive into on this week’s episode of Mixtape. According to research by psychologists from the University of Calgary, spending too much time in front of…

4 Christmas Gifts for the Gun Enthusiast In Your Life

If your friend loves their firearms, there are many cool gifts that can help them express it. Here are just four ideas for getting a big gasp from your loved one when they unwrap their holiday presents! 1. Wall Art This is one of the simplest gifts for a gun lover because it can be…

Flipkart CCI Ruling to Be Appealed by Online Sellers

A group representing online sellers in India will appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) ruling in favour of Walmart-owned Flipkart, the group’s lawyer Chanakya Basa said in a release on Saturday. All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA), which represents more than 3,500 online sellers, had complained that Flipkart was using its dominant position…

Supreme Court Seeks Government Response on Plans to Snoop on Citizens’ Computers

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre seeking its response on multiple petitions challenging the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order authorising security and intelligence agencies to snoop on all computers. Hearing the petitions filed by advocate ML Sharma among others, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjay…

Smart Speakers Have 97 Percent Satisfaction Rate in India: Accenture

 Standalone voice assistants – or smart speakers – are one of the fastest adopted technologies in India and have a 97 percent satisfaction rate among Indian consumers, according to a report from Accenture. Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, led by emerging markets such as India with 72 percent adoption, said the…