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Showing posts with label TECHNOLOGY. Show all posts

Conquer Exam, Be a Warrior : A mobile app to conquer exam stress

The app is an attempt to empower students and parents to knock out examination stress.In its efforts to help students and parents cope with anxiety and depression caused due to exams, the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG), has launched a mobile application titled 'Conquer Exam, Be a Warrior'. After working in collaboration with the National Mental Health Program, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat, the developers realised the importance of seeking help from a professional expert, in trying times.

"The app is an attempt to empower students and parents to knock out examination stress," says Somen Saha, associate professor at IIPHG and principal researcher of the initiative. While the app is currently available in English, there are plans to incorporate Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi language in the future. 

PewDiePie Briefly Lost World's Popular Battle for the Most Subscribed Channel on YouTube to T-Series

The Great Subscriber War on Monday saw T-Series overtake Swedish video-game vlogger Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg subscriber count with a narrow 50,000 follower lead and his six-year reign as the world’s most popular YouTube channel came to an end (for a brief time, though).
The two channels have been locked in a battle for some time, and for eight minutes on February 22, T-Series overtook Kjellberg, who posts videos under the pseudonym PewDiePie. But this time the Bhushan Kumar-owned company retained the lead for more than two hours.

Xiaomi Redmi 7 vs Samsung Galaxy M10: Price, specs and features compared

Xiaomi just announced the Redmi 7 budget smartphone in China. The Redmi 7 succeeds last year's Redmi 6 and is one of Xiaomi's most affordable smartphones right now. Xiaomi has not confirmed whether the Redmi 7 will launch in India, but we can assume this considering the company launched the Redmi 6 last year. In terms of pricing, the Redmi 7 comes with a starting price of around Rs 7,000, which means the phone's main competitor in India will be the Galaxy M10  

Redmi Go India Launch Set for March 19

Redmi Go – Xiaomi's first Android Go smartphone – was launched in January this year and went up for pre-order in Philippines the next month. Xiaomi is now gearing up to bring the smartphone to India and has started sending out invites for Redmi Go's launch in India. The Chinese smartphone maker's Android Go-powered smartphone is all set to be launched on March 19, 2019. Xiaomi is sending out media invites for the 'Go' launch event on March 19 in New Delhi, set to begin at 12pm IST. The Redmi Go is an entry-level smartphone that is powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are still down for some users around the world

Facebook and Instagram appear to be partially down for some users around the world today. While you can open both platforms and some services appear to have been restored, users are reporting issues with sending messages on Messenger, posting to the feed on all Facebook products, and accessing other features on, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Even Facebook-owned Oculus VR is experiencing issues related to the outage.

World Wide Web Turns 30

March 12 is a special day in the history of the Internet - it is the birthday of the World Wide Web. It was on March 12 in 1989 that British physicist Tim Berners-Lee, working for Europe's physics lab CERN, proposed a decentralised system of information management. It signalled the birth of the World Wide Web, that is today used by billions around the world to access the Internet.

To celebrate the World Wide Web's 30th birthday, Google came up with a special doodle to remind netizens of how things were in early days. "Not to be confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL "addresses," and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP", said Google in a blog post.

Google launches Bolo app for kids lacking good education support system in rural India

Looking at plight of school system in rural areas of most Indian states where poor and financially backward families are dependent on the government backed schools, Google has come out with a smart solution to make a change with the use of smartphones, which have increasingly become a common sight in rural areas. The company has unveiled Bolo Android app to facilitate rural kids who are devoid of having access to a good education support system. The app, which is a speech-based reading-tutor app to assist such kids, was released on Wednesday in India first. The Bolo app is now available for free via Google Play and can work offline.

Nearly 2,800 sites blocked in 2018

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology blocked 2,799 URLs last year for allegedly hosting malicious content, up from 1,385 in 2017 and 633 in 2016. Economic Times reports that internet activists are up in arms over the government withholding the list of such sites despite several RTI queries, besides not citing any reason for the blockade. Internet advocacy groups also claim that websites of NGOs and human rights groups that are critical of government policy have been barred. A MeitY official said no website is blocked arbitrarily and the “intermediary platform is free to agree to it or disagree.”

Indian ISPs, especially Reliance Jio and Airtel, seem to be blocking access to a wide variety of services, including VPN websites, torrent sites, Telegram, and even Soundcloud. The Internet Freedom Foundation crowdsourced a list of over 130 user complaints from across India. 

Huawei chairman blames US for trying to scuttle 5G in India

Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei expects India to emerge as second-largest 5G market in 10 years, a senior company official said Sunday.

"We know India as an important emerging market. From the long-term perspective, India's 5G market will be huge and second only to China. This can be the long-term perspective of 10 years," James Wu, president, Southern-East Asia region at Huawei Technologies told reporters here.

Global telecom industry body GSM Association has projected that there will be 1.4 billion 5G connections globally by 2025, accounting for about 15 per cent of the total market. By this point, almost half of connections in the US will be 5G, 30 per cent will be 5G in China, and 5 per cent in India.

Huawei global chairman Guo Ping on Sunday also alleged that the Trump administration is creating hurdles in the sale of its 5G telecom equipment to India and is sending its top officials to negatively influence the government and corporates against the company.

Receiving abusive, offensive messages on WhatsApp? Here’s what you can do now!

New Delhi: Offensive, threatening messages on WhatsApp? Fret Not as now you can file a complaint with the Department of Telecom (DoT) against such offensive messages received on WhatsApp.

“If anyone is receiving abusive/offensive/death threats/ vulgar WhatsApp messages, please send screenshots of the message along with the mobile numbers at

Department of Telecom has also asked Telecom Operators Mobile Service Providers to discontinue use of #Aadhaar for Sim Card Verification / New Postpaid or Prepaid Mobile Connection / SIM Replacement.

Do you know what kids view online?

Many Indian kids have been given a free hand on the internet. 6 in 10 parents don’t monitor what their children view online, classifieds site OLX found in a survey of 26,000 users. A Comparitech study shows Indian kids are the most cyberbullied in the world. About 8 in 10 parents helped create social media profiles for children, Assocham said in a 2014 survey. People tend to neglect online safety: 31% of the OLX survey respondents don’t remember when their profile passwords were last changed.

It is important to change the password regularly to avoid any potential hacking and to protect your personal information. It is shocking to know that about “65% of the people use the same password across multiple sites and 51% had a favorite password that they stuck with for most things”, but I only hope that they have a strong password which makes it difficult to hackers to crack it. To add on Google’s recommendations for a password protection besides the security checkup, enable auto-updates, password policy, backup, and two-factor authentication, they can also avoid using personal information or real words when they create a password, change the password on a regular basis, and use different passwords on different accounts for security purposes, and finally to create a safer environment, they can use a firewall with the 2FA.

As parents, we want to give our kids the freedom to explore, grow, make mistakes, and develop resilience. But we also want to keep our kids safe. Today’s children are digital natives and the Internet is their second home, teeing up new concerns and new ways to track or monitor their behavior. From parental controls to routine spot checks of devices and accounts, mom and dad can read texts, posts, Snaps, email, and more. Some argue this is spying, while others maintain this is parenting in the information age. How much privacy should parents give their kids as they navigate the online world and when is it appropriate to monitor their communications and track their digital footprints?

T Series the most subscribed channel on YouTube ?

Indian record label T Series is once again close to taking over PewDiePie as the most subscribed channel on YouTube. At the time of filing this story, the music label was just 1.6 lakh (one hundred and 60 thousand) followers behind PewDiePie.

Analysts had initially predicted that the music brand will overtake the one-man Swedish content creator Felix Kjellberg's channel in early January 2019. However, thanks to YouTube's cleansing of spam accounts on its platform, T Series' subscriber count went down drastically in December 2018. At the beginning of 2018, T Series had about 30 million subscribers on its YouTube channel. With the introduction of landmark changes in Indian mobile and data service, the subscriber list sky-rocketed to over 70 million in just six months. The online video channel also accounts for nearly 25 per cent of its sales, which is about $100 million.The war saw many of PewDiePie fans indulge in massive online campaigns to get more subscribers. Some even hacked worldwide printers, Google Chromecasts, smart TVs and even defaced Wall Street Journal.

PewDiePie also saw many of his contemporaries and direct competitors, including Mr Beast, Logan Paul, Shane Dawson, come out in support.

What is React JS and Why is it worth learning in 2019 ?

React is a frontend library, which runs in the browser. Like any other frontend library (jQuery, etc), it is happy to be served by any old webserver – Apache, NGINX – or any kind of backend – PHP, Rails, and so on.React Native a good choice for a long term mobile app development. React Native allows development of mobile apps using only JavaScript.The main purpose of React is to be fast, scalable, and simple. It works only on user interfaces in application. This corresponds to view in the MVC template. It can be used with a combination of other JavaScript libraries or frameworks, such as Angular JS in MVC.

React is definitely worth learning. It is not just a fad. React itself is not what's important, but rather the patterns that React has popularized in Web development. The principles of functional programming and unidirectional data flow have existed for decades, but are only now being widely adopted on the Web.

It takes 4–5 days depending on your learning capabilities to learn and understand React Js basics. Only you cananswer that. Learning React depends on your skillset and the effort you are willing to put in.

What should I learn before react JS?

Following are the things you should learn before you start React JS:

HTML/CSS: Have a good understanding of HTML/CSS.
Javascript: Javascript is the base of React.
ES6: ES6 is the advanced Javascript that everyone is using in their codebase.
Webpack: This is optional but important
NPM: This one is to install npm packages.

What is difference between ReactJS and react native?

Main difference between React Js and React Native: ReactJS is a JavaScript library for creating user-interface for large web applications. React Native, on the other hand, is a framework consisting of native libraries for creating mobile applications. 

Usually ReactJS is a tool that you can add to your website, to write code in the form of reusable components. This components can be integrated with other technologies , or used with other React components to make your whole page. Usually you don’t use just react to make a website, as a hierarchy of components passing down information to other components can soon become an entangled mess. You pair it with redux, mobX or whatever other technology you might like to structure your site.

React Native is not a tool that you add to an existing project. React Native is the tool you use to build your mobile phone from the ground up. What React Native does is that is allows you to write javascript that calls native code. This allows you to write most of your app in javascript, using components written in javascript (that you can eventually reuse even in your website with minor changes), and components that use native code. React Native also provides you with a lot of components that you can use right away to make your app.

In 2016 Instagram engineers started to think of implementing React Native to their app.  Using React Native the team managed to deliver the app much faster for both iOS and Android apps. The Instagram team also say that they are going to continue working with the platform.

SHAREit most downloaded tool app in 2018 in India

With 400 million Indian users, China-based content-sharing app SHAREit was the most downloaded tool app in the country in 2018, said a new report by mobile data and analytics provider App Annie on Monday.The app offers transferring speed faster than Bluetooth and even NFC, and it is totally secure, considering the type of connection it uses to transfer files. Prior to SHAREit or similar applications, the only best method for file transfer was either through Bluetooth, or USB drives.

WhatsApp faces global outage, users unable to send or receive messages

Twitter feeds were bombarded with complaints on Tuesday night when the popular chat app WhatsApp broke down for a coupe of hours. The service outage was global affecting over billion users across the globe. The app was down for both Android and iOS platforms with users unable to send or receive messages on the chat app, a website for WhatsApp outage detection later confirmed the break down. It said that the app faced the outage at around 11:30 pm IST with some users also complaining that they couldn't log into the app. According to the website, about 44 per cent WhatsApp users faced connection-related problems, 40 per cent had problem sending or receiving messages problems and 15 per cent users had trouble logging in the app.

Many of the over 1.5 billion users, both on Android and iOS, were unable to log into their app on Tuesday. The reason behind the snag is yet to be announced by the company.

Moreover, the outage comes just a few hours after the messenger announced that it would be curbing the number of forwards for users worldwide - a policy which was already in place for India. The move is aimed at limiting hoaxes and rumours that lead to violence.

This is not the first time that the messaging app has stopped working. WhatsApp users faced the similar issue twice in 2017 as well.

Check whether your email and passwords are compromised on this website

In the biggest data collection on cyber world, sales of e-mail passwords, including of  77 million accounts, were reported. Microsoft's Director and Cyber ​​Security researcher Troy Hunt revealed the world's largest cyber hacking information. According to Hunt, International Tech Sites reports that 772,904,991 email addresses and 21,222,975 crore passwords have been made public through online.
Hunt also notes that over 270 million records, including e-mails and passwords, are kept as a data bank under the name 'Collection 1' and a total value of 84 gb. Of these 12,000 files are collected in different files. The file was initially sold in the cloud-sharing hacking forum called Mega but was later withdrawn.
Users are logged into passwords as 'hash' passwords when logging in. The password is collected in this way for password protection. Hash password generated by a complex arithmetic process consists of letters and numbers. According to the report, hackers have been blamed for crashing the hash password system that is safe. 
The information in the collection # 1 file has been added to the email address of the website You can check whether your email and passwords are leaked on this website. 

WhatsApp Gold is a virus 2019 , Do not install

A hoax message designed to trick users into downloading a virus is circulating again on WhatsApp.

A message encouraging users to download a fake update called WhatsApp Gold has been doing the rounds since 2016.

The latest message has sent users into a panic about what they should do if they receive the link.

WhatsApp previously confirmed that WhatsApp Gold was a hoax, stating that "Plus have no relationship with WhatsApp and we do not support WhatsApp Plus."

Why is the scare message circulating again?

WhatsApp Gold first hit headlines in 2016 when users started receiving messages about it.
The original version sent users a message reading: “Hey Finally Secret WhatsApp golden version has been leaked, This version is used only by big celebrities. Now we can use it too.”

Past hoaxes have included promises of free flights and messages designed to fool people into thinking their phone number was about to be changed.

In August 2018, security researchers at Checkpoint found vulnerabilities in WhatsApp that allowed hackers to intercept and edit someone’s messages in a group chat.

The robots learning our body language

Giving robots a crash course on body language: As robot-human interaction becomes more common, designer and coder Madeline Gannon has set out to experiment with how we relate to machines. In an installation for the World Economic Forum, Gannon trained 10 industrial robots to respond to the behavior of human passersby. The robots had a single central brain — allowing them to act independently and as a pack — along with 12 depth cameras and sensors. Such tech could let robots signal their intentions to humans via subtle body cues, aiding human-robot relations.

These are the apps you should uninstall right now

  • Sparkle FlashLight – com.sparkle.flashlight
  • Snake Attack – com.mobilebt.snakefight
  • Math Solver – com.mobilebt.mathsolver
  • ShapeSorter – com.mobilebt.shapesorter
  • Tak A Trip –
  • Magnifeye –
  • Join Up – com.pesrepi.joinup
  • Zombie Killer – com.pesrepi.zombiekiller
  • Space Rocket – com.pesrepi.spacerocket
  • Neon Pong – com.pesrepi.neonpong
  • Just Flashlight –
  • Table Soccer –
  • Cliff Diver –
  • Box Stack –
  • Jelly Slice – net.kanmobi.jellyslice
  • AK Blackjack – com.maragona.akblackjack
  • Color Tiles – com.maragona.colortiles
  • Animal Match – com.beacon.animalmatch
  • Roulette Mania – com.beacon.roulettemania
  • HexaFall – com.atry.hexafall
  • HexaBlocks – com.atry.hexablocks
  • PairZap – com.atry.pairzap
It comes months after it emerged over 140 apps downloaded from Google Play Store contain malicious files designed to attack computers.
The malware affects PCs when a phone is plugged into a Windows PC, and it farms private data, according to LincolnshireLive.
But it will not affect the Android devices themselves according to the Mail Online .

The four big strategic technology trends for 2019

Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”[1] – Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2017.

Autonomous Things. 
Autonomous things, abbreviated AuT, or the Internet of autonomous things, abbreviated as IoAT, is an emerging term for the technological developments that are expected to bring computers into the physical environment as autonomous entities without human direction, freely moving and interacting with humans and other objects.Autonomous things, such as robots, drones and autonomous vehicles, use AI to automate functions previously performed by humans.  The number of car accidents which happens every year world wide can be reduced with automation. It means AI need to maitain high level of safety in vehicle and aviation automation.Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are sweeping the technology development spectrum way faster than feared. If technology predictions forecast by experts are any indication, we will see radical changes in the way AI and ML impact technology processes and businesses. Researchers and developers are looking for a more stable way and advanced behaviour with interaction to natural surroundings.

Augmented Analytics.
Augmented Analytics Is the Future of Data and Analytics.Augmented analytics uses machine-learning automation to supplement human intelligence across the entire analytics life-cycle. Augmented Data Preparation empowers business users with access to meaningful data to test theories and hypotheses without the assistance of data scientists or IT staff. Augmented Analytics automates data insight by utilizing Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to automate data preparation and enable data sharing. This advanced use, manipulation and presentation of data simplifies data to present clear results and provides access to sophisticated tools so business users can make day-to-day decisions with confidence

AI-Driven Development.
In 1950 Ray Bradbury published the short story There Will Come Soft Rains, itself based on a 1920 poem about human extinction due to an apocalypse. Bradbury’s story features an entirely intelligent computer-controlled house which continues to prepare food, clean itself, and even issue a fire alarm even though its former human inhabitants are no longer there. Several companies are adapting tools which is AI driven, The alexa home is a recent example which you come across on television advertisement. With AI driven development humans will begin to become obsolete in our own homes and workplaces.We're in the fourth industrial revolution. The first was powered by steam, the second by electricity. The third was made possible by the microchip. Now we're at a point where Big Data, communications, and automation promises to change the way we work and live in whole new ways, alongside other developments in manufacturing, transport, and medicine. We adapted the change so far but with this time, the technology will also learn to adapt and live with us. Virtual personal assistants like Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana are mainstream applications. In the future, friendly chatbots will play a bigger part in our lives, acting as the interface to a slew of systems that save our time and effort. Coaches and buddies may be digital, following us from school and managing our life-long development.

Digital Twins.
Digital twin refers to a digital replica of physical assets (physical twin), processes, people, places, systems and devices that can be used for various purposes. The digital representation provides both the elements and the dynamics of how an Internet of things device operates and lives throughout its life cycle.The digital twin contains one or more sensors that collects data to represent real-time information about the physical asset.Think of a digital twin as a bridge between the physical and digital world.