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This software turns your smartphone into AR portal

Researchers have developed a new software system that turns smartphones into Augmented Reality (AR) portals, enabling users to place virtual building blocks, furniture and other objects into real-world backdrops, and use their hands to manipulate those objects as if they were really there.

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IIT researchers develop "bio-bricks" using agricultural waste products

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology have developed "bio-bricks" from agricultural waste products for usThe invention by the team at IIT Hyderabad in association with KIIT School of Architecture, Bhubhaneshwar, is aimed at serving the dual purpose of waste management and development of eco-friendly and sustainable building material. e in construction.

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Zuckerberg, Clegg built careers compromising their principles, says Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has blasted Facebook for hiring former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as its new "apologist in chief", saying both Facebook CEO Mark Both Zuckerberg and Clegg "built their careers compromising their principles".

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Twitter says world leaders are not above its policies "entirely"

Stating that world leaders are not above its policies "entirely," Twitter has decided to restrict how users can interact with harmful tweets from world leaders who break its rules, but did not clarify whether it will remove or block the world leader like US President Donald Trump from doing so.

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India receives 5 lakh cybersecurity alerts daily: Report

As India speeds up its mission to transform into a truly digital economy with technologies like 5G, the country faces one of the highest rates of cyber security threats in the Asia Pacific region -- receiving over 500,000 security alerts daily -- which is nearly three times the global average, a new report said on Monday.

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Google Doodle honours physicist who brought cinema to life

Way back in 1832 when Belgian physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau invented the phenakistiscope -- the first device to give the illusion of a moving image -- little did he know that he was laying the foundation stone for an industry that will entertain us in myriad forms -- from cinema and TV to the over-the-top (OTT) players like Netflix.

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Consumer spending on technology to hit $1.69 trillion in 2019: IDC

Driven by emerging technologies including AR/VR headsets, drones, on-demand services, robotic systems, smart home devices and wearables, consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion globally in 2019 -- an increase of 5.3 per cent over 2018, an International Data Corporation (IDC) report has said.

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Rakesh Mittal outlines telecom sector's pains, says market still sustainable

Sharing the dais with Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Bharti Enterprises Vice-Chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal on Monday outlined the issues plaguing the Telecom sector and said high capital expenditure and right of way (RoW) issues created hurdles for the market players.

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Amazon Great Indian sale: Get up to Rs 30,000 discount on these smartphones from Apple, OnePlus and Samsung

The Amazon Great Indian Festival sale is already live for Prime members. During the sale, the e-commerce website is offering good deals and offers on gadgets and electronic products. Among other products, smartphones have always been the center of attraction for buyers

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Oracle Gen 2 data centre opens in Mumbai

In a fillip to the Indian government's demand from the global tech firms to store data locally and keep it extra secure, Oracle on Friday made its modern, secure and enterprise-grade Gen 2 Cloud region available for the existing and new customers in the country.

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Jio charging for voice calls a positive development: COAI chief Rajan Mathews

The decision of Reliance Jio to charge voice calls to rival networks at 6 paise a minute due to a pending timeline over inter-connect charge phase-out is a positive development for the sector but there is unlikely to be any upward pressure on voice tariffs by incumbents due to this, industry association COAI Director General Rajan Mathews said on Wednesday.

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