In order against WeTransfer, Telecom dept cites national security, public interest If you’ve been having trouble accessing WeTransfer.com for sending work files to colleagues, the problem isn’t your internet connection or a case of service’s servers buckling under increased demand. It is because WeTransfer, one of the world’s most popular file sharing services, has been banned by the Department of Telecommunications. In an order dated May 18, the telecom department directed internet service providers (ISP) to ban three specific website URLs. The first two are specific pages of WeTransfer, while the third is the entire website. It is unclear as to what is contained in the first two URLs as the website is currently banned by several ISPs, but banning WeTransfer entirely is a perplexing decision. file sharing service has more than 50 million users around the world, who send over a billion files between them every month. WeTransfer’s appeal lies in its … [Read more...] about As millions work from home, govt bans file-sharing site
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A final year Botany (Hon) student at Daulat Ram College, who lives in a village in Dibrugarh, Assam, said, “We recently had our online practical exams and it was horrible. I was standing on my terrace all drenched in sweat in the middle of the day trying to upload my PDF on time. The allotted time got over and I could not upload it as the file was bulky and the connectivity was poor. My teacher later allowed me to send it over email. It took me hours to do even that.” … [Read more...] about Amid protest, DU announces it will hold online open book exams for final year undergrad students
Last week Hike Messenger , the messaging app, became the latest startup to join the so-called ‘unicorn’ pack in India—companies valued at at least $1 billion. Hike has been the fastest of the pack to reach the milestone, in just about three and half years after launch. It took e-commerce major Flipkart five years, rival Snapdeal seven years and analytics firm Mu Sigma nine years to become unicorns. Hike is also the lone company in the unicorn pack that is free. It is yet to make money. Hike will only “start to try making money by 2018, perhaps 2020”, says 28-year old founder Kavin Bharti Mittal. Yet, thanks to the $175 million collected from a clutch of overseas investors (see Plenty of Funds), the app is valued at $1.4 billion. Mittal believes the $175 million raised by Hike “is like Flipkart raising $1 billion. That’s the value we see and we are the only local rich messaging app with scale in the country.” Says Vishal Tripathi, … [Read more...] about Is Hike Messenger worth the hype and $1.4 billion?
Samsung is giving all the flying cars and self-driving automobiles a run for their money. After all, going from one place to another in a flying car doesn’t sound so interesting when you can make your body fly, right?Yes, you read that right. The folks at Samsung have come up with an exoskeleton (an external skeleton) system called GEMS, or Gait Enhancing & Motivating System. It uses small motors connected to your hips or knees to help you lift those limbs and complete exercises.GEMS can also help people with limited mobility and those suffering from physical disabilities. GEMS is still early in development and doesn't yet have a release date.Talking about helping people with disabilities,Segway, a company known for its stand-up motorized vehicles, unveiled the S-Pod, a motorized seated scooter on two wheels that somewhat resembles the chairs from futuristic movie Wall-E. Riders sit in the pod and steer with a small controller.(With inputs from AP) … [Read more...] about Sony Walkman NW-A105 review: Down the memory lane with new design and features
Always on DisplayPixel 3a sports an Always on Display feature. Users can see the time, date and notifications with just a glance. If a new notification comes up, it will blink for a few seconds before turning into an icon.Display Color ModesFor this device, the default colour is set to 'Adaptive' mode for natural rendition of colours preferred by most users. Those who prefer muted colours can use 'Natural' (sRGB) and the 'Boosted' (sRGB + 10%) modes. The brightness management technology is where the phone's display automatically adapts to changing lighting conditions.Now PlayingThe Now Playing feature, when turned on with Always on Display, tells users the name of the song and the artist of music playing nearby. Now Playing History lets users revisit the songs they've already heard and discover new tracks. With this feature, users can also play music videos on YouTube, add it to playlist, open in Assistant, and share. The recognition can also be done offline.At-a-GlanceOnce unlocked, … [Read more...] about Adaptive Battery, Night Side mode, App Timers: 10 things you need to know about Pixel 3a