Software bug temporarily took down Apple’s developer site

Apple’s developer portal briefly went down on Thursday morning, triggering speculations that it might have suffered a hack. Some developers reported that their account showed an address in Russia instead of their correct home address. Apple, however, rejected the cyber attack speculations, stating the problem originated owing to a software bug. According to a MacRumours report on Thursday, several developers reported that all of their developer account addresses have been updated with an address in Russia, perhaps indicating some kind of breach or serious internal error. According to multiple developer…

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BSNL to start field trials of 5G services by end of March 2018

BSNL’s chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava on Wednesday said that the company is aiming to begin field trials of its 5G services by end of this financial year. The state-run telecom operator is also in talks with Larsen & Toubro and HP for end devices for deploying 5G services, he added. “We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of this financial year,” Shrivastava told reporters today….

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How do you track text messages?

Nowadays, there are a number of apps available in the market using which you can easily track someone’s phone. Yes, technology has made everything possible. To check what a person is doing is a matter of seconds. Everything from email to simple message or social media accounts to call records can be traced down. These apps are really useful for parents who want to ensure their children are following the right track. Not only this, but the business owners or the managers can use this app to make sure that…

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Technology could make us immortal. But there will be consequences.

mmortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment — both intellectual and financial — by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be “cryopreserved” in preference to simply dying, as they wait for science to catch up and give them a second shot at life. But if we treat death as a problem, what are the ethical implications of the highly speculative “solutions” being mooted? Of course, we don’t currently have the means…

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Indus OS Expands Speech-to-Text Feature, Now Supports 23 Indian Languages

Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS on Wednesday unveiled a new ‘speech-to-text’ feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language. Apart from English, the new version of Indus OS Keyboard will now support 23 Indian languages. “The latest version will introduce speech-to-text in Indian languages, allowing users to speak into the phone in their preferred language while the text will automatically be recognised and displayed by just the press of a button,” the company said in a statement. This is the first time that…

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Defense Secretary Mattis predicts bigger defense role for private technology firms

Defense Secretary James Mattis says he sees a growing role for the technology industry in defending the United States. The comments suggest a potential untapped market for Amazon and Google, whose hometowns Mattis visited this week on a West Coast swing, and other large companies like Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. Like the leaders of these tech companies, Mattis is focused on acquiring more expertise in artificial intelligence. The difference is his goal: getting it into the U.S. military faster, to make it a “more lethal and more effective” fighting force. “Many of the advances [in AI] are…

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India to have 600m broadband connections by 2020: Communications minister

There were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the internet penetration (internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 per cent in the country as on March 31, 2017, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament on Friday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Sinha said the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that the government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100 Mbps broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats (around 2.5 lakh) in the country. Under the first…

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Bullish: Increasing access to technology for blind people

Technology can be central to the lives of the 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, as long as they know how to use it. That’s where Erin Lauridsen, access technology director at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, comes in. In her role, Lauridsen helps ensure people who are blind and visually impaired “know how to access all of the technology that they need to live their lives,” Lauridsen told me on the latest episode of Bullish. That can be anything from computer literacy and smartphone…

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Indeed expansion signals rise of technology jobs in southwestern Connecticut

Southwestern Connecticut’s economy is programmed to grow its technology sector for years to come, according to industry experts. Job-search giant Indeed’s recent announcement that it would increase its Stamford contingent by some 500 people in the coming years represents a milestone for the local economy. Many see the company’s expansion as proof the area is developing into a top destination for technology talent and that Indeed’s plans speak not only to its own success but the potential for other firms in the field. “Any time a large tech company is…

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PNNL lending a hand — and technology — to first responders

  PNNL’s Melanie Godinez and her colleagues partner with first responders to support a regional capability to deter the potential for illicit movement of radioactive materials within, and potentially through, the Puget Sound maritime environment with the intent to do harm. PNNL not only manages the purchase, inventory and distribution of the radiation detection equipment for law enforcement and fire agencies in the Seattle area, it also coordinates training and dock-side drills, like the one shown here. When disaster strikes, first responders rush in to provide assistance. In addition to…

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