Whatsapp, Skype, Hike soon to come under regulatory regime

After coming out with draft regulations for telecommunications operators to stop pesky calls and texts, the Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) has issued the much-awaited consultation paper to debate whether the over-the-top (OTT) players such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype, among others, should be brought under the regulatory regime. In a statement on Monday, the…


Fortnite PS4 controller arrives to India at Rs. 3,990

The Fortnite PS4 controller is arriving to India, after the recent launch in US and announcement for UK. Sony India is set to launch the limited edition variant of its DualShock 4 PS4 controller. Coming to the price tag, the Fortnite PS4 controller arrives at Rs. 3,990, and is set for release this week. The…


Google Pixel Slate images leak shows off USB-C port and round keys

We have witnessed several leaks and specifications of Google’s pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL ahead of the company’s big event next week, and now the images of Google Pixel Slate have also surfaced. The new tablet is officially called Google Pixel Slate and it sports a 3:2 touchscreen (of an unknown resolution) with stylus support,…


The white OnePlus 6 will be available this Tuesday

The first limited edition color of the OnePlus 6 will be available for sale starting this Tuesday, June 5th, at 10AM ET. The Soft White OnePlus 6 features a pearlescent matte white finish, as opposed to the glossy black or matte black surfaces of OnePlus’ other color options. It also has a rose gold metal frame and…


Mark your calendars — more than 150 new emojis are coming on June 5

Your vocabulary is about to expand. And you won’t even need to pick up a dictionary. Come Tuesday, June 5, we’ll be blessed with the arrival of more than 150 new emojis, which will come as part of Unicode Version 11.0. These new emojis will help you express yourself via text in new ways, and will feature…


Apple to debut phone-to-phone augmented reality: sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) next week will debut tools to let two iPhone users share augmented reality while limiting the personal data sent to its servers, two people familiar with the matter said this week. Augmented reality (AR) allows viewers to see virtual structures superimposed on their surroundings via their smartphones or…


How to make money on YouTube

Television broadcasting has become nearly as dated as 50’s radio programs. Anyone with their finger to the pulse of culture knows YouTube is the present and future purveyor of entertainment, news, and education. It’s the ultimate consumer platform, and consumption drives revenue. People are literally making millions videoing themselves and posting it online. Logan Paul, TheFineBros, Philip Defranco, Jenna Marbles, Smosh,…


Facebook will remove the Trending topics section next week

Facebook will remove the Trending news box that’s sat to the right of the desktop News Feed for the last four years, the company said today. The removal comes after years of criticism around how Facebook picked stories to sit in the Trending box, not to mention more than a year of struggles with the reliability…


Google reportedly leaving Project Maven military AI program after 2019

Google has decided not to renew its contact for a controversial Department of Defense program known as Project Maven, which involved Google helping the US government analyze drone footage using artificial intelligence. The news, reported today by Gizmodo, was announced internally today by Google Cloud chief Diane Greene at a meeting with employees. The contract allegedly expires…


Walmart launches exclusive personal shopping service that you text

Walmart continues to battle for internet relevance with the launch of Jetblack, the company’s new personal shopping service that you text. Jetblack is powered by automated bots and real live humans who’ll do their best to fulfill your requests. “Need it. Text it. Get it. Jetblack is the easiest way for busy moms to shop,” reads…