India's Reliance launches JioMart online grocery service

Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling’s (AMZN.O) local unit and Walmart Inc’s (WMT.N) Flipkart in the huge Indian market.JioMart will deliver groceries in mo

12 Google search tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

Recently I offered privacy-focused alternatives for the most common Google services from search to mail. Tap or click here for that list. Still, let’s be honest: I know you use Google. You probably use Netflix, too, but did you know there are lots of free alternatives once you run out of show

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

The U.N. disarmament chief warned Friday that cyber crime is on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the COVID-19 pandemic. Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the coronavirus crisis is moving the world toward increased technological innov

Smartphone data shows America's cautious comeback

Americans returned to parks, restaurants and gas stations first. In most of the country, though, people continued to stay away from bars, fitness centers and religious institutions, which remain closed in many areas, according to the analysis of anonymized smartphone data from SafeGraph. Visits to

Gap rushes in more robots to warehouses to solve virus disruption

US apparel chain Gap is speeding up its rollout of warehouse robots for assembling online orders so it can limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic, the company told Reuters. Gap reached a deal early this year to more than triple the number of item-picking robots it uses to 106 by the fa

Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps

Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several US states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bl

Facebook to launch new shopping feature across apps

Facebook Inc is launching Facebook Shops, a service that will allow small businesses to display and sell their products on the social network’s platforms, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru and Katie Paul in San Francisco;)

Electric bikes 'could help people return to work'

Electric bikes can slash transport emissions and offer workers a way to return to the workplace during coronavirus, a new study has found. If e-bikes took off in the same way in the UK, as in many European cities, it would reduce congestion, improve mobility, and save CO2, the study says. It said

New Snapchat feature helps users donate to COVID-19 response efforts

n support of the World Health Organization (WHO), the widely popular social media platform Snapchat has launched new augmented reality (AR) lenses in partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.The lenses, accessible around the world, allow users to scan

China asks United States to stop 'unreasonable suppression' of Huawei

China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday the United States needed to stop the “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese companies like Huawei, and a Chinese newspaper said the government was ready to retaliate against Washington. The Trump administration on Friday moved to block glob

U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers

The U.S. Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to “strategically target Huawei’s acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain U.S. software and technology.” The reaction from China was swift with a report saying it was ready to put U.S. co

How to use Zoom like a pro: 13 hidden features to try at your next meeting

The Zoom video meeting and chat app has become the wildly popular host to millions of people working and studying from home during the coronavirus pandemic. While the video chat service's rapid growth has led to the reveal of a number of privacy and security issues, there are some ways to protect yo

False claims viewed by millions on YouTube

More than a quarter of the most-viewed coronavirus videos on YouTube contain "misleading or inaccurate information", a study suggests. In total, the misleading videos had been viewed more than 62 million times. Among the false claims was the idea that pharmaceutical companies already have a corona

Saudi Arabia ranks 4th globally in 5G technology, 10th in internet speed

Saudi Arabia is now ranked fourth globally in terms of 5G technology and tenth in terms of internet speed, according to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Communications and technology. The kingdom came behind the United States, South Korea, and China in its use of 5G technology, according to Dr. Ahme

High-flying balloons to boost northern Mozambique’s internet

Balloons floating 12 miles over northern Mozambique are planned to provide the remote and violence-prone region with stable internet connections, according to Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and local mobile telecoms provider Vodacom. The stratospheric balloons are expected to be over Moza

The cooperation of two companies Against Ever-Evolving Cyberattacks

Verimatrix, (Paris:VMX) (Euronext Paris: VMX), today announced a partnership with Jscrambler that will add the company’s leading JavaScript protection technologies to the Verimatrix family of award-winning Application Shielding solutions. The partnership aims to further bolster security acros

TikTok reports record growth as mobile use soars under lockdown

The popular video-sharing app TikTok has grown at record rates during the coronavirus pandemic, recording an all-time high number of downloads of 200 million for the first quarter of 2020, according to data gathered by While the coronavirus pandemic has kept consumers at home, many

5G standards: Could the US soon work with Huawei to set them?

The United States Department of Commerce is close to signing off on a new rule that would allow US companies to work with China's Huawei Technologies on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks, people familiar with the matter said. Engineers in some US technology companies stopped engagin

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