• Tech Updates
    This Fungus Could Lead to Better Rechargeable Batteries

    In a first, researchers have shown that a fungus can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable electrochemical properties – paving the way for a better rechargeable battery in the near future. The findings suggest that fungus Neurospora crassa present in a red bread mold could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical […]

  • Software
    Ola Looks to ‘Micro’ Offering to Take on Uber in India

    Taxi-hailing app Ola expects its newly-launched affordable service ‘Micro’ alone to overtake rival Uber in terms of number of rides in a month’s time. Engaging in a war of words, the Softbank-backed company claimed that Micro, which is available in seven Indian cities, is on track to match the number of total rides of Uber […]

  • Internet
    Alibaba Reaches CNY 3-Trillion Milestone Even as China Slows

    Alibaba Group Holding sold CNY 3 trillion (roughly Rs. 30,80,450 crores) of goods through its online shopping websites in the year ending March, as China’s largest e-commerce operator moved deeper into the untapped countryside and courted foreign brands. The company wants to bring in more quality non-Chinese goods and continue to increase its footprint in […]

  • Software
    Baxi Bike Taxi App to Now Work Without Internet Connection

    Gurgaon-based Baxi will roll out a new feature to help users book rides on the app without using Internet. The bike-taxi hailing app, which offers services in Gurgaon and Faridabad, will make the feature available to its 30,000 users from next week. “All customers that have an Android smartphone without a data connection can now […]

  • Gadgets
    Netflix Is Making It Tougher to Pirate Its TV Shows and Movies

    After taking a strong stand against users who utilise proxy services, Netflix is now making it tougher for people to pirate its TV shows and movies. The streaming company has begun sending DMCA notices toGoogle and file-sharing services to take down links of copyrighted content from their respective websites. Netflix has reported tens of thousands […]

  • Internet
    An On-Demand Laundry Service, Sports Discovery Platform

    Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in on-demand laundry, automotive sales, sports discovery, prescription medicine delivery, and credit score management. OneClickWash Gurgaon-based on-demand laundry service OneClickWash has received an undisclosed sum of funding from Unitus Seed Fund. Founded in 2015 by Vivek Iyer and Saurav Killa, the startup provides doorstep delivery […]

  • Computing
    Intel Mastermind, Silicon Valley Statesman Andy Grove Dead at 79

    Andy Grove, the Silicon Valley elder statesman who made Intel into the world’s top chipmaker and helped usher in the personal computer age, died on Tuesday at age 79, Intel said. The company did not describe the circumstances of his death but Grove, who endured the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War Two, living […]

  • Science Updates
    Source of Unprecedented Energy Found at Centre of Milky Way

    A source of cosmic rays radiating energies 100 times greater than those achieved at the largest terrestrial particle accelerator the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been found in the innermost region of our Milky Way galaxy. The source was revealed after a detailed analysis of the data collected […]

  • Software
    Microsoft Working on Tool to Port Chrome Extensions in Edge

    Microsoft introduced support for extensions in Microsoft Edge for Windows Insiders in a build that was released last week. As of now, there are only a handful of extensions to play with. But very soon, we may have a plethora of extensions for the company’s Web browser. Microsoft has said that it is working on […]