Google Maps extends two-wheeler mode to Asian markets

The two-wheeler mode in Google Maps that first arrived in India last December has been extended to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. To be first available for Android users, the motorcycle-specific navigation will help bikers find the most suitable routes in these countries, The Verge reported late on Thursday. “The… Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join ‘Data Transfer Project’

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants — Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter — on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data… Read More »

Both govt and private varsities cannot increase fees on their own, says SC

Government and private universities cannot increase their fees arbitrarily without getting the approval of the fee fixation committee, the Supreme Court has held. The court’s judgement came after about 150 students filed a petition questioning Tamil Nadu’s Annamalai University’s move to hike the fees for the MBBS course for the 2013-2014 academic session. A bench… Read More »

Instagram working on alternative to SMS-based two-factor authentication

Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly working on a non-SMS, two-factor authentication system that would work with security apps like Google Authenticator and generate a special login code in case of theft or hacking. “We’re continuing to improve the security of Instagram accounts, including strengthening 2-factor authentication,” TechCrunch quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying. A prototype version… Read More »

Facebook partners NSDC to empower youth with digital skills

Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will enable Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to incorporate Facebook’s training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses, besides… Read More »

Best-dressed celebs this week: Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora, Kajol show us chic ways to wear a pantsuit

Step aside for a moment, maxi dresses and blue jeans-white tees, because this week, fashion-forward celebrities, like Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora, Kajol and Chitrangada Singh shifted our attention to the sleek lines and polished tailoring of 2018’s most coveted trend: The pantsuit. While the classic 9-to-5 staple may be notably associated with corporate offices, this week’s… Read More »