Swiggy Has Raised $100 Million in Funding From Naspers, Meituan Dianping

HIGHLIGHTS Swiggy announced $100 million in Series F funding The round was led by Naspers, and sees a new investor Meituan Dianping Rival Zomato reportedly raised $200 million last week Swiggy on Thursday announced Series F funding from existing investors Naspers, and others including new investors Meituan Dianping, a Chinese group buying website headquartered in […]

From School to Steam: Meet the 15-Year-Old PC Game Developers From Jaipur

HIGHLIGHTS Alter Army is due on Steam Early Access this month It’s being developed by two 15-year-olds PS4 and Xbox One versions could be considered if it does well on Steam Indian game developers usually focus on Bollywood, cricket, or mythology as themes for their titles. And with good reason. Despite being home to a billion people, preferences are […]

Panic Button on Mobiles: Trial to Begin From on January 26

A pilot project to test ‘panic button’ feature on mobile phones to ensure women safety will kick-start from Uttar Pradesh on January 26, Union minister Maneka Gandhi said on Tuesday. In April, 2016, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had, through a gazette notification, made it mandatory for mobile manufacturers to provide panic buttons in cell phones by January 2017. […]

PUBG Creator Does Not Want Other Game Developers to ‘Lift Things’ from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Greene’s statements come after Fortnite from Unreal Engine studio Epic Games, came under flak from Bluehole — the parent company behind PUBG. In the interim, China has seen a glut of competitors such as Terminator 2 and Wilderness by companies like NetEase. “I want this genre of games to grow,” Greene claims. “For that to happen you need new […]

Video game companies to benefit from $2 million State Government investment in dedicated industry hub for South Australia

UP to 500 jobs are expected to be created in South Australia over the next three years through a dedicated video game industry hub backed by $2 million in State Government funding. The funding announcement, made by Premier Jay Weatherill on Monday,comes after The Advertiser first revealed plans for an industry space to raise the profile […]

Waves that drive global weather patterns finally explained, thanks to inspiration from bagel-shaped quantum matter

They are about as far apart as two things in science can be: a type of ocean wave that helps drive the El Niño climate cycle, and quantum materials that, thanks to a particularly strange bit of physics, have insulating interiors and conduct current along their surface. Yet, in a remarkable case of lateral thinking, […]

Rafael Nadal reveals inspiration to return from injury to reach world No1 after China Open

“I had some injuries, but good thing is I keep having the passion for the game and the love for what I am doing and the spirit of overcome tough situations in terms of physical issues,” Nadal said. “Of course, the spirit of improvement: every day when I wake up, going on court with the […]

Moto Reveals Which Smartphones Will Get Android 8.0 Oreo, Moto G4 Missing From List

Lenovo-owned Moto brand has now released a list of the Moto devices that will receive Android Oreo update and while most recent devices have made the cut, Moto G4 devices, which were launched less than two years ago are found missing. The company has now confirmed the smartphones that will receive the update and says […]

How Intel Core chips could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Password manager Dashlane is one of the first consumer-facing companies to take advantage of a little-known feature within Intel’s 8th-generation Corechips that could become much more popular: enabling two-factor authentication with just your PC, and not your phone. What’s known as Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication lives within the 8th-generation Core architecture. Typically, two-factor authentication (2FA)—recommended for […]