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 […]

LG V30 to Offer More Customisable Audio Options Over Predecessor, Claims Company

LG has been teasing us about the features on its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone for quite some time and continuing the same trend, the company has now shared some of the audio capabilities offered by the handset. Interestingly, the company says that the LG V30 will come with more customisable audio options in comparison with predecessor model LG V20, which already […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Shipped Over 20 Million Units Since Launch: Report

While Samsung is steadily inching towards the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 later this month, its other flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S8 – which started shipping just in April this year, has earned itself a milestone. According to recent report by market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung Galaxy S8 has shipped over 20 million units in the April-July period this year. […]

Over 12 lakh businesses apply for new GST registration, says revenue secretary

Over 12 lakh businesses have applied for fresh registration under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia said. Of these, while 10 lakh applications for registration have been approved, 2 lakh are still pending approval. “The figure of new registrations approved in GST crosses 10 lakhs today. About 2 lakh applications […]

Hyderabad City Wi-Fi Project Launched With Over 1,000 Hotspots

The Telangana government on Tuesday launched ‘Hyderabad City Wi-Fi’ project, providing the wireless networking technology at over 1,000 public places in the city. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Mayor B Rammohan, who launched the project, said it will eventually cover around 3,000 hotspots in the city. Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said 3,000 public locations […]

YouTube Opens Mobile Live Streaming to Creators With Over 10,000 Subscribers, Launches Paid ‘Super Chat’ Feature

YouTube Opens Mobile Live Streaming to Creators With Over 10,000 Subscribers, Launches Paid ‘Super Chat’ Feature YouTube on Tuesday began letting popular online video personalities live broadcast on the go using mobile devices, ramping up a challenge to Facebook and Twitter in the live-streaming arena. Google-owned YouTube has supported live streaming of video through computers […]

Russia Detains Nine ‘Hackers’ Over $17 Million Bank Thefts

Russia Detains Nine ‘Hackers’ Over $17 Million Bank Thefts Russia has detained nine people alleged to be part of a cybercrime ring accused of stealing some $17 million dollars from bank accounts, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The detentions followed a nationwide manhunt. The FSB security agency launched a major operation last year against the […]

New Curved Phone Over $1,000 Announced by Samsung

0 Samsung has thrown the smartphone buying public a curve. Cost conscious entrepreneurs won’t be picking this phone, costing over $1,000 and not available outside South Korea. But perhaps it will teach us all something about innovation. The aptly named new Samsung Galaxy Round has a 5.7-inch display with 1080 pixel resolution, the same as the […]

Don’t cry over dead trade agreements

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are as good as dead after the election of Donald Trump as US president. Photo: AFP The seven decades since the end of World War II were an era of trade agreements. The world’s major economies were in a perpetual state of trade negotiations, concluding […]