90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s ‘active’ users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found. The researchers found that 86-91 percent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or liking the original post. Five to 9 percent sought to confirm the […]

Xiaomi Said to Be Seeding MIUI 9.5 Nightly Build to Some Redmi Note 4 Users

Xiaomi is reportedly rolling out its latest update to its proprietary OS MIUI. As per some Redmi Note 4 users, Xiaomi is bringing the MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM, which includes the much awaited Notification Shade feature. It is essentially a quick reply feature with which you can reply to a message directly from the notification pane. Additionally, the new […]

iPhone X Screen ‘Temporarily Unresponsive’ in Cold Weather for Some Users, Apple to Fix With Software Update

HIGHLIGHTS Some iPhone X users reported the issue Phones in extreme cold conditions are likely to be affected Apple promises an update to fix the issue Some iPhone X users have complained about their smartphone’s screen not responding in cold weather. Apple has now acknowledged the issue and promised a software update for iPhone X […]

After Pixel 2, Some Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 Users Complain of Microphone Issue

HIGHLIGHTS Some Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 users complain microphone issue Pixel 2 users had already reported a very similar issue Google or Samsung are yet to officially acknowledge the issues You may opt to buy any smartphone or a regular phone but one of the most basic functionalities is to make calls without an […]

Pixel Users Facing Issues in Receiving Text Messages, Google Promises a Fix

Several Google Pixel phone users have reported that they aren’t able to receive text messages on their handsets. In response to the complaints on its product forums, Google has acknowledged the bug and confirmed a fix is on its way. The issue, as first highlighted by a Verizon subscriber using an Android 8.0 Oreo-running Pixel XL, disables the functionality to […]

Android 8.0 Oreo System Images Released, OTA Update Rollout Starts for Beta Program Users

Android Oreo system images have been released by Google soon after the company announced the official name of the eight major build of its mobile operating system. The Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update has started to roll out, but will likely hit devices in phased manner, and will first arrive for Android beta program users. Also, as is the case with […]

Google launched an initiative to improve how users work with artificial intelligence

  Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Alphabet on Monday said it has kicked off a new research initiative aimed at improving human interaction with artificial intelligence systems. The People + AI Research (PAIR) program currently encompasses a dozen people who will collaborate with Googlers in various product groups — as well as outsiders like Harvard University […]

Petya Ransomware: Focus on Defences as Users Scramble After Global Cyber-Attack

Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyber-attacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide. The virus, which demanded a payment worth $300 (roughly Rs. 20,000) as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the […]