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Independence Day online sale: Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm offer big discounts

The sale by Amazon will continue for four days. Flipkart on the other hand will attract customers through its three-day sale   The e-commerce industry has come up with various offers and discounts for Independence Day. Popular online shopping destinations Flipkart and Amazon, in competition to each other, have rolled out discount offers for its customers during the festive season. The sale by...

How to check free disk space in Linux

Keep track of disk utilization with this handy list of commands.   Keeping track of disk utilization information is on system administrators’ (and others’) daily to-do list. Linux has a few built-in utilities that help provide that information. df The df command stands for “disk-free,” and shows available and used disk space on the Linux system. df -h shows disk space ...

Securing DNS across all of our devices with Pi-Hole + DNS-over-HTTPS + 1.1.1.1

DNS is the protocol that makes the web work. It’s how we convert easy to remember names like facebook.com into hard to remember IP addresses like 157.240.1.35 and others. Without it, the web wouldn’t work but DNS has a problem, it’s not secure.   The Problem DNS queries are not secure, they’re sent in the clear, which means that others can see and manipulate the querie...

Asus ZenFone 5Z review: Surprisingly, beats the OnePlus 6 and is cheaper!

While we have expected OnePlus to deliver smartphones with flagship specs paired with a relatively cheaper price tag, the Asus was a surprise entrant into this segment. Both the phones run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and offer copious amounts of RAM and internal storage, but do end up cutting some features from the spec sheet which allows them to be sold at their low price. LG, how...

Android 9.0 officially named as ‘Pie’; starts rolling out to Pixel phones

Android 9.0 ‘Pie’, which was first unveiled at Google’s annual developer conference in May, will use artificial intelligence to adapt to how you use the device   The next version of Google’s Android operating system, Android 9.0, will be called Pie. It will be initially available on Google’s Pixel phones starting today. Android 9.0 ‘Pie’, which was fi...

India Finally Has A Data Privacy Framework — What Does It Mean For Its Billion-Dollar Tech Industry?

The Justice Srikrishna Committee has presented its draft of India’s newest data privacy bill but before it becomes a law, the technology industry is voicing its support strongly in favor of the law primarily safeguarding customer data.   The much-awaited white paper on the proposed data protection regime, following the SC judgement in August 2017, that underlined the need for data prote...

Walmart plans to ramp up tech hiring in India; 1,000 jobs on the cards

Walmart is on a massive hiring spree in India. Just 10 days ago, Walmart India announced that it expects to create at least 30,000 direct and indirect jobs by setting up 15 wholesale Cash and Carry stores in Uttar Pradesh. The latest buzz is that it is also looking to ramp up tech hiring. According to The Economic Times, the world’s largest retail firm will hire about 1,000 more people for t...

Artificial intelligence: The threat of the future

Multiple experts cited artificial intelligence as a force multiplier amplifying existing threats. Axios Future Editor Steve LeVine explains how AI creates a danger all its own: For the U.S. and China, AI is the equivalent of the Cold War arms race. The security and political apparatus in both countries view dominating the AI future as both an economic and military imperative. The reason is the nat...

Amazon struggles to tempt Alexa users to shop

Amazon is leaning into Alexa and betting that voice ordering is the next big retail trend — but declining market share against Google Home and Chinese competitors as well as a rare leak of Alexa numbers suggest it’s struggling to make headway. The bottom line: Fewer than 2% of Amazon Alexa users have used Alexa to buy something in 2018, the Information reports, citing company sources. That n...

Facebook eyes user banking data

Facebook has had conversations with large banks about getting access to their customers’ data for new features, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why it matters: Facebook’s recent privacy controversies may collide with its attempts to keep users engaged, and the Journal reported that one of the banks had exited conversations with the company over privacy questions. A Facebook spokespers...

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to step down

PepsiCo has announced that CEO Indra Nooyi will step down on October 3 after 12 years as chief executive, though she will remain as the company’s chair into early 2019. Nooyi, the company’s first female CEO, will be succeeded by PepsiCo’s current president Ramon Laguarta. Why it matters: Nooyi is one of Corporate America’s most visible, outspoken female CEOs — and her depar...

Google Maps’ location sharing will now share your phone’s battery status, too

Early in 2017, Google added a feature to Google Maps that lets you opt to share your location in (near) real time with your close friends and family. Now they’re fleshing out that info with another important little detail: your phone’s remaining battery charge. It looks like this: Wondering why anyone might care about the status of your battery? If you try to ping someone’s location and their phon...

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