Oppo gets green nod to set up manufacturing unit in Noida

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has been given green clearance to set up a mobile manufacturing unit in Greater Noida at a cost of Rs 2,200 crore, a senior government official said. The Union Environment Ministry has granted the environment clearance to its Indian subsidiary Oppo Mobiles India Pvt Ltd for the proposed project. “The clearance has been given to the Oppo’s project after taking into account the views of an expert green panel. It is subject to compliance of certain conditions,” the government official said. The environment clearance certificate has already been issued to the company, the official added. As … Continue reading Oppo gets green nod to set up manufacturing unit in Noida

Why startups think they’re too small to be hacked

By the end of 2012, Sanjiv Singhal and his two co-founders had everything in place to launch their mutual funds startup Scripbox, but decided to hold off for a month until they were sure they were safe from every kind of cyber attack. Getting a penetration test — hiring an external agency to hack into the system to identify vulnerabilities — took a month longer but they preferred to wait rather than run the risk of exposing future customers’ “Being a financial services company, we had to make sure that we had a comprehensive policy on cybersecurity. Security is not … Continue reading Why startups think they’re too small to be hacked

What makes this tomato-sorting machine so freakishly fast?

Chances are you’ve seen this tomato-sorting machine before. Video footage of it goes viral on a semi-regular basis, as with this clip above, tweeted by @MachinePix this week. As mechanical contraptions go, it’s impressively fast and unnervingly precise. It’s sorting tomatoes, but it looks like the fingers of God flicked damned souls straight into hell. It is also, according to Jim Frost, product manager at Tomra, the company that makes the thing, old hat. “We’ve been selling these machines for 25 years now,” he tells The Verge in a phone interview. “This particular sorter is sort of the mother of … Continue reading What makes this tomato-sorting machine so freakishly fast?