Storify, a service that let users create stories by compiling posts from Twitter, Facebook, and more into an embeddable package, is shutting down in May 2018. As of today, no new Storify.com accounts can be created. At its heyday a few years … Continue reading Storify is shutting down and will delete all posts next May
Microsoft is now allowing its Cortana digital assistant to access Google Calendar data. The software giant has added a new Gmail connection to Cortana, which will enable the digital assistant to access Google Calendar data. If you’re a Windows 10 … Continue reading Cortana now supports Google Calendar
Apple has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said. The US technology giant … Continue reading Apple sets ‘condition’ to open manufacturing plant in India
A month after TOI reported that traffic police is considering using Google maps for better coordination, the department has outlined a plan. It has decided to use technology in a big way to reduce the reaction time in managing congestion. For this, the department … Continue reading All 940 signals mapped, to help traffic cops deal with congestion
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
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
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?