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Twitter lets users create much longer display names

Twitter lets users create much longer display names

Technology November 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO: In yet another overhaul within a week, Twitter has doubled the length of users’ display names to 50 characters — up from the original 20. “The new length means the user can add more emojis. Many users embraced the change, though some also questioned why Twitter was addingRead More

China all set to ‘make first’ contact with aliens: Report

Technology November 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

London China, which on its way to emerge as a Space Superpower, claims to be the first nation to make contact with alien life using the world’s largest radio dish. According to researchers, the dish, which is 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope is about twice the size of the US’ AreciboRead More

Twitter doubles character count for usernames

Twitter doubles character count for usernames

Technology November 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: Following up with the earlier increase in character count for tweets, popular micro blogging site Twitter has now extended character count for usernames on the platform. In its latest update, Twitter announced that starting today, users can have a username consisting of up to 50 characters, it said.Read More

Google supports US efforts to disclose buyers of online political ads

Technology November 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

San Francisco: Alphabet Inc`s Google unit told US election regulators in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday that it “strongly supports” tightening rules on online political advertising as part of efforts to curtail “foreign abuse and influence” in elections. Federal lawmakers have criticized Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter IncRead More

Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn

Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn

Technology November 9, 2017 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Sydney: Facebook is testing a new method to stop revenge porn that requires you to send your own nudes to yourself via the social network`s Messenger app. This strategy would help Facebook to create a digital fingerprint for the picture and mark it as non-consensual explicit media. So if aRead More

Vivo V7+ now in ‘energetic blue’ colour

Technology November 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday introduced V7+ — its selfie-focused flagship smartphone with 24MP front shooter — in energetic blue colour in India. “We are excited to bring our V7+ flagship in another stylish `energetic blue` colour variant,” said Kenny Zeng, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivo India, inRead More

Idea offers 60GB 4G data on new Sony Xperia phones

Technology November 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

Mumbai: Idea Cellular on Wednesday announced its partnership with Sony India for 4G data offers for those purchasing Sony Xperia R1 Plus and R1 smartphones. Idea users opting for Sony Xperia R1 Plus and R1 smartphones — priced at Rs 14,990 and Rs 12,990, respectively — will get the benefitsRead More

Snapchat plans to redesign its app to ease use

Snapchat plans to redesign its app to ease use

Technology November 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

Snap Inc is redesigning its disappearing-message app Snapchat in an attempt to reach a broader audience, going back to the drawing board as Wall Street clobbered it for another quarter of slowing user growth. The Venice, California-based firm, whose March stock market debut was the hottest of any tech stockRead More

Twitter rolls out 280-character limit to all users

Twitter rolls out 280-character limit to all users

Technology November 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

San Francisco, November 8 After running a successful trial with few users, Twitter has finally rolled out its new 280-character limit virtually for all users. In September, Twitter launched a test that expanded the 140-character limit so that users could express themselves easily in a tweet. “Our goal was toRead More

Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet

Technology November 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON: A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below West Antarctica, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet, confirms a new NASA study. The heat source may help explain why the West Antarctic ice sheet collapsed rapidly in an earlierRead More