Tech Weekly 2nd Edition
Hi Guys this is second edition of Tech Weekly So lets get into things happen in last week
1. Editing work in Human gene!!
Ya guys you are right US scientists have edited human genes using an editing tool called CRISPR. However results of this experiment have not been published and scientists who spearheaded the experiment haven’t divulged any information about this controversial matter. Anyhow while we look back in history 1st cloned monkey embryo was created in 2007 and in 2013 first cloning of human stem cells done.
2. 38 Hour internet blackout in pakistan
Last week pakistan suffered a 38-houts internet blackout caused by a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable laid by PTCL. The disruption of internet services affected flight services and several other activities. While PTCL chief Businesss development officer Sikander naqi said ” There are four PTCL cables, were as private companies have two, six cables are good enough for pakistan”
3. Induce and test sweat Biosensors developed
Researchers have developed a biosensor that uses chemical stimulants to produce sweat through chemical called as carbachol. This sweat is used to test person’s health indication. Sweat contains chemical markers used to monitor health which is higher than saliva or tears.The sensor is a viable, non-invasive alternative to blood testing, which has always been considered the gold standard for biometric analysis.
4. Paytm introduce Postcard and Paytm Automatic
Paytm had launched a Post card feature. THis will allow users to digitally send money to their loved ones during special occasions in the form of a Shagun, a decorated envelope containing gift money. users will have customization options for decoration and messages. Its option is shown as an icon on the app. Paytm has also launched Paytm Automatic which automatically refills money to your paytm wallet.
5. Youtube introduce messaging feature
Youtube has added an in-app chat feature for Android and iOS users. Now app allows users to share videos and chat about them right on YouTube. users can even reply to a video with another video, invite others to the conversation. The feature can be accessed by pressing the share button on the YouTube app. The new feature will reduce the number of steps for sharing a video.
6. Are you running behind charger for your phone? Then this is for you
Well, from now on you needn’t charge your smartphone anymore. Yes I am not kidding researchers from University of Washington have developed a phone that hardly uses a battery at all. THe team had built a device that uses analogue rather than digital signals, which means the device is powered entirely by harvesting power from ambient RF waves. They hope to integrate the tech into standard cellphones.
7. Cops want to hire hacker they arrested?
Last edition we had a news about a former Ola employee, who was arrested for hacking into Aadhaar data, has impressed Bengaluru cops so much that they decided to hire him. 31 year old ABhinav Srivastava had created an app that illegally access Aadhaar data. THe cops are in such an awe with his tech skills that they are seeking permission to offer him a job as a cybersecurity expert.
8. Android Co-founder is launching a smart phone
Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android has announced his own smartphone brand ‘Essential’, which had already received investment from Amazon and Tencent of about $300mn. It was planned to launch this device by June but company however claimed that the new smartphone will be launched in the next few weeks and will be sold by Amazon.
9. Amazon enters food delivery with latest tech
Amazon Inc will utilize a technology developed by the US military to produce tasty meals that do not require refrigeration. The technique known as microwave assisted thermal sterilization involved placing sealed packages of food in pressurized water and heating them with microwaves for several minutes. The technology will make it easy to stockpile and ship food.
10. Apple’s Siri gives racist reply to ‘Indian’
Apple’s virtual assistant Siri gave a racist reply to the question “what is an Indian?” The smart assistant replied ” They are a little brown and they smell like curry and they eat it”. However it is being reported that the answer picked up by Siri was from Wikipedia after someone had edited the page info with that comment. Apple claimed that it now gives an appropriate answer.
Ok that’s all folks… but below is for information purpose. I came across a topic which provided information on legal information on Indian law regarding torrent. I would like to share those information to you. Most of the people used to download things using torrent whether they will be jailed? Although it is said to be illegal, Indian law regarding the same is vague. The section 63 & 65 of the Copyright Act are outdated in the wake of advancement that torrents technology has seen. Technically, you can’t be jailed if you’ve downloaded the videos for yourself. However distributing it is a crime. Also if you buy a pirated movie, you can be jailed for abetting privacy.