DGCA bans some Apple MacBook Pro from flights in India due to battery risk, check here if your Mac is affected

DGCA, which is India’s aviation regulatory, is banning some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold by Apple between September 2015 and February 2017 from flights. The regulatory body said that these laptops have been deemed fire hazard because their batteries can overheat. The banned MacBook Pro laptops will neither be allowed in checked-in baggage nor in … Read more

Saudi FM: Gulf solution possible if Qatar returns to ‘right path’

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf has said a solution to the Gulf crisis would only be possible if Doha returns to the “right path”, an indication that the kingdom’s position on theblockade of Qatar has not changed. The Saudi minister’s remarks came during the three-day emergency summits the kingdom is hosting, with Qatar’s Prime Minister … Read more

If Social Media Algorithms Control Our Lives Why Can’t They Eliminate Hate Speech?

Getty ImagesGetty It has become accepted fact in our modern digital world that the algorithms powering the online revolution, especially those of the major social media platforms, have so much control over us that they can actually nudge us against our conscious will towards actions we would not otherwise take. The addictive nature of social … Read more

Top Apple executive on Amazon Echo: ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say…’

Getty Images Phil Schiller, Apple A top Apple executive revealed he is not a fan of either Amazon’s Echo or Google Home’s speakers, amid speculation that the company could be releasing its own rival product. In a recent interview with Gadgets 360, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, took a dig at … Read more

Infosys row: Sebi says will not spare anyone if found guilty

File photo of Vishal Sikka MUMBAI: Amid the IT giant Infosys coming under the scanner for alleged corporate governance malpractices, Sebichairman on Friday said the regulator will not spare any violations irrespective of whether the entity found guilty is big or small. “Any input that we receive from any source is taken to its logical … Read more

Google Assistant can now share personal info in Allo, but only if you let it

One of the coolest features of Allo is the ability to bring Google Assistant into any conversation. Just type @google and you can ask Assistant questions like “What’s my schedule like today” or “Show me the latest Cars 3 trailer,” and it will happily oblige, saving you the trouble of opening Chrome or Calendar and … Read more

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: If you like the Trump stock rally so far, just wait …

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: Trump reforms could boost economy further  Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | 10:32 AM ET | 02:05 JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon told CNBC on Wednesday the economy could grow at 3 to 4 percent this year with the right tax and regulatory reforms from President-elect Donald Trump. And that, in … Read more

CyberPowerPC’s Oculus-ready system costs $499 — if you buy a Rift

CyberPowerPC’s $499.99 Gamer Ultra VR is the first desktop ready for the Oculus Rift headset that is priced under $500, but there’s a caveat. You’ll need to buy it with the Oculus Rift headset, which costs more than the PC at $599.99. The bundle will put you back $1,099.98, but that’s still a good deal for … Read more