What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

The other Wikipedia co-founder has called for a 48-hour boycott of all social media platforms to demonstrate users’ desire to regain control of their data and privacy. On 4-5 July, and for at least one day, Larry Sanger has implored people to snub social media platforms except for posts showing that they are on strike. Jimmy Wales’ … Read more

Redmi Note 5 Available in 24-Hour Open Sale Today via Mi.com

Redmi Note 5 (Review) fans will have another opportunity to try their luck as Xiaomi is hosting an open sale for the popular smartphone once again. Previously, the Redmi Note 5 was made available in various flash sales, but the latest details confirm that the handset will undergo a 24-hour open sale. The Redmi Note 5 sale will be held just … Read more

Honor 9 Lite 4GB RAM Model Available in Open Sale Till Sunday

Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei’s, has announced the availability of the Honor 9 Lite smartphone in an open sale – specifically, the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model – until Sunday, April 8. The 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model will now be made available in a bi-weekly flash sale exclusively on Flipkart. Honor 9 Lite is one of … Read more

Finally Solved: The Science of Cracking Open a Cold One (With The Boys)

The tradition of drinking champagne to mark celebrations originated in the royal courts of Europe prior to 1789, where the expensive drink was viewed as a status symbol. Credit: Shutterstock Scientists have cracked a frothy mystery: the physics of fizz. Many people know that frothy drinks get their pop and sparkle from tiny bubbles of … Read more

Government to Launch ‘Open Software Policy’ to Enhance Transparency: Prasad

The government is shortly coming out with an “open software policy” to further the process of transparency and credibility in administration, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in New Delhi on Wednesday. “The Department of Posts and Common Service Centres with presence in nearly 400,000 centres are being deployed to further empower less … Read more

OnePlus 5 Gets Android Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta 2: What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 users need to flash the Open Beta build Open Beta 2 for OnePlus 5 includes various bug fixes New Open Beta version also has November Android security patch OnePlus 5 on Friday received OxygenOS Open Beta 2 build based on Android 8.0 Oreo weeks after the release of its first Open Beta build. The … Read more

Disputed DNA analysis software’s code open for inspection after court order

If you’re going to convict or acquit based on evidence provided by a piece of software, you’d better be damn sure that software is reliable. One such program, a DNA analysis tool used in more than a thousand cases, has been called unreliable by critics — and a federal judge has just ordered that its code be opened … Read more

Lenovo K8 Note Goes on Open Sale in India, via Amazon

Lenovo launched its K8 Note smartphone in India last month and starting Friday, the handset will go on open sale in the country starting Friday, i.e., September 15, exclusively through Amazon India. To mark the occasion, the company is also offering special offers to its customers. The Lenovo K8 Note is available in India in two configurations – 3GB RAM/ … Read more

Xiaomi to Open Mi Home in Delhi-NCR ‘Very Soon’, Says India Head

Aiming to ramp up its offline presence in the country, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to open its ‘Mi Home’ signature retail store in the Delhi-NCR region, a top company executive has said. Xiaomi opened two Mi Homes in Bengaluru earlier this year. “Delhi-NCR will get its ‘Mi Home’ sometime very soon. Perhaps in next few weeks,” Manu Kumar … Read more

Moto Z2 Play India Pre-Orders Open Thursday, Include Moto Armor Pack and Moto Mods Offers

After launching its Moto Z2 Play in the US last week, Lenovo announced that the India pre-orders for the smartphone will be opened from Thursday, June 8. While the company has still not announced the launch date for the Moto Z2 Play in India, it has shared the details for pre-booking the phone in the … Read more