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‘Introvert’, ‘very religious’: Family of Sulli Deals accused say he’s trapped in a conspiracy

Aumkareshwar Thakur’s father says his son barely left the house, and he had made the app, ‘there will be others who taught him’.

US software engineer designed online game Wordle as ‘love letter to wife’. It’s viral now

Released in October, the game — which requires players to guess a 5-letter ‘word of the day’ in 6 attempts or less — has grown from having less than 100 players to over 3 lakh.

Intel shows off new 12th gen laptop & graphics chips, ups effort to take on rivals

Intel announced 28 new Core mobile processors models that are as much as 40% faster than their predecessors. Its new graphics chips will be used in upcoming machines aimed at gamers.

BlackBerry devices support is over now, drawing curtains on an iconic handset

The move, first announced in 2020, effectively kills off a line-up that remains popular to this day in parts of the world for its reliability and security.

AI tools can be ‘human’ too in HR projects. Here’s how

HR professionals are concerned about the ethics of using AI, particularly when some products appear to be shrouded in mystery. This toolkit can help.

Autonomous vehicles put deliveries on ‘fast track’ by cutting emissions and increasing reach

'Last-mile delivery' is the most labour-intensive, scattered and expensive stage of logistics. But electric-based autonomous vehicles can change that.

Tesla smashes quarterly delivery record with 308,600 cars, sales surge 87% in 2021

Quarterly deliveries are one of the most closely watched indicators for Tesla. They are widely seen as a barometer of consumer demand for EVs as a whole.

After ‘Sulli Deals’, now ‘Bulli Bai’ app lists Muslim women ‘for sale’. Delhi Police lodges FIR

A few months ago, a website called ‘Sulli Deals’ with similar content was pulled down. After targeted women call out ‘Bulli Bai’, Delhi Police says case registered on journalist’s complaint.

Apple puts iPhone assembler in Tamil Nadu on probation for labour violations

The Foxconn factory, located in Sriperumbudur on the outskirts of Chennai, was shut down after worker protests and will resume operations once 'necessary improvements' are made.

These are the 13 Indian cities that will get 5G mobile services in 2022

Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea have established 5G trials sites in 13 metros and big cities that would be the first places for launch in India, a government statement says.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of pedestrians walking down a road in Shanghai on the day of the Lunar New Year last year. | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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