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Google probing ‘malicious’ attack on its internet traffic

SAN FRANCISCO After several users complained that they were either unable to access Google services like YouTube on Tuesday, the tech giant confirmed the root cause of this was “external” and under investigation. Internet research firm ThousandEyes, however, claimed that “traffic to certain Google destinations appears to be routed through …

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IIT-Madras unveils India’s first ingenuously-developed microprocessor

CHENNAI The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras Friday unveiled what it claims to be the first indigenously-developed microprocessor in the country that can be used in mobile computing devices, embedded low-power wireless and network systems. The product would come in handy to sectors such as defence, nuclear power and government agencies, as it can reduce the threat …

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No internet shutdown in India: Cyber Security official

NEW DELHI A top government cybersecurity official on Friday clarified that India will not face any internet shutdown, quashing fears of an internet blackout in the country amid reports of a global outage. Russia Today had earlier reported that internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures due to routine maintenance of key domain servers over the next 48 hours. …

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Global internet shutdown likely over next 48 hrs

NEW DELHI Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours. Russia Today reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure will be down for some …

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Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle biggest ocean polluters: Report

MANILA Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestle are among the companies that contribute most to ocean pollution with single-use plastics, according to a study presented on Tuesday by the “Break Free from Plastic” initiative. The environmental movement, launched in 2016, has helped clear the coasts of 42 countries around the world of discarded plastics. “These brand audits offer undeniable proof …

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Intel unveils world’s best gaming processor

NEW YORK Intel has announced 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K — touted as world’s best gaming processor — apart from a series of new desktop chips for gaming as well as content creation. The $488 i9-9900K chip brings an exceptional level of performance to the desktop product line, the company said in a statement late on Monday. All three of the 9th …

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Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030: Report

GENEVA The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people. In a report, the IPCC said that governments around …

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World’s first full-scale Hyperloop passenger capsule unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) on Tuesday unveiled its first full-scale transportation capsule at Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, which will be ready for passengers in 2019. The 32-metre “Quintero One” passenger capsule will be delivered to HyperloopTT’s research and development centre in Toulouse, France, for additional assembly and integration into the …

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