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New feature to allow group admins to delete other people’s messages

Representational image. Popular messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a new feature allowing group admin to delete any message for everyone in the group. WABetaInfo on its official Twitter handle announced that the feature update will finally be available for WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS very soon. In its tweet, WABetaInfo said, “If you …

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James Webb telescope reaches destination 1.5m away from earth: NASA

WASHINGTON: The James Webb Space Telescope has fired its thrusters and reached its orbital destination around a million miles (1.5 million kilometres) away from our planet, NASA said Monday, a key milestone on its mission to study cosmic history. At around 2:00 pm Eastern Time (1900 GMT), the observatory fired its thrusters for five minutes …

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Microsoft sets eyes on booming game sector with plan to buy Activision Blizzard

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its big-ticket plans to buy US video game powerhouse Activision Blizzard, a record-smashing acquisition in the gaming sector. The merger, which is expected to be finalized next year, would beef up Microsoft’s muscle in the booming game market while playing to its strengths in software and cloud computing. Here …

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US airlines warns of ‘catastrophic disruption’ if 5G deployed near airports

The US airlines have warned of a “catastrophic disruption” to travel and shipping operations if telecommunication firms roll out their 5G technology near the airports. Photo: file     WASHINGTON: The chief executives of America´s largest airlines warned of a “catastrophic disruption” to travel and shipping operations if telecommunication firms roll out their 5G technology as …

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Here is how you can secure your WhatsApp account from unauthorised access

WhatsApp offers new feature to protect users’ accounts from unauthorized access. — A representational image Amid a growing number of cybercrimes and frauds, popular messaging application WhatsApp is offering a new security feature to secure and protect users’ accounts from unauthorised access. WhatsApp users can add more security to their accounts by choosing the two-step …

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Fault in internet submarine cable, alternate measures taken for uninterrupted service: PTA

A network of undersea communication cables. — iStock photo ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday said a fault has been reported in an international submarine internet cable but  alternate measures to provide uninterrupted service to users have been taken. According to the PTA, a fault has been reported in the international submarine cable, …

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Elon Musk breaks silence on Tesla India launch delay

Tesla owner Elon Musk with Indian PM Narendra Modi. File photo Rediff.com MUMBAI: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday electric car pioneer Tesla was “working through” a lot of challenges with the Indian government ahead of long-awaited plans to launch in the country. Tesla’s hopes to sell its vehicles in one of the world’s biggest …

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