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How to enable 5GHz Wi-Fi on your laptop

Some routers and laptops support 5GHz Wi-Fi and using it usually mean a faster, better internet connection. Here’s how to find out if your laptop supports it and how to enable 5GHz. Some routers and laptops support 5GHz Wi-Fi and using it usually mean a faster, better internet connection. Here’s how to find out if your laptop supports it and how to enable 5GHz. In general, Wi-Fi is easy to use and reliable. You select the name of the router, enter the password and forget about it. But when you want to use 5GHz,…

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Indian Tech 

India sends notice to Facebook over alleged data breach

Facebook is facing unprecedented scrutiny following reports that the data mining firm used ill-gotten data from tens of millions of its users to try to influence elections. India’s government has sent a notice to Facebook asking whether the personal data of Indian voters and users has been compromised by UK-based Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity. A similar notice was dispatched to Cambridge Analytica last week following media reports that it had misused data to profile Indians and influence their elections. The government set a Saturday deadline for Cambridge Analytica and…

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Indian Tech 

ISRO successfully launches GSAT-6A communication satellite

GSAT-6A will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques. These are useful in satellite-based mobile communication applications. In yet another achievement for the Indian Space Research Organisation, India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-6A was successfully launched using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. The launch vehicle fitted with the indigenously developed cryogenic third stage injected the satellite into orbit about 18 minutes after its lift off…

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Uber seen girding for battle with Ola in India ahead of IPO

EW DELHI: Uber’s decision to exit Southeast Asia, where it was bleeding money, should give the global ride-hailing giant more firepower to focus on India, where it’s locked in a fierce battle with a local rival, Ola, industry analysts say. With Uber considering a public offering in 2019, it would make sense for the company to pitch India’s growth potential to investors, said one industry source, adding it also needs to balance that by showing profitability. Uber and Ola are both backed by a common investor, SoftBank, which pushed behind the scenes…

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Indian Tech 

How RBI’s new rule is bad news for Indian smartphone companies, and likely good news for Chinese brands

NEW DELHI: Indian handset makers are facing a double whammy with the loss of an inexpensive avenue of credit and the disruption caused by Reliance Retail’s JioPhone, forcing them to cut production of feature phones and risk losing further ground to Chinese rivals. Funding costs shot up after the Reserve Bank of India scrapped letters of undertaking (LoUs) in the wake of the PNB scam earlier this year, which may lead to higher mobile phone prices. Experts said this and the production cut could result in domestic handset makers such as Lava, Micromax and…

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