Indian Tech 

Cyber crimes rose between 2014 and 2017: Government

EW DELHI: Cybercrimes cases registered in the country have grown in the last three years, with the number rising from 9,622 and 11,592 to 12,317 during 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively, the government said today. During the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, members expressed concern over the safety of digital transactions, to which the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government was alert to the challenges. He also said the government was working with the Interpol and CBI to identify sites that had child pornographic material, something which is…

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Globle Tech 

Bitcoin Exchanges seeking clarity over levy of GST

MUMBAI: Are Bitcoin exchanges required to pay goods and services tax? If they are, what would the rate be? And, will GST be levied on the revenues or operating margins of these exchanges? India’s top seven Bitcoin exchanges, which include Zebpay, Unocoin, CoinSecureand BtcxIndia, plan to approach the Advance Authority of Ruling (AAR) for clear answers to these questions, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told ET. AAR is a quasi-judicial body that can decide the applicability of tax rates. “At least one Bitcoin exchange has already filed an application with the Maharashtra AAR for future…

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New Gizmo 

HP launches Chromebook 11 G6 and 14 G5 ahead of CES 2018

NEW DELHI: The first Chromebooks of 2018 are finally out in the form of HP Chromebook 14 G5and the Chromebook 11 G6. The HP-made laptops running Google-made operating system will be showcased during the CES 2018 conference in Las Vegas. The event is scheduled to begin from January 9. As reported by CNET, the HP Chromebook 14 G5 is aimed at corporate sector while the Chromebook 11 G6 is targeted at students. Both boast MIL-STD 810G military-level durability standards as well. The display of both the laptops can be rotated up to 180-degrees.…

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Indian Tech 

These are the most-loved ‘budget devices’ of 2017, as per Flipkart

Bengaluru: When it comes to affordable smartphones, Lenovo K8 plus and Moto C Plus were the most favourite budget devices in 2017, Flipkart said on Friday. Lenovo K8 Plus was launched in India in September for Rs 10,999 while Lenovo-owned Motorola launched Moto C Plus in June for Rs 6,999. In the mid-range segment, Xiaomi’s dual-sim Redmi Note 4 and Android One initiative Xiaomi MI A1 were the hot-selling handsets, said Flipkart, which analysed the data from the carts of over 150 billion shoppers across all its platforms. For Xiaomi, Redmi Note 4 device that was launched in…

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