• Sun, May 28, 2017
  • Texting with misleading emojis costs an Israeli couple Rs 1.4 lakh penalty

    Updated: May, 26, 201705:30 AM

    A couple in Israel was recently fined around $2,200 or approximately Rs 1.4 lakh for their use of ‘misleading’ emojis in communication with a prospective landlord.
    Texting with misleading emojis costs an Israeli couple Rs 1.4 lakh penalty
    According to local media reports, a couple used emojis that conveyed ‘great optimism’ in a text message sent to homeowner Yaniv Dahan in response to an ad he had posted online. Dahan alleges that the couple’s use of emojis led him to believe they wanted to rent his property. According to an Israeli blogger, the message, originally in Hebrew, reads, “Good morning (emoji) Interested in the house (emojis) Just need to discuss the details. When’s a good time for you?” Dahan exchanged a series of messages with the couple over the course of a few days. Believing an agreement was in the works, Dahan removed his property listing from the online classifieds site. But then the couple went incommunicado. That’s when an upset Dahan went to court seeking compensation, saying their messages indicated that the deal was as good as done. The judge agreed,...
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    Updated: May, 25, 201708:43 PM

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    Updated: May, 24, 201708:48 PM

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  • North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West
    Updated: May, 22, 201704:45 PM

    North Korea has been blamed in recent years for a series of online attacks, mostly on financial networks, in the United States, South Korea and over a dozen other countries.

  • Social Network: ‘India a key country for futuristic workplaces’ Social Network: ‘India a key country for futuristic workplaces’
    Updated: May, 22, 201706:00 AM

    As the world sets eyes on building connected and secured environment for enterprises, India will be a significant country for digital workplaces of the future, a top executive of the US-based Citrix...

  • Social Network: Tech empowers disadvantaged people to be independent Social Network: Tech empowers disadvantaged people to be independent
    Updated: May, 22, 201705:30 AM

    The ultimate success of technology is to be inclusive and accessible by the needy in times of distress. A series of latest innovations have made a step closer in that direction.

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    Updated: May, 20, 201704:59 AM

    VR technology allows the user to become an active part of these new sexual experiences.

  • Tim Cook tests for sugar using Apple device Tim Cook tests for sugar using Apple device
    Updated: May, 20, 201704:00 AM

    Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted testing a glucose monitor prototype connected to his Apple Watch to know how his blood sugar is affected by food and exercise.

  • Instagram 'worst for young mental health' Instagram 'worst for young mental health'
    Updated: May, 19, 201706:01 PM

    Based on these ratings, YouTube was considered to have the most positive impact on mental health, followed by Twitter and then Facebook. Snapchat and Instagram were given the lowest scores overall.

  • Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant
    Updated: May, 18, 201712:34 PM

    The Google Assistant debuted last year on the company's own hardware, and Google has gradually extended the tool to devices from other manufacturers running on its Android operating system.