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Long random passwords can shield against hacking: Expert

W DELHI: With Yahooannouncing a massive data breach last week where 500 million of its user accounts were compromised in 2014, experts feel that the trick to avoid email account hacking is to use really long random string for a password. “The password length should be at least 20 characters, but preferably 32,” said lead researcher Jarno Niemela from the Read More

Tesla’s new software upgrade: What the reviewers think

In a sign of just how much the automobile industry is changing, the latest software upgrade to Tesla cars has been greeted with great excitement. Just a few years ago, the idea that new features could be released on an existing car was unthinkable. But last year, Elon Musk’s electric car company abruptly gave existing Tesla drivers the ability to Read More

Audi Q2 SUV: Everything you need to know

Audi is adding a brand new crossover to its Q line-up in the form of its smallest SUV yet – the Q2. It’s been designed to stand out as the small, funky, youthful offering with distinctive looks, vibrant colours and plenty of customisation options. Away from the car’s distinct character, it’s still a premium vehicle, with a quality matching other Read More

VW Tiguan 2016: Prices and specifications

Volkswagen’s second generation Tiguan has built on the strengths of the first – it’s a still high-quality, versatile all-rounder that bridges the gap between hugely popular and ubiquitous small SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and posher offerings along the lines of the Audi Q3. This new model has been positioned closer to its premium rivals, however, with an upmarket, Read More

iPhone 7 review: New handset is here but it’s not worth buying, reviewers say

No headphone jack Patel is critical of Apple’s decision to drop the headphone jack – technology that has been standard since Victorian times – without fully supporting wireless headphones or speakers from other manufacturers. As the world’s biggest tech firm, Apple gets to decide for all of us when it’s time to move on from an existing technology, says Patel, Read More

iPhone 7 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which one is best?

Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S7 – has been a huge hit with critics. It’s widely considered to be the best Android alternative to the iPhone 6S since its release earlier this year. Apple now has a brand new phone to rival it – the all-new iPhone 7. The phone launches tomorrow and should be one of the best Read More

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Google has launched a new messaging platform for smartphones. Allo is the search engine giant’s competitor to the likes of WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger, available for both iOS and Android users. It has all the regular features of other messaging clients – group chats, stickers, emojis and the ability to scribble on photographs and animate your messages – and Read More

With fatter wallet, Paytm goes for the kill

Go big or go home: chances are that’s the first thing you will notice across the walls as you enter Paytm’s headquarters in Noida, adjacent to Delhi. If the company’s top boss Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s pace of expansion is anything to go by, ‘going home’ is clearly not an option. The latest fund raising of $300 million by Paytm, a Read More

The economy is still limping along: Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put out a white paper on the state of the economy under the previous United Progressive Alliance regime, a week after the PM told CNN-News18 that he considered the option but desisted doing it because it would have damaged the perception about India’s prospects. 10 takeaways from the Read More

Volvo XC90 Excellence PHEV launched at Rs 1.25 crore

Volvo Auto India has launched the range-topping Volvo XC90 Excellence PHEV in India at Rs 1.25 crore, ex-showroom, New Delhi. Like the XC90 D5 diesel variant, the XC90 Excellence is imported to India as a completely built unit. The exterior of the Volvo XC90 Excellence looks largely identical to the regular model currently sold, save for chrome-plated B- and C-pillars, Read More