Internet must be open: TRAI backs net neutrality

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday recommended upholding the basic principle of net neutrality by keeping the Internet open and prohibiting any service provider from discriminating on the basis of content by either blocking, throttling, or “fast-laning” any apps, websites or web services. The recommendations follow a consultation process that lasted for over a year, after the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) sought TRAI’s views on the issue in March 2016, with an aim to “finalise a viewpoint” on net neutrality. “No one owns the Internet, so itRead More

SC orders compensation to students

  The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a medical college to grant compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each to every student which it admitted in the MBBS course without formal permission from the government. It also said an Allahabad High Court order allowing the college to admit the 150 students for this academic year, despite the Medical Council of India (MCI) concluding that it had indulged in “unethical and callous” practices in respect of patients and even admitted fake patients, was against the principle of judicial propriety. The Bench, ledRead More

Team India asks ODI specialists to skip Ranji matches

HIGHLIGHTS Chahal, Bumrah, Patel, Pandya, Jadhav and Karthik are going through their training and recovery at the NCA in Bengaluru Yuvraj Singh too is at the NCA and is not playing for Punjab Chahal and Bumrah have been categorically told to avoid playing Ranji matches NEW DELHI: The Indian team management, it seems, has become ultra-cautious when it comes to managing resources for the limited-overs versions of the game. TOI has learnt that the management has barred the ODI and T20 International specialists, in the past one year, from playing RanjiRead More

The first asteroid we’ve seen from outside our Solar System is totally bizarre

Astronomers have confirmed that an object that recently passed by our planet is from outside our Solar System — the first interstellar asteroid that’s ever been observed. And it doesn’t look like any object we’ve ever seen in our cosmic neighborhood before. Follow-up observations, detailed today in Nature, have found that the asteroid is dark and reddish, similar to the objects in the outer Solar System. It doesn’t have any gas or dust surrounding it, like comets do, and it’s stretched long and skinny, looking a bit like an oddly shaped pen. It’s thoughtRead More

You won’t have to look too hard to find deals on the iPhone this Black Friday.

Some of the nation’s biggest retailers are offering bargains on many iPhone models to kick off the holiday shopping season. Well … technically they’re not discounts. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) typically doesn’t allow retailers to shave the price off iPhones, but stores can get away with deals by giving cash back in the form of gift cards. Here’s a look at the best Black Friday iPhone deals: Walmart has the best deal of them all: a $300 gift card with purchase. The deal is being offered on several models including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhoneRead More

Checking PF Balance, raising claim, applying for PAN by using UMANG app

When you download UMANG app, it asks you to link your Aadhaar with the app. Currently, this is optional and you can use UMANG app without seeding in your Aadhaar in it. UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance), a master app launched by the government to provide the access to various government services at one place. So, you no longer will need to search for different websites or download various apps in order to access various government services. Just download the UMANG app. When you download UMANG app, itRead More

Twitter says it will remove verification badges from accounts that violate its rules

Twitter will begin removing verification badges from users who violate its rules, the company said today. The announcement, which was made on the official @TwitterSupport account, appears to make concrete a policy that began in January when the company removed the badge from the account of the noxious right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. (It banned him from the service months later.) “Verification has long been perceived as an endorsement,” the company said in a tweet. “We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service which deepened this perception. We should have addressed this earlierRead More

How to download iOS 11.2 public beta 3 to your iPhone or iPad

Itching to try out iOS 11? The public beta is now available. Here’s how to download it! iOS 11 is coming down the road with a number of new features — features that need real-world testing before the software officially launches. As such, Apple is letting interested users check out iOS 11 and provide feedback before it goes into wide release. If you’re one of those interested users, however, you will have to go through the public beta download and install process. While it’s not complicated, it is different. So, we’re going toRead More

iPhone X display may become unresponsive in very cold weather—Apple promises a fix

Face ID has one important advantage over Touch ID that will become readily apparent this winter: you can quickly unlock your phone with gloves on. That may seem to make the iPhone X a cold weather champ, but there might be a fly in the ointment. Recently, a small number of iPhone X owners have started to complain on social media that their display stopped registering touches when outside in the cold weather. The most prominent example is this thread on Reddit. This is definitely not impacting the majority of iPhone XRead More

GST Council meet on Friday, may announce new measures to boost digital payments, cut tax rates

NEW DELHI: A year after demonetisation, India is getting ready to give digital payments yet another push. It could consider providing incentives in the goods and services tax (GST) regime for payments that are settled electronically. The GST Council meeting on Friday is likely to consider a proposal in this regard, a senior government official told ET. “There is a thinking that digital transactions need to be incentivised… The council will look at what could be done,” the person said. The council could take up the proposal along with steps toRead More