Prince Harry joins pop royalties like Selena Gomez, J-Lo at ‘Vax Live’ concert in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES: Britain’sjoined pop royalty includingat a star-studded concert inSunday to urge faster and more even global vaccinations, as he voiced support for India during its devastating Covid outbreak. ‘: The Concert To Reunite The World’ featured video messages from the pope and President Joe Biden and in-person appearances from Hollywood stars such as Ben Affleck and Sean...

Reduced headcount in Google’s offices due to COVID-19, tech giant puts Chrome OS release on hold

With the coronavirus gaining ground in the United States,has decided to err on the side of caution.announced today that it is putting on hold the upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases “due to adjusted work schedules.” Google, however, confirmed that security updates will make its way to users’ devices, but these are likely to be merged into version 80 – the stable release version that is...

Rosie O’Donnell raises money, Amazon makes kids’ shows free: How entertainment industry is coping with corona outbreak

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. ROSIE RAISES LOTS OF CASHRosie O’Donnell’s streaming Broadway charity...

Sleep more important for immunity than you realise. Make sure to get enough snooze hours in these uncertain times

By Radha Dhir Eight months into thepandemic – what are some of the biggest questions that lie at the heart of this crisis? Why do some people get the infection ? Why do some of the infected people fall extremely sick and others infected by the same virus don’t? Can you contract the virus a second time? How long will this pandemic last? Will a vaccine be effective? We don’t have answers...

The art and science of making money on YouTube

came as a saviour in 2010 for pop bandwhich had huge talent but not the connect they desired. They had done all that was required for a great kick start for a band like theirs—winning a popular talent show ‘Times Supastars’ back in 2010 and releasing their music through big labels like Times Music and Saregama. ‘We had been inactive for a while after we had released original songs in...

Understanding India’s streaming platforms industry in the context of lockdown

In the book Folktales From India—a precious contribution to Indian culture—poet, and an authority on Indian aesthetics A K Ramanujan narrates a South Indian folktale. The folktale is called Losing a Self. It is a story of a Guru and his twelve idiot disciples. They want to cross a river. But the river is treacherous. They wait for some time. After making a firm resolve, they cross the river....

US-based software developer shows how to use WhatsApp on Jio feature phones

(This story originally appeared inon Jan 22, 2018) NEW DELHI:based software developer Peter Krumins thought his website was under a cyberattack fromwhen he saw an unprecedented bump in traffic. He soon figured that a large number of Indians, particularly those using Jio feature phones in Bihar, had discovered a way to useon their basic mobiles using a web service called Browserling which he had...

Virtual gifting economy is fast picking up in India, but it comes with pitfalls

‘Are you sure you haven’t added an extra zero by mistake,’ Pratik Jogiya once asked a fan who had just tipped him Rs 10,000 online while watching him playingon. The 19-year-old gamer from Mumbai with over 180,000 YouTube subscribers is known as ‘Alpha Clasher’ in the gaming community. In the world of live-streamed gaming, there are two sets of participants: On one side are top...

Vision-S concept EV may hit the streets, Sony in Tokyo for public road testing

Japanese electronics majorset the cat among the pigeons when it unveiled a prototype electric car at CES in January 2020. At the time, it said that the Vision-Swas not intended for commercial use, but it turns out that the car might be spotted on the streets after all. Sony revealed in a YouTube video that the Vision-S “has arrived in Tokyo for advancing our sensing and audio technologies. The...