Walmart bought India’s biggest e-commerce company. Can it really hold off Amazon?


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Walmart announced plans on Wednesday to buy a 77 percent stake in Flipkart, Amazon’s main e-commerce rival in India. The same day, eBay announced that it was selling its minority stake in Flipkart and relaunching its own operations in the country. With those moves this week, India’s $27 billion online retail markets got a little more crowded […]

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Twitter has a dark mode. Here’s how to turn it on


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You may know that YouTube has a dark mode for nighttime viewing, but did you know that Twitter also has a mode for nighttime tweeting? Or any scenario where you find the white background too bright? iOS has something approximating dark mode among other hidden features, but it’s more effective to enable it on an app-by-app basis. How to enable Night mode on Twitter […]

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Mark Zuckerberg revealed one of his ‘great regrets’ — and the timing is no accident


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Mark Zuckerberg, at 33 years old, is worth billions of dollars and has built a product that’s used by 2 out of every 7 people on the planet. But that doesn’t mean the man has no regrets. During Facebook’s Q1 conference call on Wednesday, Zuckerberg revealed one of his “great regrets” about his stewardship of the company. Facebook, in […]

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Google launches its biggest Gmail update in years


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Google is finally launching its much-anticipated Gmail redesign for customers worldwide, its first in years. The new redesign is aimed at getting you to do more with your email, without actually leaving the main inbox screen. To that end, the firm will be making it easier to see and interact with received attachments like documents and images. […]

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A London digital banking startup “Revolut” is now worth $1.7B – In just 33 months after launching.


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Revolut, a London-based fintech that offers a digital banking account and sprawling set of other financial services, is disclosing that it has raised a whopping $250 million in Series C funding, less than three years since launching. The new round, which gives the company a $1.7 billion post-money valuation — a five-fold increase in under […]

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Facebook urged to use face recognition to block scam ads


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Facebook is facing calls to deploy facial recognition technology to block scam adverts featuring celebrities after consumer campaigner Martin Lewis launched legal proceedings against the social network over fake promotions claiming his endorsement. Damian Collins, the chair of the parliamentary committee investigating online disinformation, said he would ask the social network to consider new ways […]

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Windows 10 April update is “confirmed”: Here are the new features Microsoft fans will love


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Windows 10 is due for an update this month and now it appears Microsoft has confirmed it will be called April update. A recent Edge browser upgrade, to build 17134, has revealed here that the new Windows 10 refresh will be called April update. That previously rumoured name of Spring update appears to have been false after all. So what new […]

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Android P is finally making changes to controversial emoji


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ANDROID will ditch its gun emoji in favour of a water pistol as Google catches up with the changes first made by Apple back in 2016. Google’s Android P mobile operating system could be the first version to get a new water pistol emoji instead of the current gun. Apple first swapped out the gun weapon for […]

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You now have to be at least 16 to use WhatsApp in Europe


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Next month the EU is rolling out new privacy rules dubbed GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and that could have a big impact on some tech companies, including WhatsApp, which has announced that ahead of the rules coming into effect users in Europe now need to be 16 or older. That’s up from the previous […]

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The best tablets you can buy in 2018


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The best tablets are all about combination, with most offering a decent keyboard and desktop-style experience to sound the death knell for laptops. From Apple’s larger iPad Pro to an array of Android tablets, there’s a lot of choice out there. And unlike the best smartphones – Windows makes an appearance too. In terms of  […]

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