Shubham Agarwal
Shubham Agarwal
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articles by Shubham Agarwal

India

No salary, no COVID-19 healthcare, no PPEs: At State-run BSNL, workers say feel 'abandoned'; experts warn of govt losing moral authority

Two months since the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory asking private and public employers across India not to terminate or reduce the wages of the workforce, life remains grim for thousands who are employed with the State-owned telecom operator BSNL.

News & Analysis

Android 10 and beyond: Google's most controversial update feels incomplete

Google, as the architect behind the most widely used mobile OS in the world, has a huge responsibility.

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Next billion users will come from India: Google, Facebook and others can't afford to ignore them

India is and will remain a “must-present market” on every organisation’s strategic roadmap for the next two decades

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Edtech is trying to fix India's education system but large scale adoption still a challenge

Online education in India will mushroom into a $1.96 billion industry from current $247 million.

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Apple used WWDC to highlight what Google still gets wrong about privacy

A majority of the security tools Google offers still depend a lot on the user, while Apple's does not.

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Apple's most important task at WWDC 2019 will be to make its PC direction clear

In a declining PC market where Windows devices outnumber Macs, what's Apple's PC strategy?

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Truecaller is testing audio calling in its latest beta version on the Android app

Only available for beta users currently, Truecaller could later introduce video calling too

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Google I/O: 7 announcements from past events that we're still waiting for

Google hasn’t pulled the plug on the majority of these, hence there’s a good chance we could still see them sooner or later.

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Google I/O 2019: Inching closer to replacing touch interactions with your voice

Google is pushing the boundaries of what the Assistant can do, fundamentally changing our phone usage.

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Google I/O 2019: Google presents its plan to safeguard privacy in an AI-first future

Google doesn’t want you to compromise on privacy as it moves to an AI-driven future with its offerings.

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How to use Google services without yielding too much of one's personal data

Knowing how Google uses your personal data and what’s the best way for you to minimise it.

science

Earth Day 2019: Managing E-waste needs participation from governments and citizens

Formal e-waste recycling is essential for a circular economy and will ensure the country is prepared to manage the forthcoming IoT age

Politics

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: How Facebook, Google and Twitter are dealing with fake news, political ads and election interference

Facebook, Google have attempted to quell inappropriate political behaviour, but still have miles to go.

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How Xiaomi went from being an unknown Chinese phone maker to a household name in India

By pairing affordable pricing with premium materials, Xiaomi managed to breathe fresh life into new categories

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Spark for Android review: The perfect refuge for Inbox users and much more

Spark works with email accounts of all major providers like Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, Exchange and more.

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Realme, Honor, Poco and more: Smartphone sub brands are the latest fad, but why?

One odd common trait among these rising sub-brands like Poco, Honor or Realme is that they’re all Chinese

India

Lok Sabha Election 2019: How India's unsung fact-checking heroes are gearing up to fight misinformation during elections

Alt News, SM Hoax Slayer, Check4Spam and others are fast emerging as the go-to websites for fact-checking

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Google Stadia's most intriguing features have a YouTube problem

Youtube's vast range of controversial predicaments may end up crippling Google Stadia's success.