US warns Americans not to travel overseas — and to try to get back now

The Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 17, 2020. AFP via Getty Images The Trump administration has a new message to Americans: If you’re here in the country, stay here; if you’re traveling abroad, come back. On Thursday, the State Department raised its global travel advisory to Level 4, the highest it goes. The advisory […]


Pentagon halts domestic travel for military due to coronavirus

The Pentagon announced Friday that members of the armed services, Defense Department civilian employees and their family members who are living on or serving at military properties can no longer travel domestically starting Monday, to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. “The continuing spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) necessitates immediate implementation of travel restrictions […]


Guide to summer travel: Where to go, what to do — and whether to book at all

As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, and travel disruptions — from visas cancellations to flight suspensions — increase by the day, many people are wondering what to do about their summer holidays, if anything at all. Will the situation be worse this summer — or better? Which countries will be safe? And is flying a good idea? As […]


Google’s next streaming player will reportedly run Android TV and come with a remote

After trying to establish the Chromecast and later Chromecast Ultra as affordable, flexible streaming devices, the company is now focused on pushing Android TV into more living rooms. According to 9to5Google, Google is currently working on a follow-up to the Chromecast Ultra. But this time, Android TV will be the software that powers it. And like its […]


Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite starts receiving Android 10

Xiaomi released the Redmi 6 Pro back in the first half of 2018, and later the phone was relaunched as Mi A2 Lite with Stock Android Oreo. By early 2019 all units were on Android Pie, and now they get to update to Android 10 – the OTA release is already hitting some phones. The information about the […]


More than one billion Android devices at risk of hacking – here’s how to stay safe

New research has suggested that more than one billion Android devices worldwide are vulnerable to hacking. A report from Which? rifled through data provided by Google, finding 40% of Android users worldwide are not receiving vital security updates. These users are at greater risk of data theft, ransomware and a host of other cyberattacks. Which? researchers […]


Online fashion company Koovs sacks about half its staff

New Delhi: Barely two months after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rejected Kishore Biyani’s investment proposal to throw a Rs 64-crore lifeline to fashion e-commerce company Koovs, the latter sacked about half its staff, or 140 people, two people familiar with the development, said. One of them said except for the technology vertical, the company has virtually sacked whole […]


Google Photos app for Android will soon phase out the hamburger menu

With the latest Google Maps update, you know, the one that brought a new app icon, Google removed the ability to use the hamburger menu. Instead, a list of settings now lives in the account icon at the top-right while also adding one more tab at the bottom. The next app to get a new layout […]


The most interesting new Android 11 features so far

Google has released the first developer preview for Android 11, the next version of its mobile operating system. It’s the earliest Google has ever done a preview like this, so the updates here aren’t that front-facing, but Google’s making some big promises, like improved support for 5G, better privacy features, and new messaging interfaces. Also: this is really, […]