Science & Technology

Instagram ban on ‘curvy’ hashtag enrages women

London:Photo sharing site Instagram that banned the hashtag #curvy because it was being used to propagate sexually explicit content has not gone down well with plus-size women who have launched....

Twitter deletes backgrounds from some pages

New York: Twitter has decided to remove backgrounds from 'Home' and 'Notifications' tabs, media reported. This would leave only a few pages on Twitter -- such as single tweet, list, and....

‘Smart cap’ can detect if milk is fresh

New York:A new 3D printed "smart cap" can now help you know if the milk delivered to you is fresh or not, says a study. The 3D printed cap for....

Software services company Evernote replaces CEO

New Delhi:US-based software services company Evernote's co-founder and chairman Phil Libin on Tuesday said the firm was appointing Google X research unit head Chris O'Neill as its chief executive. The....

UCWeb browser releases new versions

New Delhi : UCWeb, the developer of the UC browser, on Monday released two major updates to its Apple iOS and Windows desktop browsers. The move signifies the company's expansion into....

LG launches G4 Stylus in India

New Delhi : LG Electronics on Monday launched the G4 Stylus smartphone in India at a price of Rs.24,990. According to the Korean handset-maker, the stylus version of the G4....

50 million year old sperm found in Antarctica

London: The world's oldest sperm cells preserved in a tiny cocoon in Antarctica for a whopping 50 million years have been recovered by researchers, a scientific journal has reported. An ancient....

Track your lost pet through new smartphone app

New York:Have you ever been through the traumatic experience of searching for your lost pet? Finding your cuddly pooch could now be less harrowing using a new mobile app. The....

Japan hotel replaces human workers with robots

Tokyo :  A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel -- whose name means "weird" -- will....

Ericsson India Q2 sales grow by 85 percent

New Delhi : Ericsson India announced on Friday that its net sales grew by 85 percent in the second quarter of 2015 compared to 29 percent growth in the same period....

BSNL to improve connectivity along borders

Agartala : To improve connectivity along the borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, the BSNL would set up mobile phone towers along the frontiers, an official said here on Friday.....

Soon, you may be able to shop on Facebook

New York : Facebook may soon be your go-to for shopping apart from all the other things that you get on the site. Facebook pages will soon host e-commerce shopping....

New unhackable, waterproof smartphone

New York:  Engineers have developed a unique smartphone that is unhackable and built from a special metal that is even stronger than titanium and steel. The smartphone's end-to-end encryption is....

Entire floor space for 2016 motor show sold out

New Delhi : The Society for Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) on Wednesday evening said the entire floor space for the upcoming motor show in February next year has been sold....

Videocon 'Metal Pro 2' launched at Rs 6,999

Videocon to offer 1 GB free data to women subscribers

New Delhi : Videocon Telecom announced on Wednesday that it will offer 1GB free data for all its female subscribers coming aboard. Pitching for woman empowerment, the telecom service provider....

New mathematical definition of ‘kilogram’ found

London:Scientists are close to finding a way to re-define the kilogram in terms of a mathematical constant instead of being based on a cylinder. The research has been done by....

Smartphones pushing online porn viewing: Study

London: Thanks to the growth in the smartphone sector, online porn viewing is going to see an explosion in the next five years, a study said. According to Britain-based digital market....

Branding Nano as cheap car was wrong: Tata

Chennai:Branding Tata Motors small car Nano as a cheapest car was a mistake and was one of the reasons for the model not taking off as expected, Rata Tata, chairman....

In historic Iran deal, carpet industry gets early reprieve

Chicago: Even though the US is making clear that the trade embargo on Iran would stay for some more time, senior administration officials in Washington are making sure to let....

ZTE unveils ‘Axon’ phone in US market

New York: Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has unveiled its latest offering "Axon" in New York, a hi-fi audio phone the company calls its "first phone made in the US, for....

More Americans get news on social media: Survey

New York:An increasing number of people in the US are turning to Twitter and Facebook for their daily dose of news and other information, says a survey. The survey by....

Twitter shares jump after fake takeover hoax

New York:A bogus article that appeared on a fake website similar to Bloomberg's, announcing that Twitter has received a take-over offer, went viral and took the micro-blogging site's shares up....

NASA probe beams ‘phone call’ after Pluto fly-by

Washington: After completing the historic fly-by of Pluto, NASA's New Horizons probe has successfully beamed a pre-programmed “phone call” -- a 15-minute series of status messages -- to mission scientists on....

Outrage over app that protects against rape claims

London:Thanks to a new app, you can hook up with your partner - provided she is willing - without worrying about the allegations of rape levelled against you later. A....

Google doodle celebrates New Horizons’ Pluto fly-by

New York:As NASA's New Horizons probe moves closer to Pluto, Google has created a doodle to honour the historic moment that will reveal the mysterious world of the dwarf planet....

New Horizons probe discovers Pluto’s exact size

Washington: NASA's New Horizons probe has settled one of the most basic questions about Pluto - its size. Mission scientists have found Pluto to be 2,370 kms in diameter, somewhat....

A glimpse of Apple’s iOS 9 public beta and 6 important features

Apple has recently launched iOS9 beta version for public use which offers small but significant changes. First preview of iOS 9 was released for registered users with Developer ID for $99,....

Xiaomi likely to unveil next flagship Mi 5 on July 16? Here are five things you should know

NEW DELHI: Well, if this true, then it would be a surprise for the Xiaomi fans as the Chinese giant in smartphones has not revealed a lot of details on....

InFocus planning smartphone manufacturing hub in India

New Delhi: InFocus, the US-based smartphone brand, is planning a manufacturing hub for devices as part of the government's Digital India and Make in India initiatives and proposes to launch new....

Improved sperm diagnostic test soon

Washington: Giving hope to childless couples, a team of scientists has developed the first diagnostic test for sperm RNA based on next-generation sequencing. The test may help determine the best infertility....