Science & Technology

Facebook builds wind-powered data centre in Texas

WASHINGTON: Facebook, the social networking site, has begun construction in Texas of its fifth data centre which is fully powered by wind energy. The massive, 46,500 sq.m, complex in Fort....

New horned dinosaur found in Canada

Toronto:Scientists have discovered a striking new species of horned dinosaur in southern Alberta, Canada. Based on fossils collected from a bone bed, the team from the Royal Ontario Museum found....

Microsoft slashes 7,800 jobs, mostly in phones unit

Washington: Indian American CEO Satya Nadella-led Microsoft on Wednesday announced it was laying off 7,800 employees primarily in the phone business as part of a major overhaul aimed at focusing....

Heart-shaped feature viewed on Pluto’s surface

Los Angeles: A heart-shaped feature was viewed on Pluto's surface in the most detailed photo yet returned by NASA's New Horizons probe, which has now begun its final run of....

Elephone enters India, launches G7 smartphone on Snapdeal

New Delhi : Elephone, the Chinese handset maker, on Wednesday entered the Indian market with the launch of a new smartphone exclusively on Snapdeal. The new smartphone, named Elephone G7,....

Nod for ISRO to launch five British satellites on Friday

Chennai: Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL variant will launch five British satellites on Friday night, said an Indian space agency official. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official....

Smartphone app to check daily alcohol limit

Singapore: If you are not sure about how to curb excess drinking, then download this app that will warn you the moment you exceed your daily alcohol limit. The app "The....

NASA just crashed a light airplane for your safety

Washington: NASA has crashed a plane in controlled conditions, to test the efficacy of emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). ELTs are supposed to automatically transmit distress signals to satellites after an....

BSNL, MTNL merger decision in 4-5 months

New Delhi : The decision on merging state-run BSNL and MTNL will be taken in the next four-five months, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said on Friday. "BSNL, MTNL merger decision....

Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Study

LONDON: A study by the researchers has found a self contained fiber optic sensor for smartphones which can be used in a large variety of biomolecular tests that also includes....

Panasonic launches new smartphone

New Delhi: Electronics major Panasonic's India arm on Thursday launched its new octacore processor-powered smartphone P55 NOVO at a price tag of Rs.9,290. The phone, with a 5.3-inch HD display,....

Airtel to roll out full mobile number portability

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel is set to launch national mobile number portability (MNP) from July 3, the company said on Thursday. Mobile customers from the operator across India can now....

‘India to become world’s second largest smartphone market’

New York: Buoyed by growing sales, India will overtake the US to become world's second largest smartphone market by 2017, says a report. According to international research firm Strategy Analytics,....

Really? Is Apple preparing to launch three new iPhones in next 9 months?

NEW DELHI: Speculations over Apple’s latest release starts buzzing around as we start approaching the month of September. Even as we are two months away from Apple’s favourite month to....

Facebook is monitoring videos you watch

New York:  Facebook has yet again tinkered with its news feed algorithm -- this time to show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, un-mute or opt....

NASA SpaceX mission to ISS explodes after launch

Washington: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket-propelling Dragon spacecraft laden with crucial supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded shortly after lift-off in Florida on Sunday. Two virtual reality headsets....

Google smart contact lens to measure sugar levels?

New York: Google is reportedly developing a smart contact lens that will measure a wearer's glucose levels by testing their tears. In a patent application, Google showed off potential designs....

Asus Zenfone 2 Review: Fast and fit for multi-tasking

Asus had launched smartphones in India like a salvo of Hellfire missiles to tackle the raging war for eyeballs in an overcrowded market. Its latest offering, Zenfone 2, was launched....

Top Indian American executive quits Twitter

New York: A top-level Indian American executive has quit micro-blogging site Twitter to pursue some exciting new projects, the latest in a string of high-profile departures. The exit of Rishi....

Facebook in legal tangle over revenge porn video

London: Facebook might have to throw open its servers for third party inspection for some bits of data if it does not comply with a Dutch court's order to voluntarily....

Lenovo launches new smartphone

New Delhi: Chinese technology major Lenovo has expanded its smartphone range with the launch of the K3 Note in an exclusive partnership with Flipkart at a price of Rs.9,999. The....

New app to make break up smooth

London: Fed up of your lover's annoying ways and want to part ways? If you find it difficult to break the news to them, this new app would help you....

Volkswagen launches new model of sedan Vento

New Delhi: European automobile manufacturer Volkswagen on Tuesday launched the new model of its mid-size sedan Vento, which comes with the option of four engines types. "We are confident that....

Snapdeal partnering Himachal government for e-commerce zone

New Delhi: Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday announced its partnership with the Himachal Pradesh government to launch a special e-commerce zone at Dharamshala. The special e-commerce zone by Snapdeal endeavors....

Hyundai’s Elite i20 reaches 100,000 sales mark

New Delhi: Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India on Monday announced that its premium hatchback "Elite i20" reached a cumulative sales mark of 100,000 units in India. "We are overwhelmed with....

Apple changes policies after Taylor Swift’s criticism

Los Angeles: Less than 24 hours after chart-topping singer Taylor Swift criticised Apple for not paying royalties to artists during the three-month free-trial period for its new Apple Music service,....

Samsung S6 Edge’s indomitable camera

Samsung had the world wondering what it meant by 'Next is Now' during the launch of the Galaxy S6 series. After the launch, Samsung had touted that it had come....

Micromax launches world’s ‘slimmest’ phone in India

New Delhi: Micromax, a home-bred phone manufacturer, on Thursday launched its flagship smartphone Canvas Sliver 5 here. The company says the device is the slimmest and lightest in the world.....

Advertising Standard Council of India app lets you complain against misleading ads

Lodging and tracking complaints against misleading advertisements has become easier courtesy a mobile app launched by the Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI), a statement said on Wednesday. Pegged as....

5 upcoming technologies that will change the way we live

You think you have the most technologically advanced gadget that would not outdate for a long time? Wrong. The cycle of innovation never ends, be it today, tomorrow or some....