Science & Technology

Nissan to launch a new model next year

Chennai: Japanese automobile maker Nissan Motor Company, which is targeting a five percent market share by 2020 in India, will be launching a small car, said a senior company official....

Who was Sally Ride? Why is she being honored by new Google Doodle?

Born on May 26, 1951 and the first American woman to fly in space, Sally Ride was the founder of Sally Ride Science and the Sally Ride Science Festivals. She....

Enjoy ‘Playboy’ on your smartphone sans nudity!

New York: Are you a "Playboy" lover? Get ready to download it on your smartphone. The Chicago-based lifestyle and entertainment magazine has just launched its "Playboy Now" app. But those....

Gobbling galaxy’s snacking habits revealed.

Sydney: A team of Australian and Spanish astronomers have caught a greedy galaxy gobbling on its neighbours and leaving crumbs of evidence about its dietary past. They not only found....

US military launches secret space plane X-37B

Washington: The US Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane was launched on Wednesday for its fourth secret space mission. The reusable, unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle lifted off atop an....

Tata Motors launches GenX Nano

Mumbai: India's automobile major Tata Motors on Tuesday launched the GenX Nano, a new technologically advanced entry level hatchback car with a starting price of Rs.1.99 lakh. Mayank Pareek, company....

Smartphone sales in India drop for the first time in 20 years

New Delhi: Indian mobile-phone sales have dropped for the first time in 20 years, raising the question: Is a slowdown at hand for the world's fastest-growing smartphone market? Mobile sales....

Indians rage over Zuckerberg incorrect India map on Facebook

New York: Indian netizens are angry with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after he posted a map of India sans Jammu & Kashmir, Forbes reported. Zuckerberg posted the image on his....

Bharti Airtel gets $2.5 bn funding nod from Chinese banks

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Saturday said it has received financing commitment of up to $2.5 billion from two Chinese banks to primarily diversify its global portfolio and invest in....

Google designs its first app for Apple Watch

New York: Google has entered the fray for providing apps for Apple Watch and recently launched an updated version of the iOS News & Weather app which is compatible with....

Samsung showcases latest tech for Indian smartphone market

Samsung to open digital academy that offers Tizen OS based course that offers Tizen OS based course

Aiming to offer young students a skill development course based on the Tizen operating system (OS) platform, Samsung India and the union micro, small and medium enterprises ministry on Wednesday....

Control robots with swipe of finger

New York: Researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a finger. Using a tablet and a red beam of....

YU Yuphoria – 10 things you should know about this smartphone

After the successful Yureka, YU Televentures is back with another value-for-money and budget smartphone. The company announced the release of Yuphoria on Tuesday. Priced at Rs. 6, 999 only, the....

China to be Apple’s largest market in two years: CEO

Beijing: Apple CEO Tim Cook has in an interview with news portal QQ.com predicted that China will be the company's largest market in two years. Visiting China, Cook announced Apple's....

Apple beats Xiaomi as leading smartphone manufacturer in China

Beijing: Apple has overtaken China's Xiaomi to become the largest vendor of smartphones in the Chinese market for the first time, new data showed on Monday. Apple grabbed 14.7 per....

Apple Watch sparks gender divide, Tweets: Study

New York: Looks like Apple Watch, despite all the hype surrounding its launch, has sparked a battle of the sexes, if one goes by the results of a new study.....

Dolphins too have social networks

New York: They do not log in to Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, a new research has found. The....

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NASA seeks public inputs for longer human stay on Mars

Washington: The US space agency has sought ideas from people about what is necessary to ensure a continuous human presence on the Red Planet. The new NASA challenge invites public....

Modi joins Chinese social media site Weibo

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Twitter on Monday that he has joined Chinese micro blogging website Weibo. The prime minister uploaded an image of his comment on....

Facebook to give you control over data sharing

New York: If you are bewildered by the expanse of data that many apps and websites have about you, relax. Facebook is about to give you greater control, now, over....

An app that predicts your age

London: Is Katrina Kaif older than Ranbir Kapoor? How old is Deepika Padukone? Well, you could lay all such queries to rest with this new app that predicts the exact....

NASA’s Mercury mission comes to a crashing end

Washington: Running out of fuel, NASA's Messenger spacecraft crashed into Mercury's surface on Thursday at 3.26.02 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), thereby putting a historic end to its four years....

FDA orders FIR against Snapdeal.com top brass

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has ordered the filing of a first information report (FIR) against e-commerce major Snapdeal.com's CEO, directors and distributors on charges of selling....

‘Out of control’ unmanned Russian spacecraft plunging to Earth!

Washington: An unmanned Russian spacecraft loaded with cargo for the International Space Sation has gone out of control and is probably going to crash into the earth's atmosphere soon, said....

Facebook Messenger launches free VOIP video calls

New York: Facebook Messenger has launched free VOIP video calling over cellular and wi-fi connections on iOS and Android platforms. The services will be available in the US, Canada, England....

Three variants of Asus Zenfone 2 launched in India

Asus has finally launched successor in its Zenfone series, Asus Zenfone 2, priced from Rs. 12,999 to Rs. 22,999 on Thursday. The newest phone from the company is officially available....

Xiaomi launches flagship Mi 4i smartphone at Rs.12,999

New Delhi: Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi on Thursday launched its flagship global smartphone Mi 4i in India for Rs.12,999. "India is extremely significant to Xiaomi. It is our largest international....

BSNL to allow unlimited free calling at night

New Delhi: State-run BSNL said Thursday it will introduce unlimited free calling at night from its landline phones to all landline and mobile phones of all service providers across India....

36% of youth get bullied online in India: Report

NEW DELHI: Trishna Saikia (name changed) could not believe it when her best friend created a fake profile of her on a social networking site and sent derogatory messages to....

New app deletes your social media mistakes

New York: Have your social media observations and statements ever come to haunt you during a job interview? That happens with many people, but there is a remedy for it....