Science & Technology

Twitter can lend a ‘voice’ to the speechless

Sydney : Australian researchers have revealed how micro-blogging website Twitter can help people who have experienced strokes, cerebral palsy, autism, motor neurone disease and traumatic brain injury to find a....

A search engine more accurate than Google

Toronto : Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year-old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, has designed a personalised search engine which he claims is 47 percent more accurate than Google.   The young student designed....

Tweets now visible on Google search

New York : Now you can see Tweets in the Google search results as Google has added Tweets to their real-time search results on the desktop.   Google's results will....

App for female commuters’ safety launched

Kolkata: Female train commuters in distress can now seek immediate police assistance at the touch of a button -- courtesy a mobile app launched here on Friday by Railway Minister....

Facebook major source of news, not Google

New York : Facebook now accounts for more of the traffic to news sites than Google, according to latest results.   Links shared on Facebook and Twitter have become a....

Xiaomi launches MI user interface 7

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched the new and seventh user interface (UI) for its smartphones and a theme pack for designers named MUSE.   As a....

Lava launches new budget smartphone Iris Atom 2

New Delhi: Domestic handset-maker Lava on Tuesday expanded its budget smartphones range by launching the Iris Atom 2 at a price of Rs.4,949.   The handset comes with a 4.5-inch....

NASA spacecraft finds glowing neon gas on moon

Washington:  NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft has confirmed for the first time the existence of neon gas in moon's atmosphere. Neon gas is commonly used in electric....

Facebook holding events to boost small businesses

Hyderabad: Facebook India on Monday said it is organising a Small Business Boost (SBB) programme designed to arm Indian businesses with the knowledge, skills and technology required to stay innovative....

Microsoft to work on TV white spaces project in Andhra

Vijayawada: Global software giant Microsoft will work with Andhra Pradesh on the TV White Spaces Project, a technology that uses unused TV spectrum to deliver low-cost internet connectivity to users.....

Twitter ends 140-character limit for sending direct messages

New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Starting Wednesday, the micro-blogging site Twitter lifted the 140-character limit for its 300 million-plus users to send direct messages, an Indian-origin Twitter official has announced.....

Jayalalithaa congratulates Sundar Pichai

Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday congratulated Chennai-born Sundar Pichai on being appointed Google's chief executive officer.   In a letter to Pichai, the....

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: Preorders may start from August 21

Looks like Samsung has accidently revealed the first looks of its upcoming Galaxy Edge Plus with the release of Galaxy Note 5. The first official glimpse was captured on Samsung’s....

Fly Snap Review: Budget option for first timers

A London-based mobile company founded in 2003, Fly, hit the smartphone market in 2012, getting most of its business from Russia. Of the three smartphones launched together by the company....

Space photos from ISS helps decode light pollution on Earth

London: Photos taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have helped scientists reliably measure the amount of light pollution worldwide. The study not only has the well-known signatures of....

Online platform to help spiritual souls connect

New Delhi: For those who want to embrace spirituality, here comes a unique website that promises to awaken individuals and help them realise their inherent power and purpose through unconditional....

Depth-sensing 3D camera work in bright sunlight too

New York: American researchers, led by an Indian-origin robotics scientist, have developed a new imaging technology that addresses a major shortcoming of depth-sensing 3D cameras -- the inability to work in....

Avoid putting phone number on Facebook

London: Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in Facebook search bar despite....

Xiaomi’s first ‘Made in India’ smartphone launched at Rs. 6, 999

NEW DELHI: As promised, Chinese giant Xiaomi has launched its first ‘Made in India’ smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime priced at Rs. 6, 999.   Manufactured at Foxconn facility on....

Smart ‘da Vinci’ robot helps treat lung cancer

  London: A four-armed surgeon robot first developed to treat prostate disease is now being widely used in England to treat lung cancer.   The innovation has allowed patients to....

Japanese ‘WalkCar’ that fits into a backpack

London: A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack.   The 'WalkCar' is small enough to fit in a backpack, and has....

Goa police launch app to report crimes, emergencies

Panaji: Goa police have launched a mobile app to enable vigilant citizens to report a law or traffic violation, police said on Monday.   The new application, available for now....

Microsoft introduces translator app

New York: Technology giant Microsoft has launched a translator app that can be used on a wide variety of devices and supports 50 different languages.   Google's Translate app, on....

India’s first e-flora database developed

Kolkata : The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India's floral diversity to document over 18,000 flowering plant species in an effort at....

Reddit bans hateful communities

New York: Social networking website Reddit is banning certain communities that were perceived to be "offensive" to its general users.   Besides, common users will not be able to see....

Facebook groups not effective against substance use

Toronto:  Despite their growing number, online support groups such as those on Facebook are not as effective as the face-to-face counselling in curbing substance use among the youth, a new....

Robots that divide tasks among themselves

London: Scientists have developed robot controllers that are able to efficiently self-organise their tasks.   Taking inspiration from the way in which ants organise their work and divide tasks, Eliseo....

NASA announces crew members for ISS mission in 2017

Washington:  NASA and its International Space Station (ISS) partners have announced the crew members for missions to the orbiting laboratory in 2017.   The selection includes first-time space flyers NASA....

Bharti Airtel takes its 4G services to 296 towns

Gurgaon: India's top telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has commercially launched its fourth generation (4G) communications services in 296 towns across the country. "With the help of....

New selfie app for a natural look

New York: A new selfie app that has been launched will help capture the perfect self-portrait by enhancing one's natural looks.   The app, called Bestie, offers 22 mood filters....