Science & Technology

Unique tooth gave T Rex that bone-crunching bite

Toronto: The killer machine T Rex and its fellow theropod dinosaurs were successful predators partly due to a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure, new research shows. This saw-like structure allowed them....

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 operating system

Tokyo:Microsoft Corporation began rolling out its new operating Windows 10 system in Japan on Wednesday. It has began with members here registering with its "Insider" programme among the first to....

‘India won’t prove easy for Satya Nadella to push Windows 10’

New Delhi: As the world awaits the Wednesday launch of Windows 10 operating system by Microsoft, with which its Indian-born chief executive Satya Nadella wants to power a billion devices....

Free Wi-Fi across Sri Lanka by 2016

Colombo:Free Wi-Fi connections will be available across Sri Lanka by March 2016 under an agreement the government signed on Tuesday with multinational technology company Google, a media report said. The....

NASA wi-fi chip to extend your smartphone’s battery life

New York: A NASA researcher has developed a wi-fi chip for wireless phones, computers and wearable devices that uses 100 times less power than traditional receivers. The chip developed by Adrian....

Fake iPhone factory busted in China

Beijing:Police in China's capital city of Beijing busted a factory that produced over 41,000 fake Apple iPhones, the media reported on Tuesday. The factory was discovered on May 14 and....

Facebook opens portal to expand Internet.org reach

New York:In a bid to rope in more mobile operators into the Internet.org project, Facebook has announced a dedicated portal that provides a go-to resource for the operators seeking to....

Google no longer to promote Google+ as Facebook rival

New York: Google will no longer be promoting its ambitious Google+ as competition to Facebook and Twitter, media reports said. Google+ head Brad Horowitz on Monday said users would no....

New therapy slows down brain tumour

New York:A new therapy that cuts off the way some cancer cells communicate significantly slows the rapid spread of a common and deadly brain tumour, new research has found. Glioblastoma....

One Plus may launch new phone at Rs.22,999

New Delhi : Chinese handset-maker One Plus is expected to launch its new flagship handset One Plus 2 at a starting price of Rs.22,999 on Tuesday. While The 16GB variant will....

How terror messages spread on Twitter?

Washington: Researchers are studying issues such as what type of information and propaganda from terror organisations go viral on the social media, how that information spreads and what kind of people/....

Lava launches Pixel V1 with Android One

New Delhi: Lava International on Monday launched a new Pixel V1 smartphone with Google's Android One operating system at a price of Rs.11,350. The new smartphone, powered by a 1.3 quad-core....

Google adds Lava to Android One portfolio

New Delhi: After adding Spice, Micromax and Karbonn to the Android One portfolio, Google is tying up with domestic handset maker Lava International to expand the programme with phones priced at....

Facebook helps woman reunite with father

New York: A woman from Seattle has been reunited with her father through Facebook after many years, media reports said. Tina Gomez shared a photo of herself on Facebook, asking viewers....

Lava launches new budget smartphone

New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Lava on Friday launched the new budget Flair Z1 smartphone at a price of Rs.5,699. The smartphone, which will run on Android Lollipop, will come with....

Bharti Airtel launches 4G trial in four cities

New Delhi:  Bharti Airtel rolled out fourth generation (4G) trials in four cities on Friday, a company statement said here. The cities are Rourkela in Odisha and Manipal, Udupi and....

Mobile ads can influence which car you buy

New York: Mobile phone ads can drive car sales far more effectively than other forms of advertisements, a study commissioned by Facebook says. Most digital automotive ads are delivered too late....

NASA probe discovers bigger, older cousin to Earth

Washington: NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a Sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate....

Search ‘Most stupid Prime Minister’ on Google, and find PM Narendra Modi in the top list

NEW DELHI: Google has done it again! Not a very long back, Google search had listed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ‘Top 10 criminals of the world’ list. The....

‘As in China, 4G can be a game-changer in India too’

New Delhi: As Indian companies ready themselves to launch and expand their fourth generation (4G) telecom services, industry analysts expect the advent of the technology to prove a game-changer as....

Microsoft’s new app makes emails quick

New York : Thanks to a new app from Microsoft, now you won't have to go through a tedious process to send an email from your phone. The app called....

App to help you board this private jet

New York:A New York-based private jet rental service has launched an app that allows users charter a private jet with a smartphone within 15 minutes. Blue Star Jets is offering....

AsusTek chairman to visit India for first time

New Delhi : AsusTek chairman Jonney Shih will be in India for the first time, according to a mail sent by the company. The Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company....

Foldable and waterproof Google Glass soon

New York: If you still have a dream to own the eye-wearable device Google Glass, wait for its smarter version that is foldable and more durable, media reported. The "Entreprise Edition"....

Apple profits rise but future projections are gloomy

San Francisco: Apple announced on Tuesday its profits rose 38 percent in the second quarter due to a surge in iPhone sales. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the company earned $10.7 billion....

Instagram updates website to become more useful

New York: Instagram has announced an update to its website which is likely to make it a bit more useful. Nearly three years after it first came to the web, the....

NASA probe finds second mountain range in Pluto’s ‘heart’

Washington: The New Horizons probe has found a second mountain range situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain on the lower-left edge of Pluto. The new, less lofty mountain....

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....