Science & Technology

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....

World’s thinest light bulb is here

New York: Imagine how thin a light 'bulb' could be? Well, it could be just one atom thick! Using graphene - an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon....

What made Twitter look beyond 140 characters?

New Delhi: What could have made Twitter grow beyond being just a micro-blogging, social media site and relent on its strict 140-character limit - at least for direct messaging services?....

YouTube to launch app, site for gaming videos

New Delhi: YouTube has announced that it will launch a separate site, app for gaming videos. To be called YouTube Gaming, the site will look to compete with video service....

E-commerce giant once again in news. Man orders a smartphone on Flipkart, but was delivered mangoes

It seems that the bad days have started surrounding the e-commerce giant Flipkart. After price tag controversy, the digital shopping brand is yet another time in news for all wrong....

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo calls it quits

NEW YORK: Twitter's chief executive officer (CEO) Dick Costolo has decided to step down in July, the company's top brass announced. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, chairman of the board and....

Now, play game on Facebook Messenger

NEW YORK: Now you can play the Doodle Draw game while chatting on Facebook Messenger. The game is available directly through the app. You can find the game in Messenger's....

Reliance Jio launch by December, devices from Rs.4,000

Mumbai: Reliance Industries will launch its broadband services by December this year, by which time 4G devices under its own brand name "Jio" will be available for as little as....

Twitter data to help treat sleep disorders

Washington: Researchers have generated a unique "digital library" of Twitter users with sleep problems to understand and help treat sleep disorders better. After assessing the sentiments expressed in users' tweets,....

Apple’s new News App concerns journalists over content control

New York: Apple's announcement of its latest News app has taken the media world by storm. The journalists are worried about the control on the distribution of news when an....

Dell launches ‘world’s thinnest’ tab

New Delhi: Dell on Wednesday launched what it calls the "world's thinnest" tablet and expanded its India range of products. The company aims to push higher personal computer (PC) adoption....

Apple attacks Windows, Android with new updates

San Francisco/New Delhi: Apple's CEO Tim Cook on Monday morning came on to the stage in San Francisco to reveal the technology giant's music service, OS X update El Capitan,....

Android 5.1.1 rolls out for Android One devices in India

Good news for Android One users, Android is releasing its latest firmware Android 5.1.1 for Android One Smartphones which includes Spice Dream Uno, Micromax Canvas A1, and Karbonn Sparkle V.....

Xiaomi secures second rank in global wearables market

New Delhi: Xiaomi has secured second rank in the global wearables market both in terms of shipments and market share, according to an IDC report. The Chinese brand, which is....

Indian-origin researcher uses Wi-Fi to power camera

Washington: In a first such demonstration, an Indian-origin researcher has developed a system that uses Wi-Fi internet signals to beam power to remote devices such as a surveillance camera. Developed....

New handset is leap of faith for Blackberry (Tech Review)

Blackberry, which has been facing stiff competition from several key smartphones brand in the market, recently launched the Blackberry Leap priced at Rs 21,490.  The third touch-based device from the....