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'Rocket man'  K. Sivan, who sent 104 space satellite appointed as new ISRO chief

'Rocket man' K. Sivan who sent 104 space satellites appointed as new ISRO chief

Eminent scientist K. Sivan, known as the "Rocket Man" for his significant contribution in the development of cryogenic engines for India's space programme, was on Wednesday appointed as the new....

India set to launch its 100th satellite on Friday

India set to launch its 100th satellite on Friday

India would be launching its 100th satellite into the space on Friday along with 30 other satellites, including 28 from six other countries from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra....

India emerges as the largest freelancer market, report depicts 82% men freelancers and 48% women

India emerges as the largest freelancer market, report depicts 82% men freelancers and 48% women

With India fast emerging as the largest freelancer market, a report on Tuesday said that while almost 82% freelancers in the country were predominantly men, almost 48% women considered freelancing. The....

Intel technology to power BMW, Nissan in autonomous driving

Intel technology to power BMW, Nissan in autonomous driving

Chip giant Intel has announced that two million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) technology to build and rapidly update low-cost, scalable high-definition....

Google pays tribute Indian-american Noble Prize winner Har Gobind Khorana with doodle

Google pays tribute to Indian-american Noble Prize winner Har Gobind Khorana with doodle

The man who constructed the first synthetic gene and Indian-American Noble Prize winner in Physiology Har Gobind Khorana has been honoured by Google with a doodle. Today is 96th birth....

Indian-origin chemist team finds out new theory of early life on Earth

Indian-origin chemist team finds out new theory of early life on Earth

A team of chemists led by an Indian-origin researcher at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun. The....

Two key shareholders urge Apple to shield kids from iPhone addiction

Two key shareholders urge Apple to shield kids from iPhone addiction

Two key Apple shareholders have requested the Cupertino-based iPhone maker to take urgent steps to safeguard young users from the ill-effects of iPhone addiction. In a letter, Apple shareholders Jana....

Human-like virtual assistants can make people feel dumb

Human-like virtual assistants can make people feel dumb

Human-like virtual assistants, especially the part of online learning platforms, may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement, making them feel dumb,....

Google cashing in millions from health referral ads in Britain: Report

Google cashing in millions from health referral ads in Britain: Report

Google is secretly reaping millions of money from vulnerable people, seeking treatment for addictive diseases, by charging advertisers secretly working for private clinics' in Britain, a media report said on....

Google loses up to 250 employee bicycles a week from campus: Report

Google loses up to 250 employee bicycles a week from campus: Report

Technology giant Google loses between 100 and 250 of its colourful employee bicycles a week from its campus, the media reported. Google maintains roughly 1,100 free, two-wheelers with yellow frames,....

Apple's Lisa operating system will be released for free

Apple's Lisa operating system will be released for free

 The Computer History Museum in California has planned to release Apple's legendary Lisa operating system (OS) free as open source this year, the media reported. The Mountain View-based museum announced....

Now, avail 1 GB data everyday on Reliance Jio's Rs 149 plan

Now avail 1 GB data everyday on Reliance Jio's Rs 149 plan

Reliance Jio has announced new recharge offers under its 'Happy New Year Plan 2018'. The users will now be able to use 1GB data every day at a recharge of....

Big tech giants in US join legal battle against net neutrality revocation

Big tech giants in US join legal battle against net neutrality revocation

In a bid to block the repeal of net neutrality, the Internet Association, a US political lobbying body representing Google, Facebook and other tech giants, will join the legal battle....

Meltdown and Spectre bugs affect almost all CPUs; Is your computer safe from hackers?

Meltdown and Spectre bugs affect almost all CPUs; Is your computer safe from hackers?

The processors designed by Intel, AMD and ARM posses some serious flaws which can let hackers steal some sensitive data from your computer including banking information and passwords. The threats....

Ahmedabad surgeon uses robot to do coronary surgery

Ahmedabad surgeon uses robot to do coronary surgery

Ahmedabad-based, internationally-reputed cardiologist Tejas Patel on Thursday said he has introduced here vascular robotic technology for the first time anywhere outside the US to perform coronary angioplasty and stenting. Patel....

Smart Grid Project launched to rid Gurugram of diesel generators

Smart Grid Project launched to rid Gurugram of diesel generators

With a view to ensuring 24x7 uninterrupted power supply to consumers and making Gurugram a diesel generator-free city, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has launched a Smart Grid....

Massive number of stars in a neighbouring galaxy discovered

Massive number of stars in a neighbouring galaxy discovered

  Astronomers have discovered an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighboring galaxy, to our own Milky Way which are more abundant than previously thought. Using the European Southern....

Google deploys Retpoline for security flaws in chips

Google deploys Retpoline for security flaws in chips

To safeguard its customers from potential security bugs in chips, Google has deployed a novel chip-level patch across its entire infrastructure, resulting in only minor declines in performance in most....

Facebook's news feed set to get a makeover; will focus more on posts from family and friends

CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes New Year resolution to Fix Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2018 is to "fix Facebook" when it comes to dealing with abuse and hate, fake news or interference by nation-states on the platform.....

NASA launches two spacecrafts to explore solar space

NASA launches two spacecrafts to explore solar space

NASA has announced that it would launch two missions to explore a little-understood area 96 km above Earth's surface. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will....

After Samaung, LG may supply OLED display for next Apple iphone

After Samaung, LG may supply OLED display for next Apple iphone

Samsung may soon not be the only supplier of OLED displays for Apple. The iPhone maker is reportedly finalizing talks with LG on an OLED supply deal which could see....

BlackBerry collaborates with Baidu to deploy autonomous vehicle technology

BlackBerry collaborates with Baidu to deploy autonomous vehicle technology

Software major BlackBerry and leading Chinese Internet search provider Baidu on Thursday announced a collaboration to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive original equipment manufacturers....

10+ million shared New Year moments on Facebook Live, WhatsApp

More than 10 million shared New Year moments on Facebook Live, WhatsApp

More than 10 million people around the world went live on Facebook to share their New Years Eve moments with their communities, the company has said. "The night topped last....

This organ-on-a-chip device may improve heart disease treatment

This organ-on-a-chip device may improve heart disease treatment

Researchers have developed an organ-on-a-chip device that can mimic the functions of the human heart and help researchers better understand atherosclerosis — the constriction of blood vessels — the leading....

OnePlus 5 starts getting 'Face Unlock' with new OxygenOS open beta release

OnePlus 5 starts getting 'Face Unlock' with new OxygenOS open beta release

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has started rolling out an OxygenOS open beta release that brings one of the most-coveted features of the latest flagship OnePlus 5T -- "Face Unlock" to....

Facebook faces criticism over removal of video by birth photographer

Facebook faces criticism over removal of video posted by birth photographer

Facebook is facing criticism from fans of birth photographer Monet Nicole Moutrie after her 'Birth Becomes Her' video that amassed over 100 million views over a period of seven months....

Google develops human-like text-to-speech artificial intelligence (AI) system

Google develops human-like text-to-speech artificial intelligence system

In a major step towards its "AI first" dream, Google has developed a text-to-speech artificial intelligence (AI) system that will confuse you with its human-like articulation. The tech giant's text-to-speech....

China's surveillance network can easily locate targets in Indian Ocean: Reports

China's surveillance network can easily locate targets in Indian Ocean: Reports

China has established an underwater surveillance network which will help its navy track target vessels more accurately and give it a cutting edge in the Indian Ocean and the South....

Share experiences with fellow researchers, Modi tells scientists

Share experiences with fellow researchers, PM Modi tells scientists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the country's scientists and researchers to come out of "confinement" and share their experiences with fellow scientists of other institutions and national laboratories.....

WhatsApp crash down on New Year's eve affect sharing of New Year messages

WhatsApp crash down on New Year's eve affect sharing of New Year messages

Users in India and other parts of the world went into a frenzy after WhatsApp went down puncturing their plans to wish their friends a "prosperous 2018" at the stroke....