Science & Technology

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....

NASA celebrates Earth’s splendid beauty

Washington: Celebrating the Earth Day, NASA has released some of the most gorgeous images and a stunning video of planet Earth as captured from the International Space Station (ISS). As....

Now read politicians’ deleted tweets

New York: Politicians have a knack of saying one thing and then going back on it soon. That happens with their tweets too. But now you can grill a politician....

Now Delhi police whatsapp to give info on towed vehicles

NEW DELHI: The next time your vehicle is towed away for being improperly parked, don't panic. Just send a message on the WhatsApp number of the Delhi traffic police and....

Net neutrality in India still a myth, but we can’t afford to ignore it

Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn’t....

Net Neutrality: Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal sends email to its customers defending ‘Airtel Zero’

NEW DELHI: After a massive flak on social media over the past few weeks for violating the concept of net neutrality, Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal sent a mail to....

Zuckerberg says internet.org not against net neutrality

NEW YORK: Finding itself at the receiving end of the ‘net neutrality’ debate, Facebook today said its Internet.org platform has benefitted “millions” of people on RCOM network in India and....

New Google app to help you write freely

Google has designed a new app to test your on-screen penmanship. Called Google Handwriting Input, the app allows the users to 'write' on a smartphone or tablet screen. It automatically....

How Google can help you find your lost smartphone?

Misplaced your phone or left it somewhere around the house? Fret not! Search engine giant Google can now help locate the smartphone. Using Google search on a desktop, users need....

NASA reveals first-ever colour image of Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, set to fly by the Pluto system on July 14, has sent its first colour image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. "The....

New device converts diesel into household fuel for rural India

Bengaluru: Diesel, which is normally used in automobiles, buses, trucks and even railway engines and is considered "dirty", has been turned into a clean fuel for cooking and lighting in....

Net neutrality: Is the regulator favouring telcos?

As a debate continues on 'net neutrality', the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) today alleged that TRAI was furthering the agenda of telecom operators on this issue, even....