Science & Technology

Smartphone to track agricultural water use in US

New York: A team of US scientists has developed a new technology that uses smartphone to track agricultural water use by allowing farmers to produce field-scale maps of water consumption.....

Indian-Americans lose young scientist title; 5 in final

Washington: Indian-Americans failed to win the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge even as five of them made it to the final ten in the competition to develop scientific....

Twitter to layoff 8 percent of its global workforce, says CEO

New York: Twitter has finally announced to cut eight percent of its global workforce - nearly 330 jobs - to strengthen the micro-blogging site that is facing slow user growth....

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon war over festive sales offers

Bengaluru: India's leading e-tailers Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon have locked in no-holds bar branding wars to push merchandise sales in the upcoming festive season through the digital world.   With....

Google launches Nexus 6P, 5X in India

New Delhi: Internet giant Google on Tuesday launched its flagship Nexus devices -- Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X -- priced between Rs.31,990 and Rs.42,999.   While the Huawei....

Airtel to offer Rs.15,000 freebies with iPhones

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from Friday through 235 of its retail stores across the country, a company statement said here on Tuesday.....

Vivo V1 Max: Unboxing and hands-on review

Vivo, the Chinese manufacturer that recently entered the Indian cellular market, has launched Vivo V1 Max for the Indian market. V1 Max looks a lot like the Vivo X5 Max,....

Google dedicates doodle to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Tuesday paid tributes to Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his birth anniversary.   The doodle showed the musician singing, his left....

400,000 Volkswagen cars in Britain need engine mending

London: Volkswagen's British managing director Paul Willis has said about 400,000 Volkswagen cars in Britain will need changes to their fuel injection system.   He apologized before the Commons Transport....

#DiwaliDilKiDealWali: The big fat Snapdeal Diwali sale!

NEW DELHI: Snapdeal, the e-commerce giant, has come up with a discount offer under the name ‘Electronics Monday Sale,’ where it is offering electronic gadgets at discounted prices.   The....

China to build charging stations to power electric cars

Beijing: China will build enough charging stations by 2020 to satisfy power demand for five million electric vehicles.   To accelerate construction, the government will encourage the use of private....

Yeah! Facebook unveils “Dislike” Button. But hold on, it’s not that simple

The demand for a “Dislike” button since so long, has been finally fulfilled by the social giant, Facebook.    Last month only, Mark Zuckerberg had indicated towards their plans to....

Motorola launches new Moto X Style

New Delhi: Lenovo-owned American handset-maker Motorola on Thursday launched the Moto X style priced at Rs.22,999.   The new device will come with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.7-inch quad-HD....

Hike messenger adds feature to operate without internet

New Delhi: Instant messaging platform hike messenger on Thursday launched a new feature named hike Direct which will allow the app to function without an Internet connection and also said....

Grundfos to make intelligent water dispensing units in India

Bjerringbro (Denmark), Oct 8, Danish group Grundfos A/S has decided to make intelligent water dispenser in India near Chennai for the Indian as well as its other global markets, said....

Facebook set to beam free internet via satellite to Africans

London/New York, Oct 6, Social networking site Facebook has announced a partnership with French satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to provide free high-speed internet to get more Africans online by next....

Now, add a video to your Facebook profile

New York: Facebook is getting more exciting. Now it has added some new features and controls for your profile which, among other things, allow you to use a looping video....

Watch 360-degree video in Facebook news feed

New York: Facebook has added the feature of 360-degree videos in its news feed. Which means that if you spin your phone around, the videos will spin with you, showing....

With over 400 million users, Instagram pips Twitter

Washington: Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing website Instagram has added 100 million new users in the past nine months to zoom past the micro-blogging site Twitter which currently has 316 million monthly....

Swipe to launch affordable 4G tablet soon

New Delhi: Pune-based tablet and smartphone-maker Swipe Technologies on Friday said it will launch a new affordable 4G tablet, named Ace Strike, with 2GB RAM during the last week of....

Don’t ‘like’ her post? Facebook to soon have ‘Dislike’ button

New York: Looks as if the social networking site has finally listened to its nearly 1.5 billion Facebook users. According to its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a “Dislike” button is soon....

Blood, teeth can accurately predict criminal’s age

London: Forensic biomedical scientists from Belgium have developed a test to predict age on the basis of blood or teeth samples.   This test may be particularly useful for the....

Smart online app to better diagnose cancer

New York: Scientists have developed an online tool that can help clinicians better differentiate the defects in individual tumour cells that appear to be similar.   The open-source software, which....

Lava launches Pixel V2 smartphone

New Delhi: Domestic handset-maker Lava on Monday launched the Pixel V2 smartphone at a price of Rs.10,750.   According to the company, the new phone which comes with a 13-megapixel....

In a first, magnetic ‘wormhole’ created in lab

London: Spanish scientists have created in a lab the first experimental “wormhole” that can magnetically connect two regions of space.   It comprises a tunnel that transfers the magnetic field....

Smartphone sensor to tell how well you sleep

London: A new sensor, once connected to a smartphone, can tell how well you sleep apart from monitoring the air quality around it.   Developed by a Finnish company called....

A device that turns breath into words

London: Scientists, including an Indian-origin doctor, have developed a new device that gives words to the thoughts of severe paralysis victims by analysing and interpreting their breathing patterns.   The....

Delhi Airport launches new mobile app

New Delhi: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Saturday launched a new app named flyDEL that aims to augment the passenger experience and achieve customer delight at the airport.  ....

Cheaper, better LED technology on the way

New York: Scientists including one of Indian origin have developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the LED....

Facebook touches 1 bn user mark

New York: Social networking giant Facebook has breached the one billion user mark.   The company announced that on August 24, as many as one billion people used the service,....