2015

  • Cricket World Cup: I am not at all surprised with India's turnaround, says Ravi Shastri 24 minutes ago

    Perth: India's stunning turnaround of fortunes in the World Cup may have surprised many but not team director Ravi Shastri, who says the "script went on expected lines" as he had full faith in the players' abilities. India entered the quadrennial extravaganza following a winless tour Down Under and the defending...
  • ICC World Cup: Will Dhoni throw the Ashwin challenge at Gayle? 25 minutes ago

    The media may be peeved at MS Dhoni the late-comer, but he's making all the right moves on the turf that matters. Three wins in three matches, and India's World Cup defence well on its way. India stayed in Perth after having UAE for an evening snack, awaiting West Indies, who...
  • Google to soon sell data plans for smartphones, tablets; also working on 'Android Pay' mobile payment system 39 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona,...
  • ICC Cricket World Cup: National Anthem row adds to Eoin Morgan's woes 49 minutes ago

    Sydney: As if England captain Eoin Morgan did not have enough to worry about leading his stumbling side at the World Cup, he has become caught up in a row over his failure to sing the national anthem. Thumping defeats by Australia (111 runs), New Zealand (eight wickets) and Sri Lanka...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge first impressions review: Design, picture quality the most noticeable improvements 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    New York: Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announced on Sunday. More importantly, the new phones have a more...
  • World Cup: Australia paceman Pat Cummins out of Afghanistan match 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Australia paceman Pat Cummins has been ruled out of Wednesday's World Cup match against Afghanistan, captain Michael Clarke confirmed. The 21-year-old Cummins suffered a slight side strain in Australia's one-wicket defeat to New Zealand but had been cleared of serious injury. "At this stage, Pat is unavailable for selection for tomorrow's game,"...
  • ICC World Cup: Sri Lanka send stand-by spinner for injured Rangana Herath 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka leg spinning-allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to join the World Cup squad as a stand by for the injured Rangana Herath. Herath split his finger during his team's match against England and the wound is expected to take 7-10 days to heal, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced...
  • Afghanistan face acid test in Cricket World Cup match against Australia 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been the 'Cinderella' story of this World Cup, with their maiden win --...
  • ZTE launches new flagship ZTE Grand S3 smartphone that unlocks with just an eye scan 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: At the ongoing Mobile World Congress, ZTE announced a new feature to its flagship smartphone, ZTE Grand S3, that makes unlocking the device easy with a mere eye scan. The eye-based biometric solution, Eyeprint ID, is provided by EyeVerify and works by imaging unique vein patterns in the...
  • World Cup: A contrasting week for South Africa and the Pakistan threat 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    It has been a week of contrasting emotions for the Proteas as they mixed despair with brilliance. The lows of the MCG were offset by the highs of the SCG in two games of stark contrast. The loss to India has been unpacked time and time again the...
  • World Cup: Hamid Hassan head over heels with Andrew Flintoff inspiration 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Perth: Cartwheeling, war-painted Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan wants to rip through Australia on Wednesday, using England Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff as his inspiration. Hassan had become a cult figure at the World Cup with a bandanna in his country's colours wrapped tightly around his head and tiny Afghanistan flags painted...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq hopes Pakistan handle flights and fights 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    Napier: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his team's exhausting trans-Tasman flight schedule won't undermine their World Cup hopes as they prepare to tackle the amateurs of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. "The next six days are going to be very tough for us with flights and three games but that's how...
  • MWC 2015 highlights: From Samsung and HTC's flagship phones to Facebook and Google's big plans 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    New York: High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look...
  • Swatch announces new Touch Zero One smartwatch for beach volleyball lovers 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rumours about a Swatch smartwatch had been long doing the rounds and the company finally announced a successor to its Swatch Touch, the Swatch Touch Zero One, which includes new Beach Volley functions for players and fans. The smartwatch, announced at the ongoing MWC 2015 event, includes features...
  • World Cup: What's the fuss about Dhoni turning up late 3 hours 35 minutes ago

    There have been some write-ups on how India's captain is insensitive towards international media, and Indian media in particular, by coming late for a press briefing and how he made them wait for hours. Media is rather touchy and seems to be taking out on the captain. If indeed there are...
  • World Cup: Australia were nervous against New Zealand, admits Mitchell Johnson 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Nerves got the better of Australia's batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said. New Zealand skittled Australia's batsmen for 151 runs in 32.2 overs before holding on for a...
  • HP launches its 'most premium' MacBook Air competitor Spectre x360 convertible laptop with up to 12 hours of battery life 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: HP has made official what it calls as its 'most premium' product yet, the Spectre x360, which seems to compete with Apple's MacBook Air in terms of battery life. Revealed at the Mobile World Congress, the high-end 2-in-1 laptop has a 15.9mm thick aluminium body that weighs 3.3 pounds....
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan look to continue winning momentum against UAE 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    Napier: When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries that share a border, that it is often said that...
  • Sony unveils its new mid-range waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone at 299 euros 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Refocusing on its mid-range device strategy, Sony rolled out its latest Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone that packs the most popular features like the camera capacity, battery backup, and water resistant quality at a fair price. Unveiled at the ongoing Barcelona event, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua features a 13-megapixel...
  • Xiaomi Yi Action Camera: Xiaomi launches GoPro Hero challenger at $65 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Targeting the budget-conscious consumers, Chinese mobile manufacturer Xiaomi came up with an affordable device at the ongoing Mobile World Congress; this time it is a personal camera. To take on the GoPro camera, Xiaomi launched its Yi Action Camera, which is a compact action-travel camera made for the non-sedentary...
  • Live Score: Ireland lose openers early in mammoth chase 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers before...
  • Padraig Harrington wins Honda Classic in play-off 14 hours 5 minutes ago

    Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years Monday when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole. Leave it to Harrington to emerge the winner...
  • World Cup: Shaun Pollock expects De Villiers to fire against Ireland 14 hours 6 minutes ago

    Canberra: Former South Africa cricket captain Shaun Pollock on Monday said current skipper AB de Villiers could produce "something really special" in their World Cup Pool B match against Ireland at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday, having seen both of the South African captain's destructive innings in the last month. "After...
  • World Cup: James Faulkner fit to face Afghanistan 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia all-rounder James Faulkner said on Monday that he was fit and ready to make his 2015 World Cup debut against Afghanistan at Perth's WACA ground on Wednesday. A side strain has reduced the hard-hitting 24-year-old, also a lively seamer, to the role of a spectator at the tournament so...
  • World Cup: England's Sri Lanka loss worse than NZ crushing, says Atherton 15 hours 14 minutes ago

    London: England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton. Tim Southee claimed 7-33 and skipper Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest half-century in tournament history...
  • Australian diaries: CNN-IBN at the iconic Sydney Opera House 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney that was built in 1973, spending around 102 million dollars which is approximately $859 million dollars in today's world (as of 2012). ...
  • Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for 8th year; Bill Gates on top globally 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    New York: Mukesh Ambani has retained his position as the richest Indian for the eighth year in a row with a networth of US dollar 21 billion, while moving up one place on the global rich list that has been topped once again by software czar Bill Gates. ...
  • World Cup: Kris Srikkanth feels India should go with the best team against West Indies 17 hours 29 minutes ago

    With three more games to go, India should not experiment too much with their team, specially against Zimbabwe, feels former India captain Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • World Cup: India team has good all-round strength, says Clive Lloyd 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    Perth: Praising the Indian team, Former West Indies captain and chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd has said that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side has "all-round strength" with players like in-form Shikhar Dhawan and the ever-consistent Virat Kohli. Lloyd, who led a strong Caribbean outfit with one of the best-ever fast bowling...