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  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview with Spartan Web browser 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally made live its anticipated Spartan Web browser for the preview version of its upcoming Windows 10 OS. The browser is set to replace the age-old Internet Explorer Web browser with its enhanced features and built-in voice assistant, Cortana. Project Spartan will be made available across the...
  • Weekend Reading List: From the story of Android to why people are afraid to criticise Apple 5 days ago

    Our pick of 10 stories for this Weekend Reading List attempts to give you a wide range of reading with a bit of cinema, dollops of history and a pinch of security for that perfect blend. 1. The story of Android: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing...
  • People reading the last text they received from an ex is both funny and kind of sad March 23, 2015

    If you thought reading mean tweets about yourself is bad, then this one is definitely a level up. Reading the last text your ex sent you. Everyone with an ex has texted their ex against all good judgement. And they mostly don't look or sound nice when you see them...
  • Reading win replay to book FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal March 17, 2015

    Second-tier Reading booked an FA Cup semi-final meeting with holders Arsenal at Wembley after brushing aside 10-man Bradford City 3-0 in their replay on Monday. After the first game failed to yield a goal, Reading roared into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes at the Madejski stadium. Hal Robson-Kanu headed...
  • Weekend Reading List: Why URLs won't die to 10 ways in which Google Play is better than Apple's App Store March 14, 2015

    It's weekend and finally we have some time to catch up on the good things we missed during a busy week. Below is a little list of eight read-worthy articles on other websites that we came across during the week. Why URLs won't die: Like it or not, the URL is...
  • FA Cup QF goes to replay as Bradford, Reading play out goalless draw March 7, 2015

    London: Third-tier Bradford's chances of reaching the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley Stadium remain alive after drawing 0-0 with Reading in the last eight on Saturday. Bradford's run to the quarterfinals has been the feel-good story of this season's competition, with the team having already eliminated Premier League sides Chelsea and...
  • Weekend Reading List: From abandoning Photoshop to walls that splash pee right back at you March 6, 2015

    This Holi weekend is one of those many long weekends this year that so many look forward to. And if you want to squeeze in some reading amidst the fun and frolic, this list should come in handy. Abandoning Photoshop: Photoshop has been around for 25 years now but then it...
  • Weekend Reading List: From the history of sex.com to 300 awesome free things February 27, 2015

    The weekend's almost here and you might want to utilise the time you have on hand productively. What better than reading? We have shortlisted a selection of technology-related articles that could make your weekend a little more worthwhile. The history of sex.com, the most contested domain on the Internet: Sex...
  • Mark Zuckerberg starts reading program on Facebook; urges users to join him in the project January 5, 2015

    New York: Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more "book" to Facebook. The Facebook founder and CEO announced on his page recently that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different beliefs, cultures and technologies. Zuckerberg created a page called...
  • Reading e-books before bedtime may adversely impact your sleep, overall health December 23, 2014

    Washington: Use of a light-emitting electronic device such as e-books in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact sleep, overall health, alertness and the circadian clock, a new study has found. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) compared the biological effects of reading a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) compared to...
  • Youngsters read more books than the older generation September 15, 2014

    Washington: Despite digital technology invading youngsters' life, US millennials are reading more books than the older generation, said a latest survey by Washingtonbased think tank Pew Research Centre. "Eightyeight percent of Americans under 30 years read a book in the past year, compared with 79 per cent of those aged 30...
  • Katherine Heigl, Duane Reade end lawsuit over actress' photo August 28, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade have come to an agreement in a lawsuit accusing the New York pharmacy of improperly posting to its social media accounts a paparazzi photograph of her leaving one of its stores. A lawyer for Heigl, who starred in the film "Knocked Up" and television...
  • This is how you expertly freak out a rude person trying to read your text messages over your shoulder in the Metro June 26, 2014

    There's a particularly annoying breed of humans you often come across while travelling on buses and the tube. The people who try to read your messages over your shoulder. How rude is that?You cannot change seats because there is no spare seat, so often you have to suffer in silence....
  • Actress Katherine Heigl sues Duane Reade for unauthorized photo use April 10, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Katherine Heigl has filed a $6 million civil lawsuit against New York pharmacy Duane Reade for using her name and an unauthorized paparazzi photograph of her in its commercial advertising. Heigl, the star of the films "The Ugly Truth" and "Life as We Know It" and a best supporting...
  • 'The Avenger: This Time It's War is a well paced read' is well paced February 17, 2014

    The second book by Juggi Bhasin also deals with the concept of terrorism, and the writer's journalism history has helped him to meticulously carve out the details of a book in which he mingles facts which he has seen and covered as a journalist, with the touch of fiction which...
  • Oral stories, comics develop interest in literature: Shashi Tharoor February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The strong tradition of oral stories in India can be used to develop interest in reading in the country, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. On the second day of the ongoing threeday international conference "Literacy through Literature", Tharoor touched upon multiple topics like the relevance of comic...
  • Draupadi in High Heels is a fun but slightly unconvincing read February 7, 2014

    Draupadi in High Heels is one of the newly published books by Penguin Metro Reads. Written by Aditi Kotwal, the novel is about the life of Deeya, a rich, slightly spoilt young woman with a thriving fashion store, and a sharp sense of independence. However, her independence is jeopardized when...
  • CBSE to host World Book Fair to encourage reading habit February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: CBSE will be hosting this year's World Book fair in New Delhi beginning on February 15 to encourage and inculcate among children the habit of reading books. The objective behind such an initiative is for teachers, school librarians and parents to motivate children to enjoy reading and enable them...
  • Facebook could launch its Flipboardstyle news reading app in two weeks January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: For quite sometime now there have been reports that Facebook is preparing a Flipboardlike news reader app, and now a new report has emerged claiming that the company may launch its Flipboardstyle newsreader by the end of this month. Facebook is likely to name its new product "Paper",...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's dramatic reading of R Kelly's song lyrics will have you in splits December 7, 2013

    Benedict Cumberbatch did a dramatic reading of the lyrics of musician R Kelly's song 'Genius' on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The result was this hilarious and wildly popular video. ...
  • Facebook testing 'saveforlaterreading' feature, aims to take on Pocket November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Aiming to take on Pocket and other similar services, Facebook is testing a new feature that lets users save articles or links posted to Facebook for later reading. Facebook has not rolled out this feature to all its users, in fact, the feature is visible to some users...
  • Pakistan: Blast victim 'recovers' in grave but succumbs to injuries later September 30, 2013

    A victim of a bomb attack was on Monday rushed to hospital from a cemetery in northwest Pakistan after people saw his "body" move as it was being lowered into the grave, but the reprieve was shortlived as he died soon after. Sohrab Khan was pronounced dead by doctors at Lady...
  • Ravi Subramanian proves Penguin's popular fiction strategy: acquire established bestelling authors September 26, 2013

    With the publication of Ravi Subramanian's fifth novel Bankerupt, Penguin Random House India's commercial strategy is becoming increasingly evident. In July this year, Penguin took away the bestselling Subramanian from Rupa, where his first four novels Devil In Pinstripes, The Incredible Banker, If God Was A Banker, and The Bankster...
  • Reading FC to give scholarship to two youths from Arunachal Pradesh September 9, 2013

    Itanagar: English professional soccer club, Reading FC has announced scholarships for two budding footballers of the Arunachal Pradesh, its adviser Tomo Nomuk said here Monday. Prior to the announcement, Nomuk said, he held a discussion with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy on promotion of...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Bread Society helps rural kids access quality books July 31, 2013

    Thousands of rural children now have access to nearly 500 libraries in the remotest areas of Andhra Pradesh due to an initiative by the group of NRIs and retired government officials. The class X students of a government school in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh reads wide ranges of books that...
  • JSW sign two players with EPL experience July 16, 2013

    Bangalore: ILeague debutants JSW Sports Tuesday signed defenders John Johnson and Curtis Osano, both with experience in English Premier League (EPL), for their forthcoming season. While Englishman Johnson has turned out for Middlesbrough in the EPL for a season, Kenyan Osano is a product of the Reading academy and has last...
  • Marussia F1 link up with Russianowned football club Reading June 30, 2013

    Silverstone, England: The Russianowned Marussia Formula One team announced a partnership with second tier English soccer club Reading on Sunday. Reading, relegated from the Premier League last season, also have a Russian owner in Anton Zingarevich. Formula One is scheduled to have its first Russian Grand Prix next year in Sochi. Marussia...
  • Facebook reportedly working on Flipboardstyle news reading app June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of growing popularity of news reading apps like Flipboard and Pulse, Facebook is also planning to come with a similar app. According to a WSJ report, Facebook has been working on this project for over a year, which means that the social media giant had...
  • More people paying to read news online: Study June 24, 2013

    London: More people are now willing to pay for online news or expecting to pay for it in future, a largescale Oxford University report has found. Over the last 10 months, there has been a significant shift in public attitudes towards online news, the survey of1 1,000 internet users across...
  • Reading sign exReal Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe June 21, 2013

    Reading: Reading has agreed to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe. The 26yearold Drenthe, who most recently played for Russian club Alania Vladikavkaz, is set to sign a twoyear contract with an option for a third year with the English Championship side. The Dutch international joined Real Madrid from Feynoord...