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  • Tom Cruise in conflict with drones in Jerry Bruckheimer's 'Top Gun 2'? 30-03-2014 03:43 PM

    Los Angeles: "Top Gun 2" is still happening, says producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the plot of the sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise starrer is modern. "We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," huffingtonpost.com quoted Bruckheimer as saying....
  • Top hat with attached toothbrush wins the odd inventions challenge, because who doesn't wear a top hat to bed? 06-02-2014 01:06 PM

    A top hat that has a toothbrush attached to it has won 10,000 in an odd inventions challenge. The winning entry was from Sam Hunter Baxter who beat 300 other bizarre inventions. Wit Oddoski, founder of Oddka, was quoted by The Mirror as saying "the toothbrush hat is a deserving...
  • No more ads which threaten of TV going blank in absence of STB 24-01-2014 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Government has decided to junk advertisements which told consumers that their TV screens would go blank if they do not buy Set Top Boxes before the deadline for Digitisation and would instead try to convince the viewers of benefits of converting to the new system. I&B minister Manish...
  • Roku TV introduced, doesn't require a set-top box to stream video 07-01-2014 11:52 AM

    Las Vegas: Roku Inc. is launching a line of TVs that play video from services like Netflix without requiring a set-top box. While similar to smart TVs on the market already, the company's Internet streaming platform offers some 1,200 apps and more comprehensive niche content choices. The Saratoga, California-based streaming...
  • Snapchat, Vine, Candy Crush Saga among top smartphone apps of 2013 01-01-2014 11:28 AM

    Toronto: Snapchat, Vine, and Candy Crush Saga earned coveted spots on smartphones this year, making them among the most downloaded apps of the year. There are more than a million apps on Apple Inc's App Store and Google Inc's Play store, the two dominant marketplaces for apps, which see billions...
  • LinkedIn's top influencer posts of 2013 18-12-2013 05:22 PM

    LinkedIn, the popular professional network with more than 259 million members, released a list of the top 13 Influencer posts of 2013. The posts that tops that list is from Dave Kerpen on how to become a better leader, followed by Bill Gates's "Three Things I've Learned From Warren Buffett"...
  • Darshan and Sudeep listed in Forbes' top 100 celebrities of India 14-12-2013 05:37 PM

    Mumbai: Darshan and Kiccha have become first Kannada actors to be listed in Forbes' Top 100 Celebrities Of India. Both Sudeep and Darshan, who share a great bond in the personal life too, have bagged 62nd and 65th place in the list, respectively. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan retained his No....
  • Google to launch Nexus set-top box with focus on gaming in 2014: Report 08-12-2013 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: While we haven't yet seen a Google TV running a stripped-down version of Android, a new report says a Nexus-branded set-top-box is incoming. Information magazine has the story of Google's plans to launch a set-top box in the first half of 2014. The TV-connected hardware will have a heavy...
  • 10 Indian varsities in top 100 BRICS institutes 06-12-2013 04:27 PM

    New Delhi: Ten Indian Universities have made it to the list of top 100 universities prepared by Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings. The inaugural Times Higher Education BRICS and emerging economies Ranking is based on a detailed study of Universities and other higher educational institutions in Brazil,...
  • In your face, selfie! Merriam-Webster says 'science' is the top word for 2013 04-12-2013 12:01 PM

    New York: Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you. While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, declared those little smartphone self-portraits its winner last month, the folks at Merriam-Webster announced "science" on Tuesday. Oxford tracked a huge jump in...
  • .london: British capital gets its own top-level domain 16-11-2013 01:47 PM

    London: London will join a handful of cities launching their own Internet domain names next year to build a greater online presence and promote the British capital, the mayor's office said on Friday. ICANN, the world body that oversees the web's naming conventions, gave London the go-ahead this week to...
  • Tata Sky reduces price of HD set-top box to Rs 2,000 29-10-2013 02:52 PM

    New Delhi: DTH service provider Tata Sky today announced reduction in price of its high definition (HD) set top box to Rs 2,000 from Rs 3,100 earlier. Now, Tata Sky HD set top boxes will be available at the price of a standard definition (SD) set top box, the company...
  • Ford, Toyota fight over who has top-selling car 24-10-2013 05:02 PM

    Detroit: A name makes all the difference in the fight between Ford and Toyota over who has the top-selling car in the world. Ford claimed that crown for its Focus compact during the first half of the year, based on registration data gathered by the RL Polk & Co research...
  • Apple tops the list of best global brands, dislodges Coca-Cola 30-09-2013 04:11 PM

    New Delhi: Outstripping Coca-Cola, Apple has now become the most valuable brand of the world. In Interbrand's latest Best Global Brands report, Apple - for the first time - has made to the number 1 spot. With Apple claiming the top position this year, Google has jumped to number 2...
  • Kareena Kapoor@33: 10 memorable roles of the actress 21-09-2013 11:49 AM

    Mumbai: The acting talent runs in her blood, and Kareena Kapoor, who turned 33 Saturday, has proved her mettle with projects as versatile as 'Jab We Met' and 'Omkara' over the years. Here's looking at the best of her best. Refugee (2000): No film that followed ever captured Kareena's radiant...
  • Sacro GRA: First documentary to win Golden Lion at Venice Film Fest 08-09-2013 12:57 PM

    Venice: The Italian film 'Sacro GRA' about people living along the ring road around Rome was chosen as the first documentary ever to win the Golden Lion for best film on Saturday at the 70th Venice Film Festival. It also was the first Italian production in 15 years to win...
  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install 28-08-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of Android, smartphone sales have overtaken that of feature phones. But the sad part is that most users do not make the most of their phones, many are not even aware of how to. There is a lot beyond the social networking, image editing...
  • Coca Cola expects India to be in top 5 markets by 2020 22-08-2013 06:12 PM

    Coca Cola, the world's largest softdrink maker, on Thursday said it won't slow down its USD 5 billion investment plans in India despite the current slowdown, saying it expects the country to be in its top five global markets within the next seven years. The company, which is celebrating 20...
  • NSEL sacks CEO Anjani Sinha; pays only Rs 92 cr to investors 20-08-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Crisis-ridden National Spot Exchange on Tuesday sacked its Managing Director and CEO Anjani Sinha and six other top executives on a day it failed to meet the first scheduled repayment to investors. National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) could settle only Rs 92.12 crore out of the scheduled of...
  • On Sridevi's 50th birthday, counting her best films 13-08-2013 04:04 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Sridevi turned 50 Tuesday. She still has the charm and curves that can give many leading actresses of the Hindi film industry a run for their money. What's more, her critically acclaimed 'English Vinglish' last year has proved that her acting skills are yet to turn rusty. On...
  • 10 smartest things that you can do with a smartphone 07-08-2013 02:22 PM

    Smartphones do not necessarily make their users smarter, but they can be put to use for some really smart stuff. From brewing a cup of coffee to monitoring your hearbeat this infographic showcases 10 interesting uses that you can put your phone to. ...
  • Top 10 most used smartphone apps: Google Maps beats Facebook by a mile 06-08-2013 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Of all the apps available today for different platforms, GlobalWebIndex has listed the top 10 apps most actively used by the 969.49 million strong global smartphone population. According to data released by GlobalWebIndex, Google Maps is the most used smartphone app, with over 54 per cent of the...
  • CAT 2013 registration begins today; exams to be conducted over 20 days 05-08-2013 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Management opened the registration window of the Common Entrance Test (CAT 2013) on Monday. The registration window will be open from August 5 to September 26, 2013. This year the CAT aspirants can also buy vouchers online directly from IIMs. CAT 2013 will be...
  • Ambassador car ranked the best taxi in the world by Top Gear 22-07-2013 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: It may have lost out to the more modern competitors from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda but the good old Ambassador car, that once ruled the roost in India, has just been voted as the world's best taxi by global automotive programme Top Gear. In a show,...
  • Ambassador car ranked the best taxi in the world by Top Gear 21-07-2013 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: It may have lost out to the more modern competitors from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda but the good old Ambassador car, that once ruled the roost in India, has just been voted as the world's best taxi by global automotive programme Top Gear. In a show,...
  • Sujatha Singh set to be next foreign secretary 28-06-2013 01:15 AM

    New Delhi: A decision on India's top diplomat is imminent and the choice is likely to be Sujatha Singh, currently Indian ambassador to Germany. She is the senior-most officer in the Indian Foreign Service and will, in all likelihood, succeed Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai who retires on July 31. External...
  • TRAI deadline for digtised TV ends today 25-06-2013 10:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) deadline for switching to digitised TV ends on Tuesday. All those with cable connections may face a blackout after Tuesday. Cable operators were supposed to file customer details and their choice of television channels with the TRAI board by Tuesday. However,...
  • Indian-origin Srinivasan confirmed as top US court judge 24-05-2013 03:26 AM

    Washington: Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan on Thursday scripted history after he was confirmed as the first South Asian judge to America's second highest court. Described as "trailblazer" by US President Barack Obama, Chandigarh-born Srinivasan's nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was unanimously approved by...
  • US: 21 lawmakers back Indian-American as top judge 23-05-2013 10:40 AM

    Washington: Ahead of an expected Senate vote on the nomination of Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth Srinivasan to a top US court, 21 lawmakers have penned their support for him. Srinivasan, 46, currently principal deputy solicitor general of the US last week won unanimous approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee...