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  • 7 must-know tips to help you create better, stronger passwords August 6, 2014

    New York: This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee...
  • Internet users pay service providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do July 30, 2014

    Washington: US consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay Internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a US government watchdog said in findings released on Tuesday. The observations were preliminary from the Government Accountability Office's review of the practice of usage-based pricing,...
  • New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana July 8, 2014

    New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use, in a growing momentum. The state's law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's,...
  • India's first Internet de-addiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet de-addiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • Hiring managers rank best and worst words to use in a CV: 'go-getter', 'synergy' the worst, 'achieved', 'improved' the best March 24, 2014

    We've all been guilty of this from time to time. Hiring managers reportedly hate seeing phrases such as 'Best of breed', 'Go-getter' and 'Think outside of the box' in curriculum vitae, according to a recent survey. 'Trained' or 'Mentored' and 'Managed' are good words to use on a resume, the...
  • All that you need to know about #hashtags and how to use them November 21, 2013

    With hashtags becoming more popular, some users appear to be over-excited when it comes to using hashtags in posts on Facebook or tweets. While some are simply unaware of the right way of using hashtags, other are observed to be bombarding posts and tweets with a bunch of irrelevant and...
  • Are you the most annoying person on Facebook? October 15, 2013

    Almost all of us are friends with people on Facebook who either spam news feeds with the photos of their babies, constant updates or unnecessary check-ins like "at salon - getting a haircut". It has been observed that most of the users find the behaviour of their Facebook friends annoying...
  • North Zone in final after spin of coin decides rain-marred semi-final October 14, 2013

    Kochi: A spin of coin sent the Harbhajan Singh-led North Zone into the Duleep trophy final after their semi-final match against East Zone ended in a draw due to bad weather and soggy field conditions on the fifth and reserve day on Monday. With no first innings lead to look at...
  • UN experts to return to Syria soon: Chief weapons inspector September 18, 2013

    Stockholm: UN chemical weapons inspectors will return to Syria soon to investigate various accusations against the regime and opposition, their chief said Wednesday. "Yes we will be returning to Syria. Our planning isn't finished yet, so I can't say when we will be going, but it will be soon," UN chief...
  • South Asian arms race raises risk of nuclear war: IISS think tank September 12, 2013

    London: An arms race in South Asia and Pakistan's development of tactical "battlefield" nuclear weapons are increasing the risk of any conflict there becoming a nuclear war, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said on Thursday. Noting that Pakistan looks set to overtake Britain as the owner of the world's...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on government for its measures to cut oil consumption September 8, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on government's measures to cut oil consumption, self-styled godman Asaram, Sachin Tendulkar's 200th test and much more. ...
  • Cannabis strain named after CNN medical journo Sanjay Gupta August 23, 2013

    Washington: A new type of medical marijuana has been named after Indian-American medical journalist Sanjay Gupta, who joined a list of celebrities like US President Barack Obama who have namesake cannabis strains. The new type of weed, Gupta Kush, has been named after CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Gupta for suggesting a...
  • Microsoft says used games will work on Xbox One June 8, 2013

    New York: Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One gaming console will be able to play used games, clearing up a worry among gamers and video game retailers such as GameStop, which trade in used games. That means video games discs users buy will not be limited to one Xbox One device, and players...
  • Want to monitor children's Internet use? Here are some apps April 2, 2013

    Tornto: With smartphone and tablet users getting younger, new apps can help parents of 2-to-13-year-olds monitor and control their children's use of the Internet. A Pew Research Center study shows that more than one-third of American teenagers own a smartphone, up from more than a fifth in 2011. For nearly half...
  • After backlash, Instagram apologies, retreats on some service terms December 21, 2012

    San Francisco: Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service, has retreated from some but not all of the controversial changes in its terms of service that prompted a fierce backlash from users earlier this week. In a blog post on Thursday, Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom apologised for a failure to "communicate...
  • Instagram can sell your photos, but you won't get paid December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Instagram, which was recently acquired by Facebook, has announced that it is updating its terms of service and privacy policy. Some of the new changes, that will be effective on January 16, 2013, have sparked off protests from users. The new terms of service and privacy policy will...
  • Cellphone use is contagious: Study November 29, 2012

    New York: People are more likely to pull out their cellphones to check their text messages or email if they're with someone who has just done the same, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan watched students in dining halls and coffee shops around campus between...
  • Volkswagen enters used-car business November 7, 2012

    Mumbai: German luxury car-maker Volkswagen today forayed into the multi-brand pre-owned car business under Das WeltAuto brand and expects it to contribute 25 per cent to the company's total sales. At present, Mahindra First Choice is the leader in the Rs 60,000-crore multi-brand used car market....
  • Aussie cricketer warned over cocaine use October 24, 2012

    Melbourne: An Australian cricketer has reportedly been warned over an incident involving cocaine. According to newspaper reports here, the unnamed player admitted to an "incident occurring and was subsequently counselled". However, he passed the drugs test done later. "The player did not test positive for the drug and was not subject to...
  • Haryana seeks SC approval for commercial use of forest land October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The government of Haryana, embattled over allegations of bending over backwards to facilitate land deals involving Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, has now triggered a fresh controversy. The state government has submitted an application in the Supreme Court where forest land in the state has been...
  • Athletes urged to think twice before tweeting July 26, 2012

    London: Athletes racing to share their views with fans at the London Olympics may think twice before hitting send following the first expulsion of an athlete for a racist Twitter remark. Greek triple-jumper Paraskevi Papachristou was withdrawn from the London Olympics on Wednesday after causing an uproar in her home nation...
  • ICC CEC recommends mandatory use of DRS June 25, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: The International Cricket Council's Chief Executive Committee on Monday recommended mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System [DRS], an innovation that has been consistently opposed by the BCCI, in Tests and one-dayers. The CEC met for two days on June 24 and 25 as part of the ICC...
  • What is a rave party? May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Police busted an alleged rave party at a hotel in Juhu on Sunday night. At least 100 people including 38 women, mostly foreign nationals, were detained. The police have also arrested the party organiser, Vishesh Vijay Handa, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act....
  • Stock exchanges for abolition of STT in Budget February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Stock exchanges on Tuesday pitched for abolition of the Securities Transaction Tax (STT) on equity trades at their meeting with Finance Ministry officials in New Delhi. The issue of removal of STT was raised by representatives of different stock exchanges, including BSE, National Stock Exchange, MCX-SX and USE. Besides,...
  • Volkswagen forays into used car business in India January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: German auto major Volkswagen today announced a foray into the Indian used car market with the launch of its 'Das WeltAuto' arm here. The company will sell both VW and non-VW branded cars under the pre-owned car business, Volkswagen Group Sales India Member of Board and Director Neeraj...
  • 'That Used...' well describes the post-recession US November 7, 2011

    Road Signs of Our Times The Ugly American, it would seem, is being replaced by the Introspective American. Many forget that in 1958 too, the year Eugene Burdick and William Lederer wrote their bestselling novel that spoke of the brashness of the American abroad, the US was suffering a recession of...
  • Whitney Houston rubbishes drug use reports April 8, 2010

    London/Los Angeles: Singer Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital on Wednesday after suffering a respiratory infection and she called media reports that she was using drugs again 'ridiculous'. After being hospitalised in Paris on Tuesday under doctor's orders, Houston told People magazine she is looking forward to returning to...
  • No intrusive US checks on Indian Army bases: Report July 25, 2009

    New Delhi: There was turmoil in Parliament on Tuesday when India finalised a military inspections regime with the US. The Opposition, which called it a sell-out to Washington, may have wasted its breath. CNN-IBN has learnt that the text of the End Use Monitoring Agreement has been modified to India's...
  • Mumbai attackers more tech savvy than the police December 15, 2008

    New Delhi: When the terrorists arrived on the shores of Mumbai last month, they had studied satellite images of the city, were carrying handheld GPS sets and were communicating with their handlers via the Internet and satellite phone. Many of the Indian police they encountered did not even have walkie-talkies. The ruthless...
  • All you wanted to know about Google Chrome September 23, 2008

    Washington: Google's new Chrome Web browser is being hailed as a game-changer. It is fast, has a clean interface and some snazzy features that other browsers do not have. If you like new technology, you would want to download it right away and spend time learning it. But if you need...