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  • This amazing 1-inch all-in-one cube is the only smartphone accessory you will ever need 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Worried that your phone's battery will run out before you reach your destination? Bothered that clicking too many pictures at a party will eat up the phone's storage? Then this magical 1-inch cube accessory is a must have for you. The tiny device, rightly called WonderCube, offers up to...
  • New motion-powered fabric can charge your smartphone March 17, 2015

    London: Scientists at the Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea have created a double-layered fabric out of silver-coated woven textile that can charge the battery of a mobile phone. The foldable patch of fabric wrapped around your wrist can gather enough energy from your arm movement. The new fabric relies on the triboelectric effect,...
  • Allahabad High Court orders judicial probe into cane charge on lawyers March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the cane charge on lawyers near the Collectorate in Lucknow on March 9 and sought a report within three weeks. A division bench of Chief Justice Dr DY Chandrachud and Justice Rajan Roy passed the order on a PIL...
  • Here's why 2015 could be the year of wireless chargers March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: "Got a phone charger you can lend me? No, I need the new type.... Oh, forget it." To ease the stress of a dying mobile phone battery and the hassle of bundling wires into your bag, designers are hoping to make 2015 the year of the wireless charger. Companies at...
  • Photos: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung unveiled on Sunday its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, at the Unpacked event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S6 smartphone features a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal and is designed from scratch in an operation dubbed...
  • Samsung launches Galaxy S6 with a flat display, Galaxy S6 Edge with a dual-curved display; first Samsung phones to support wireless charging March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S6 smartphone featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the phone comes in two variants - the Galaxy S6 and...
  • TRAI proposes up to 80 per cent cut in mobile roaming rates February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Mobile subscribers can look forward to lower charges as telecom regulator TRAI has proposed a sharp cut of about 35 per cent for making calls and up to 80 per cent for sending messages while roaming. "Through the Amendment Order, the Authority intends to reduce the ceiling tariffs for...
  • Telecom tariffs to go down as Trai cuts call connect charge February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator Trai on Monday removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers' phone calls - a move that is likely to lead to lower...
  • Jackie Chan's son released from jail in China after drugs charge February 13, 2015

    Beijing: Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, was released from jail in China on Friday after serving a six-month sentence on drugs charges, state media said, having been caught up in the government's aggressive anti-narcotics campaign. The official Xinhua news agency said he was let out...
  • Delhi elections: We suspect EVMs are being tampered with, says Kejriwal February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Just three days ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has tried to kick up another storm by alleging that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are being tampered with. Kejriwal tweeted, "We suspect EVM tampering. Tried to meet CEC yesterday. He was busy. Hope...
  • SpiceJet fallout: Ticket prices shoot up by 50 per cent December 19, 2014

    Thousands of passengers were stranded as the SpiceJet airline cancelled many of its flights on Wednesday morning. Ten passengers have also filed a complaint against the airline in New Delhi. ...
  • Kerala: UDF MLA raises corruption charges against PWD Minister's personal staff December 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former minister KB Ganesh Kumar and ruling UDF MLA raised corruption allegations against the personal staff of PWD minister VK Ibrahim Kunju in the state Legislative Assembly. It was during a calling attention that the MLA has raised the issue and put the UDF in a fix. The Speaker ruled...
  • Hyderabad court gives clean chit to 'Makdee' actress Shweta Basu Prasad December 6, 2014

    Nampally sessions court gives a clean chit to 'Makdee' actress Shweta Basu in Hyderabad today. According to Shweta's lawyer, there was no evidence to support allegations against her and so court ordered to let her free without any charges. Shweta was taken into custody by task force on charges of prostitution...
  • Egypt court dismisses criminal charges against Hosni Mubarak November 29, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. Mubarak, 86, was also acquitted of corruption charges that he faced along with his sons Alaa and Gamal. Mubarak was convicted and...
  • A device that can charge your phone in just 30 seconds November 25, 2014

    Tel Aviv: An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. Using nano-technology to synthesise artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed...
  • A wireless charging system for electric vehicles developed October 26, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018. The system allows for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug. TDK also says the system can even be placed on...
  • Turbo charging on the Nexus 6 can give you 6 hours of use on 15 minutes of charge October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Along with the Android Lollipop OS release, Google has unveiled three new devices - the larger Nexus 6 smartphone built in partnership with Motorola, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 tablet in association with HTC and the Asus-made Nexus Player streaming and gaming device. One of the highlights of the new...
  • Chris Cairns bailed on perjury charge October 2, 2014

    London: New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns appeared in a London court on Thursday to face a charge of perjury relating to a libel action he brought in England in 2012. Cairns won £90,000 ($146,000) after he sued former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi over a 2010 tweet accusing...
  • Is the Apple Watch launch a defining moment for wireless charging? September 11, 2014

    Singapore: Apple Inc's embrace of wireless charging for its new Watch may be a defining moment for a technology that's languished for years amid competing standards and consumer confusion. Supporters of wireless charging see a future where people no longer worry about topping up their gadgets; are free from tangled power...
  • India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Massimiliano Lattore is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates,...
  • Court grants anticipatory bail to Railway Minister's son Karthik Gowda September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The Sessions Court in Bangalore on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son, who is facing charges of rape, cheating and kidnap from a Kannada starlet. Karthik has been given bail on the conditions that he has to appear before police on 15th and 30th of...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers August 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • New York: Truck driver arrested for mowing down Sikh after calling him terrorist August 20, 2014

    New York: A 55yearold New York man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a...
  • Mobile phones could now be charged using traffic noise, music, and even your own voice August 13, 2014

    London: Soon you can use traffic noise, music, chants from a football ground and even your own voice to charge your cell phone! Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nokia have created an energyharvesting prototype (a nanogenerator) that could be used to charge a cell phone using everyday background...
  • Sena backs DIG Paraskar, says it's fashionable to level rape charges August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a model. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said that it has become fashionable to level charges of harassment and rape, which leads to a trial by the media. The editorial...
  • News 360: Dry weather results in price rise of potatoes July 16, 2014

    Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi, hurting...
  • Violence grips Gangtok as government college students protest over fee hike July 16, 2014

    Sikkim: The city of Gangtok in Sikkim has been gripped in violence as the students of a government college in Tadong has been protesting over fourfold increase in the fee. Violence was reported from various parts of the city and even from the main hospital. Even as the college has...
  • VaidikSaeed meet: Case filed against Vaidik in Varanasi court on sedition charge July 16, 2014

    Varanasi: Yoga guru Ramdev's aide Ved Pratap Vaidik is in trouble over his meeting with the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. A case has been filed against Vaidik in Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on sedition charges. The court will hear...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China July 10, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Company said on Thursday that it was "urgently" investigating allegations that one of its suppliers in China employed children and underage students. China Labor Watch (CLW) said the supplier, Shinyang Electronics, was believed to have hired at least five workers under the age of 16. The New Yorkbased watchdog...
  • Sales Tax official arrested on attempt to rape charges on minor maid June 26, 2014

    A Sales Tax department official was booked for his alleged attempt to rape his minor maid in Sri Ji Dham Colony on Thursday. The teenage girl had herself lodged a complaint in this regard at Highway police station on Wednesday evening. According to the FIR, Sales Tax department official Dhuredra Chaturvedi...