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  • New visioncorrecting display technology may soon help you ditch your glasses, contact lenses July 28, 2014

    Washington: You may soon be able to ditch your glasses and contact lenses, thanks to a new display technology that automatically addresses vision problems. Scientists are developing a new screen technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses. The technology uses algorithms...
  • London Underground train network set for contactless bank card payments July 28, 2014

    London: Travellers on the London Underground train network will be able to use nocontact bank cards at the gates to pay for their journeys from September, the transport group said on Friday. The contactless payment scheme will be launched on the Tube on September 16 following a successful trial of 3,000...
  • Google to develop 'smart' contact lenses July 15, 2014

    Zurich: Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck an agreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses that would help diabetics track their blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus. The device for diabetics would measure glucose in tear fluid and send the data wirelessly to a mobile device, Novartis...
  • Iraq crisis: Rajasthan labourer stranded, no contact since 5 days June 20, 2014

    A man from Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan is stranded in wartorn Iraq and has not contacted his family for the last five days, his family claimed. Umesh Kumar, who works as a labourer in Iraq since December 2013, last contacted his family five days ago and told them that his residence...
  • Iraq crisis: 50 families contact control room in Punjab June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh : Over 50 families from across Punjab have contacted a control room set up by the state government to collect details about those stranded in troubletorn Iraq. "The statewide campaign launched by Punjab government to seek details from the families regarding Punjabi's stuck in Iraq showed a tremendous response...
  • Google announces smart contact lens project, tests diabetestracking prototype January 17, 2014

    San Francisco: Google said on Thursday that it is testing a new method for diabetics to monitor their bloodsugar levels by wearing a contact lens equipped with tiny chips and an antenna. Google said a prototype of its "smart contact lens" can generate a reading of a tear's glucose level every...
  • Kerala: 2nd phase of CM's Mass contact programme begins at Ernakulam October 25, 2013

    The second phase of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's mass contact programme began in Ernakulam district on Friday. Thousands of persons, including those seeking medical aid and title land deeds, lined up to meet him at the collectorate to submit their list of grievances. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said the aim...
  • Facebook, Google cannot flout Indian law: Court August 24, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Friday said that social networking site Facebook Inc and search engine Google Inc are bound by the rules of this country and cannot flout the law just because they are foreign companies. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru also...
  • Kerala CM gets UN award for 'Mass Contact Programme' May 22, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has won the United Nation's Public Service Award for his Mass Contact Programme, which saw him directly engaging with people in the state to address their grievances. Chandy bagged the first prize from the Asia Pacific region with awardees chosen every year from five zones...
  • Bharti SoftBank's mobile app crosses 5 million users April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti SoftBank's free mobile messaging app 'hike', which was launched globally in December 2012, has crossed 5 million subscribers. "The free mobile messaging app 'hike' from Bharti SoftBank (BSB), has crossed the 5 million active subscribers mark in just four months after its launch. This makes 'hike' one...
  • Now, contact lenses to restore near vision April 1, 2013

    Washington: Scientists claim to have developed new contact lenses that can restore agerelated loss of near vision when worn by the user every night. Most people have agerelated declines in near vision (presbyopia) requiring bifocals or reading glasses. The emerging technique called hyperopic orthokeratology (OK) may provide a new alternative...
  • LinkedIn seeks wider use with ability to 'follow' October 3, 2012

    San Francisco: Professional social network LinkedIn Corp will let its users "follow" and receive updates from people outside their personal contact list, a move that could entice users to spend more time on its website. The new feature, which LinkedIn announced on Tuesday, takes a page from other popular social networks...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM goes all out to woo masses July 16, 2012

    Gokavaram: Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has reiterated that Indiramma Bata, the new mass contact programme was to take the welfare schemes to the doorsteps of people but not to garner political mileage. He said the programme is meant to learn problems of the people, performance of the officials...
  • Facebook changes users' email addresses June 26, 2012

    California: Facebook has changed your email address. At least that's how many felt after a quiet but vast change in the way the company displays users' contact information. Facebook replaced the email address users chose when they signed up and changed it to a facebook.com address. The Facebook email accounts allow...
  • Civil war imminent in Syria: UN June 8, 2012

    New York: UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon warned the Security Council on Thursday that a fullblown civil war in Syria was "imminent," while international mediator Kofi Annan said it was time to step up the pressure on Damascus to halt the violence. The Syrian opposition and Western and Gulf nations seeking President...
  • Colourchanging contact lens to monitor sugar level May 25, 2012

    London: Scientists have developed a new colourchanging contact lens that can accurately detect your glucose level in tears, a breakthrough they say could replace the frequent skin prick tests used to monitor blood sugar levels of diabetic patients. Developed by a team at the University of Akron in Ohio, the contact...
  • Kakkar murder: Cops scour phones for more victims April 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Ever since Delhibased businessman Arun Tikkus savaged body was found in his Oshiwara apartment in Mumbai, cops have been hurtling from one shocking lead to another, as they unravel the mysteries surrounding the macabre events that led to the murders of two wealthy victims Arun Tikku and Karan Kakkar. Cops...
  • Forget Bollywood, Mumbai enjoys fight nights March 15, 2012

    Mumbai: The small wooden door in a film studio complex deep within the heart of Mumbai creaks open to pumping music, a beerguzzling crowd and two men raining punches and kicks onto each other in the makeshift ring. Welcome to India's very own fight night. First started around three years ago by...
  • Diamond contact lenses for goddess; devotees see red February 23, 2012

    Kolhapur (Maharashtra): When thousands of devotees turned up for their regular 'darshan' of Goddess Mahalaxmi earlier this week, they noticed a strange glint in her eyes glowing but very different from what they were accustomed to. Their eyes popped out later when they learnt that Goddess Mahalaxmi was 'wearing'...
  • You could soon read emails on contact lenses! November 22, 2011

    London: Imagine reading emails and text messages on your contact lenses which are linked to internet. It may sound a bit utopian, but scientists claim that your imagination could soon turn into a reality. In fact, the futuristic technology has taken a step nearer, thanks to an international team which...