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  • Clean up India: Citizens from across the country speak up on lack of civic sense in their cities August 12, 2014

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Citizen Journalists from various cities have sent pictures and videos exposing filth in...
  • Googlefunded project aims to teach computers common sense November 25, 2013

    Pittsburgh: Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean. The system at Carnegie Mellon University is called NEIL, short for Never Ending Image Learning. In midJuly, it began searching the...
  • HTC One Max with 5.9inch display comes to India at Rs 56,490 November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: HTC has finally announced the availability of its gigantic HTC One Max phablet in India at a notsotempting MRP of Rs 61,490 while the MOP is Rs 56,490. It is an enlarged version of the HTC One and has a 5.9inch 1080p display. Weighing 217g, the HTC One...
  • In pictures: Sakshi Dhoni's sassy style guide for cricketers' wives November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Whether she's sporting a traditional outfit or donning a glamorous avatar in a short number, Sakshi Dhoni's fans can't get enough of her. Over the last one year, Sakshi has made headlines for sporting looks that are casual, elegant and modern. Agreed, looking groomed to perfection is a...
  • HTC One Max launched: 5.9inch display, fingerprint scanner, 3300mAh battery October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Following a string of leaks and rumours, HTC has finally announced the launch of its gigantic HTC One Max phablet. It is an enlarged version of the HTC One and has a 5.9inch 1080p display. Weighing 217g, the HTC One Max is 10.3mm thick. Powered by a 1.7GHz quadcore...
  • Rupee up by 24 paise against dollar in early trade March 25, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 24 paise to 54.09 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Monday on sustained selling of the American currency by exporters and banks and increased capital inflows. Besides, strengthening of euro and other currencies against the dollar in overseas market...
  • A Good Day to Die Hard: 5 great Bruce Willis performances February 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: By now it's clear that nothing and no one can kill Bruce Willis, whose fifth film in the 'Die Hard' franchise, the horribly titled 'A Good Day to Die Hard,' opens this week. It is not his finest hour. At 57, he still wreaks havoc and looks great in...
  • Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima dies at 80 January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Japanese film director Nagisa Oshima, best known for the sexually explicit film 'In the Realm of the Senses' and 'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence', has died from pneumonia, aged 80. The Hollywood Reporter said Oshima died on Tuesday in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo, where he had been living since retiring...
  • Placenta pills, oxy shots: 2012's worst science abuse December 28, 2012

    London: Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocketsized inhalable oxygen shots, America's 'Mad Men' actress January Jones favours dried placenta pills, and British soap star Patsy Palmer rubs coffee granules into her skin. Celebrities rarely shy away from public peddling of dubious ideas about health and science, and 2012 was no exception. In...
  • Now, an app that recognises stress from your voice August 19, 2012

    London: Your smartphone may soon be able to tell you when you are most stressed, with the help of a new software that can identify stress from the patterns in your voice. The app called 'StressSense' is first trained to recognise a person's unstressed voice. For that, users must relax...
  • Zardari forms panel to allay grievances of Hindus August 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Taking serious note of reports of a "sense of insecurity" among Hindus in Sindh, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has set up a threemember committee of parliamentarians to visit different parts of the province to reassure the minority community about their security. The president constituted a threemember committee of parliamentarians...
  • Shruti Haasan: Pawan Kalyan is softnatured May 18, 2012

    Shruti Haasan feels that Pawan Kalyan is unlike the character he played in Gabbar Singh. Far from being crazy (as claimed by his character in the film), he is in fact softnatured. The actress said to a Telugu daily that she enjoyed working with the superstar. "I watched the movie...
  • CES 2012: Control a PC with body motions January 14, 2012

    Las Vegas: Don't trash your keyboard and mouse just yet. But three companies at the International Consumer Electronics Show demonstrated depthsensing cameras that let you to control your computer by moving your hands or body. Microsoft's Kinect addon for the Xbox 360 console has already popularised these cameras for gaming. Now,...
  • Bangalore varsity to start course on civic sense January 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Alarmed by the increasing lack of civic sense in this garden cityturnedIT hub, Bangalore University plans to educate thousands of undergraduate students to be responsible citizens through a customised course at the undergraduate level. "The course topics are practical and relevant and focus on manifestations and consequences of citizens'...
  • Whale sperm, orgasmic feet top bad science list December 28, 2011

    London: From whale sperm to colon cleansers to the shape of a woman's foot when she has an orgasm, celebrities did not disappoint during 2011 with their penchant for peddling suspect science in the world's media. In its annual list of what it considers the year's worst abuses against science, the...
  • Google buys mobile app developer Clever Sense December 14, 2011

    New York: Internet search giant Google has acquired mobile application developer Clever Sense for an undisclosed amount. Clever Sense is known for its 'Alfred' application, a locationbased, personalised restaurant and bar recommendation application. The application is available on iPhones and smartphones using Google's Android mobile operating system. "We are excited to join...
  • Suriya celebrates the success of '7 Aum Arivu' November 7, 2011

    Chennai: One of the most soughtafter actors for movies with novel plots, his connectivity with his roles and his adaptability and versatility makes acting look very easy. Meet Suriya, who is back with his '7th Sense' to woo the audience. "The movie had a very novel concept which interested me. Murugadoss...
  • Major Jane Austen manuscript up for sale May 24, 2011

    London: The only major Jane Austen manuscript still in private hands comes up for auction on July 14th, auction house Sotheby's said on Monday. "The Watsons" by the prolific author of "Sense and Sensibility" is estimated by Sotheby's at 200,000300,000 pounds ($ 323,800$ 485,700). "Probably written in 1804, this heavily corrected draft...
  • ISRO's first launch in 2011: PSLV C 16 April 20, 2011

    ISRO will launch Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C 16 a remote sensing satellite into space on Wednesday. ...
  • Microsoft sells 10 million Kinect devices March 10, 2011

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it has sold more than 10 million Kinect motionsensing game system units worldwide in just over four months, making it the fastestselling consumer device on record. The infrared camera addon for the Xbox game console, which is priced at $150 but can be found for...
  • Air lasers to sniff out bombs from a distance January 31, 2011

    Washington: Engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that may allow soldiers to sniff out hidden bombs from a distance. "We are able to send a laser pulse out and get another pulse back from the air itself," said Richard Miles, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University...
  • Common sense key to entrepreneurial success January 7, 2011

    New York: Practical intelligence, or common sense, is key to success in business, according to a new study that highlights the importance of handson experience and learning by doing. Researchers from American University in Washington D.C. and the University of Maryland found that entrepreneurs who learn from experience and experiment have...
  • Asus to bring motion controls to PCs January 4, 2011

    San Francisco: If you've been wishing you could ditch your clunky computer mouse and control your PC with gestures the way you can using Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 gaming console computer maker Asus expects to have a solution for you this year. Asustek Computer...
  • Celebrity endorsed health tips trashed December 29, 2010

    London: Science campaigners laid bare some of the most dubious celebrityendorsed health tips on Wednesday, rubbishing ideas such as reabsorbing sperm and wearing silicone bracelets to boost energy. In an annual list of what it sees as the year's worst abuses against science, the Sense About Science (SAS) campaign group...
  • India to launch 30 satellites in 10 years December 28, 2010

    Bangalore: India plans to launch 30 satellites in the next 10 years to strengthen its lead role in data collection and dissemination, a top scientist said on Tuesday. "We expect (to launch) not less than 30 satellites," said V. Jayaraman, director of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), India's onestop centre...
  • Google opens up, divulges ad commission rates May 25, 2010

    Mountain View: Google Inc. has finally revealed one of its financial secrets and spelled out how it splits revenue with other websites that show its online ads. The Internet search leader's partners get 68 percent of the revenue from ads placed alongside articles and other content on Web pages. Websites keep...
  • Coming up: lessons in civic sense for Delhiites September 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhiites will be given lessons in civic sense and etiquettes ahead of the Commonwealth Games next year. The Delhi government is preparing to act on Home Minister P Chidambaram's advice to the citizens in the Capital. "Delhi has been recognised as a charming city of tehzeeb and tameez. It...
  • The Last Airbender, Shyamalan's first triology June 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Manoj Night Shyamalan is back with his latest The last Airbender. This one's based on a popular animated Nickleodeon TV series called Avtaar: The Last Airbender. Interestingly Shyamalan discovered it all, thanks to his kids. Director, The Last Airbender M Night Shyamalan said, I hadnt thought it as...