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  • Kejriwal loses lead on Google search trends, Modi surges ahead 28-02-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: As India inches closer towards general elections, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi have emerged as the most searched politicians online, Google said today. According to Google Trends, on a scale of 0-100, Modi scored 65 points,...
  • Following Twitter, Facebook now adds trending topics to site 17-01-2014 06:36 PM

    In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook will add trending topics to its website to let users know what other users are posting about at the moment, whether it's the death of a world leader or the Golden Globe awards. Users in the US, UK, India, Canada and Australia will...
  • Facebook adds Twitter-like trending topics 17-01-2014 06:03 AM

    New York: In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook is adding a feature to its service that lets users know the topics of discussion that are trending among the site's 1.2 billion users, whether it's the death of a world leader or the Oscars. Users in the US, UK, India,...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year 31-12-2013 02:39 PM

    New York: As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and services deserve a second look. It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than...
  • 'Badhai ho, aapko ladki ka baap hua hai' and other hilarious Alok Nath jokes you shouldn't miss on Twitter 30-12-2013 02:42 PM

    Who would have thought there would come a day when Alok Nath would be trending on Twitter; aren't we 'blessed'? One sarcastic tweet seemed to have started it all on Sunday night; it read "Our nation only learnt about heart attacks because of Alok Nath." According to Twitteratis, it was...
  • YouTube Rewind: Top 10 videos India watched in 2013 21-12-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: Movie trailers, short film, popular TV shows, cricket, made for web videos and nursery rhymes made it to the top the 10 trending videos of the year on YouTube in India this year. As 2013 comes to a close, YouTube has compiled a list of the most-watched videos...
  • Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, iPhone 5s the most talked about on Facebook in India this year 10-12-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: Facebook took a look at the people, moments and places that mattered most on Facebook in India in 2013. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is the most talked about person on Facebook in India beating likes of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Apple iconic device iPhone 5s,...
  • Samsung Galaxy Star Pro, Galaxy Trend launched at Rs 6,750, Rs 8,290 17-10-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Intensifying competition in the mid-segment smartphone market, Samsung India launched two devices under its Galaxy series, Galaxy Star Pro and Galaxy Trend, which are priced at Rs 6,750 and Rs 8,290, respectively. The Samsung Galaxy Star Pro is a dual SIM handset powered by a 1GHz single-core processor....
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend with 4-inch display spotted online for Rs 8,490 23-09-2013 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: Samsung has silently introduced a new smartphone in India named "Galaxy Trend". The phone is listed on the Samsung India eStore for Rs 8,700, while the phone is available for purchase on e-commerce stores like Flipkart and Snapdeal for Rs 8,490. There is officially no word on the...
  • Facebook testing Twitter-like trending topics section 02-09-2013 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Facebook has already taken a leaf from Twitter's book, and now a new report claims that Facebook is testing a Twitter-like Trending Topics section. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is testing this new section in the homepage News Feed of its website. The...
  • Dance shows on TV: Dance institutes are the beneficiaries 02-07-2013 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: Dance institutes across India are laughing all the way to the bank - thanks to parents' new-found fascination for TV reality shows. "There is a big boom in the industry for the past two years. It is amazing to see how the mindset of parents has changed towards...
  • Growth of social media helping education in Arab world 26-06-2013 05:14 AM

    Dubai: The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by people, created new horizons for government entities and new social trends by Arab societies, says a new report. Titled "Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning", the fifth...
  • Google aims to simplify the Web for Indian users 18-06-2013 10:35 AM

    Chandigarh: Google India launched a campaign which is aimed at simplifying the web for the country's internet users. "The objective of the campaign is to help simplify the Web for Indian users, showing how they can get instant answers to their most common queries," Sandeep Menon, Director, Marketing, Google India,...
  • Five fitness trends to watch for 12-01-2013 10:57 AM

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  • Facebook's Year in Review 2012 feature lets you see the top 20 moments on your timeline 18-12-2012 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: Facebook has now come up with a new feature - Year in Review 2012, a look back at the people, moments and things that created the most buzz in 2012 among the people around the world on Facebook. The new feature lets users access their own Year in...
  • Women know what they want at 59: Study 08-12-2012 01:55 PM

    London: Most women while approaching their 60s are familiar with what exactly suits them and how to dress according to their age. According to a survey for anti-ageing brand Nurture Replenish Skincare, which commissioned the poll, once they hit their 59th birthday, they tend to make a conscious decision to...
  • Vedic Mantra chanting gets a new voice in India 08-11-2011 10:43 AM

    Haridwar: For centuries, Indian women were forbidden from chanting Vedic Mantras, especially in public, out of fear the power of the religious verses might cause menstrual problems and difficulties in bearing children. Though the thinking changed slightly in recent years to allow women to chant in some cases, it remained...
  • Why fingernails on blackboard sound so horrible 04-11-2011 01:25 PM

    London: Ever wondered why scraping your nails down a blackboard sounds so awful? It's because human ears are designed in such a way that it amplifies the screeching sound to make it intolerable, scientists say. Researchers from Germany and Austria found that the noise of fingernails on a chalkboard is...
  • Russian circus man sets new Guinness record 01-11-2011 03:33 PM

    Moscow: A Russian animal tamer has set a new Guinness record, standing on two horses running side by side while his two women assistants stood one on top of another on his shoulders. Edgard Zapashny set the record Monday. He and his assistants formed an acrobatic 4.5-metre-tall human column. Zapashny...
  • Out-of-body experience? It's your brain playing tricks 31-10-2011 05:23 PM

    London: Have had an out-of-body experience? It's nothing, just your brain playing tricks on you, according to a new study. Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge claim that common spooky scenarios, such as floating above a hospital bed or walking towards the light at the end of a...
  • Sonam Kapoor dazzles at Manish Malhotra's show 25-07-2011 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor dazzled on Sunday night as she walked the ramp in noted fashion designer Manish Malhotra's couture show as a surprise showstopper on the third-day of the ongoing Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week in the capital. Dressed in white lehenga and heavily embroidered red backless overcoat...
  • Sonakshi walks the ramp, daddy gets emotional 25-07-2011 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha turned a bit emotional as daughter Sonakshi walked as a showstopper for designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil on the third day of ongoing Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week on Sunday. Both Shatrughan and wife Poonam Sinha came to support Sonakshi and cheered for her from the front...
  • Whats trending: Wendi smacks down Murdoch's pie attacker 21-07-2011 12:30 AM

    On Whats Trending, we bring to you how the wife of Rupert Murdoch, became an instant hit on the internet after she quickly came to Murdoch aid when he was attacked with a foam pie. ...
  • No Bollywood plans as yet: Vasuki Sunkavalli 18-07-2011 08:19 PM

    Mumbai: Vasuki Sunkavalli, winner of I Am She Miss Universe India 2011, says her priority is physical fitness for the beauty pageant in Brazil and that she has no plans as of now of entering the Hindi film industry. "I don't have a Bollywood plan, but nevertheless, never say never....
  • Crystal took me for a ride: Hugh Hefner 17-07-2011 01:36 PM

    London: Playboy boss Hugh Hefner says that his former fiancee Crystal Harris took him for a "pretty nice ride". The 85-year-old magazine mogul, who was jilted by the 25-year-old model less than a week before their planned wedding in June didn't ever think that they would split, reported Contactmusic. "I...
  • Being beauty queen is about character: Sushmita 02-07-2011 11:08 AM

    Mumbai: Good height and an attractive face are just not enough to get a place in Sushmita Sen's Wadhawan Lifestyle I Am She contest. The former beauty queen and actress says the most important criterion for selection is a person with "good character". "When I say character, I mean that...
  • Last wish granted, 'Alice bucket list' goes viral 09-06-2011 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: Alice, a 15-year-old girl suffering from terminal cancer, wanted to lead the trends on Twitter before she succumbed to the disease. As of Thursday she can strike that off her bucket list of things to do before she died. With people from around the world rushing to respond...
  • Too little sleep? You could age by seven years 02-05-2011 03:59 PM

    London: Women and men who begin sleeping more or less than six to eight hours per night are likely to age by four to seven years. Sleep deprivation and sleepiness have adverse effects on performance, response time, errors of commission and attention or concentration. Furthermore, sleep duration has been found...