Trends

  • Chimpanzees imitate others closely, can set new trends July 7, 2014

    London: Chimpanzees are master copycats and, in the process, they form new traditions that are often particular to only one specific group of these primates. Such are the findings of an international group of scientists, who waded through over 700 hours of video footage to understand how it came about that...
  • Kejriwal loses lead on Google search trends, Modi surges ahead February 28, 2014

    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, followed...
  • Following Twitter, Facebook now adds trending topics to site January 17, 2014

    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 start...
  • Facebook adds Twitter-like trending topics January 17, 2014

    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, Canada...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year December 31, 2013

    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 ever,...
  • 'Badhai ho, aapko ladki ka baap hua hai' and other hilarious Alok Nath jokes you shouldn't miss on Twitter December 30, 2013

    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 December 21, 2013

    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 December 10, 2013

    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 October 17, 2013

    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. It...
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend with 4-inch display spotted online for Rs 8,490 September 23, 2013

    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 September 2, 2013

    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 section...
  • Dance shows on TV: Dance institutes are the beneficiaries July 2, 2013

    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 dance....
  • Growth of social media helping education in Arab world June 26, 2013

    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 June 18, 2013

    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,...
  • Fashion trend: Priyanka Chopra, Anushka don zebra strips April 9, 2013

    Zebra is the latest fashion icon with celebrities embracing the stripes. And the actresses are scorching up the magazine covers as summer sets in. ...
  • Men complain more on Twitter than women: study March 14, 2013

    London: Women tweet more but men are bigger complainers on Twitter, according to a new study of the social networking site. Personal life, television programmes and work, are subjects that women talk most about on Twitter while men are likely to tweet about sport, gaming and news, The Telegraph reported. Women...
  • Has Akshay Kumar earned Rs 2000 cr from films? February 18, 2013

    When on Twitter, do what the rest of the fans do. That was the buzz on the social media tool where fans of Akshay Kumar got the hash tag #Akshay2000crore to trend worldwide for two days, suggesting that actor has earned Rs 2000 crores in his lifetime in Hindi cinema. Whether...
  • Five fitness trends to watch for January 12, 2013

    1. Battling Child Obesity in Metros Obesity has become a big problem for kids in metros: One in four schoolchildren is overweight. Though primary schools encourage physical activity, the real responsibility lies with parents to spot the problem and get inactive kids away from the TV and packet of chips...
  • Top 10 tech trends of 2012 December 26, 2012

    Photo filters - Many people were seen using photo editing apps thsi year like Instagram and Pixlr O-matic on Android, PicMix on BlackBerry and so on. This was evident as most of the photographs seen this year on networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus had photo filters applied to them.Large-screened phones - We witnessed a rise in the number of large-screened phones this year. From home-grown manufacturers to tech titans, almost every company came up with at least one large-screened phone this year. Low-cost tablets - Considering the  price sensitivity of Indian customers, many second-rung manufacturers in India came up with low-cost tablets this year. Most of these low-costs tabs are priced under Rs 7K.
  • Facebook's Year in Review 2012 feature lets you see the top 20 moments on your timeline December 18, 2012

    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 Review...
  • Women know what they want at 59: Study December 8, 2012

    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...
  • I am here to set trends, not follow any: Esha Gupta October 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Esha Gupta, who is foraying into television as the host of National Geographic Channel's all new season of 'Supercars', says she is here to set trends and not follow them. Actors mostly venture into TV shows after having done a wide range of work in films. Megastar Amitabh...
  • Govt vs Online India: The most sarcastic tweets August 23, 2012

    With Assam still tense following the communal violence in some of its districts, the Central Government is trying to block offensive content on social media websites, which it claims have been responsible for the hate campaign against Northeast Indians. The government has given Twitter and other social media websites a...
  • Chennai: Another kid falls prey to 'killer' van August 9, 2012

    Chennai: Another schoolboy fell prey to the ‘killer’ school van that he was travelling in, marking a dangerous trend that has left parents fearful. The five-year-old boy, late on Tuesday, succumbed to injuries that he sustained when he was hit by the vehicle, after it dropped him. Police sources said...
  • Beware of spam offering free Olympic tickets June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: IT security solutions provider Trend Micro cautioned netizens against spam mails offering free Olympic tickets, saying it could be baits for online crimes like phishing. "Cyber criminals are known as opportunists. They will take advantage of anything newsworthy and craft their schemes around (for example) sporting events like...
  • Explained: Twitter's tailored trends June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Avid Twitter users whenever they are on the microblogging service's Web interface, have an eye on the left column to keep a tab on what's trending. Twitter trends have so long been available for more than 150 locations in addition to the worldwide list. Now Twitter trends are getting...
  • Sonakshi Sinha's forehead: 10 funniest tweets May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha never would have thought an innocuous body part of hers would stir up the kind of buzz it has on Twitter. For 24 hours now "Sonakshi Sinha's forehead" has been a topic of jokes and roasting on the social networking site. It was among the...