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  • Twitter launches new group chat and video features 23 hours 24 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said...
  • Popular video-game character Mario becomes self-aware; now learns about his environment, experiences emotions, responds to voice commands January 20, 2015

    London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that allows Mario, a popular video-game character, to learn about his environment, experience emotions and respond to voice commands. Researchers at Germany's University of Tubingen programmed an artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance so that Mario can play his own game. They claim...
  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Man dies after a 3-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe January 20, 2015

    Taipei: A 32-year-old Taiwanese man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe in the island's south, the second such case this year, a report said today. The man, identified by his family name Hsieh, was found slumped motionless in his chair in the cafe in Kaohsiung city. Other...
  • A R Rahman offers 'I' tickets to Doctors to show gratitude for treating his mother January 17, 2015

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman offered tickets of his latest Tamil outing 'I' to a group of doctors and their families of Apollo Hospital here as a token of gratitude for treating his mother when she was seriously ill. "Rahman believes it was these doctors who brought his mother back...
  • Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network has said. The California-based Internet giant will also prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they are younger than 18...
  • Video games coming in 2015: Everything you need to know January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. The leading men are among the protagonists starring in totally new video game instalments in 2015, joined by newcomers like a team of intergalactic monster hunters and their prey ("Evolve"), a band of high-tech criminals and their...
  • Facebook buys video compression startup QuickFire January 9, 2015

    Bangalore: Social network operator Facebook said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth. QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday. Facebook and QuickFire did not disclose the terms of the deal. Facebook's acquisition of the video technology company comes a day after it said...
  • Happy birthday AR Rahman: Lata Mangeshkar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kavita Krishnamurthy hail him for his exceptional work January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: On the 48th birthday of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Tuesday, singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy have hailed the talent of the 'Mozart of Madras', who has given Hindi cinema some lilting melodies and memorable numbers throughout his career. Here's what they have to say of the musician, who...
  • Dish unveils Sling TV video streaming service January 6, 2015

    Las Vegas: Dish Network took the wraps off its long-anticipated video streaming service, named Sling TV, targeted to younger consumers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions. The $20 a month service, the first from a distributor, will be available through Internet-connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Google...
  • Robots learn how to cook by watching videos on YouTube January 5, 2015

    Washington: Researchers have found a way to allow robots to learn how to cook by watching videos on YouTube. The researchers from NICTA, Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence, and the University of Maryland developed a way for teaching robots how to properly use tools by having them...
  • Twitter's upcoming video service will run videos of up to 10 minutes January 4, 2015

    Washington: Twitter has revealed more features about its native video service as part of its bigger strategy to position itself as a media platform. The Twitter Video Player will host videos of up to 10 minutes with no limit on file size, initially supporting MP4 and mov files, Techcrunch reported. There will...
  • Citizen Journalist: Best photos and videos in 2014 December 29, 2014

    In 2014, Women who broke the conspiracy of silence, turned Citizen Journalists to report abuse, harassment and injustice and sent the messages of zero tolerance from across the country and continued to upload pictures through out the year. Here is a collection of the best CJ pictures and videos of...
  • Bhim Niroula: The guy who sang the legendary song 'Sunday morning love' has a Christmas present for his fans December 26, 2014

    If you are addicted to web virals, you have at least once been forwarded a link to singer Bhim Niroula's music channel. Titled 'Give me tablet', Niroula's latest song sees him pondering about the effects of the weather on his health. ...
  • English rock band The Rolling Stones releases video to thank fans December 23, 2014

    London: English rock band The Rolling Stones have released a message to fans online.In the clip, lead singer Mick Jagger thanks fans who came to see the band play live in 2014. "We've had a fabulous time on the '14 On Fire' tour this year," he said.Guitarist Ronnie Wood then...
  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs December 21, 2014

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...
  • A.R. Rahman in Oscar race again December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for 'Million...
  • Youtube now lets Indian users watch videos offline December 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Video sharing website Youtube launched an offline viewing service to help users download videos they can watch later, to overcome handicaps posed by low bandwidth and high costs of data plans. Under the service, which went live in India, Indonesia and the Philippines on Thursday, a user can click on...
  • Beyonce's perfume 'Rise' expected to be biggest selling celebrity fragrance of 2014 December 13, 2014

    London: Singer Beyonce's 'Rise' perfume is expected to sell over 750,000 units in the UK, which will net her 1.5 million pounds, becoming the biggest selling celebrity fragrance of the year. Boy band One Direction's new perfume, 'That Moment', is second on the list, with retailer escentual.com, expecting the band's fans...
  • Ralph Baer, the 'Father of Video Games,' dies at 92 December 9, 2014

    Manchester, New Hampshire, USA: Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to Pong and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92. Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home Saturday,...
  • Watch: DD anchor whose IFFI Goa gaffe video went viral says she feels suicidal after becoming a joke on social media December 2, 2014

    The internet can be very unforgiving at times. DD anchor Aayenah Pahuja learnt it the hard way when an unedited video full of bloopers went viral on social networking sites. The video showed her referring to the Governor of Goa as Governor of India and she failed to recognise the...
  • Girls better than boys at making computer games: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Girls are more adept at making story-based computer games than their male counterparts, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Sussex in UK asked pupils at a secondary school to design and programme their own computer game using a new visual programming language that shows pupils the...
  • DD anchor's 'Governor of India' video from IFFI Goa goes viral on social media; Prasar Bharti asks officials to look into it November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After a clip featuring portions of a "clueless" live presentation by a Doordarshan anchor on the inauguration day of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) went viral on social media, Prasar Bharati has deputed a senior officer to look into the matter. The Doordarshan anchor is also seen introducing...
  • Watch: After Mumbai, a woman walks silently around Delhi for 10 hours. The infamous stereotypical Delhi men are all you'll see in the video November 24, 2014

    Delhi doesn't have the best image when it comes to women's safety. After the two viral videos of women walking around Mumbai, here comes the Delhi version. There have been attempts to prove the average Delhi man is much better than the negative image that is perceived about them.This video...
  • Watch: This guy has created a Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel parking ever. Don't you wish you had this skill? November 23, 2014

    This is one skill you wish you really had. Chinese wheelman Han Yue has broken an impossible world record of the tightest parallel parking ever. As a part of the China Drift Championship at Chongqing Olympic Park, Han slid his MINI 3 Door Hatch perfectly into a gap!Not content with...
  • Watch: Swipe right for the hilarious 'Jatinder' - the 'desi' Tinder that tells you the caste, marks and education of your prospective partners! November 23, 2014

    Tinder may be a dating app for users in the west, but we all have that one friend who is constantly looking for a perfect match to show their parents through the app. Here's an app you should recommend to everyone looking for a prospective bride/groom on Tinder -...
  • Watch: This video of a woman walking through the streets of Mumbai has a different story to tell about street harassment in the city November 23, 2014

    Remember that video of a woman walking across the streets of Mumbai for 10 hours and not getting catcalled even once? Another YouTube video has popped up that has a very different story to tell.A woman is shown silently walking in Mumbai for an hour dressed in a green skirt...
  • Amazon plans to release a new ad-supported video streaming service: Report November 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Online retailer Amazon.com will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, the Post reported. The Post did not say if the new service would be...
  • Watch: A heartbreaking video of a father singing to his critically ill newborn son when his wife tragically passed away after childbirth November 18, 2014

    A tear-jerking video of a grieving father singing to his dying newborn has gone viral on the internet. In this video, Chris Picco sings Blackbird to his son, Lennon James Picco, who was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks after Chris' wife Ashley unexpectedly and tragically passed away in...
  • Frenchman seen in Islamic State video of beheadings November 18, 2014

    London/Paris: A Frenchman is believed to have been among Islamic State jihadists appearing on a video showing the severed head of US aid worker Peter Kassig, but a British man denied earlier reports that his medical student son was there too. Sunday's announcement of Kassig's death, the fifth such killing of...