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  • Tweeting can help women cope with sexism: Study 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    Toronto: Tweeting publicly about sexism could improve a woman's wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel can make a difference, a new study suggests. The study examined whether using Twitter to respond to sexism could be done in a public way without any...
  • A new app that provides real-time sun protection advice 3 hours 26 minutes ago

    Washington: A smartphone app that provides personalised, real-time sun protection advice can improve some sun protection behaviour, according to a new study. The app provides sun-protection advice based on UV Index forecasts and personal information from the users, as well as alerts to apply or reapply sunscreen. The Solar Cell app was...
  • Here's how voice calls on messaging apps can open new revenue stream for mobile companies 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With mobile operators getting wary about messaging apps eating into their voice call earnings, Hike messenger says such services in fact can open a new 'fat revenue stream' for the full-fledged telecom firms. Incidentally, Hike is run by Kavin Mittal, son of telecom czar Sunil Mittal, and is a...
  • Mobiles, tablets account for 22 per cent of online transactions: Study 4 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Online shoppers are increasingly using smart devices to shop online with mobile phones and tablets accounting for 22 per cent of the transactions, a study has said. "Mobile and tablets account for 32 per cent of visits and 22 per cent of transactions on the website and the average...
  • Game reviews: A new life for old video games 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: For some video games, what's old is new again. Following last year's re-release of "Halo 2," "The Last of Us" and "Grand Theft Auto V," several other titles - and one hand-held device - are receiving similar resurrections in 2015. A look at recent revivals: - "Grim Fandango Remastered": The...
  • Maximum phone billing disputes are against Vodafone, Idea, Tata, BSNL: TRAI 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Customers of Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices and BSNL in some circles have reported maximum discrepancies in their phone bills, according to a latest report by telecom regulator TRAI. As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) guideline, not more than 0.1 per cent of the total bills...
  • NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture 21 hours 51 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts. The SMAP observatory -- short for Soil Moisture Active Passive -- blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta...
  • Now, you can pack your apartment in a box! Yesterday

    Ever imagined your apartment being squeezed into a small box? This may become eminently possible, as architects have created a cube that can turn into a whole apartment, complete with a bed, kitchen and bathroom. Designer Luca Nichetto and developers at Urban Capital unveiled the clever compact cube, or the standalone...
  • Zomato acquires Turkey's restaurant search service Mekanist Yesterday

    New Delhi: Online restaurant search platform Zomato has acquired Turkey's popular eatery search service Mekanist, a company statement said. Zomato's restaurant coverage will increase from about 27,500 restaurants in Istanbul and Ankara to more than 50,000 restaurants across Turkey. "Mekanist has established itself as one of the heavyweights in the online restaurant...
  • Learning Chinese language is now as easy as playing video games. Here's how Yesterday

    Hong Kong: Philipp Mattheis knew his gaming app was addictive when he realised he kept checking his phone - hooked by the brightly-coloured reminders telling him to play again or risk falling from the triple-figure level he had reached. Yet gripping the German journalist's attention was not Candy Crush, but one...
  • Microsoft launches Outlook app for rival Android, iOS Yesterday

    Washington: Microsoft launched an Outlook app for rival handsets running on Apple's iOS and Google's Android, ramping up its software services efforts. The move will allow users of iPhones, iPads and Android-powered smartphones and tablets to more easily access the email service popular with many businesses. "The new Outlook app brings together...
  • Nickelodeon to launch stand-alone streaming service this year Yesterday

    New York: Nickelodeon, the children's cable channel known for "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer," will launch an online streaming video channel this year, parent company Viacom said Thursday. The announcement is the latest by a media group to connect directly with consumers without a cable or satellite subscription, and follows...
  • BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software Yesterday

    Frankfurt: German luxury carmaker BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles, it said. BMW said officials at German motorist association ADAC had identified the problem, which affected cars equipped with the company's ConnectedDrive...
  • Battle of the big phones: How Samsung is losing its crown 2 days ago

    Seoul: Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. The South Korean company said Thursday its October-December profit sank, with an improvement in its semiconductor business insufficient to mask its mobile problems. It was in China, the world's...
  • Porn addicts more likely to have unsafe sex, multiple sexual partners: Study 2 days ago

    Sydney: In a study involving college students, Australian researchers have linked porn addiction with increased sexual risk such as unsafe practices and more sexual partners. In an article titled 'Association Between Pornography Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adult Consumers: A Systematic Review,' the team from University of Sydney and Curtin...
  • Q&A: Xiaomi India head Manu Jain on the company's future plans for India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Xiaomi, which has till now launched smartphones (along with a couple of accessories) in India, is now planning to diversifying its product portfolio in the country. On the sidelines of the Mi 4 India launch event in New Delhi, Xiaomi India head Manu Jain spoke to IBNLive regarding...
  • US Federal Trade Commission settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator 2 days ago

    Washington: The Federal Trade Commission has settled a case against a man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website, which posted nude pictures of women without their consent. The FTC says Craig Brittain of Colorado Springs, Colorado, ran the website isanybodydown.com, which is no longer operational. The site included the woman's...
  • Facebook Place Tips: Facebook adds 'tips' about places in potential Yelp challenge 2 days ago

    San Francisco Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp. "Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you're at," Facebook product manager Mike LeBeau said of...
  • Google misses earnings targets again, frustrates investors 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of Google's...
  • A dramatic shift is underway in the global smartphone market 2 days ago

    San Francisco: The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fuelled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones. Apple set the standard for modern smartphones when it released the first iPhone...
  • People are emotionally attached to their smartphones: Study 3 days ago

    London: People are not just dependent on their smartphones they are emotionally attached to them as well, a new study suggests. Gisli Thorsteinsson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and Tom Page of Loughborough University, UK, said today it is considered the norm for people to repeatedly and distractedly to...
  • Large amount of videos on YouTube makes it tough to identify all terror related content: Google 3 days ago

    Brussels: Internet giant Google has said that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist propaganda and hostage footage. Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding said that about 300 hours of video...
  • Xiaomi plans to sell smartphones through its own online store Mi.com in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi will start selling smartphones in India later this year through its own portal as it looks to beef up its presence in one of the world's fastest growing devices market. Xiaomi, which currently sells devices in India through homegrown eCommerce major Flipkart, will...
  • Samsung close to losing its global smartphone leader crown to Apple 3 days ago

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posting a plunge in quarterly mobile earnings on Thursday, a day after rival Apple reported the biggest profit in corporate history. The South Korean giant said earnings from smartphones and other mobile gadgets dropped 64 per cent...
  • Microsoft gives away Word, Excel, PowerPoint apps for free for Android tablets 3 days ago

    Seattle: Microsoft made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software. It also released an app for its popular Outlook email program to run on Apple's...
  • Motorola sells 3 million devices in India; aims to set up service centres, service vans 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the response to its smartphones and the company's growth last year, Motorola India has more aggressive plans for the Indian market this year. Motorola, which has only been concentrating on devices since it re-entered the Indian market, is now aiming to focus on service needs of consumers,...
  • Laser co-creator and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes dies at 99 3 days ago

    Berkeley: Charles H Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionise everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Townes had been in poor health before his death on the way to an Oakland hospital Tuesday, officials at the University of California, Berkeley, said. "Charlie...
  • Amazon WorkMail: Amazon announces email service; challenges Google, Microsoft 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Amazon.com accelerated its efforts to win over corporate clients on Wednesday by announcing an email and scheduling service that will compete with Microsoft and Google. The service, dubbed WorkMail, will launch in the second quarter and has been developed by the company's cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services (AWS)....