• Massive solar flare can damage communications on Earth
    10:38 AM

    New York, Aug 29 (IANS) The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported. The sun is going through an 11-year cycle which

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  • India’s Mars Orbiter completes 90 percent of its journey
    4:11 PM

    Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) India’s Mars Orbiter spacecraft has completed 90 percent of its journey to the red planet while scientists are gearing up to meet the challenge of restarting the onboard liquid fuel engine, an official said Thursday. “The spacecraft has completed 90 percent of its journey to Mars.

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  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts
    4:41 AM

    Singapore, Aug 27 (IANS) Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at

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  • ‘More US citizens censoring their views on Facebook, Twitter’
    4:41 AM

    Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) More and more US residents are censoring their views on Facebook and Twitter especially after the case of National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden and its repercussions, says Pew Research Centre here. In a survey of 1,801 people, the Pew report found that although nearly

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  • Indian-origin scientist measures rare black hole
    4:30 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A team of astronomers led by an Indian-origin astrophysicist has succeeded in accurately measuring – and thus confirming the existence of – a black hole about 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth.The universe has so many black

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  • Twitter turns favourites into retweets
    11:06 AM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Have you recently witnessed favourite tweets back in your tweet box? Some users are seeing tweets favourited by others in their timeline just like retweets.Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that have been marked as favourites by accounts they follow.Other tweets are

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  • Facebook offers free internet access to Zambians
    10:20 AM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook has launched a free app that provides limited internet access to people in the African nation Zambia who have mobile phones without data plans.Airtel customers can download the app called for access to 13 outlets, including Facebook and Wikipedia, SF Gate reported.The coalition

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  • Sonata Software net zooms 121 percent in Q1
    11:26 PM

    Bangalore, Aug 11 (IANS) IT consulting and services provider Sonata Software Ltd. Monday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs.32 crore for the first quarter (April-June) of this fiscal (2014-15), registering a whopping 121 percent growth from Rs.14.5 crore in the same period a year ago. On sequential basis, consolidated

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  • Connect with celebs with Microsoft app
    11:54 AM

    New York, Aug 11 (IANS) If you cannot get enough of what your favourite celebrities are up to, Microsoft has a new app for you. The “Snipp3t” lets you subscribe to celebrities and get personalised headlines, social media feeds and news about what the celebrity is up to. “Tap on

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  • Want to buy Sam Sung from Apple store?
    11:48 AM

    Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) Way back, Sam Sung used to work at an Apple store in Vancouver, Canada. He no longer works with Apple but his last business card is worth $80,200 at the moment. You read it right. Sam Sung is selling his last visiting card on online marketplace

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  • Secure websites to get priority in Google search
    5:08 AM

    New York, Aug 11 (IANS) Secure website connections will now get a priority in Google search results. In a blog post, the search engine has explained that websites that use secure connections (like https over http) will get a boost in rank. “For now it is only a very lightweight

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