Apple, Samsung to face each other over design patent infringement case

San Francisco: Tech giants Samsung Electronics and Apple will face each other in court over design patent infringement US federal

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

San Francisco: Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating

Google’s latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start

San Francisco: The launch of Alphabet Inc`s second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing

Modern humans lost DNA when they left Africa—but mating with Neandertals brought some back

 Today’s Asians carry some ancient African genes—but they got them from extinct Neandertals. By Ann GibbonsOct. 23, 2017 ,

NASA weighs trimming WFIRST to hold down costs

The proposed Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope NASA By Daniel CleryOct. 23, 2017 , 4:10 PM NASA will have to

These gene-edited pigs are hearty and lean—but how will they taste?

Jianguo Zhao By Kelly ServickOct. 23, 2017 , 3:00 PM “Lean” may not be the term you associate with a

The world’s first trees grew by splitting their guts

Fossilized slices of a 374-million-year-old tree reveal a hollow core surrounded by numerous bundles of woody strands called xylem (the

New York City area could soon see massive floods every 5 years

Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/New Jersey National Guard/Wikimedia Commons By Randall HymanOct. 23, 2017 , 3:00 PM This

Meet the shrew with the incredible shrinking head

Karol Zub By Giorgia GuglielmiOct. 23, 2017 , 12:00 PM A shrinking skull would be fatal to most animals, but

Micromax launches budget smartphone at Rs 999

New Delhi: Bharat2 Ultra, a budget smartphone, was introduced by domestic mobile phone maker Micromax on Monday at Rs 999

India mobile carriers rally on hopes for easier competition after Jio price rise

New Delhi: Shares in Indian wireless operators rose sharply on Monday after Reliance Industries Ltd`s Jio telecom unit increased mobile

Google investigating Pixel 2 XL display burn-in problem

San Francisco: In a grim reminder of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, now, people with review units of Google Pixel

Google refutes report of revenue sharing with news publishers

San Francisco: Refuting media reports of sharing revenue with news publishers, Google has said there is no deal lined up

WhatsApp confirms group voice calls in latest update

San Francisco: Giving its over one billion users more power to connect, WhatsApp has confirmed group voice calls in its

Chhath Puja: Now get Ghaat location on mobile with this app

The Patna administration has launched a mobile application to help devotees during Chhath Puja. Though it’s not a new app,

WhatsApp group administrators to soon become more powerful

San Francisco: The administrators on WhatsApp groups will soon be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject

Google celebrates birthday of explorer Nain Singh Rawat with special doodle

New Delhi: Google has celebrated the achievements of the 19th century Indian explorer Nain Singh Rawat, the first man to

Census Bureau puts new team in charge of 2020 U.S. count

Secreatary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, whose department includes the Census Bureau. U.S. Embassy Bangkok/Flickr (Public Domain) By Jeffrey MervisOct. 20,

In Brazil, researchers struggle to fend off deepening budget cuts

A painting of the Brazlian flag. AK Rockefeller/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) By Herton EscobarOct. 20, 2017 , 7:14 PM With

Sun’s light touch explains asteroids flying in formation behind Mars

Artist’s concept of an asteroid breaking up under the strain of its own spin. NASA/JPL-Caltech By Richard LovettOct. 20, 2017

Top stories: Vanishing insects, merging neutron stars, and why we haven’t made alien contact

(Left to right): Tim Fitzharris/Minden Pictures; NASA; SMITHGROUPJJR By Giorgia GuglielmiOct. 20, 2017 , 12:10 PM Merging neutron stars generate

Image ‘stitching’ technique lets scientists explore shipwrecks from dry land

Diparttimento di Studi Umanistici Universita Ca Foscari Venezia By Michael PriceOct. 20, 2017 , 11:30 AM Shipwrecks and other underwater

The finalists are in: Pick your winner for this year’s Dance Your Ph.D.

PeopleImages/iStockphoto By John BohannonOct. 20, 2017 , 7:00 AM With the holiday season upon us, it’s time for relatives to

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

San Francisco: Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by

Google offers $1000 to find bugs in Android apps

San Francisco: Google has launched a new bug bounty programme for security experts where the company will pay $1,000 for

Using public Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway stations? You could be vulnerable to cyber attacks

New Delhi: Next time you use WiFi hotspot or wireless internet networks at airports or railway stations, be very carefule,

This jaw bone bolsters the case for human contact with saber-toothed cats in Europe

Natural History Museum Rotterdam By Gretchen VogelOct. 19, 2017 , 3:00 PM DNA from a 28,000-year-old saber-toothed cat is shaking

Why haven’t we had alien contact? Blame icy ocean worlds

Geysers shoot from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, providing evidence for a global subsurface ocean. NASA By Adam MannOct. 19, 2017

LIGO spots merging neutron stars, scholarly questions about a new Bible museum, and why wolves are better team players than dogs

Public Domain This week we hear stories about the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory’s latest hit, why wolves are better team

Spider genes put a new spin on arachnids’ potent venoms, stunning silks, and surprising history

By Elizabeth PennisiOct. 19, 2017 , 2:00 PM For a display of nature’s diabolical inventiveness, it’s hard to beat spiders.

How gut bacteria saved ‘dirty mice’ from death

Gut microbes from wild mice help make lab mice healthier. blickwinkel/Alamy Stock Photo By Elizabeth PennisiOct. 19, 2017 , 12:00

Rand Paul takes a poke at U.S. peer review panels

Senator Rand Paul (R–KY). By Jeffrey MervisOct. 19, 2017 , 9:59 AM Senate Republicans have launched a new attack on

Google celebrates astrophysicist Chandrasekhar’s birthday with special doodle

Mumbai: Google on Thursday dedicated a special Doodle to mark the 107th birth anniversary of India-born US scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Proposal to ban EPA grantees from agency science advisory boards stirs controversy

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) By Hannah Northey, E&E News, Sean Reilly, E&E NewsOct.

NIH emails reveal divisions over renewal of gun research program

Customers examine sporting rifles at The Bullet Hole, a gun shop in Sarasota, Florida, in January 2013. BRIAN BLANCO/REUTERS By

NIH emails reveal divided factions over renewal of gun research program

Customers examine sporting rifles at The Bullet Hole, a gun shop in Sarasota, Florida, in January 2013. BRIAN BLANCO/REUTERS By

Team Trump warns Congress it will take billions more to run the 2020 census

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified last week before a House panel that oversees the 2020 census. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/AP Images

Flower petals have ‘blue halos’ to attract bees

Edwige Moyroud By Virginia MorellOct. 18, 2017 , 1:00 PM Many wild bees prefer flowers in the violet-blue range—in part

This computer program can beat humans at Go—with no human instruction

Mastering the game of Go with self-teaching artificial intelligence opens a universe of possibilities. DeepMind By Matthew HutsonOct. 18, 2017

Analysis of China’s one-child policy sparks uproar

A new controversy has erupted over estimates of how many births China’s one-child policy avoided.  IMAGINE CHINA/NEWSCOM By Mara HvistendahlOct.

Apple Watch app notification saves US man’s life

London: A man in US has claimed an Apple Watch app notification saved his life after it detected signs of

Microsoft releases Fall Creators Update for over 500 mn devices

San Francisco: After testing the latest Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” over the past six months, Microsoft has released the

Twitter plans new rules to curb violence, abuse

San Francisco: After Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced plans to act more aggressively on violence and sexual abuse, the micro-blogging

WhatsApp launches live location sharing feature

New Delhi: Instant messaging app WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that allows you to share your location in

ZTE Axon M dual-screen foldable smartphone launched

New York: Leading Chinese mobile devices provider ZTE has launched a dual-screen foldable smartphone in the US, marking another milestone

Who’s the most influential biomedical scientist? Computer program guided by artificial intelligence says it knows

Eric Lander in 2012 By Dalmeet Singh ChawlaOct. 17, 2017 , 4:20 PM Eric Lander, president and founding director of

Volcanoes may have triggered riots in ancient Egypt

Yearly flooding along the lower Nile (green swath, above) was critically important for agriculture in ancient Egypt, but a new

BSNL offers unlimited calling, data on Bharat phone for Rs 97 per month

New Delhi: State-owned telecom firm BSNL on Tuesday launched unlimited calling and a data plan for Rs 97 a month

Cyber security top concern for corporate IoT deployments: BlackBerry

Ontario: Cyber security is the top concern regarding digital technologies and processes for firms globally (63 per cent) but only

Microsoft fixes Wi-Fi protocol flaw, Google to roll out patch

San Francisco: As online users woke up to fears of losing their personal data owing to a serious flaw in

ATM malware has evolved to attack corporate network of banks

Bengaluru: ATM malware has evolved from requiring physical access to infect the machines to now successfully attacking network-based access using

Diwali 2017: Five tips to start your new online business

Diwali is a great time to start your new online business or to take your existing business online. So what

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft Corp`s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking

Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app tbh

San Francisco: Facebook has acquired `tbh`, an anonymous polling app for teenagers which has over 5 million downloads and 2.5

Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?

SMITHGROUPJJR By Lizzie WadeOct. 16, 2017 , 4:37 PM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Next month, a lavish museum will open its doors here,

Gun waiting periods could save hundreds of lives a year, study says

In states with a mandated waiting period between a gun’s purchase and delivery, there are 17% fewer gun homicides. REUTERS/Jim

Why wolves are better team players than dogs

Timber wolves proved more cooperative than dogs in a food acquisition test.  Tim Fitzharris/Minden Pictures By Elizabeth PennisiOct. 16, 2017

Trump’s UNESCO exit draws critics, but will have little immediate impact

UNESCO headquarters in Paris UNESCO By Tania RabesandratanaOct. 16, 2017 , 1:45 PM To the dismay of many researchers, the

Merging neutron stars generate gravitational waves and a celestial light show

[embedded content] By Adrian ChoOct. 16, 2017 , 10:00 AM Four times in the past two years, physicists working with

Microsoft to rejig Outlook designs for Mac, Windows

San Francisco: In a major design overhaul of Outlook for Mac and Windows, Microsoft is reportedly working to bring changes

Bharti Airtel opens Online Store, offers iPhone 7 at Rs 7,777 down payment

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Monday launched its Online Store that will offer a line-up of premium smartphones with affordable

Bharti Airtel opens Online Store, offers iPhone 7 at Rs 7,777 down

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Monday launched its Online Store that will offer a line-up of premium smartphones with affordable

Five apps to keep you relaxed and stress-free this Diwali

New Delhi: Diwali is here! and so is the stress.Striking a work-life balance is all the more difficult during this

WhatsApp for Android beta version brings major updates

San Francisco: The newest Beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a

Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2017: Check out blockbuster offers on mobiles

New Delhi: Flipkart’s much awaited ‘Big Diwali Sale ‘ sale started on Saturday. The 4-day sale will end by October

Twitter posts tone can help predict likely match winner

London: Twitter activity during football matches can help predict the result of the tie when combined with betting market prices,

Now, Moto G5S in ‘midnight blue’ colour

New Delhi: Lenovo-owned Motorola on Saturday launched the Moto G5S “special edition” in a midnight blue colour variant at Rs

iOS 11 users cannot secretly record ‘Snaps’ anymore

San Francisco: Popular photo-sharing app Snapchat has started notifying the user every time someone uses the “Screen Recording” feature to

Gartner names Adobe leader in digital marketing analytics

San Francisco: Adobe Systems Incorporated has been named a leader in Gartner`s “Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Analytics” research report

Feeling hungry? Now order food with Facebook

San Francisco: Ordering food online is cumbersome as you have to switch between several apps to get your favourite meal.

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

Qualcomm Inc confirmed an earlier report that the chipmaker had filed lawsuits in China, seeking to halt the manufacture and

Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2017: Check out mobile blockbuster offers

New Delhi: Flipkart’s much awaited ‘Big Diwali Sale ‘ sale started on Saturday. The 4-day sale will end by October

Nomination of climate skeptic to head White House environmental office draws strong reactions

President Trump nominated Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the Council on Environmental Quality. Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY SA) By Hannah

Brain scans show dogs learn when sleeping—just like people

Zsófia Bognár By Virginia MorellOct. 13, 2017 , 6:05 PM Dog owners often wonder what—if anything—is going on when their

Can you trust that person on the phone? These clues may give them away

Are you trustworthy? The person you call knows as soon as you say “hello.” By Virginia MorellOct. 13, 2017 ,

Top stories: A deadly plague epidemic, the evolution of skin color, and thrice-domesticated rice


German researchers resign from Elsevier journals in push for nationwide open access

The reading hall at the central library of the Humboldt University in Berlin. By Gretchen VogelOct. 13, 2017 , 3:30

Xiaomi India partners with ZestMoney for cardless EMI

Bengaluru: Xiaomi India on Friday announced a partnership with ZestMoney that will enable customers to buy Xiaomi products on EMI,

Take measures to fix cyber security gaps: Irdai to insurers

New Delhi: Regulator Irdai has asked insurers to take immediate steps to identify and fix security gaps in information and

Facebook blocks researcher from viewing Russian ads

San Francisco: Keeping up with its promise to help the US Congress to probe misinformation spread on its platform via

Amazon, Microsoft launch deep learning platform

San Francisco: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source and deep learning interface `Gluon`

Honor 9i: A first with 4 cameras, edge-to-edge display

New Delhi: While some of us were thinking smartphone innovation is slowly running out of steam, Huawei has debuted “Honor

Google commits $1 bn to prepare modern workforce

San Francisco: India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged $1 billion in new initiatives to prepare people for the next

A Hail Mary for the disappearing vaquita

Captured vaquitas will be housed in a sea pen until a sanctuary is set up. Flip Nicklin/Minden Pictures/National Geographic Creative

Evolution of skin color, taming rice thrice, and peering into baby brains

Danny Chapman/Flickr This week we hear stories about a new brain imaging technique for newborns, recently uncovered evidence on rice

Science’s newest skin job: a robot that can change its texture on the fly

[embedded content] By Matthew HutsonOct. 12, 2017 , 2:00 PM Most robots stick out in nature like a sore thumbdrive.

Astronomers map Milky Way’s most distant outpost

[embedded content] By Joshua SokolOct. 12, 2017 , 2:00 PM In the mid–19th century, William Parsons, an astronomer and Ireland’s

Did early Easter Islanders sail to South America before Europeans?

Polynesians settled Easter Island and built its famous moai sculptures. Grafissimo By Lizzie WadeOct. 12, 2017 , 12:31 PM

Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?

DNA was analyzed from a partial skeleton of a 40,000-year-old human found at Tianyuan Cave. Haowen Tong By Ann GibbonsOct.

LG to open Europe’s biggest car battery factory next year

Warsaw: South Korea`s LG Chem will open Europe`s largest lithium-ion battery factory in Poland next year as the region`s auto

AccuWeather’s Barry Myers nominated to lead NOAA

Barry Myers, the CEO of AccuWeather, has been nominated to lead the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), AP

Motilal Oswal, MMTC-PAMP launch digital gold service

Mumbai: A subsidiary of brokerage Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFS) and MMTC-PAMP India, the biggest refiner in the country,

Apple working on foldable iPhone with LG Display

Seoul: As Samsung plans to launch a bendable smartphone “Galaxy X” in 2018, Apple has reportedly begun work on a

Global IoT market to hit $1.29 trillion by 2020: Report

New Delhi: With the emergence of digital economy, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market spend will grow from $625.2

Google India launches new AdWords features

New Delhi: Aiming to help advertisers reach customers in a better way, Google India on Thursday launched new AdWords features

Reliance Jio Diwali offer: Get full cashback on recharge of Rs 399

New Delhi: Reliance Jio has come up with a Diwali offer for its subscribers. Under the Diwali offer, Jio is

Facebook, Instagram back after brief global outage

London: The services of Facebook and Instagram were restored after the social media platforms went down reportedly due to a

Amazon launches waterproof Kindle Oasis for Rs 21,999

Bengaluru: Amazon on Thursday launched its most advanced e-book reader `Kindle Oasis` that features company`s highest-resolution `Paperwhite Display` and is

Facebook to launch new virtual reality headset, Oculus Go

San Jose, Calif: Facebook Inc plans to release a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer

Why the word ‘vaccine’ is probably all wrong

A. Nitsche et al., The New England Journal of Medicine (11 October 2017) © 2017 Massachusetts Medical Society By Kai

Ultrasonic probe could detect stroke, brain damage in young babies

Some newborns are at risk of seizures and abnormal brain activity. ISTOCK.COM/STOCKSTUDIOX By Emily UnderwoodOct. 11, 2017 , 2:00 PM

NSF drops preproposals, deadlines for biologists seeking funding

The National Science Foundation supports work on mapping the maize genome. JEFFREY ROSS-IBARRA/UC DAVIS By Jeffrey MervisOct. 11, 2017 ,

Astronomers spot first ring around a distant dwarf planet

IAA-CSIC/UHU By Sid PerkinsOct. 11, 2017 , 1:00 PM Astronomers have spotted a planetary ring in the outer reaches of

Microsoft, Apple among companies urging US Supreme Court to weigh gay workers’ rights

New Delhi: Dozens of companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Viacom Inc have asked the U.S.

Living on land led to bumper crop of out-of-the-blue evolutionary innovations

Manatees and seagrass brought some of land’s evolutionary advances into the sea.  AURORA PHOTOS/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO By Elizabeth PennisiOct. 11,

Fujifilm ‘X-E3’ mirrorless camera launched in India

New Delhi: Expanding its X Series range of premium mirrorless digital cameras, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd on Wednesday launched FUJIFILM

New 4G phones may be Airtel’s answer to Reliance Jio Phone

The company said the price for the smartphone would be cut by about 60 percent to 1,399 rupees ($21.45) and

OnePlus accused of collecting user data without consent

New Delhi: The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has allegedly been accused of collecting information of users without their consent from

Email users at highest risk of cyber threats

New Delhi: Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware,

Microsoft to bring digital assistant Cortana in Skype

San Francisco: Microsoft is introducing an update for its Skype chat app that will have built-in support for its digital

Twitter launches Happening Now feature for new users

San Francisco: Twitter has launched a new feature called “Happening Now” that will showcase newcomers on its platform tweets about

WhatsApp flaw lets hackers know when you fall asleep

San Francisco: Your Whatsapp online status can help hackers figure out who you are talking to and when you go

The big city is safer than the country, at least if you’re a goose

Geese living in Chicago, Illinois, were twice as likely to survive the winter if they stayed in the city. Planetpix/Alamy

Bruno Latour, a veteran of the ‘science wars,’ has a new mission

“There was some juvenile enthusiasm in my style,” Latour says.  ULI DECK/PICTURE-ALLIANCE/DPA/AP IMAGES By Jop de VriezeOct. 10, 2017 ,

Astronomers say they’ve found many of the universe’s missing atoms

Supercomputer simulations model how galaxies and galactic clusters grow in long filamentary structures known as the cosmic web. ANDREW PONTZEN

Scientists uncover source of Old Faithful’s hot water supply

By Tim AppenzellerOct. 10, 2017 , 12:30 PM If only humanmade plumbing were as reliable as Old Faithful’s. Every 90

Survey finds global leaders embrace AI & tech, while still investing in human capital

New Delhi: MIT Technology Review on Tuesday launched the report of its latest global survey “Getting to Iconic: How world-leading brands

Xiaomi ups premium play in India handset market with Mi Mix 2

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has forayed into the premium handset market in India, a segment dominated by Samsung

Watch the human genome fold itself in four dimensions

[embedded content] By Elizabeth PennisiOct. 10, 2017 , 9:00 AM Each human cell nucleus is packed with 2 meters of

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 launched in India at Rs Rs 17,990

New Delhi: While the tablet shipments continue to dip in India, Samsung on Tuesday said the company is bullish on

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 launched in India at Rs 35,999

New Delhi: Calling it an amalgamation of art and technology, Xiaomi India on Tuesday launched Mi Mix 2 that will

Acer Nitro 5 Spin gaming notebook now in India

Bengaluru: Taiwanese electronics giant Acer on Tuesday expanded its Nitro gaming series by introducing a new convertible gaming laptop “Nitro

Reliance Jio users can get unlimited data at recharge of Rs 149

New Delhi: Even as Reliance Jio is tapping all segments of the customber base, the company is doing everything to

Google Doodle celebrates 156th birthday of Fridtjof Nansen

New Delhi: Online search giant Google is celebrating the 156th birthday of legendary adventurer Fridtjof Nansen with a special doodle.

Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

Tugboats prepare to tow an experimental floating wind turbine to sea in July 2017, part of Statoil’s Hywind project off

Deadly plague epidemic rages in Madagascar

A bubonic plage outbreak has hit Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital city, shown here in 2010. Rafael Medina/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) By Leslie

Explosions on the sun’s surface explain its extremely hot outermost layers

By Katherine KorneiOct. 9, 2017 , 11:00 AM This summer’s total solar eclipse revealed rare views of the sun’s corona,

Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail

Washington: Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search

Pioneer of ‘nudge’ science and explorer of irrational decisions earns economics Nobel

By Adrian ChoOct. 9, 2017 , 6:00 AM KAY NIETFELD/PICTURE-ALLIANCE/DPA/AP IMAGES Suppose you’re carrying thousands of dollars of debt on

OnePlus 5T with edge-to-edge display to come in November: Report

Beijing: Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is reportedly gearing up to release OnePlus 5T in November this year. The biggest upgrade

Windows phones dead, Microsoft finally admits

San Francisco: After struggling to sell Windows smartphones for quite some time as Google`s Android and Apple iOS Operating Systems

Trak N Tell launches open platform GPS tracking device

New Delhi: Domestic vehicle telematics technology startup Trak N Tell on Monday launched open platform GPS tracking device “Trakpod” at

50% of TV viewing in 2020 to go mobile: Ericsson

New Delhi: Half of all TV and video viewing in 2020 will take place on mobile screens — tablets, smartphones

HP Pavilion Power notebook unveiled at Rs 77,999

IANS| Last Updated: Monday, October 9, 2017 – 13:15 Pic Courtesy: @HPPhilippines/Twitter New Delhi: HP Inc on Monday introduced `Pavilion

Idea Cellular tops Trai’s 4G upload speed rankings in Sep

New Delhi: Idea Cellular on Sunday said it achieved the highest 4G upload speed in September citing data compiled by

All-touch BlackBerry ‘Motion’ with 4,000 mAh battery launched

IANS| Last Updated: Monday, October 9, 2017 – 12:23 Pic Courtesy: @AndroidAuth/Twitter Dubai: China-based TCL Communication has officially launched BlackBerry

Paying ransom will make you hackers’ preferred future target: McAfee

New Delhi: As cyber attacks grow exponentially, meeting hackers` demands is not a guarantee that you won`t be hit again,

For Musk, Google’s ‘Clips’ camera doesn’t ‘seem’ innocent

San Francisco: Google`s artificial intelligence (AI)-based “Clips” camera has not impressed Tesla founder Elon Musk, a famed critic of AI.

MobiKwik to spend Rs 80 crore on marketing, promotion in 6 months

New Delhi: Digital payments firm MobiKwik plans to invest Rs 60-80 crore on marketing and promotions in the next six

Facebook to make ad scrutiny more stringent

San Francisco: After facing flak for enabling advertisers to reach “Jew haters” and the presence of Russia-linked ads on its

AOL to shut AIM Messenger after 2 decades

San Francisco: Online service provider AOL on Friday said it will shut its pioneering AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) on December

‘WhatsApp Business’ to be introduced as standalone app

San Francisco: The much talked-about WhatsApp for business application is being tested by a private group of testers and the

Google Pixel 2 turns on ‘DND’ mode while driving

San Francisco: The recently launched second-generation Google Pixel smartphones have an interesting sensor-based feature buried in the software which can

Alphabet to provide cellular connectivity in Puerto Rico via 30 balloons

San Francisco: A week after a tweet from engineers of Google`s parent company Alphabet Inc indicating their plan to bring

Apple ‘looking into’ iPhone 8 batteries swelling

San Francisco: In what reminds us about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year, there have been at least

Publishers take ResearchGate to court, alleging massive copyright infringement

By Dalmeet Singh ChawlaOct. 6, 2017 , 5:47 PM Scholarly publishing giants Elsevier and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have

Uganda removes key hurdle to GM crops

Hauling bananas to market in Kisoro, Uganda. ANDREY GUDKOV/Alamy Stock Photo By Christopher BendanaOct. 6, 2017 , 4:14 PM KAMPALA—Biotech

Top stories: Science Nobels, a giant insect back from the dead, and how Neandertal DNA makes you fat


Disturbing allegations of sexual harassment in Antarctica leveled at noted scientist

By Meredith WadmanOct. 6, 2017 , 12:45 PM Editor’s note: This article includes crude language and disturbing details. Boston University

Mantis shrimp brain contains memory and learning centers found only in insects


Uber’s iOS app allowed it to copy iPhone screen: Report

San Francisco: Apple allowed ride-hailing service Uber to use a tool that could record a users iPhone screen, security researchers

Waves that drive global weather patterns finally explained, thanks to inspiration from bagel-shaped quantum matter

The ocean waves that help drive climate cycles like El Niño (reflected here by the warm eastern Pacific Ocean temperatures

Putting rescue robots to the test, an ancient Scottish village buried in sand, and why costly drugs may have more side effects

Chris Burns/Science This week we hear stories about putting rescue bots to the test after the Mexico earthquake, why a

Is your Neandertal DNA making your belly fat? Ancient genome offers clues

Researchers sequenced the genome of a 50,000-year-old Neandertal found in Vindija Cave, Croatia. TOMISLAV KRANJCIC/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS By Ann GibbonsOct. 5,

Is your Neandertal DNA making your belly fat?

Researchers sequenced the genome of a 50,000-year-old Neandertal found in Vindija Cave, Croatia. TOMISLAV KRANJCIC/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS By Ann GibbonsOct. 5,

Pricier meds mean worse side effects, thanks to ‘nocebo’ effect

[embedded content] By Michael PriceOct. 5, 2017 , 2:00 PM Expensive medications tend to make us feel better, even when

Facebook `context` button is latest effort to fight fake news

Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new “button” to allow users to get more context about a news source,

Does your state get its fair share of federal research dollars?

Representative Bill Foster (D–IL) wants to change how federal research agencies decide which states are “have nots” when it comes

This giant Australian insect is still alive, despite being declared extinct nearly a century ago

By Giorgia GuglielmiOct. 5, 2017 , 12:00 PM Sometimes they come back. Once declared extinct, Lord Howe Island stick insects

How this popular pet store bird got its sky-blue hue

By Kai KupferschmidtOct. 5, 2017 , 12:00 PM Blue budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus, second from the left) may be common in

Why does this famous protector of trees now want to cut some down?

Jerry Franklin became known for his role in protecting old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest, such as this one

YouTube launches India’s first pop-up Space in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: To support the growing community of independent YouTube creators, YouTube on Thursday unveiled its first pop-up YouTube Space in

Netflix increases monthly subscription fees for two plans

Netflix Inc has raised the monthly subscription fees for two out of its three main US plans by $1 and

How Google Pixel 2 can threaten Apple, Samsung in premium segment

New Delhi: Google`s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai is a big fan of artificial intelligence (AI). No doubt these are early

Bezel-less Honor9i with four cameras in India for Rs 17,999

Panaji: Huawei`s sub-brand Honor on Thursday launched Honor 9i smartphone with four cameras and bezel-less display — the industry`s first

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL to be available in India from November

San Francisco/New Delhi: Betting big on the best combination of artificial intelligence (AI), software and hardware, Google on Wednesday launched

Facebook, Twitter to testify before US Congress, Google mum

San Francisco: Facebook and Twitter will appear before US Congress to testify into Russian interference during the 2016 US presidential

AI-powered Google Pixel 2 comes to India in November

San Francisco: Betting big on artificial intelligence (AI), software and hardware, Google has launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Flipkart’s Festive Dhamaka Days sale: Here are attractive deals

New Delhi: Flipkart’s ‘Festive Dhamaka Days’ sale has started from Thursday. The sale will end by October 8. ‘Festive Dhamaka

Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Wednesday unveiled newly designed versions of its Pixel smartphone, the highlight of a refreshed line of