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May 27, 2015 7:00 am gmt |
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The damages to crops will be directly assessed through Satellites with GPS technology enabling them to expeditiously pay compensations to the farmers for the damages, the Director General of Agriculture Insurance Board Panduka Weerasinghe said. Weerasinghe said that World Bank assistance will be obta...
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May 27, 2015 6:18 am gmt |
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Google’s engineers have floated the idea of making Internet-connected teddy bears that will have the ability to control gadgets and devices in the home. The robot would be an “anthropomorphic device” which could take the form a “doll or toy that resembles a human, an animal, a...
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May 27, 2015 5:53 am gmt |
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Saudi Arabia could be next to use new technology to get at currently trapped gigantic reserves of oil and gas. A small pilot project about to get under way is the energy market equivalent of a moonshot, but it could allow a Saudi fracking boom to move one step closer to reality. All over the [&hellip...
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May 27, 2015 5:25 am gmt |
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Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, in an all-stock deal that would value the company at over $1 billion. Those discussions, which have been pushed by Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, have been taking pla...
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May 26, 2015 10:47 am gmt |
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The Mahindra & Mahindra today (Tuesday) unveiled an updated version of its sports utility vehicle XUV 500, with its price starting at nearly 1.1 million rupees (USD 17,628). It is one of the largest selling Sports Utility Vehicle in India, which was initially launched in 2011. Mahindra & Mahi...
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May 26, 2015 8:33 am gmt |
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Business Secretary Sajid Javid urged phone provider O2 to “sort it out” after a flood of complaints from people who had lost the signal on their mobile telephones. He tweeted “No signal @O2. Please sort it out” as frustrated customers went online to claim they have had no serv...
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May 26, 2015 6:11 am gmt |
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Apple has promoted British designer Jony Ive to the role of chief design officer at the world’s most valuable company, according to reports. Sir Jonathan previously held the role of senior vice president of design and helped design of some of the tech giant’s most popular gadgets. He was ...
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May 25, 2015 7:37 am gmt |
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Amazon.com Inc has started booking revenue from retail sales in individual European countries, instead of channeling all sales through low-tax Luxembourg. The change was made effective May 1, a company spokesman told. Amazon said it had started preparing to diversify its retail sales structure two ye...
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May 25, 2015 7:21 am gmt |
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The Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to provide free Wi-Fi Internet to city residents on the basis of limited data usage instead of setting a time limit. Indian Government plans to make free Wi-Fi functional by February of next year. Free Wi-Fi in Delhi was among the prominent pre- poll promise...
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May 25, 2015 6:47 am gmt |
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The Walt Disney Co. is about to get a lot more wearable. The company is forging ahead with expanding its $1 billion MyMagic+ program, which features smart wristbands that allow visitors to unlock hotel room doors, enter Disney theme parks, pay for food and merchandise, and book ride times, among othe...
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May 24, 2015 10:51 am gmt |
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BlackBerry says it’s laying off an unspecified number of employees across its global operations as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones. The Waterloo, Ont.-based Company said the job cuts will affect people who made the hardware, software and applications fo...
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May 24, 2015 10:27 am gmt |
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Google’s R&D team has looked into making internet-connected toys that control smart home appliances. The firm has published a patent that describes devices that would turn their heads towards users and listen to what they were saying, before sending commands to remote computer servers. The ...
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May 23, 2015 5:52 am gmt |
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The Bank of England has confirmed it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it “inadvertently” sent details of its work to a national newspaper. A senior official sent an email about its confidential project on the issue to an editor at the Guardian newspaper. A...
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May 22, 2015 9:18 am gmt |
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For years women have been a minority in the high-tech world of Silicon Valley. Geeky, laddish culture has come to dominate. But the voice provided by social media, books by high-powered women in tech, and the realization that it is bad business to discriminate against half of the world’s bigges...
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May 22, 2015 9:14 am gmt |
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Japan’s largest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo will begin selling the world’s first iris recognizing smartphone later this month. The smartphone called Arrows NX F-04G is manufactured by Japanese technology company Fujitsu Ltd and has a system called ‘Iris Passport’, which allow us...