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April 30, 2015 9:20 am gmt |
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 According to the  images released yesterday (Wednesday) show that NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap. With 60 million miles (97 million km) left to go before its July 14, 2015, encounter, New Horizons already...
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April 30, 2015 9:20 am gmt |
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Microsoft Corp announced yesterday (Wednesday) that it is making easier for apps written for rival Google Inc’s Android and Apple Inc’s iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices. According to the technology giant, it aims to empower i...
In Business
April 29, 2015 5:23 am gmt |
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Samsung had a very rough start to the year, but the company isn’t worried — after all, it’s got the Galaxy S6. The South Korean electronics giant reported Wednesday that net income tumbled 39% to 4.63 trillion won ($4.3 billion) in the quarter ended March compared to a year ago, whi...
In Technology
April 28, 2015 12:38 pm gmt |
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Apple Inc beat Wall Street’s revenue by selling more iPhones in China than the US for the first time. Apple’s iPhone sales in China soared, increasing its revenue in the country 71% to $16.8 billion, although that was helped by gift-buying for Chinese New Year. A strategy professor of Cal...
In Business
April 27, 2015 11:41 am gmt |
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Nokia has no plans to re-enter the smartphone market after all. The Finnish giant released an official statement, which denied recent rumours that suggested the opposite. Here is the full text of Nokia’s short statement: “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an inte...
In Business
April 26, 2015 10:27 am gmt |
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Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed “Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets”, will come installed with eithe...
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April 25, 2015 10:40 am gmt |
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Ellen Pao, the woman who took a Silicon Valley firm to court over sexism claims and lost, has been asked to pay legal costs of nearly $1m (£660,000). Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has said it will waive these costs if former employee Ms Pao does not appeal against the jury’s decision. Ms...
In America
April 24, 2015 6:36 am gmt |
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Google continues to market a smartphone application that lets lawbreakers to know the accurate location of police officers in the field. Google’s executives won’t even discuss the subject with organizations representing law enforcement. Google’s popular real-time traffic app, Waze, uses GPS navigatio...
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April 24, 2015 6:31 am gmt |
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Google Inc reported higher quarterly revenue and profit as rising online ad volume offset a hit from the strong dollar, sending the Internet Company’s shares higher in after-hours trading. Shares of the world’s No. 1 Internet search engine rose after the results were released, climbing 3.5 perc...
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April 22, 2015 12:09 pm gmt |
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Scientists have confirmed the existence of what one said might be “the largest individual structure ever found by humanity” — a supervoid in space with far fewer galaxies than is usual. The confirmation shows that traditional models of physics can explain what has long been known to...
In Technology
April 22, 2015 11:05 am gmt |
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A humanoid robot named Han, reacts as the controller commands it via a mobile phone to make a facial expression during the Global Sources spring electronics show in Hong Kong April 18, 2015. According to the developer of this humanoid robot Hanson Robotics, the robot’s skin is made out of a material ...
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April 22, 2015 6:41 am gmt |
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The ride-sharing firm, Uber is being taken to court over allegations that its drivers are discriminating against people with visual impairment! The National Federation for the Blind of California is one of those bringing the case which cites at least 40 instances where drivers have refused to carry g...
In Technology
April 20, 2015 8:12 am gmt |
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e-Waste for short means the waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This term is used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded appliances using electricity. It includes computers, consumer electronics, fridges etc which have been disposed of by their original users. e-Waste contains both valua...
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April 19, 2015 4:42 am gmt |
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Research led by Professor Gehan Amaratunga from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, have explained one of the ambiguities of electromagnetism. In new experimental data published in the April 2015 issue of the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers have propositioned that...
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April 18, 2015 10:26 am gmt |
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Let’s face it, almost all automobile crashes are caused by human error. But what if there were a way to predict driving mistakes right before they happen? That’s the promise of new technology under development by researchers at Cornell and Stanford universities. While many cars already ha...