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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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
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 ...
In Technology
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...
In Srilanka
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...
In Srilanka
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...
In Srilanka
April 18, 2015 7:26 am gmt |
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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera who is currently in The Netherlands leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the Global Conference on Cyberspace – 2015 (GCCS 2015) visited the Dutch Parliament on the sidelines of the conference on 15 April. The meeting at the Parliament was chaire...
In Technology
April 17, 2015 9:41 am gmt |
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Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.The archive apparently includes Sony conversations with Downing Street and with Hollywood figures. In November, the entertainment company suffered a cyber-attack weeks be...
In Technology
April 16, 2015 6:53 am gmt |
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The image reveals tantalising glimpses of this system,” Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. Charon is seen dimmer than Pluto in the image taken from a distance of 115 million km. “The contrast may be due to a difference in composition of th...
In Technology
April 15, 2015 6:33 am gmt |
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Appkettle is a smart kettle that is used to set the temperature of water and flick the kettle on using wifi. The Appkettle and its smartphone app doesn’t just let us switch the kettle on from our desk or as we walk to work, it allows us to see how much water is left and how many […]...
In Technology
April 14, 2015 4:49 am gmt |
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From smartphone apps like Siri to features like facial recognition of photos, artificial intelligence is becoming a part of everyday life. But humanity should take more care in developing artificial intelligence than with other technologies, experts say. Science and technology heavyweights Elon Musk,...