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Twitter launches Privacy Centre to host data protection info

San Francisco, Dec. 3 (IANS): Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to disseminate information about its privacy and data protection related initiatives, announcements, new privacy products and communication about ...

03 Dec 2019

Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products — Study

London, Dec. 3 (IANS): The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, researchers have warned. “Make-up products used every day by millio...

03 Dec 2019

Smart phones hotspots of cyber attacks in India — Check Point

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (IANS): If you thought only large critical infrastructure and big corporations would always bear the brunt of the rise in cyber attacks, you could not be further from the truth. In India, smart phones, the device that most people no...

01 Dec 2019

Netflix will stop working on some smart TVs from Dec. 1

San Francisco, Dec. 1 (IANS): Some Samsung smart TVs and Roku streaming devices will no longer be able to stream Netflix from December 1. “We have notified all impacted members with more information about alternative devices we support so they ...

01 Dec 2019

WhatsApp snooping: Questions on how India tackling data breach

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (IANS): The WhatsApp snooping row that involves privacy infringement of 121 Indian users out of 1,400 globally via third-party Israeli Pegasus spyware is now witnessing serious questions on the part of the government in handling suc...

01 Dec 2019

From now on, face scans for China’s mobile users

New Delhi/Beijing, Dec. 1 (IANS): Customers in China who wish to register for new mobile phone services will be required to get their faces scanned, a media report said. The regulation was due to come into effect on Sunday, the BBC reported. While si...

01 Dec 2019

Despite the Great IRS Tech, India’s Remote-Sensing Programme Remains a Downer

In the late 1990s, space agencies from around the world sought India’s remote-sensing products. However, structural and logistical aspects of the satellite fleet continue to hold it back. By Kabir Agarwal | thewire.in India launched Cartosat 3, it...

29 Nov 2019

Our Place in the Universe Will Change Dramatically in the Next 50 Years – Here’s How

By Robin Smith | The Conversation In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.” How wrong he...

29 Nov 2019

Israeli scientists develop bacteria which ‘eat’ carbon dioxide

Jerusalem, Nov. 28 (IANS): Israeli researchers have developed bacteria fed only with carbon dioxide, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in central Israel reported on Wednesday. These bacteria, which build the entire biomass of their body from th...

28 Nov 2019

India puts into orbit Cartosat-3; touches 310 foreign satellite launch-mark

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Nov. 28 (IANS):  India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 American nano satellites in a text book style. In the process, India crossed the milestone of putt...

28 Nov 2019

Android apps accessed users’ data, reveal Facebook, Twitter

San Francisco, Nov. 26 (IANS): In yet another data breach, Facebook and Twitter have admitted that data of hundreds of users was improperly accessed by some third-party apps on Google Play Store as they logged into those apps. Security researchers di...

26 Nov 2019

Cartosat-3 satellite’s launch countdown on

Chennai, Nov. 26 (IANS): The countdown for the launch of India’s advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 using the rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) is progressing smoothly, said an official of the Indian space agency. ...

26 Nov 2019

Old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes

New York, Nov. 24 (IANS): Old newspapers can be used as a low cost, eco-friendly material to grow single-walled carbon nanotubes on a large scale, says a study. Carbon nanotubes are tiny molecules with incredible physical properties that can be used ...

24 Nov 2019

How Cloud-based gaming could kill traditional consoles

New Delhi, Nov. 24 (IANS): The arrival of Cloud-based game streaming services like Apple Arcade, Google Stadia and the upcoming Microsoft XCloud is all set to change the way people play games, thus threatening the very survival of traditional gaming ...

24 Nov 2019

Obesity, smoking have negative impact on bone health — Study

New York, Nov. 24 (IANS): Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health, say researchers, adding they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the wrist, or the distal radius, among the most comm...

24 Nov 2019

Cancer patients at doubled risk of dying from stroke — Study

New York, Nov. 24 (IANS): People living with cancer are more than twice as likely to die of a stroke, compared to the general population say researchers, adding that the risk increases with time. Cancers of the breast, prostate or colorectum were the...

24 Nov 2019

Tiny devices developed to detect cancer

New York, Nov. 24 (IANS): Researchers from Duke University in the US, have created a new cancer-detecting tool, which uses tiny circuits made up of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signatures on their surface. According to the study publ...

24 Nov 2019

Shaking head to remove water from ears causes brain damage

New York, Nov. 24 (IANS): Shaking head is one of the most common methods people use to get rid of water in their ears, but it can can also cause complications as researchers have found that trapped water in the ear canals can cause infection and brai...

24 Nov 2019

Curious Kids: What would aliens be like?

Samuel Levin, University of Oxford Why do we always think that aliens would need similar life resources as we need on Earth for humans? The term “alien” means it’s unknown to us. Shouldn’t we change our thoughts about aliens? They might not n...

21 Nov 2019

Why your grandma hates wearing fitness band in the park

New York, Nov. 19 (IANS): If your grandmother does not like to wear a fitness band or a smart watch, there are deeper reasons than just being tech-savvy. According to researchers, older adults wish to remain active together in a group, not competing ...

19 Nov 2019

Soups can save you from malaria — Study

London, Nov. 19 (IANS): To fight against malaria, home made soups might help as researchers have found that some of the soup recipes have anti-malarial properties. “Malaria kills more than 400,000 people per year and infects more than 200 milli...

19 Nov 2019

Snapchat says it fact-checks all political ads

San Francisco, Nov. 19 (IANS): While Facebook faces the ire over presence of misleading and fake political ads on its platform, Snapchat has said it fact-checks all political ads and does not allow misinformation to sneak through its platform. Snapch...

19 Nov 2019

Discouraging words from robot players do hurt gamers

New Delhi, Nov. 19 (IANS): Not just from fellow participants, discouraging words coming from humanoid robots like “you are a terrible player” during the play hurt gamers the most and impair their game, reveal new research from Carnegie Me...

19 Nov 2019

Facebook quietly rolls out meme-making app ‘Whale’

San Francisco, Nov. 19 (IANS): Social media giant Facebook has quietly rolled out a meme-making app called ‘Whale’ on the Canadian App Store that may come to other markets including in India later. The app’s listing confirms that it...

19 Nov 2019

How Oracle Digital Assistant is smarter than Amazon Alexa

New Delhi, Nov. 17 (IANS): Alexa may be your perfect living room assistant, but when it comes to specific queries with particular vocabulary from enterprises, it lags behind in rich capabilities that Oracle Digital Assistant (ODA) has to offer, a top...

17 Nov 2019