TECH
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Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments.

4G major driver of data traffic in 2016: Report

In metros alone, where the majority of 4G deployments have taken place, the contribution of 4G to data traffic was 26 per cent.

Hackers threaten to wipe data from millions of iPhones, Apple denies any breach

The hackers, who call themselves 'Turkish Crime Family', claim to have access to nearly 559 million Apple email and iCloud accounts.

Android gets a new flavour - Android O

The Android O preview can be used and tried by developers on Google's Nexus 5x,6P and Pixel phones and Pixel C tablet, and will be made available to the public later.

HEALTH

Novel blood test may help detect cancer early

A series of proteins in blood plasma when elevated, signify that the patient has cancer.

Obese teenagers more at risk of liver disease

Male teenagers who are obese could run a higher risk of developing severe liver disease.

Hepatitis drug shows promise to help cut Ebola death rate

Interferon beta-1a treatment was provided to Ebola-stricken patients.

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Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline: Research

For study, the team followed a group of nearly 500 patients with existing cardiovascular disease for more than two decades and assessed their insulin resistance with the homeostasis model assessment.

Travel
Flores Island harbour;

A heady bali high in Bajo

Then at the Tree Top Bar, which he runs with his son Mathews near the Labuan Bajo harbour, there is always some reason to be raucous.

Mauritius plans flights to Kolkata and Hyderabad

Mauritius plans to connect Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Steeped in luxury, Dubai will awe you in more ways than you can think of

There is something very extraordinary about this city.

Food

Reviewing the Review

Outlets will often pay extra attention to the journo/blogger.

The magical minister of crab

His Colombo restaurants featuring in Asia’s Top 50 list.

Goût de France: French food festival returns to Delhi

The third edition of the 'Goût de France' international culinary event is all set.

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Savour sub-continental food at Hilton Chennai 

Hilton Chennai's Ayna restaurant is hosting an "India-Beyond Borders" food festival with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Books
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh (File | PTI)

Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography: Khushwant Singh

Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself.

Vikram Bhatt turns novelist, explores intense romance

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who is debuting as a novel writer with "A Handful of Sunshine", has explored the world of intense romance in the book.

World Poetry Day: Verses that slam

Events on slam poetry or spoken word poetry have been crowd-pullers.

Wings of words

The novel is an evocative and representation of the cultural memory of Tibetan diaspora.

Spirituality

Free your mind from labels to be happy

Before we understand our weakness for labels, we need to begin to understand our own minds our wants, motivations and needs.

Success is for potential minds

Whatever goals you may have, essentially it is your competence that will take you where you have to go.

Five basic problems in life

Creation has been on for millions of years and souls have been taking birth in the body regularly.

Tame your thoughts, emotions

The water of the Ganga comes from the core of the earth’s being at Gomukh and spreads through the whole Indo-Gangetic plain to reach the Ganga Sagar at the Bay of Bengal.