TECH
Apple Inc

Apple, Tencent reach 'understanding' over WeChat tips

WeChat disabled its built-in tipping system last year after Apple asked the creators of popular messaging apps in China to disable 'tip' functions to comply with App Store rules.
 

Our employees not monitoring Direct Messages: Twitter

Twitter has denied claims that its employees are monitoring Direct Messages (DM) exchanged among its over 300 million users on its platform.

Honor View 10: Dependable mid-premium flagship contender 

At Rs 29,999, the smartphone is a successor to Honor 8 Pro and essentially competes with the likes of OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
 

Structuring of universe detected via quasars for first time

The signals discovered this time were generated during the time when the universe was only one third or half the size of today, according to a report published by the eBOSS group on the finding.
 

HEALTH

Diabetes during pregnancy ups heart disease risk

Women who have diabetes during pregnancy are at a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease in the future, warns a recent study.

Breastfeeding halves diabetes risk in women

Women who breastfeed their newborns for six months or longer significantly reduce their risk of developing diabetes by half as they get older.

Energy drinks pose greater threat to heart than coffee

A total of 5.1 per cent reported nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, five per cent sought medical attention, 3.6 percent reported experiencing chest pains and 0.2 percent reported having a seizure.

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E-cigarettes attracting more youths towards world of tobacco

The team discovered that any form of tobacco, including e-cigarettes, was associated with future smoking, especially when adolescents used more than one product.

Travel
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'2017 saw more self-drive women travellers than men'

Self-drive tours have seen a significant 10-15 percent leap per quarter and are expected to further surge in popularity in 2018.
 

Butterfly effect

For a life that rarely goes beyond a couple of weeks, the amount of cloak and dagger moves was overwhelming.

Navigating Napier

Located on the East coast of New Zealand’s North Island, a little charming art deco city has a feel of France and colonial India of a distant past

Five days in Cape Town: India Vs South Africa test series, water crisis and more

While the first Test in South Africa did not go according to plan for Indians, the other events that unfolded on the sidelines were quite an experience.

Food

Veganism is the hottest food trend in Israel

Veganism has gained popularity in Israel and is a growing trend.
 

Burger boys on bullet bikes

Hyderabad brothers Arun and Krishna Varma get BBQ on the road, but with a twist

In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 photo, small yellow and red 'drop tomatoes' are spawning new recipes at a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel. The “drop tomato” is about the size of a blueberry and Israel’s Kedma company in the southern Arava desert says it is the smallest one ever developed in Israel, perhaps even in the world. (Photo: AP)

Introducing 'drop tomato': Israeli company's tiniest cherry tomato

They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before.

Books
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Upcoming book to focus on the rich heritage of Indian jewellery

The book presents a unique perspective into Indian aesthetics and iconography, offering insights into the role of jewellery in everyday life, festivals and religion.

How state-run banks were in denial mode on NPAs

A must-read for students of Indian finance, written in a style that the BRICS Bank Chairman K.V. Kamath describes in the foreword as "witty, pithy, sharp and tongue-in-check -- all at the same time".

Amish Tripathi vouches for 'Padmaavat'

Tripathi watched the movie in a pre-release screening here on Monday.
 

Pakistani Taliban claims Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination in new book

The book says suicide bombers Bilal, who was also known as Saeed and Ikramullah were tasked to carry out the attack on Bhutto on December 27.

Spirituality

When hurt traps us

Train your heart to compress negativity and express positive energy, and you will see the world through new eyes.

Never give in to despair

Children, when we encounter problems in life, we must not allow them to overwhelm us. Behind each problem, there is a means to surmount it, too.

The visit of a sage with a strange request

At the end of the yagna, a divine being appeared out of the yagna vedi, bearing in hand a gold bowl containing an elixir-like sweet pudding called payasam.

Constituents of our physical bodies

Tatwabodha gives us a total analysis of this whole universe, god and its constituents—human beings in the most clear manner.