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British naturalist David Attenborough (File | Wiki)
Shrimp ancestor fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

The fossil found in volcanic ash deposits has been determined as an ancient crustacean new to science - a distant relative of the living lobsters, shrimps and crabs.

22 Mar 2017

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Twitter blocks 3.7 lakh accounts in six months

Twitter has blocked over 3.7-lakh accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of 2016.

22 Mar 2017

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Android Operating System 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.

22 Mar 2017

The old headquarters of Scotland Yard in central London. (File photo | AFP)
Scotland Yard accused of using Indian hackers for spying

A letter believed to be from a whistleblower alleges that a secretive unit at the Metropolitan Police used contacts in the Indian police to obtain passwords and monitored targets for several years.

22 Mar 2017

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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur to get supercomputing facility

The IIT is setting up a new Centre for Computational and Data Sciences around the supercomputing platform to build, manage, and operate high performance computing facility.

22 Mar 2017

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Twitter blocks over six lakh accounts with terrorism content in 18 months: Sources

In the last six months of 2016, Twitter suspended 376,890 accounts for promoting terrorism, the Transparency Report stated.

22 Mar 2017

Developers look over new apps being displayed on iPads (File | AP)
Apple updates iPad, brighter and cheaper

Apple is updating its iPad Air, now just called iPad, and shaving $70 off the price.

21 Mar 2017

Zika, dengue and chikungunya are spread by the same mosquito type and have similar early symptoms. | AP File Photo
Smartphone app to detect Zika, dengue in 30 minutes

Researchers including one of Indian origin have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that costs as little as $100.

21 Mar 2017

IBM launches enterprise ready tool Blockchain

Based on the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric, the service will enable developers to quickly build and host security-rich production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud.

21 Mar 2017

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Google introduces tools to prevent ads alongside extremist content

Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extemist content, said on Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control.

21 Mar 2017

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Worried about smartphone security? Microsoft Lumia and other models come with iris scanners

Here are some smartphones with iris scanner that you can buy within different price ranges.

21 Mar 2017

Lei Jun, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Technology presents the new Surge S1 chipset, at a launch event in Beijing on February 28. (File Photo | AFP)
Xiaomi says will be able to make one phone per second in India

The company has just launched a new low-cost smartphone priced at Rs 5,999 in india.

20 Mar 2017

New IBM tech doesn't need Internet for sending alerts during weather disasters

The breakthrough mesh technology is available via the company's The Weather Channel app in India

20 Mar 2017

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A that sports a polycarbonate body has a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, and is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. | Picture Courtesy: Xiaomi Official Website
Xiaomi launches entry-level Redmi 4A at Rs 5,999 in India

The new entry-level Xiaomi Redmi will be available via Amazon India and Mi.com from Thursday 23 March 12 pm.

20 Mar 2017

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Qualcomm unveils chipset for 4G low-cost feature phones

The chipset will be used in feature phones priced below Rs 3,500 a unit.

20 Mar 2017

The Z11 MINI S features a 23MP rear camera sensor coupled with SONY IMX318 Exmor RS sensor and a ƒ2.0 aperture. | Picture Courtesy: www. Nubia. com
Camera-centric nubia Z11 MINI S smartphone now in India

Priced at Rs 16,999, nubia Z11 MINI S will be available on Amazon starting from March 21, 4 p.m. onwards.

20 Mar 2017

After receiving flak, WhatsApp brings back text 'Status' feature

Soon after attracting backlash over its Snapchat-like Stories feature, WhatsApp has revived its text 'Status' option while keeping its image-based replacement.

16 Mar 2017

Google Doodle celebrates 140 years of Test cricket

The first official cricket Test match in history began on this day in 1877 between an established English team and a newly-formed Australian squad

15 Mar 2017

SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. | AP
SpaceX postpones launch of EchoStar communication satellite

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was to deliver EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, to a geostationary transfer orbit. 

14 Mar 2017

An artist rendition shows the biggest but never-before-seen ring around Saturn spotted by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. (Photo: AP)
Saturn's moon Enceladus may have water closer to surface

Enceladus's hidden sea might be closer to the surface than previously thought, suggests a new study that found the south polar region of the moon to be warmer.

14 Mar 2017

In this file photo, people wait in front of an Apple store in Munich. (File photo | AP)
Apple expected to unveil new products this month

Apple is expected to host an event where it will unveil the new iPad Pro lineup, a larger iPhone SE model with 128GB storage and new Apple Watch bands.

14 Mar 2017