• Nokia unveils new metal-body Lumia 925
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    Nokia unveils new metal-body Lumia 925

    The Lumia 925 comes packed with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon and 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.

  • Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia Lumia 925
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    Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia Lumia 925

    Nokia Lumia smartphones are now available at significantly reduced prices. Lumia 920 is now available for Rs. 23,999 while Lumia 925 is now available for Rs.29,999.  Go through the features of both of these high-end camera phones.

  • Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 920
    Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 920

    Lumia 920 is Nokia's latest flagship smartphone based on Windows Phone 8 operating system. Prior to its launch in India it was surrounded by a lot of controversies related to a fake video about its camera's capabilities, and availability in oversee markets where it was unveiled in November.

  • Nokia Lumia 900: First Look
    Nokia Lumia 900: First Look

    Nokia finally launched its Lumia 900 in the Indian market for Rs 32,999, a spokesperson of the company confirmed this to The Mobile Indian. Nokia Lumia 900 is a non 4G version but will support download speeds up to 42 Mbps. However there is no network in India offering that kind of speed as the maximum speed available here in the country is just 21 Mbps.

  • Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 820
    Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 820

    In January 2013, with much fanfare Nokia launched in India the new Lumia smartphones running Microsoft Windows Phone 8. The new Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 smartphones with Windows Phone 8 are being offered in fancy colours for the Indian crowd.

  • Mobile Review: Nokia Lumia 800
    Mobile Review: Nokia Lumia 800

    Nokia came out with its Lumia series of devices some time back. There are currently two Lumia handsets in India as on Feb 2012. These are the pocket friendly Nokia Lumia 710 and the stylish Lumia 800.

  • Nokia Lumia 720: First look
    Nokia Lumia 720: First look

    Nokia's cheaper Windows Phone 8 variant, Lumia 720, offers impressive looks and features that can put even expensive phones to shame.

  • Nokia Lumia 710
    Nokia Lumia 710

    The Lumia 710 sports a 3.7-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display screen and was initially priced at Rs 20,000. Now available at Rs. 15,500.

  • Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 620
    Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 620

    Nokia's Lumia 620 can be called a significant improvement over the Lumia 610, which appeared to be a rushed job. In terms of design, both smartphones are quite distinct, but the capacitive Windows buttons is what connects them.

  • Nokia Lumia 620: First Look
    Nokia Lumia 620: First Look

    Nokia's Lumia 620 is now finally available in India for Rs 14,999. Few days back, few online retailers were taking preorders of the handset for Rs 15,1999 though.

  • Nokia Lumia 610: First look
    Nokia Lumia 610: First look

    Nokia's cheapest Windows Phone variant the Lumia 610 offers impressive looks and features though it competes with the Lumia 710.

  • Nokia Lumia 520: Hands on
    Nokia Lumia 520: Hands on

    Nokia's cheapest Windows Phone variant Lumia 520 is as good as it gets. Nokia 510 was the cheapest Windows 7.5 smartphone and now Nokia is back with an upgrade in the form of Nokia 520-by far the cheapest ever Windows Phone 8 based smartphone.

  • Nokia Lumia 510
    Nokia Lumia 510

    Nokia Lumia 510 packs an 800 MHz Qualcomm processor, 5 megapixel camera, mere 4 GB on-board storage and no micro SD card and runs Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh.

  • Now, get entertainment content on your smartphone

    New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) In an attempt to tap the smartphone market, Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt Ltd will be taking entertainment content to the consumers under a strategic alliance with FunOnGo Entertainment Pvt Ltd. FunOnGo is a content curator and licenses VAS content across movies, music, games and applications. The company provides a customised platform and managed services to various clients. Across all its OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) clients such as Samsung, Micromax, Karbonn, Intex and Gionee, FunOnGo has the potential to reach 60 percent of the smartphone users in India, read a statement Sweta Agnihotri, COO, Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt Ltd, said the collaboration will help reach a wider audience.

  • Cycling: Riders circle Iceland under midnight sun

    Jens Thor Sigurdarson crosses the finish line exhausted and hungry yet invigorated: he's just completed a gruelling 1,358-kilometre (844-mile) three-day non-stop cycling race circling Iceland under the midnight sun. Sigurdarson and his team-mates have just finished the WOW Cyclothon, an annual race on Iceland's Route 1, the main ring road around the volcanic North Atlantic island. Some 1,160 riders took part in this year's race, featuring competitors from at least 11 countries, including Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

  • Trip Tips: Down memory lane with Frida Kahlo and Diego  …

    Rivera's autobiography recalls Kahlo brushed off her belligerent insults. Six years later, and one block away at the National Education Ministry, Rivera was toiling on a three-floor mural, his biggest, when Kahlo approached for a critique of her artwork.

  • BCCI bends backwards again as it seeks title sponsor

    THE market sentiment doesnt seem to be improving for the BCCI. On Monday, the Board floated a home title sponsorship tender for international matches and major domestic tournaments. To attract sponsors, the BCCI dangled a carrot by adding that it will include " a host of other rights"-a sign of bending backwards.

  • Indian Embassy in Nepal observes First International Day …

    Kathmandu, June 22 (ANI): The Embassy of India, Kathmandu celebrated International Day of Yoga (DY) on June 21 between 7 and 9 a.m. on a grand scale despite heavy rains, within the Embassy premises. The Vice President of Nepal, Parmanand Jha graced the occasion as chief guest. Prior to the International Yoga Day, daily quiz on yoga was conducted through the Facebook page of the embassy, essay and drawing competitions on yoga were also conducted by the mission.

  • Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively

    The Philippines has stockpiled food supplies in case of evacuations after a volcano emitted ash and smoke six times in recent weeks, officials said Sunday. In addition to the emergency food packs, authorities are closely watching communities near Bulusan volcano 390 kilometres (243 miles) southeast of Manila, said presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma.

  • 'Hotspots' on Venus indicate active volcanoes

    New York, June 19 (IANS) Venus, the Earth's nearest neighbour may be volcanically active, suggests new research that found temoprary spikes in temperature at several spots on the planet's surface. "We were able to show strong evidence that Venus is volcanically, and thus internally, active today," said study co-author James Head, geologist at Brown University in the US. "This is a major finding that helps us understand the evolution of planets like our own." The research was published online in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

  • Scientists identify 'active volcanism' on Venus

    Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered hot lava flows on Venus, providing evidence for active volcanism on Earth's neighbour planet. ESA's Venus Express, which completed its eight-year study of the planet last year, used a near-infrared channel of the spacecraft's Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) to map thermal emission from the surface through a transparent spectral window in the planet's atmosphere, and spotted localised changes in surface brightness between images taken only a few days apart. Lead author Eugene Shalygin from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany said that they had now witnessed several events where a spot on the surface suddenly gets much hotter, and then cools down again.

  • Cars threaten world's most endangered feline

    The world's most endangered feline species, the Iberian lynx, is making a comeback in Spain after being pushed to the brink of extinction. The number of lynx killed by collisions with vehicles has soared since Spain's economic crisis began in 2008. Cars are "the greatest threat for the future of the lynx", according to the WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature.

  • Huge lava lake spotted on moon orbiting Jupiter

    Washington, June 7 (IANS/EFE) A US radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society (PRAS) reported. "The new images clearly show an enormous lake of lava, fed from the subsoil and which exists permanently," PRAS vice president, professor and scientist Armando Caussade said in a statement. The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona was the one that spotted the mass of lava in the region known as Loki Patera, a volcanic pit measuring approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) in diameter.

  • Beep! Samsung's new technology may run your phone for …

    London, June 30 (ANI): If you too are done with your phone battery draining out quickly then this news might relief you as the leading electronic company Samsung will soon reportedly bring a new technology that will allow your phone to run for a week after a single charge. According to Business Korea, Samsung's next generation batteries will be made of a substance called graphene-coated silicon, which will be able to hold more energy than the current graphite cathode power cells, the Mirror reported. Unfortunately, this technology will take time to hit the market and smartphone users need to wait for 2 more years to get rid off their chargers.

  • Samsung to double battery life of your phone

    Washington, June 29 (ANI): Samsung is planning to double the battery life of your smartphone without increasing the size.

  • Beyonce Knowles wins big at 2015 BET Awards

    Los Angeles, June 29 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles bagged the top honours at the 2015 BET Awards, including the trophy for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year and Video Director of the Year.

  • LG Jung orders inquiry into Tihar jailbreak

    New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of two undertrials from Tihar Jail. Jung has further allowed Garg to co-opt officers from the Delhi Prisons, Delhi Police and PWD to assist him in the inquiry.

  • Delhi did not vote for confrontation between Kejriwal, LG: …

    New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Kumar Anjan on Sunday lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the ongoing confrontation with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the appointment of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief and said that he has no expectations from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government. "He (Kejriwal) is trying to earn praise by reducing the prices of electricity and water.

  • Ex-ACB chief making 'nonsensical allegations' against …

    New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Commenting on the recent episode where former ACB chief S S Yadav allegedly threatened to commit suicide, Congress Party leader Sandeep Dikshit said that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung must initiate immediate action and clean up the entire department. Dikshit called Yadav 'incompetent' and criticised him for acting like a feudal servant of the Delhi Government. "I think Yadav is now a compromised officer.

  • Google announces Cast for wireless music playing on a s …

    Washington, June 26 (ANI): Google has announced Cast for playing of music or audio from smartphone to a compatible speaker over Wi-Fi. According to the Verge, Cast for audio is based on the same technology Google uses for its Chromecast, just without the video capabilities. A number of speaker manufacturers have signed up to support Cast, including Sony, LG, and Denon and any audio app that supports the Chromecast can wirelessly send music to a compatible speaker.

  • South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

    South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures in a crisis that has now left 31 dead. Meanwhile, a South Korean man who had become China's only confirmed case has been cured and discharged Friday, the Health Ministry here said. "False testimony would entail up two years in prison or 20 million won ($18,000) in fines," said the Health Ministry about the new law.

  • S. Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

    South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures in a crisis that has now left 31 dead. Under the new law, passed in parliament late Thursday, people infected with the virus who lie to state investigators about how they came into contact with the disease will face a fine or a prison sentence.

  • S.Korea hospitals to monitor emergency room visitors in …

    S.Korea hospitals to monitor emergency room visitors in …

    S.Korea hospitals to monitor emergency room visitors in …

    South Korea has ordered hospitals to track all emergency ward visitors, after a large outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was blamed on difficulties locating every person exposed to the disease, the health ministry said on Thursday. Many of the 180 MERS cases in South Korea, which make up the largest outbreak of the disease outside Saudi Arabia, were caught from sufferers encountered in emergency wards before they were diagnosed, during a wait for hospital places.

  • Microsoft rolls out Office for Android phones

    Washington, June 25 (ANI): Microsoft has announced the official launch of Office for Android phones. According to the Techcrunch.com, the services released includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint designed for the Android smartphone, follows earlier efforts of Microsoft at bringing Office to Android tablets, in addition to support for Office on iOS devices, Windows and OS X. The release comes five weeks after the company rolled out the suite of applications as a preview The Office apps support many of tasks, including the facility to review and edit files, presenting PowerPoint presentations from phone and quickly pulling up documents stored on competing services like Google Drive, Dropbox or Box. The apps will replace the older Office Mobile and will require 1 GB of RAM and Android KitKat or …

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  • S. Korean hospitals suspend services as MERS outbreak s …

    Two major hospitals in South Korea's capital suspended services to patients on Wednesday in a bid to stop the spread of MERS after four new cases of the deadly virus were reported. The new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome included two who were in the same hospital ward as other patients with the potentially deadly virus, Seoul's health ministry said. The others were a nurse at Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul -- one of the epicentres of the outbreak -- and a relative of a patient who was hospitalised for an unspecified disease in a hospital in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, in early June.

  • Smartphones pose danger for cardiac device wearers

    London, June 22 (IANS) If you wear a cardiac device such as a pacemaker, better keep away from smartphones, researchers say. "Pacemakers can mistakenly detect electromagnetic interference (EMI) from smartphones as a cardiac signal, causing them to briefly stop working," said first author Carsten Lennerz from German Heart Centre, Munich. "This leads to a pause in the cardiac rhythm of the pacing dependent patient and may result in syncope." "For implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) the external signal mimics a life threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmia, leading the ICD to deliver a painful shock," Lennerz said.

  • MERS claims two more lives in South Korea

    Seoul, June 22 (IANS) South Korea on Monday reported two more deaths and three cases of infection due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, taking the toll to 27 and the total number of people contaminated to 172. Two elderly male patients, who were already suffering from cancer, died, raising the fatality rate to 15.7 percent.

  • S. Korea reports two deaths, three new MERS cases

    South Korea Monday reported two MERS fatalities and three new cases, taking the country's death toll to 27 in the largest outbreak of the virus outside Saudi Arabia. The two men -- aged 84 and 87 -- died from Sunday night to Monday morning of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, the health ministry said, adding both had been battling cancer. The three included two patients at Samsung hospital and Konkuk University Medical Centre in Seoul and one caregiver at Daecheong hospital.

  • Big B launches LG G4 in Mumbai

    New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently launched LG's latest smartphone G4 along with LG managing director Soon Kwon at an event in India's showbiz capital Mumbai.

  • South Korean MERS cases rise to 169

    Seoul, June 21 (IANS) With three new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) reported on Sunday, the total number of people affected has swelled to 169 in the country. According to the health ministry, two medical workers were among the newly-diagnosed three cases, Xinhua reported. One of them was a doctor who treated a MERS patient at the Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul, dubbed as the epicentre of the outbreak where over 80 were infected.

  • S. Korea reports no new MERS cases for first time in 16 …

    South Korea on Saturday said that there had been no new cases of MERS reported for the first time in 16 days, raising hopes the country is winning the battle to contain the deadly virus. Six more patients had recovered and were released from hospital, cutting to 106 the number now undergoing treatment, while restrictions on more than 700 people were lifted Saturday, leaving some 5,200 people in quarantine. One of those who had recovered was 37-year-old doctor Park Kyu-Tae, who also contracted the virus at Samsung Medical Centre -- one of the epicentres of the outbreak -- on May 27.

  • PM Modi launches Digital India Week

    New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the 'Digital India Week' at Indira Gandhi indoor stadium here with a view to empower the people of the country through the Digital India programme.

  • Anupam Kher pays tribute to Marlon Brando

    Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) On Hollywood legend Marlon Brando's 11th death anniversary, veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher has recorded a video, enacting a scene from "The Godfather". The 60-year-old recorded a video enacting one of Brando's popular dialogues and shared the moment with his fans via micro-blogging site Twitter on Monday.

  • PM Modi to launch Digital India Week today

    New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Digital India Week' in the national capital this evening with a view to empower the people of the country through the Digital India programme.

  • PM Modi to launch Digital India Week today(Update)

    New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Digital India Week' in the national capital this evening with a view to empower the people of the country through the Digital India programme.

  • Orange reaches a deal for split with Israel's Partner …

    French mobile company Orange reached a deal with Israel's Partner to retake control of its brand, it said in a statement Tuesday, as it seeks to move on from a major diplomatic spat. Orange will pay up to 90 million euros ($100 million) to regain direct control of the brand in Israel within two years, which had been licenced to Partner until 2025. The agreement sets out a 24 month time frame under which either company can formally renounce the previous deal, during which a market study will be undertaken on Partner's future positioning and activity under its own branding.

  • Shazam releases new feature aimed at musicians and their …

    Washington, June 30 (ANI): Music discovery platform Shazam has released a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians are listening to on the service According to Shazam, the company has signed up over 30 top artists to participate in its new song-sharing feature, including well-known names like Pitbull, Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Meghan Trainor, Coldplay, Usher, One Direction, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park and many others. Shazam says it will increase the number beyond the initial 30 artists to include hundreds of others from around the world.

  • How internet anonymity software leak user details

    London, June 30 (IANS) Even the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) -- which people use in the hope of avoiding mass surveillance -- leak information about the user, says a study. VPNs are getting increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Used by around 20 percent of European internet users, they encrypt users' internet communications, making it more difficult for people to monitor their activities.

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  • Deal struck to abolish EU roaming charges

    A deal to abolish mobile phone roaming charges in the European Union in 2017 has been struck in Brussels, officials said Tuesday. The agreement will scrap roaming charges imposed on EU citizens who use their mobile phones in other member states from June 15, 2017. The deal was reached between the Latvian presidency of the EU and the European Parliament after overnight talks and was described as "provisional".

  • Press Release from Business Wire : GSMA

    The GSMA today announced the details of new programmes and exhibition features at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 15-17 July at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The GSMA also announced further exhibitors, sponsors and partners for the Shanghai event. "With just two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai, we’re gearing up for our largest and most ambitious Asia event ever,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.

  • Educating Mustafa: Kurdish fighters learn near the fron …

    Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighter Hakar Mustafa trades his Kalashnikov assault rifle at night for a notebook and pen, learning reading, writing and maths near the front line held against brutal jihadists. The 21-year-old is one of dozens of members of the autonomous Kurdish region's peshmerga forces studying at a school in the northern Iraqi village of Bahra, some three kilometres (two miles) from the closest Islamic State (IS) group position.

  • Tunisia makes first beach attack arrests as UK urges fi …

    Tunisia said Monday it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of the country's worst ever jihadist attack. Tunisia's Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli said the authorities had arrested "a significant number of people from the network that was behind this terrorist" attack on a popular tourist resort in Port El Kantaoui. On Friday, a Tunisian identified as 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui pulled a Kalashnikov assault rifle from inside a beach umbrella and went on a bloody rampage at the five-star Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel near Sousse, south of the capital Tunis.

  • Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without …

    For four months, she and her family have had no running water. To take a shower, they've created an elaborate system that pumps bottled water up to the roof of their rented house and back down to the shower head. Born in Mexico, she recalled how as a girl living in a small village near Guadalajara, she would haul water more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) to her house.

  • Tunisia makes arrests over Sousse terror attack

    Tunis, June 30 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia has arrested a "significant number" of suspects in the terrorist attack on foreign tourists at the beach resort of Sousse that killed at least 38 and injured dozens, Interior Minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli said on Monday. Gharsalli said "the first part of the network" responsible for the gun attack at the beachfront Imperial Marhaba Hotel had been detained, local Radio Shems Fm reported. An alleged accomplice of Rezgui was arrested hours near the motorway from Sousse to Tunis, two hours after the massacre.

  • Facebook launches Lite app for Android users in India,  …

    Washington, June 29 (ANI): Facebook has launched its Lite app for Android users in India and the Philippines. Facebook says that over 2G network, its Lite app is quicker than its main mobile app because its servers take on the burden of optimizing content. Facebook claims that it has 114 million active mobile users in India.

  • Tunisia to boost security, arm tourist police after att …

    Tunisia said it would arm tourism police and deploy hundreds of reinforcements as authorities moved to boost security after a jihadist gunned down 38 people at a seaside resort in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Police on horseback and quad bikes patrolled the beach at Port El Kantaoui north of Sousse, where the worst jihadist attack in Tunisia's history took place on Friday. On Monday, interior ministers from Britain -- the country hardest hit -- France and Germany will visit the seaside Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel south of Tunis, where the killings took place.

  • French attack suspect admits to killing his boss - sour …

    French attack suspect admits to killing his boss - sour …

    French attack suspect admits to killing his boss - sour …

    The suspected Islamist militant held over an attack against a French chemical plant has admitted killing his manager, a source close to the investigation said on Sunday. Yassin Salhi, 35, told detectives he had killed Herve Cornara in a parking area before arriving at the plant in Saint Quentin-Fallavier, 30 km (20 miles) south of Lyon, where he attempted to cause an explosion on Friday, the source said. Police found the 54-year-old victim's decapitated body and head, framed by Islamic inscriptions, at the plant owned by U.S. group Air Products.

  • French attack suspect: lone wolf Islamist or "guy who …

    French attack suspect: lone wolf Islamist or "guy who …

    French attack suspect: lone wolf Islamist or "guy who …

    By Gregory Blachier and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - Even as French investigators piece together a clearer picture of events that led on Friday to the beheading of a transport firm manager and attempted destruction of a chemicals plant, the real motivation of the chief suspect remains elusive. Yassin Salhi, the 35-year-old delivery man suspected of killing his boss, was a father of three with a permanent job and an apartment in a modest but peaceful suburb of the southeastern city of Lyon, and a clean criminal record. Sources close to the investigation said on Sunday that Salhi, after at first refusing to respond to interrogators, had confessed to killing his manager.

  • French police investigate beheading suspect's 'selfie' …

    French police investigate beheading suspect's 'selfie' …

    French police investigate beheading suspect's 'selfie' …

    By Michel Rose LYON, France (Reuters) - The suspected militant Islamist accused of decapitating his boss and attempting to blow up a gas plant in southeastern France had taken a macabre "selfie" with the severed head before his arrest, a source close to the investigation said on Saturday. Yassim Salhi, a 35-year-old of North African parentage, is being held in the city of Lyon after ramming his delivery van into a warehouse storing gas containers on Friday. President Francois Hollande, dealing with new security fears six months after Islamist gunmen killed 17 people at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish foodstore, said the incident clearly amounted to a terrorist attack.

  • British PM warns death toll from Tunisia attack will ri …

    Prime Minister David Cameron warned Britain on Saturday to prepare for further casualties from the attack on a Tunisian beach resort -- already the worst loss of British life in a terror incident since the 2005 London bombings. As the grim process of identifying the bodies continued, travel firms repatriated thousands of British tourists from beach resorts around the attack site near Sousse, about 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of Tunis. About 20,000 British tourists are on package holidays in Tunisia, according to ABTA, the country's largest travel association.

  • Soon, 'instantly' read newspaper articles on Fa …

    New York, June 27 (IANS) Facebook will soon make its Instant Articles programme live, with publishers like NBC News and the New York Times already in the fray. Facebook would host the content on its servers so that it loads faster than regular article posts on mobile phones. By publishing articles directly to Facebook through Instant Articles instead of linking back to their own websites, publishers hope to increase the exposure of their content on the social networking service, especially on mobile devices, and improve load time.

  • eBay-PayPal breakup set for July

    US online giant eBay said Friday its board approved the planned spinoff of its PayPal online payments unit, which will trade as an independent company July 20. The plan calls for the distribution of PayPal stock to eBay shareholders on July 17, with the financial unit starting to trade under the symbol PYPL on July 20. "eBay and PayPal are two great, special businesses," said John Donahoe, president and chief executive of eBay.

  • Facebook's iOS app allows finding and sharing of links …

    Washington, June 26 (ANI): Facebook has announced a new feature which will make it easier to find and share links in posts on iOS. According to thenextweb.com, from now when a user writes a post, a link icon will appear above their keyboard that will allow him to search or share Web links right from the Facebook app. For sharing links users has to exit Facebook App, open a browser and then copy and paste a link on the phone is seen as cumbersome.