• 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.

  • Bollywood actresses making a comeback in 2015

    Bollywood actresses making a comeback in 2015

    Bollywood actresses making a comeback in 2015

    The year 2015 can well be called the year of comebacks, with some of the industry’s most popular actresses returning to the silver screen after their sabbaticals. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Post the birth of her daughter, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took a four year break from films. The former Miss World will now be seen in Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Jazbaa’ opposite Irrfan Khan.

  • Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo

    Below, sounding like a roaring sea, spurts of molten rock fly high into the air, as one of the world's largest lava lakes and most active volcanos puts on its mesmerising show. Eastern DR Congo has been mired for decades in rebel battles, but such sights are helping bring tourists back to Virunga National Park, which reopened last year after the battle lines shifted in its favour. "The frontlines, they were down there," one porter says, peering down from the volcano through the jungles towards the lights of the lakeside city of Goma, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwards, referring to a rebel force who briefly took control in late 2012.

  • Here's why fire fountains erupted on moon's sur …

    Washington D.C., Aug 25 (ANI): In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have found the volatile gas that drove eruptions on the moon. Fire fountains require the presence of volatiles mixed in with the erupting lava. The research suggests that lava associated with lunar fire fountains contained significant amounts of carbon.

  • Lenovo dials India after Xiaomi’s call

    L ENOVO, one of the biggest mobile phone makers in China, has started making smartphones in India through contract manufacturer Flextronics giving a fillip to the ‘ Make in India’ campaign. The Flextronics unit in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, has already started rolling out two of Moto E smartphone’s 4G variants and will start making another 4G device Lenovo K3 note soon.

  • Cotopaxi volcano threatens more than 300,000 Ecuadorans

    Nearly 325,000 people could be affected by an eruption of Cotopaxi, the volcano looming beyond the Ecuadoran capital of Quito, officials said Monday. The biggest risk is from an eruption melting the 5,900-meter (19,000-foot) mountain's snowcap and triggering massive melt-water floods and lahar mudflows that could sweep through nearby towns, Ecuador's minister of risk management Maria del Pilar Cornejo told a press conference. Considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Cotopaxi sent an ash plume high into the sky on Friday, before spewing several smaller clouds and leaving surrounding towns with a light dusting of volcanic ash.

  • Yu Yureka Plus or Lenovo K3 Note? The sub-Rs 10,000 phone …

    Yu Yureka Plus or Lenovo K3 Note? The sub-Rs 10,000 phone …

    Yu Yureka Plus or Lenovo K3 Note? The sub-Rs 10,000 phone …

    The Yureka Plus has a metal rim to give it more solidity, but on the flip side, the K3 Note is far more compact (152.6 mm against 154.8 mm in length, 76.2 mm against 78 mm in breadth and 8 mm in thickness as against 8.5 mm). On the other hand, the Yureka Plus comes with Gorilla Glass protection and that metal rim, making it a hardier customer. If you like solidity, we think you will prefer the Yureka Plus, but if it is sheer head-turning quotient that matters, then the K3 Note edges it out.

  • Tourist steals ancient Italian relic to pay for iPhone

    Rome, Aug 11 (IANS) A 16-year-old Dutch tourist was caught trying to steal an artefact from the ancient ruins of the Italian city of Pompeii, aiming to sell it on eBay in order to raise cash for the latest iPhone, the media reported on Tuesday. The young tourist decided to take a Roman roof tile from the archaeological site, which he hid in his rucksack in a bid to smuggle it out without getting caught, The Local news portal reported citing Italian daily, Il Mattino.

  • Bollywood Actress Asin All Set To Become Bride Of Micromax …

    Bollywood Actress Asin All Set To Become Bride Of Micromax …

    Bollywood Actress Asin All Set To Become Bride Of Micromax …

    Well-known Bollywood and South Indian actress, Asin Thottumkal is ready to take saat pheras with her beau, Rahul Sharma, co-founder and CEO of Micromax! Yes, the actress recently confirmed the news about her wedding to Bombay Times. Rumours of Asin getting married to Rahul Sharma have been doing the rounds of media circle for quite some time now.

  • At least three killed in eastern Congo quake

    By Aaron Ross GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - An earthquake killed two children and a police officer in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo early on Friday and triggered fears that a nearby volcano could erupt, government officials and witnesses said. The 5.6 magnitude quake hit 24 miles (40 km) north of the city of Bukavu, not far from the border with Rwanda at 3.25 a.m. (0225 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Everyone went out of their houses," Bukavu resident Seraphin Kajilwami told Reuters.

  • LG unveils a new Bluetooth keyboard 'Rolly' that …

    Washington D C, Aug. 28 (ANI): Korean company LG has announced a Bluetooth keyboard, Rolly. According to the Verge, Rolly folds up along the four rows of keys into a stick that can be put in a purse or pocket. The Rolly is made of solid plastic which gives it a more tactile feel.

  • Obi Worldphone launches two new smartphones

    San Francisco, Aug 27 (IANS) Obi Worldphone, backed by former Apple head John Sculley, on Thursday launched two new smartphones - the SF1 and SJ1.5 (approximately priced between Rs.7,000 to Rs.15,000).

  • Delhi Govt. is not subordinate of MHA: Sisodia to LG Ju …

    New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government slammed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for declaring its Inquiry Commission on the CNG kit scam as 'null and void', saying that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Government was not a subordinate department of MHA. In a strongly worded letter to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stated that MHA was attempting to encroach upon the domain of judiciary.

  • Huawei's Google Nexus smartphone images leaks show a …

    Washington D C, Aug. 25 (ANI): Google's Nexus smartphone from Huawei images has leaked on the net. Google is reportedly releasing two new Nexus models with Android M, a 5.2-inch model from LG and 5.7-inch phone from Huawei. According to the Verge, Photos were posted on iNexus.co and assert to show the larger of the two Google Nexus smartphones rumored to be released later this year.

  • Taiwan to tap $15.3 bn stocks stabilisation fund

    Taiwan on Tuesday gave the green light for a $15.3 billion fund to stabilise its troubled stock market, after fears of a slowdown in China sent shares diving. In response, the government will use the National Financial Stabilisation Fund, with its Tw$500billion of firepower, to stabilise the market during times of volatility. Beyond that, executive secretary of the restabilisation fund committee Wu Tang-chieh will be left to decide on how to invest, according to a government statement.

  • LG unveils new G Pad tablet with 10.1-inch 1920x1200 di …

    Washington D C, Aug. 24 (ANI): South Korean company LG has announced a new android tablet which is a sequel of its G Pad.

  • Press Release from Business Wire : ReSound

    ReSound, a leader in innovative hearing technologies, announced today that it has expanded the number of Android devices compatible with the ReSound portfolio of Smart Hearing™ aids via the ReSound Smart™ app. Compatible devices now include the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and Samsung Note4 – representing millions of additional users who can now gain access to the personalized control of ReSound Smart Hearing through their smartphones. The ReSound Smart app is already compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and all Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touchand Apple Watch).

  • Microsoft to shut down Salo plant

    Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft plans to close its plant in Salo in Finland, media reported. The plant was taken over from Nokia as a part of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone sector, reported Xinhua news agency. Microsoft confirmed that as a result of the retrenchment negotiations completed in Finland on Friday, about 2,300 of 3,200 jobs will be slashed and the operation of the Salo plant will be transferred to other Finnish cities.

  • MHA rejects CNG scam probe panel

    IN yet another confrontation, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday declared the Delhi government- constituted Commission of Inquiry to probe into the alleged CNG fitness scam as " legally invalid and void". According to a statement issued by the Lieutenant Governor’s ( LG’s) office, the home ministry has conveyed that the Government of NCT of Delhi ( GNCTD) is not the competent authority to set up a Commission of Inquiry to probe into the alleged scam in the CNG Fitness Certificate( s) in the Transport Department. " The home ministry termed the Commission of Inquiry constituted by the GNCTD as legally invalid and void ab initio," the official statement from the LG’s office said.

  • Samsung eyes first entry into US stock markets

    South Korea's dominant Samsung conglomerate will make its first entry into US stock markets next year with the listing of a biotechnology affiliate, a company official said Friday. The listing of Samsung Bioepis on the Nasdaq Stock Market is aimed at securing funds for investment in the field of biosimilars -- a new breed of drugs that mimic the effects of far more costly biologic drugs made from living cells. "With an underwriter already designated, preparations are under way for the public stock listing of Bioepis in the first half of next year," the Samsung official told AFP.

  • Google integrates watch faces, built in Google Translate …

    Washington D C, Aug. 21 (ANI): Google has released an update for Android Wear which will integrate watch faces and Google Translate. Google is about to make your Android Wear watches a lot more useful with interactive watch faces and Google Translate integration. According to the Tech Crunch, the users will now able to install interactive watch faces that will allow them to pull up more information and launch apps with a tap right from the watch face.

  • Smartphone makers challenged by China 'saturation&# …

    A cooling of smartphone sales in China suggests the world's biggest market for the devices has reached a saturation point, posing challenges for manufacturers, a research report said Thursday. A report by Gartner research firm said worldwide smartphone sales in the second quarter showed the slowest growth rate since 2013, increasing 13.5 percent to 330 million units. "China is the biggest country for smartphone sales, representing 30 percent of total sales of smartphones in the second quarter of 2015.

  • Samsung's wireless charging pad available for pre-order …

    Washington D C, Aug. 20 (ANI): Samsung's wireless charger has now been released for pre-order.

  • After island ordeal, desperate Syrians rerouted to Athe …

    Thousands of Syrians, some still bearing the scars of war on their faces, landed at the main Greek port of Piraeus early Thursday, hoping to continue their journey to safety towards northern Europe. "We stayed four years in the war in Syria. My best friend was ripped to pieces (in a bombing)... anything is better than that," said Lamia, a 21-year-old Kurdish woman from Aleppo who wore Western clothes.

  • Samsung releases teaser of new Gear S2 smartwatch

    Washington DC, Aug. 20 (ANI): Samsung has released a teaser video online for the Gear S2 smartwatch.

  • Press Release from Business Wire : GSMA

    The GSMA has today announced that it has established the ‘Mobile IoT Initiative’, a new project backed by 26 of the world’s leading mobile operators, OEMs, chipset, module and infrastructure companies, designed to address the use of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) solutions in licensed spectrum. The new group will work to accelerate the commercial availability of mobile IoT technology by facilitating demonstrations, proofs of concept and trials of a selection of complementary LPWA licensed spectrum technologies. It is expected that initial specifications for LPWA solutions will be completed by the end of 2015, with a first implementation in early 2016 and full commercial solutions following later in the year.

  • Samsung to appeal to US Supreme Court in Apple patent c …

    South Korean technology company Samsung is filing a petition to the US Supreme Court in its long-running patent infringement case against Apple, according to court documents. The petition is being filed after an appeals court upheld part of a ruling by a California jury that found patent infringement by Samsung, ordering the company to pay some $930 million in damages to its American rival. Most petitions to the Supreme Court are not taken up by the body.

  • Interview - Spieth a prototype, Woods going wrong way:  …

    Interview - Spieth a prototype, Woods going wrong way:  …

    Interview - Spieth a prototype, Woods going wrong way:  …

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth is "the prototype" of the modern-day golfer while Dustin Johnson, "the most immensely talented guy out there who hasn't won a major", needs to take his game to a higher mental level, according to Paul Azinger. In an interview with Reuters, former United States Ryder Cup captain Azinger also weighed in on the ongoing woes of Tiger Woods, saying he "continues to go in the wrong direction" with his focus on the physical rather than the mental. "My favourite part about Spieth is that he actually is who we think he is," Azinger said of the newly crowned world number one who produced one of the best major seasons ever by a player during his 2015 campaign.

  • IOC chief Bach confident in 2018 Games security

    IOC chief Bach confident in 2018 Games security

    IOC chief Bach confident in 2018 Games security

    By Minwoo Park SEOUL (Reuters) - Olympics chief Thomas Bach conceded that major sporting events like the 2018 Winter Games will always carry some form of security risk but said on Wednesday he was confident that South Korean authorities would keep athletes safe in Pyeongchang. The South Korean alpine town will host Asia's first Winter Olympics outside of Japan in less than three year's time. Relations with volatile North Korea are often strained and tension between Seoul and Pyongyang has been rising recently after two South Korean soldiers were injured by a landmine in the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone, which has divided the two Koreas since the end of their 1950-53 war.

  • Fossil introduces its Android Wear products

    Washington DC, Aug. 19 (ANI): Watchmaker Fossil has unveiled its Android Wear products at Intel's Developer Conference.

  • European ministers to talk security in Paris after train …

    European ministers gather in Paris Saturday for security talks following last week's "targeted and premeditated" jihadist attack on a high-speed train that was foiled by passengers. Prosecutors have charged 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El Khazzani over the attack, which saw him step out of a toilet cubicle in the Amsterdam-Paris train armed with an assault rifle, 270 rounds of ammunition and a Luger pistol strapped to his chest. Following the thwarted bloodbath, interior and transport ministers from European countries that neighbour France, and EU commissioners decided to gather in Paris to discuss security measures.

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe inks law to stop mass lay-offs

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has signed a new law banning mass lay-offs following a spate of redundancies that unions say put 30,000 people out of work, local media reported Friday.

  • Facebook's site now allows adding filters, stickers, …

    Amsterdam, Aug. 28 (ANI): Facebook has released a new feature on the web the allowed the users to add filters, stickers and text to photos when uploading them. According to The Next Web, when the users are uploading a picture on Facebook main site they will now see a paint brush as well as photo tagging if they move the pointer over it. The users can add one of six filters, crop it and add text or stickers to their photo.

  • Malaysia blocks anti-government rally organiser's w …

    Kuala Lumpur, Aug 28 (IANS) Malaysia has blocked a website run by organisers of a large anti-government protest planned for the upcoming weekend, the media reported on Friday. The Bersih 4.0 protest is due to be held across three cities in Malaysia over the weekend, including Kuala Lumpur. Protest organisers are calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down over allegations of corruption.

  • How texting can help diabetics manage insulin doses

    Washington D.C., Aug 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that texting can help diabetics with low-income to manage their insulin doses. New York City's Bellevue Hospital's Diabetes Program researchers designed 'Mobile Insulin Titration Intervention,' with the aim of helping patients remotely manage their insulin doses, the iHealthBeat reported. In the study, which involved a group of insulin-dependent diabetic patients, 33 participants received a daily reminder to take a blood sugar reading and report the value back in a text message.

  • We wanted talks, Hardik Patel said no and held rally, says …

    Hardik Thursday demanded Rs 35 lakh as compensation for the death of eight Patidars. The minister did not touch upon compensation while making a statement on the violence and the steps taken.


    One day, my uncle (pioneering Gond artist, Jangarh Singh Shyam) asked me to help fill in the colours of his paintings," he says. Since the age of 16, Shyam was apprentice to his famous uncle and began to garner some fame for himself as well. The award, given to proponents of tribal and traditional art forms, was launched at this years Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • Daniel Craig misses socialising

    London, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig says being a known identity makes it hard for him to go out drinking and finding new places for socialising. The 47-year-old actor says he does not mind signing autographs or posing for photographs, he just finds it uncomfortable when people try to "sneak" taking images of him.

  • Facebook celebrates one billion users in single day

    Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day. "We just passed an important milestone," chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declared in a post on his Facebook page. "When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different," Zuckerberg added.

  • Facebook sees a billion users in a single day

    "We just passed an important milestone," chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. It was the first time that a billion people used Facebook in a single day, according to Zuckerberg. "When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different," Zuckerberg said.

  • Apple event set for Sept 9 in San Francisco

    Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a Sept. 9 media event, hinting that Siri virtual assistant software in its mobile devices will play a role. The timing of the Apple event did not come as a surprise since the California-based company is known to host September events to announce iPhone updates. Rumors about the coming event included the possibility of new iPhone models and news about Apple TV set-top boxes.

  • Thai court issues arrest warrant for suspect over second …

    A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for a man over a blast near a Bangkok pier last week which caused no injuries but came a day after the capital was struck by a deadly shrine bombing, police said. The second blast at a canal near Saphan Taksin pier last Tuesday intensified anxiety in a city already reeling from the bomb attack at Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok which killed 20 people and wounded scores more. "Today the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court approved an arrest warrant against a man of unknown nationality" over the second blast based on CCTV footage, national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said in a statement released late Thursday.

  • Press Release from Business Wire : ZTE Corporation

    ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today signed a global cooperation agreement with Telefónica, one of the world largest operators. The partnership will strengthen ZTE’s position as primary technological partner for Telefónica. ZTE, which operates in 160 countries, already delivers several cutting-edge network solutions for Telefónica across 2G/3G/LTE radio access networks, fixed access networks, high capacity optical transport networks, internet protocol radio access networks (IPRAN), IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core network solutions, power systems, and value added services and applications such as voicemail platforms.

  • Norms flouted: Only 21 pc of 652 mobile towers have UT  …

    Norms flouted: Only 21 pc of 652 mobile towers have UT  …

    Norms flouted: Only 21 pc of 652 mobile towers have UT  …

    Hardly 21 per cent of the total 652 mobile towers in Chandigarh have been installed by six cellular operators after taking due approval from the Chandigarh administration. In the rest of the cases, either their permission applications are pending or cellular operators did not feel it necessary to take permission from the administration. The facts came to the fore from an affidavit filed by cellular companies in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday in an ongoing case.

  • London mosque, Yemeni nursing student, two bewildered f …

    It is in this flat, in the building owned by his realtor-builder father, that Atif Wasim Mohammed spent his childhood along with his two brothers. Except for Aleem, who comes over for a day or two sometimes, no one from the family stays here now. In December last year, the family lost touch with the 24-year-old.

  • Murder mystery deepens: Victim Sheena was Indrani’s daughter, …

    Murder mystery deepens: Victim Sheena was Indrani’s daughter, …

    Murder mystery deepens: Victim Sheena was Indrani’s daughter, …

    A day after Indrani Mukerjea, wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, was arrested, along with her former driver, for her alleged role in the murder of Mumbai resident Sheena Bora who was reported missing in 2012, it emerged that Sheena was her daughter from an earlier marriage — and not her sister as she had everyone believe. The murder mystery deepened Wednesday when Mumbai police arrested Indrani’s former husband, Sanjeev Khanna, from Kolkata, saying he too was an accused in the case. After questioning Indrani and Sanjeev separately, police claimed that 22-year-old Sheena was killed inside a moving car on April 24, 2012.

  • Govt may slap penalty on telcos for call drops

    T HE Prime Ministers observation on call drops has jolted the Department of Telecommunications into action with Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holding a meeting with senior officials on Wednesday to find a way to tackle the increasing menace. A senior official said that individual letters would be dashed off to the promoters of telcos to convey the concerns raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. The government is also considering imposition of a penalty for call drops on telecom companies.

  • Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app

    Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant -- dubbed "M" -- completes tasks along with seeking out information at the behest of users. "Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf," Facebook's David Marcus said in an online post.

  • French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget alle …

    A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as cellphones. The applicant, Marine Richard, 39, hailed the ruling as a "breakthrough" for people afflicted by Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). Scientific studies have found no evidence linking electromagnetic exposure to the symptoms -- tingling, headaches, fatigue, nausea, or palpitations.

  • PM Modi reviews progress of key infrastructure projects …

    New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed the progress of vital infrastructure projects at the PRAGATI meeting held at the national capital. In course of his review today, the Prime Minister, who chaired his fifth interaction through PRAGATI today, expressed concern at the grievances relating to post offices. Noting that postal services are vital for the poorest sections of society, he directed the Department of Posts to work towards improvement in service delivery, especially in areas such as payment of policy benefits, money orders, postal savings accounts, and delay in delivery of post.

  • Aliwaxima, Tehran's shoe-shine man in a red stilett …

    A giant, racy-red motorised stiletto is not what you expect to see cruising down the avenues of Iran's capital but it certainly attracts attention, and business, for intrepid shoe-shine man "Aliwaxima". In conservative Tehran where veils for women are mandatory and Islamic morality police still mount patrols, 42-year-old Aliwaxima proudly plies his trade unhindered, in his coquettish scooter. "I am the only shoe shine man in the country who works from his vehicle," says Mohammad Ali Hassan Khani, his real name, who could pass for a bespoke tailor on Savile Row with his immaculate shirt, sober tie and -- of course --spick-and-span loafers.

  • Stay away from smartphones if you are depressed

    Washington D.C., Aug 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that depressed people, who look for solutions through electronic interactions like smartphones, often tend to make their lives worse. Prabu David of the Michigan State University's College of Communication Arts said that using a mobile phone for temporary relief from negative emotions could worsen psychological conditions and spiral into unregulated and problematic use of mobile phones. David added that mobile phones can do a range of things that simulate human interaction, and added that it seduces people into believing it was real but the fact remains it was still synthetic.

  • Sony rolls out Xperia C5 Ultra smartphone with dual 13MP …

    Washington D C, Aug. 26 (ANI): Sony has launched the Xperia C5 Ultra smartphone in India at a price of Rs 29,990. The company has used borderless display in the Xperia C5 Ultra. The smartphone will be available for purchase from Sony Mobile outlets and other third party retailers across India.

  • 5G: It’s not just about a faster Internet

    The 5G world, once established, will not be just about Internet speeds.

  • Hong Kong stocks close lower

    Hong Kong, Aug 26 (IANS) Hong Kong stocks dropped 324.57 points (1.52 percent) to close on Wednesday at 21,080.39 points.