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Now, smartphone controlled system to keep diabetes in check

Now, smartphone controlled system to keep diabetes in check

Technology April 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Beijing Scientists have successfully engineered cells to produce insulin under the command of a smartphone, helping keep blood sugar levels within normal limits in diabetic mice. The new system developed by researchers, including those from East China Normal University, involves engineering insulin-producing cells to do their work when illuminated withRead More

Ancient human DNA discovered in caves without bones

Technology April 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

Berlin Scientists have successfully retrieved DNA of extinct human ancestors from caves with no skeletal remains, an advance that could shed new light into human evolution and history. While there are numerous prehistoric sites in Europe and Asia that contain tools and other human-made artefacts, skeletal remains of ancient humansRead More

Microsoft to end its smartphone ecosystem by June

Microsoft to end its smartphone ecosystem by June

Technology April 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Microsoft did not mention phones in the company’s most recent earnings report which leans towards the fact that the software giant isn’t very keen on keeping its mobile ecosystem alive these days. Instead, it looks as if Microsoft is planning to step away from phones completely, and now it’s believedRead More

Google’s search for non-ad revenue puts spotlight on cloud, Pixel

Technology April 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Alphabet Inc’s non-advertising business, which houses its cloud unit, Pixel smartphones and the Play store, has long been sandwiched between Google’s advertising juggernaut and its moonshot ventures that have captured popular imagination. Not any more. The business, categorized as “Other Revenue” in its earnings report, posted a 49.4 percent jumpRead More

Instagram reaches 700 million active users

Instagram reaches 700 million active users

Technology April 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram now boast 700 million users, more than 80 per cent of whom are outside the United States. The company has added 100 million users since December, when it last announced 600 million active users milestone. Instagram has quickly eclipsed its archrival Snapchat which has over 161Read More

Microsoft disclosed wrong numbers on US surveillance requests, reveals company

Technology April 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Microsoft has revealed in a statement that they provided wrong figures earlier this month when it revealed an increase in the number of US government surveillance requests in the first six months of 2016. The software giant explained that there’s actually no increase in the number of requests. It alsoRead More

Apple to offer free coding, art classes

Apple to offer free coding, art classes

Technology April 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

NEW YORK: Aiming to educate communities globally, Apple will launch numerous teaching sessions in May in all its 495 stores, ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more. Titled “Today at Apple”, the free teaching sessions will be led by highly-trained team members,Read More

Ask Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

Technology April 26, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

New York If you are using WhatsApp on iOS, then you can ask your “intelligent assistant” Siri to read out latest messages for you while you can go handsfree. According to a report in Engadget, the new version brings the feature to users running iOS 10.3 on their devices. ThisRead More

BCCI loses revenue, governance votes as Manohar plays hardball

BCCI loses revenue, governance votes as Manohar plays hardball

Sports, Technology April 26, 2017 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, April 26 The Indian cricket board’s hegemony in world cricket on Wednesday came under severe threat as the richest board was comprehensively out-voted on governance structure and revenue model at the ICC Board Meeting in Dubai. India was checkmated by former BCCI boss Shashank Manohar, who now helmsRead More

Ask Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

Ask Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

Technology April 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

New York If you are using WhatsApp on iOS, then you can ask your “intelligent assistant” Siri to read out latest messages for you while you can go handsfree. In a new update to the Facebook-owned chat app, users can get their messages read by simply saying: “Hey Siri, readRead More