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7,000 people have your face

Technology October 13, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

A reader said she saw me in her city. “But I’ve never been there,” I said. “I just have a common face.” This happens a lot. I once recognised myself on the other side of a crowded bar once before, realising that it was probably someone else. (It was lateRead More

Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ feature for new users

Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ feature for new users

Technology October 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

San Francisco, Oct 11  : Twitter has launched a new feature called “Happening Now” that will showcase newcomers on its platform tweets about events. “Happening Now” will highlight groups of tweets about a topic — starting with sports — and will expand to other areas like entertainment and breaking news,Read More

Apple patents self-adjusting watch band design

Technology October 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

San Francisco, Oct 11 :  Apple has received a US patent for creating self-adjusting Apple Watch bands which means magnetic clasps and other fasteners seen in current generation hardware could be things of the past soon. Apple’s new patent is for “Dynamic fit adjustment for wearable electronic devices” that detailsRead More

Microsoft to bring digital assistant Cortana in Skype

Technology October 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

San Francisco, Oct 11 : Microsoft is introducing an update for its Skype chat app that will have built-in support for its digital assistant Cortana. Cortana “will be gradually rolled out” for Skype on both Android and iOS platforms, starting with the US, The Verge reported late on Tuesday. UsersRead More

All-touch BlackBerry ‘Motion’ with 4,000 mAh battery launched

All-touch BlackBerry ‘Motion’ with 4,000 mAh battery launched

Technology October 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

Dubai: China-based TCL Communication has officially launched BlackBerry “Motion” — an all-touch smartphone — that comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery and is said to be similar to the popular BlackBerry “KEYone” sans the physical keyboard. The smartphone sports 5.5-inch full-HD LCD display and is likely to be a mid-rangeRead More

Snapchat outage hits users globally

Snapchat outage hits users globally

Technology October 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

London, October 10 Millions of users across the world, especially in Europe and the US were left snapped when the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat crashed globally for several hours. According to independent website Down Detector that monitors web outages, thousands of users reported problems with sending snaps, receiving snaps loginRead More

India’s methane emissions under control

Technology October 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

London India’s methane emissions have seen little growth over the last few years, according to a study published on Tuesday that found that the levels of the greenhouse gas are consistent with the country’s reports to the UN’s international environmental treaty. Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas whoseRead More

Facebook to make ad scrutiny more stringent

Facebook to make ad scrutiny more stringent

Technology October 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

San Francisco: After facing flak for enabling advertisers to reach “Jew haters” and the presence of Russia-linked ads on its platform during the 2016 American presidential election, Facebook is planning to make scrutiny of some advertisements more stringent before they are published on its platforms. The social network is goingRead More

Mothers work more, dads spend more leisure time

Mothers work more, dads spend more leisure time

Technology October 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

New York Do you think your mom works less than your dad? No, in fact she may be more hardworking, as researchers have found that dads are often seen having fun while moms work around the house. The study published online in the Journal Sex Roles found that three monthsRead More

Now, interact in virtual reality using your smile

Technology October 9, 2017 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

New York Scientists have developed a new technology that allows users to interact in a virtual reality environment using only mouth gestures such as a smile. The proliferation of affordable virtual reality head-mounted displays provides users with realistic immersive visual experiences. However, head-mounted displays occlude the upper half of aRead More