London, Feb 20 (IANS) Three of four young adults are likely to exhibit symptoms such as fidgeting and scratching of stress similar to those seen in people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), upon being separated from their smartphones, researchers say. The findings showed that young adults tend
LONDON (AP) — Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.
King’s College Hospital has created a free virtual reality app designed to ease patients’ fears ahead of MRI machine scans. My MRI at King’s, which has primarily been built for children, is essentially a simple audiovisual guide that walks patients through the events that will happen on the day. It
Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. "If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone... they all are getting better and better," said Shwetak
The cloud can help small businesses grow by allowing greater connectivity, flexibility and security. Cloud technology is enabling start-ups to get off the ground, helping established businesses grow, and empowering managers to make better informed decisions. “The cloud” can seem like a complex concept
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) A key Taliban commander was killed in a drone strike attack on a militant hideout in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, a defence official confirmed on Monday.
LG's upcoming G6 smartphone will offer users both front and back cameras for a wider angle and improved shot reports The Verge. According to the site LG confirmed the news in a (Korean language) blog post. The front camera will offer a 100-degree field of view, while the addition of two cameras
A new app has been created that will alert users through a phone notification if they’re about to enter an area where there have previously been incidents of sexual assault. Designed by police, the Mimamotchi app launched in Japan last month and has been specifically created to help keep women and children
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Leading e-commerce major Flipkart on Monday tied up with global software major Microsoft to use its Azure cloud platform for boosting its e-tail sales. The strategic partnership was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on his maiden visit to Bengaluru after he took over
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Monday offered to share its expertise with Asean's member-countries in the development of their telecom and digital connectivity sectors. "We look forward to being your preferred partner in your digital connectivity initiatives. Sinha was addressing a conference
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Portable digital products firm Portronics on Monday launched a new Bluetooth sound bar "Sound Slick" for better audio experience. Priced at Rs 3,499, the device with powerful 30W output comes with various connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, USB, AUX IN and AUX
Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike said on Monday it has raised funding in a new round led by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL] and hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, bringing its total new funding in 2017 to more than $300 million. The Shanghai-founded startup said last month it raised
Bill Gates has called for a tax on robots to make up for lost taxes from workers whose jobs are destroyed by automation. The Microsoft founder and world’s richest man said the revenue from a robot tax could help fund more health workers and people in elderly and child care, areas that are still expected
By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook. No longer
KUALA LUMPUR: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (MCMC) has set next month for the launch of SaveME 999, a new smartphone application for the public to seek help from the police. Its operation deputy secretary-general Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Mohamad Nor said the app would also facilitate those with
Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches and pirated music under a new crackdown on illegal websites. Search engine giants Google and Bing have signed up to a new voluntary code designed to stop people from visiting disreputable content providers. The
By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it formed a strategic partnership with Bailian Group, the largest retailer by store numbers to join the e-commerce giant's drive to use big data to improve and profit from brick-and-mortar sales. The deal, which does
Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said on Sunday he instructed his chief human resources officer to investigate the accusations described in a blog post by Susan Fowler, who worked as an engineer at Uber from November 2015 to December 2016.
US tech giants Google and Microsoft have reached a truce with the Government and the creative industries in a bitter and long-running battle over links to pirated films and music online. The search engine operators have signed up to a clampdown that will see the UK’s copyright watchdog monitor the search
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges.
A New Zealand court ruled on Monday that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to his Megaupload website, which was shutdown in 2012 following an FBI-ordered raid on his Auckland mansion. The Auckland High Court upheld the decision by a lower
A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was ...
After a year of SpaceX delays, the pioneering cube satellite hitched a ride with India’s ISRO Israeli-Swiss startup SpacePharma, which has built a nanosatellite dubbed DIDO that conducts biological experiments in microgravity, has finally launched its pioneer machine with the help of India’s national
BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S.
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Effecting a breakthrough in making insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed. Six-legged insects run fastest using a three-legged, or "tripod"