• Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and counting

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An astronaut has set a U.S. record for most time spent in space.

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  • U.S. appeals court sends BlackBerry lawsuit back to lower court

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing BlackBerry Ltd of fraudulently inflating its stock price by painting an upbeat picture of the prospects for its BlackBerry Z10 smartphone line that was misleading. While the 2nd U.S. Circuit

  • Wearable device delivers automatic support for weak muscles

    Children with muscular diseases could have their strength boosted by a new wearable device designed by Royal College of Art graduate Xinyang Tan. Liane Wimhurst reports. Credit to Reuters.

  • World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

    The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England. Hybrid Air Vehicles said ...

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  • Hate Parallel Parking? New 'RearVision' Camera and App Can Help

    The new backup camera for cars, dubbed RearVision, is powered by solar energy and uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect with your phone. The device also will be the first backup camera to update itself automatically to get better over time, according to Pearl Automation, the Silicon Valley-based company

  • EDBI backs RetailNext to bring e-commerce-style shopper analytics to offline retailers in APAC

    An IoT SaaS company, RetailNext automatically collects and analyses shopper behaviour data, providing retailers with insights to improve the shopper experience in real time RetailNext, a provider of IoT-based analytics solutions for brick-and-mortar retail stores, has received an undisclosed sum in financing

  • Flipkart Co-founders back Unacademy to provide free e-learning solutions in India

    It is a free online learning platform that allows educators to create courses using an app on various subjects, including exclusive content for various competitive exams Bangalore-based free online learning platform Unacademy has raised US$1 million in fresh funding, led by Blume Ventures, with participation

  • Karbonn brings 3D video viewing on new smartphone

    New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Karbonn Mobiles on Wednesday launched K9 Viraat smartphone at Rs 4,799 that comes with an in-built 3D feature to give users enhanced video experience.

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  • Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

    A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said Wednesday. Media said that Tuesday's incident marked Japan's first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app. Keiji Gooh, a 39-year-old farmer, allegedly struck

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  • Disruption in Singapore: Is your industry next?

    What industry are you in and what disruptors are you wary of? What steps have you taken to ensure you continue to innovate and stay competitive? Disruption was a strong focus of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech for 2016, his first since SG50. Sorry to disappoint, but PM Lee

  • Vivo launches 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone in India

    New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone company Vivo on Wednesday launched a new 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone in India at Rs 7,490.

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  • South Korea delays decision on Google's request for mapping data

    South Korea said on Wednesday it will extend a review of a request by Google Inc in June for permission to take government mapping data out of the country for use in servers worldwide, with a decision due by Nov. 23. Google, whose corporate parent is Alphabet Inc, has said it needs to put the data on

  • Prisma launches offline mode for its photo filter app

    Art enthusiasts no longer have to wait for an internet connection to turn their favorite photos into an Edward Munch painting, reports Tech Crunch. Art filter app Prisma has created an offline mode for users to create creative images anytime, anywhere.

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  • Mobile app to help HIV patients adhere to medications

    New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone app that could help improve adherence to medications -- such as antiretroviral therapy (ART) -- among people living with HIV by putting the prevention in their pocket. The app -- named Daily Reports of Using Medications, or DRUM -- could

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  • Mobileye, Delphi team up to develop robot car system

    Israeli technology firm Mobileye and UK-based auto-equipment maker Delphi said Tuesday that they were teaming up to develop an autonomous driving system which would be ready for vehicle-makers in 2019. Last month, German car maker BMW announced that it was joining forces with Mobileye and US computer

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  • Ban: World not prepared for biological attacks, new technology threats

    United Nations, Aug 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sounded an alarm that the world is not prepared to face the threats from biological attacks while the Interpol and experts warned about the dangers of terrorists using 21st century technologies to wreak unprecedented levels of mass destruction

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  • Indian-origin scientist designs chip that detects 'hardware' viruses

    New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have designed a novel chip that can ward off hardware viruses from sabotaging healthcare devices, public infrastructure and financial, military or government electronics. Siddharth Garg, assistant professor of electrical and computer

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  • Leap Motion updates its hand-tracking tech

    Leap Motion has introduced an early access beta version of its Interaction Engine, making hand-tracking for VR more sophisticated and giving developers an edge in building VR environments.

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  • Samsung, Tencent surge in race to become Asia's most valuable firm

    By Nichola Saminather SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd are racing to be crowned Asia's most valuable company as expectations for robust earnings growth push their share prices to record highs. "These companies can grow earnings despite weaker global

  • Jio Preview Offer available on Panasonic 4G VoLTE smartphones

    New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Panasonic India has partnered with Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited to make the Jio Preview Offer available on all its 4G VoLTE smartphone customers. Users will also get complimentary access to premium Jio applications like My Jio, Jio on Demand, Jio Beats, Jio Play, Jio Drive,

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  • Facebook testing autoplaying videos with sound turned on

    New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook is testing a change in its mobile app wherein videos will automatically start with the sound turned on. With this feature, which is currently active in Australia and may come to other countries soon, users may notice autoplay on all types of video

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  • Malaysia’s MaGIC Accelerator Programme kicks off Cohort 3

    As many as 75 startups will participate in the programme, to be held from 24 August 2016 to 24 November 2016 Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has kicked off its four-month Accelerator Programme (MAP) for the third cohort today. As many as 75 startups will participate in the programme

  • Online real estate company PropertyGuru appoints Daan Prince as CFO

    Finance leader with 12 years of experience in Asian and European technology markets joins PropertyGuru, completing the executive leadership team Asia’s online real estate major PropertyGuru Group has appointed Daan Prince as Chief Financial Officer, effective 6 June 2016. Prince – whose expertise lies

  • PropertyGuru’s newly appointed CFO Daan Prince will oversee the financial and operational aspects of the group

    Finance leader with 12 years of experience in Asian and European technology markets joins PropertyGuru, completing the executive leadership team PropertyGuru Group (“PropertyGuru” or the “Group”), Asia’s online property group, has appointed Daan Prince as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective 6

  • Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone. While robust demand could help