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  • 5 things to know about Apple's new ResearchKit medical apps

    12 March, 2015 5:35 AM 49

    San Francisco: Amid all the talk of Apple Watch, a new MacBook laptop and a partnership with HBO, a set of Apple tools aimed at promoting medical research didn't get much attention. The tools, called ResearchKit, promise to help researchers study asthma, Parkinson's and other diseases by recruiting test subjects through iPhone apps. These tools could

  • French palace, British museum join the 'No Selfie Stick Allowed' tourist destinations

    12 March, 2015 5:17 AM 28

    Paris: "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially dangerous. Officials at Palace of Versailles outside Paris, and Britain's National Gallery in London

  • Swiss watchmakers quietly making smartwatches of their own to rival Apple Watch

    12 March, 2015 4:04 AM 72

    London: To observers of the secretive Swiss watch industry, its quiet, seemingly passive response to Apple Inc's plan to attack their centuries-old business could be mistaken for submission before an overwhelming adversary. But luxury and fashion groups Richemont, LVMH, Swatch Group and Guess Inc have been busy in the past year tinkering with smartwatches

  • Twitter changes usage rules; strictly prohibits posting revenge porn on site

    12 March, 2015 3:28 AM 18

    New Delhi: Twitter has changed its usage rules to better address the grave concern of revenge porn posted on its site. The microblogging site now clearly warns against posting of revenge porn or other non-consensual, intimate photos on its platform. On its Twitter Rules page, the site tells users that images or videos that are considered and treated

  • Google launches new Interactive Events app for web, mobile to be used at its own events

    12 March, 2015 2:58 AM 114

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out a new app which is meant to be used at the company's own events. The Android app, Interactive Events, can be downloaded directly from Google Play Store. The new second-screen tool for web and mobile is said to have strategically rolled out prior to the search giant's Google I/O 2015 developer conference. Google launches

  • Google launches new web store to sell Nexus devices, Chromebooks, smartwatches, other hardware

    12 March, 2015 2:02 AM 59

    New Delhi: Google has created a separate online store to sell its products like the Chromebooks, Nexus devices, and more which were earlier sold through its Google Play store. The new destination for all physical products has been named the Google Store and is solely for all hardware, unlike the Google Play Store that included apps, music, and movies

  • Alibaba to invest in Snapchat at $15 billion valuation

    11 March, 2015 10:20 PM 7

    (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to invest $200 million in Snapchat, valuing the photo-messaging service at about $15 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people it said were familiar with the situation. A month ago, Bloomberg reported that Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding

  • Sindhudurg comes alive with a ‘pristine’ coral collection

    11 March, 2015 6:17 PM 94

    The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has found three new records of coral reef on the Sindhudurg coast near Malvan of Maharashtra during a recent survey. Efforts are on to protect the reef with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has sanctioned Rs. 80 lakh towards capacity building of the local people. A team from the Marine

  • Google launches cloud service for 'cold data'

    11 March, 2015 4:16 PM 21

    REUTERS - Google Inc introduced a cloud storage service for users to store "cold data" and access it much faster than traditional services.Organizations now churn out a vast amount of data, all of which they don't need immediately but would like to retain for future use.Google Cloud Storage Nearline will let users access stored data in about three seconds

  • Apple says some services down for all users

    11 March, 2015 3:03 PM 23

    (Reuters) - Some Apple Inc services, including the App store, iTunes store, Mac App store and iBook store, were down for users worldwide on Wednesday."Customers may be unable to make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Mac App Store," the company said on its website. (http://apple.co/YIMuUp)Apple said its iCloud Mail and iCloud