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  • Snapchat rolls out 'no nudes' policy for teen users

    23 February, 2015 6:09 AM 44

    New Delhi: Photo-sharing app Snapchat has rolled out an explicit 'no nudes' policy for its teen users over alarming concerns about the app's potential misuse for sexting and pornography. Last week, the app launched a 'Snapchat Safety Center' for parents and teachers who are concerned that teens could engage in posting images deemed inappropriate

  • range smartphones at MWC 2015

    23 February, 2015 5:56 AM 31

    New Delhi: LG will unveil a new line of mid-range smartphones - Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy - next month at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC 2015). According to LG, the LG Magna and Spirit are designed to be fit more comfortably in palm of one's hand with its gently curved design. The four devices will be available in both LTE and 3G versions to expand

  • HTC One M9 images, details leaked ahead of March 1 launch

    23 February, 2015 5:36 AM 40

    New Delhi: Details of the HTC's yet-to-be-released Android smartphone, dubbed HTC One M9, have been leaked out on the web, days before the official launch of the device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona. The leaked information of the phone, which was slated to be unveiled at HTC's March 1 event, contains full specifications of the smartphone

  • Here's how you can lower the risk of your children being addicted to porn

    23 February, 2015 5:24 AM 30

    New York: An open talk with your growing kids when it comes to pornography can lower the risk of them being addicted to porn as they reach adulthood, a significant study has found. It also revealed that early conversation makes kids stronger and insulates them against lowered self-esteem if their romantic partners view porn. "Talking to kids about the negative

  • free smartphone developed for the disabled

    23 February, 2015 2:37 AM 20

    Jerusalem: An Israeli company claims to have developed the first completely hands-free smartphone that can allow disabled users to control the device with head movement. The smartphone created by Sesame Enable is designed for people with spinal cord injuries, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy and other disabilities that hamper the use of hands

  • At Geneva, India opposes dilution of tasks

    22 February, 2015 8:12 PM 32

    India’s position underscoring the historical responsibilities of developing countries in the context of climate change was up against proposed dilutions to that concept notably by the U.S. and the European Union at the recent climate talks in Geneva. An Indian official said the meeting did not have any high ambition on targets though all countries took an active

  • A smarter phone for people with disabilities

    22 February, 2015 7:39 PM 29

    An Israeli company has come up with a hands-free smartphone which functions by tracking the head movements of users, thus coming in handy for people with disabilities. Sesame Enable has designed the phone for people with spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other conditions that hamper the use of hands. The Android

  • Swine flu claims 38 more lives

    22 February, 2015 3:11 PM 22

    Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit States with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000. According to Union Health Ministry figures released on Sunday, the total number of deaths due to the disease has now reached 812 while

  • Together for Nature

    22 February, 2015 11:57 AM 26

    It is in small initiatives like the Save Nature Group, started by two young Germans, Johannes Leeder, 26, and Georg Lesser, 25, that one finds hope for our environment. The duo, on their first visit to India and after visiting ten cities here, felt that a cleaning project was the need of the hour for the country. So after travelling in the North and arriving

  • Google mobile search now shows latest, relevant posts from news sources

    22 February, 2015 6:04 AM 42

    New Delhi: Google has updated its mobile search with a 'carousel' feature that shows recent posts related to any topic of search from news sources. The search feature not only gives a link to the publication, but also highlights that publication's latest stories. For example if you search for hospitals, it will show up the latest news posts in the carousel