Technology

  • India’s Mars Orbiter completes 90 percent of its journey
    4:11 PM

    Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) India’s Mars Orbiter spacecraft has completed 90 percent of its journey to the red planet while scientists are gearing up to meet the challenge of restarting the onboard liquid fuel engine, an official said Thursday. “The spacecraft has completed 90 percent of its journey to Mars.

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  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts
    4:41 AM

    Singapore, Aug 27 (IANS) Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at

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  • ‘More US citizens censoring their views on Facebook, Twitter’
    4:41 AM

    Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) More and more US residents are censoring their views on Facebook and Twitter especially after the case of National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden and its repercussions, says Pew Research Centre here. In a survey of 1,801 people, the Pew report found that although nearly

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  • Indian-origin scientist measures rare black hole
    4:30 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A team of astronomers led by an Indian-origin astrophysicist has succeeded in accurately measuring – and thus confirming the existence of – a black hole about 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth.The universe has so many black

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  • Twitter turns favourites into retweets
    11:06 AM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Have you recently witnessed favourite tweets back in your tweet box? Some users are seeing tweets favourited by others in their timeline just like retweets.Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that have been marked as favourites by accounts they follow.Other tweets are

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  • Facebook offers free internet access to Zambians
    10:20 AM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook has launched a free app that provides limited internet access to people in the African nation Zambia who have mobile phones without data plans.Airtel customers can download the app called Internet.org for access to 13 outlets, including Facebook and Wikipedia, SF Gate reported.The Internet.org coalition

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