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Amazon launches Kannada books, movies, music store
Amazon launches Kannada books, movies, music store

Amazon.In, has announced the launch of its Kannada books, movies and music store on the eve of the Kannada Rajyotsava, the state formation day, tomorrow.

New computerised driving-testing system to eliminate corruption

A camera-based innovative driving testing system that will ensure a technology-oriented assessment of the driving quality of license-seekers without human intervention will be inaugurated by union Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari in Pune Saturday.

WikiTweaks for Chrome restyles Wikipedia to avoid content distractions

WikiTweaks for Chrome has restyled Wikipedia that can help users to avoid distractions from the links within the text body and stay focused on the main content.

Ghost appears in selfie
Ghost appears in selfie

A selfie of two Newcastle-based girls clicked at a bar in London has gone viral on social media for there was a "ghost" standing behind the girls.

Why use of pvt emails by govt servants be not stopped: Delhi HC asks Centre
Why use of pvt emails by govt servants be not stopped: Delhi HC asks Centre

The Delhi High court Thursday questioned why use of private email accounts, like Yahoo and Gmail, by government officials be not stopped as it would lead to public/official records being taken outside the country which is a violation of the law.

Expert claims hacking Xiaomi server, firm calls it hoax
Expert claims hacking Xiaomi server, firm calls it hoax

A Taiwanese cyber security expert has claimed to have compromised server of China based smartphone maker Xiaomi but the company called it a hoax.

China's Internet chief accuses US of hacking but says talks “unhindered”
China's Internet chief accuses US of hacking but says talks “unhindered”

Eighty percent of Chinese government websites have been attacked by hackers, with most of the assaults launched from the United States, a top Chinese Internet regulator said on Thursday.

Facebook, Twitter may help restrain spread of HIV
Facebook, Twitter may help restrain spread of HIV

In a new study, researchers have discovered that posts on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter could help control the spread of HIV.

Online dating service admits to fake profiles

A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.

Israelis ready to dump family, sex for internet: Poll

A Google poll revealed that many Israeli people are willing to sacrifice sex and stop talking to their mothers for the sake of internet surfing.

Russians suspected in White House computers hack: Report
Russians suspected in White House computers hack: Report

US authorities are investigating an incident in which hackers believed to be working for the Russian government recently breached the unclassified White House computer networks, it has been reported.

Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013: Report

Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state`s population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday.

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease
Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.

Start-up innovates affordable fix for website crashes
Start-up innovates affordable fix for website crashes

Websites going bust under excessive loads might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an innovative technology.

Google offers free access to satellite images
Google offers free access to satellite images

Tracking melting glaciers, deforestation or disappearing elephants has been made easier as Google has now allowed access to real time, updated satellite images through its Skybox programme.

Twitter lets researchers scan its vast public data
Twitter lets researchers scan its vast public data

The micro-blogging site has finally given access to its vast database to a selected pool of researchers to study tweets and find answers to a variety of issues.

Google employee held for 'cyberstalking'

A 23-year-old Google employee has been arrested for allegedly cyberstalking a former classmate, a medai report said.

Atheists have more followers on Twitter: Study
Atheists have more followers on Twitter: Study

If you happen to be an atheist, joining Twitter would be a good idea as you could share your views with many more like-minded people.

Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be 'curious'
Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be 'curious'

The famous theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking is now on Facebook, asking fans to be "curious".

Queen Elizabeth II signs her first royal tweet
Queen Elizabeth II signs her first royal tweet

The social media buzz this time could not even stop Queen Elizabeth II from entering the Twitter world. The Royalty for the first time tweeted in front of around 600 guests at the museum.

Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think
Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think

Google Thursday announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people.

Google celebrates Mangalyaan's one month in Mars orbit with a doodle
Google celebrates Mangalyaan's one month in Mars orbit with a doodle

Google on Thursday paid tribute to India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) with a special doodle as it completes one month in Mars orbit.

Facebook`s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive -- in Mandarin
Facebook`s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive -- in Mandarin

Facebook is banned in China, but the co-founder of the world`s largest social network appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing -- in Mandarin.

Wish PM Modi Happy Diwali online
Wish PM Modi Happy Diwali online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday took to Twitter to share the link of a special page for exchanging Diwali wishes with people.

US House Science Committee to probe Twitter study
US House Science Committee to probe Twitter study

The US House Science Committee has announced a probe into an ambitious study by the Indiana University to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter.

Internet 'sleeps' in some parts of the world

Internet "sleeps" almost like a living creature in some parts of Asia, South America and Eastern Europe, say scientists who tracked Internet usage as it pulses across the globe daily.

'Ham radio can counter dark side of social networking'

Amateur or ham radio can counter the negative effects of social networking by providing a safer and alternative route for making friends worldwide, according to a licensed ham operator based in West Bengal.

Facebook to locate your stolen passwords
Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

In a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.

Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook
Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook

Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to desist from creating fake profiles to nab criminals.