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India announces Mars mission in 2013

NEW DELHI (AP) — India plans to send a space mission to Mars next year in a giant leap forward for science and technology in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday. Singh said the unmanned spacecraft will enter orbit around the planet and collect scientific information. He announced the mission during a speech […]

August 18, 2012 / No Comment / Read More

OnLive assets sold, services will continue

OnLive has confirmed its assets have been sold to a new company with “substantial funding” after conflicting reports claimed the streaming video game service may shut down. In a statement released Friday, the company will hire “a large percentage” of OnLive’s staff and will continue to add more employees in the future. “All previously announced […]

August 18, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

New spider family found in US caves

WASHINGTON: A team of amateur cave explorers and arachnologists has found a new family of spiders in caves and old-growth redwood forests in Oregon and California, US researchers said Friday. Entomologists at the California Academy of Sciences said the spider, named Trogloaptor — or “cave robber” — for its lethal front claws, had such unique […]

August 18, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

Facebook insiders can sell now; stock at new low

Some fears about Facebook appear to be justified. Investors bracing for more bad news got it Thursday when, on the day insiders were allowed to sell an additional 271 million shares, Facebook stock fell 6% and set another all-time low. The shares ended down $1.33 at $19.87 for a total drop of 48% in the […]

August 17, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges

WASHINGTON: Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc’s Safari browser, the US Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The deal ends an FTC probe into allegations that Google used computer code known as “cookies” to trick the Safari browser on iPhones and iPads […]

August 11, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

Google extends online search to email boxes

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Wednesday began allowing users to extend online searches to include messages stored in accounts at Web-based email service Gmail. “Sometimes the best answer to your question isn’t available on the public web – it may be contained elsewhere, such as in your email,” Google search senior vice president Amit Singhal said […]

August 9, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

Pakistani Engineer succeeded to run the CAR by water

Pakistani Engineer succeeded to run the CAR by water

July 28, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

YouTube unveils face-blurring tool

SAN FRANCISCO: Video website YouTube unveiled on Wednesday a way for users to automatically blur human faces in videos they upload, a feature that would help protect the identities of political dissidents, YouTube parent Google Inc said. Once known more as a repository for fuzzy, home-made cat videos, YouTube has become a growing destination for […]

July 19, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

Biomechanical legs are a giant step for robot-kind

PARIS: Scientists in the United States say they have made the world’s most advanced pair of biomechanical legs, bringing the goal of human-friendly household robots a bit closer. About half the size of their human counterparts, the legs are the first to mimic walking in a biologically accurate, energy-efficient manner, say the researchers. They have […]

July 6, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

Facebook email switch prompts outcry

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook users were venting anger Tuesday over a move changing users’ default email address to the one operated by the leading social network. “You can thank Facebook for making that change without telling you,” said security consultant Graham Cluley of Sophos. Facebook indicated in April it would be “updating addresses on Facebook to […]

June 27, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More

Einstein was right after all: neutrinos can’t go faster than light

Now it’s official: Neutrinos cannot travel faster than light, and the claim they could stemmed from a “faulty kit,” a science-oriented site reported Saturday. The finding should end speculation that the ethereal particles may have broken the cosmic speed limit, according to The Christian Science Monitor. In an article posted on its site, CSM said […]

June 10, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More | Edit This Post

Facebook App Center Launched for Web and Mobile

Facebook’s App Center, unveiled Thursday night, initially features more than 600 social applications for both Web and mobile platforms. Prior to the App Center, Facebook did not sell the apps but simply linked to the original stores. The new App Center filters apps and then gives recommendation for smartphone users, also showing what your friends […]

June 10, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More | Edit This Post

Google Earth, now in 3-D!

With 3-D imagery, expanded street view, and offline access, Google Earth and Google Maps got a pretty major boost this week. Rumor has it that Google is beefing up their services before Apple launches its own competing map app. Soon it’ll be okay: this week, Google announced a new offline Maps mode which, when paired […]

June 10, 2012 | Filed under Technology News | Read More | Edit This Post

Got a deck? Solar panels now a plug-in appliance

A do-it-yourself kit for installing a handful of solar panels lets people dip their toes into grid-tied solar power. t’s a green-energy geek’s dream do-it-yourself project: attach a few solar panels to your deck and watch your electric bills go down. Now one company is selling such a product. SpinRay Energy has developed a system […]

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