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The Jain religion and the right to die by Santhara

Indian Express explains the issues in the legal battle around the practice of starving to death.<p>Written by |<p>It took less than a minute for the …

India

Is a text message more romantic than a phone call?

When it comes to expressing a romantic interest, the results of a new study suggest typing and texting are more effective than talking<p>Modern dating seems to be characterised less by face-to-face encounters and bunches of flowers than by buzzing smartphones and the screen-swiping of dating apps. And …

Why Microsoft might buy a two-year-old startup called Mesosphere for as much as $1 billion

Mesosphere has reportedly caught Microsoft's attention and the software giant has been trying to buy the startup, reports The Information's Amir Efrati.<p>Mesosphere believes it's worth $1 billion, Efrati reports.<p>Whether Microsoft bites for that price is questionable, but the company may not be the …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How an intensive ten-day meditation retreat could transform your life for the better

It was 5:30 in the morning on my third day of silent meditation when I noticed something in me take a sharp turn left. I was groggy, frustrated by my …

Meditation

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Google could soon be searching your desktop too

Google has dominated the online search market for many years now, but it looks like executives in Mountain View have plenty of other targets too — a …

Windows Apps

Samsung launches a flip phone with dual displays and Snapdragon 808 SoC- Technology News, Firstpost

Just a couple of days after launching its high end <b>Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+</b>, Samsung has released another phone for the Chinese market. …

Windows 10: Microsoft can disable pirated software, unauthorised hardware

Microsoft can now disable counterfeit games and unathorised hardware with Windows 10<p>By: |<p>Microsoft can disable any counterfeit software or hardware …

Windows 10

The Burgeoning Invisible App Market

Today’s “invisible app” market could be classified as a passing trend, but it might also be the beginning of a significant multi-year shift in how we transact when we’re away from our computers. This shift applies to mobile devices, email, home devices like the Amazon Echo and even wearables like …

Want to start using OneNote for Windows 10? We’ll help you start

Microsoft OneNote is the company’s cloud-enabled note-taking software. It’s a one-stop shop for small bits of information from all over your digital …

Software

Faking News - leading news satire website of India

A few days back, RS Sharma, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), had disclosed his Aadhaar number on social media as part of …

Trailer For The James Dean Biopic LIFE with Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson

The Verge Review of Animals: the immortal jellyfish

Behold the tiny, gelatinous face of god<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Previously, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>In medieval bestiaries, every animal is …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

4 rad dwarf planets that aren't Pluto

Our solar system is kind of a crowded place, but Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune seem to get an inordinate amount of …

Solar System

9 of the scariest hacks we've seen this summer endanger more than your computer

From cars and gas stations to phones and hospital equipment, hackers got very creative finding new vulnerabilities to exploit. And the summer isn't even over yet.<p>Here's a look at nine of the most frightening hacks we've seen so far.

Security experts warn against using fingerprints as passwords

Ever since Apple introduced TouchID for iPhones, more and more smartphones feature fingerprint scanners. That has some security researchers …

We can end drug addictions by erasing your memories, say scientists

Scientists reckon they’ve found a simple way of tackling drug addictions forever.<p>Hurrah.<p>Their approach sounds pretty unusual though.<p>They’re testing a …

Terrestrial Planets: Definition & Facts About the Inner Planets

Terrestrial planets are Earth-like planets (in Latin, terra means Earth) made up of rocks or metals with a hard surface — making them different from …

Juiced Up: The Best Phone Charger Alternatives

What's more annoying than leaving for a weekend trip and realizing you left your phone charger at home? It's enough to ruin your vacation.<p>It doesn't …

Firefox 40 Is The Best Windows 10 Browser. Period.

It might not be the mid-2000s anymore but Firefox is still a very popular browser for users who don’t want to use IE/Safari but still don’t want to …

Windows 10: should privacy problems worry me?

Photograph: Microsoft<p>Windows 10: in terms of privacy it’s scarier than Windows 7, but not half as much as smartphones, CCTV or even supermarket reward cards …