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See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Xiaomi To Make Things Even Harder For Apple In India

China’s privately held smartphone maker Xiaomi is going after the big guns. It’s beat Samsung in China. It is neck and neck with Apple. And now it is going to India on its first stop abroad.<p>The company said this week that it will unveil its first handset designed for exclusively for the Indian …

India Tech Startups: Seven Things That Blew My Mind

WhatsApp's influence, super-cheap Uber rides and fear of the b-word.<p>For the last two years, I’ve been fascinated by the rise of the tech industry in India as investors and big American companies like Amazon have poured billions into the country to either support or combat powerful homegrown players …

Startups

Google to websites: Be mobile-friendly or get buried in search results

Google is introducing a new algorithm that affects how mobile search results appear — a significant change that will take anywhere from several days …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The Best Android Phone Of All Time

There has been something very surprising about the levels of interest I’ve seen with the S6 and S6 Edge, namely that the interest seems to be focused now, as the phone goes on sale, on the S6 instead of the Edge.<p>This is the reverse of what I noticed when I published my initial hands-on reviews of …

Firehose Access Expires on August 13, 2015

UPDATE, SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2:10PM PST<p>Our first and foremost concern upon receiving the news from Twitter about suspending our months-long …

Social Media

Google’s patent to put an end to TV, film spoilers online

Search giant Google has been granted a patent for a system that would spot and hide spoilers about TV shows, books and movies from a user’s social …

Google admits it has huge influence in Washington as it tries to deny having influence

One of the biggest power players in Washington doesn't really want people to know about its power<p>It's no secret that Google has been a major influencer in US politics for years now — the company just doesn't want you to know it. But today, it admitted in a roundabout way just how deep its ties into …

Boeing has patented a 'Star Wars'-style force field

It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn't about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a vehicle, and then quickly heats up the air or water between the vehicle and the blast. The heat creates a plasma shield that is more dense …

More secure websites should be coming this summer

As soon as this summer, you may type “.bank” at the end of your financial institution’s URL instead of “.com.”<p>The new, exclusive domains offer a …

Customers

Google loses Court of Appeal bid to prevent UK users suing it

Google's claim to the Court of Appeal to prevent three British computer users from suing it over an alleged privacy breach within the UK has been overturned in a landmark privacy case<p>Google's appeal claiming the case of three British internet users attempting to sue the company over an alleged …

Privacy

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.<p>The five-minute dark-out on …

'Sherlock' season 4 details from Steven Moffat: 'Frightening, tough, emotional upheaval'

Interviewing ultra-secretive Steven Moffat about <i>Sherlock</i> is a tricky endeavor, given that the writer-producer would prefer to say nothing at all …

Kolkata braces for rally against Indian nun's gang-rape

Thousands are expected to join a rally led by priests in India's Kolkata in support of a 71-year-old nun who was gang-raped at her convent school, the city's archbishop has said.<p>The rape by a gang of robbers late on Friday is the latest in a series of high-profile sexual assaults in India that have …

20 Food Places That Prove Street Food In Kolkata Is By Far The Best In India!

source:raafayawan.files.wordpress.com<p><i>HolidayIQ Traveller Siddhant Chowdhary, “The markets at Garihat are always crowded with people but one thing I</i> …

10 best email apps for Android

Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps …

Android Circuit: Nobody Loves Lollipop 5.0, Sony Hoists The 'For Sale' Flag, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Mistake

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Google reducing security on older Android devices with WebView, almost nobody is using Lollipop 5.0, Four minutes to sell out the Nokia N1 tablet, Samsung upcoming …

Mobile

Google Is Doing A New Thing To Tick Off Microsoft: Exposing Bugs In Windows 8

Microsoft is not happy that Google's security folks are finding bugs in Windows (particularly Windows 8) and telling the world about them before Microsoft can fix the problems.<p>Publicly discussing bugs in this way (in geek-speak, it's called "full disclosure") is not something new or unique to …

FBI: Sony hack was North Korea’s work

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has officially pointed to North Korea as the culprit behind the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment — an …

Xiaomi Aims To Raise At $40 Billion And Become World's Most Valuable Private Tech Firm

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer and fourth-largest smartphone maker in the world, is exploring the option of raising funding that could value the company at more than $40 billion.<p>Multiple sources confirmed to FORBES that the Beijing company is considering raising more money and …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

National Security

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

Eastern Oregon

Army imposes martial law in Thailand

It's tense in Thailand, where violence has spilled into the streets, people have died or been injured, and the army declared martial law Tuesday.<p>Underscoring the instability, the army's decision to take control of the country came as a surprise to acting Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, …

MERS outbreak becomes more urgent, WHO says

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/health/2014/05/12/lead-vo-cohen-mers-second-us-case.cnn_12161039_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>The spread of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome has become more serious and urgent, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>At the same time, WHO said that -- …

HTC One (M8)

Samsung and HTC have launched their latest flagships, and the two devices have very different roles and aspirations. While Samsung hopes to maintain its position as the undisputed king of the Android hill, HTC is hoping to claw its way back into a market it dominated only a few years ago.<p>The age …

Phones

Oppo 'Smart Lens' leaks in new photos

Remember Sony’s intriguing line of QX lenses with built-in cameras? While the products remained fairly niche, there’s no doubt that Sony was onto …

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