Saurabh Tiwari

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UN office urges Turkey to probe 2,000 reported killings

GENEVA (AP) — The Turkish government should investigate hundreds of alleged killings and other rights abuses in Turkey's southeast, the U.N. human …

Amazon.com will now come in Spanish, too

Amazon has started to roll out the first new language on Amazon.com since the original site's creation over 20 years ago.<p>A spokeswoman for the Seattle-based online retailer told CNET on Thursday that the website has begun adding Spanish. The change will let the US' more than 40 million native …

Spanish Language

Online 'flaming' insurance introduced in Japan

Ever felt the brute force of social media's scrutiny and ridicule? This insurance company wants to help.<p>Japanese company Sompo is offering "enjo" insurance (flaming insurance), reports Rocket News, which covers people and organisations against their name being marred online by mishaps or …

Fast Food

Apple's first made-in-India device could be the iPhone SE

According to an industry insider who spoke to Reuters, Apple is gearing up to begin manufacturing the iPhone SE in the south Indian city of Bangalore.<p>The news follows our report from two weeks ago about Apple’s plans to start building phones in India by the end of April. Priyank Kharge, IT minister …

What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Border Wall

Last month, President Donald Trump took steps to make good on a campaign promise to turn the United States’ existing border fence into a "big, …

Why do Hogwarts professors not have family or children?

It’s not that they don’t have families because they’re Hogwarts teachers. They’re of course allowed to have families, but parts of their backgrounds …

The Minimum Wage Movement Is Leaving Tipped Workers Behind

When New Jersey raised its minimum wage at the start of the year, low-wage workers across the state cheered. But not Rebecca Fox. The 31-year-old …

Income Inequality

The Darkest Town In America

GERLACH, Nev. — Here in the desert, the Earth boils and stars fill the sky. By day, you can see plumes of geothermal steam rising in every direction, …

Breast Cancer

10 million Android devices reportedly infected with Chinese malware

At least 10 million Android devices have been infected by malware called HummingBad, according to cybersecurity software maker Check Point.<p>Check Point, which has been tracking the malware since it was discovered in February, has released an analysis of the threat. For months, the number of …

Self-sufficiency

Artificial skin that removes wrinkles and restores youth created by scientists

An artificial 'second skin' that reduces the appearance of wrinkles has been created by scientists. The synthetic skin has been shown to restore the …

Add these 5 calendars to Google Calendar

Once you get into the habit of regularly adding events and tasks to your calendar, it can become an irreplaceable asset to your digital organization. But calendars can be used for so much more than scheduling meetings or remembering birthdays.<p>You can subscribe to existing calendars, share calendars …

Samsung cooks up crazy prototype gadgets like VR camera necklaces, helmet speakers

This seems to be the week Samsung shows off cool gadgets we'll probably never get to buy.<p>First it demoed robots that sense emotion and voice-activated light switches. They're reference designs Samsung hopes customers will build using its Artik chips, not products it will sell on its own.<p>Then it …

Virtual Reality

Ecocapsule: New era of sustainable living.

Chromebooks may soon be able to run almost every Android app

It looks like Google may soon be breaking down barriers between its two operating systems, giving Chrome OS users access to Android apps from the Google Play Store. As spotted by a Reddit user this weekend, Chromebooks running version 51 of Chrome OS are showing a checkbox in their settings menu …

How to set up a VPN on an Android smartphone or tablet

Trying to set up a VPN (virtual private network) account on your Android phone? It’s actually not too hard to do, but what exactly is a VPN and why should you use one? That’s exactly what we aim to explore.<p>What is a VPN and why should I use it?<p>A VPN is a system in which computing devices can …

I flew a drone with a flick of my wrist

I've wanted to use The Force since I was a little kid. Pull things towards me, push them away, with a mere wave of my hand. This week, I got to try something a lot like that.<p>Don't get too excited: we haven't developed human tractor beams quite yet. But remote-control cars, drones and light bulbs …

Drones

Here are the 3 key issues that Europe has with Android

Why? The short answer is that the European Commission thinks that Google is using the dominant position of its mobile operating system, Android, to promote its apps and products at the expense of its competitors' — thereby stifling innovation.<p>"In Europe you can be big. You can grow. You can be …

Former Residents of a Fukushima Ghost Town Return Home in Emotional Photo Series

In town of Namie in Fukushima, Japan, a girl poses in a school gym; outside of the frame of French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume …

How to make your laptop boot faster

If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by replacing spinning hard drives (HDD) with a new solid-state drive (SSD).<p>Without needing to …

Operating Systems

Hackers may have cracked San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone for FBI

The FBI may have gotten help in cracking into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists from an unusual ally: professional hackers.<p>The iPhone was cracked after hackers brought a previously unknown software flaw to the attention of the FBI, according to a report Tuesday by the …

What Remains of Paris’ La Petite Ceinture

Stretching 32 kilometres around the city centre of Paris lies la petite ceinture, a railway built more than two centuries ago that now sits unused. …

France

Google Voice Access lets you control your smartphone entirely hands-free

Ever have one of those days when it was just too much to ask for you to have to use your fingers to work your smartphone? I mean, having all of mankind’s knowledge at our fingertips is nice and all, but must we <i>really</i> use our fingertips? Fortunately, Google has felt our pain. They’ve released an app …

WhatsApp encryption may have made the messaging app illegal in India

WhatsApp's decision to encrypt all chats and calls for its one billion users across the world by default earlier this week, may have made the popular …

Car makers ask the US to slow down on rules for self-driving tech

You might think that car brands would want governments to approve self-driving cars quickly so that sales can start as soon as possible, but it turns out that they're quite cautious. The Global Automakers industry group (which includes numerous heavyweights) used a public hearing on April 8th to …

Automotive Industry

SpaceX releases photos of its rocket launch and first-ever sea landing

• Science<br>• Photo Essay<br>• Space<br>• SpaceX<p>19<p>Tweet Share<p>Share on Facebook Tweet Share Pin Share<p>In case you somehow missed it, SpaceX made history yesterday afternoon when it successfully landed one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a remotely-piloted barge at sea. The success came after a few failed attempts over the …

Space Travel

Poignant Photos of 1990s Teenagers in Their Bedrooms

“I’m not a nostalgic person,” says Albuquerque-based photographer Adrienne Salinger, “I’m not wired that way.” She keeps a single copy of her book <i>In</i> …

Teens

How gaming's latest controversy betrays our failing imaginations

A few days ago, Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear went on sale. It's the first expansion to a beloved video game series in over a decade. But some fans' excitement quickly changed to anger.<p>Within days, gamers flooded review aggregators like Metacritic with low scores for Baldur's Gate, many …

Storytelling

Artist Photoshops Men Out of Political Images to Prove We Still Need Feminism

“Token women are wheeled out constantly, but just because there is some female presence doesn’t mean we’ve got equality,” writes Alex Holder, …

Feminism

5 lessons you can learn from my failed startup

It suddenly dawned on us that our product would not sell. And unless we did something about it, the startup was doomed. This was December 2014.<p>Dreamy eyed noobs that we were, we made tons of mistakes. I hope this post helps you avoid some of those mistakes because as much as we glorify failure in …