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Snapdeal, Flipkart call off merger talks

<i>Image: Anindito Mukherjee/ Reuters</i><p>It’s official. Talks between ecommerce firms Snapdeal and Flipkart for a proposed merger have been called off. A …

Apple invests $2.70 billion in LG for OLED display: Reports | tech

Samsung may soon not be the only supplier of OLED displays for Apple as the Cupertino-based tech company has reportedly invested $2.70 billion in LG …

Mobile Technology

Google’s smart keyboard app Gboard adds doodling, YouTube and Google Maps

Google’s Gboard, the app that integrates Google Search and other features right into the smartphone keyboard, is being updated today with a handful of notable new additions, including the integration of key Google services, like YouTube and Google Maps. This will allow Gboard app users to share …


Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Clean Energy

Why Today's Designers Are Different

A look into what it means to be a designer in the digital age.<p>What do you think of when you hear the word <i>design</i>?<p>You probably think about finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters that visually explain things.<p>What you might not immediately think of is the kind … is coming soon

Amazon could cut prices and launch a super-fast database to take on Oracle and SAP next week

There's one rumored new product that could be announced: a new super-fast "in-memory" database.<p>At least that's what Merrill Lynch's Justin Post thinks.<p>"Amazon may announce new database products like in-memory databases or higher performance database services like Aurora (MySQL)," he wrote in a …


Retro Style Trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Pluto-bound spacecraft to be woken from hibernation to start mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles (4.8 billion km), NASA’s New Horizons robotic probe will be woken from hibernation to begin its unprecedented mission: the study of the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its home, the Kuiper Belt.<p>An artist's impression of …

Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - London

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 6: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" at the O2 Arena on March 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

United Kingdom

See the Grammys 2015 Album of the Year Nominations Here!

Though the majority of 57th annual Grammy nominations were released earlier this week, the vaunted awards show held out on the Album of the Year …

Trailer for Ben Stiller’s Comedy WHILE WE'RE YOUNG


The latest Cleartrip update is a complete rewrite of the app, and it's great

Cleartrip is one of the more popular travel websites in India, which allows booking of flight and train tickets as well as hotels. Incidentally, two …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Environment: News & features

Lumia 535 Smartphone Review: Windows Phone's Brilliant Budget Bullet

Microsoft’s release of the Lumia 535 Windows Phone is a critical moment in the mobile mission of Redmond. Not that every handset release shouldn’t be regarded as critical (it’s never too early to start #failing), but the Lumia 535 comes at an important transitional time for the company as it is …