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China’s tech trailblazers

GOOGLE left. Facebook is blocked. Amazon is struggling to make headway. And if further proof were needed that China’s tech market is a world apart, …

Appliance Science: How Alexa learns about you

In my last column, I looked at how Amazon's Echo device and the Alexa voice service allows you to control things with your voice. You speak, it understands and obeys. Alexa is just part of a new wave of services that allow you to control things with your voice, from cell phones to intercoms and …

Pump it up, Scotty

AT 73 metres long and 420 tonnes, the International Space Station is the biggest artificial object in space. And it is growing: its 15 existing …

The autonomous car’s reality check

A CAR sprouting a dome containing a spinning laser sensor and festooned with cameras barely draws a second glance as it edges through the crowded …

A suitable boy?

THEY seem such a promising pair, India and America. The two biggest and noisiest democracies are linked by language and blood: 125m Indians speak …

Geopolitics

IBM’s new tech might make the iPhone faster than ever

Each iPhone Apple launches is faster than its predecessor thanks to both hardware and software innovations. The same goes for high-end Android …

Reckon you were born without a brain for maths? Highly unlikely

Maths is not about learning times tables, it’s about spotting patterns in everything we experience and using them to plan and invent<p>It’s extraordinary what a badge of honour it is in our culture to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.”<p>You’d never get someone in India …

Mathematics

Google to submit fresh proposal for Loon Project: Prasad

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Wall Street

FWD vs. RWD vs. AWD: How the wheels that turn change the way you drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD): you’ve probably heard these terms kicked around before, but what do they …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

7 Tips to Cold Weather Running

Running<p>7 Tips for Winter Weather Running<p>Posted by: Nate Helming<br>ReebokONE Ambassador<p>Cabin fever is REAL...especially in cold winter climates when …

Why diesel cars are banned, and why diesel is so bad for you

The spike in diesel car sales has been accompanied by the mushrooming of mobile towers and malls, all of which use generator set, which run on diesel.<p>…

New NASA satellite maps show human fingerprint on global air quality

Using new, high-resolution global satellite maps of air quality indicators, scientists tracked air pollution trends over the last decade in various …

Know Your English: December 14

<b>What is the meaning and origin of ‘cool one’s heels’? (J. Maitabi, Bangalore)</b><p>The idiom is frequently used in informal contexts to mean to make …

This one chart gives you an idea of how crazy Amazon's cloud growth really is

Amazon Web Services turned out to be a profitable, fast-growing cloud computing juggernaut when it first revealed its financials earlier this year.<p>But this chart by market research firm MKM Partners should give you a better idea of exactly how impressive AWS's growth has been compared to some of …

Amazon Web Services

U.S. Air Force increases the risk of nuclear war by testing gravity bomb in Nevada

The U.S. Air Force has successfully tested a B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb for the third time in the Nevada desert, thereby making the world a little …

Bitwalking App Pays People to Walk, Could Transform Lives

Would you walk more if an app paid you to do it? That’s exactly the idea behind the new app <b>Bitwalking (free)</b> which uses a new digital currency called Bitwalking dollars. For every 10,000 verified steps a user takes, they will earn about one Bitwalking dollar (bw$). Bitwalking dollars can then be …

Know your English - June 21, 2015

“I heard you made poor Sujatha cry. What did you do?”<p>“Nothing, actually. She asked me what I thought of her essay, and I gave her my honest opinion. …

Know your English — June 28, 2015

How is the word ‘esprit’ pronounced?<p>(S Sudhesh, Faridabad)<p>The vowel in the first syllable sounds like the ‘e’ in ‘yes’, ‘mess’, and ‘nest’, while the …

Know Your English - September 14

“Congratulations! I hear you got a raise. Did you tell your sister?”<p>“Not a chance! Even with the raise, my salary is small potatoes compared to hers.”<p>…

Know Your English - October 5

<b>What is the difference between a ‘bookworm’ and a ‘voracious reader’? (B Krishnaveni, Chennai)</b><br>The first vowel and the final ‘iou’ in ‘voracious’ are …

Know Your English - October 12

“Good lord! What happened to you? Did you fall off your bike?”<p>“I was thrown off, actually. Someone driving on the wrong side of the road hit me. …

Know Your English – October 19

<b>What is the meaning of ‘buzz-kill’? (K Vijaylakshmi, Madurai)</b><p>The expression is mostly used in informal contexts in American English. When you refer …

Know Your English - November 23

“How do you pronounce f...i...l...c...h?”<p>“The 'fil' is pronounced like the word 'fill' and the final 'ch' sounds like the 'ch' in 'child', 'cheese' …

Know Your English - November 30

<b>What is the meaning and origin of 'fall guy'? (Meena Nair, Kochi)</b><p>When people in power commit a blunder, they usually look for a sacapegoat — someone …

Job-starved Kashmiri youth turn a new leaf, dare to don olive green | india

From a militant’s son to a soldier in the Indian Army, 21-year-old Tahir Ahmad Mir has come a long way. Dressed in combat fatigues with close-cropped …

Pakistan

You partly have Eric Schmidt to thank for the new $5 Raspberry Pi

While many of you were supposed to be eating turkey on Thursday, you were instead geeking out over Raspberry PI's newest computer, the Zero: a pint-sized module that costs just $5. But according to a new interview, that $5 computer was originally supposed to cost around $60 -- and you have partly …

Raspberry Pi