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US: What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

Oct 01, 2013 at 08:00 | Source: IBNLive

Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the ...

UK to set up new cyber unit to help defend national security

Oct 01, 2013 at 00:07 | Source: DomainB

The UK plans to set up a new cyber unit to help defend national security, the defence secretary has announced. The UK ministry of defence would recruit hundreds of reservists as computer experts to work alongside regular forces to set up a Joint Cyb...

Immune drugs hold hope of "clinical cure" for deadly skin cancer

Sep 29, 2013 at 06:22 | Source: Economic Times

AMSTERDAM: A new generation of drugs designed to trigger the immune system to fight cancer is offering the prospect of a "clinical cure" for some melanoma skin cancer patients who until a few years ago were more likely to be facing a swift death. Ca...

Apple maps route to US airport runway reactivated

Sep 28, 2013 at 12:47 | Source: Economic Times

ANCHORAGE: Faulty directions from Apple's maps app that guide drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal at an Alaskan airport have been reactivated, causing worry for transportation officials. Fairbanks International Airport officials say...

Joy of Giving

Sep 28, 2013 at 06:32 | Source: DNA India

Heena awaits her turn in the line. A little girl in a municipal school in the city, she waits as her teacher distributes something special at the end of the class. When she is handed a green package tied with a red ribbon, she unveils it to find a sk...

Apple Map flaw lands motorists on Alaskan airport's runway

Sep 26, 2013 at 17:25 | Source: DNA India

Apple s Map app reportedly directed motorists to Alaska s Fairbanks International Airport s runway rather than its parking area. Fairbanks International Airport revealed that in the past three weeks, two motorists had driven along the taxiway and acr...

Apple Maps flaw results in drivers crossing airport runway

Sep 26, 2013 at 01:32 | Source: BBC

An Alaskan airport has closed an aircraft access route because of a flaw with Apple's Maps app. Fairbanks International Airport told a local newspaper that in the past three weeks two motorists had driven along the taxiway and across one of its ...

Amazon's Kindle HDX tablets get remote Mayday help

Sep 25, 2013 at 20:12 | Source: BBC

Amazon's latest tablets will include the ability to call up round-the-clock tech support via a video box at the press of a button. The Kindle Fire HDX's Mayday feature will allow one of the firm's employees to explain how to work the m...

Social media outcry over China vendor execution

Sep 25, 2013 at 20:12 | Source: BBC

A Chinese court says a street vendor has been executed after being convicted of killing two security officials, prompting a social media outcry. Xia Junfeng stabbed the two security officials after being detained for hawking in Shenyang, Liaoning pro...

Recruitment of lecturers: Petitions challenging SET results dismissed

Sep 25, 2013 at 12:22 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

The Madras High Court today dismissed over 150 petitions challenging the results of the State Eligibility Test (SET) conducted by Bharathiyar University and the National Eligibility Test by the University Grants Commission in 2012. The petitioners h...

BlackBerry to take BBM cross platform

Sep 24, 2013 at 16:27 | Source: DomainB

BlackBerry is releasing Blackberry Messaging, popularly referred to as BBM, on various operator networks. With mobile messaging gaining popularity thanks to the likes of WhatsApp, which claims to have 200 million active users, China's WeChat, which ...

Fake apps disguised as BBM ruin roll-out of messaging app on Android, iOS

Sep 24, 2013 at 14:42 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Back in May, BlackBerry announced that BBM, its popular messaging platform with an estimated 60 to 65 million users worldwide, was going to be ported to other popular platforms like Android and iOS. This made sense because BBM on Android a...

Blackberry Messenger launch thwarted by app leak

Sep 24, 2013 at 04:37 | Source: BBC

Blackberry has temporarily halted the rollout of its free Messenger service for Android and Apple devices after the software was leaked. A version of the Android app was posted online on Friday - a day ahead of its scheduled launch - and was subseque...

BlackBerry 'pauses' global rollout of BBM for Android, iOS

Sep 24, 2013 at 04:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: Smartphone maker BlackBerry has paused the global roll out of instant messaging service BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on rival Android and iPhones, blaming the delay on issues caused by an unreleased version. However, the Canada-based firm, wh...

Robots can 'trick' humans into loving them

Sep 23, 2013 at 05:32 | Source: Economic Times

WASHINGTON: Given the proper stimulus and behaviour, humans are able to form relationships with just about anything - even with robots! It's becoming more common to have robots sub in for humans to do dirty or sometimes dangerous work. But researcher...

BlackBerry pauses BBM rollout due to leaked app

Sep 23, 2013 at 03:32 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Hours after opening up its instant messaging platform to rival Android phone brands, BlackBerry has paused the global roll out of BBM. The Canadian phone maker said that the rollout has been paused because an unreleased version of the BBM for Androi...

Good news! Now, physically challenged will get 75% discount in NMMT buses

Sep 23, 2013 at 03:32 | Source: DNA India

Apart from reserved seats for the physically challenged commuters in Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) buses, they will also have to pay 75% less fares while commuting. This decision was taken during guardian minister Ganesh Naik s janta darbar ...

Won't Work for Food Stamps

Sep 21, 2013 at 18:00 | Source: Wall Street Journal

John Lewis was furious. "They're coming for the children. They're coming for the poor. They're coming for the sick, the elderly and the disabled," said the Georgia Democrat. He was speaking in 1996 during the...

Sri Lanka historic vote begins in northern areas

Sep 21, 2013 at 13:17 | Source: BBC

Voters in Sri Lanka's north have begun electing their first ever semi-autonomous council, four years after the army defeated Tamil Tiger rebels. The Tamil-majority Northern Province, which was first promised such a body decades ago, is the only ...

Senator Al Franken concerned about Apple's fingerprint technology

Sep 21, 2013 at 05:17 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: Senator Al Franken is asking Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S, which went on sale Friday, includes a fingerprint sensor th...

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