NASA-funded DXL rocket reveals new X-rays from unknown sources

NASA-funded DXL rocket reveals new X-rays from unknown sources

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Scientists have revealed a new mystery which is an entire group of X-rays that don’t come from any source. A NASA-funded sounding rocket to study the origin of X-rays in the universe has helped scientists with the mystery. Some of this invisible light that fills space takes the form of X-rays, the source of which has been hotly contended over the past few decades. The DXL (Diffuse X-ray emission from the Local galaxy) sounding rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in 2012 to study the source of certain X-rays observed near Earth. More →
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Countdown for ISRO’s PSLV rocket carrying 8 satellites begins

By on September 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Countdown for ISRO’s PSLV rocket carrying 8 satellites begins

The countdown for the launch of an Indian rocket with eight satellites, one a weather satellite began on Saturday at rocket port Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said. According to ISRO, the countdown for the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) began at 8.42AM. This will be ISRO's longest PSLV satellite launch mission spread over two hours and fifteen minutes. The 320 tonne PSLV rocket carrying eight satellites - three Indian and five foreign - will blast off from the first launch pad at Sriharikota on September 26 at 9.12AM. The rocket's main cargo will be the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies which will be placed into a 730 km polar sun synchronous orbit around 17 minutes into the flight.

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Lenovo Z2 Plus to go on sale at 11:59PM tonight; here’s everything you need to know

By on September 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Lenovo Z2 Plus to go on sale at 11:59PM tonight; here’s everything you need to know

Lenovo had launched a new flagship smartphone in India on September 22 in India. Called the Z2 Plus, the smartphone is a rebranded version of the ZUK Z2, which was launched in China earlier this year. Lenovo has dropped the ZUK moniker in India. The smartphone is available in two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and the other with 4GB and 64GB storage priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999 respectively. The Lenovo Z2 Plus boasts of a fiberglass material body which the company claims is ‘stronger and lighter than metal’, and is also equipped with internal heat conduction technology to prevent the smartphone from overheating. More →
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Data Security Council of India launches first global chapter in Singapore

By on September 25, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Data Security Council of India launches first global chapter in Singapore

The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) launched its first global chapter in Singapore, with the aim to exchange information and best practices on cyber security. The DSCI Singapore chapter will help build linkages with various stakeholders in the government, industry and academia and establish channels of collaboration on policy deliberation, industry development and capacity building on security privacy and cyber crime investigation, among others. The Singapore chapter will help the community bridge cyber security skills gap between India and Singapore and explore opportunities for developing niche capabilities in cyber security product space. More →
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This video demos how to drill 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7, but it’s a prank

By on September 25, 2016 at 2:20 PM.

This video demos how to drill 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7, but it’s a prank

Wonders cannot cease when it comes to people being stupid. The surprises and astonishment over how people can get to such levels of stupidity only get bigger with the internet being the main source of presenting us with such idiotic people. Pardon my bantering, but once you come to know why exactly these words were poured out, we would share the same feelings. The victim here is the recently launched Apple’s iPhone 7. When Apple launched the next generation iPhones, it also announced the sad demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack which not only disappointed many people but also proved how it can be a real inconvenience. A tech video blogger TechRax decided to prank iPhone 7 users by telling them how to get a headphone jack on their iPhones. More →
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Delhi government officers to be given Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp training

By on September 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Delhi government officers to be given Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp training

The Delhi government, focusing on how social media plays a big role in today’s generation, has taken a move to equip officers with social media knowledge. The Delhi government will not provide training to its officers on how to use Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp. Information and Technology Department of the Delhi government has been directed to design the training course on social media which the officers will soon undertake. A senior government official said the move is intended to provide platform to officers so that they get in touch with ministers on social media frequently. More →
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Snapchat rebrands as Snap, launches Spectacles video-recording glasses; here’s everything you need to know

By on September 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Snapchat rebrands as Snap, launches Spectacles video-recording glasses; here’s everything you need to know

Snapchat is evolving from more than an app to something bigger. With around 310 million monthly users, Snapchat is already at a high pedestal when it comes to social networking. Talking about the change, for starters, the company has rebranded itself as Snap Inc. The company, now Snap, has announced the launch of its new product, called Spectacles, which not only looks really cool, but comes with an even cooler feature and purpose. Sticking to its motto of keeping your memories alive in snaps and videos, Spectacles are not your everyday sunglasses. One can record videos using Spectacles, with just a tap of the button. More →
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Google and Salesforce could buy Twitter, Salesforce executive explains why

By on September 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM.

Google and Salesforce could buy Twitter, Salesforce executive explains why

There have been rumors around Twitter that the company might go up for sale. The rumors point to the micro-blogging site Twitter’s possibility of being up for sale to Google and Cloud computing company Salesforce. A top executive from Salesforce has tweeted explaining why it makes sense to buy Twitter. Salesforce, which earlier tried to acquire LinkedIn (which Microsoft eventually bought), is vying for a social networking platform in its kitty for long. The company, “which reached $6 billion in annual revenue faster than any other enterprise software company”, offers customer service software, market research tools, email marketing systems and other products and several of them already use social media.

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Social media hails PM Modi’s speech against Pakistan

By on September 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

Social media hails PM Modi’s speech against Pakistan

Following the grave incident that happened at Uri, where 18 Indian Army jawans were killed, Prime Minister gave a speech in Kerala which caught the entire nation’s attention. The speech made it to Twitter with Twitteratis showing their delight supporting Modi’s fiery speech. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Kerala where he tore into Pakistan for “exporting terror” turned into trends with the hashtags #pmreturnsurifire and #KeralaWithNaMo trending on the social networking site. This is Modi’s strongest attack yet on Pakistan. “The nation deserves such decisiveness, dedication & determination. #PMReturnsUriFire," said a user. “By this fiery speech..We are confident that our PM won't let us down. #PMReturnsUriFire,” tweeted another.

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Amazon to set up three more fulfillment centers in India

By on September 24, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Amazon to set up three more fulfillment centers in India

Amazon plans to set up three more fulfillment centers in India which would take the total number to 27 by the end of this year, a senior executive of the company said. The locations for the proposed centers were however not revealed. Currently 24 centers are located across 10 states in India. Amazon has also announced its Great Indian Sale which will take place from October 1 to October 5 which the company believes will be the largest event in India. More →
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