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  • NASA could acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft for ISS missions

    By about 2 hours ago.

    NASA could acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft for ISS missions

    NASA is considering acquiring two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported. NASA is considering buying Soyuz seats, through an arrangement with Boeing, because no other vehicles are currently capable of transporting one crew member in 2017, one crew member in 2018, and three additional seats in 2019, Spacenews reported on Wednesday. More →
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  • Facebook could stop paying publishers, celebrities for live videos: Report

    By about 3 hours ago.

    Facebook could stop paying publishers, celebrities for live videos: Report

    After paying more than $50 million last year to publishers and celebrities to create live video on the platform, Facebook may soon stop remunerating them in a hope to get high-quality content on the social network. According to a report in Re/Code on Wednesday, Facebook wants publishers to create longer, premium videos similar to the kind of content available on Netflix, and the social media giant may now pay them for the high-quality stuff. More →
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  • Panasonic RP-BTS50 Bluetooth sports earphones launched in India, priced at Rs 8,999

    By about 4 hours ago.

    Panasonic RP-BTS50 Bluetooth sports earphones launched in India, priced at Rs 8,999

    Panasonic India on Wednesday launched new Bluetooth sports earphones -- RP-BTS50 -- which are designed to experience clear sound while working out at the gym, cycling or running. Priced at Rs 8,999, the RP-BTS50 is waterproof, comes with a 12mm driver which is compatible with aptX, AAC and has blue LED lights on the edges of the earphones. More →
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  • Mark Zuckerberg denies allegations of stealing technology for Oculus Rift

    By about 8 hours ago.

    Mark Zuckerberg denies allegations of stealing technology for Oculus Rift

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied the allegations of stealing technology that was used to create the Oculus virtual reality (VR) headset by saying that Oculus did not use the technology it did not own. More →
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  • Antitrust lawsuit filed against Qualcomm over strong-arming Apple and others

    By about 9 hours ago.

    Antitrust lawsuit filed against Qualcomm over strong-arming Apple and others

    The US government has filed a lawsuit against global chip manufacturer Qualcomm of forcing Apple to use its chips in exchange for lower licensing fees, thus maintaining monopoly by excluding competitors and harming competition. In a statement, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday accused Qualcomm of maintaining a monopoly over chips for cellular phones through a "no license, no chips" policy under which it will supply its baseband processors only on the condition that cell phone manufacturers agree to Qualcomm's preferred license terms. That policy imposed "onerous" supply and patent-licensing terms to extract high royalties from cell phone makers and weaken competitors, the commission said. More →
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  • Project Nanjunda: Flipkart to boost safety of delivery staff with SOS button on their smartphones

    By about 10 hours ago.

    Project Nanjunda: Flipkart to boost safety of delivery staff with SOS button on their smartphones

    For the safety of their field executives or "Wishmasters", e-commerce platform Flipkart on Wednesday launched "Project Nanjunda" that enables them to raise an alarm in case of an emergency. The project has been named after "Wishmaster" Nanjunda Swamy, who was found murdered in Vijayanagar here recently. More →
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  • Microsoft offers to help Andhra Pradesh with e-governance, cyber security

    By about 11 hours ago.

    Microsoft offers to help Andhra Pradesh with e-governance, cyber security

    Microsoft has offered to collaborate with Andhra Pradesh in the areas of e-governance and cyber security, an official statement said here on Tuesday. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who is currently in Davos, met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday. Nadella suggested that Andhra Pradesh should nurture hybrid cloud technology and that it will be a great leap in technology for India and Andhra Pradesh in particular, according to a statement here. Microsoft has recently acquired LinkedIn and it is working closely with the Singapore government. More →
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  • India seeks Qualcomm’s help for Aadhaar-enabled chip

    By about 12 hours ago.

    India seeks Qualcomm’s help for Aadhaar-enabled chip

    Digital payments are picking up in the country after demonetization, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Tuesday, adding that this has led to transparency in transactions. There was a need to empower people in rural India by developing technology products that could facilitate and accelerate health and education, the minister added. Prasad was speaking at an event where chip manufacturer Qualcomm announced investment of $8.5 million to expand their design initiatives in India that will support companies in the areas of rural technology, biometric devices, payment terminals and others. More →
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  • स्नैपडील के ‘किचन फिएस्टा’ में किचनवेयर और अपलाएंसेज की सेल

    By on January 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

    स्नैपडील के ‘किचन फिएस्टा’ में किचनवेयर और अपलाएंसेज की सेल

    ऑनलाइन स्टोर स्नैपडील ने किचन में काम आनेवाले उत्पादों का सेल लगाया है। 1 लाख से ज्यादा उत्पादों के साथ 'किचन फिएस्टा' सेल 12 जनवरी से 24 जनवरी तक जारी रहेगा। यहां पर आप स्नैपडील के किचनवेयर एवं अप्लायंसेस की एक्सक्लुसिव श्रृंखला के द्वारा अपने किचन को नया रूप दे सकते हैं। इस सेल में ग्राहक बहुउपयोगी किचनवेयर तथा किचन अप्लायंसेस पर 70 प्रतिशत की छूट प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। इसके इलावा एचडीएफसी, ऐक्सिस बैंक एवं अमेरिकन एक्सप्रेस कार्डधारक सप्ताह के विभिन्न दिनों में अपने पसंदीदा सामान पर 10 प्रतिशत की अतिरिक्त एवं तत्काल छूट भी पा सकते हैं। More →
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  • आईआईटी मद्रास ने जीता ‘सैमसंग ईडीजीई’ कैंपस प्रोग्राम

    By on January 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

    आईआईटी मद्रास ने जीता ‘सैमसंग ईडीजीई’ कैंपस प्रोग्राम

    सैमसंग इंडिया की कैंपस प्रोग्राम सैमसंग ईडीजीई (एज) के पहले सीजन की विजेता भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान (आईआईटी) मद्रास की टीम रही। एक्सएलआरआई जमशेदपुर की टीम पहली रनर अप रही और फैकल्टी ऑफ मैनेजमेंट स्टडीज, दिल्ली की टीम दूसरी रनर अप बनी। इस प्रोग्राम में देश भर के अग्रणी बी-स्कूलों और इंजीनियरिंग कॉलेजों के होनहार विद्यार्थियों ने हिस्सा लिया। दिसंबर 2016 में शुरू किया गया सैमसंग ईडीजीई अपनी तरह का अनूठा कैंपस प्रोग्राम है, जो देश के अग्रणी बी-स्कूलों एवं इंजीनियरिंग कॉलेजों के होनहार विद्यार्थियों को एक मंच प्रदान करता है। इस फिनाले का आयोजन गुड़गांव में रविवार को किया गया था। More →
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