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Nike unveils futuristic, self-lacing shoes

New York: Many of us have wished for a shoe that automatically ties its laces when they get untied while we are running. American sports footwear and apparel brand Nike apparently heard us and on Thursday released the futuristic self-lacing sneakers. Launched at an event here, the shoes — named HyperAdapt 1.0 — resemble the […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Turn off notifications during 'Live Video' on Facebook soon

New York: Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon roll out a feature that lets a user turn off disturbing notifications as they use “Live Video” feature on its platform. Although the social media giant witnessed a sharp increase in live streaming since it opened its “Live Video” feature earlier this year, some […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Louisiana tops in posting hateful, abusive tweets in US: Study

Washington: When it comes to tweeting hateful and abusive content on the micro-blogging site Twitter, the state of Louisiana – at a rate of 1,115 tweets per 10,000 – has become the origin of the most “slur-containing” tweets in the US. According to “Best Places to Live” study conducted by apartment hunting app Abodo that […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Twitter abuzz with World Culture Festival

New Delhi: The three-day World Culture Festival, which began here on Friday after much uncertainty for many days, was the big talking point on micro-blogging site Twitter. “And it’s raining as world culture festival begins. We can conquer man, not nature!,” tweeted a noted journalist, perhaps expecting a washout of the event on its first […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Facebook Lite hits 100 mn monthly active users

New Delhi: Facebook Lite has reached 100 million monthly active users in less than nine months since its launch, making it the fastest growing version of Facebook to hit that milestone, the social media giant announced on Wednesday. Facebook Lite now supports more than 50 languages, is smaller than 1 MB and has rolled out […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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Google celebrates International Women's Day with doodle

New Delhi: Global internet search giant Google on Tuesday marked the International Women’s Day with one of its special doodles featuring real women rather than animated characters. The International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, is a global event aimed at inspiring women and celebrating their achievements. Google posted a short video on its home […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
'Facebook to become world's biggest virtual graveyard by 2098'

London: If you are bogged down by notifications sent by the known but deceased people in your timeline on Facebook, do not get surprised by this news. According to researchers, the social networking giant will become the world’s biggest virtual graveyard by the end of this century as there will be more profiles of dead […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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Kryptos Mobile chosen I-MADE's official mobile app platform

New Delhi: Bangalore-based mobile platform company, Kryptos Mobile has been selected by the Innovation in Mobile App Development Ecosystem (I-MADE) project as the official mobile app platform. With this association, Kryptos Mobile will provide its cross-platform mobile application development platform to more than 35,000 Indian institutions and over 20 million college students. “We are pleased […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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Popular blood pressure app 'overwhelmingly inaccurate'

New York: A popular smartphone app purported to accurately measure blood pressure in an instant actually fails to detect high blood pressure in eight out of 10 patients, thereby potentially putting users’ health at risk, an alarming study has found. Although the app, called Instant Blood Pressure, is no longer available for purchase, it was […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
GreenDust launches its mobile app

New Delhi: GreenDust, one of India’s largest online store for refurbished products, on Thursday launched its new mobile app to enable customers avail exclusive deals and discounts on open-box, factory seconds and surplus products. “The launch of the GDClub app was inspired by our online feat at Additionally, tapping the trend of online shopping, […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Stop posting photos of kids on Facebook, French cops warn parents

London: In its bid to save children from online sexual abuse, France’s national police has urged parents to stop posting photos of their children on Facebook and other social media platforms. According to the technology website The Verge, such images can put privacy and security of the kids in danger and, if shared widely, such […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Baidu launches platform for advertisers, publishers in India

New Delhi: Leading Chinese language internet search provider Baidu on Thursday launched its advertising network “DU Ad Platform” for advertisers and publishers in India. Baidu’s “DU Ad Platform” provides advertisers with intelligent targeted ads and publishers with efficient monetisation solutions, the company said in a statement. It can serve advertisements to over one billion people […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Reliance rolls out two 4G-enabled smartphones

New Delhi: Reliance Industries’ retail arm on Sunday rolled out two smartphones, which are 4G enabled for high-speed data and voice service. “The entry level handsets LYF Wind 6 and LYF Flame 1 are equipped with high-end technology VoLTE and VoWi-Fi supporting network,” the retail subsidiary said in a statement here. VoLTE and VoWi-Fi are […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
New app to help patients with back pain

London: Researchers at a European university are developing a new app coupled with a wristband to help patients with back pain figure out the right exercises for them. “If this proves effective, we’ll have a very cost-effective solution that can ease everyday life for many patients with back pain,” said Paul Jarle Mork, a professor […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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World's longest selfie stick is here but can't get stunning photos

London: James Ware, a YouTube personality in Britain, has claimed to have built the world’s longest selfie stick but his unusually long monopod may not guarantee a stunning selfie, a media report said. Currently, the Guinness World Record for building the world’s longest selfie stick is held by Ben Stiller, who used his 8.56 metre […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021