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       HEADLINES: Student attempts suicide at St Theresa‚Äôs hostel                                              Mahila Mandiram inmate commits suicide                                              Western Ghats: Gadgil Report too under consideration, says Centre                                              Child trafficking: HC orders suo motu registration of FIR                                              Manoj murder: CBI to visit Thalassery                                              Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor admitted to hospital                                              Railgate: Ex-Railway Minister Bansal appears as witness                                              Probing Chidambaram's role in Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI to court                                              Amit Shah calls Uddhav on seat sharing in Maharashtra                                              NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year                                              Pakistan appoints new ISI chief, 5 army commanders                                              IS leader urges members to attack Australians                                              Citizens' freedom might be restricted for security: Australian PM                                              US releases graphic video mocking ISIS                                              Indian women win 25m team pistol bronze in Asiad                                              Deepika Pallikal settles for bronze in Asiad                                              Ghosal 1st Indian to make Asiad final, Pallikal gets bronze                                              Abhinav Bindra announces retirement                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
         Mobile app for clicking selfie with Isro's Mangalyaan    
 
HYDERABAD: City-based start-up Smartur has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars next week.

 
         Get a selfie with ISRO's Mangalyaan using this mobile app    
 
 
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad-based start-up Smartur has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars.

 
         Google launches Android One devices at Rs.6,399    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google today launched its much-awaited Android One smartphones, priced at Rs 6,399 onwards, in India in partnership with domestic handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, a move that will further fuel the fiercely competitive multi-billion dollar market here.

 
         1st high speed train on Delhi-Agra section in November    
 
 
KAPURTHALA: The first high speed train with a speed of 160 kilometer per hour will run on Delhi-Agra section in November this year as the first rake of fourteen coaches of the train is all set to be rolled out in November.

 
         IPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus to hit Indian shores on Oct 17    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Tech giant Apple will make its new smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available to customers in India from October 17.

 
         Why Apple Watch is a missed opportunity    
 
 
Apple chief executive Tim Cooks got a standing ovation Wednesday morning in Cupertino, when he announced the "next chapter in our story" at a special event that also launched the iPhone 6 in two sizes.

 
         Amid high expectations, Apple to unveil new devices    
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple pulls back the curtain today on its latest innovations, amid frenzied anticipation over new big-screen iPhones and possibly an "iWatch" which could shake up the world of wearable computing.

 
         Microsoft launches Nokia X2 in India for Rs 8,699    
 
NEW DELHI: Beefing up its budget smartphone portfolio, Microsoft Devices today launched Nokia X2, priced at Rs 8,699, in India to compete more aggressively with the likes of Samsung as well as homegrown firms like Micromax.

 
         Facebook rolls out privacy checkup for all users    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Facebook will make its 'Privacy Checkup' feature available to all of its 1.2 billion users globally to help them review and control who they share the information with on the world's largest social networking website.

 
         Energy drinks cause heart problems: study    
 
 
LONDON: Energy drinks, popular in dance clubs and during physical exercise, can cause heart problems, a new research has warned.

 
         Mars Mission completes 300 days in space    
 
 
CHENNAI: In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit.

 
         Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls    
 
 
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.

 
         Cybercriminals using Ebola as bait to infect PCs    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Apart from humans, Ebola virus has computers as casualty too as cybercriminals are now leveraging the fear of the disease to infect PCs with malware, security solutions provider Symantec said today.

 
         New drug restores hair growth in human trials    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a breakthrough, scientists may have discovered a cure for a form of baldness after they found a drug which restored the hair of three patients within five months.

 
         Facebook users not in awe of Messenger app    
 
 
NEW YORK: The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages.

 
         Apple products banned in China's government offices: Report    
 
BEIJING: China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter.

 
         Apple to hold iPhone event on September 9: Re/code    
 
Apple Inc has scheduled a "big" media event related to the iPhone for September 9, technology news website Re/code said, without citing sources.

 
         Samsung delays Tizen phone launch    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Samsung Electronics will delay the release of its first smartphone running the new Tizen operating system (OS), reports said.

 
         Facebook launches new app for celebrities only    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Facebook has launched a new app aimed at celebrities only that will let public figures more easily interact with their fans. The app called 'Mentions' is aimed at helping the Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities manage their public figure pages on the social network.

 
         World's first vaccine for heart disease soon a reality?    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Scientists are one step closer to developing the world's first vaccine for heart disease that will reduce immune-based inflammation in arteries, leading to decreased plaque buildup.

 
         Obi Mobiles launches flagship smartphone for Rs 11,990    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Obi Mobiles, a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, today launched its flagship handset for Rs 11,990 in the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market.

 
         Soon, Terminator style shape-shifting robots    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A Terminator-style shape-shifting robot that can morph into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces and repair itself when harmed may soon become a reality.

 
         Cannabis compound can slow tumour growth    
 
 
LONDON: The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis could reduce tumour growth in cancer patients, scientists say. Researchers at the University of East Anglia in UK and colleagues have discovered previously unknown signalling platforms which are responsible for the drug's success in shrinking tumours.

 
         Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media    
 
 
BEIJING: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

 
         Wearable device may spell end of computer mouse    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A thimble-like device that sits at the end of your finger and allows you to interact with the virtual world in three dimensions may render the indispensable computer mouse obsolete.

 
         Facebook faces action over 'emotion contagion' study    
 
 
WASHINGTON: US privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Federate Trade Commission (FTC) over Facebook's use of user data in its "emotion contagion" study.

 
         Facebook regrets 'terrible' communication on test: Sandberg    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Apologising for bad communication on Facebook's news feed experiment, visiting Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg today said it was like any other test aimed at improving service quality for over 1.2 billion users.

 
         Poor sleep may affect brain function as you age    
 
 
LONDON: Sleep problems are associated with worse memory and executive functions in older people, says a study. There is an association between both quality and duration of sleep and brain function which changes with age, the findings showed.

 
         Method to extend life span of mice with ALS discovered    
 
 
TOKYO: A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a method that extends the life of mice with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease for which there is no effective cure, media reported Friday.

 
         Found: Earth-size diamond in space!    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A team of astronomers has identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cold that its carbon has crystallised, forming, in effect, an earth-sized diamond in space.

 
 
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