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       HEADLINES: Chandrabose: Direct link between DGP & Nisham, says P C George                                              Samvrutha Sunil delivers a baby boy                                              Blackmailing case: Bindya’s gold ornaments missing?                                              Proved that I’ve not used cocaine, says Shine Chacko                                              Party not in a hurry on VS’ issue, says Kodiyeri                                              No telecast of Dec 16 gang rape film in India: BBC                                              JBT scam: HC upholds 10-year jail term of Chautalas                                              No 'bargaining' at AAP meeting: Yadav                                              US envoy to South Korea slashed on face with a razor                                              Bangladesh beat Scotland by six wickets                                              Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat episode                                              I like challenging attacking players like Gayle: Ashwin                                              Ambrose tells Windies pacers to be disciplined against India                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Google to rank websites based on facts not links    
LONDON: Google plans to rank websites on its search engine based on factual accuracy, a move that will prevent sites full of misinformation from appearing first in search results.

         Dating app that sparks up intelligent conversation    
NEW YORK: At a loss of words on your first date? You won't be, thanks to a new dating app that sparks conversation. The new app, called Willow, is seeking a different approach. Instead of swiping left or right based on the first selfie you see, you're prompted to answer a set of three questions -- written by users -- that are designed to spark up a conversation.

         Google making artificial human skin    
WASHINGTON: Search giant Google is developing artificial human skin to test cancer-detecting nanoparticles that will work with a smart wristband.

         Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web    
FRANKFURT: Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame.

         Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide    
SEOUL: Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes today affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia.

         Air pollution hits crops more than climate change    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Atmospheric pollutants may impact India’s major crops like wheat and rice more than temperature rise, says a new study based on a ‘regression model’ that predicts future events with information on past or present events.

         Facebook Lite' launched for low-end Android phones    
NEW YORK: The social networking site has reportedly launched a simplified version called "Facebook Lite" for low-end Android devices used by customers in emerging markets.

         Scientists slow down speed of light    
LONDON: A team of Scottish scientists has for the first time managed to slow down the speed of light as it travels through air, unimpeded by interactions with any other material, according to a new study.

         Smartphone app helps Nepali farmers    
KATHMANDU: An Android smartphone application offers a convenient way for Nepali farmers to link up to the market and to experts at agriculture extension agencies on a single platform.

         Lenovo launches India's cheapest 4G smartphone for Rs 6,999    
NEW DELHI: Chinese tech giant Lenovo today unveiled the country's most affordable 4G LTE smartphone, priced at Rs 6,999 as it looks to cash in on the booming demand for high-speed data services.

         BlackBerry launches Classic in India for Rs 31,990    
NEW DELHI: Canadian firm BlackBerry today launched its latest smartphone Classic in the Indian market, priced at Rs 31,990, a move aimed at regaining its position in the enterprise space.

         SpaceX spacecraft sends crucial science supplies to ISS    
WASHINGTON: NASA's private sector partner Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has sent its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with over two tonnes of supplies and science investigations.

         Microsoft ties up with Idea for paid apps, games    
NEW DELHI: Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with Idea Cellular to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills.

         Greener nylon production could cut costs and pollution    
A greener and more-efficient way of making nylon set out in a recent paper could cut production costs, benefiting the developing nations that make and use the material.

         Samsung launches four new smartphones in India    
MUMBAI: Samsung India today announced the launch of four new mid-segment smartphones - Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7.

         Apple sued over storage sleight of hand    
SANFRANCISCO: Apple faces a lawsuit accusing it of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices.

         New 'thinking' robotic sea turtle developed    
SINGAPORE: Indian-origin researchers have developed a next-generation 'thinking' robotic sea turtle capable of performing complicated tasks such as surveillance and energy harvesting.

         Twitter goes down for some Android users    
NEW YORK: If you are facing a problem logging into your Twitter account from an Android device, you are not alone. There have been several complaints from users of logging out of their Twitter accounts from Android apps and some third part accounts like TweetDeck.

         Novel way to spur hair growth discovered    
LONDON: A new way to trigger hair growth using human skin is offering fresh hope of a cure for baldness, scientists say. A group from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) found that cells from the immune system called macrophages - those in charge of devouring invading pathogens - are also responsible for activating skin stem cells and induce hair growth.

         New aircraft may fly anywhere in the world in 4 hours    
LONDON: A British aerospace firm is developing an aircraft that would take passengers anywhere in the world in just four hours while flying at five times the speed of sound.

         Apple computer that Steve Jobs programmed fetches USD 365,000    
NEW YORK: A rare Apple-1 computer personally sold by the company's co-founder Steve Jobs nearly 40 years ago has fetched a whopping USD 365,000 at an auction here.

         Pluto-sized objects swarming around Sun-like star    
WASHINGTON: Astronomers have detected an entire family of Pluto-size objects swarming around a star which is an adolescent version of our own Sun, located approximately 90 light-years from Earth.

         Now, watch Youtube videos offline    
MUMBAI:Video sharing website Youtube today launched an offline viewing service to help users download videos they can watch later, to overcome handicaps posed by low bandwidth and high costs of data plans.

         Google's Nexus 6 to be available from tomorrow for Rs 43,999    
NEW DELHI: Google today launched the Nexus 6 smartphone which will be available from tomorrow at a premium price of Rs 43,999 in the country.

         A breath test could identify onset of diabetes in kids    
LONDON: A sweet smell on the breath of your kids could have bitter health consequences as researchers have found that it could signal the onset of Type 1 diabetes.

         Apple devices under 'masque attack' threat: Cyber agency    
NEW DELHI: Cyber security sleuths have alerted users of 'Apple' iphones and ipads against a lurking "masque attack" on their devices that could compromise gadget safety and steal sensitive private information.

         China launches new remote sensing satellite    
BEIJING: China today successfully launched a new remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit that will help in scientific experiments, natural resource surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief measures.

         Facebook to be mostly video in five years: Zuckerberg    
NEW YORK: According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the social networking site will be mostly video in next five years. "In five years, most of the Facebook will be video," Zuckerberg told a gathering at a community town hall meeting in California. Responding to a question about why Facebook launched Messenger, he said that Messenger is a better experience and will get people faster responses from friends.

         Six types of killers on Facebook identified    
WASHINGTON: Researchers have identified six different types of killers who turn to Facebook to lure their victim or otherwise use the social networking site in their crimes.

         Bluetooth improvements appear in more devices    
MOLLY WOOD: For years, Bluetooth was practically synonymous with irritation. Connecting a phone to a Bluetooth device or car - a process called pairing - was often clunky, annoying and mysterious.

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