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APK July 26, 2016

Abu Dhabi, July 26: The world’s largest solar plane, Solar Impulse 2 on early Tuesday completed its round-the-world trip after landing at Abu Dhabi International Airport, from where it took off in March 2015. The solar plane was piloted by Bertrand Piccard during the last stage between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “This […]

APK July 26, 2016

New York, July 26: If you are tired of wearing those goofy glasses for a 3D film experience, here comes some good news. Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a display that lets you watch 3D movies in a theatre without eyewear. Dubbed “Cinema 3D”, the prototype uses […]

Rama Krishna July 26, 2016

New Delhi, July 26: Vodafone Foundation on Tuesday launched the sixth edition of its ‘Mobile for Good Awards 2016? in partnership with Nasscom Foundation. The Awards recognise and support emerging and innovative mobile solutions from NGOs and ‘For profit’ enterprises and government departments that facilitate community empowerment and can have a transformational impact on the […]

Rama Krishna July 26, 2016

Beijing, July 26: Riding on smartphone sales like its flagship H1 device, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has posted a 40 per cent half-yearly profit. “We are confident that Huawei will maintain its current momentum, and round out the full year in a positive financial position backed by sound ongoing operations,” androidauthority.com quoted Sabrina Meng, Chief […]

Rama Krishna July 26, 2016

Seoul:  South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor on Tuesday said its first-half operating profit declined seven percent at 3.1 trillion won ($2.73 billion) due to soft demand from emerging economies. Revenue increased 7.5 percent from a year earlier to 47.03 trillion won during the January-June period, but net income also declined 6.4 percent to 3.53 […]

Rama Krishna July 26, 2016

Chennai: India has lost its arbitration case in an international tribunal against the Bengaluru-based Devas Multimedia Private Ltd. for cancelling the space/satellite contract with the government-owned Antrix Corporation, Devas said on Tuesday. In a statement, Devas said: “A Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal has found that the government of India’s actions in aning a […]

Rama Krishna July 26, 2016

New York: Making official the $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core internet business by US wireless company Verizon, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said on Tuesday that the deal “presents exciting opportunities to accelerate Yahoo’s transformation” and that she plans to stay to “see Yahoo into its next chapter”. “Today’s announcement not only brings us an […]

APK July 25, 2016

Cairo, July 25: The world’s largest solar powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 has left the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its round-the-world tour, the BBC reported on Sunday. According to officials, the solar powered aircraft should take about 48 hours to reach Abu Dhabi – the place it began the circumnavigation in […]

Rama Krishna July 22, 2016

New York:  In a bid to use drones to beam free internet to the nearly four billion people (60 percent of the global population) from the sky, social media giant Facebook has announced the first full-scale test flight of its Aquila solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft. “After two years of engineering, I’m proud to announce the […]

Rama Krishna July 22, 2016

Washington: Despite living in exile in Russia, former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden is reportedly working with a researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab to build a device which will protect smartphones from government spies. The device – a plastic case designed to slide over an Apple iPhone 6 – will […]