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Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account (2 minutes ago)
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.

Mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir Valley (09:00)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Authorities temporarily suspended mobile phone services in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

India to send manned space mission by 2022: Modi (08:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a manned mission to space by 2022.

Google celebrates I-Day with 'truck art' doodle (08:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated India's 72nd Independence Day with a colourful truck art doodle, featuring images of some of the country's most iconic plants and animals.

BREAKING NEWS: India to send manned space mission by 2022: Modi (08:16)

Intel confirms three security flaws in its chips (07:28)
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Top US chipmaker Intel Corp. on Tuesday confirmed that three more severe security flaws were found in some of its microprocessors that could pose potential risks of illegal data access from computer memory.

This stretchable 3D smart bandage can help monitor heart signals (22:06)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stretchable 3D "smart bandage" that can help wirelessly monitor signals, from respiration, to eye movement, to heart and brain activity, as well as a robotic arm.

Twitter unveils 3 emojis for Asiad (21:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Tech giants Twitter on Tuesday unveiled three special emojis for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, starting on Sunday.

Litigants can now file cases in SC online through e-filing app (20:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday launched a number of applications including e-filing that will help litigants and lawyers file cases and submit documents online in the apex court, thus doing away with the need for physical presence.

Water has new molecular properties: Scientists (20:24)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) US scientists have predicted a fundamental asymmetry in the mechanism of water, which had previously gone unnoticed.

New genes that may contribute to Alzheimer's understanding identified (20:22)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers working on Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) have identified new genes that will further the understanding of the genetic risk factors that predispose people to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Khan Academy launches new programme to motivate students (20:18)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Khan Academy, an educational mobile app developer, on Tuesday launched LearnStorm India -- a free, six-week online learning challenge -- that will help students to master core academic subjects, motivate classrooms and build confidence.

Virtual loot of Rs 94 crore from Pune bank via ATMs in 28 countries (Second Lead) (19:48)
By Quaid Najmi
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) India's banking sector was rudely shaken up after an international gang of hackers siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd, through multiple ATM swipes in 28 countries worldwide, top officials said here on Tuesday.

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian languages (18:48)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages.

Indian banks inadequately prepared for cyber attacks: Experts (18:38)
New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Cyber security experts on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the Indian banks in case of a massive security breach involving funds, stressing that state-of-the-art security systems are the need of the hour.

Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse: Experts (16:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after reports surfaced that certain Google apps track your whereabouts even when you turn off location data, experts on Tuesday expressed concerns about the practice, stressing that location and identity data can be used for both good and bad.

Samsung Galaxy S10 won't be company's first 5G device (16:44)IANS Photo Service
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Putting rumours to rest, Samsung Electronics has confirmed its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone will not be the company's first 5G device.

VR technology helps amputees feel prosthetics as part of body (15:40)
London, Aug 14 (IANS) In a breakthrough approach that combined virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, amputees felt as though their prosthetic hand was part of their own body.

BlackBerry KEY2 Lite may be unveiled at IFA 2018 (13:48)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) A budget version of the newly-launched BlackBerry KEY2, which is likely to be named BlackBerry KEY2 Lite or KEY2 LE, may be launched at the upcoming IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

Samsung cuts smartphone output in China, shifts focus to India (13:46)IANS Photo Service
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Samsung has reportedly cut its smartphone production in China to cope up with declining sales in the country and will now shift its focus to its facilities in India and Vietnam, the media reported.

Knowlarity integrates Cloud-based offering 'Tentacle' (13:38)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's largest cloud telephony service provider Knowlarity on Tuesday announced integration of "Tentacle" -- a Cloud-based telemarketing software by Mumbai-based cloud telephony startup Sunoray -- into its global business communications.

NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week: Report (12:58)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to water worlds like Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, the media reported on Tuesday.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to India on August 22 (12:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After a successful global launch in New York on August 9, South Korean giant Samsung will unveil its flagship Galaxy Note 9 in India on August 22.

Data-friendly Twitter Lite now in India (Lead) (12:16)
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) The micro-blogging platform on Tuesday made its data-friendly Twitter Lite Android app available in 21 more countries, including India, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

India needs to drastically reform higher education in rapidly digitising world (Column: Active Voice) (11:18)
By Amit Kapoor
As India gets ready to celebrating its 71st Independence Day, concerns over honing its human capital come to the fore. These mus be addressed if the nation is to seize the opportunity offered by a demographic dividend for sustainable and inclusive digital growth.

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