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Latest N.Korean missile test reveal improved technology: Seoul (03:52)
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) The South Korean army believes that with its latest missile test, the North has managed to obtain valuable performance data to continue improving its technology, said a defence official on Monday.

'Will promote GM crops if green ministry approves' (21:48)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday indicated that his ministry will endorse the production of Genetically Modified (GM) crops if they are approved by the Environment Ministry.

HP launches new premium laptop portfolio at Cannes Film Festival (21:02) IANS Photo Service
Cannes (France), May 22 (IANS) In a bid to empower digital creators and storytellers with high-performance machines, HP Inc on Monday launched new premium portfolio series of Spectre x2, ENVY x360 and ENVY laptops Aat the 14th Cannes Film Festival.

Rs 400 cr loss to exchequer in licence fee payment by incumbent telecom players: Jio (20:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The payment of advance licence fee for the last quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 by three telecom service providers --Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- has resulted in a loss of Rs 400 crore to the government, Reliance Jio has claimed.

TCS launches smart software to cut LED power consumption (19:30)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday unveiled an intelligent software that allows cities to derive greater value from the costly LED lighting by reducing the payback period to almost half.

A wristband that can recognise human emotions (19:26)
New York, May 22 (IANS) An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy.

Abu Dhabi's Emirates Foundation launches mobile app (18:24)
Abu Dhabi, May 22 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi government, has announced the launch of its "Volunteering" Mobile App as part of its 10th annual Ramadan Campaign.

Electric car maker Tesla to delay Indian launch (18:02) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Lack of component suppliers in India is delaying the entry of electric cars in the country, Tesla's founder and CEO Elon Musk said on Monday.

Microsoft India inks MoU with Telecom Sector Skill Council (17:54)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Microsoft India on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to drive skill development through "Project Sangam".

MAMI film fest to award excellence in digital content (17:48)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The 2017 edition of the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will have a new award category -- the Jio MAMI Award For Excellence in Digital Content, the Reliance Foundation announced on Monday.

China probes online porn, fake news organisations (17:04)
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Four teams of inspectors are undertaking a month-long investigation into online pornography and fake news organisations across 11 Chinese provincial-level regions, an official said on Monday.

WannaCry invasion preventable with patch, security updates: Kaspersky (16:52)
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) The installation of the official Microsoft patch and security software updates can protect computers from attacks of the WannaCry ransomware, Russian security software company Kaspersky Lab has said.

Samsung to continue seeking mergers and acquisitions (16:50)
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Samsung on Monday said it will continue to seek mergers and acquisitions to provide distinctive experiences to its customers.

Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display (16:48)
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world's first "stretchable" panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US tech fair.

TCS arm to conduct IIM-B course exams online (16:12)
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) arm iON will partner with the state-run Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) to conduct exams for its massive open online courses across the country, said the global software major on Monday.

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus (15:04)
Melbourne, May 22 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a "super oyster" that is resistant to the deadly Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS), it was announced on Monday.

N. Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile (14:58)
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) North Korea on Monday unveiled photos of the Earth taken by a camera mounted on a ballistic missile it launched a day earlier.

Consumers to get impacted with higher GST rates: Telecom tower body (14:20)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The government's decision to put the telecom industry under the 18 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will impact the industry as well as the consumers, feels the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA).

ITC Infotech offers AR solution for connected service (13:54)
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) ITC Infotech on Monday collaborated with Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) platform provider PTC and software major Oracle to offer a solution for connected service aimed at improving self, assisted and field services for industries.

Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma (13:34)
New York, May 22 (IANS) In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs.

nubia unveils N1 Lite smartphone in India (13:08)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker nubia on Monday launched an affordable smartphone N1 Lite in India.

New, scarier ransomware 'EternalRocks' found (12:51)
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) After a host of different ransomware attacks that hit enterprises across the globe, security researchers have now identified a new strain of malware "EternalRocks" that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight.

Lava Z25 smartphone: Not an easy road ahead (Tech Review) (With Images) (11:56)
By Qadri Inzamam
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With Chinese smartphone makers having captured 49 per cent of the market in the first quarter of 2017 and threatening to wipe out domestic players, Lava has just launched what can be described as a truly mid-segment premium device from an Indian player.

'India should remove non-trade barriers on Sri Lankan products' (11:42)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) India should remove non-tariff barriers on Sri Lankan imports and the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement between the two nations should be implemented in phases, said a top official of the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE)of Sri Lanka.

With LeEco 'gone', harrowing time for employees, vendors (Tech Special) (11:32)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Billed as a "true disrupter" in the Indian smartphone market last year, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco has vanished into thin air within months, leaving behind vendors with hefty unpaid bills and employees owed their dues.

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