China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020 (19:20)
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China plans to conduct several manned space flights between 2019 and 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, an official said on Friday.

Amazon top site in India, will keep investing in tech and infra: Jeff Bezos (19:00)
New Delhi/ Seattle, April 28 (IANS) Banking on the e-commerce proliferation in India, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos assured people that the company will keep investing in technology and infrastructure in the country.

NASA may face space suit crunch: Report (18:34)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA appears to be ill prepared to have a new space suit ready for future deep-space missions, media reported citing the space agency's auditor report.

Terrorism, racism most discussed issues on Twitter (18:22)
London, April 28 (IANS) Based on a study of 173 million tweets, terrorism and racism have emerged as the top two global issues discussed on Twitter.

Internet clamp-downs no key to stop criminal activities: IAMAI (18:08)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Objecting to the Jammu and Kashmir government order to clamp down on social media and instant messaging apps, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Friday said internet clamp-down is not the key solution to criminal activities.

India to launch GSAT-9 communication satellite on May 5 (18:02) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday.

Cloud helps Microsoft log strong Q3 growth (17:50)
New York, April 28 (IANS) Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017.

Genes that help Tibetans survive at high altitudes (15:56)
New York, April 28 (IANS) Variants of five different genes -- including one originating in the extinct human subspecies Denisovans -- help Tibetans survive the harsh conditions of the high altitudes, says a study.

Martian soil could be pressed into making strong bricks (15:24)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Experimenting with Mars-like soil, researchers have found that the Red Planet's soil could be turned into bricks just by applying pressure to compact the soil -- without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients.

Google announces new programme to inspire entrepreneurs, developers (14:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Google on Friday announced a new "Solve for India" initiative that aims to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier 2 cities across the country.

NASA's next generation space telescope plan takes a pause (14:10)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA said it is initiating an independent external review to know how long it will take and how much it will cost to build the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

Zen mobile unveils 'Admire Metal' smartphone (13:28)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Expanding its ZENERATION 4G portfolio, domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Friday launched "Admire Metal" at Rs 5,749 that comes with twin WhatsApp feature and supports 22 regional Indian languages.

Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries (11:36)
New York, April 28 (IANS) Facebook Messenger Lite, a stand-alone version of Messenger for Android for markets with slower than average internet speeds is now available in over 132 countries including Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.

Apple experimenting with wireless charging via Wi-Fi router (11:36) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is experimenting with wireless charging technologies that could see users charge their iPhones with a Wi-Fi router.

Human DNA discovered in caves without skeletal remains (08:28)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) An international team of researchers has successfully retrieved human DNA in cave sediments where no skeletal remains were found, a new study revealed.

Mysterious 'Hajime' malware infecting IoT network globally (18:14)
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack.

MuveAcoustics's new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone in India (17:30)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) MuveAcoustics, a brand by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Zeeva, on Thursday launched a new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone -- Evoke MA-1999FB -- in India.

Early humans reached North America 130,000 years ago: Study (17:20)
New York, April 27 (IANS) Early humans probably reached North America 130,000 years ago -- 115,000 years earlier than previously thought, claims a study.

Huawei, Intel sign MoU to accelerate HPC innovation (16:42)
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Communications technology solutions provider Huawei and Intel on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in high-performance computing (HPC) to provide competitive and innovative HPC products.

Cassini's first dive between Saturn and its rings successful: NASA (With Images) (16:16)
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Cassini's first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26 was successful and the spacecraft is now in the process of beaming back science and engineering data collected during its passage, NASA said on Thursday.

'Iceball' planet about the same mass as Earth discovered (15:22)
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an "extremely cold" new planet about the same mass as Earth, and the same distance from its host star as our planet is from our Sun.

Paytm launches Digital Gold with MMTC-PAMP (15:06)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm on Thursday announced that it has collaborated with MMTC-PAMP to launch Digital Gold, which will enable its customers to buy gold online and store it in MMTC-PAMPs secure vaults free of charge.

'Honor 8 Lite' may hit Indian market on May 10 (With Images) (14:58)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei, under its Honor brand, is rumoured to launch "Honor 8 Lite" for the Indian consumers on May 10 which may also be available at retail stores.

Banks need more practical testing to stop cyber attacks: Report (14:38)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Though most of the bank executives are confident of their cybersecurity strategy and preparedness, lack of practical testing makes the defence vulnerable, a new report said on Thursday.

Most Indian firms want improved employee experience: Study (14:28)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Almost 43 per cent of business and IT leaders in India -- higher than the average 38 per cent for Asia-Pacific and Japan -- see employee experience as a critical aspect of achieving their business objectives, a new study said on Thursday.

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