Big-bang start for festive season sales by e-tailers

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Head of categories, Flipkart , said: "The number of units sold in the first six hours surpassed the total units sold in a day during the first day of Big Billion Days in 2015". While daily consumables are shaping up to be one... More..

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A prehistoric shark as big as today's great white identified from fossils
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

A prehistoric shark as big as today's great white identified from fossils

The latter part of its name, paradoxodon , means "paradoxical teeth" and further illustrates this dental oddity. With that in mind, the new shark was given the genus name Megalolamna . Megalolamna paradoxodon...More..

Hillary Clinton Slams Donald Trump Over Alleged Tax Evasion
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Hillary Clinton Slams Donald Trump Over Alleged Tax Evasion

On the stump Monday night, he told supporters he used taxes law " brilliantly " to his benefit, but pointed to "unfairness" in the system. A new poll released today finds that while more OH voters thought D...More..

BSE Sensex up over 100 points ahead of RBI policy today
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

BSE Sensex up over 100 points ahead of RBI policy today

Besides, the announcement made by the newly-constituted Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel to cut a key lending rate by 25 basis points provided some boost to the domestic market...More..

This Candle Supposedly Smells Like a New Mac
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

This Candle Supposedly Smells Like a New Mac

We talk a lot about that new vehicle smell, and for those who play collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering, you guys know that there's a certain smell associated with a pack of freshly opened cards tha...More..

by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Google Pixel CONFIRMED: This is what Google's great new smartphone looks like

The images show two sleek, white handsets for the Pixel and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL . The tagline reads "Introducing Pixel ™, Phone by Google ". As per reports , Google will also be launching a new versio...More..

GM, Canadian Union Avert Strike With Last-Minute Deal
by | Monday, October 03, 2016

GM, Canadian Union Avert Strike With Last-Minute Deal

While it's focusing negotiations on GM, the tentative agreement Unifor reaches will "set a pattern" for agreements with all three automakers. New employees hired by GM will be eligible for a defined-contribut...More..

by | Monday, October 03, 2016

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

After India's bid to enter the NSG was rebuffed by China at Seoul in June, the Ministry of External Affairs had said, "An early positive decision by the NSG would have allowed us to move forward on the Paris ...More..

Black Moon 2016: What It Is and Why You Can't See It
by | Monday, October 03, 2016

Black Moon 2016: What It Is and Why You Can't See It

In astrological circles, a "black moon" is usually defined as the second new moon in a single calendar month. Besides the giant asteroid 2009ES heading toward Earth with the force of 3 billion nuclear bombs...More..

by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Hillary Clinton muses over Bernie Sanders' supporters in leaked audio recording

A joint Clinton-Sanders appearance at the University of Wisconsin, for example, could do a lot to put that state away. It attracted over one thousand attendees who stood in line for hours to get in. "I need you...More..

Internet oversight transfer clears hurdles to take place Saturday
by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Internet oversight transfer clears hurdles to take place Saturday

Ted Cruz of Texas, failed to halt the transfer. Those opponents said the transfer would chill free speech and allow "authoritarian regimes" to seize control of the internet . "It also strikes me as a curi...More..

Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words

Trump aides reportedly are urging him to put in more preparation ahead of the next encounter with Clinton, an October 9 town hall debate in St. Louis. Chapman said, only time will tell if Trump will follo...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

USA Today Slams Trump in First-Ever Endorsement

The Cincinnati Enquirer , Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle have also broken with longstanding traditions to support the Democrat this year. " He is erratic . He is ill-equipped to be commander in ...More..

Chance The Rapper, Kelly Clarkson to Play White House Xmas Tree Ceremony
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chance The Rapper, Kelly Clarkson to Play White House Xmas Tree Ceremony

In an interview with GQ , Chance described a one-on-one conversation he had with the president during the April visit. " Chance the Rapper, whose father Ken Bennett served as a deputy assistant to Obama, was...More..

'Safe' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded, owner from China says
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

'Safe' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded, owner from China says

Samsung this week said it has exchanged 57% of all the Galaxy Note 7s sold in Europe in line with its recall programme. Guangzhou man claims his Note 7 caught fire less than 24 hours after delivery - but...More..

NASA spots possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

NASA spots possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

The first indication of eruptions on the moon came in 2012. On Monday, NASA discovered that within the icy shells of the moon, there is an ocean of liquid water swirling around. All were clustered around Eu...More..

UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon

On Monday, EU energy chief Maros Sefcovic said Poland was on board with the plans. After dawdling for a while in the hope of extracting a commitment on its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group at the last ...More..

Hopkins' 5th field goal gives Redskins 29-27 win over Giants
by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hopkins' 5th field goal gives Redskins 29-27 win over Giants

There was, 'no, you get a warning.' There was not any of that. "Unfortunately, this is what we've come to". "We love football. I feel like this has turned into something that is not football and honestly I kn...More..

by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DC appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Several high-profile Clean Power Plan opponents have conceded EPA's authority to regulate carbon pollution from existing power plants . Ahead of the September 28 argument, Attorneys General Ken Paxton (R...More..

World's first 'three parent' baby born using controversial DNA technique
by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

World's first 'three parent' baby born using controversial DNA technique

Mitochondrial DNA , which contains just 37 genes compared to the staggering 20,000 or so carried by DNA in a cell's nucleus, comes entirely from the egg cell - the sperm cell contributes no mitochondria to the ...More..

Jeep Compass debuts in Brazil, features a modern redesign and 170hp engine
by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jeep Compass debuts in Brazil, features a modern redesign and 170hp engine

The Compass SUV is a global product by Jeep and will be available with "7 fuel-efficient powertrain options for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world". We expect front-wheel-drive models as well...More..

by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Microsoft and Adobe announce strategic partnership at Ignite

Formerly Delve Analytics, Microsoft MyAnalytics is a personal service in Office 365 that helps people understand how they spend their time at work. The company reported record quarterly revenue of $1.46 bil...More..

Sensex tanks 374 pts after investors turn to US Prez debate
by | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sensex tanks 374 pts after investors turn to US Prez debate

Brokers said that apart from profit-booking, a weak trend in Asia on lower oil prices and decline on the Wall Street last week kept the domestic bourses here on a sticky wicket. Foreign portfolio investors (FPI...More..

by | Monday, September 26, 2016

Second-half meltdown as Gators fall to Vols

Tennessee is ranked number fourteen in the nation and is coming off a win over OH by a nine point margin. "It's pretty obvious, I'm really proud of our players and the resolve that they showed tonight", UT c...More..

by | Monday, September 26, 2016

India's brilliant move to sign Paris climate deal welcomed by US

India intends to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change aiming to limit global average temperatures and reduce emissions on October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday. To cut down its emissions, ...More..

by | Monday, September 26, 2016

Polls suggest Clinton, Trump virtually tied headed into debate

Donald Trump ready to stir things again. Since then, the debates have had an impact on some but not necessarily all presidential elections. The voters deserve so much more than they assuredly are about to recei...More..

Hyundai launches its 3suprd/sup generation i30 hatchback with specs like never beforeb/b
by | Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hyundai launches its 3suprd/sup generation i30 hatchback with specs like never beforeb/b

The new Hyundai i30 is coming with three body styles- a five-door, an estate and a four-door coupe. At the front, it gets the same cascading grille as seen in the second-generation i10 aka Grand i10. The ha...More..

by | Saturday, September 24, 2016

Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 for one and all

Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working . As you could imagine, it was maddening for several users. The firm's Apple Music has also been redesigned as part ...More..

by | Saturday, September 24, 2016

IOS 10.0.2 fixes a bug with Apple's headphone dongle and more

Apple reportedly addressed a security hole in the kernel, but has not yet confirmed whether it is the same crack that Pangu used to bypass iOS 10 . The free upgrade includes a variety of new features, inclu...More..

Facebook overestimated video metrics for two years, report says
by | Saturday, September 24, 2016

Facebook overestimated video metrics for two years, report says

Facebook's new methodology for average viewing time will include usage by users who begin to watch a video-including those that autoplay in their News Feed-then quickly move on. The error could possibly affect...More..

The fastest Honda in the world has a 3cyl engine
by | Saturday, September 24, 2016

The fastest Honda in the world has a 3cyl engine

The project "Bonneville Speed Challenge" was internally announced at Honda R&D in Japan in 2015 and 16 members were chosen from a pool of 100 volunteers, including the project leader Keisuke Tsuta, to build the...More..

SpaceX investigation suggests helium breach caused its Falcon 9 explosion
by | Saturday, September 24, 2016

SpaceX investigation suggests helium breach caused its Falcon 9 explosion

SpaceX is reporting it has determined the likely source of the September 1 explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and $200 million communications satellite but still doesn't have a cause. LC-39A should...More..

by | Friday, September 23, 2016

South Korea Asks Samsung to Extend Galaxy Note 7 Refund

Through this software update , you will receive a notification from Samsung advising you to power down your device and avoid charging it. It says less than a quarter have been exchanged in the United States....More..

Rocket attack on Turkish border town wounds 6
by | Friday, September 23, 2016

Rocket attack on Turkish border town wounds 6

The number of Syrians who have returned to Jarabulus near the Turkish border from Turkey is approaching 3,000, weeks after the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) liberated the northern Syrian town in the ...More..

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to fight disease
by | Friday, September 23, 2016

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to fight disease

The $3 billion will come from the $45 billion the couple pledged to invest in their initiative past year, following the birth of their daughter. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife on Wednesday pledged $3 billion o...More..

by | Friday, September 23, 2016

Yahoo says hackers stole info from 500 million user accounts

The information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers, Yahoo said . Set to be finalized in t...More..

Section of Great Wall of China marred in name of restoration
by | Friday, September 23, 2016

Section of Great Wall of China marred in name of restoration

Dong Yaohui, deputy director for the Great Wall of China Society, told the Beijing Times that the restoration was done in a very "simple and crude" way. However, the 9,000 kilometer wall is also known for i...More..

by | Thursday, September 22, 2016

Firefighter killed, another injured in crash near Lompoc

The tragic loss have left many in shock, but the outpouring of support from an entire community has eased the heavy hearts of the many firefighters and first responders that worked with Osler throughout the yea...More..

'Pokémon Go' Ends Its Reign at No. 1
by | Thursday, September 22, 2016

'Pokémon Go' Ends Its Reign at No. 1

Such is simply the nature of the mobile gaming industry. Clash Royale recently became the top-grossing app in the iOS store. We hope Niantic will do something about this, as many players around the globe ar...More..

by | Thursday, September 22, 2016

Topics unveiled for first presidential debate

On Monday, the topics for next week's debate were released by moderator Lester Holt . Live streams will be available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Hulu and most news sites. Trump then asserted, "by the way,...More..

Carving up Apple's €13bn back taxes will cause an worldwide tax nightmare
by | Thursday, September 22, 2016

Carving up Apple's €13bn back taxes will cause an worldwide tax nightmare

We still won't be able to make sense of the conflicting claims by Apple and the EC on how much tax the company has paid in Ireland until the full report is published. Cook has said he would be willing to repatr...More..

HP printers block third party print cartridges
by | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

HP printers block third party print cartridges

But history repeats itself: Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow pointed out the similarity between HP's "ticking time bomb" and one installed in Lexmark printers over a decade ago. Innovations? Intellectual property?...More..

Weather forecast: Partly Cloudy, Pleasant Skies to Prevail
by | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Weather forecast: Partly Cloudy, Pleasant Skies to Prevail

No need for umbrellas today (unless you use them for shade), as skies will be mostly sunny, with highs in the low 80s (that's 28° Celsius for our Canadian friends across the river). Clouds break up overnight ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

After frustrating loss to Rams, Russell Wilson promises brighter days ahead

Louis. The Seahawks play the 49ers next. The long wait is finally over for the Los Angeles Rams after scrapping out a 9-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon in their first home game back in ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Clinton far ahead of Trump in ad spending

A prominent member of the Kennedy family says former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her that he plans to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president this fall. A person of interest in the week...More..

Xiaomi debuts a $330 mirrorless camera
by | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Xiaomi debuts a $330 mirrorless camera

Yi, in which Xiaomi is an investor, hasn't divulged too many details around the product at the moment, but this much is known-the camera will be based on the micro Four Thirds mirrorless format. YI M1 announce...More..

by | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Immigrant wanted in NY-area bombings captured in shootout

He said a traffic stop had been carried out after the location was linked to Rahami, stating that those inside the auto had been questioned but are not under arrest. He said he "wouldn't be surprised if we foun...More..

Wildfire At California Air Force Base Explodes In Size, Delays Satellite Launch
by | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wildfire At California Air Force Base Explodes In Size, Delays Satellite Launch

Vandenberg civil engineers are also working to restore power that was lost when the fire damaged power lines. Seda said there is no estimated containment date for the fire that started near Arguello and Santa...More..

Ancient fish hooks found on Okinawa suggest earlier maritime migration than thought
by | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ancient fish hooks found on Okinawa suggest earlier maritime migration than thought

Well, the presence of such artifacts suggests a more complex maritime technology in prehistoric Okinawa than what researchers believed had existed at the time. The findings suggest a wider use of advanced mar...More..

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap
by | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap

The devices are believed to be the fastest Android phones in town which will hit the store shelves soon. The Pixel XL, as you might have guessed, is the larger smartphone. Google's reference Android smartpho...More..