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Invisibility Cloak Nears Reality, Scientists Claim

A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality. Scientists said on Thursday they have successfully tested an ultra-thin invisibility cloak made of microscopic rectangular gold blocks that, like skin, conform to the shape of an object ... Read More »

LG Nexus 5X Mint Green Colour Variant Spotted

Two new images showing the unannounced LG Nexus 5X smartphone have hit the Web ahead of its rumoured September 29 launch. The images show the smartphone sporting a new Mint Green coloured shell. This comes in addition to the White and Black colour variants we have already seen in past leaks and rumours. While the purported images doing the rounds ... Read More »

GSM Subscriber Base Touches 726 Million in August: COAI

Mobile subscriber base of seven GSM telecom operators – including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea – increased marginally to reach 726.1 million in August, as per the data released by industry body COAI. “Total number of GSM subscriber as of August 2015 was 726.1 million. The GSM subscriber increased by 4.49 million in August 2015, 0.62 percent increase from previous month,” ... Read More »

M.F. Husain’s 100th Birth Anniversary Marked by Google Doodle on Thursday

Google on Thursday celebrated the birth centenary of renowned Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (aka M.F. Husain) who died in London on June 9, 2011 where he would spend his summers after a self-imposed exile since 2006 due to death threats back home and scores of lawsuits. Using some of the painter’s favourite colours, notably pastels in blue, red, yellow ... Read More »

Cloud Telephony Firm MyOperator to Aid Calling Facility for Mann Ki Baat

The government will use the services of cloud telephony startup MyOperator to record issues, thoughts or questions for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be addressed during the Mann Ki Baat programme. “We signed an agreement on September 12 with the government for Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat. The service is now operational for the programme that will be aired ... Read More »

Google Hires Truecar’s Krafcik to Head Its Driverless Car Unit

Google Inc said it named auto industry veteran John Krafcik as chief executive of its self-driving car project from late September. With the hiring of Krafcik, currently the president of automotive pricing terminal Truecar Inc and a former CEO of Hyundai Motors America, Google is starting to look at the project as a potential and relevant business in the near ... Read More »

Toshiba Swings to Q1 Loss on Weak PC, TV Sales

Toshiba Corp swung to a first-quarter loss on weak PC and TV sales, raising pressure on its new chief executive, who is already tasked with improving governance after a $1.3 billion (roughly Rs. 8,623 crores) accounting scandal. Toshiba on Monday reported an April-June operating loss of JPY 10.96 billion (roughly Rs. 603 crores) compared with a JPY 47.7 billion profit ... Read More »

Steve Jobs’ Biopic Release Date Shifted

Production banner Universal Pictures has tweaked its release pattern for upcoming biopic “Steve Jobs,” opting to release the film only in New York and Los Angeles on October 9 and and then go nationwide on October 23. Previously, the studio had planned on a nationwide release on October 9. But the officials have decided that they will expand “Steve Jobs” ... Read More »

Russian Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka Back After Record 879 Days in Space

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returned safely to Earth with two other astronauts from the International Space Station Saturday with the record for having spent the most time in space. Padalka who has spent a total of 879 days in space over five separate trips touched ground on the barren Kazakh steppe on schedule at 0051 GMT along with Kazakh cosmonaut ... Read More »

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Unveils US Presidential Run

John McAfee, a software pioneer who later became a fugitive from justice in Central America, unveiled plans Wednesday to run for the US presidency. His campaign filed papers with the Federal Election Commission and created a website, Facebook page and Twitter handle for the effort. “I am founding a new party yet to be announced,” the filing stated. A spokesman ... Read More »