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ExoMars, Europe’s Mars Probe, Destroyed After Plunging to Surface

Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of 2-4 km (1.2 to 2.5 miles), the European Space Agency said on Friday. The disc-shaped, 577-kg (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli probe, part of the Russian-European ExoMarsprogramme to search for evidence ... Read More »

Scientists May Have Finally Cracked the Curious Case of Sun’s Tilt

Planet Nine – the undiscovered one at the edge of our solar system — appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Sun, say researchers. Planet Nine was predicted by Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown from California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech) in January this year. The large and distant planet may be adding a wobble to the solar system, ... Read More »

NASA’s Juno Probe Exits Safe Mode

NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter that entered safe mode on October 18 when a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft’s onboard computer, has left safe mode, NASA said. “Juno exited safe mode as expected, is healthy and is responding to all our commands,” Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said ... Read More »

CES 2016: What to Expect

Every year, tech press from the world over sets up camp in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (which has now changed its name to simply CES). The event started in 1967, and in the last decade or so, has become one of the most important events on the tech calendar. By now, it’s significance is (somewhat) on the ... Read More »

Sony’s PlayStation VR Expected to Make Virtual Reality a Mainstream Technology

Sony’s PlayStation VR Expected to Make Virtual Reality a Mainstream Technology People who want to get away from it all can experience imaginary worlds, or something closer to home, as virtual reality becomes more of a reality with the introduction of devices that take full advantage of developing VR technologies. Last week, a Sony subsidiary launched its PlayStation VR (PSVR) ... Read More »

Tinder Smart Photos Launched; Helps Find Matches by Choosing Your Best Photo

Tinder Smart Photos Launched; Helps Find Matches by Choosing Your Best Photo HIGHLIGHTS Tinder claims users saw a 12 percent increase in matches Smart Photos alternates your profile pictures to test success rate Tinder says algorithm will maximise your match potential Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular dating apps around the world, but there has been one ... Read More »

Wire App Offers a Clutter-Free Chat Experience

Wire App Offers a Clutter-Free Chat Experience Even though most people use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for chatting, there is no dearth of alternatives available. There are privacy-focused options such as Telegram, and sticker-filled apps such as WeChat, so there is a messaging app for every purpose. One such app, Wire, takes a slightly different approach. Wire’s appeal lies in ... Read More »

Truecaller Opens Up TrueSDK to App Developers for Identity Verification

Truecaller Opens Up TrueSDK to App Developers for Identity Verification Mobile communication app Truecaller on Thursday announced that it was opening up TrueSDK to millions of app developers via a globally accessible self-service portal. TrueSDK helps end-users quickly utilise their Truecaller credentials with a one touch sign-up to third-party apps with their phone numbers. The TrueSDK kit can be used ... Read More »

Indian Institutes of Technology May Soon Decide Their Own Fee Structure

Indian Institutes of Technology May Soon Decide Their Own Fee Structure Indian Institutes of Technology may soon be allowed to set fee structure without consulting apex council. NEW DELHI: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may soon be allowed to set their own fee structure without consulting the apex council governing the prestigious institution. According to sources, the move to give ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM HIGHLIGHTS Samsung’s Galaxy C9 Pro rumoured to launch alongside Galaxy C9 Samsung teases “Next level of antenna craftsmanship” for Galaxy C9 Pro Galaxy C9 also leaked in Tenaa listing Shortly after Samsung’s next metal-clad Galaxy C9 smartphone was teased by the company, new teaser images have ... Read More »