Category Archives: Scientific and Technology News

IT genius who envisions mess-free traffic

IT genius who envisions mess-free traffic A Pakistani student has developed a multi-purpose computer software keeping in view the growing traffic problems, especially being faced in big cities, which if efficiently used could help resolve this major urban issue. The software was also appreciated at an international IT event. Muhammad Abdullah Abid, a Class-IX student […]

Google moves to end EU antitrust probe without fine

Google moves to end EU antitrust probe without fine BRUSSELS: Google has formally submitted a package of concessions to European Union competition regulators in a strong signal that the world’s No. 1 search engine may be able to settle a two-year antitrust investigation without a fine. Google first offered proposals at the end of January […]

PC sales fall drastically worldwide: survery

PC sales fall drastically worldwide: survery NEW YORK: Worldwide sales of personal computers slid 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013, research firm IDC said Wednesday, the worst contraction since it began tracking the market in 1994. IDC said global PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter […]

Apple, Samsung, Google plan to launch ‘smart watches’ this year

Apple, Samsung, Google plan to launch ‘smart watches’ this year New Delhi: Tech giants Apple, Samsung and Google could launch their much-awaited smart watches later this year, it has been claimed. Avi Greengart, analyst on consumer devices at the research firm Current Analysis said 2013 may be the year for the smartwatch because “the components […]

YouTube passes billion user mark

YouTube passes billion user mark SAN FRANCISCO: More than a billion people use YouTube each month, with viewing on smartphones helping drive growth, the Google-owned online video sharing venue said Wednesday. In a blog post, the YouTube team noted that nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits the website, which has […]

Universe is older than previously thought

Universe is older than previously thought CAPE CANAVERAL: Closer scrutiny of radiation left over from the creation of the universe shows the Big Bang took place about 13.8 billion years ago, 100 million years earlier than previous estimates, scientists said. The findings are among the first results from analysis of data collected by the European […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 blitz may prompt Apple rethink

Samsung Galaxy S4 blitz may prompt Apple rethink SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung’s newest, feature-packed Galaxy S4 may put pressure on Apple Inc to accelerate its pace of smartphone design and venture into cheaper devices – both departures from usual practice. The latest Galaxy, unwrapped with much fanfare in New York on Thursday, out-does the iPhone in […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 emerges to do battle on Apple’s home turf

Samsung Galaxy S4 emerges to do battle on Apple’s home turf NEW YORK: Samsung Electronics Co on Thursday premiered its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, which sports a bigger display and unconventional features such as gesture controls and will spearhead its effort to challenge Apple Inc on its home turf. The phone is the […]

Universe leaves little room for error when it comes to supporting life

Universe leaves little room for error when it comes to supporting life Washington: A team of physicists has looked at the conditions necessary for the formation of carbon and oxygen in the universe, the two elements crucial to life. They’ve found that when it comes to supporting life, the universe leaves very little margin for […]

EU fines Microsoft for antitrust breach

EU fines Microsoft for antitrust breach In a historic antitrust case, the EU has levied a penalty of more than half a billion euros against American software giant Microsoft. The ruling could serve as both a precedent and deterrent in future antitrust cases. The European Commission on Wednesday fined Microsoft 561 million euros ($731 million) […]

Pakistani Handover of Gwadar Port to Beijing Draws Scrutiny (watch video report)

Pakistani Handover of Gwadar Port to Beijing Draws Scrutiny (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Pakistan recently handed over management of its strategic deepwater Gwadar seaport to China. Both countries insist the deal is a “purely commercial venture.” But critics and financial analysts are skeptical about the remote port’s economic viability and […]

Google Doodles Reflect The Company’s Culture of Innovation (watch video report)

Google Doodles Reflect The Company’s Culture of Innovation (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player From a marketing standpoint Google, the enormously profitable Internet search engine, separated itself from the competition early on with its homepage, the iconic Google logo on a blank white screen. The stark design emphasizes the company’s view that […]

Special Homes Allow Elderly to Live Near Loved Ones (watch video report)

Special Homes Allow Elderly to Live Near Loved Ones (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player As the U.S. population grows older, more and more adult children are looking for ways to care for their aging parents. Many turn to assisted living facilities or nursing homes for that care. But now, for some, […]

‘Dragon’ Space Capsule Heads to Space Station (watch video report)

‘Dragon’ Space Capsule Heads to Space Station (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player A privately owned spacecraft heading to the International Space Station ran into problems Friday shortly after blastoff. Minutes after the launch, SpaceX founder Elon Musk reported that three of the four sets of thrusters on the Dragon craft did […]

Cluster Munitions Have Prolonged Impact (watch video report)

Cluster Munitions Have Prolonged Impact (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Cluster munitions have been a part of warfare since their invention more than 60 years ago. Activists blame them for the deaths of thousands of civilians in nearly 40 countries or territories. Some of the images are graphic. Mohamed is 13 […]

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