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Countdown begins for launch of India"s GSLV-D5 rocket

Chennai, Aug 18: 29-hour countdown began for the crucial launch of India"s GSLV-D5, powered by indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine — which is being tested after a failed attempt over three years ago — and carrying communication satellite GSAT-14, from Sriharikota spaceport.

The rocket carrying the 1,982-kg satellite would be launched at 4.50 pm...

Virus targets the social network in new fraud twist

Boston, Aug 18: In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.

As social media has become increasingly influential in shaping reputations, hackers have used their computer skills to create and sell false endorsements - such as "likes" and "followers"...

Woman pays $1,200 for iPhones, gets apples

Melbourne, Aug 5: A 21-year-old Australian woman who was trying to buy Apple smartphones online was conned into paying $1,200 for two edible apples!

The woman, who has not been named, had posted an ad on website Gumtree asking to buy two Apple smartphones.

She was soon contacted by another woman...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range of Android tablets to be launched in India tomorrow

Jul 19: announced its new Galaxy Tab 3 range in London and now it seems the company is ready to bring these tablets to our shores. Earlier this morning, the South Korean company tweeted a teaser image of the tablet ahead of the launch event at Delhi tomorrow. Though it announced the 7, 8 and 10.1-inch...

Apple launches probe after 23-year-old Chinese woman dies while using iPhone 5

Singapore, Jul 16: Apple Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the U.S. technology company said on Monday.

Last Thursday, Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old woman from China's western Xinjiang region and a flight...

Jaguar F-TYPE launched in India, priced Rs 1.61 c

Mumbai, Jul 8: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today launched its sports car Jaguar F TYPE priced up to Rs 1.61 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai), while it mulls over assembling more models in India.

The Jaguar F TYPE will be available in two variants. The F Type V8S powered by a 5 litre petrol...

15-year-old Canadian girl invents flashlight powered only by body heat and earns spot in Google Science Fair finals

This girl's science project really puts your baking soda volcano to shame

A 15-year-old girl in Canada has invented a flashlight that only needs the warmth of the hand to turn on.

Ann Makosinski, a high school junior in Victoria, British Columbia, was trying to think of a way of harvesting...

11-year-old boy fathers child with 36-year-old woman

Melbourne, Jun 20: An 11-year-old boy in New Zealand has become a father after conceiving a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend.

The woman coerced the boy, from Auckland, into repeated sexual encounters over a period of time before becoming pregnant, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported.

The...

Jet Airways enters into code share agreements with Air France, KLM

New Delhi, Jun 18: Jet Airways and European carriers Air France and Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) have entered into a code share agreement to provide seamless connectivity to passengers for destinations in India and Europe.

As per the agreement, Air France (AF) and KLM can place their own codes (AF) and (KL) on Jet...

FB adds 'hashtag' feature, taking a page from Twitter

Jun 13: Facebook Inc, the world's No. 1 social network, is adopting the "hashtag," one of the most recognizable features of its younger rival Twitter, in a move to position its Web service as an important complement to television, sporting events and breaking news.

Facebook said on Wednesday that it will begin to roll...