Nintendo sinks into loss despite Pokemon Go’s global success

Nintendo sinks into loss despite Pokemon Go’s global success

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. sagged into a loss of 24.53 billion yen ($232 million) for the fiscal first quarter through June, despite the global success of the “Pokemon Go” augmented reality game. The result Wednesday was worse than the 673 million yen ($6.4 million) profit forecast by analysts surveyed by FactSet. The manufacturer […]

Apple claims it has sold 1,000,000,000 iPhones

Apple claims it has sold 1,000,000,000 iPhones

Year 2016 hasn’t been the best one in Apple’s history, it recorded its first iPhone sales slump and then another. Even when the sales surged, the numbers are still below the numbers from Apple’s good days. Falling sales haven’t stopped the company from reaching a milestone. CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple recently sold its […]

Hi-tech farming: Drones to monitor agriculture growth in India

Hi-tech farming: Drones to monitor agriculture growth in India

Newdelhi:The day is not far when drones would be seen over agricultural fields, not for security, but to monitor crop and soil health. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) under a collaborative research project is developing indigenous prototype for drone based crop and soil health monitoring system […]

Belgian scientists turn urine into drinkable water

Belgian scientists turn urine into drinkable water

Scientists from a Belgian university have built a solar-powered machine that can turn urine into drinkable water. They deployed it at a 10-day music and theater festival in central Ghent, Belgium. The experiment was a success as the scientists were able to recover a 1,000 litres of unconsumed water, which will be used to make […]

New material may lead to cheaper solar cells

New material may lead to cheaper solar cells

Singapore: Scientists have found a promising new alternative solar cell material that may lead to more efficient and cheaper solar panels. Perovskite is relatively easy to process and, therefore, cheaper to manufacture, but also has an efficiency of 22 per cent, close to currently used silicon-based cells’ 25 per cent. “Silicon is very labour-intensive and […]

Now, robot therapist to help relieve muscle strains

Now, robot therapist to help relieve muscle strains

  Singapore: Suffering from back pain? A robotic massage therapist developed by a Singapore-based start up may help relieve muscle strains and injuries. Emma, or Short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, a robotic arm with a 3D-printed massage tip, can resolve some of the challenges faced by sports therapy clinics, such as a shortage of […]

Kickass Torrent’s alleged owner Artem Vaulin arrested, site goes offline

Kickass Torrent’s alleged owner Artem Vaulin arrested, site goes offline

The alleged owner of the most-visited illegal file-sharing website Kickass Torrents or KAT, Ukrainian national Artem Vaulin (30), was arrested in Poland over charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, criminal copyright infringement and unlawful distribution of copyright materials on the website. The US Justice Department’s criminal division on Wednesday announced the arrest in a […]

WikiLeaks threatens Twitter to start own micro-blogging service

WikiLeaks threatens Twitter to start own micro-blogging service

Reacting to Twitter’s permanent ban on Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart and one of the micro-blogging site’s most offensive users, WikiLeaks has threatened to start its own Twitter because of “cyber feudalism”. In an online exchange of words between WikiLeaks and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, WikiLeaks posted: “We will start […]

New test can predict if coma patient will wake up in a year

New test can predict if coma patient will wake up in a year

Washington: Scientists have found a new way to measure the level of awareness in a brain-injured person who is in coma, and predict whether they will recover consciousness within a year.The precise diagnosis and prognosis of recovery of consciousness of patients after a severe brain injury is a challenging clinical task, as some brain-injured patients […]

Light-based wireless communications a reality soon: Facebook team

Light-based wireless communications a reality soon: Facebook team

Newyork: Researchers from Facebook’s Connectivity Lab have developed a new technology that can one day make light-based wireless communications — a far superior technology than the ones based on radio frequencies or microwaves — a reality in the future. The new technology can pave the way for fast optical wireless networks capable of delivering internet […]

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