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 […]

Get set go for Delhi’s PokeWalk on July 24

Get set go for Delhi’s PokeWalk on July 24

Newdelhi: The frenzy over Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game, has gripped the world like none other within just eight days of its launch. While some in India may have found a way to download it, others are awaiting the official release and Delhi is all set to conduct the biggest Pokemon Go event India […]

Hillary Clinton jumps on the Pokemon Go bandwagon

Hillary Clinton jumps on the Pokemon Go bandwagon

Newyork: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has started to use the newly-launched Augmented Reality (AR) game Pokemon Go as a campaigning tool to register voters. The game, which came out on July 6, encourages users to walk around and visit “PokeStops” where they can acquire items for the game like Poke Balls and “gyms” where […]

Startup firm using AI to make open school platform smarter

Startup firm using AI to make open school platform smarter

  New Delhi:Astartup company by two IIT grads which is engaged in imparting education using the open school platform is infusing Artificial Intelligence technology now to make its platform smarter. Last year, Ritesh Singh and Akshat Goel launched Eckovation – a unique open-school communication and social learning platform that allows teachers, parents and students to […]

Twitter now supports up to 15MB GIF files

Twitter now supports up to 15MB GIF files

Micro-blogging website Twitter has increased its animated GIF (graphics interchange format) size limit from 5MB to 15MB if uploaded on the web from a desktop, a media report said on Thursday. However, the 5MB photo limit stays the same, along with the GIF limit, for mobile uploads on Twitter. But the micro-blogging website now allows […]

Solar plane in Egypt in penultimate stop world tour

Solar plane in Egypt in penultimate stop world tour

Cairo: The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo today for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world. After the two-day flight from Spain, just one final leg lies between it and its final destination, Abu Dhabi, where it started its odyssey in March last year. […]

Bacteria-powered batteries coming soon to smartphones

Bacteria-powered batteries coming soon to smartphones

A team of scientists from Oxford University showed how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic “wind farms” or other man-made micromachines such as smartphone components. The study used computer simulations to demonstrate that the chaotic swarming effect of dense active matter such as bacteria can be organised to […]