Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customisable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks. So far, they have designed vaccines against Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and Toxoplasma gondii (a relative of the parasite that causes malaria), which were 100 per cent […]

Despite their relatively recent entry into the consumer market, drones have long since been present in the military sphere, carrying out missions remotely. The problem is that, while unmanned aerial vehicles and the like present a huge benefit in not endangering human pilots, building them requires a huge investment of time, money, and research. Now, […]

Facebook to buy messaging startup in $19 billion deal

Facebook to buy messaging startup in $19 billion deal

Facebook said Wednesday that it would acquire WhatsApp, a messaging startup, for $19 billion in cash and stock. The eye-popping price is Facebook’s largest acquisition by far and represents a new height in the frenzy to acquire popular technology startups. Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion worth of Facebook shares for […]

Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella may be Microsoft’s new CEO

Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella may be Microsoft’s new CEO

Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella, in charge of Microsoft’s enterprise and cloud businesses, is emerging as the software giant’s pick as CEO Steve Ballmer’s successor, according to various media reports. The company’s board of directors is also holding discussions to replace Chairman Bill Gates with lead independent director emerging as the prime candidate, Bloomberg News reported citing […]

Google selling Motorola phone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion

Google selling Motorola phone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion

Google is selling Motorola’s smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, a price that makes Google’s biggest acquisition look like its most expensive mistake. The deal announced on Wednesday will rid Google Inc. of a financial headache that has plagued the internet company since buying Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion in 2012. Motorola has lost […]

Facebook likely to lose 80 % users by 2017: Study

Facebook likely to lose 80 % users by 2017: Study

Facebook is likely to lose 80 % of its users and getting largely abandoned by 2017, researchers at Princeton University said. John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler revealed that the charts produced by the Google Trends service show Facebook searches peaked in December 2012, but  since begun to trail off, the Guardian reports. The researchers made the […]

Moto G’s India launch gets delayed

Moto G’s India launch gets delayed

All those who have put their smartphone purchase on hold for Moto G’s India launch may have to wait a little longer. Google-owned Motorola has said that it will announced launch details of its budget smartphone Moto G on February 5. In a post on its official Twitter handle Motorola said, “Moto G launch details […]

TCS planning reusable software platforms

TCS planning reusable software platforms

Tata Consultancy Services is aiming to launch several reusable software packages as part of a push to adapt to the changing business and technology landscape, chief executive & managing director Natarajan Chandrasekaran said. India’s largest software company is readying reusable software platforms, which can be customised, for areas such as telecommunication , financial services and […]

Blow to Samsung, first Tizen phone shelved

Blow to Samsung, first Tizen phone shelved

In a major blow to Samsung, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has reportedly decided to indefinitely shelve its plans to launch smartphones based on the Tizen operating system. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Japan’s largest mobile carrier said that smartphone market in Japan wasn’t growing fast enough to support a third mobile […]

Nexus 10 2 latest Leak Details Proved to be Fake

Nexus 10 2 latest Leak Details Proved to be Fake

The Nexus 10 2 was supposed to be launched around Christmas last year, but it didn’t happen. But now, the Nexus 2 could be announced sooner than expected, since the original Nexus 10 ran out of the stock last week. At the same time, the purported device got leaked online recently, indicating that the second […]