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image   Washington, Feb 12 : Yahoo has reportedly acquired social diary 'Days' app maker Wander to bolster its mobile team.

Wander's acquisition is the latest in the line of start-up that Yahoo has purchased under CEO Marissa Mayer's revival plans.

According to Cnet, Wander would join Yahoo, with its five-member crew joining a growing fleet of Yahoo mobile engineers in New York , but its ' Days' app would continue to function as a standalone app while its team would work on future projects.

Wander released a statement saying it was 'excited to bring their work on daily habits to Yahoo'

The report add
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image   Google users in France might have noticed something a bit different about the search engine's homepage this weekend.

Last month, France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the country's data and privacy protection watchdog, fined Google $200,000 (150,000 euros), maintaining that the company's privacy policy violated French privacy laws and did not provide sufficient information about how user data was collected.

In addition to the fine, which is the maximum amount that can be incurred, Google was forced  to post a notice to its French homepage that alerted visitors to the ruling and fine for 4
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image Google users in France might have noticed something a bit different about the search engine's homepage this weekend.

Last month, France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the country's data and privacy protection watchdog, fined Google $200,000 (150,000 euros), maintaining that the company's privacy policy violated French privacy laws and did not provide sufficient information about how user data was collected.

In addition to the fine, which is the maximum amount that can be incurred, Google was forced  to post a notice to its French homepage that alerted visitors to the ruling and fine for 48 hours f
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image   Young Sara Julio now has a strange -- yet formidable -- opponent to help improve her air hockey game: a robot that her dad engineered from 3-D printer parts.

Jose Julio recounted the months-long construction process on his blog -- all which began with a simple question: “How could I hack the components of a 3-D printer to make something different?”

The result, seen in action below, is a remarkable achievement in that it can detect the puck (by color) and smack it back to opponents at extreme speeds.

Though technically complex, Julio noted that the robot is composed of “cheap and easily available” parts, including a
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image   Washington, Feb 11 : Nokia is reportedly set to introduce a new low-end handset with Google's Android mobile operating system, at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona on February 24 this month.

For months, rumours were rife about Nokia working on a device that used the open source Android operating system.

Meanwhile, it is reported that the device will not be able to access the Google Play application store, however, it will run services created by Nokia and Microsoft, including Here maps and Mix Radio, Cnet reported.

The device code-named Normandy, aims at developing markets and could be released by the name of Nokia X.
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image New York, Feb 9 - A nutritional supplement high in antioxidants and other natural components can help boost the speed at which the brains of older adults process information.

A decline in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn is normal in ageing.

The nutritional supplement, containing extracts from blueberries and green tea combined with vitamin D3 and amino acids - including carnosine - is developed by researchers at the University of South Florida.

The researchers tested the supplement, named NT-020, in a clinical trial enrolling 105 healthy adults aged 65 to 85.

"After two months, test results showe
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image   New Delhi: London: Researchers have found that rats could evolve, over time, into super-sized rodents that are bigger than sheep and weigh as much as a person.

Geologist Dr Jan Zalasiewicz, from the University of Leicester, said that given enough time, rats could probably grow to be at least as large as the capybara, the world's largest rodent, which can reach at least 12.5 stone, the Daily Express reported.

Zalasiewicz asserted that if the ecospace was sufficiently empty, then they could get larger still.

Zalasiewicz explained that animals will evolve, over time, into whatever designs will enable them to survive and to produce offspr
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image "I think Facebook is still very popular even though some people might be losing interest," said the 11th-grade student at Alameda Community Learning Center, a charter school in Alameda across the bay from San Francisco.

"There is no talk among my friends saying Facebook is for old people."

Facebook, born on a college campus a decade ago, has grown to 1.23 billion active users worldwide.

But as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Facebook is now facing challenges in keeping its original base of young users as new social networks vie to be the coolest on the Internet.

A social networking trend set in mot
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image   New York, Feb 2 : The spectacular, eye-popping beauty of an erupting volcano is not to be missed if it is captured from space.

Crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) got a rare image of the Sarychev volcano as it erupted June 12, 2009.

One of the most active volcanoes in the world, Sarychev Peak is located in the northern part of the Kuril Islands of Russia in northern Pacific.

Large explosive eruptions occurred June 11-19, 2009, sending huge ash clouds up to 14 km in the sky, forcing many flights with routes across the northern Pacific to either be cancelled or diverted.

The ISS happened to be passing over the S
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image   Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined company's 10-year plan to take it to a greater scale by increasing the resources.

More than 1.23 billion humans are now active on Facebook each month, with the company up 16 per cent year-over-year in monthly average users and 22 percent in daily active users, Cnet reports.

Zuckerberg said the company wants to make progress on providing Internet access to the two-thirds of people on the planet who are not connected.

Facebook's 10-year plan appears to be as follows:

1. Deliver highly personalized, targeted ads in news feeds that greatly increase average revenue per use
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image   Washington, Jan 31 : GoDaddy has reportedly admitted to its role in the Twitter account hijack, accepting that its employee had fallen victim to a social engineering attack.

The company issued a statement saying that its review of the situation revealed that the hacker was already in possession of a large portion of the customer information needed to access the account at the time he contacted GoDaddy and used it against an employer to extort the remaining information.

Naoki Hiroshima, a software engineer and creator of the Cocoyon location sharing mobile app mentioned in his blog post that a hacker had hijacked his domain names registered at GoDaddy, e
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image Washington, Jan 31 : Microsoft is reportedly issuing an updated Windows 8.1 version, which will enable users to bypass the tile interface at the Start Screen by default.

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 or version 8.1.1 is Microsoft's another attempt at making traditional desktop users become familiar with the OS more apt as a tablet-like interface.

According to The Verge, the updated OS would have the boot-to-desktop option enabled by default, unlike the previous version in which users had to switch to the mode manually.

Other changes in the Update 1 include shutdown and search buttons on the Start Screen, the ability to pin Windows 8-style ("Me
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image       New Delhi, Jan 30 : South Korean consumer electronics major Samsung is India’s most trusted brand followed by Sony of Japan and the homegrown salt-to-steel multinational Tata, says a study report released Thursday.

The 'Brand Trust Report 2014' says: “Samsung has grown steadily in trust ranks over the last four years - fifth in 2011, fourth in 2012, second in 2013 and has reached India’s most trusted rank this year.

“When a brand focuses on its trust with intensity, apart from trust the brand gains in market-share, product premium and acceptance of new products as an automatic by-product. Samsung’s
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image Washington: New online neighbourhoods open Wednesday when a US company starts offering Web addresses ending in ".guru," ".bike" -- and even ".singles."

Donuts Inc. plans to launch seven new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and then roll out more on a weekly basis through most of the year.

In the mix initially are addresses ending in guru, bike, singles, as well as clothing, holdings, plumbing and ventures.

Donuts, based in the northwestern state of Washington, will manage the domains, letting website registry firms such as GoDaddy sell addresses to the public.

A new batch will debut on February 5 with
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image Washington, Jan 28 : A Chinese analyst has reportedly predicted that Samsung Galaxy S5 may be launched with a fingerprint sensor.

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Samsung can sense pressure from the makers of iPhone 5S and the fingerprint-reading HTC One Max.

The analyst also took note of a Samsung's announcement that the company was looking at iris-scanning security technology earlier this month to substantiate his prediction, the Cnet reported.

Kuo also predicted that Galaxy S5 models will use 32-bit hardware from Qualcomm or Exynos . (ANI)   Source: Top News
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image   Widely popular micro-blogging service Twitter has released an update to its Android client that brings some notable changes, including new tools that promise to make photo editing and sharing easier.

Users of Android version of Twitter can now crop any photo by choosing an aspect. For example, a user can choose a square or a wide aspect to crop a photo. One can also rotate an image to make sure that it fits well with his/her tweet on the network.

After uploading the photo, the user can even receive a @mention reminder to mention friends or relatives so that they can check the uploaded photo.

Better discovery is another new feature that th
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image   Washington: Apple recently updated its iWork office suite, allowing users to password protect specific documents for web sharing, however, despite iOS interface appearing a little tricky otherwise, adding password to iWork data is extremely simple.

The updates rolled out for Pages, Numbers, Keynote and iWork documents allows for an added layer of security to web sharing.

According to Cnet, to add a password to the iOS, iCloud or Mac version of the iWork app, a user open the respective document and tapping on the settings icon and select the 'Select Password'.

One can also choose to make the iOS app or Mac device to remember the pa
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image Washington, Jan. 27  : Google and Samsung have reportedly signed a long-term cross-licensing deal, taking into account their existing patents and the future ones filed over the next 10 years.

The two companies are popularly known for their association over the Android operating system and have now signed the deal touted 'mutually beneficial'.

Although, the two technology companies did not reveal the exact nature of patents covered under the new deal, they didn't fall short of taking pot shots at Apple for its alleged patent battle with Samsung, Cnet reports.

Head of Samsung's Intellectual Property Center, Seungho Ahn, said tha
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image Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that U.S. government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA's collection of telephone records and emails.

In what German public broadcaster ARD said was Snowden's first television interview, Snowden also said he believes the NSA has monitored other top German government officials along with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Snowden told ARD that he felt there are "significant threats" to his life but he said that he nevertheless sleeps well because he believes he did the right thing by informing the public about th
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image   Washington, Jan 25 : Forget the lingering and painful physical therapy, your dormant ankle muscles can now regain life through a robotic device.

Called robo-ankle, the device built by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in the US can also assist people with more serious neuromuscular disorders like cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, said a report published in the New Scientist magazine.

"The device was originally meant for people with long-term conditions while it could also be used by those recovering from injury," said Yong-Lae Park, assistant professor at the robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University in the US.

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