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Apple gears up to release next iPhone, rival phone makers struggle

Apple gears up to release next iPhone, rival phone makers struggle

It’s shaping up to be a cold fall for smartphone makers other than Apple, as the trendsetter of the phone industry gears up to release the next iPhone. Nokia and…

IFA: Move over 3D, it’s time for 4K UHDTV

IFA: Move over 3D, it’s time for 4K UHDTV

  After five years of trying to convince us that 3D TVs are the future, it seems TV makers are finally ready to move on — to 4K UHDTV. At…

Uranium content in groundwater not alarming in Himachal

Uranium content in groundwater not alarming in Himachal

The uranium content in groundwater in Himachal Pradesh is not at alarming levels and maximum concentration of the yellow metal in the state was recorded at 37.40 ppb (particles per…

China to launch 8 satellites for land, ocean surveillance

China to launch 8 satellites for land, ocean surveillance

China plans to send as many as eight satellites into the space before 2020 to provide ocean and land data and supervise the marine environment, a senior official has said.…

Climate threat to world’s poor is underestimated: Oxfam

Climate threat to world’s poor is underestimated: Oxfam

Climate change may pose a much more serious threat to the world’s poor than existing research has suggested because of spikes in food prices as extreme weather becomes more common,…

Computer models birth of planets

Computer models birth of planets

Planetary researchers have got a new tool to study the evolution of Earth and our solar system – simulated models of how planets are born. Most planets form when a…

Google Maps adds traffic updation in India

Google Maps adds traffic updation in India

  On Wednesday, Google has rolled out two new features for Google Maps in India. While it has enabled the much awaited turn-by-turn voice navigation through Google Maps Navigation (Beta)…

Google rolls out navigation for cyclists in 10 countries

Google rolls out navigation for cyclists in 10 countries

Google Maps has brought cycling directions and navigation on smartphones in 10 countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Google Maps has…

‘Environment degradation enhancing poverty in northeast’

‘Environment degradation enhancing poverty in northeast’

Environmental degradation is a major factor in perpetuating poverty, particularly among the rural poor in the bio-rich northeastern region of the country, experts have pointed out. Experts on matters relating…

Radiation from ‘solar whip’ to hit Earth today

Radiation from ‘solar whip’ to hit Earth today

NASA scientists have discovered an eight lakh kilometres long ‘solar whip’ on the surface of the Sun and warned that some radiation from it is headed for Earth today. NASA’s…