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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at the age of 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at the age of 65

16-10-2018 comments

Washington (IANS) Paul Allen, who 43 years ago along with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, the company that revolutionised the software world and personal computers forever, has died, his family announced. He was 65.

In a statement,…

Samsung's foldable smartphone could work like tablet

Samsung's foldable smartphone could work like tablet

14-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS): Samsung's much awaited and talked-about foldable smartphone would offer the functionality of a tablet complete with multi-tasking and a big screen, the media reported.

The Samsung foldable phone would basically…

Facebook may soon bring 'Unsend' feature on Messenger

Facebook may soon bring 'Unsend' feature on Messenger

13-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Facebook could soon be rolling out the "Unsend" feature for Messenger that would allow users to retract sent messages not only from their inboxes, but also from the entire chat thread, the media reported.

Astronauts safe after malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Astronauts safe after malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

11-10-2018 comments

Washington (IANS): Two astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that made an emergency landing after their rocket malfunctioned on lift-off to the International Space Station (ISS) are safe, NASA said on Thursday.

The Soyuz MS-10 launched…

Microsoft fixes bug, re-releasing Windows 10 October update

Microsoft fixes bug, re-releasing Windows 10 October update

10-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS): Microsoft on Wednesday said it has identified and fixed all known issues in the Windows 10 October 2018 update and has begun re-releasing the key update.

After some users complained that installing the Windows 10 October…

Google to close Google+ social networking site

Google to close Google+ social networking site

09-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS): Internet giant Google has said it is shutting down the consumer version of its own social networking site Google+ due to low usage and a bug discovered in March last year that could leak the data of about half a million of its…

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030: Report

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030: Report

08-10-2018 comments

Geneva (IANS): The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires,…

Rare white-rumped vulture gets new lease of life atop Mumbai building

Rare white-rumped vulture gets new lease of life atop Mumbai building

07-10-2018 comments

Mumbai (IANS) A rare and highly-endangered gigantic white-rumped vulture, figuring on the IUCN Red List and found in a near-dead condition, has been saved by a Mumbai family and is now ready to take wings.

After eight months of love…

41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space

41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space

06-10-2018 comments

Washington (IANS): NASA's Voyager 2 probe that was launched in 1977 has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, indicating that it is near the interstellar space.

Once Voyager 2 exits the outermost layer…

Facebook accused of violating children's privacy law

Facebook accused of violating children's privacy law

04-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Several US groups advocating public and children's health have urged the federal trade regulators to take action against social media giant Facebook for allegedly violating children's privacy law.

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