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New Supercapacitor Tech Produces Batteries That Charge in Seconds, Last for Days

The long hours that your smartphone takes to charge may soon become a thing of the past, as scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new process to make electronic devices charge in seconds. The researchers at University of Central Florida (UCF) in the US have developed a process to create flexible supercapacitors that have more energy storage capacity ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Builds Censorship Tool to Attain China Re-Entry

Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world’s biggest social media network to re-enter the world’s second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Facebook developed the software, which suppresses posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographies, with the support of Chief Executive ... Read More »

Wi-Fi on flights set to become a reality soon

Fliers will soon be able to access Wi-Fi services on flights over the Indian airspace with the department of telecommunications moving a proposal. “The DoT has already moved a proposal for providing inflight connectivity for voice, data, and video services for consideration of the committee of secretaries,” minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha told Rajya Sabha. “As of ... Read More »

India becomes associate member of CERN

India today became an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics labaratory. The agreement was signed today by Sekhar Basu, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), and CERN Director General Dr Fabiola Gianotti at the DAE’s office here. Last year, the Union Cabinet ... Read More »

Instagram introduces disappearing Live videos and messages; another attempt at Snapchat-like feature

Facebook-owned Instagram has added two new features – Live video and messages, and no brownie points for guessing – they disappear! Déjà vu?  Well, we have heard that before, and almost lost the count of Facebook (WhatsApp or Instagram) trying to emulate the ephemeral Snapchat app. So, Instagram now gets two new updates live video on Instagram Stories and disappearing ... Read More »

Don’t click: WhatsApp group video-calling invite is a scam!

WhatsApp rolled out video-calling feature for Android, iOS and Windows users earlier this week. The feature was long anticipated and can be downloaded via update available to all users. However, the rollout of this popular feature has created new opportunities for scamsters who circulating malicious links inviting people to download video-calling. These links also invite users to download a group-calling ... Read More »

Deep space radio waves to help solve mysteries of universe

A bright radio burst detected by Australia’s Parkes telescope could help experts determine what lies between galaxies in the universe, scientists said. Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) witnessed the brief, ultra-bright cosmic flash of radio waves last year and released the details of the capture following a detailed analysis of the phenomenon, Xinhua news agency ... Read More »