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Facebook allows advertisers to buy in-stream ads (24 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform.

Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed (11:36)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies.

Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM (11:24) IANS Photo Service
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said.

Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, MD (Lead) (10:58) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of global software major Infosys Ltd, the company announced.

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1 (10:58)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said.

Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed (10:30) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed.

Facebook, Google activate SOS features after Barcelona attack (10:22) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Soon after the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead, Facebook and Google activated their safety check features to let users in the vicinity inform their friends that they were safe and get nearby support.

Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO, MD (10:18) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of global software major Infosys Ltd, said the company.

BREAKING NEWS: Infosys CEO and MD Vishal Sikka resigns (10:04) IANS Photo Service

Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents (09:40)
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game.

6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul (07:20)
Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.

'Internet overuse making people vulnerable to neuropsychiatric dysfunctions' (23:48)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists.

Innovative smart car gadget 'SafeDrive' launched (22:52)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) "SafeDrive" -- an innovative smart car gadget that turns vehicles into "safe, smart and connected" car was launched here on Thursday.

Hold-Every Indian need to own dream of New India: Modi (Lead) (20:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Every one of the 1.25 billion Indians will have to own the dream of New India so that it becomes a success by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

BSNL launches mobile wallet developed by MobiKwik (20:20)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Thursday launched a mobile wallet that would enable its existing 100 million customers to make bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms.

Every Indian has to contribute towards New India: Modi (19:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday listened to ideas of over 200 young entrepreneurs for transforming the country and said that every citizen has to contribute to create a New India by 2022.

Notorious 'Mamba' ransomware returns, India also threatened (18:46)
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) A variant of the notorious disk-encrypting ransomware -- detected as 'Mamba ransomware that hit organisations last year -- has made a comeback globally, including in India, media reported.

Garmin launches new range of smart watches in India (18:44)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Smart wearables maker Garmin India on Thursday launched a wide range of smart watches and activity trackers, including its much-awaited 'Fenix 5' series, in India.

BJP complains to EC, police against 'fake' news on Parrikar (18:30) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa BJP on Thursday complained to the EC and state police against unknown persons for "propagating fake news" that cited Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as purportedly having said that he would return as Defence Minister if he loses the Panaji assembly by-poll.

Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study (18:20)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study.

Smartron unveils 'tronX' to make your life smarter (17:50)
By Aadil Mir
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Home-grown technology and Internet of Things (IoT) company Smartron on Thursday unveiled 'tronX' -- an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered IoT platform that would help make users' daily life easier and smarter.

HC raises questions on youngsters playing Blue Whale (17:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday raised questions over youngsters committing suicide while playing the Blue Whale Challenge online game, asking how people are getting influenced by it.

Bury deadly 'Blue Whale' game, says Nasscom (17:40)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Concerned at the 'Blue Whale game' phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on Thursday issued an advisory for all stakeholders to check the spread of the game.

Eyeing retail, Xiaomi opens first 'Mi Home' in Delhi-NCR (17:34)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhury
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Aiming to gain a further foothold in the offline smartphone market as the festive season inches near, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled an exclusive 'Mi Home' retail store at Ambience Mall, Gurugram.

MSI launches three gaming laptops in India (17:22)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer MSI on Thursday launched three gaming laptops -- 'GT75VR Titan', 'GE63VR' and 'GE73VR Raider' -- in India.

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