Technology news

  • Alphabet’s Google will put more of a premium on “diverse perspectives” in its search results, saying in a blog post on Tuesday that answers highlighted at the top of result pages would soon display multiple viewpoints on topics for the first time ever.The move comes as Internet companies face increasing political pressure to rid their services of misleading or

  • Last week, Nazara, one of India’s oldest gaming companies, announced the acquisition of NodwinGaming. This comes a year after the firm announced plans to enter into the e-sports space. Nodwin has been working towards making e-sports a mainstream event in the country through its partnerships with international heavyweights like the Electronic Sports League (ESL) and Valve.Gadgets 360 spoke to Nazara

  • Alphabet’s Google is launching a digital store offering cloud-based software to companies and other organisations, its latest effort to catch cloud leaders like Amazon Web Services.Google Cloud and MobileIron, which offers a cybersecurity tool for cellphones, are partnering on a new online marketplace that will allow businesses to buy cloud services and distribute them to employees, while keeping corporate

  • Chipmaker AMD on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that handily exceeded Wall Street forecasts, as it sold more graphics processors used in data centres and computers.Sunnyvale, California-based AMD said sales in its graphics and computing business, which makes processors for servers and gaming consoles, rose 60 percent year-over-year to $958 million (roughly Rs. 6,100 crores) in

  • Wall Street analysts will grill Intel executives on how massive security flaws in its computer chips are impacting business when the company reports quarterly results on Thursday.Intel has said there would be no material cost to it from security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that were disclosed on January 3 since both could be solved with software. But the real-world effects on

  • An Austrian privacy activist cannot bring a class action lawsuit against Facebook for alleged privacy violations but can sue the company himself in his home country, the European Union’s highest court ruled on Thursday.The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) said Max Schrems could bring a case against the US company under consumer law as an

  • Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — reached 2.28 billion units in 2017 and will hit 2.32 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2.1 percent, Gartner said on Monday.When it comes to which segment will drive overall growth this year, mobile phone market — led by high-end smartphones and premium Apple and Microsoft

Latest updates

  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the Centre will create a dedicated affordable housing fund in the National Housing Bank. His announcements for developing better connectivity through air, road and rail are expected to give an impetus to the real estate sector.”My government will also establish a dedicated Affordable Housing Fund (AHF)

  • Fitch Ratings on Friday said that the high debt burden of the government constrains India’s rating upgrade, a day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley projecting a fiscal deficit of 3.5 % of GDP against the earlier target of 3.2 %.The 2018-19 Union Budget unveiled on Thursday contains a number of policy measures with the potential

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla-led Hindalco Industries reported a 17.5% rise in its third-quarter net profit to ₹376 crore, driven by higher metal prices.Revenues at India’s top aluminium producer increased 11% to ₹11,023 crore on macro factors, volumes and by-product realisation. Aluminium contributed ₹5,323 crore to the revenues and copper ₹5,701 crore.The company’s EBITDA for the quarter improved 15%

  • LIC Mutual Fund said it has introduced a daily SIP scheme, a move which will help it achieve 30 per cent growth in its SIP portfolio. Under the plan, LIC MF is offering investors the option to invest in SIPs (systematic investment plans) with as low as Rs. 300 per day which would be available in five equity

  • AirAsia is offering overseas flight tickets at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs. 2,699 on select routes under a promotional sale. AirAsia’s offer is valid on travel from August 1, 2018 till January 31, 2019 and bookings are open till February 4, 2018, according to the airline’s website ( Under this promotional sale, AirAsia is offering discounted

Hair and beauty

  • Headaches are a common ailment – so common, perhaps, that many of us just accept them as part of life.”When I do routine physicals, I’ll ask about headaches,” says Michael Munger, a primary-care physician in Overland Park, Kan. He is always surprised that many of his patients report frequent headaches when asked but never bring

  • Accumulation of worn out and dead cells in the bone marrow can cause sudden heart attack and strokes in persons who were free from heart diseases, diabetes and other co-morbid conditions, a study said. During the research, scientists found a bizarre accumulation of mutated stem cells in the bone marrow,  increasing the risk of a heart

  • Exercising regularly before undergoing surgery for lung cancer may reduce the complication rate by half afterwards, a study has found.Pooled analysis of the data showed that an exercise programme before surgery reduces the complication rate afterwards by 48 per cent.It also reduced length of hospital stay by nearly three days for patients with lung cancer,

  • US neuroscientists have identified “anxiety cells” in the brains of mice, paving way for a potential treatment for humans suffering from anxiety disorders.They found the cells inside a structure called the hippocampus. But the cells probably also exist in humans, said Rene Hen, from Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUMC) in the US.The hippocampus plays

  • Scientists have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease which can tell with 90 per cent accuracy if a patient is at the risk of developing the brain disorder. The blood test, currently only available for research- related purposes, measures a specific peptide to inform if a patient has the very earliest stages of Alzheimer’s.

Health and fitness

  • US President Donald Trump has said he is not aware of any invitation to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.On whether he had received an invite for the May 19 wedding, Donald Trump told British journalist Piers Morgan in Morgan, “Not that I know of”. He said Prince Harry and Ms Markle

  • Corporates should come forward to support the cause of girl education in India and other countries by utilising the financial, technical and human resources available with them, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has said. Overwhelmed by the “love and support”she has been getting from Indians, she is also keen to visit India to meet businessmen, activists and

  • After all that has been discovered about ginger and its health benefits, here’s something interesting. From treating minor ailments to protecting you against fatal diseases, ginger can do it all. Confused, aren’t you? We’ll help you clear the confusion! A recent study conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in India stated ginger a

  • Scientists have uncovered a cause of heavy menstrual bleeding – a finding that offers hope for a new treatment for women living with the painful condition. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the UK identified a key protein called HIF-1 that could explain why heavy bleeding occurs. They studied the womb lining, known as

  • Slow down ageing, reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes – these are some reasons why it is important to consume antioxidant-rich foods like dark chocolates, nuts, kidney beans, cranberries and tomatoes, suggest experts.Sonia Narang, Wellness Expert at Oriflame India and Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist at Fitpass, share tips: The reason that antioxidants are often touted