Sunday, September 24, 2023


US scientists restore walking in mice after paralysis

NEW YORK: A team of US scientists has restored walking in mice after paralysis from spinal cord injury.

Blue light from smartphones, tablets linked to early puberty in males

ISTANBUL: Exposure to blue light, like that from smartphones or tablets, may lead to early puberty in males, according to a study in mice.

1 in 3 long Covid patients may face multiple organ damage: Lancet

LONDON: Nearly a third of patients showed abnormalities in multiple organs, particularly in the lungs, brain and kidneys, five months after Covid-19 infection, revealed a study looking at the longer-term impact of the infectious disease.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx set to return to Earth on Sep 24 with 1st-ever asteroid samples

SAN FRANCISCO: A team of NASA scientists is preparing for the final phase of the OSIRIS-REx mission as it will be returning to Earth on September 24 with the first-ever US asteroid sample.

Musk impressed by iPhone 15 photos & videos, says 'I'm buying one'

SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk, the owner of X, has expressed his intention to purchase one model from Apple's latest iPhone 15 series, following its recent release.

Threads adds switch between multiple profiles feature on mobile

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta's Twitter (now X) rival Threads has added a feature that will let users switch between multiple accounts without logging out on its mobile app.

Meta now lets you create 4 additional personal profiles on FB

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta has started to roll out a "multiple personal profiles" feature that will allow users to create up to four additional profiles on Facebook.

Musk’s X to disable Circles feature by Oct 31

NEW DELHI: Elon Musk-run X Corp on Friday announced to shut down Circles, a feature that allows users to choose up to 150 people for limited and select conversations, by October 31.

Chandrayaan-3 lander, rover set to 'wake up' from 'sleep' on moon

NEW DELHI: India is set to become the first nation in the world to witness the "waking up" of Chandrayaan-3 mission's lander and rover after the end of a two-week long "sleep" due to sunset on the moon, as the sun is set to rise during the early hours of September 22, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha on Thursday.

OpenAI launches upgraded version of text-to-image tool 'DALL·E 3'

NEW DELHI: Microsoft-owned OpenAI has launched an upgraded version of its text-to-image tool -- DALL·E 3--, that uses AI chatbot ChatGPT.

Long-form posts on X now at 3 bn views per day: Musk

NEW DELHI: Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly Twitter), on Thursday said that the long-form posts on the microblogging platform are receiving three billion views daily and growing.

Google sued after man drives his car off collapsed bridge following Google Maps

SAN FRANCISCO: A family in the US has sued Google after a man belonging to the family died after driving his car off a collapsed bridge following directions from Google Maps.

Cisco to lay off 350 employees in latest job cut round

SAN FRANCISCO: Global networking giant Cisco is laying off 350 employees in the Silicon Valley in the US next month in its latest job cut round.

Not just iPhone 15, ‘Make in India’ iPhone 15 Plus too goes on sale on Sep 22

NEW DELHI: As Apple lovers in India gear up to own new iPhone 15 series on September 22, they will not only get ‘Make in India’ iPhone 15 but also see a locally-assembled iPhone 15 Plus -- another first by the tech giant to make India a strategic manufacturing hub in the future.

Musk’s Neuralink now recruiting for 1st human trial of its brain-computer interface

SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk-owned brain computer interface company Neuralink is now recruiting its first test subjects for human trials to help those with paralysis control devices.

US DoJ begins investigating Tesla perks for Elon Musk

SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk is now reportedly under probe by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for personal benefits his electric car-making company Tesla may have provided him.

Jio launches 'JioAirFiber' services in 8 metro cities, to start at Rs 599

NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio on Tuesday launched 'JioAirFiber' services, its integrated end-to-end solution for home entertainment, smart home services and high-speed broadband, across eight metro cities in the country.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: Smooth, user-friendly with good battery life

NEW DELHI: Samsung has launched the next generation of Galaxy Watch for smartwatch lovers in India. The Galaxy Watch 6 is now available with unique health offerings and powerful performance in a sleek design.

Microsoft updates Paint app after 38 years, adds layers & transparency features

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft has started to roll out an update for the Paint app after 38 years with support for image 'transparency' and 'layers'.

Meta shuts 3 VR games without any explanation

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta (formerly Facebook) has announced to shut down three virtual reality (VR) games -- Dead and Buried, Dead and Buried II, and Bogo-- without any explanation provided to users.

X will soon charge users ‘a small monthly payment’: Musk

NEW DELHI: Elon Musk is going to charge a “small monthly payment’ from all X users and the social media platform would not be a free place anymore soon.

IT tech firm HireMee’s jobseeker services now on National Career Service portal

NEW DELHI: IT talent and assessment platform HireMee has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Labour and Employment’s National Career Service (NCS) to offer comprehensive assessment services to jobseekers registered on the portal.

How to Do Aesthetic Still Life Photography

For anyone looking to improve their photography skill, still life photography offers quite a fairly straightforward avenue. It is a unique photography genre that transforms not-so-interesting subjects to eye catchy, beautiful, and compelling. So, what does it take to hammer out great still-life photography? Follow this guide, as we cover the basics of the photography genre, including some expert-picked tips to get the best out of the effort.

iPhone 15 Pro Max seeing 'robust' demand, outpacing last year's Pro Max: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: The iPhone 15 Pro Max is reportedly witnessing a "robust" demand after becoming available to pre-order last week.

Tim Cook says 'there are some things he doesn't like about Elon Musk's X'

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that there are "some things about" Elon Musk's X (formerly Twitter) that he doesn't like.

Microsoft Edge shuts tablet-friendly 'Web Select' feature

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft has shut down its most applauded feature, "Web Select" -- from Edge browser.

No proof YouTube promoted anti-vaccine content amid Covid-19 pandemic: Study

SAN FRANCISCO: Researchers found no strong evidence that YouTube promoted anti-vaccine sentiment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Google Voice adds spam text warnings on Android, iOS

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Voice has introduced a new feature that is similar to the "suspected spam caller warnings," but this time for SMS messages.

Low-code software platform Airtable to lay off 27% of workforce

SAN FRANCISCO: Airtable, a low-code platform for building collaborative apps, has announced to lay off about 27 per cent of the workforce, or 237 employees, in the second round of job cuts.

Iranian hackers target defence, satellite firms to gather secrets: Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft analysts have said that Iranian state-backed hackers targeted satellite, defence, and pharmaceutical companies around the world in order to gather intelligence and perhaps build up domestic production in these industries amid heavy US sanctions.

As Covid raises its head around the world, race begins for new vaccines

NEW DELHI: New Covid variants XBB.1.5, EG.5 and BA.2.86 have led to a resurgence in cases of Covid-19, particularly in the US, Europe and Asia.

NASA astronaut, crewmates reach ISS for science expedition

WASHINGTON: NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and two cosmonauts safely arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), bringing its number of residents to 10 for the coming week.

Google searches for 'Sell iPhone' skyrocketed 370% after iPhone 15 launch

NEW DELHI: Online searches for 'Sell iPhone' on Google skyrocketed by a whopping 370 per cent in the UK on September 12 following the Apple event and new iPhone 15 launch, a new report showed on Friday.

Send off towards the Sun for Aditya-L1 spacecraft on Sep 19: ISRO

CHENNAI: India’s space-based solar observatory Aditya-L1 will be given a send off towards the Sun on September 19 when the spacecraft will be maneuvered to Trans-Lagrangian Point 1 Insertion (TL1I), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Friday.

Oracle, Microsoft expand ties to help customers boost their migration to cloud

SAN FRANCISCO: Cloud major Oracle and tech giant Microsoft on Friday expanded their partnership to announce Oracle Database@Azure, which gives customers direct access to Oracle database services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and deployed in Microsoft Azure data centres.

Google pays $93 mn as settlement over deceptive location data practices

SAN FRANCSICO: California Attorney General Rob Bonta has announced a $93 million settlement with Google over its deceptive and misleading options for managing location data.

PV Sindhu meets Tim Cook, offers badminton match to Apple CEO

NEW DELHI: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu met Apple CEO Tim Cook at a launch event in California and shared photos of their interaction on social media.

How emotional scars let Musk have fluid mix of girlfriends, ex-wives and 11 kids

SAN FRANCISCO: Hit by emotional scars apparently inflicted by his father early in life, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went on to have a fluid mix of girlfriends, ex-wives, ex-girlfriends and significant others, and has many children with multiple women, his biography by American author-journalist Walter Isaacson has revealed.

OneCoin co-founder sent to 20 yrs in jail for multibillion-dollar fraud

NEW YORK: Karl Sebastian Greenwood, the co-founder of multi-billion cryptocurrency scheme OneCoin, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the US.

Apple unveils iPhone 15 series, new Watches; available in India from Sep 22

CALIFORNIA: Giving its next-generation of iPhones a brand new look and power, Apple on Tuesday debuted the new iPhone series with four models -- iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max -- that come with industry-leading features. For the first time, the 'Make in India' iPhone 15 will be available from the day of the global sales (September 22).