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Roger Federer To Play Three More Years?
- February 21, 2017

The 35-year-old's future had appeared to be in question after a six-month injury absence, but he defied that to claim his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. He said in a statement announcing the news on swisstennis.ch: "I can not wait to return to my home country in the autumn". Following his incredible Australian Open title, Roger Federer wouldn't commit to even returning to Melbourne to defend his title. (more...)
Nagaland Governor calls for International Mother Tongue Day Nagaland Governor calls for International Mother Tongue Day
- February 21, 2017

The roughly two-minute clip titled 'What's your mother language?' was uploaded from Unesco's official YouTube handle with a description: "To celebrate International #MotherLanguageDay, we're asking people from around the world to tell us what their mother tongue is". (more...)
SC reserves order on referring Sabarimala temple entry case to constitution bench SC reserves order on referring Sabarimala temple entry case to constitution bench
- February 21, 2017

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra said that restriction on women to enter a place exclusively on the basis of gender was indeed discriminatory and a violation of their right, but the Constitution had also given a right to ensure freedom to profess and propagate religious practices and to manage religious affairs. (more...)
Black listing of Azhar, NSG issue to dominate India-China strategic dialogue
- February 21, 2017

Jaishankar is expected to meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, besides attending an upgraded strategic dialogue with China's Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui tomorrow. He also said that China was firmly opposed to any form of contact between officials of the other countries with him. He is also China's Special Representative for the boundary talks which are headed from the Indian side by the National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval. (more...)
Qualcomm Extends Connectivity Leadership with Second Generation Gigabit LTE Modem Qualcomm Extends Connectivity Leadership with Second Generation Gigabit LTE Modem
- February 21, 2017

Considering that's significantly faster than many home internet connections out there, you can consider us already intrigued. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds. Finally, note that while peak speed is very important, in reality, this means that although real speed may not always be so high, the average speed on the network will be much improved . (more...)
Kris Jenner calls filming 'KUWTK' 'therapeutic' for Kim Kardashian
- February 21, 2017

Kardashian spent months out of the spotlight post the robbery, and her husband, rapper Kanye West had a public meltdown and brief stay at a psychiatric facility in Los Angeles's Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. "I'm going to take a page out of Goldie and Kurt's book, or Kourtney's book", she added. And she said viewers should have plenty of Kleenex handy. "I was watching it and I was balling - balling when I saw it", Kris Jenner , 61, told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her ... (more...)
Next iPhone might have depth-sensing front camera Next iPhone might have depth-sensing front camera
- February 21, 2017

The conventional camera sensor will be supported by an infrared projector and receiver. It's unclear if Apple's technology is that advanced; there's a lot you can do with 3D cameras. The latest report claims that the new technology expected on the iPhone 8 might all be tucked inside the front-facing camera. Earlier today, we reported that iPhone 8 could come with 3GB of RAM and 64GB or 256GB of internal storage. (more...)
BBC Radio 4 presenter who broadcast cancer battle dies
- February 21, 2017

Lord Hall, the BBC's Director-General, paid tribute, describing Hewlett as an "exceptional journalist". He was the editor of the BBC's Panorama when Diana, Princess of Wales was interviewed by the programme's host Martin Bashir. Hewlett said he had always meant to marry the new Mrs Hewlett, but had been compelled to rush the ceremony after learning his cancer treatment must be halted. (more...)
European Union data privacy watchdogs still concerned over Windows 10 OS settings
- February 21, 2017

Microsoft has been looking to fix the problem, and the company already promised that the upcoming Windows 10 update will feature an improved privacy settings menu, that will give users more control over the way their data is shared with Microsoft. (more...)
How same-sex marriage laws can save teens' lives How same-sex marriage laws can save teens' lives
- February 21, 2017

We spoke with Julia Raifman of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health about the work. "I would hope that policymakers and the public would consider the potential health implications of laws and policies affecting LGBT rights ", she added. (more...)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Details Leaked Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Details Leaked
- February 21, 2017

All things considered, we figured it couldn't hurt to stir the pot a bit this weekend, especially with no footage from The Last Jedi released yet. Boba was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, and he was the infamous clone of Jango Fett. (more...)
How to Watch Today's Rescheduled Historic SpaceX Rocket Launch
- February 21, 2017

For the third time in the company's history, one of its Falcon 9 rockets successfully launched and returned its first-stage boosters to land, with its boosters touching down just miles from where it first took off. It blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Centre just after 9.30am local time. It was a momentous comeback for SpaceX. After sending a Dragon capsule on the way to a planned Wednesday rendezvous, the Falcon 9 first stage navigated its way back to a landing pad at Cape ... (more...)
Huawei Leading China's Record Shipments In 2016
- February 21, 2017

This remarkable achievement can at least partially be attributed to the final quarter of 2016 during which Chinese OEMs shipped 131.6 million devices, meaning Q4 2016 is the most successful single quarter in the history of the phone industry in the Far Eastern country. (more...)
'Watch Dogs 2' receives its second DLC in PS4 'Watch Dogs 2' receives its second DLC in PS4
- February 21, 2017

The DLC features three new multi-mission Operations to the story. Additional elite co-op challenges are also included in the newest DLC pack coming to " Watch Dogs 2 ". In Bad Medicine , Marcus teams up with a hitman to combat an enemy that is ransoming city hospitals. Caustic Progress unveils a odd new company called RenSense that is experimenting with risky nanotech on the Bay Area's homeless. (more...)
NASA hints at discovery of new planets outside the solar system NASA hints at discovery of new planets outside the solar system
- February 21, 2017

It gave Pluto a level of prominence that would be far more befitting a planet than the dwarf planet it had become in the past decade. A total of 114 new planets have been found. "In keeping with both sound scientific classification and peoples" intuition, we propose a geophysically-based definition of "planet" that importantly emphasizes a body's intrinsic physical properties over its extrinsic orbital properties". (more...)
This is how the Samsung Galaxy S8 will stay button
- February 21, 2017

That's additional bad publicity for Samsung but we believe they can still rise from the ashes if the next Galaxy premium flagship device will impress the mobile market. While Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was going up in smoke, the company's reputation was going down in flames. The 5.8-inch model will have a 3000mAh battery, and the 6.2-inch model will come with a 3500mAh battery. (more...)
Rooney a doubt for final
- February 21, 2017

He plays every game. Ahead of their Europa League clash with St Etienne (live on BT Sport 3, 5pm kick-off), we take a look at how the rest of the season looks for United. It would be a big mistake for us to take things for granted. And midfielder Ander Herrera insists that United do have the mentality to go to Stamford Bridge and claim victory. (more...)
A Swappable Timepiece May Be Featured In Tag Heuer's Upcoming Smartwatch A Swappable Timepiece May Be Featured In Tag Heuer's Upcoming Smartwatch
- February 21, 2017

Nothing else is known about the smartwatch yet. If you want the same thing on Tag Heuer Connected, you will have to buy a mechanical equivalent of your smartwatch which will cost you just about the same price as your original watch. What's more, a custom automatic watch head will let the wearable switch between digital and automatic clock movement. This smartwatch, being called the "Connected Modular", will not only allow the users to change the straps, but also the entire timepiece, making ... (more...)
New legal powers could send British scientists into space for medical research
- February 21, 2017

United Kingdom scientists could research and develop vaccines and antibiotics up in space, which grow differently where there is no gravity. This week, the United Kingdom expects a draft version of the Spaceflight Bill. New laws regulating spacecraft safety and insurance will be adopted later this year. When we think of spaceflights, we often think of America: of NASA and Apollo 11 - perhaps Sandra Bullock in Gravity. (more...)
You can now pay for Uber in India using Jio Money
- February 21, 2017

This means, next time you book an Uber taxi, you will be able to pay the fare using JioMoney , the digital wallet from Reliance Jio Infocomm. A press statement added, "This integration will provide a hassle-free payment experience to Uber riders and will be an added way for digital transactions for JioMoney's rapidly growing user-base across India". (more...)

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