Category: Techy & Geeky

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Facebook May Help Stop Disease Outbreak in Future: Research

Paris (AFP) – Facebook accounts and telephone records can be used to pinpoint the best individuals to vaccinate to stop a disease outbreak in its tracks, researchers said Wednesday. Such people would be “central” in their social networks, and thus likelier to spread disease-causing germs from one group to another. Assuming there is an outbreak, […]

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How ad firms ‘read your mind’ with special tools

(AFP) Why did you splurge on that new pair of shoes? Or that pricey smartphone? More and more advertisers are trying to tap into the unconscious to divine the invisible forces that drive those spending decisions. Using gadgets to track eye movements, computer maps of faces to capture a momentary grin (approval) or squinting (anger), […]

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Indian Couple Asks For Unusual Wedding Gift – Bitcoin

(Web Desk) – For many couples tying the knot, preferred wedding gifts may not be as unusual as it was for one Indian couple Prashant Sharma and Niti Shree. Founders of a digital start-up, the south Indian couple decided to ask their guests to gift them Bitcoin for their wedding. “So we thought of merging […]

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As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

Is bitcoin in a bubble? The price of bitcoin has been soaring this year, and last week alone it jumped from $11,000 to well over $17,000, according to Coindesk. It started the year below $1,000. That rocketing level of appreciation smells a lot like an irrational investor mania to many economists and financial pros, the […]

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‘Go home’ Drone Seeks To Stop Japan Overtime Binge

Tokyo (AFP) – A drone that hovers over Japanese employees and blares music to force them to go home was unveiled Thursday, as the country tries to reduce its notoriously long work hours. The “T-Frend” buzzes over those trying to work late, blasting out the strains of “Auld Lang Syne”, a Scottish tune typically used […]

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World’s Biggest Battery Officially Launched in Australia

(AFP) – The world’s biggest battery was officially launched in Australia on Friday, a day after the Elon Musk-driven project was powered up early to meet demand amid a bout of hot weather, officials said. Musk’s Tesla built the Powerpack system, which can provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes, to ease South Australia’s energy […]

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Package trips: Bikes and drones give faster delivery

Madrid (AFP) – Whether bikes or drones, delivery firms are looking for ways to get packages to customers quicker as electronic commerce is revolutionising the retail market. Geopost, the parcel delivery unit of France’s La Poste, is testing out drones and experimenting with neighbourhood mini-depots and bicycle delivery to help beat urban traffic gridlock. Its […]

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This simple hack can speed-up your WI-FI

(Web Desk) – Weak wireless connection or slow speed is a big issue for people trying to connect their internet for either using social media, playing games or carrying out important tasks. To solve this issue, researchers have come up with a simple hack. All one has to do is to use aluminum foil on […]

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After WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger also faces temporary outage

(Web Desk)- Facebook Messenger, an instant messaging service and software application, has on Saturday reportedly faced temporary outage as users in many parts of world are unable to send or receive messages. It is second major incident of similar nature within 24 hours as another popular freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones, WhatsApp, […]

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Facebook users can now PayPal in Messenger

(Web desk) : PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning. According to TechCrunch, the deeper integration with Messenger’s platform, which will also include PayPal’s first customer service bot for handling customer questions and requests for help, follows a series […]

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Chinese Scientists Make Breakthrough in Replacing WiFi With LiFi

Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in creating full-color emissive carbon dots (F-CDs), which brings them one step closer to developing a faster wireless communication channel that could be available in just six years. Light Fidelity, known as LiFi, uses visible light from LED bulbs to transfer data much faster than radio wave-based WiFi. While […]

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People Should Not Charge Their Phones Overnight, Here’s Why

(Web Desk) – We all know it is inappropriate to charge the smartphone overnight, but it s our only choice because their battery drains so fast. Tech experts have converged on the view that charging the phone for long hours can damage its various components including the battery. A report on The Sun told that […]

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