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Large asteroid shaped-like skull set to shoot by Earth on Halloween

A large asteroid that scientists only discovered this month will make a relatively close approach to Earth on Saturday, astronomers say, providing one of the best opportunities in years to gather data about a passing space rock. The asteroid, estimated to be about 1,300 feet (400 meters) in diameter, will shoot past the planet at 22 miles (35 km) per ... Read More »

NASA’s Cassini captures close up of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Following a successful close flyby of Saturn’s icy, geologically active moon Enceladus on Wednesday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images. During the dramatic flyby of Enceladus, a prime target for future exploration in search of habitable environments beyond our home planet, the probe passed about 49 kilometres above the moon’s south polar region. “Cassini’s stunning images are ... Read More »

Researchers create new phase of Carbon, which is harder than diamonds

Q-carbon a new phase of solid carbon, created by researchers at the North Carolina State University, is harder than diamonds. Until now, diamonds have been considered the hardest naturally occurring material, but the discovery of the Q-Carbon heralds several new possibilities. “We’ve now created a third solid phase of carbon,” says Jay Narayan, the John C. Fan Distinguished Chair Professor of ... Read More »

Majority of Apple Watch owners in US plan to give it as gift

As the Apple Watch enters the critical holiday sales season, its biggest boosters may be people already sporting it. Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc appears to be benefiting from its loyal fan base as it rolls out its first new device since the iPad. Sixty-two percent of US adults who already have an Apple Watch plan to give the gadget as ... Read More »

Why Huawei’s Hi-Link has the potential to unify the Internet of Things

Smart homes and smart cities have become the buzzwords of tech companies around the world. But the idea has lacked the practicality that can make it really successful. And that is due to an obvious lack of standards, which essentially means everyone is doing their own thing and none of these spheres are really talking to each other.  So while ... Read More »

Internet making us politically narrow-minded?

  Personalised information on internet could be making us more politically polarised, since we are selectively exposed to like-minded information that confirms our point of view, new research has found. Internet technologies are likely exacerbating the behaviour of selective exposure, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo in US. “We tend to look for information ... Read More »

Audi unveils ‘great quattro’ in the all-new Q7 premium family SUV

Audi Philippines reasserts its presence in the full-size premium SUV segment with the much-awaited arrival of the second-generation Q7 – its all-new, award-winning family SUV. Presented to valued clients, guests, and members of the media during a formal launch at the Audi Greenhills showroom, the Q7 was described by Audi Philippines head Benedicto Coyiuto as “the great quattro,” boasting values ... Read More »

Honda Recalls 90200 Vehicles in India for Fuel Pipe Fix

The recall covers City sedans manufactured between December 2013 and July 2015 and Mobilio MPVs manufactured between June 2014 and July 2015. The company has announced that the voluntary recall is to fix a potentially faulty fuel return pipe which could leak and result in engine stoppage. The company would replace the fuel return pipe and related parts at its ... Read More »

ISIS launches app to spread terror agenda

WASHINGTON: Adding teeth to its growing internet and social media presence, the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has reportedly launched an app that features news and videos showing executions and battlefield victories and propagates its agenda, the media reported. Discovered by the hacking collective Ghost security group, the app called “Amaq News” is designed to “streamline access” to the terrorist ... Read More »

Call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad asks telcos to shape up, or face ‘serious consequences’

In a stern warning to telecom operators on the call drop issue, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said it’s not his “job to find towers” and the companies must improve their networks, or face serious action. “Telcos must improve networks, it’s not my job to find towers… If they don’t, consequences will be serious,” Prasad told CNN-IBN during an ... Read More »