Now user can repost Instagram ‘Stories’ you are tagged in


Now user can repost Instagram ‘Stories’ you are tagged in. Facebook-owned Instagram announced a change to its “Stories” feature which will allow users to instantly repost a “Story” they are tagged in, as theirs. “When someone mentions you in their story, you receive a notification in your ‘Direct message’ thread with that person. Now you’ll

Common toothpaste ingredient linked to colon cancer Common toothpaste ingredient linked to colon cancer

New York: Using triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in hand soaps and toothpastes among other consumer products, can potentially cause colon inflammation and cancer, finds a study on mice. The study, reported in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that short-time treatment with low-dose triclosan caused low-grade colonic inflammation, and exaggerated disease development of colitis and colitis-associated

Popular vitamin mineral pills provide no health benefit Popular vitamin mineral pills provide no health benefit

TORONTO: The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, a study has found. Researchers from the St Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada conducted a systematic review of existing data and single randomised control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017.They found

Google Doodle honours SPL Sorensen who introduced pH scale

Google Doodle honours SPL Sorensen who introduced pH scale. Google on Tuesday celebrated Danish chemist Soren Peder Lauritz Sorensen who introduced the pH scale to the world with an interactive Doodle. Sorensen’s method of expressing acidity — the negative logarithm of hydrogen ion concentration (pH) — still has a wide range of real-world uses.For example,

YouTube to roll out new music service YouTube to roll out new music service

YouTube is rolling out a new service “YouTube Music” on May 22 to seperate the music and film components on the Google-owned video sharing platform. “You Tube Music” is a mobile app and desktop player with multiple playlists, official albums and artists to prevent users from jumping back and forth between multiple apps and YouTube, the company said

India seeks Australia's help to combat Nipah virus
India seeks Australia’s help to combat Nipah virus

NEW DELHI: In the wake of Nipah virus cases in Kerala, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has written to the Queensland government in Australia asking it to provide an antibody developed there to test if it can “neutralise” the virus in humans. The antibody has not been tested on humans so far. “We

Early access to OnePlus 6 via pop-up sale
Early access to OnePlus 6 via pop-up sale

Early access to OnePlus 6 via pop-up sale. In an attempt to let OnePlus enthusiasts and prospective buyers have the opportunity to be among the first ones to experience and purchase its newly-launched OnePlus 6, the smartphone maker has launched a pop-up sale in eight cities across the country. The two-day pop-up sale would let

China launches relay satellite to explore Moon's far side
China launches relay satellite to explore Moon’s far side

China launches relay satellite to explore Moon’s far side . China successfully launched a relay satellite early today to set up a communication link between the Earth and a planned Chinese lunar exploration mission to explore the Moon’s mysterious far side. Named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), the 400-kg satellite has a designed life of three years.

Toothpaste ingredients may combat severe lung disease
Toothpaste ingredients may combat severe lung disease

WASHINGTON: A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, when combined with an already approved drug, a study has found. Researchers at Michigan State University in the US have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with antibiotic tobramycin, it

Samsung Research Institute in India preparing Bixby for IoT home devices
Samsung Research Institute in India preparing Bixby for IoT home devices

Samsung Research Institute in India preparing Bixby for IoT home devices. As tech giants like Google, Amazon and Apple integrate their voice-enabled digital assistants into more devices, Samsung, led by its R&D Institute in India, is busy infusing Artificial Intelligence (AI) into its virtual assistant Bixby for a harmonised Internet of Things (IoT) experience at

Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants
Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government on Friday signed a pact with the UK for setting up of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Andrew Ayre, deputy high commissioner, British High Commission, as part of the state’s efforts to

Lenovo launches V-Series laptop for SMEs, startups in India

Lenovo launches V-Series laptop for SMEs, startups in India. Chinese technology major Lenovo on Thursday launched a new V-series laptop “V330” for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups with prices starting from Rs 48,000. The “V330” laptop comes with entrepreneur-friendly flexibility features like an ultrabay drive that can house either an optical drive or

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution
China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution. China today successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere, including air pollution which is one of the country’s major problems. The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern

Why smartphone Dual-Branding won't work in India
Why smartphone Dual-Branding won’t work in India

In the ever-evolving world of smartphones, a few mobile handset makers have been tempted to launch two or even multiple brands in order to gain a larger chunk of the market or create a presence across price segments. The approach has so far worked in some countries — like in China — but when it comes

Twitter finds bug, suggests users to change password
Twitter finds bug, suggests users to change password

Twitter finds bug, suggests users to change password. Twitter has recommended all users to change their passwords after a bug was found that stored passwords in an internal log. An official statement from Twitter stressed that the mishap did not expose its 330 million users to any security breach.“We recently found a bug that stored

Pollution roads
Here is why your home should be away from roads

Turns out, traffic-related pollution is linked to the risk of asthma in children. According to a research conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, children living within a football field’s length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of pediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away.While physicians have

Early curiosity can boost maths, reading skills in young kids
Early curiosity can boost maths, reading skills in young kids

NEW YORK: Let your child be curious for learning new things as it may help him or her to grasp basic math and improve reading skills from an early age, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher suggests. Curiosity in young children was defined as a trait for the joy of discovery, and the

Facebook introduces ‘Sleep Mode’ for parents in Messenger Kids

Facebook introduces ‘Sleep Mode’ for parents in Messenger Kids. In an effort to give more control to parents, Facebook has launched a Sleep Mode in its Messenger Kids that will allow parents to set predetermined “off times” for the app on a child’s device. When the app is in Sleep Mode, kids cannot send or

Special edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus in red now in India
Special edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus in red now in India

Apple’s special edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in red colour will be available for purchase in India from Friday. The special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in 64GB and 256GB variants, starting at Rs 67,940, through Apple authorised resellers. iPhone 8 (64GB) will cost Rs 67,940

Amritsar metro bus project to be ready by Sept this year
Amritsar metro bus project to be ready by Sept this year

Chandigarh – The prestigious metro bus project of Amritsar city would be operating full throttle by the month of September this year and before that in the month of June the buses would be run on trial basis to assess the viability of the project in order to ensure its success. The decision was taken today