distractions

Now mobile phone jammers to minimise road accidents


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Mobile phones may have brought instant communication within the reach of all, but they are also fast turning into a global killer, accounting for 20 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Men, women eye objects differently, says research


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Eyes of men and women meander in different ways, suggests a new finding, challenging the way that scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now control your car with a wink or nod!


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Engineers have come up with a new gadget to control a car's functions using nods and winks, thanks to the infra-red sensor mounted on the dash ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Texting at the table and working at the laptop while eating - Meal time manners have slipped badly


July 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey has revealed that meal time manners have slipped drastically. Earlier people used to eat food together as a family and discuss how their day ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Bobby Jindal defends Romney on offshore investments


July 9th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal, whose name often figures among Mitt Romney's likely running mates, has defended the presumptive Republican presidential nominee against attacks over ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Deonarine finally cleared for UK travel


May 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), May 10 (IANS/CMC) Batsman Narsingh Deonarine left for England late Wednesday to join the West Indies touring party after his protracted visa saga finally ended.Deonarine, who along with fellow ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sammy keeps eyes on the skies as Windies face Lions


May 10th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Northampton, May 10 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies will be hoping the rain stays away when they face England Lions in a four-day match starting here Thursday, a fixture that will be ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

WSH organisers want government to mediate with HI


December 10th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The organisers of the World Series Hockey (WSH) seem to be looking up to the Union sports ministry to broker peace between them and Hockey ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scherzinger planning secret date with Hamilton


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Singer Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton are planning a series of secret meetings to try and rekindle their romance.The 33-year-old split with Formula 1 driver in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Study reveals that despite ban on Cell phone usage while driving accident rates still high


July 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has rubbished the long-held assertion that using hands-free phone while driving reduces the risk of having an accident when compared with using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Afridi denies rift within team management


May 10th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has played down reports of a rift within the team management involving him and coach Waqar Younis.A day after Afridi was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Zed blames religious leaders for what Pope warns as “people of God turning non-believers”


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 22 (ANI): Make religion more vibrant, attractive and engaging if you wanted to keep your people in God's fold, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed suggested to organizations and leaders ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Invisible Gorilla’ video shows people’s multitasking limits


April 20th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Psychologists have been able to prove that people have multitasking limits by using a video, entitled 'Invisible Gorilla'.University of Utah psychologists have expanded on the original research, trying ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men drivers twice as likely to crash as women: Survey


April 18th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Women are generally lampooned for their driving skills, but a survey in Britain has found that men are worse drivers and twice as likely to have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Male drivers are twice as likely to crash because of distraction


April 18th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A new research has indicated that men are worse drivers.Research by Santander Insurance found that men are twice as likely to crash because of distractions, reports the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bolts’ brother Sadiki keen to make it big in cricket’s fast lane


April 17th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has already achieved fame as the fastest man on earth and now his bother Sadiki is gearing up to make it big ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Wasting time on Internet at work makes you ‘a better employee’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): A Danish study has claimed that wasting time on the Internet might actually be beneficial to the work environment.Scientists at the University of Copenhagen divided a selection of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chaat seller sacrifices goat in Nepal for India’s World Cup win


April 4th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) Did Team India win the World Cup Saturday because of the gritty batting by captain M.S. Dhoni or persistently good performance of Yuvraj Singh or the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Vernon Kay pulls out of ‘Sing If You Can’


March 31st, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vernon Kay has admitted that ITV1’s Sing If You Can is beyond his league. The Family Fortunes star after filming the pilot of the show gave up ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Trying to stay away from the distractions: Dhoni


March 29th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the team is trying to keep away from all distractions ahead of the much-awaited World Cup semifinal against Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ponting’s days numbered if he loses to India in World Cup: Roebuck


March 24th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 24 (ANI): Cricket writer Peter Roebuck has said that Ricky Ponting's future will be at stake if he loses today's quarter-final against India."Ponting is 36 years old, has been struggling ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Burger King CEO criticized for calling Brit women ‘ugly’ and UK food ‘terrible’


March 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.14 (ANI): Bernardo Hees, CEO of the fast food chain Burger King, has been criticized for telling students that British women are ugly and UK food is terrible.Hees was speaking to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global boss of Burger King brands UK food ‘terrible’, women ‘unattractive’


March 14th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The global boss of Burger King has apologised after calling British women 'unattractive' and describing English food as 'terrible'.The comments were made as Brazilian-born Bernardo Hees, 40, spoke ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hussey admits that pressure is on him to perform in WC 2011


March 12th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 12 (ANI): Australia's Mr. Cricket - Mike Hussey - has candidly admitted that he faces some extra pressure to perform in the 2011 cricket World Cup after being rushed into ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Oz publican promises to shout Prince William a beer during visit


March 9th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): A publican in Australia has promised to shout Prince William a beer if he ever drops by his hotel in flood-affected Victoria.Prince William will be visiting Queensland's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WWE Smackdown: Edge’s Belt on the Line


February 12th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Alberto Del Rio came out to start off WWE Friday Night Smackdown to speak once again of his destiny. He made a few snide remarks at Aaron Rogers ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Inferno’ director ‘relieved’ LiLo is no longer attached to his film


February 8th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Matthew Wilder, director of 'Inferno', says he's relieved troubled star Lindsay Lohan is no longer attached to his project.Wilder had a tough time when Lohan her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Three ingredients to ease life of asthmatic kids


February 6th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Eliminating distractions like cell phones and TV, involving behaviour control such as mild discipline and allowing communication that shows genuine interest and concern are the ways to ease ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Treat World Cup as any ODI series: Yuvraj Singh (Interview, World Cup Countdown)


February 5th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) If India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni sees playing under pressure in the World Cup at home as an added responsibility, Virender Sehwag thinks it's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Dads banned from filming birth in hospitals Down Under


January 25th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 25 (ANI): Victorian hospitals have banned fathers from recording their children's birth.Video cameras are being banned in birthing suites as hospitals are worried about legal repercussions, staff privacy and unnecessary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eating while watching TV ‘can cause hunger later on’


January 24th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A new research has found that eating while watching TV can cause hunger later on, which could make one more likely to indulge in late-night snacks.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents must expose kids to Indian culture: L. Subramanian


January 12th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 12 (IANS) In this age when computers and playstations lure kids more than learning music and dance, parents must take the onus of motivating the conventional activities to expose children ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Price, Reid jet off to Indian Ocean to save marriage


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Former model Katie Price and husband Alex Reid jetted off to a romantic holiday destination in the Indian Ocean in a bid to save their marriage."It is no ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Parents ‘limiting kids’ Internet access and TV use in identical ways’


December 19th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parents are now restricting their kids' Internet access in much the same way as they limit television viewing as a form of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Snacking at your keyboard makes you eat more


December 17th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Many of us absentmindedly reach for snacks with one hand while tapping away on the keyboard with the other. Now scientists say that eating at your desk makes ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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