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Google buys Instagram rival Snapseed


September 18th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Following social networking site Facebook's purchase of photo-sharing app Instagram, Google has announced the acquisition of Nik Software, maker of the popular Snapseed photo editing and ... Read more...

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Cell phone - the new tool for data collection


March 18th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Researchers can garner vast amounts of information bearing on pollution, epidemics, transportation, from cameras, audio recorders and other applications built into cell phones, cheaply and efficiently. ... Read more...

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Internet firms spy on personal texts sent on smartphones


February 26th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Top internet firms like Facebook, Yahoo and Flickr are able to read personal text messages and photographs sent via smartphones because many mobile phone apps ... Read more...

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Now, an iPad app that can predict what you want!


April 21st, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): An application is being developed that will "give you what you want before you knew you wanted it."According to Futureful, a Finnish startup is building a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Log on to www.officialroyalwedding2011.org to get royal wedding details


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): St James's Palace is considering plans to broadcast Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage service live on the web.If possible the screening of the nuptials will be ... Read more...

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CIA reveals James Bond-like spy gadgets


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Robotic catfish, cameras in makeup compacts and secret documents in cigarette packs-all these things may sound like they come from a James Bond flick. But the Central Intelligence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China shuts down 60,000 porn sites in censorship crackdown


December 31st, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): In a campaign against obscene material, China has shut down more than 60,000 pornographic websites and arrested 5,000 people.Beijing has run a highly publicised drive against lewd ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PC recreates 3D model of Rome’s Colosseum with Flickr pictures


November 26th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A 3D model of Rome's Colosseum has been recreated in one day using millions of pictures from photo-sharing websites such as Flickr on a modified home PC.A team ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New web app stops you from tweeting, Facebooking if you are too drunk!


November 12th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Many of us have some or the other time, woken up to the horrible realization of having posted some terrible message on Twitter or a post on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, Queen Elizabeth joins Facebook!


November 7th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7(ANI): The latest royal celebrity to join the Facebook is British Queen Elizabeth.The Queen has joined the Facebook generation with the launch of a British Monarchy page on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Micromax launches world’s lightest touch phone


October 20th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian mobile handsets company Micromax Wednesday launched a touch screen smartphone, modu T, in partnership with Israel-based modu Limited to tap the "aspirational" segment of ... Read more...

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Twitter unveils first major revamp since launch


September 16th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Twitter has unveiled its first major revamp since its launch four years ago. The newly-introduced features make it easier for its 160 million users to view photos and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA-Flickr partnership brings 50 years of space history online


August 31st, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Friday announced that three compilations of images from more than half a century of its history are now available for view and comment on a ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

New software that identifies unnamed faces to go public


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) A new software which can identify unnamed faces and then collate photographs of that individual on the net will go public soon. The software works by scanning a person's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soon, facial recognition software to identify people from online pics


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Netizens could soon be able to identify people from photographs posted on the internet, all thanks to a revolutionary software being developed by Face.com.Face.com, the software company produced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Queen Elizabeth II finally joins Flickr


July 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems like even the Queen is getting involved with innovative technology on the Internet. The British Queen - Elizabeth II has already signed up for ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Queen Elizabeth To Provide Glimpse of Royal Family Through Flickr


July 26th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that the British royal family is taking all the necessary steps to make its presence felt in the world of social media. After creating ... Read more...

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Photographs Of Queen Elizabeth And The British Royal Family To Be Uploaded On Flickr


July 26th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The queen and her royal residence Buckingham Palace is all set to upload their photographs on Flickr. Reports emanating from the palace say that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

The Queen joins Flickr


July 26th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): The Queen has joined photo-sharing website Flickr and has already uploaded as many as 600 pictures.Her Majesty has uploaded many pictures, which are very rare, and she plans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British royal family now on Flickr


July 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Over 600 photographs of the British royal family will be put up on a new Buck­ingham Palace page on photo-sharing website Flickr, which "will provide a unique ... Read more...

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Amateur Flickr photogs get a chance to make money


June 21st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): American stock photo agency Getty Images has given a chance of making money to 40 million users of Flickr.It will now be paying amateur Filckr photographers for every ... Read more...

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Top 10 online distractions


May 27th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): People who spend most of their time online often get distracted by the huge range of online activities and applications vying to attract attention. Now, RescueTime, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan blocks YouTube over Prophet cartoon row


May 20th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (DPA) Pakistan has blocked the video-sharing website YouTube because of its "growing sacrilegious contents", officials said Thursday. The ban came hours after the government temporarily blocked the social networking ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Facebook profiles can come back to haunt you when applying for credit, jobs


May 5th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 5 (ANI): Be wary of posting pictures of that wild party on Facebook and other social networking sites, because they might come back as ghost of the past to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sprint Unfolds HTC Hero 4G At CTIA Wireless 2010


March 24th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Las Vegas, Mar 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) CTIA Wireless 2010 conference witnessed the unfolding of HTC Hero 4G as the Sprint Nextel CEO, Dan Hesse unveiled the device before one ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Mathematical models could help track terrorists


December 13th, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): News and gossip these days spread like wildfire, thanks to the Internet and online social networks (OSNs). But one researcher believes that a right mathematical model could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Erin Andrews case: Cops demand ‘Hot Blonde Out of Shower’ video from Yahoo


December 5th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 05 (ANI): Michael Barrett, who allegedly filmed ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked through a hotel peephole, illegally taped other women, cops believe.In fact, FBI agents are investigating a 42-second video ... Read more...

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Yahoo extends its Facebook Integration for a better user experience


December 2nd, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sunnyvale, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yahoo Inc.(NASDAQ:YHOO) is turning the ageing clock backwards and trying to stay focused in its customers lives and also evolve with the changing times. In ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Flickr tops TIME’s list of Best 50 Websites of 2009


August 27th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): The hottest thing on the Internet is not social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, but Flickr-the popular photo-sharing portal - and the proof is: it has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clinton to reach out to Indians through new media


July 18th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): The first visit to India by Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State will not only be covered by the traditional press,but also by the online ... Read more...

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Hillary’s passage to India - via a mouse click


July 18th, 2009 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) You don't have to switch on the television or get a ticket to a high-security event to follow the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary ... Read more...

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Twiddling one’s thumb to make and break news!


June 7th, 2009 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 7 (IANS) If a new, tech-savvy White House is using new social networking tools - Twitter, Facebook and text messages - to spread its message, it ... Read more...

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Websites retain photos deleted by users


May 21st, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Social networking and photo-sharing websites retain photographs deleted by users, reveals research by Cambridge University. Researchers uploaded photos on 16 popular websites - including Facebook, Yahoo's Flickr and ... Read more...

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Your photos remain on Facebook even after they have been deleted


May 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A new research has found that many social networking sites, including Facebook, continue to carry photographs of their users even after they have deleted them.Cambridge University researchers ... Read more...

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Increased use of social networking sites threatens privacy


March 30th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): With more and more people drawing towards social networking sites, it has become very hard to maintain privacy, according to a new study.The researchers analysed links between ... Read more...

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