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Worried about how to fill out your meta keywords tag so your startup ranks best in Google results? Don’t bother, the company says. Google search ignores it. Google released on Tuesday a video that provides startups tips and suggestions about how to master search engine optimization in just 10 minutes. The video features...
SAMSUNG Electronics Co says a US court has prohibited it from making or selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the United States. But for the time being, it will still remain on sale in Australia. Samsung said it was disappointed that the court ruled that its tablet infringed Apple...
Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos will also get their own iTunes stores. But China, which accounts for a big part of Apple’s revenues, was not included. Previously, Apple fans in these territories could only access the company’s App Store, a separate platform used...
  NEW YORK: Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, has become the first woman on the social-networking company's board of directors. Sandberg was lured from Google in 2008 to become Facebook's chief operating officer. Besides being the first woman, she is the first executive other than founder and CEO Mark...
It could almost have been a scene from a superhero film... but what Yves Rossy did involved no special effects. The Swiss daredevil - known as 'Jetman' - stunned passengers in a vintage plane by flying alongside them at 128mph for seven minutes, powered by his his amazing jet-propelled wing. And...
The Netherlands has the highest level of Internet penetration and access the Internet more frequently than consumers across the European region, according to Statistics Netherlands. With 94 percent in 2011 (versus 78 percent in 2005), the Netherlands has had the highest proportion of households with access to the Internet from...
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co, the world’s top mobile phone maker, said Monday it expects global sales of the latest Galaxy smartphone to surpass 10 million in July even as it struggles to keep up with demand because of component shortages. Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung’s mobile communications business, said...
Got two left feet? There's an app for that -- and some sneakers, too. The GroundWave Shadow Trainer, a concept shoe created by Industrial Designer Tom Sykes, is equipped with sensors to track a dancer's every movement. The sensors are connected to a smartphone app, which offers a person real-time feedback...
If you haven't looked closely at your Facebook contact information in a while, then it may come as a surprise. The social network with 900 million profiles, has taken it upon itself to change users' email addresses and replace it with one that ends in '@facebook.com'. The changeover happened today, with...
Banker Stephen Hester faced calls to forfeit his bonus and fall on his sword yesterday after the computer meltdown continued to cause chaos for millions. A leading peer said there was ‘no question’ of the Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive receiving an annual bonus from the state-owned bank –...
Delhi and Mumbai, the two most vital metros of India, have been chosen for DRDO's Ballistic Missile Defence system that can be put in place at short notice. The detailed proposal is being prepared for final clearance from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The strategic planning has already begun to...
China has reached two technological milestones spanning great depths and heights. In the earth’s orbit, the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft manually docked a space module while under the Pacific, a Jiaolong submersible dived to the bottom of the Marian Trench. The symbolism behind the scheduling of the two historical events was...
A terminally ill Nigerian prince or director of a massive corporation contacts you urgently asking you to move a large sum of money, promising you can keep a share. All you need to do is provide your credit card number and banking PIN. It looks like a scam, sounds like...
Florence Detlor regularly scans photos on Facebook, eager to see what's new with her friends and family. She is 101 years old. The Menlo Park, Calif., woman says she was "intrigued" when she first heard about the social-networking website and wanted to learn more about it. Realizing that she...
Loyal Apple customers face being left with hundreds of pounds worth of obsolete accessories when the next version of the iPhone is produced. The fifth generation model, expected to be launched in the US this autumn, will reportedly use a new connector for charging and for linking to audio equipment. The...
Dubai: At a time when most children her age are just beginning to make their career and life plans, 14-year-old Hannah Nishat-Botero has already penned a book of poems. And not only do her poems reflect the sensitivity and depth of thought which is alien to many of us, this...
Sweden has raised the alert at all its nuclear facilities after bomb sniffer dogs discovered an explosive device in the back of a truck near Stockholm’s Ringhals atomic power station. Police are investigating the incident. Although the device lacked a detonator, officers have evacuated the area around the truck and...
AMMAN — Jordan is set to break ground on a nuclear research reactor this December in what energy officials are describing as a “milestone” in the country’s atomic energy programme. A consortium comprising the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo is scheduled to begin construction on a 5-megawatt nuclear...
Its new flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S III, is teeming with features aimed at humiliating the iPhone. It’s like a boxer entering the ring with ceramic body armor and semiautomatic weapons. The question is, Does it all work together to create a masterpiece? Or is it a heap of chaotic spaghetti? The Galaxy...
The kinds of drones making the headlines daily are the heavily armed CIA and U.S. Army vehicles which routinely strike targets in Pakistan - killing terrorists and innocents alike. But the real high-tech story of surveillance drones is going on at a much smaller level, as tiny remote controlled vehicles...
Scientists have been racking their brains for years, trying to figure out how we learn to talk. Now they have created a “child-bot” that can learn to speak like a baby. ­ After a few minutes conversation with human “teachers”, the robot learns to understand the most frequently-heard syllables and is...
Here at its mysterious, last-minute press event in Los Angeles, Microsoft just confirmed it will sell its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 RT tablet under the Surface badge. Measuring just 9.3mm thick, the Surface for Windows RT is built around an angled, all-magnesium VaporMg case that weighs just under 1.3...
In the super-computing league table, the U.S. has reclaimed 'top spot' from China. IBM's Sequoia computer, which is 1.55 times faster than China's previous record-breaker, the Fujitsu K Computer, was installed and switched on at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Throwing evidence behind Moore's Law...
BEIJING - Three Chinese astronauts floated into the cabin of an orbiting module Monday afternoon, becoming the first group of Chinese to enter an orbiter in space. Jing Haipeng, followed by Liu Wang and Liu Yang, went into the space lab module Tiangong-1from spacecraft Shenzhou IX about three hours after...
Cramming your tweets with shouting capital letters, cutesy asides and hyperbolic claims won’t bring you lots of followers. Instead, those 140-character gems you hurl into cyberspace can spark retweets by focusing on technology, including references to celebrities and citing credible information sources, according to a study by Hewlett-Packard. That latter point...
Experience Project was started by Armen Berjikly in late 2004. After a close friend's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis Berjikly created This is MS, an online community for MS patients and caregivers focused on inspiring hope in patients through knowledge of current research. As This is MS grew, Berjikly identified...
Following the White House's lead, the Defense Department on Friday released a new strategy aimed at using more mobile devices. The DoD strategy calls for more standards for devices and apps; more modern wireless infrastructure; better spectrum management; increased security; and more interoperable systems, among other goals. "The DoD Mobile Device Strategy takes advantage...
JIUQUAN - The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center held a see-off ceremony for China's first female astronaut and two male crew mates, due to board the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft, on Saturday afternoon. China's astronauts Jing Haipeng (C), Liu Wang (R) and Liu Yang attend the setting-out ceremony at the taikonauts' apartment...
PARIS: A plan to build the world’s most powerful optical telescope, able to scour the heavens for planets that could sustain life, has cleared an important hurdle, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said. Two-thirds of ESO’s governing council approved the so-called European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which opens the way...
BEIJING - It won't be China's mythological moon goddess Chang'e this time, but a real Chinese woman. Crew on the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft, scheduled to be launched sometime in mid-June to perform the country's first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module, has been a...
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