Chandrayaan 2 scheduled to launch in April will carry NASA’s laser instruments to Moon

Chandrayaan 2 scheduled to launch in April will carry NASA’s laser instruments to Moon

India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan 2, scheduled to launch next month, will carry NASA’s laser instruments that allow scientists to make precise measurements of the distance to the Moon, according to the US space agency officials. During the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held at Texas, US last week, NASA confirmed that Chandrayaan 2 and Israeli […]

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

Facebook has removed 103 pages, groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani military’s public relations arm, the social media group announced on Monday. Facebook said it removed pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram that spread information about Pakistani politics and political leaders, the […]

Facebook, Instagram down for some users across the globe

Facebook, Instagram down for some users across the globe

Facebook Inc has said some users around the world were facing trouble in accessing its widely used Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook apps, making it one of the longest outages the company has suffered in the recent past. The Menlo Park, California-based company took to Twitter to inform users that it was working to resolve the […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, other top officials refuse to appear before Parliamentary Committee

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, other top officials refuse to appear before Parliamentary Committee

Twitter CEO and top officials have declined to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on IT that had summoned them over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media platforms, sources in the panel said Saturday. The Parliamentary Committee, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, had issued a summon to Twitter via an official letter […]

Twitter stock tumbles 15% after it purged fake accounts

Twitter stock tumbles 15% after it purged fake accounts

The social network said Friday that it had 335 million monthly users around the world in the second quarter, down from 336 million users in the quarter prior. The number of monthly users could also decline by “mid-single-digit millions” in the third quarter, Twitter warned. The company attributed the dip in part to “decisions we […]

North Korea Targeting Defectors with Android Malware Attacks

North Korea Targeting Defectors with Android Malware Attacks

With most malware campaigns, the goal is to infect as many people as possible. That’s not the case with the latest attack uncovered by researchers at McAfee. The company’s mobile research team reports that North Korea has been caught tinkering with Android malware again, but this time it’s using both Facebook and Google Play to […]

Microwave is slowly killing the planet – here’s how!

Microwave is slowly killing the planet – here’s how!

Microwave ovens across Europe alone emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars, a study has found.Researchers from University of Manchester in the UK have carried out the first ever comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of microwaves, considering their whole life cycle, from ‘cradle to grave’. The study found that microwaves emit […]

Narayana Murthy responsible for Vishal Sikka’s resignation:Infy

Narayana Murthy responsible for Vishal Sikka’s resignation:Infy

Vishal Sikka has now been appointed as executive vice-chairman. UB Pravin Rao has been appointed as interim MD and CEO with immediate effect. The IT-giant Infosys on Friday blamed co-founder NR Narayana Murthy for Vishal Sikka’s resignation from the post of Managing Director (MD) and CEO. Vishal Sikka, the first non- founder CEO of Infosys, […]

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