Science & Tech

NASA probe captures first images of asteroid Bennu


Washington, Aug 25: NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has captured the first glimpse of its distant target -- asteroid Bennu -- after almost two years of journey.Launched on September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-REx, which is NASA's first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, is scheduled to arrive at Bennu...

Facebook fixes bug that marked some posts as spam


San Francisco, Aug 25: A day after some users complained about their Facebook posts being marked as spam, Facebook on Saturday said it has fixed the bug that caused the problem.We have fixed a bug that caused some posts to be incorrectly marked as spam. We've restored the posts that were affected and are...

OPPO expands its A series in India


New Delhi, Aug 24: Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Friday launched the 'A5' smartphone for Rs 14,990 in India.The device comes with a 6.2-inch Super Full screen, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 8MP Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled front camera, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Along with advanced features like dual camera, super full screen...

Microsoft facing probe in US for alleged bribery in Hungary


San Francisco, Aug 24: Authorities in the US are investigating Microsoft over its potential involvement in bribery in connection with sales of software such as Word and Excel in Hungary, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.The investigation started after it was alleged that in 2013 and 2014, Microsoft sold...

Google expands side panel to more G Suite apps


San Francisco, Aug 24: Google is expanding the side panel that the search engine giant added in the revamped version of Gmail to other G Suite apps, attempting to make navigation and multi-tasking for users smoother and quicker.We're adding a quick-access side panel to the Docs editors and Google Calendar to help you quickly...

Samsung’s first ‘Android Go’ budget smartphone in India


New Delhi, Aug 24: In a bid to disrupt the entry-level smartphone market, Samsung on Friday brought its first Android Go budget smartphone Galaxy J2 Core to India that offers faster speed and better performance.The new smartphone comes with a 5-inch quadHD display, 8MP rear camera with flash, 5MP front camera, 1GB RAM and...

Samsung launches Galaxy A8 Star in India for Rs 34,990


New Delhi, Aug 24: Strengthening its online presence in the premium segment before the festive quarter, Samsung India on Friday refreshed its Galaxy A8 series with Galaxy A8 Star for Rs 34,990.The smartphone, with dual Intellicam camera, will be available on Amazon India from August 27 and in retail stores starting September 5 in...

Twitter ends support for iOS 9, lower versions


San Francisco, Aug 24: Micro-blogging site Twitter is ending support for all iPhone and iPad users who are running iOS 9 or older versions of the operating system.According to a message in the app's update text in its latest App Store released this week, only those users running iOS 10 or higher will continue...

NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth’s changing ice


Washington, Aug 24: NASA is launching a laser-armed satellite next month that will measure -- in unprecedented detail -- changes in the heights of Earth's polar ice to understand what is causing ice sheets to melt fast.In recent years, contributions of melt from the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica alone have raised global...