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Microsoft acquires maker of top calendar apps Sunrise

Microsoft acquires maker of top calendar apps Sunrise

Washington, Feb 12 : Microsoft has taken over Sunrise, the maker of one of the top calendar apps for iOS and Android for around 100 million dollars, according to reports.

However, neither Microsoft nor Sunrise has yet disclosed the financial terms of the deal, reported the Verge.

The co-founders of Sunrise said that the deal was the starting of a promising future. They added that the app will remain available on its current platforms.

Sunrise supports various features such as recurring appointments, alerts, birthdays, Google Maps directions, and more. (ANI)

Gwyneth Paltrow says marriage with Chris Martin began 'unraveling' in 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow says marriage with Chris Martin began 'unraveling' in 2012

Washington, Feb 12 : Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted that her marriage with Chris Martin began unraveling in 2012.

According to Marie Claire Australia, the 42-year-old actress revealed that the couple began their "conscious uncoupling" back in 2012 when she was filming 'Mortdecai' with Johnny Depp, E! Online reported.

Paltrow also revealed that she asked co-star Johnny Depp for breakup advice and mostly children-centric questions, like, how it affects them. (ANI)

Taylor Swift makes breakup playlist for heartbroken fan on Tumblr

Taylor Swift makes breakup playlist for heartbroken fan on Tumblr

Washington, Feb 12 : Taylor Swift recently provided a 6-song breakup playlist to one of her heartbroken fans on Tumblr.

The 'Shake it Off' hitmaker gave support to her fan named Kasey after she approached the 24-year-old singer when her boyfriend broke-up with her via text just few days prior to Valentine's Day, E! Online reported.

The American singer also gave her a playlist to help her fan which includes Charli XCX 's single 'Stay Away', Montgomery's 'Not Around', HAERTS' 'Wings', MisterWives' 'Coffins', 'Sleep' by Azure Ray and 'Begin Again' by Measure.

Kasey later thanked Swift for her support. (ANI)

Astronomers observe birth of multiple star system for first time ever

Astronomers observe birth of multiple star system for first time ever

Washington, Feb 12 : Astronomers have recently observed a multiple star system in the process of formation at the earliest stage for the time ever.

Multiple star systems that contain two or more stars orbiting each other are believed to be the most common type of stellar system in the Milky Way Galaxy.

However, the exact method of their formation had until now been open to debate.

Professor Stella Offner of the University of Massachusetts, and colleagues made the discovery while studying a dense core of gas called Barnard 5, located in a young star-forming region of the constellation Perseus, 800 light- years from Earth.

2014's Best Actress Cate Blanchett to present Best Actor award at 2015 Oscars

2014's Best Actress Cate Blanchett to present Best Actor award at 2015 Oscars

Washington, Feb 12 : Cate Blanchett, who has won two Academy Awards, will be part of the prestigious event again, however, as an award presenter and not as a nominee.

The 45-year-old actress will be announcing the name of the Lead Actor winner at the Oscars this year, Deadline. com reported.

The Australian actress won the Best Actress Academy award for her Supporting role as Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's 'The Aviator' in 2004.

Blanchett starred as Jeanette 'Jasmine' Francis in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2014.

Blanchett is one of only six actresses to win Academy Awards in both leading and supporting acting categories and the only Australian to win two acting Oscars. (ANI)

Newly single Irina Shayk dishes her Valentine's Day plans

Newly single Irina Shayk dishes her Valentine's Day plans

Washington, Feb 11 : Newly single Irina Shayk has revealed her plans for this Valentine's Day.

While attending the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models party in New York City, the 29-year-old Russian supermodel, who recently split with longtime beau Cristiano Ronaldo, joked that though she didn't have anything in mind, she might just "find the plans here, you never know," E! Online reported.

Speaking of a perfect Valentine's Day date, the brunette beauty said since she was Russian, it definitely included a lot of food, expensive bottle of champagne, chocolate and a cool movie, like 'Pretty Woman.'

Shayk also revealed that the most important things she looked for in a man were honesty men and loyalty to women. (ANI)

Antarctic's increased sea ice not compensating for Arctic's decrease

Antarctic's increased sea ice not compensating for Arctic's decrease

Washington, Feb 11 : NASA's new study has revealed that increasing Antarctica's sea ice cannot cover up for Arctic's declining sea ice.

As a whole, the planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate of 13,500 square miles (35,000 square kilometers) since 1979, the equivalent of losing an area of sea ice larger than the state of Maryland every year.

Claire Parkinson, climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, said that even though Antarctic sea ice reached a new record maximum this past September, global sea ice was still decreasing because the decreases in Arctic sea ice far exceed the increases in Antarctic sea ice.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashes down in Pacific Ocean from ISS

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashes down in Pacific Ocean from ISS

Washington, Feb 11 : SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft has splashed down in Pacific Ocean from International Space Station (ISS).

The Dragon spacecraft will be taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA. Dragon will then be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing.

Flight controllers in the Mission Control Center at Johnson robotically positioned Dragon safely away from its docking port recently, where it was released for its deorbit maneuver, sending it on its way to a parachute-assisted splashdown.

Samsung denies its smart TVs monitor living room conversations

Samsung denies its smart TVs monitor living room conversations

Washington, Feb 11 : Samsung has responded in a blog post denying the recent controversy about the company's poorly worded privacy policy that warns that conversations can be transmitted to a third party through Voice Recognition, saying that "Samsung Smart TVs Do Not Monitor Living Room Conversations".

The company recognises that it could have used a clearer language as it was clumsy, reported the Verge.

The warning however, applied only to those viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature.

It was reported that the TV sets may be listening to people in the room to try to spot commands queries that are issued via the remote.

Apple investing 850 mln dollars to build 1,300 acre solar farm to power new headquarters

Apple investing 850 mln dollars to build 1,300 acre solar farm to power

Washington, Feb 11 - Apple is investing 850 million dollars to build a 1,300-acre solar farm in its new headquarters in Monterey, California in partnership with First Solar on a renewable energy project.

According to the Verge, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company is focused on making environmentally responsible decisions.

Cook said that it was time for action now and that climate change is real at Apple.

Apple is partnering with First Solar, the company that Apple bought a massive factory site from in Arizona.

The project will reportedly add 130 megawatts of new solar power to California that is enough to power about 50,000 average homes. (ANI)

Here's your healthy excuse to take 30 minute cat nap

Here's your healthy excuse to take 30 minute cat nap

Washington, Feb 11 : A new study has recently revealed that taking a short nap for 30 minutes can help people relieve stress and bolster their immune system.

Brice Faraut, PhD, said that the short nap can reverse the hormonal impact of a night of poor sleep.

Napping may offer a way to counter the damaging effects of sleep restriction by helping the immune and neuroendocrine systems to recover and the findings support the development of practical strategies for addressing chronically sleep-deprived populations, such as night and shift workers, he further added.

Jennifer Hudson set to Perform at 87th Academy Awards

Jennifer Hudson

Washington, Feb 11 - Jennifer Hudson is set to perform at the upcoming 87th Academy Awards.

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed that they were creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and were happy to announce that their Oscar winning friend, 33, would be perform ing in one of them," Deadline. com reported.

Hudson had won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 2006's 'Dreamgirls' and her self-titled debut album had bagged 2008 Grammy Award for Best R and B Album.

This year, the she was nominated for Best R and B Performance for the song 'It's Your World,' from her 2014 album, 'JHUD.' (ANI)

Here's how Justin Bieber avoids 'picking up trash' during probation

Justin Bieber

Washington, Feb 11 - Justin Bieber has managed to avoid 5 days of community service, thanks to his soccer injury .

Though the 20-year-old pop star has completed 9 out of 12 anger management classes, he hasn't picked up any trash, because, as per his lawyer Shawn Holley, Bieber had "screwed up his foot," TMZ. com reported.

Holley submitted a progress report in court for the 'Baby' singer's 'egging the neighbor' case, and even submitted a doctor's note to satisfy the judge.

According to the probation report, the probation officer wrote that "Bieber has displayed a cooperative attitude and has expressed a sincere desire to be more diligent in complete anger management and community labor."

Scarlett Johansson opens up about 'so public life'

Scarlett Johansson opens up about 'so public life'

Washington, Feb 10 : Scarlett Johansson has opened up on her public life and joked about her breasts that almost everyone has seen.

The 'Lucy' actress, who will soon be gracing W Magazine's cover, told the magazine said that when she was a kid she used to give auditions for advertisements and faced failure, with which her mom suggested her to leave it, E! Online reported.

The American actress added that she refused to quit and kept on trying as she really wanted to be an actor, and at the end she stood by her dream and got famous.

The 30-year-old actress also gushed about her happy married life with husband Romain Dauriac and baby Rose and said that she was blessed to have such a lovely daughter and can't imagine her life without her. (ANI)

New Twitter transparency report reveals 40pc increase in government data requests

New Twitter transparency report reveals 40pc increase in government data request

Washington, Feb 10 : Social network site Twitter's latest government transparency report has revealed a worldwide increase in government information requests by up to 40 percent.

According to the Verge, the report does not list secret orders from the NSA and other US intelligence agencies.

Twitter refused to reach a compromise, saying that disclosing the numbers in wide range "seriously undermines" transparency.

The company has last year sued the US government over violation of First Amendment rights after receiving gag orders on intelligence requests like Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders and national security letters. (ANI)

Netflix launches in Cuba

Netflix launches in Cuba

Washington, Feb 10 : Streaming service Netflix has reportedly launched in Cuba.

According to the Verge, Netflix, which already offers service elsewhere in Latin America, tweeted out a confirmation of the news this morning.

The service will stream some of its popular original shows in Cuba including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black .

In order to subscribe to the service, Cuban residents are required to have access to international payment methods like debit or credit cards. Plans reportedly start at 7.99 dollars. (ANI)

Scientists say 'no evidence to prove butter bad for health'

Scientists say 'no evidence to prove butter bad for health'

Washington, Feb 10 : Enjoy your morning bread toasts spread with butter without any guilt as scientists have now claimed that the belief that butter, full-fat milk and cheese are bad for us are wrong.

Guidelines, which were issued back in the 1980s in Britain and the US, claiming that saturated fats could lead to coronary heart disease, have swayed us from avoiding other unhealthy choices, and the experts have now found there was no solid evidence to back this up and it "should not have been introduced", the Mirror reported.

The study said that "It seems incomprehensible that dietary advice was introduced for 220 million Americans and 56 million UK citizens, given the contrary results from a small number of unhealthy men."

J Lo no longer shy of being seen in public with ex-beau Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez

Washington, Feb 10 - Jennifer Lopez was recently spotted with former beau Casper Smart at a pre-Grammy party and it seems that she is no longer shy of being spotted with him in public.

The American singer and Smart were spotted at Big Sean's Roc Nation party at the House of Blues where the duo was spotted dancing and having a blast, TMZ. com reported.

Lopez and Smart were seen hanging with pals Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama. (ANI)

Sam Smith shares 'monumentally hungover ' pics after winning four Grammys

Sam Smith

Washington, Feb 10 - Sam Smith shared some funny pics on Instagram after scooping four Grammy awards.

The Brit singer, who celebrated his win with pals at a private residence in Bel-Air, California, captioned the pic as, "What actually happened last night? I am monumentally hungover and keep spontaneously crying lol", Us Magazine reported.

The 'Stay with Me' hitmaker captioned another snap of himself lying in bed sticking out his tongue that he was on another level of hangover right now and jokingly said that he literally feel like he was dying.

Smith captioned an Instagram photo the following day of the 57th Annual Grammy awards. (ANI)

Gwen Stefani denies relationship with Pharrell Williams

Gwen Stefani denies relationship with Pharrell Williams

Washington, Feb 9 : Gwen Stefani has clarified her kids that she had didn't date his rumored boyfriend Pharrell Williams .

The 'No Doubt' singer told Ryan Seacrest on the Grammys Red Carpet that she was randomly showing some pictures to her kids and that is when they asked her whether the 41-year-old singer was her boyfriend or not for which the singer denied, E! Online reported.

The 45-year-old mother of three added that they are just two performers working together on 'The Voice' who share plenty of chart-topping hits.

The singer made every one turned to her with her Atelier Versace's jumpsuit. (ANI)




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