Jawbone launches new Up app that makes users fitter

Jawbone launches new Up app that makes users fitterWashington, July 17 : Consumer technology and wearable products company, Jawbone's new application Up has become the industry's most flexible fitness tracker that helps monitor activity and sleep levels.

Jawbone is making weight loss one of the primary focuses especially concentrating on the diet factor.

Jawbone is updating the Up 3.2 application that will track down the amount of food that goes down your throat. It will also ensure that the user eats healthier food, reports the Verge.

Amazing bionic suit helps Irish paralyzed jockey walk again

Amazing bionic suit helps Irish paralyzed jockey walk againWashington, July 17 : Ekso bionic suit helped Irish jockey Jonjo Bright, who was paralyzed after a riding accident, walk again.

According to Ireland's Belfast Telegraph, Bright has been paralyzed from the neck down since a riding accident in March 2013, leaving him with a feeling that he could never walk again as it was quiet a high level injury but then he donned a bionic suit from Ekso Bionics and joined the increasing ranks of those benefiting from today's machine-aided mobility devices, CNet reported.

Meet the man who claims to be 'selfie inventor'

Meet the man who claims to be 'selfie inventor'Washington, July 17 : A Hollywood cameraman has insisted that he was the one who invented selfies.

Lester Wisbrod asserted that he used to pull out his Canon camera whenever he found himself near a celebrity and asks the celeb to smile and then reach out his arm to take the picture.

Wisbrod told ABC News that to do a selfie at the time, if one was not close enough together then the focus would miss them and that's what happened and . it didn't work but he had since improved his skills, as had everyone else in the world.

Wisbrod recently posted a video on Youtube containing slideshow of his selfies with various celebrities. (ANI)

Obama praises Kerry for role ensuring audit of Afghan Prez poll votes

United States President Barack ObamaWashington, July 17 - United States President Barack Obama has praised Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan civilian and military leaders for their efforts in putting in place a system of audit to determine the results in the recent Afghan presidential election.

Americans trust Obama but not his leadership skills: Poll

Barack ObamaWashington, July 17 - About half the population of America thinks that President Barack Obama is empathetic and trustworthy but lacks leadership qualities, revealed a new poll.

According to a poll result declared on Wednesday, 54 percent Americans believe that Obama cares about them while 51 percent find him trustworthy, reported Politico.

About 42 percent people in America do not find Obama empathetic and 47 percent think he is not trustworthy, the report added.

New anti-glare, anti-reflective display underway for mobile devices

New anti-glare, anti-reflective display underway for mobile devicesWashington, July 17 - Scientists are developing a novel glass surface that reduces both glare and reflection, which continue to plague even the best mobile displays today.

Valerio Pruneri and colleagues note that much effort has been poured into anti-reflective and anti-glare technology and any bonus feature on a device gives it an edge, but for the most part, that hasn't included an integrated anti-glare, anti-reflective display.

Larry Flynt opens up on 40th anniversary of porno magazine

Larry FlyntWashington, July 17 - Porn magnate Larry Flynt has recalled working in the porn industry on the 40th anniversary of his pornographic magazine ' Hustler'.

According to the Huffington post, the 71-year-old publisher said that with his magazine the whole nation came to know what a woman looked like and over the years, America has evolved in their acceptance of sex.

Flynt added that he proved that "a woman's vagina had as much personality as her face" and jokingly said that one of his proudest moments was "helping all those young men make it through puberty". (ANI)

US officials hail Narendra Modi's steps to firm up ties with neighbours

Narendra ModiWashington - Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's steps to improve ties with SAARC countries, top US officials, eminent South Asia experts and lawmakers have said he has shown firm commitment towards strengthening India's relations with its neighbours, including Pakistan.

"When Prime Minister Modi invited the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, and the leaders of South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to his inauguration ceremony, he demonstrated his firm commitment to strengthening India's ties with its immediate region," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing.

US can play imp role to help India address its problems

US can play imp role to help India address its problemsWashington: The US can play an important role in helping India in addressing the challenges faced by it and creating opportunities that would benefit both countries, a top Obama administration official said today.

"In all the areas that the Modi government has identified as priorities, we think the United States, including our businesses and universities, can play an important role in helping address the challenges India faces and creating opportunities that benefit both countries," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal said during a Congressional hearing.

Chuck Hagel to visit India next month: Pentagon

Chuck Hagel to visit India next month: PentagonWashington: In his first opportunity to engage directly with the new leadership, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit India next month to discuss bilateral defence and security ties with Indian officials.

"Only two months into Prime Minister Modi's tenure, already it looks like we will have a very busy year," Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Defence For South And Southeast Asia, Amy Searight said yesterday.

"Secretary Hagel will be travelling to India in early August to discuss bilateral defence ties with Indian officials," she said, adding that he would be accompanied by top Pentagon officials.

US imposes tough sanctions on Russia

US imposes tough sanctions on RussiaWashington: The US has slapped additional tough sanctions on Russia's financial services and energy sectors for the failure of Moscow to taken enough steps to address the volatile political situation in Ukraine.

The Department of the Treasury imposed a broad-based package of sanctions yesterday on entities in the financial services, energy and arms or related materiel sectors of Russia as well as on those undermining Ukraine's sovereignty or misappropriating Ukrainian property

Obama sees Afghanistan set for democratic transfer of power

Barack ObamaWashington: US President Barack Obama has said Afghanistan will witness the first democratic transfer of power in its history if the two presidential candidates agree to abide by the results of the internationally supervised ballot auditing.

"Thanks to the Afghans and the courage of the two candidates, both of whom I spoke to last week, the candidates have agreed to abide by the results of a comprehensive and internationally supervised audit that will review all the ballots and to form a unity government," Obama said yesterday.

If they keep their commitments, Afghanistan will witness the first democratic transfer of power in the history of that nation, he said.

More Russian troops on Ukraine border: Pentagon

Army Col Steve WarrenWashington - The Pentagon says Russian combat troops are again building up along the border with Ukraine, and officials believe that Moscow may be sending heavy weapons into the country to aid the separatists.

Army Col Steve Warren says the US believes there are now up to 12,000 Russia troops on the border, reflecting a steady increase in recent weeks.

US officials in May estimated that there were as many as 40,000 Russian troops arrayed along the border but that number had recently fallen to about 1,000 under pressure from the West.

Warren says there are a variety of Russian forces there, including combat battalions.

Texas woman sentenced to 18 years for threatening Obama

US President Barack ObamaWashington - A 35-year-old woman was today sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending poisonous ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Shannon Guess Richardson from Texas was sentenced on a charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin.

She had pleaded guilty to the charge in December in a deal.

She was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on June 27, 2013, charging her with threatening the US President, Bloomberg and Mark Glaze, who was director of Bloomberg's group advocating for tougher gun control.

Man-robot duo owns 2.3m articles on Wikipedia

Man-robot duo owns 2.3m articles on WikipediaWashington, July 16 : Swedish physicist Sverker Johansson reportedly adds more than 10,000 articles to Wikipedia every day, and has contributed 2.7 million articles which constitutes for 8.5 percent of Wikipedia.

Johansson works as an administrator, and has degrees in linguistics, civil engineering, economics and particle physics, The Verge reported.

He covers a wide range of articles on various topics such as bugs, beetles, and butterflies, and is reportedly particularly proud of his work highlighting towns in the Philippines.

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