Lenovo jumps onto wearable bandwagon with new 'Smartband'

Lenovo jumps onto wearable bandwagon with new 'Smartband'Washington, Oct 27 - Lenovo makes its way into the wearable fray unveiling the new 'Smartband SW-B100', which will allow users to track daily exercise, sleep and heart rate.

The manufacturer has quietly added the new device to its webpage, describing it as device for young people who take care of their personal health, and are interested in new tech trend products.

The Smartband is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. It is also capable of making voice-calls, text messages, and it can auto-lock or unlock PC without forcing users to manually enter a password.


US used at least 1000 Nazi spies in Cold War: Report

US used at least 1000 Nazi spies in Cold War: ReportWashington, Oct 27 - Newly disclosed records and interviews have revealed that in the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, some of them are still living in America.


Amazon's Jeff Bezos named best-performing CEO in the world

Amazon's Jeff Bezos named best-performing CEO in the worldWashington, Oct 27 - The November issue of the Harvard Business Review revealed that Amazon's Jeff Bezos is the best-performing CEO in the world. Despite the latest bad news, the venerable magazine stands by that assessment.

The Harvard Business Review compiled its list of top CEOs by comparing shareholder returns for SandP Global 1200 companies from each executive's first day in office until April 30 of this year. Bezos won by a wide margin.


Now, robots that use static electricity to pick up, transport objects

Now, robots that use static electricity to pick up, transport objectsWashington, Oct 27 - Experts have recently developed robots that use static electricity to pick up and transport objects, it has been reported.

A robot startup named 'GrabIt' has been making mechanical "hands" that uses electrostatic attraction to gently move boxes, fruits, and iPads, the Verge reported.

Powered electrodes, both on the surface of the gripper or on flexible, tentacle-like fingers, generate and maintain powerful attractive forces between nearly any object.


''Quiet Time Caucus'' meditation sessions latest fad among US Congressmen

''Quiet Time Caucus'' meditation sessions latest fad among US CongressmenWashington, Oct 27 - Meditation sessions have become a hit pastime in Congress ahead of votes, which the Ohio Democrat, the organizer, called "Quiet Time Caucus."

Rep. Tim Ryan had begun with organizing two weekly meditation sessions at the start of the 113th Congress almost two years ago and one session had been open to staff and one to members of Congress, the New York Post reported.

Although the practice has been more common among Democrats than Republicans, it has recently been a wildly popular among the congressmen.


Governor outlines New York policy for Ebola quarantine

Andrew CuomoNew York: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has fleshed out guidelines for the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa that he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered two days earlier, bringing the state closer in line with federal protocols.


Now wear ''Energy Addicts'' jewelry to charge your phone with blood flow

Now wear ''Energy Addicts'' jewelry to charge your phone with blood flowWashington, Oct 27 - A graduate student in Jerusalem has created a jewelry line called '' Energy Addicts'' that could charge mobile phones by hooking up to the wearer's veins and converting their blood flow into a source of power, and making it into a charger.


US to recognise same-sex marriage in 6 more states

Eric HolderWashington : The federal government is recognising gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced.

Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.

The government's announcement follows the US Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to decline to hear appeals from five states that sought to keep their marriage bans in place.


Stephen Hawking urges people to be 'curious' in his first Facebook post

Stephen HawkingWashington, Oct 26 : Stephen Hawking, who recently joined Facebook, shared his first status update where he asked people to be always "curious."

His welcome post read: I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit. Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I'm eager to share this journey with you. Be curious, I know I will forever be, CNet reported.

The physicist even mentioned how much he'd enjoyed Richard Dawkins talking about aliens, which led him to his now customary turn of humor that some people call him an alien because of his robot voice.


Meet the Massachusetts man who beat one in 9.7 trillion odds to win same lottery twice

Meet the Massachusetts man who beat one in 9.7 trillion odds to win same lottery twiceWashington, Oct 25 : A man from Massachusetts has beaten one in 9.7 trillion odds to win same lottery twice.

Kenneth J. Stokes , of Norwood is a lottery season ticket holder, which automatically enters him into every drawing of a certain lottery with specific, pre-set numbers of his choosing, ABC News reported.

Stokes, who has won 25,000 dollars a year for up to 20 years, which equals a 500,000 dollars maximum, had opted for a one-time cash option payment, which brought the prize down to 390,000 dollars pre-tax, or 273,000 dollars after tax.


Apple planning to integrate Beats Music with iTunes next year: Report

Apple planning to integrate Beats Music with iTunes next year: ReportWashington, Oct 25 - The iPhone maker, Apple is reportedly planning to re-launch Beats Music and integrating it with iTunes next year.

Apple bringing Beats Music into iTunes has always seemed like a fairly obvious route for this acquisition to go it seemed more like a question of when it will happen than if it will happen.

However, it's not known what the integration will look like, but Apple CEO Tim Cook has frequently espoused the benefits of Beats' hand-curated playlists, so it's likely that the service's general format won't be going away.


Stephen Hawking joins Facebook ahead of 'The Theory Of Everything's release

Stephen HawkingWashington, Oct 25 - Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook ahead of ' The Theory Of Everything 's release, which is based on his life.

The physicist said on a post that he has always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped his pursuit, Deadline.com reported.

He added that human connections have grown infinitely and now that he has the chance, he's eager to share this journey with people and that everyone should be curious, before thanking everyone for visiting his page.

The biopic stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones and is expected to release on November 7. (ANI)


Astronomers observe star's fortunate escape from black hole with minor damage

Astronomers observe star's fortunate escape from black hole with minor damageWashington, Oct 24 : Astronomers have recently observed a star escaping, with only a small part of its mass torn off, after almost being captured by a black hole.

The star was situated some 650 million light years away toward Ursa Major, the constellation that contains the "Big Dipper."

Astronomers at The Ohio State University couldn't see the star itself with their All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN). But they did see the light that flared as the black hole "ate" the material that it managed to capture.


Circuits for signals at 140 GHz makes world record

Circuits for signals at 140 GHz makes world record Washington, Oct 22 - A Swedish research team have made a world record by creating a new type of microwave circuit for fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission.


No agreement reached with Iran on nuke programme: US

Washington - The US has not struck a deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme, saying it would look to lift sanctions on it only after Tehran has determined to uphold its end of the agreement, a top American official has said.

"If an agreement of some kind were reached with Iran, it would take some to implement. We would want to make sure that Iran was taking the verifiable steps they'd committed to implement the broader framework of the agreement," White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, told reporters yesterday.

"What that means is that in the first instance, the US would look to suspend sanctions, and then only if and after Iran has been determined to uphold its end of the agreement would we look to lift or terminate sanctions," he said.


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