Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan wins Miss USA 2015 crown

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan wins Miss USA 2015 crown

Washington DC, July 13 : Miss Oklahoma, Olivia Jordan, has been crowned as Miss USA 2015 winner by 2014 beauty pageant Nia Sanchez of Nevada on July 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jordan, who was even congratulated by the last year's Miss USA on Instagram, defeated Miss Texas, Ylianna Guerra, who was the first runner up, People Magazine reported.

The show was hosted by TV personality Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA Alex Wehrley.

Jordan will be the 64th Miss USA to represent the United States at the Miss Universe competition later in 2015. (ANI)


Nasa's JPL launches an app to watch a live computer simulation of New Horizons

Nasa's JPL launches an app to watch a live computer simulation of New Horizons

Washington, July 13 : Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab has released an app for Mac and PC called 'Eyes on the Solar System' which allows the users to watch a live computer simulation of New Horizons' approach.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was launched in 2006 with the aim to perform the closest flyby of Pluto ever performed.

According to thenextweb.com, the users can watch what New Horizons spacecraft sees, how it maneuvers and what it is currently scanning.

It is only a simulation since it is not possible to livestream from a spacecraft that far away. (ANI)


InFocus rolls out M810 smartphone on July 15 on Amazon

InFocus rolls out M810 smartphone on July 15 on Amazon

Washington, July 13 : American company InFocus has announced that it is launching a new handset called the InFocus M810 on Amazon India.

According to thein.techradar.com, InFocus M810 is a mid range handset and will be available from July 15.

The device is made using 'hand-crafted matte metal' which adds to the overall aesthetic appeal.


What happens when small galaxies collide with large galaxies?

What happens when small galaxies collide with large galaxies?

Washington DC, July 13 - A study of more than 20,000 merging galaxies claims that when two different sized galaxies collide, the larger galaxy stops the smaller one from making new stars.

The research also found that when two galaxies of the same size collide, both galaxies produce stars at a much faster rate.

Astrophysicist Luke Davies claims that the Milky Way's nearest major galactic neighbour, Andromeda, is hurtling on a collision course at about 400,000 kilometres per hour but they won't smash into each other for another four billion years.

Previously, astronomers thought that when two galaxies smash into each other, their gas clouds get churned up and seed the birth of new stars much faster than if they remained separate.


Seabird populations dropped by 70 percent since 1950s: Research

Seabird populations dropped by 70 percent since 1950s: Research

Washington, July 12 - The 70 percent drop in the seabird's population since 1950 is a stark indication that the marine ecosystems are not doing well, says the UBC research.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have compiled information on more than 500 seabird populations from around the world, representing 19 percent of the global seabird population.

During the research, they found that overall populations had declined by 69.6 percent, equivalent to a loss of about 230 million birds in 60 years.

Author Michelle Paleczny said that seabirds are particularly good indicators of the health of marine ecosystems and when they saw this magnitude of seabird decline; they saw that there is something wrong with marine ecosystems.


Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns as co-founder Steve Huffman takes over

Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns as co-founder Steve Huffman takes over

Washington DC, July 11 - Reddit's interim CEO Ellen Pao, who took over the site last year, has officially stepped down as co-founder Steve Huffman has taken over the role.

Reddit board member Sam Altman in a statement that, "Pao resigned from Reddit today by mutual agreement. I'm delighted to announce that Steve Huffman, founder and the original Reddit CEO, is returning as CEO," the Verge reported.

Huffman had co-founded the company with Alexis Ohanian, who left the company for a time before returning as executive chair.

Pao had become the target of criticism last week following the abrupt firing of an employee, which led to widespread blackouts across the platform, and a petition for her resignation has gained popularity since then.


Record-setting flare from black hole spotted by Fermi in distant galaxy

Record-setting flare from black hole spotted by Fermi in distant galaxy

Washington DC, July 11 - NASA's Fermi has spotted record flare from black hole in distant galaxy.

Five billion years ago, a great disturbance rocked a region near the monster black hole at the center of galaxy 3C 279. On June 14, the pulse of high-energy light produced by this event finally arrived at Earth, setting off detectors aboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other satellites. Astronomers around the world turned instruments toward the galaxy to observe this brief but record-setting flare in greater detail.

Sara Cutini, a Fermi Large Area Telescope scientist said that while one day 3C 279 was just one of many active galaxies, the next day it turned to be the brightest thing in the gamma-ray sky.


Would you pay $8,200 for these grapes?

Would you pay $8,200 for these grapes?

New York, 10 July : A single bunch of grapes have fetched around 8,200 dollars in Japan, becoming possibly the most expensive grape variety.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Ruby Roman grapes, which are valued for their sweetness, low acidity and perfectly round shape, were won at auction by Hotel Nikko Kanazawa chef Masayuki Hirai.

The bunch contained only 26 grapes, which meant each tiny orb was worth about 315 dollars.

The special breed of grapes was developed over 14 years, and had first appeared on the market in 2008. It is claimed that they break auction records every year.

Last year, a bunch of Ruby Romans sold for 5,200 dollars at an auction. (ANI)


Google updates Gmail's spam filter new Postmaster Tools for bulk senders

Google updates Gmail's spam filter new Postmaster Tools for bulk senders

Washington, July 10 : Google has released a new tool for Gmail called Postmaster Tools.

According to thenextweb.com, the tool allows qualified high-volume senders to analyze their mass emails to find out which messages are being sent to spam and to what sort reputation they have with recipients.

Google said this will allow them to check on any mistakes and learn more about best emailing practices

Also, Gmail's is overhauling the spam filter on the end-user side. It is now implementing machine learning to detect and block spam trying to pass off as wanted mail.

The company says that it has also improved its overall phishing protection.

The new filter will also be able to learn what kind of emails the users like to read based on their habits. (ANI)


Microsoft updates Xbox Music iOS, Android apps to play songs on OneDrive without subscription

Microsoft updates Xbox Music iOS, Android apps to play songs on OneDrive without

Washington, July 10 : Microsoft has released an update of Xbox Music to play songs stored on OneDrive for iOS and Android apps.

According to the Verge, the new update allows the users to use Xbox Music on iOS or Android without a subscription.

The users can now upload a collection of MP3s to OneDrive and stream them to the mobile apps without having to pay anything.

Although, the users will still need an Xbox Music Pass or Groove Music Pass to stream songs they do not own.

The users can also download the songs they have stored in OneDrive to make them available for offline use. (ANI)


Yahoo Mails allows to swiftly insert images, videos, GIFs mails

Yahoo Mails allows to swiftly insert images, videos, GIFs mails

Washington, July 10 : Yahoo has released a new feature for its Mail service that allows the users to swiftly insert images, videos and animated GIFs into their messages.

According to thenextweb.com, Yahoo's new Plus (+) button located at the bottom right corner of the compose window allows the users access to their photo albums, files, links or any other items they want to include in their email.

When the button I clicked a panel opens on the right side of the window displaying four different content types: photos, files, GIFs and Web links.


Climbing stairs boosts healthy lifestyle and lessens diseases

Climbing stairs boosts healthy lifestyle and lessens diseases

Washington DC, July 10 : Simple tasks such as taking stairs can make a big difference in the sedentary lifestyle that has increased the death rates due to health problems.

But the question arises that whether pedestrians can be convinced to make healthy choices when an escalator seems so much faster and more convenient than a staircase?

Giving a positive reply to the question, researchers reply that one has to make sure that the stairs are far away from the escalator, 100 per cent farther away, in fact.

The study examined the theory that separating stairways from escalators between pairs of origin and destination floors in a shopping center would increase the rate at which the stairways were used.


Micromax launches its Bolt D303 handset

Micromax launches its Bolt D303 handset

Washington, July 10 : Micromax has released a new handset called Micromax Bolt D303.

According to the in.techradar.com, this device allows the users to translate and transliterate text in 10 languages namely Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali and Marathi. For translating messages from English to the regional language the keyboard uses the Swipe technology.

Micromax Bolt D303 comes with a 4-inch WVGA (800x480 pixels) display, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. Also, there is a 3.2-megapixel auto focus rear camera and VGA front camera. The phone runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat.


Xolo launches Black smartphone for Rs 12,999 on Flipkart

Xolo launches Black smartphone for Rs 12,999 on Flipkart

Washington, July 10 : Xolo has launched its Black smartphone for the customers on the Flipkart from July 13.

According to the in.techradar.com, Black comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD 1080p display powered by Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU and 2GB RAM. It offers 16GB ROM which further expandable up to 32GB via microSD slot. The smartphone comes with 4G LTE support

In addition, Black is using Hive Atlas. Black has dual-cameras at the back with one of them being a 13MP and other is 2MP quality and then there is the customary 5MP front snapper for selfies.

Also, Black comes with a 3200mAh battery.

Black smartphone will be available for Rs 12,999. (ANI)


Microsoft launches Office 2016 for Mac for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft launches Office 2016 for Mac for Office 365 subscribers

Washington, July 10 - Microsoft has officially launched its Office 2016 for Mac.

Office 2016 is already available across Windows, Android and iOS devices. The introduction of a new version for OS X brings a many new features.

According to the Techcrunch. com, the company said that the updated software is first being made available to Office 365 subscribers that are those who have either an Office 365 Home, Personal, Business, Business Premium, E3 or ProPlus subscription.

Microsoft said that depending on their needs the users can buy Office 365 subscription. Office 365 Personal will sell at USD 6.99 for home users and Office 365 Home will sell at USD 9.99 per month. Also, plans are available for students to give Office 2016 for Mac for free or for a significant discount.


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