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Twitter testing new design for Android app

Twitter testing new design for Android app

New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter is testing a new design for an Android app version to make it more user-friendly and easy to navigate, a media report said.

Several people using Twitter's alpha and beta apps have begun seeing a design that places Twitter's four core areas -- main feed, Moments, notifications, and direct messages -- as large tabs across the top of the screen, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The new design is letting the users toggle between them either by tapping on the tab or by swiping side to side, making it much easier to navigate and explore than the main version of Twitter's app.

Currently, these four tabs are tiny buttons at the top of the screen and users have to exit one screen in order to open the next tab.


18-year-old US woman charged with live streaming minor's rape on social media

18-year-old US woman charged with live streaming minor's rape on social media

New York: An 18-year-old woman from Ohio in the US has been charged with using a social media app to livestream a minor's alleged rape by a male friend, media reports said on Thursday.

Marina Alexeevna Lonina and her 17-year-old friend had been drinking with Raymond Boyd Gates, 29, on February 27 when Gates allegedly raped the victim, www. ktla. com reported.

Lonina started live-streaming the sexual assault over the live video streaming app Periscope.

She also allegedly took nude photographs of the victim the night before the sexual assault, according to Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien.

Police were notified after a friend of Lonina saw the livestream on Periscope.


UN observes birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for first time

UN observes birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for first time

New York, Apr 14. : The United Nations for the first time observed the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar, also dubbed ' Ambedkar Jayanti', at the UN headquarters in New York.

Ambedkar popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world.

The commemoration ceremony took place at the UN headquarters a day before his birth anniversary and was being organised by the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation for Human Horizon along with Permanent Mission of India, last night.


Facebook unveils new research lab, hires ex-Google executive

Facebook unveils new research lab, hires ex-Google executive

New York, April 14 : In a fresh bid to connect the world better, Facebook has announced a new research lab to build hardware products based on its software and has hired a former top Google executive to achieve its goal.

The team at the new group called "Building 8" will be led by Regina Dugan who worked at the "Advanced Technology and Projects" group at Google and was director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

"I am excited to have Regina apply DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of science and products to our mission," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Thursday.


UN to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti today

UN to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti today

New York, Apr. 13 : United Nations will celebrate Dr B. R. Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary also dubbed 'Ambedkar Jayanti', at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

Ambedkar popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world.

The commemoration ceremony will take place at the UN headquarters and is being organised by the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation for Human Horizon along with Permanent Mission of India.

On this day, the international organisation aims to focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and vouch his vision to create a nation on the firm grounds of democracy and social justice and equality for all.


Donlad Trump, Hillary Clinton declared Missouri primary winners, a month on

Donlad Trump, Hillary Clinton declared Missouri primary winners, a month on

New York; Presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were today declared the official winners of the Missouri primaries -- nearly a month after they were held.

The March 15 votes in both parties were extremely close: Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders were neck-and-neck, as were Trump and Senator Ted Cruz.

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander finally certified the result, tweeting: "@HillaryClinton and @realDonaldTrump have officially won Missouri."

Clinton earned 49.6 percent of the vote, to 49.36 percent for Sanders -- a margin of 1,574 votes, according to the results posted on the secretary of state's website. Each takes 34 delegates.


HTC 10 smartphone to be launched today

HTC 10 smartphone to be launched today

New York, Apr. 12 : Taiwanese multinational manufacturer of smartphones and tablets HTC will launch its much-awaited flagship smartphone on Tuesday.

The smartphone would be launched in simultaneous events in New York, London, and Taipei.

Based on leaked images of the smartphone, it is expected to come in Silver, Gun Metal Black, and Gold colour variants.

The teasers released by the company has so far touted of having world class, front and back cameras in the smartphone.

The smartphone with16GB inbuilt storage would cost around Rs. 38,800 and one with 32GB of inbuilt storage would cost Rs. 51,100.


Managing work and family life not easy: Indra Nooyi

Managing work and family life not easy: Indra Nooyi

New York: PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has acknowledged that managing her family life and work was "not easy" and while she does not regret pursuing her career, she is filled with "heartaches" for not? spending as much time with her daughters when they were growing up.

In a candid discussion, Nooyi, among the only 4 percent women who are currently CEOs of S&P 500 companies, said she would tell her younger self to be "careful" of the choices she would make since missing out on her children growing up will eventually "hurt".

"Not easy," Nooyi said at the Women In the World Summit here when asked how it was for her balancing her personal life while moving up in her career.


Managing work and family life not easy: Indra Nooyi

Managing work and family life not easy: Indra Nooyi

New York: PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has acknowledged that managing her family life and work was "not easy" and while she does not regret pursuing her career, she is filled with "heartaches" for not? spending as much time with her daughters when they were growing up.

In a candid discussion, Nooyi, among the only 4 percent women who are currently CEOs of S&P 500 companies, said she would tell her younger self to be "careful" of the choices she would make since missing out on her children growing up will eventually "hurt".

"Not easy," Nooyi said at the Women In the World Summit here when asked how it was for her balancing her personal life while moving up in her career.


US has 'whole global agenda' with India: Carter

US has 'whole global agenda' with India: Carter

New York: The United States has a "whole global agenda" with India covering all issues while the relationship with Pakistan has to do with issues of terrorism and Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on the eve of his three-day India visit.

Carter also reiterated that from the perspective of the US there is no India-Pak hyphenation.


India-US defence relationship 'strategic handshake': Ashton Carter

India-US defence relationship 'strategic handshake': Ashton Carter

New York: The defence relationship between India and the US has emerged as that of a "strategic handshake", Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said today on the eve of his second visit to India.

"Over the course of my years at the Defence Department, I have seen a remarkable convergence of US and Indian interests ? what I call a strategic handshake," Carter said in his major policy speech on Asia Pacific on the eve of his nearly two-week overseas trip that will take him to India, the Philippines and the Middle East.

Travelling to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar, Carter would be visiting the Defence Minister's home state of Goa, and New Delhi where he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Google confirms removing Taliban app from Play Store

Google confirms removing Taliban app from Play Store

New York: Search engine giant Google has confirmed that the company has removed an app created by the Taliban from its Play Store that the group had published last week.

A spokesperson for Google confirmed the app has been removed but declined to comment further on the app in question, Mashable tech website reported.

"While we do not comment on specific apps, we can confirm that our policies are designed to provide a great experience for users and developers. That is why we remove apps from Google Play that violate those policies," the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Google's developer policy for the Play Store prohibits apps that promote hate speech, violence and illegal activities.


Google plays prank with 'drop the mic' feature

Google plays prank with 'drop the mic' feature

New York, April 1 : Internet giant Google rolled out "send + drop the mic" feature for its users that will let them have the last word in a tense and unwanted conversation.

However, according to Next Web, this feature is nothing but a prank from Google on April fool's day.

"Today, Gmail is making it easier to have the last word on any email with Mic Drop. Simply reply to any email using the new 'Send + Mic Drop' button. Everyone will get your message, but that's the last you'll ever hear about it. Yes, even if folks try to respond, you won't see it," Google's official blog read on Friday.

When you drop the mic, your email will also include an explanatory image -- just to help set expectations.


Brazilian billionaire Safra charged with bribery

Brazilian billionaire Safra charged with bribery

New York, Apr. 1 : Joseph Safra, the billionaire owner of the Gherkin, has been accused of allegedly trying to bribe Brazilian officials for cutting the Corporation Tax Bill.

Safra, the world's richest banker with an estimated $18.3billion fortune, was according to Forbes magazine yesterday accused of corruption in relation to a conspiracy to pay $4.2million in bribes to tax officials, said the Brazilian prosecutors.

The Brazilian authorities said Safra wasn't directly involved with the alleged corruption scheme.


Seven cops killed in Turkey bomb explosion

Seven cops killed in Turkey bomb explosion

New York, Apr. 1 : At least seven police officers were killed and 27 others injured in a car bombing close to a bus terminal in southeastern Turkey.

The blast took place as police vehicle was passing through Baglar district of Diyarbakir province, about 170 kilometers from the Syrian border, CNN quoted Turkey's semiofficial Anadolu news agency as saying.

According to reports, the bomb was planted in a parked car, apparently timed to go off as a special operation police vehicle passed.

The explosion, which took place yesterday, damaged numerous cars, the bus terminal and other buildings near the blast site.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is in Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, condemned the attack and said this shows the ugly face of terrorism.


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