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iOS users more concerned about privacy than people using Android devices

iOS users more concerned about privacy than people using Android devicesWashington, Dec 14 According to a research by cloud storage iDrive, iPhone users are more concerned about their privacy and security as compared to people who use Android operating system.

iDrive conducted the study by taking a look at how many users elected to use private key encrypton for data protection on both Android and iOS mobile platforms.

The service used a total of 20,000 users from each platform to keep the comparison even, reported PCWorld.

According to the report, iOS users backed up 33 percent more photos, and nearly 20 percent more videos than Android users.


Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' claims creationism is making kids stupid

Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' claims creationism is making kids stupidWashington, Dec 14 : Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' has recently claimed that the teaching of creationism over evolution could create a generation of "less intelligent" youngsters who "can't think."

The 59-year-old worries that forcing children to believe the world was only 6,000 years old would prevent them from thinking critically, CNet reported.

Nye, calling it a uniquely America problem, said that humans are becoming better and better at making artificial beings, but they still aren't terribly sure how this world came about.


Sony Pictures not shutting down films' production post hacking of systems

Sony Pictures not shutting down films' production post hacking of systemsWashington, Dec 14 : Sony Pictures has recently declared that they haven't stopped production of all its films, despite the reports of a halt following the major hack of computer networks.

Insiders asserted that shooting hadn't been interrupted and dailies were being viewed by studio executives despite of the tumultuous distractions done by hackers as that was the priority for the organization, the Deadline reported.

Protecting these productions was made top priority the moment hackers breached the studio on November 24, sources further added.


50-yr old man made '1D-inspired' lamp

50-yr old man made '1D-inspired' lampWashington, Dec 14 : One Direction's follower Jerry Riekert has recently made a lamp inspired from the music band.

The 50-year-old got the spot light when he tweeted about the British Band's singing techniques and then after receiving the fame he promised to make a lamp for 1D but on one condition if the band members notice his lamps, People magazine reported.

After this Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne mentioned in an interview that they have noticed the lamps made by the "simple man of New York" and now look up for his promise.


Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 years

Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 yearsWashington, Dec 14 - Facebook has reportedly announced its decision to remove the Bing search engine from its platform as it ends a four-year-long online relationship with Microsoft's search engine.

A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the move was prompted by a shift in focus aimed at helping users find what has been shared with them on Facebook, reported the CNET.

Microsoft , which still owns a tiny but valuable stake in Facebook, also confirmed the move.

However, both companies stressed that they would continue to partner in other areas. (ANI)


CIA torture report reveals role of doctors, psychologists in harsh interrogations

CIA torture report reveals role of doctors, psychologists in harsh interrogationsWashington, Dec 14 - The CIA torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee released this week has revealed that medical doctors as well as psychologists were intimately involved in almost every interrogation session to a greater extent than was previously known.

Staff physicians from the CIA's Office of Medical Services served as observers and hardly intervened to stop the method of interrogation used by the officers, said the report.

According to the Washington Post, in most of the instances, medical personnel appear to be enablers.


White House says Sony Pictures apology 'appropriate' post 'Obama racist slur' revelation

Barack ObamaWashington, Dec 14 - The White House has termed the apology issued by Sony Pictures executives for sending "derogatory emails" about President Barack Obama as "appropriate" after they were leaked following a cyber attack on the Hollywood studio.

A string of Sony Pictures emails compromised during the recent cyber attack had revealed a slew of racially-charged messages exchanged between Producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal targeting Obama, reported Sky News.


Praying for your partner can leads to greater relationship commitment

Praying for your partner can leads to greater relationship commitmentWashington, Dec 14 - A new study has revealed that romantic partners who pray for their "significant others" experience greater relationship commitment.

According to the study, adolescents who attend religious services with one or both of their parents are more likely to feel greater well-being.


Parental behaviour behind tot's anger issues

Parental behaviour behind tot's anger issuesWashington, Dec 14 - A new study has revealed that that parental behaviour may influence the development of an association between physical aggression in toddlers and the frustration caused by language problems.

The study found that frequent hitting, kicking, and a tendency to bite or push others are examples of physical aggression observed in toddlers.


Google adds South Indian language Malayalam to translation tool

Google adds South Indian language Malayalam to translation toolWashington, Dec 13 : Google has added support for ten new languages, including Malayalam- a South Indian language- to its translation tool .

The addition of Malayalam, one of India's six classical languages, is an attempt by the search engine to reach out to a population of 38 million Keralites.

According to Tech Crunch, the move is significant because it ties into Google's efforts to get more Indian users onto its services.

Below is the list of the 10 new language additions:

Chichewa (from Malawi)

Malagasy (from Madagascar)

Sesotho (from Lesotho)

Malayalam (from India)

Myanmar (from Myanmar)


Zuckerberg considering adding "dislike" button on Facebook

Zuckerberg considering adding "dislike" button on FacebookWashington, Dec 13 : Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that he is considering adding a "dislike" button to Facebook posts, allowing users to express emotions in another way other than "like" or leaving a comment.

According to CNET, Zuckerberg said that the button would not be to express displeasure but maybe to respond when people post unhappy things, such as a death in the family or a personal struggle.

People say that they do not feel comfortable pressing the Like button when there are such posts and that Facebook is figuring out a way where people can express a broader array of emotions, said the company's CEO.


New 'inside-out' theory, the alternative view of how complex life came to be

New 'inside-out' theory, the alternative view of how complex life came to beWashington, Dec 13 - A new "inside-out" theory has suggested an alternate path which led to the evolution of complex life on Earth.

All complex life, including plants, animals and fungi, is made up of eukaryotic cells, cells with a nucleus and other complex internal machinery used to perform the functions an organism needs to stay alive and healthy and humans, for example, are composed of 220 different kinds of eukaryotic cells, which, working in groups, control everything from thinking and locomotion to reproduction and immune defense.


Harry Styles rubbishes rumor of having affair with Barack Obama

Harry Styles rubbishes rumor of having affair with Barack ObamaWashington, Dec 13 : Harry Styles has responded to the reports that he had an affair with Barack Obama after US tabloid National Examiner featured the story in one of their covers.

The One Direction member addressed the rumor at the BBC Music Awards, saying that he honestly had no idea what they were talking about, E! Online reported.

The hoax National Examiner cover features Obama with a line of text that reads, "[Obama] had sex with THIS MAN" with an arrow pointing to the One Direction member. (ANI)


Facebook, Candy Crush, Frozen top 2014 Google Play download list

GoogleWashington, Dec 13 - According to Google's tabulation of digital favorites, Frozen, Facebook and Candy Crush Saga were the most downloaded items of this year among the movies, social media and games category in the Play Store.

Among other categories, Pandora topped the list of music downloads while NFL Mobile ruled the sports selection, reported PCWorld.

The fastest growing app category was Health and Fitness which is a sign of increasing popularity of devices that are wearable.

The Walking Dead was the most downloaded TV show on Google's Play Store while "50 More Awesome Facts (About Everything)" was the most popular Newsstand article. (ANI)


Sony Pictures halt production post hack of computer network

Sony Pictures halt production post hack of computer networkWashington, Dec 13 - Sony Pictures has reportedly halted it production activities in the wake of the breach of its computer network by a group of hackers.

According to FOX News, The Times, quoting "a source," said agencies filming for Sony had cancelled shoots because the hacking had left it unable to process payments.

At least four films and thousands of documents were leaked after the attack on Sony last month.

The group called the " Guardians of Peace," earlier, sent threatening emails to Sony employees post the attack.


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