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Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look 15th anniv. celebrations: Orca Deco hints of establishing factory in Ghana A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit OnePlus 6T Global Launch Event to be Held in India? Nokia 7 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update Delayed Due to ‘Platform Specific Certification Bugs’

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved mobile fertility app Natural Cycles as a method of contraception. While Natural Cycles was certified in Europe last year, this

Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson suspended discussions with Saudia Arabia about a proposed $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies following allegations that journalist Jamal

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Technology is the second-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the last week, with names such as Applied Materials, Nvidia, Adobeand PayPal among the group’s biggest losers in that time.

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and

15th anniv. celebrations: Orca Deco hints of establishing factory in Ghana

Furniture giant Orca Deco is hinting of plans to establish a furniture factory in Ghana after 15 years of operations in the country. According to

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

Surprised. That’s how I felt coming out of Oculus Connect 4 last year, where for the first time we got a glimpse of “what’s next”

OnePlus 6T Global Launch Event to be Held in India?

OnePlus 6T India launch could be same day as the global launch HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 6T will allegedly be launched in India on October 17 This

Nokia 7 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update Delayed Due to ‘Platform Specific Certification Bugs’

Earlier this month, the Nokia 7 Plus had received the Android P Developer Preview Beta 4.1 HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 7 Plus has been constantly receiving Android

Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

A blue diamond ring that child star-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple wore for decades is going up for auction. Sotheby’s says the 9.54 carat ring is among the more than 300 lots in the “Magnificent Jewels” auction scheduled for April 19 in [...]

March 19, 2016 Business
Oil Slips From 2016 High as Investors Book Profits

Oil Slips From 2016 High as Investors Book Profits

Oil fell slightly on Friday as investors booked profits at the end of a fourth consecutive week of gains, but prices remained close to 2016 highs on expectations of a production freeze by major exporters. U.S. crude was down 10 [...]

March 19, 2016 Uncategorized
Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Labour peer Joan Bakewell says she is “deeply sorry” for causing “distress” by suggesting the rise of eating disorders among teenagers was a sign of “narcissism” in society. She told The Sunday Times “no one has anorexia in societies where [...]

March 16, 2016 Health
Tumours shrunk ‘dramatically’ in 11 days

Tumours shrunk ‘dramatically’ in 11 days

They said the “surprise” findings, reported at the European Breast Cancer Conference, could mean some women no longer need chemotherapy. The drugs, tested on 257 women, target a specific weakness found in one-in-ten breast cancers. Experts said the findings were [...]

March 16, 2016 Uncategorized
‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

Volunteers who used this approach were 25% more likely to remain abstinent half a year from the date that they give up than smokers who tried to gradually wean themselves off instead. The NHS says that picking a convenient date [...]

March 16, 2016 Health
Argentina lawmakers back debt settlement deal

Argentina lawmakers back debt settlement deal

After 20 hours of debate, a majority of 165 to 86 lawmakers voted in favour of repealing two bills which stood in the way of the agreement with creditors. It is a victory for President Mauricio Macri who struck the [...]

March 16, 2016 Business
London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse agree merger

London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse agree merger

The tie-up will create one of the largest exchange companies in the world with a combined value of about £21bn. Under the terms of the deal, LSE shareholders will own 45.6% of the new holding company, while Deutsche Boerse shareholders [...]

March 16, 2016 Business
US Federal Reserve holds interest rates

US Federal Reserve holds interest rates

The central bank said the labour market was strengthening, but it was still looking for inflation to reach its 2%. target. The Fed indicated it expected the US economy to continue to “expand at a moderate pace” Interest rates remain [...]

March 16, 2016 Business
Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

It used data on bird strikes to get a sense of what would happen if a small drone collided with a plane. Only 3% of collisions between aircraft and birds similar in weight to domestic drones result in damage, found [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology
Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Earlier in March, The Times suggested trials would take place on a “quiet stretch” of the M6 motorway in Cumbria in 2016. The government has now confirmed “lorry platooning” trials, in which vehicles form a convoy headed by a driver [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology
‘Amazon Tatkal to help people sell products online’

‘Amazon Tatkal to help people sell products online’

COIMBATORE: E-commerce major Amazon’s studio-on-wheels service, Tatkal, would enable hundreds of sellers sell products online and experience the benefits of launching an online business, a top official of the company has said. Stationed in the city for two days, Amazon [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology
Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

WASHINGTON: Self-driving cars are “absolutely not” ready for widespread deployment despite a rush to put them on the road, a US robotics expert warned on Tuesday. The cars aren’t yet able to handle bad weather, including standing water, drizzling rain, [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology