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Inspector general of the Department of State issued a scathing report on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private mail server

US: On Wednesday, the inspector general of the Department of State issued a scathing report on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private mail server during her tenure there, further securing the episode's legacy as perhaps the most historic case of "shadow IT" ever. Paying a State Department employee on the side to set up and administer her personal mail server, Clinton claims she just wa ...

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Telecom network equipment maker Nokia is likely to cut 10,000 to 15,000 jobs

Newyork:Telecom network equipment maker Nokia is likely to cut 10,000 to 15,000 jobs globally as part of a cost-cutting programme following its acquisition of Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent, a Finnish union representative said. Nokia kicked off the programme in April with a target to slash 900 million euros ($1 billion) of operating costs by 2018, but it has yet to give a figure for how many jobs will ...

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Microsoft’s commitment to smartphones

U.S: Microsoft today continued to undo its disastrous 2014 acquisition of Nokia's phone business, announcing that it is exiting the feature phone market, which it had once trumpeted as a critical component of its mobile strategy. The sale of its feature phone business for $350 million prompted analysts to again question Microsoft's commitment to smartphones. "There won't be any more Lumia [smartphones]," sa ...

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Newly developed Insect-Inspired Robot Can ‘Rest’ Midflight

US: As engineers and scientists collaborate to design ever more sophisticated aerial robots, nature has been a constant source of inspiration, with flying insects, birds and mammals providing valuable insights on how to get airborne. Recently, a robotics team at Harvard University developed a method that would allow their insect-size flying robot — dubbed "RoboBee" — to conserve energy midflight, much as be ...

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Successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using ultrasound sent through hand

England: This solves one of the biggest challenges for technology companies who see the human body, particularly the hand, as the ideal display extension for the next generation of smartwatches and other smart devices. Current ideas rely on vibrations or pins, which both need contact with the palm to work, interrupting the display. However, this new innovation, called SkinHaptics, sends sensations to the pa ...

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Five-fingered robot hand developed by University of Washington

US: University of Washington team of computer science and engineering researchers has built a robot hand that can not only perform dexterous manipulation but also learn from its own experience without needing humans to direct it. Their latest results are detailed in a paper to be presented May 17 at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. "Hand manipulation is one of the hardest proble ...

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NASA is aiming to send astronauts to Mars

WASHINGTON:  NASA is aiming to send astronauts to Mars sometime in the 2030s, but a new technology could help scientists explore the surface of the Red Planet — from its sprawling craters to its enormous volcanoes — from right here on Earth. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, partnered with Microsoft to develop software that uses the tech giant's HoloLens headsets ...

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Electricity from urine: An innovative miniature fuel cell that can generate it.

U.K: Bath University Researchers have developed an innovative miniature fuel cell that can generate electricity from urine, creating an affordable, renewable and carbon-neutral way of generating power. In the near future this device could provide a means of generating much needed electricity to remote areas at very little cost, each device costs just £1-£2. With growing global pressures to reduce reliance o ...

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Indian Social Entrepreneur Shaffi Mather’s new venture, MUrgency wins the Startup of the Year award at Startup Grind!

MUrgency has been chosen as the Startup of the Year 2016 at the prestigious Startup Grind 2016 Conference in Redwood City in Silicon Valley, USA. MUrgency was selected from amongst 1,100 startups that applied from 200 cities around the world. As winner, Startup Grind will work with MUrgency to plug into the Startup Grind network across the world. Brain child of Indian social entrepreneur, Shaffi Mather, MUr ...

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India’s MUrgency is one of the five best startup at the Web Summit

Dublin: India’s MUrgency – the app to improve emergency care in the developing world was one of the five best startups at the recently concluded Web Summit in Dublin. This year the annual technology conference was centered on internet technology and had attendees from the Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting tech companies. MUrgency at the summit proved that accessing emergency services via an ...

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