Only online applications for Haryana TCP department: Official

Chandigarh, June 24 : The Haryana Town and Country Planning (TCP) department has asked all clients, developers and applicants to apply only through online mode for any work concerning the department, a senior officer said on Saturday. TCP Department Principal Secretary Arun Kumar Gupta said that the department will stop accepting hard copies of applications […]

‘Most expensive’ Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch expected in September

New York, June 24 : In an apparent move to take on its biggest rival Apple, South Korean tech giant Samsung could launch its most expensive Galaxy phone to date — Note 8 — device in September, not in August as earlier predicted, the media reported. The launch will align the Note 8 with the […]

Samsung speeds up VR business in US

Seoul, June 24 : In a bid to boost its virtual reality (VR) business in the US, Samsung Electronics Co has recruited experts and joined up with new partners, a media report has said. Citing industry sources, Yonhap news agency said on Friday that Silicon Valley-based Samsung Research America has recently hired five experts of […]

Techies ask Karnataka IT minister to prevent layoffs

Bengaluru, June 24 : Members of the Information Technology Employees’ Union (ITEU) on Saturday sought the intervention of Karnataka’s IT Minister Priyank Kharge to prevent illegal layoffs by software firms in the state. “We urge Kharge to intervene and prevent arbitrary and illegal retrenchment of thousands of employees by software companies in the state,” ITEU […]

Researchers develop system to detect sarcasm on social media

New York, June 24 : To help people with autism, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humour, researchers have developed a system for interpreting sarcastic statements posted on social media. “There are a lot of systems designed to identify sarcasm, but this is the first that is able to interpret sarcasm in written […]

Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study

New York, June 24 : Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach – even if it is switched off – can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research. “We see a linear […]