Snapchat working on ‘smart’ glasses like Google Glass?

New York, March 14 : After changing the orthodox ways of chatting, video messaging application Snapchat is now reportedly working to give tough competition to Google with its own augmented reality (AR) “smart” glasses. According to a Tech Crunch report, Snapchat has hired developers from major augmented reality groups like Microsoft’s HoloLens, PTC’s (formerly Qualcomm’s) […]

12 militants killed in Afghan blast

Kabul, March 14 : At least 12 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and 21 others injured in an explosion in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, a military statement said on Monday. “On Sunday, IS militants were building an improvised explosive device (IED) but the device exploded prematurely,” Xinhua news agency reported citing the statement. The IS […]

Brunei, US plan defence partnership

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), March 14 : Brunei and the US are eyeing a state partnership programme (SPP) that would link their militaries and boost security cooperation, the media reported on Monday. Mark Dillon, vice commander of the US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), said that Brunei expressed interest in joining the programme, as both sides […]

Disposable biochip for simpler, affordable HIV diagnosis

New York, March 14 : Researchers have developed a highly sensitive disposable biosensor that can detect sub-populations’ white blood cells that are key to diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. The new biosensor could not only make HIV diagnosis possible in places that lack testing facilities but also bring down the cost of the diagnosis, according to the […]

National Geographic to make film on Nicaraguan lake

Managua, March 14 : A team of scientific explorers from the National Geographic Society is planning to film a documentary on a lava lake in Nicaragua’s Masaya volcano, which has shown an increase in volcanic activity since last December. National Geographic asked permission from the Nicaraguan government to make a documentary film about the Masaya […]

IIFA 2016 in Spain; Anil, Hrithik, Sonakshi spread Bollywood fever

New Delhi, March 14 : Bollywood extravaganza, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations, will return to Europe for the fourth time, with the scenic Madrid in Spain as the chosen destination this year. Actors Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha are already in Madrid to spread the ‘filmy’ fever. An official announcement will […]