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US to witness total lunar eclipse on April 15 before dawn
4/12/2014 12:44:00 AM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A total lunar eclipse will grace the skies across the United States several hours before dawn on Tuesday, April 15, it has revealed.

According to the editors of StarDate magazine, the eclipse will begin at 12:58 a.m. Central Daylight Time, when the Moon begins to move into Earth's shadow.

As Earth's long shadow falls across the Moon, the part in the shadow will turn dark. It will look as though a chunk were missing from the Moon, which will grow

Sony warns new Viao-hybrid users of battery overheating and fire risk
4/12/2014 12:44:00 AM

Washington, Apr. 12 (ANI): Sony has reportedly warned the new Viao convertible laptop users in the Us to stop using the hybrid as they revealed this week that the laptop is at risk of overheating and catching fire due to a faulty battery.

The Japan-based electronics company is currently identifying affected Sony Vaio Fit 11A's, which approximately 500 people in the US are currently using, by serial numbers and developing a program to repair or replace the affected PCs at no charge.

According

Apple confirms devices, website 'safe' from Heartbleed bug
4/12/2014 12:44:00 AM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Apple has confirmed that their mobiles, desktop, and Web services are safe from the infamous Heartbleed bug, which has been attacking the internet.

Heartbleed is a software bug, which allows the attacker to access the host computer, and retrieve private information like user-names and passwords, Cnet reports.

A spokesperson of Apple insisted that the company takes security very seriously, adding that iOS and OS X never included the vulnerable software.

Heartbleed

Microsoft to end Outlook.com free sign-ups for domain administrators
4/12/2014 12:44:00 AM

Washington, Apr. 12 (ANI): Microsoft will reportedly end Outlook.com sign-ups for its custom domain service after nearly 10-years of offering the yet little-known service for free.

Custom domain support allowed a user to use Outlook.com to manage a personal, non-Microsoft email domain, though the 'management' was limited to adding and removing up to 50 individual email accounts using the specialized domain.

However, according to PC World, while the existing custom domain users

Apple again brands Samsung 'copycat' in billion-dollar damages case
4/12/2014 12:13:00 AM

Washington, Apr. 12 (ANI): Apple has reportedly accused Samsung as 'copycat' once again claiming billions of dollars in damages.

Last week, Samsung had offered a brief preview of its plans, including an effort to downplay Apple's copycat claims by focusing on features it offered that Apple hadn't, like larger-screened phones with removable batteries, LTE, styluses, NFC sensors, and certain software features like multi-window applications

According to the Verge, Apple

Wearable device shipments to grow over five-fold by 2018, study says
4/11/2014 2:35:00 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): The wearable device shipment will reportedly grow to 111.9 million in 2018 from an estimated 19 million units in 2014, IDC research has revealed.

According to Cnet, between now and 2018, wearable shipments will generate a 78.4 percent compound annual growth rate, eventually hitting 111.9 million worldwide shipments in 2018 alone.

Wearable technology has already started to make its presence felt in the gadget market with leading brands offering different

New research contradicts conventional theories on Titanic disaster
4/11/2014 2:09:00 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new research has raised doubts on previous findings which suggested that the Titanic sank as it set off on its maiden voyage in a year which had an exceptional number of icebergs caused by lunar or solar effects.

Academics at the University of Sheffield have shown the ship wasn't as unlucky as previously thought, by using data on iceberg locations dating back to 1913 which shows that 1912 was a significant ice year but not extreme.

Professor Grant

Facebook faces class action lawsuit in Canada for 'harvesting' private messages
4/11/2014 2:09:00 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Facebook faces class-action lawsuit in Canada for allegedly intercepting private message of its users.

Facebook did not disclose that their private messages would be intercepted and scanned but URLs (uniform resource locators) in the private messages were harvested, PC World.

The company is already facing similar lawsuits in the U.S.

The class-action lawsuit in Ontario includes all Canadian resident Facebook users who sent or received private messages

Google boosts android app security with continuous scan system
4/11/2014 2:09:00 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Google is changing the security systems, empowering the Android app security with Post-Install scans.

Until now, Google has been scanning the apps and the phone when the app was installed.

According to TechCrunch, Google will continuously check for any peculiar change in the device or app in future.

The new continuous checks will be using the same technology for scanning that Google uses today. (ANI)

Google Glass to sell to anyone in US for 'one day only' in April
4/11/2014 2:09:00 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Google will sell its wearable computer Goggle Glass, for only one day, to anyone in the US who wants to buy the gadget before its official launch.

Google has confirmed on Google+ that it will allow a limited number of US residents to purchase Google Glass without an invite starting at 6 a.m. PT on April 15 for 24 hours, Cnet reported.

The announcement came after The Verge obtained internal Google documents.

Earlier, people were required to obtain an

Mystery behind runny noses finally revealed
4/11/2014 1:10:00 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have found out what causes one of the most common of ailments - the runny nose.

According to the scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, your respiratory tract is under constant attack and the nose is the first line of defense.

Often, especially as the weather warms, the assault comes from allergens, which cause the body to fight off a perceived threat.

But millions of people get a runny nose and have difficulty

24-year-old Hubble now able to measure 10 times furtherer into space
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Astronomers have come with a new use of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, even though it is 24 years old.

The innovative technique improves Hubble's observing accuracy to the point where rock-solid distance measurements can be made to Milky Way stars 10 times farther away than ever accomplished before.

To do this, Hubble observations and subsequent analysis were fine-tuned to make angular measurements (needed for estimating distances) that are so fine

Achilles' heel of influenza discovered
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have claimed to have discovered that influenza has an Achilles' heel.

The study reveals that a drug that inhibits a molecule called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) increases survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus.

Senior study author Maziar Divangahi of McGill University, said drugs that specifically target PGE2 pathways have already been developed and tested in animals, so their results have excellent potential

Beautiful streamlined islands on Mars were formed by fast-flowing water
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.

Images captured on 7 December 2013 by ESA's Mars Express show the central portion of Osuga Valles, which has a total length of 164 km. It is some 170 km south of Eos Chaos, which lies in the far eastern section of Valles Marineris.

Osuga

24-year-old Hubble now able to measure 10 times furtherer into space
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Astronomers have come with a new use of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, even though it is 24 years old.

The innovative technique improves Hubble's observing accuracy to the point where rock-solid distance measurements can be made to Milky Way stars 10 times farther away than ever accomplished before.

To do this, Hubble observations and subsequent analysis were fine-tuned to make angular measurements (needed for estimating distances) that are so fine

Achilles' heel of influenza discovered
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have claimed to have discovered that influenza has an Achilles' heel.

The study reveals that a drug that inhibits a molecule called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) increases survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus.

Senior study author Maziar Divangahi of McGill University, said drugs that specifically target PGE2 pathways have already been developed and tested in animals, so their results have excellent potential

Beautiful streamlined islands on Mars were formed by fast-flowing water
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.

Images captured on 7 December 2013 by ESA's Mars Express show the central portion of Osuga Valles, which has a total length of 164 km. It is some 170 km south of Eos Chaos, which lies in the far eastern section of Valles Marineris.

Osuga

NASA set to construct probe due to visit asteroid in 2018
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): NASA's team which will be conducting the first US mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.

This determination was made Wednesday after a successful Mission Critical Design Review (CDR) for NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

The CDR was held at Lockheed

Supernova that swept materials equivalent to about 45 times sun's mass found
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have identified a supernova remnant - known as G352.7-0.1 (or, G352 for short) - that has swept material, equivalent to about 45 times the mass of the Sun.

Another atypical trait of G352 is that it has a very different shape in radio data compared to that in X-rays. Most of the radio emission is shaped like an ellipse, contrasting with the X-ray emission that fills in the center of the radio ellipse.

This is seen in a new composite image of

LastPass adds security check scan to scour sites for 'Heartbleed' bug
4/11/2014 11:08:00 AM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Password manager LastPass has reportedly added a bug vulnerability scan to its site security check in order to detect the most dangerous bug Heartbleed plaguing the Web world.

LastPass's Security Check warns Web users when they need to change their passwords and keeps them updated on which sites have updated their certificates.

According to Cnet, the feature update saves you the trouble of going to a Heartbleed site checker like the ones offered by LastPass

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