Google reportedly has its own smartphones and smartwatches in the pipeline, optimised for use with the web-search giant’s mobile operating systems. After a first PC (Chromebook Pixel) and a tablet (Pixel C), Google reportedly has its own smartphones and smartwatches in the pipeline, optimised for use with the web-search giant’s mobile operating systems. The Telegraph reports that Google could be gearing up to release its own smartphone by the end of 2016. Until now, Google has relied on its Nexus devices — manufactured in collaboration with various tech firms — as a means of releasing products that get the best out of the latest version of Android. Now, the firm apparently

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Google reportedly has its own smartphones and smartwatches in the pipeline, optimised for use with the web-search giant’s mobile operating systems. After a first PC (Chromebook Pixel) and a tablet (Pixel C), Google reportedly has its own smartphones and smartwatches in the pipeline, optimised for use with the web-search giant’s mobile operating systems. The Telegraph reports that Google could be gearing up to release its own smartphone by the end of 2016. Until now, Google has relied on its Nexus devices — manufactured in collaboration with various tech firms — as a means of releasing products that get the best out of the latest version of Android. Now, the firm apparently

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The Her dating app is no longer exclusive to the iPhone. The app that helps women find other women to date is no longer an iPhone exclusive. Launched in 2013, the app has grown quickly in popularity serving some 55 countries around the world. Its success is in part because it is more than simply about swiping left or right. Instead, users can chat, share content, and create multimedia profiles. Little wonder its founders bill it as “the biggest community for queer women worldwide.” However, until now, that community was shunning almost 80% of smartphone owners around the world as it was only available on iOS. Not anymore. From Friday, the

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The Her dating app is no longer exclusive to the iPhone. The app that helps women find other women to date is no longer an iPhone exclusive. Launched in 2013, the app has grown quickly in popularity serving some 55 countries around the world. Its success is in part because it is more than simply about swiping left or right. Instead, users can chat, share content, and create multimedia profiles. Little wonder its founders bill it as “the biggest community for queer women worldwide.” However, until now, that community was shunning almost 80% of smartphone owners around the world as it was only available on iOS. Not anymore. From Friday, the

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Irregular pay, discrimination and poor amenities haunt a profession that helps keep alive a film and TV business worth an estimated Rs1,96,400 crore. Roshni Nair reports on spot boys, the unsung heroes of Mumbai’s entertainment industry Vibhash Singh was in a Film City recording studio when Uday Singh Dharyal collapsed, not too far away, on the sets of Sultan. Five months later Dharyal’s widow Chandrakala still scrambles for compensation, and Singh still seethes. Dharyal, who devoted 30 of his 53 years as a spot boy for Yash Raj Films, “did nasha” to cope with depression, Singh claims, adding that alcohol and drug addiction is common in his line of work. “For

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Irregular pay, discrimination and poor amenities haunt a profession that helps keep alive a film and TV business worth an estimated Rs1,96,400 crore. Roshni Nair reports on spot boys, the unsung heroes of Mumbai’s entertainment industry Vibhash Singh was in a Film City recording studio when Uday Singh Dharyal collapsed, not too far away, on the sets of Sultan. Five months later Dharyal’s widow Chandrakala still scrambles for compensation, and Singh still seethes. Dharyal, who devoted 30 of his 53 years as a spot boy for Yash Raj Films, “did nasha” to cope with depression, Singh claims, adding that alcohol and drug addiction is common in his line of work. “For

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At the launch event on July 7, Ringing Bells CEO Mohit Goel promised to deliver the first lot of 5,000 ‘Freedom 251’ devices from July 8. Ringing Bells, the Noida-based company that courted controversy after announcing a phone at an astonishingly low price of Rs 251 five months back, today claimed it has begun delivery of the world’s cheapest smartphone in five states including Haryana, West Bengal and Bihar. “Of the 5,000 units of Freedom 251 phones that we committed to deliver in the first phase, we have started the delivery of 2,240 phones today through distributors and couriers,” Ringing Bells Director Mohit Goel told PTI. This includes 390 phones in

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At the launch event on July 7, Ringing Bells CEO Mohit Goel promised to deliver the first lot of 5,000 ‘Freedom 251’ devices from July 8. Ringing Bells, the Noida-based company that courted controversy after announcing a phone at an astonishingly low price of Rs 251 five months back, today claimed it has begun delivery of the world’s cheapest smartphone in five states including Haryana, West Bengal and Bihar. “Of the 5,000 units of Freedom 251 phones that we committed to deliver in the first phase, we have started the delivery of 2,240 phones today through distributors and couriers,” Ringing Bells Director Mohit Goel told PTI. This includes 390 phones in

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Chewing of tobacco or smoking begins at an early age inGujarat.Sample Registration System-Baseline Survey 2014 reveals that around 22.2% population in the age group of 15-29 is addicted to smoking or chewing tobacco or pan as against 19% nationally. Apart from tobacco, around 9.8% of the population under 60 years is addicted to alcohol. The survey reveals that of the 22.2% population in the age group of 15-29 addicted to smoking and tobacco, around 2.6% are women. The survey says that around 25.8% of the population below 60 years is addicted to smoking. The number of people chewing pan with or without tobacco in it is 39.3%, while 40.8% of the

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Chewing of tobacco or smoking begins at an early age inGujarat.Sample Registration System-Baseline Survey 2014 reveals that around 22.2% population in the age group of 15-29 is addicted to smoking or chewing tobacco or pan as against 19% nationally. Apart from tobacco, around 9.8% of the population under 60 years is addicted to alcohol. The survey reveals that of the 22.2% population in the age group of 15-29 addicted to smoking and tobacco, around 2.6% are women. The survey says that around 25.8% of the population below 60 years is addicted to smoking. The number of people chewing pan with or without tobacco in it is 39.3%, while 40.8% of the

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Recently the Dangal actor received flak for his remark about looking like a waiter. Here’s a list of Hollywood stars who served tables before they were discovered A number of Bollywood biggies have been stirring up trouble for themselves with their careless remarks. The latest to join the bandwagon is Aamir Khan who at the poster launch for his upcoming film Dangal made a thoughtless statement. While trying to praise the other leading Khans — Salman and Shah Rukh, Aamir said, “When I see Salman walking into a room aisa lagta hai ki star aa raha hai, main entry marta hoon to lagta hai koi waiter aa gaya.” The actor later

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Recently the Dangal actor received flak for his remark about looking like a waiter. Here’s a list of Hollywood stars who served tables before they were discovered A number of Bollywood biggies have been stirring up trouble for themselves with their careless remarks. The latest to join the bandwagon is Aamir Khan who at the poster launch for his upcoming film Dangal made a thoughtless statement. While trying to praise the other leading Khans — Salman and Shah Rukh, Aamir said, “When I see Salman walking into a room aisa lagta hai ki star aa raha hai, main entry marta hoon to lagta hai koi waiter aa gaya.” The actor later

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In the last of the three-part series on nutritious eating, Dr Achyuthan Eswar helps you understand the role of junk, processed and real food and how to detoxify your kitchen Can you say that no one among your friends or family suffers from at least one of these: diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, depression, gout or cancer? No? But I’m sure you know at least 10 people facing one of these ailments. As our food, which once gave us nutrition and cured diseases, is increasingly making us sick, the world is waking up to the impact of instant Ramen noodles, canned soup, habits like eating with the TV on, etc. The good

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In the last of the three-part series on nutritious eating, Dr Achyuthan Eswar helps you understand the role of junk, processed and real food and how to detoxify your kitchen Can you say that no one among your friends or family suffers from at least one of these: diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, depression, gout or cancer? No? But I’m sure you know at least 10 people facing one of these ailments. As our food, which once gave us nutrition and cured diseases, is increasingly making us sick, the world is waking up to the impact of instant Ramen noodles, canned soup, habits like eating with the TV on, etc. The good

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An image of an Unidentified flying object (UFO) is going viral on social media platforms in Uttar Pradesh, forcing government authorities to investigate the matter. According to pradesh18.com, the image of the UFO was captured from a mobile phone in Kasganj district’s Manpur area and it is being circulated largely on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. However, there is no information on the person who reportedly clicked the image and his mobile phone is switched off. District Officer Vijendra Pandian said that he too has received the image and the authorities are identifying if it is from Manpur or some other area. The image has been sent to MeT department and experts

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An image of an Unidentified flying object (UFO) is going viral on social media platforms in Uttar Pradesh, forcing government authorities to investigate the matter. According to pradesh18.com, the image of the UFO was captured from a mobile phone in Kasganj district’s Manpur area and it is being circulated largely on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. However, there is no information on the person who reportedly clicked the image and his mobile phone is switched off. District Officer Vijendra Pandian said that he too has received the image and the authorities are identifying if it is from Manpur or some other area. The image has been sent to MeT department and experts

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Islamabad – Eating broccoli is the key to good eyesight and curbing loss of vision, a new study claims. The green vegetable contains a compound called indole-3-carbinol (I3C). During tests, researchers have found a highly potent concentration of the property could be used to treat age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. To reap the benefits, one would have to eat ‘an unreasonable amount of broccoli’, the team at Buck Institute concede – about 10 times the recommended helping. But the researchers hope their study could lead to the discovery of related molecules to develop targeted treatment for sight-loss. Eat your way to good eyes: A study claims broccoli

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Islamabad – Eating broccoli is the key to good eyesight and curbing loss of vision, a new study claims. The green vegetable contains a compound called indole-3-carbinol (I3C). During tests, researchers have found a highly potent concentration of the property could be used to treat age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. To reap the benefits, one would have to eat ‘an unreasonable amount of broccoli’, the team at Buck Institute concede – about 10 times the recommended helping. But the researchers hope their study could lead to the discovery of related molecules to develop targeted treatment for sight-loss. Eat your way to good eyes: A study claims broccoli

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The deadly Hepatitis C virus afflicts as many as 150 million people worldwide and possibly 12 million in India. Forward thinking strategy opened for these Indian companies the market across all of India for generic versions of these drugs, plus the market for 100 other countries. A latest breakthrough treatment for the deadly Hepatitis C virus could soon be available in India as 11 Indian firms have been given licenses by its American manufacturer following an approval from US authorities. The drug called Epclusa which is developed to treat all genotypes of the Hepatitis C virus by Gilead Sciences in its latest breakthrough treatment was last week approved by the US

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The deadly Hepatitis C virus afflicts as many as 150 million people worldwide and possibly 12 million in India. Forward thinking strategy opened for these Indian companies the market across all of India for generic versions of these drugs, plus the market for 100 other countries. A latest breakthrough treatment for the deadly Hepatitis C virus could soon be available in India as 11 Indian firms have been given licenses by its American manufacturer following an approval from US authorities. The drug called Epclusa which is developed to treat all genotypes of the Hepatitis C virus by Gilead Sciences in its latest breakthrough treatment was last week approved by the US

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