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India unveils Rs 1,500 tablet PC

New Delhi: India unveiled a Rs 1,500 (around $ 30) tablet PC designed specifically for students. “If more companies decide to manufacture a similar device, prices will come down automatically,” Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said after unveiling the ...

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Heaviest star ever discovered

London: A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighbouring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered, hundreds of times more massive than the sun, scientists said on Wednesday after working out its weight for the first ...

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Virus attacks Siemen’s systems

Boston: Trojan worm virus attacked the Siemens AG’s widely used industrial control systems. The virus creates malicious software that can be used for espionage and sabotage. Siemens told that the malware is a Trojan worm dubbed Stuxnet that spreads via ...

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Airtel to launch iPhone 4 in India by October

New Delhi: India’s leading mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, is looking to launch Apple’s iPhone 4 in September or October, Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia Sanjay Kapoor said on Monday. India’s curbs on import of telecoms equipment are ...

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Human sperm gene 600 million years old

Washington: In a finding which could have many practical uses for human health including male contraception, US scientists claim to have discovered that the human sperm gene is 600 million years old. A team at Northwestern University has found that ...

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Countdown begins for PSLV-C 15 launch

Chennai: The over 50-hour count down for the 17th flight launch of ISRO’S Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C 15 from Sriharikota spaceport began on Saturday. The countdown for the launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre scheduled at 9.22 am on ...

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China renews Google’s operating licence

Beijing: After months of confrontation with China over the censorship issue, American web search giant Google said that Beijing has renewed its licence to operate in the world’s largest internet market. It is still not clear what brought about the ...

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Govt threatens to ban BlackBerry, Skype

New Delhi: India has given Internet telephony pioneer Skype and the makers of BlackBerry handsets a deadline to fall into line with strict security-monitoring regulations or be blocked, a report said. India’s intelligence officials have long complained that they are ...

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