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India puts remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A into Orbi…

India puts remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A into Orbit

TRANS ASIA NEWSSRIHARIKOTA:- India on Wednesday morning successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2A in a text book style. "Today we had a successful launch of RESOURCESAT-2A to provide three tier imaging data. The satellites solar panels were deployed. The launch was perfect," A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman,...

07-12-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-I ballist…

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700km away, reported Times of India. The test was conducted as part of a training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army, defence officials quoted by ToI said.

22-11-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Facebook’s WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy c…

Facebook’s WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy concerns

TRANS ASIA NEWS One of the world’s most popular means of communication, Facebook’s WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move that comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for stepped-up government surveillance under a Trump administration.

15-11-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Demonetization aftermath: Indian PM loses 3 lakh Twitter fol…

Demonetization aftermath: Indian PM loses 3 lakh Twitter followers

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- IndianPrime Minister Narendra Modi has has lost over three lakh followers on his Twitter account after the announcement of demonitising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

11-11-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Whatsapp

Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Whatsapp

TRANS ASIA NEWS ANKARA:- Access to social media sites Twitter and Whatsapp was blocked in Turkey on Friday, an internet monitoring group said, following the detentions of 11 pro-Kurdish lawmakers in the mainly Kurdish southeast overnight. Access was being blocked by throttling, an expert from the monitoring group Turkey Blocks said, a...

04-11-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Google's Halloween game is the most addictive

Google's Halloween game is the most addictive

TRANS ASIA NEWSWASHINGTON :- It’s Halloween and like always Google is celebrating with a doodle.Users visiting Google’s main page today will see a doodle which reads Happy Halloween and features a play icon. Clicking on the icon will lead users to a game where you play as ‘Momo’ who’s on...

31-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Twitter plans to cut about 300 more jobs: Report

Twitter plans to cut about 300 more jobs: Report

TRANS ASIA NEWSTwitter Inc may cut 8 percent of its workforce or about 300 people, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.The job cuts could be announced before the company reports third-quarter earnings on Thursday, and the number of jobs affected could change, Bloomberg...

25-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Facebook apologises for removing cancer video

Facebook apologises for removing cancer video

TRANS ASIA NEWSSTOCKHOLM: Facebook has apologised for taking down a breast cancer awareness video because the images were flagged as offensive, saying the move was “an error”.Swedish cancer charity Cancerfonden said Thursday that its video explaining to women how to check for suspicious lumps, featuring animated figures of women with...

21-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Xiaomi India sells 1 million smartphones within 18 days

Xiaomi India sells 1 million smartphones within 18 days

TRANS ASIA NEWSXiaomi CEO Lei Jun wrote an open letter today that thanks Xiaomi employees and fans in India for the immense popularity and success the company has generated in such a short period of time.

19-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Top Twitter suitor walks away

Top Twitter suitor walks away

TRANS ASIA NEWSSAN FRANCISCO: Twitter shares nose-dived on Friday after the Financial Times reported a top suitor walked away, making it likely the one-to-many messaging service will be left to fly solo.Salesforce.com has ruled out bidding for Twitter, with chief executive Marc Benioff quoted as telling the financial daily that...

15-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7

TRANS SIA NEWS SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung will change course and recall more than 190,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in China, officials said, as the South Korean firm announced Tuesday a total halt to production of the device over exploding batteries.

11-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Internet Shutdowns in Pak Cost the Country $70 Million

Internet Shutdowns in Pak Cost the Country $70 Million

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD:- Six internet shutdowns that occurred in Pakistan between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 cost the country’s economy an astonishing $69.7 million, contributing to a total global cost of $2.4 billion, says Darrell West in a study published by Centre for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution.Citing the...

08-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email in 2015: report

Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email in 2015: report

TRANS ASIA NEWSWASHINFTON:- Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of United States (US) intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday.

05-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Facebook makes local buying and selling easier with ‘Marketp…

Facebook makes local buying and selling easier with ‘Marketplace’

TRANS ASIA NEWSFacebook on Monday launched a new online “Marketplace” allowing members of the huge social network to buy and sell with each other.The new feature puts Facebook squarely in competition with local online selling platforms led by Craigslist, and offers an alternative to marketplaces like eBay.Facebook said the new...

03-10-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Google launches service to take internet to India malls, caf…

Google launches service to take internet to India malls, cafes

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW DELHI:- Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, said on Tuesday it launched Google Station in India, a service that aims to deepen its reach across the country, as the search giant seeks to bring more people on to its Google platform.

27-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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India successfully launches eight satellites into two orbits

India successfully launches eight satellites into two orbits

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- India on Monday successfully launched multiple satellites from one rocket into two different orbits.The 371-kg SCATSAT-1 launched within 17 minutes of takeoff aims to study oceans and help in weather forecasting, including cyclone detection. “SCATSAT-1 has been successfully injected in orbit,” the Indian Space Research Organisation...

26-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Samsung Note 2 catches fire on flight to Chennai

Samsung Note 2 catches fire on flight to Chennai

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW DELHI: A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke after reportedly catching fire on a Singapore-Chennai flight of IndiGo on Friday morning when the plane was about to land. The phone was kept in the overhead bin. "The crew noticed smoke from the bin and found the device was...

23-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Google smartphone expected at Oct. 4 event

Google smartphone expected at Oct. 4 event

TRANS ASIA NEWS SAN FRANCISCO: Google late Monday sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the Internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software. Emailed invitations revealed only the time and place for the gathering in San Francisco, the message topped by blue,...

21-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Google's messaging App Allo arriving this week

Google's messaging App Allo arriving this week

TRANS ASIA NEWSLONDON:- In all likelihood, Google's new messaging app Allo will be arriving in the Play Store very soon. According to tech reporter and prominent tipster Evan Blass, the app will be available for download this week.The search giant is betting big on this app after releasing numerous messaging...

19-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Apple cuts iPhone 6S, 6S Plus prices by Rs 22,000 ahead of i…

Apple cuts iPhone 6S, 6S Plus prices by Rs 22,000 ahead of iPhone 7 launch

TRANS ASIA NEWSJust 22 days ahead of the newly unveiled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch, Apple has slashed prices of selected handsets in the country by up to Rs 22,000.In what can only be called the highest price cut ever by the Cupertino-headquartered tech giant, the iPhone 6S...

17-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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WhatsApp gets another big update; doodle, text and more

WhatsApp gets another big update; doodle, text and more

TRANS ASIA NEWSLONDON:- WhatsApp, the single messaging platform that has been used and followed by billions around the world, has recently got another big update which allows users to do more with photos.

09-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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ISRO to launch advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR

ISRO to launch advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)will launch the rocket GSLV-F-Zero-Five carrying an advanced weather satellite 'INSAT-3DR' on Thursday at 4.10 p.m. from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

08-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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Pokemon Go 'is blasphemous' Indian court told

Pokemon Go 'is blasphemous' Indian court told

TRANS ASIA NEWSAHMEDABAD: Pokemon Go is blasphemous and should be banned, an Indian court was told Wednesday, because it rewards religious vegetarians with eggs.Lawyer Nachiket Dave argued that the game offended the religious sensibilities of Hindus and Jains ─ some of whom do not eat meat or other animal products...

07-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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iPhone-like rush for Jio as chaos reigns

iPhone-like rush for Jio as chaos reigns

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- The long wait for the Reliance Jio 4G connections came to an end today.By 10 am today, it was clear that half of Delhi was waiting for this day. Jio stores here were bursting at the hems with people waiting to get their hands on the...

06-09-2016 TECHNOLOGY

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