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One Plus Two to launch on April 17, an Android 4.4 KitKat, 16MP camera, 4GB RAM smartphone in $538.19

LONDON: One Plus has announced to launch next generation smartphone of One Plus One in the shape of One Plus Two with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, 4GB of RAM. The next generation smartphone has 16 MP of rear camera in it with 64GB internal storage in $538.19. the One Plus Two will be unveiled on April 17. GeekBuying has ... Read More »

Asus wants to surpass Apple’s MacBook Pro with its latest ZenBook Pro that boasts of 4K display

New Delhi: Asus wants to surpass Apple’s MacBook Pro with its latest ZenBook Pro that boasts of 4K display akin to the tech giant’s flagship laptop. To compete with Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro that comes with a high-resolution retina display, Asus has brought to table its own ‘Pro’ device that features the signature spun-metal lid, diamond-cut chamfers and brushed metal ... Read More »

Italy PM Matteo Renzi to keep deficit-to-GDP target at 2.6% for 2015

ROME: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s government plans to stick to its previous deficit target for this year, said a government official familiar with the plan, warding off a clash with the European Union over budget limits. The Finance Ministry targets a public deficit this year at 2.6 percent of gross domestic product, in line with the previous figure set in ... Read More »

170 mmcfd out of 3000 mmcfd imported LNG added to gas supply system: Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), received through the first shipment, has been injected into the gas supply network, which will help overcome shortage of gas in the country. The minister, while talking to media, said that the cost of importing LNG would not be imposed ... Read More »

Rs36.8b motorway project: Infrastructure finance increases 16.7% to Rs297.8b

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has reported that the total outstanding infrastructure finance has surged to Rs297.8 billion at the end of 2014, showing 16.7% increase against the previous year. As per the BPS data, the increase on quarter-on-quarter basis, infrastructure finance amounted to 5.5% during the corresponding period. Infrastructure finance in power generation, petroleum, oil and gas, ... Read More »

Scientists identified almost 1,500 new creatures in world’s oceans last year

WASHINGTON: Scientists identified almost 1,500 new creatures in the world’s oceans last year, including a humpbacked dolphin and a giant jellyfish, and reckon that most species of marine life are yet to be found. The experts publishing their findings recently listed a total of 228,450 marine species worldwide, ranging from seaweeds to blue whales, and estimated that between 500,000 and ... Read More »

Kingdom Hearts III updates to announce at D23 Expo

TOKYO: Square Enix has announced that new information and updates about Kingdom Hearts III will be providing in D23 Expo this November. Kingdom Hearts III is collaborative game with Disney. Since the team is shared in the production of Final Fantasy XV, KHIII was put on hold with the main focus on the Final Fantasy game. But now, with Nomura ... Read More »

Xbox Live Gold members can take Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 instead of $59.99

SYDNEY: Like with any major title released today, some gamers were inquiring about BioWare’s future DLC plans for Dragon Age: Inquisition since before the game was even launched. However, it seems that the number of fans looking for details on the first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC is increasing every day after the developer confirmed last month that the development of ... Read More »

Remote-controlled beetle develop by NTU, UC Berkeley

BRENT: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have jointly developed a “drone”, using a giant flower beetle. In a press release on Wednesday (Mar 18), NTU said that it can now wirelessly control the insect that averages 8g in weight and 6cm in length. An electronic backpack – with a built-in wireless receiver and ... Read More »

3 ISS crewmembers return to Earth after 167-day space mission

LONDON: NASA captured some amazing photos of three International Space Station crewmembers returning to Earth after a 167-day space mission. In one of the photos, a half-moon hovers behind the Russian Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova. A second photo shows the sun backlighting both the Soyuz and the clouds ... Read More »

Aegirocassis Benmoulae discovered: Ancient creature haunted earth’s ocean 480 million years ago

PARIS: Scientists have discovered the beautifully preserved fossils of a huge arthropod — the group that includes crabs, scorpions, insects, spiders, centipedes and more — that lived 480 million years ago in what is now Morocco. It was Earth’s largest animal at the time, at least double the size of anything else, says Peter Van Roy, palaeontologist at Yale University, ... Read More »

Receding glaciers in Pakistan’s north pose severe threat to snow leopards: Mushahid

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate change Mushahid Ullah Khan has said that receding glaciers in Pakistan’s north pose a severe threat to the snow leopards. Citing other another major reason for their declining population is that they are actively hunted for their body parts, which some cultures believe have great medicinal value. As demand has grown so has the sophistication ... Read More »

HTC introduces Desire 820s dual SIM smartphone in India with 13.97-cm HD screen, front facing speakers

MUMBAI: HTC has launched its Desire 820s dual SIM smartphone in India. The device features a 13.97-cm HD screen and front facing speakers. Powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, the new HTC Desire 820s includes an 8-megapixel front facing camera and a 13-megapixel BSI sensor. The HTC Desire 820s is available in India for INR 25,500. Read More »

Sony verifies Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for entire Xperia Z series including smartphones, tablets

TOKYO: Sony could finally release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update before the end of the month as it confirmed on Twitter that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update could be released soon and that they are now finalizing testing and optimizing Lollipop for the entire Xperia Z series line-up, including smartphones and tablets. It looks like the Lollipop update for the ... Read More »

Game of Thrones will be highest budget game in history of Warner Brothers

LONDON: Game of Thrones will be the highest budget game in the history of Warner Brothers just looking at the trajectory of the development. It was the only mobile title in the history of Time Warner to ever be mentioned in a conference call by the chief executive, who mentioned it in the earnings call. That got everybody’s attention at ... Read More »

Xiaomi hits 30.8% market share: slaps Samsung, Apple in the 4G LTE device market in India

DELHI: Chinese Xiaomi surpassed global Smartphone giants Samsung and Apple in terms of market share to become India’s top 4G handset seller in January this year, Cyber Media Research said. Earlier this month, the market research firm had said that the iPhone maker emerged as the largest 4G LTE device vendor in the country in October-December 2014. As per the ... Read More »

NASA’s MMS packs 11 scientific experiments, 25 sensors, recently launched

LONDON: NASA successfully launched and placed in orbits four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft using which researchers will be looking to unravel the mysteries behind magnetic reconnection. To study the phenomenon, NASA has packed each of the MMS observatories with 11 scientific experiments, and 25 separate sensors. NASA has said that the instruments will measure energies of charged particles, the movement ... Read More »

Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare working on DLC, new updated titles, bug free content, party storage system for $39.99

LONDON: Dragon Age: Inquisition developer told that BioWare is working on a new DLC and Patch 5 for the game. Moreover the director of the game disclosed that they are also dedicated to releasing new title updates to continue to fix bugs and introduce new free content, as seen in this week’s Patch 5 which added a party storage system ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Lenovo A6000 available for Rs.5999, Rs.6999

NEW DELHI: Chinese OEMs along with Indian manufacturers are spearheading a movement of sorts to bring out some really interesting handsets that boast of good hardware. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S and the Lenovo A6000 are two fine examples of this trend. The Lenovo phone is priced at Rs.6, 999 while Xiaomi sold its budget phone for a price of Rs.5, ... Read More »

NASA’s New Horizons takes images of Nix, Hydra by its spacecraft at a distance from 115 to 125m miles

NEW YORK: America’s space agency, NASA’s ‘New Horizons’ from hibernation to active mode, entering into Pluto system, the unmanned spacecraft has provided the first views of the small moons orbiting Pluto. It has taken a series of images of the moons named Nix and Hydra and provided them exactly on the 85th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery. The new images were ... Read More »