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Apple to start charging for iTunes Radio

A screenshot of the new iTunes Radio is shown on screen during Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino

January 16: Apple Inc said it will soon start charging for iTunes Radio, its music-streaming service that competes with Pandora Media Inc. ITunes Radio, which was announced in 2013, will no longer be free from the end of January, Apple said in statement. The ad-supported service, available only in the United States and Australia, will […]

Astronomers Detect Signs of an Invisible Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way


January 15: A team of astronomers led by Tomoharu Oka, a professor at Keio University in Japan, has found an enigmatic gas cloud, called CO-0.40-0.22, only 200 light years away from the center of the Milky Way. What makes CO-0.40-0.22 unusual is its surprisingly wide velocity dispersion: the cloud contains gas with a very wide […]

Woolly Mammoth Carcass Reveals Human Migration Secrets


January 15: A Siberian mammoth carcass displays some tantalizing hints that man was present in the Eurasian Arctic 10,000 years earlier than thought. The male woolly mammoth carcass was found in 2012 near Yenisei Bay in the Siberian Arctic. Through radiocarbon dating of the animal’s tibia bone and surrounding materials, the researchers dated it at 45,000 […]

Technology producing fuel from plastic waste to be introduced

Energy from plastic

Kathmandu / January 14: The government is all set to introduce the technology of producing fuel from plastic waste in the country. The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has installed the system producing fuel from plastic. Chief at the Faculty of Technology at the NAST, Dr Suresh Kumar Dhungel, and Eco Party Chairman Chiseko […]

Going After Terrorists Online, White House Meets With US Tech Companies


January 08: Fighting the battle against terrorism on the Internet, the White House and its top law enforcement officials met Friday with the nation’s biggest technology companies in San Jose, California. The list of government participants reveals just how seriously the Obama administration is taking the threat posed by Islamic State and others on social […]

How to charge your cell phone battery in less than a minute

Mobile charget

January 8: Is it possible to charge your phone from 0% to 100% in less than a minute? Yes. I just saw it happen. But you’ll need to put a special battery in your phone, drill holes through the case directly into the battery, put copper connectors in the holes and get a specialized 200 Watt […]

Facebook Messenger App Passes 800 Million Users

Facebook mssenger

January 07: Facebook Inc’s Messenger app surpassed 800 million users, the company said on Thursday, making it the fastest-growing app of 2015 according to research firm Nielsen. That means Messenger, which Facebook created as a standalone app in 2014, has more active monthly users than rivals Snapchat and Viber, but still lags the 900 million […]

New Study Shows Neanderthals Boosted Our Immune System

Immune system

January 7: A new study from the Max Planck Institute reveals that the mixing of archaic human forms played an important role in shaping the immune system of modern humans. When modern humans met Neanderthals in Europe and the two species began interbreeding many thousands of years ago, the exchange left humans with gene variations […]

Climate change mainstreaming plan of action prepared

Climate Change

Banke / January 7: A mainstreaming plan of action for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management has been prepared at Kamdi of Banke. The action plan was prepared by Hariyo Ban Programme/CARE-Nepal in partnership with Kamdi VDC and FECOFUN, Banke with a view to complete the implementation of the proposed actions within the next […]

Apple to launch Apple Pay in China, take on Alibaba, Tencent

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City

December 18: Apple Inc said it will launch its payment service in China as soon as 2016, pitting it against entrenched Chinese rivals Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings. Apple will partner with China’s main bank card and payment firm UnionPay, a state-controlled consortium that has a monopoly on all yuan payment cards issued and […]

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