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ZTE scraps ‘design our smartphone’ crowdfunding campaign


Feb. 17: The Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public. With just over a day to go, 190 backers had pledged $36,000 (£29,000) – much less than the target of $500,000. The “Project CSX” phone would let users interact with it via […]

Astronomers Discover Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres


Feb. 17: Using data from NASA’s Dawn Mission, a team of astronomers has discovered evidence for organic material on dwarf planet Ceres. NASA’s Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists using the spacecraft’s visible and […]

Snapchat’s pitch to investors: ‘Bigger isn’t better’


Feb. 17: Snapchat’s parent company has an unusual pitch for a tech IPO: Size doesn’t matter. “One of the challenges that we’ve encountered over time is to explain to people why bigger isn’t better,” Evan Spiegel, Snap’s CEO and cofounder, says in a new presentation to sell investors on its upcoming IPO. “When we started […]

CAN Info-tech concludes; over 300,000 visit the fair


Kathmandu / Jan 31: Number of people visiting the CAN Info-tech is the testimony to the fact that there has been increasing public attraction to the information technology of late. As many as 310,098 persons visited the ‘Subisu CAN Info-tech-2017’ of the 23rd edition organized by Computer Association of Nepal. However the number of visitors […]

Apple sues Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion

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

Seth Fiegerman/ Jan 22: The world’s largest company is suing one of its suppliers for effectively holding it hostage. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) filed a lawsuit Friday against Qualcomm (QCOM, Tech30), accusing it of charging “excessive royalties” and withholding payments in retaliation for Apple cooperating with South Korean regulators that are investigating the chip supplier. Qualcomm, […]

Project aims to grow a ‘city of trees’

city of trees

Mark Kinver / A project aims to plant three million trees – one for every man, woman and child – in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years. Those behind City of Trees hopes the effort will not only green the region but improve our understanding of the benefits trees provide to society. These include […]

Distinctive brain pattern may underlie dyslexia


Jan 22: A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why these individuals have difficulty learning to read, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. The researchers discovered that in people with dyslexia, the brain has a diminished ability to acclimate to a repeated input — a trait […]

Twitter mostly meets its modest diversity goals


Jan 20: Twitter released its annual diversity report on Thursday, revealing that it mostly met its modest goals in 2016. The company announced it slightly improved the number of women and minorities in leadership roles. Amid an exodus of Twitter executives, representation of underrepresented minorities on its leadership team rose from 0% to 6% in […]

NT officially launches 4G mobile service


Kathmandu / Jan 1: Nepal Telecom (NT) has launched 4G (fourth generation) wireless mobile phone service from Sunday. The Company which has been providing the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) services for 18 years has brought the new service based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. The service in the beginning is available only […]

Twitter users’ 2017 wish list: Get rid of harassment


Selena Larson / Dec. 31: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to know how to make the social platform better in 2017. The cofounder asked his 3.9 million Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) followers on Thursday to chime in on how it can improve in the year ahead. “… what’s the most important thing you want to see […]

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