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A steering wheel to guide drivers blinded by sun

London, Jan 21: Researchers, for the first time, have designed a vibrating steering wheel that tells drivers where to steer when undipped headlights and other visual impediments leave them temporarily blinded.

Eelke Folmer and Burkay Sucu from the University of Reno in Nevada, developed the steering wheel to help cut the accident toll caused by glare, especially in...

Tiger attacks freelance photographer in Mysore

Mysore, Jan 18: A tiger has attacked and injured a freelance wildlife photographer G S Ravishankar in Mysore on Thursday. Ravishankar is out of danger and he is being treated at Krishna Rajendra hospital in Mysore.

Ravishankar along with other photojournalists visited the Heggadadevana Kote following an operation to catch the tiger which has strayed...

Apple iPad not replacing laptops, Microsoft Surface can: SAP

San Francisco, Jan 17: Personal computer makers, trying to beat back a tablet mania that's eating into their sales, are making what may be a last-ditch attempt to sway customers by mimicking the competition.

Many of the laptops to be unveiled around the world in coming months will be hybrids or "convertibles" - morphing easily between portable...

Women's Empowerment Centre launched in Bangalore

Bangalore, Jan 16: Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday inaugurated a unique "Women's Empowerment Centre" in Bangalore. The centre, opened at Malleshwaram, in heart of the city, is being operated by the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), a pioneer in distance education. It is expected to enroll over 25,000 women for a variety of courses being offered at the...

It was a police action, not communal riot: Maharashtra legislator

Dhule : A week after violence broke out in Dhule – the North Maharashtra city some 350 kms from Mumbai, the victims are without any relief and aid from the government, and are living under constant fear and anguish with the trauma of about two hours of horror still haunting most of them. The two hours of horror...

How the state makes militants of young men

Jammu and Kashmir may have failed to hog media headlines in recent times, but stories of personal tragedy have continued to unfold in the picturesque valley, without respite. These are stories of young men who the government and the army believe to be 'terrorists' who got what they deserved. But the relatives of these 'terrorists' insist it...

Goa scientist arms women with pepper spray

Panaji, Jan 8: Even as the country debates ways to rein in sex offenders, a pharmacology research scientist here has hit the streets of Goa equipping women with a weapon to beat perverts at their own game.

Lanky Sudeep Dalvi has started a campaign in the state to sell cans of pepper spray to women at cost price. The...

Anti-virus industry"s best kept secret

Consumers and businesses spend billions of dollars every year on anti-virus software. But these programs rarely, if ever, block freshly minted computer viruses, experts say, because the virus creators move too quickly. “The bad guys are always trying to be a step ahead,” said Matthew D Howard, a venture capitalist at Norwest Venture Partners. “And it...

Native Bapa: A hip-hop song from Kerala challenges narrative on terrorism

Kozhikode, Jan 7: The first hip-hop song of the band Mappila Lahala – Native Bapa - launched online on the New Year eve has been listed among the popular videos of Youtube with more than 100,000 views in just six days. The album quite effectively questions the global trend of branding anything and everything related to...

Apple now offering refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for just $1869

Christmas might have kissed us goodbye, but offers haven"t.

To our surprise this time, it"s the Cupertino based tech-giant, Apple, which has finally decided to make its products affordable for our fellow proletariats, who cannot afford the inordinately priced "iProducts".

Though it"s still not clear when Apple placed its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display on company"s...