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Microsoft will release its hackathon help tool to the world

MICROSOFT Microsoft is planning to bring its internal tool for running hackathons to the public next year, starting by allowing a few select colleges to test drive it at their own events. It’s part of a plan by the company’s Garage division to help other organizations get better at handling the administrative side of organizing […]

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Amazon to Let Prime Members Download Videos

Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos. The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies on its streaming video service to watch offline, or when there is no Internet connection available, for free. To watch the content users can […]

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Oculus SDK v0.7 Beta Released With Support For Windows 10

A new update has been released for the Oculus Rift VR headset in the form of the latest Oculus SDK v0.7 Beta, that brings with it ‘preliminary’ support for Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system. As well as providing support for Windows 10 the latest Oculus SDK also brings with it a wealth of new […]

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Prime Minister to Launch Digital Version of Epic ‘Ramcharitmanas’

A special “digital” version of epic ‘Ramcharitmanas’ prepared by All India Radio (AIR) will be released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Official sources said that the recordings of Goswami Tulsidas’ work, sung by leading singers of Bhopal ‘gharana’, have been done by the AIR over several years and are regularly broadcast especially in […]

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Malaysia protesters urge PM’s resignation over financial scandal

Thousands of Malaysians took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur calling for the resignation of the prime minister, Najib Razak, who is battling the fallout from a financial scandal. The government condemned the weekend rallies as illegal and blocked the website of the organisers, a coalition of non-governmental organisations. It was the fourth demonstration by […]

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German pro-immigrant protest welcomes asylum seekers to Dresden

Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region. Led by protesters holding a huge banner that read “Prevent the pogroms of tomorrow today”, the crowds marched peacefully through the eastern […]

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Watch: Sony’s Prototype Drone That Can Travel at 170 Kilometres per Hour

Sony Corporation in July partnered with Tokyo-based startup ZMP Inc to launch () a new subsidiary called Aerosense. The joint venture, which is an all-purpose drone company for business customers, has unveiled a prototype of a drone that is able to carry objects weighing up to 22 pounds (approximately 10kgs). Aerosense has posted the first […]

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Man Tries To Steal PS4 By Stuffing It In His Pants

Some people will try anything to steal a gaming console. Folks have done all kinds of crazy things. Christopher Caldwell of West Palm Beach, Florida allegedly tried to steal a PlayStation 4 by stuffing it down his pants. I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time. There are many things that you […]

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Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability

Windows users are encouraged to update their computers as soon as possible, after Microsoft pushed out a patch for an issue in Internet Explorer that lets attackers remotely run malicious code with whatever privileges the current user has. The “Critical” vulnerability affects Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and […]

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Goa Planning to Set Up 2 IT Parks in the Next 3-5 Years

To make Goa an information technology hub, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said the government envisages to set up two IT parks in the state in the next three to five years. After flag hoisting ceremony at the Old Secretariat in Panaji to mark the 69th Independence Day, Parsekar said the move is likely […]