Sci & Tech

17 words only Facebook employees understand

EVERY company crafts its own culture, and language is a key part of that. Facebook is a huge company with approximately 12,000 employees, so it is only natural that there will be some words that may sound like gibberish to outsiders. If you take a visit to Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, words like “purple […]

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Astronomers discovered a 9th planet in our solar system

THE solar system may host a ninth planet that is about 10 times bigger than Earth and orbiting far beyond Neptune, according to research published on Wednesday. According to Reuters Computer simulations show that the mystery planet, if it exists, would orbit more than 50 times farther from the sun than Earth, astronomers with the […]

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Twitter blames outages on glitchy software update

TWITTER has reversed a glitchy software update and resolved outages widely reported across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America that affected users of the social network on computers and phones. In a status update at 1800 GMT (1 pm EST), Twitter said an “intermittent issue affecting some users” was related to “an internal […]

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Study: ‘You just can’t have more than 200 friends on Facebook’

If someone claims that he or she has over 1,000 friends on Facebook, he or she is probably lying. ACCORDING to an interesting research, the average number of real close friends people have on the social networking site is less than 200, and here too women triumph with more genuine friends than men. According to […]

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Bad News For Humanity: We’re About To Wipe Ourselves Out – Prof Stephen Hawking

CHERRY physicist Professor Stephen Hawking says that mankind could be wiped out by our own creations within the next 100 years, Yahoo report. Answering audience questions at this year’s BBC Reith Lectures, he said that our rush to understand and improve life through science and technology could be humanity’s undoing. He has previously suggested that […]

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33 toughest Apple job interview questions

APPLE is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy task. Like Google and other big tech companies, Apple asks both technical questions based on your past work experience and some mind-boggling puzzles. Indiatimes While some […]

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Twitter breaks down, suffer total outage

TWITTER was unavailable for users worldwide on Tuesday morning, with the site apparently suffering a total outage followed by serious access problems lasting over an hour. Access to the service began failing over the web, mobile and its API (application programming interface, the system that applications use to speak to the Twitter service) at 8:20am […]

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Faith in Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer; Shaken

MARISSA Mayer, the glamorous, geeky Google executive hired to turn around Yahoo in 2012, used to inspire hope in Yahoo’s workforce just by visiting the cafeteria for ice cream and mingling. IndiaTimes Now, morale has sunk so low that some employees refer to Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, as “Evita” — an allusion to Eva Peron, the […]

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10 companies that try to buy Facebook when startup

Facebook, the biggest social network in the world, now has over 1.5 billion monthly active users. According to David Kirkpatrick’s book The Facebook Effect, the company was a very popular M&A target in its startup years. As early as 4 months after Facebook’s inception, people with money and people representing companies with money began lining […]

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90% of smartphone user suffer from this syndrome

NINE of 10 people suffer from “phantom vibration syndrome” — where they mistakenly think their mobile phone is vibrating in their pocket — it has been claimed. Dr Robert Rosenberger, philosopher and assistant professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, said the phenomenon was caused by “learned bodily habits.” Research, published in the Computers in Human […]

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Microsoft cancel update for Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10

The cause of many a web surfer’s misery, Internet Explorer is (almost) officially dead. indiatimes Microsoft has officially ended support for Internet Explorer version 8, 9 and 10. This means that the company will not issue any more security patches and bug fixes for the three browser versions. However, users can continue to use it […]

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Facebook fights back in row over its free internet for India’s poor

The green light on Pushpa Kaushik’s modem hasn’t come on for the past three months. When she first got internet access in her home a year ago, all the people of Lalpur, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, used to come to her house to use her computer. Some needed to check their […]

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