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This invention 143 years ago led to the small & powerful computers we all carry with us now

Today's smartphones wouldn't have existed if it weren't for Alexander Graham Bell, who fought off controversy over whether he was indeed the inventor of the first telephone.

Crash of two Boeing 737 Max flights puts aircraft automation under intense scrutiny

While automation has without doubt made commercial flying much safer, the man-versus-machine conundrum has been central to civil aviation for years

Facebook’s policy shift is less about privacy and more about profits

Users are already moving from open-sharing on Facebook to closed groups on WhatsApp. Mark Zuckerberg is merely preparing to shift resources to follow them.

Boeing’s damage control over the 737 Max model will cost it billions

Following the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing is working in a systems upgrade for the 737 Max fleet sitting idle across the world, and will also have to compensate airlines for flight disruptions.

Facebook & YouTube blindsided by live video of massacre in New Zealand mosques

At least 40 people were killed in mass shooting in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch. 

Twitter unveils Snapchat-like camera feature as it experiments with change

Microblogging site Twitter, which has usually been slow to change, is opening up to experimentation and new products to persuade more people to join the service.

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outage persists globally after more than 10 hours

Users of the Mark Zukerberg-headed social media giant and its family of platforms have been facing issues with logging in, posting and sending images or were being shown error messages.

Two Boeing 737 flights crash five months apart, raise doubts of possible link

Both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and last October’s Lion Air jet crash were of the same Boeing 737 Max make, and faced similar erratic flights before crashing.

Boeing 737 Max has gone from a bestseller to an aircraft with safety concerns

The Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air crashes were two deadly incidents involved Boeing's 737 and claimed close to 350 lives.

Cyber security can seem scary, but really it’s a source of hope

Technology users see cyber threats as economic disablers and cybersecurity as an economic burden.

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A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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