Nepal’s first robot waiter is ready for orders Thursday, November 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AFP): "Please enjoy your meal," says Nepal's first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. The poor Himalayan nation is better known for its soaring mountain peaks than technological prowess, but a group of self-taught young..

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Global internet shutdown likely over next 48 hrs Friday, October 12th, 2018

NEW DELHI: Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours. Russia Today reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers..

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Augmenting Brains: Google Turns Twenty Thursday, September 27th, 2018

“Eventually you’ll have the implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you an answer.” -Larry Page, co-founder of Google The Verge starts with a statement that has become commonplace, the compulsory nod to power one has come to expect when engaged with that whole mammoth..

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Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars, citing abuse Friday, September 7th, 2018

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behavior, a day after CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform. The company said Jones won’t be..

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FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of fiction: trade, Google, polls Saturday, September 1st, 2018

By HOPE YEN and PAUL WISEMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is playing loose with the facts in his exuberance to push through a trade agreement with Mexico. He insists the deal reached this past week between the United States and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade..

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement during his Independence Day speech about his proposal to send Indian ( man or woman) in space in 2022 has caught everyone by surprise. Even the space scientists in India reacted with caution and said that it would be a tough exercise and target, though..

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NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By MARCIA DUNN, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer..

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NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

TAMPA, (AFP) - NASA is poised to launch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the Sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star. After the Parker Solar Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11, it will become the first..

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Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered Saturday, July 28th, 2018

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, NEW YORK (AP) — Cracking down on hate, abuse and online trolls is also hurting Twitter’s standing with investors. The company’s stock plunged Friday after it reported a decline in its monthly users and warned that the number could fall further in the coming months. The..

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Friday night sky offering century’s longest lunar eclipse Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU: The total lunar eclipse, the longest of the century with the duration of one hour 43 minutes and 35 seconds, will be seen on Friday night, according to Nepal Calendar Fixation Committee. As stated by committee member-secretary Surya Prasad Dhungel, the moon passing..

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Britain to fine Facebook over data breach Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

LONDON, (AFP): Britain's data regulator said Wednesday it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect user data, as part of its investigation into whether personal information was misused ahead of the Brexit referendum. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) began..

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China Exposes Rampant Data Fraud in Provinces Monday, July 9th, 2018

After a decade of crackdowns on statistical fraud, the accuracy of China's economic data has gotten no better and may be getting worse, official findings suggest. A report presented to China's top legislature on June 20 found an astonishingly high incidence of false economic data provided by local..

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Twitter lights up for rival ‘#WordCup’ Monday, June 18th, 2018

PARIS, (AFP): While millions of people are tuning in to watch the World Cup and commenting about it online, thousands more on Twitter are talking about what appears to be a similar but equally riveting event, the #WordCup. "In #Paris, where cafe seating famously faces the street for optimal..

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NTC’s 3G service expanded to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone Sunday, June 17th, 2018

BAGLUNG: Nepal Telecom has expanded its 3G service to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone, an increment from 21 earlier. Baglung has most 40 places having access to the service. Likewise, there are 16 places having access to the service in Myagdi and 10 in Parbat and Mustang each. 2G service is still..

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A Coming Shift In US Security Policy In The South China Sea? – Analysis Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The new movie “Vice” purports to tell the story of former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to power and the damage he did to the U.S., other countries, and US..