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Gorilla Glass 4 to toughen smartphone screens

New York , Nov 22

Glassmaker Corning Incorporated has unveiled the super tough Gorilla Glass 4, the latest version of its hardened glass covers that save smartphone and tablet screens from damage.

Indian helping to light up Gambia

Banjul (Gambia) , Nov 22 Like many Indians who are proving to be philanthropists around Africa, Ram Mohan has set up a social business called Comafrique Intelizon Initiative and has embarked on the replacement of candles in villages in the Gambia with solar lights from India.

Burj Khalifa, the site for world's highest selfie

London , Nov 22

Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level, a 47-year-old British photographer captured an image of himself on top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world.

Selfie stick in Time magazine's best inventions list

Washington , Nov 22

The selfie stick that facilitates your capturing a selfie from an angle of your choice by positioning your smartphone beyond the arms' reach has made it to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014.

Washington Post unveils free app for Kindle

Washington , Nov 22

In a major collaboration between Washington Post and Amazon, a first after the latter bought the paper last year, a new app was launched that would deliver The Post to some Amazon Kindle tablet owners for free.

Facebook app to help groups collaborate on projects

New York , Nov 22

Facebook has launched a new app aimed at helping teams collaborate on projects.

Bihar woman leaves husband's house for lack of toilet

Patna , Nov 22

A woman in a Bihar village has left her husband's house after he failed to construct a toilet. She has returned to her parents' house and made it clear that she will not return until the toilet is built.

The future awaits the rise of affectionate robots

New York , Nov 22

A new study into a robot named "Pepper", who has been hailed as an emotionally responsive humanoid robot, can help scientists build more affectionate robots.

Modi to plant sapling of Bodhi tree in Nepal

Patna , Nov 22

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will plant a sapling of Bodh Gaya's sacred Bodhi tree in Lumbini during his visit to Nepal next week, an official said Saturday.

SIT seizes arms, ammunition from Rampal's ashram

Chandigarh , Nov 21

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police, which conducted a comprehensive search operation at controversial sect leader Rampal's Satlok Ashram near Barwala town in Haryana, has seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, a police spokesman said here Friday.