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Yahoo acquires 'intelligent homescreen' startup Aviate
Yahoo acquires ‘intelligent homesc...

Yahoo acquires ‘intelligent homescreen’ startup Aviate

Washington – Yahoo has acquired Aviate, a startup whose technology brings information to mobile home screens from a user’s Android apps. CEO Marissa Mayer made the announcement during her Consumer Electronics Show keynote. According to TechCrunch, Mayer suggested that Yahoo could use... read more »

Yahoo announces News Digest, digital magazines at CES 2014
Yahoo announces News Digest, digital mag...

Yahoo announces News Digest, digital magazines at CES 2014

Washington –  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced new services at the ongoing CES 2014 in Las Vegas, including a twice-daily news summary called Yahoo News Digest and other digital news magazines. The company’s new plans announced for this year also include a tech-news property led by... read more »

New phone alerts for extreme weather could help prevent casualties in India
New phone alerts for extreme weather cou...

New phone alerts for extreme weather could help prevent casualties in India

Washington, Jan. 8 (ANI): Computer science undergraduates have developed image based mobile phone alerts, connected to the Weather Research and Forecasting system, which could help prevent casualties in India. India has a mobile phone subscriber base exceeding 929 million people and this is... read more »

Sleeping pills up risk of heart attacks by 50pc
Sleeping pills up risk of heart attacks ...

Sleeping pills up risk of heart attacks by 50pc

London –  A new study suggests that sleeping pills taken by tens of thousands of Britons can increase the risk of heart attacks by up to 50 percent. Scientists found that zolpidem, which is sold under the brand name Stilnoct in the UK, is linked with a dramatic rise in the number of... read more »

Health and wealth `more strongly connected` than previously believed

Health and wealth `more strongly connected` than previously believed

Washington – A team of researchers have suggested that health and wealth may be more strongly connected than previously believed. The group examined Americans’ Google search... read more »

New causes of diabetes discovered

New causes of diabetes discovered

Washington –  Researchers have discovered two new genetic causes of neonatal diabetes. The new research by the University of Exeter Medical School has provided further insights on... read more »

8 million lives saved since tobacco warning issued 50 yrs ago

8 million lives saved since tobacco warning issued 50 yrs ago

Washington, Jan. 8 (ANI): A new study estimates that 8 million lives have been saved in the US because of anti-smoking measures that started 50 years ago with the groundbreaking report... read more »

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in India

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in India

Washington – A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax can help reduce the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India, a new study has suggested. Sanjay Basu and colleagues, from... read more »

‘E-cigarettes’ perceived benefits may lead to higher ...

Washington – Researchers have suggested that the belief that e-cigarettes pose less health risk could lead to increased experimentation among young adults. Investigators from the Division of... read more »