Rights groups accuse Facebook of 'racially biased censorships'

New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing Facebook of racial bias in hate speech censorships, 77 advocacy groups have written a letter to the social media giant asking it to be more transparent about its censorship decisions.

Learning Mandarin may give kids a headstart in music

Want your children to have enhanced perception of pitch in music? Give them Mandarin lessons, a study suggests.

Apple adds new features to its music creation apps

Apple has updated its music creation apps -- GarageBand -- for iOS 2.2 and Logic Pro X 10.3 -- with new features for music makers on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Trump says he doesn't like tweeting

President-elect Donald Trump said that while he doesn't like Twitter, he will continue to use it from the White House because is the only way he can "counteract dishonest press", media reports said.

Date set for Brexit case result in Britain's Supreme Court

Judges in the British Supreme Court will deliver their ruling on January 24 over who should decide on Britain's Brexit measures.

Indian-American jailed for $1 mn insider trading scheme

An Indian-American man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for a $1 million insider trading scheme involving the failed Apollo Tyres bid to takeover Cooper Tire, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Export ban for Clive of India's rare jewelled flask

An extremely rare jewelled flask given to Clive of India after the Battle of Plassey in 1757, now has a temporary export bar placed on it by the British government.

Facebook inbox on desktop gets revamped with Messenger

 Facebook is integrating the Messenger app into its desktop version, giving an all new messaging experience to the desktop users.

Google acquires Twitter's mobile app developers platform

  In a bid to help developers build better apps and grow their business, Google has acquired Twitter's mobile app developer platform Fabric.

We will set rules, not you: US media tells Trump in open letter

 The American Press Corps, White House journalists, in an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump has said that it is the reporters and not him who will set the rules and decide what to serve the readers.

Three strong tremors strike Italy

Three strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Monday with the tremors being felt in Rome.

Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook

 On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

Former US President Bush hospitalised

Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said.

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS

NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.

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