New rover camera may advance search for alien life – Business Standard

Business StandardThe next NASA rover to Mars or another planet may be quipped with a new “do-it-all” camera that can identify, photograph and even analyse patches of soil or rocks…

Berlin International Film Festival: Awards highlights – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin International Film Festival. Liao Fan won the…

Taliban likens Afghans jihad against US forces to Soviets 25 yrs back – Business Standard

Business StandardThe Taliban has called on Afghans to drive American forces out of their country, just like the USSR was defeated 25 years ago. In a statement released on Saturday,…

Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin international film festival. Liao Fan won the…

NASA Spacecraft Discovers Strange Magnetic ‘Ribbon’ At Edge Of Solar System – International Business Times

International Business TimesCosmic ray intensities (left) compared with predictions from IBEX (right). The blue area represents regions of lower fluxes of cosmic rays. The gray and white lines separate regions…

Simon Cowell — OFFICIALLY A DAD … GF Lauren Silverman Gives Birth – TMZ.com

TMZ.comSimon Cowell is officially a father … his pregnant GF Lauren Silverman has finally popped in NYC. 36-year-old Silverman just gave birth to a healthy baby boy at Lenox Hill…

Christina Aguilera gets engaged to Matt Rutler – Business Standard

Business StandardPop star Christina Aguilera and her film producer boyfriend Matthew Rutler have got engaged after almost three years of dating. The 33-year-old singer announced the news yesterday on Twitter…

Syria crisis: Last UN try to break Geneva deadlock – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN special envoy for Syria will try to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and the opposition at a final session of talks in Geneva. Lakhdar Brahimi…

Tiny Robots Mimic Termites’ Ability to Build without a Leader – Scientific American

Scientific AmericanTermites can create mounds that are hundreds of times their own size, working independently without communication or a leader. Inspired by the creatures, scientists have created robots that use…

Nicki Minaj apologises for Malcolm X photo use in Lookin Ass N****z video artwork – Daily Mail

Daily MailNicki Minaj apologized on Thursday for using an image of Malcolm X holding a rifle in the artwork for her newly released video Lookin Ass N****z. The 31-year-old singer…

Lovey-dovey detection algorithm puts hearts on Google+ photos – CNET

CNETGiving a Valentine’s Day perk to its social network service, Google adds animated hearts to photos that show hugging and kissing. Stephen Shankland. by Stephen Shankland. February 14, 2014 3:26…

Syrian Bombs in Rebel-Held Aleppo Kill at Least 15 – ABC News

ABC NewsSyrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15. The activist collectives, the Local Coordination…

Internet Firms Release Data on NSA Spy Requests – ABC News

ABC NewsMajor technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information for secret national security investigations — figures showing the government collected…

Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook … – TechCrunch

TechCrunchFacebook’s new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it’s more than just a content reader. Paper has messages, notifications, search,…

Status update: 10 years in, Facebook still a force – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook on Tuesday celebrates 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room launch of the social network, a business now worth more than corporate centenarians…

Afghan presidential election campaign under way – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April.…

Judgment at Nuremberg actor Maximilian Schell dies aged 83 – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldAustrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for best actor in 1961 for Judgment at Nuremberg, has died at the age of 83. Schell died following “a…

Presidential race a pivotal test for Afghanistan – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesThe April 5 vote is expected to be a historic moment for Afghanistan, its outcome seen as make-or-break for the country’s future and key to the level of…

‘Pay people to make sure you don’t get in trouble’: Miley Cyrus offers advice to … – Daily Mail

Daily MailMiley Cyrus has faced her share of ups and downs in her nearly decade-long career. So it was fitting that she offer some words of advice for friend Justin…

Jesse Eisenberg to play negative role in Batman/Superman film – Business Standard

Business Standard‘The Social Network’ star Jesse Eisenberg is all set to play Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luther in the Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck starrer movie. While actor Jeremy Irons…

Lenovo CEO eyes Motorola customisation in bid to beat Apple and Samsung – ZDNet

ZDNetSummary: Lenovo’s CEO Yuanqing Yang likes Motorola’s customisation model and may bring it to other markets. Liam Tung. By Liam Tung | January 31, 2014 — 11:11 GMT (03:11 PST).…

Revenue surge for Facebook over hike in ad sales – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphMobile advertising accounted for more than half of Facebook’s total advertising revenue in the final quarter of 2013, a sign that the social network, born a decade ago in…

Jerry Seinfeld confirms his ‘secret project’ is ‘Seinfeld’ reunion – Business Standard

Business StandardJerry Seinfeld, who had previously revealed that that he and ‘Seinfeld’ co-creator Larry David were working on a “secret project”, has confirmed that the project is indeed a reunion…

Sienna Miller is contrite, topless in ‘Esquire UK’ – CNN

CNN(EW.com) — Why did Sienna Miller fall off Hollywood’s radar shortly after the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? The answer’s simple, according to Miller herself: “I…

Google joins forces with Lego for virtual brick building Chrome app – Inquirer

InquirerSOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has joined forces with Lego to introduce a web app that lets Chrome web browser users’ imaginations run wild with whatever snap-together brick creations they want. The…

McCartney, Starr sing Beatles classics to mark US TV debut 50 yrs on – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led a star-studded rendition of the classic Beatles song Hey Jude in Los Angeles on Monday night as they commemorated 50…

Indian media: Rahul Gandhi’s words – BBC News

BBC NewsMedia in India are analysing Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s first major TV interview ahead of the general elections. Mr Gandhi is leading the party’s ‘ campaign for the…

Peace doves released by Vatican attacked mid-flight – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionIt was supposed to be a symbol of peace from the Vatican Sunday. But watch what happened after two doves were released following a prayer by Pope Francis.…

EXCLUSIVE: French President Hollande Tells TIME Private Life Sometimes ‘a … – TIME

TIMEHours before French President François Hollande announced that his relationship with his longtime partner Valérie Trierweiler was over, he told TIME in a wide-ranging interview that he had felt bound…

Samsung, Google Sign Patent Agreement – ABC News

ABC NewsSamsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate…

‘Fifty Shades?’ first poster out – Business Standard

Business StandardThe first poster of “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie has been unveiled and it features Jamie Dornan. Dornan, who is playing Christian Grey in the big adaptation of erotic…

Selena Gomez’s Week From Hell: Intruder Arrested For ‘Trespassing At Star’s … – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseAs if having to deal with Justin Bieber’s latest brush with the law wasn’t enough to deal with, poor Selena Gomez has also been the victim of an intruder trespassing…

Syria negotiators resume talks, opposition seeks prisoner release – Reuters

ReutersGENEVA (Reuters) – Syrian government and opposition delegations resumed face-to-face talks on Sunday expected to tackle humanitarian issues including opposition calls for Damascus to release women and child prisoners. A…

Kim Kardashian hopes to marry Kanye West this year – Business Standard

Business StandardReality TV star Kim Kardashian says she is planning to exchange vows with her rapper fiance Kanye West this year. The 33-year-old socialite hopes that her wedding takes place…

Egypt clashes kill 29 on third anniversary of revolution – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least 29 people have been killed in clashes in Egypt as the country marks the anniversary of the 2011 uprising which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak, the health ministry…