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Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4 billion mobile video push

Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest US wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. The $50-per-share offer represents a premium ...

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Google’s self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents

Internet search company Google Inc’s self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the programme’s director said on Monday. A team of drivers ...

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BlackBerry ditches keyboard for new Leap smartphone

BlackBerry is forgoing its famous physical keyboard in its newest smartphone, media reported.n The Canada-based company recently launched BlackBerry Leap in Canada. Leap is a cheaper option for consumers who want a touch screen but don’t want to pay a higher ...

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IBM’s Watson strives to be jack of all trades

Watson already has won a major TV game show, is looking for a cure for cancer and has ambitious gastronomy ambitions including devising a recipe for chocolate-beef burritos. The IBM supercomputer is becoming a jack of all trades for the ...

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Rise in body temperature helps fish swim faster

A new study finds that a rise in body temperature enables certain species of fish to maximize their swimming distance and speed. Some species of fish possess a unique physiological characteristic—a web of arteries and veins lying very close together—that ...

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Brain chemical that can help reverse chronic pain

A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, as well as regulating movement and emotion, among others, may help reverse chronic pain, new research has found. The brain chemical dopamine plays a role in promoting chronic pain, the findings ...

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Samsung, Marvel use virtual reality for ‘Avenger’ movie ads

Samsung and Walt Disney’s Marvel introduced a marketing campaign that uses virtual reality to promote “Avengers: Age of Ultron” as more studios look to the new technology to push movies. The Avengers ad campaign, launched last week, employs VR that ...

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Facebook launches open Internet.org platform amid net neutrality debate in India

Facebook Inc is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging ...

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Mechanism behind human ageing revealed

A new research has linked the ageing process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA. Scientists in the US found that the genetic mutations underlying Werner syndrome — a disorder that leads to premature ageing and death ...

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NASA spacecraft crashes on Mercury

An unmanned NASA spacecraft has crashed on the surface of the planet Mercury, after it ran out of fuel following a successful 11-year mission, the US space agency said Thursday. The MESSENGER probe—short for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and ...

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