Washington, March 2 - A giant sunspot - a magnetically strong and complex region on the sun's surface - has appeared for the third time over the sun's horizon. This is the third trip for this region across the face of the sun, which takes approximately 27 days to make a complete rotation.
Scientists track sunspots that are part of active regions, which often produce large explosions on the sun such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs.
Washington, March 2 - A US civil court has awarded a woman a woman from Texas 500,000 dollars after her former boyfriend of seven years posted images and videos from their relationship on YouTube and other sites as a way to harass her after their breakup.
The anonymous woman told ABC that her boyfriend updated her on how many people had seen it, or downloaded it.
While the former boyfriend is reportedly planning to appeal the suit, this civil case has been more successful than others that often fall into a legal gray area, the Verge reported.
Washington, Mar. 02 - A new hi-tech ring reportedly allows wearer to control devices and give input by gesture of fingers.
Kickstarter project, Ring, is a hardware device that resembles an ordinary ring, but is filled with sensors and electronics to use gesture control.
According to Tech Crunch, the Ring enables gesture controls, including drawing letters in the air for text input, gesture-based authorization for finalizing payments, and transmit alerts from connected devices via a built-in vibration motor and onboard LED.
Washington, Mar. 02 - The refreshed and ultra-polished Outlook. com is not only a revamped gift from the past, but is reportedly easier to maintain and neater like any other modern-day emailing service.
Outlook, Microsoft's Hotmail successor, is full of intelligent features with a modern UI-style layout and social integration.
To keep the Outlook inbox well organized, users could simply schedule 'Sweep,' which helps in easy cleanup of the inbox as the feature automatically deletes messaged from specific senders or sends them to a different folder, PC World reports.
Washington, March 2 - US President Barack Obama expressed his "deep concern" over the "clear violation" of Ukranian sovereignty and territorial integrity during a 90-minute telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday.
Obama "expressed his deep concern over Russia's clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity" and condemned "Russia's military intervention into Ukrainian territory", Xinhua quoted the White House as saying in a readout of the talks.
Washington, Mar 01 : A Chicago based law firm has filed a suit against Mt. Gox, which was once the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, over loss of 8,50,000 Bitcoin units.
Mt. Gox, which is in outstanding debt of about 63.6 million dollars, had earlier filed for bankruptcy protection over their loss of Bitcoin units including 7,50,000 units belonging to customers worth 477 million dollars.
According to Tech Crunch, the law firm, Edelson PC, filed the lawsuit on behalf of someone named Gregory Greene and all the other U. S. residents who are affected by the collapse of Mt. Gox.
Washington, March 1 : Joe Biden has revealed that President Barack Obama made him do "every s**t job in the world" after he spoke in favor of gay marriage, while the US administration was on the record against it.
During an interview with Politico, the 71-year-old Vice President spoke about his relationship with the commander-in-chief and confessed that he wound up on Obama's bad side two years ago when he made the gay marriage gaffe, Radar Online reported.
He added that his powers were minimized and was excluded from high-level meetings after he preceded the president's announcement over the controversial issue.
Washington, Mar 01 : Google's senior vice president, overlooking Android, has reportedly said that his statement that Android 'not designed to be safe, but to be open,' doesn't mean that the OS is insecure.
Sundar Pichai, clarifying his remark at the Mobile World Congress, explained that Android's openness makes it more secure and not less, because it undergoes a lot of scrutiny.
According to Tech Crunch, Pichai said that open platforms historically undergo a lot of scrutiny, but there are a lot of advantages to having an open source platform from a security standpoint.
Washington, March 1 : Many U. S. counties have incorporated electronic voting technology, largely in response to well-publicized challenges related to older mechanical and punch-card models, according to a new study published in Human Factors.
Although these updated systems have solved some usability problems, they present a new set of issues for voters unfamiliar with the technology.
The study examines how smartphone-based voting systems can be incorporated into the current large-scale election process.
Washington, Mar 01 : 2013 ' Communicator of the Year' Kelly Blazek response to a job seekers email and LinkedIn request made the rounds on Reddit, Buzzfeed and other viral hotspots after the person posted it on her Imgur account.
Blazek, who runs a popular online job bank for marketing professionals in Cleveland, said in her email to Diana Mekota that her invite to connect was 'inappropriate' and 'tacky'
According to CNN, Blazek further added that she loved the sense of 'entitlement' in her 'generation' and welcomed Mekota for her 'humility lesson' of the year.
Washington, March 1: Islamist militants in Syria reportedly cut off a man's hand and posted the photos on Twitter in what appeared to be live-tweets of the entire episode.
The victim was punished for thievery and his hand was chopped off with a sword by a group of Syrian Islamist militants in the northern town of Maskanah, near Aleppo.
According to the Daily Mirror, an extremist group calling themselves ISIS (Islamist State in Iraq and Syria) said it was responsible and claimed the man, an alleged thief, had asked to be punished in this way.
New York, Mar 1: The head of the Sicilian mafia sent a hit man to America to arrange the murder of Rudy Giuliani in the 1980s, according to reports.
"Boss of bosses" Salvatore Riina targeted Giuliani because of his friendship with an anti-mafia judge in Sicily, Giovanni Falcone , the New York Post reported.
The plot to kill Giuliani, while he was US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, came to light during a trial in Sicily in which former Italian government officials are accused of agreeing to a peace pact with the mob in the
Washington Times, March 1 : Israel has reportedly started installing anti-missile defense systems with laser-firing capabilities on its passenger planes in order to defend its commercial flight sector from militants carting shoulder-fired missiles.
The Elbit System's C-Music, also known as Sky Shield, is installed on the underside of passenger planes and uses thermal cameras that can detect incoming missiles and can be used on military jets and helicopters as well.
Washington, March 1 : The US economy grew at a reportedly slower rate against the initially predicted rate in the fourth quarter of 2013.
US gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent against an expected 3.2 percent from October to December.
According to the BBC, the Commerce Department initially predicted consumer spending had expanded by 3.3%, but spending is now estimated to have grown at a 2.6% annual rate.
New York, March 1 - Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours with the aim of detecting and potentially preventing outbreaks, shows a study.
It may be possible to predict sexual risk and drug use behaviours by monitoring tweets, mapping where those messages come from and linking them with data on the geographical distribution of HIV cases.
Washington, March 1 : Russia has been reportedly accused by Ukraine of an "armed invasion", after the country deployed troops to Crimea, invoking strong criticism from the White House.
US President Barack Obama said that the United States would stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.
According to the Fox News, Obama said that the U. S. government was deeply concerned by reports of Russian military movements and warned any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty would be deeply destabilizing.
Washington, Mar. 01 - Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly announced that their Apple TV unit, a product touted to be a 'hobby,' made more than a billion dollars of revenue last year.
At Apple's annual gathering of shareholders, Cook said that the product was more than a "hobby" and the revenue includes content sales, like movies and TV shows, and not just hardware sales of its set-top-box.
According to Cnet, the billion-dollar-figure revenue indicated that the product was getting attention from consumers.
A little over a year ago, Cook announced that in the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year, the company sold more than 2 million Apple TVs, up from 1.4 million a year before.
Washington, March 1 - A new electronic cigarette has been launched that functions as a phone as well as a MP3 player.
The 'Supersmoker Bluetooth' is the first ever electronic cigarette that will play music and receive calls via Bluetooth, Fox News reported.
General manager Roy Steijger said that their gadget will be the new standard in e-cigarettes for the new generation and provides the consumer a variety of options.
The ' Supersmoker Bluetooth ' is available for 99 dollars in the US markets. (ANI)
Washington, March 1 - A new laser technique has been developed to get rid of painful tattoo memories.
The 'PicoSure' is a picoseconds aesthetic laser that can administer short pulses of lasers directly into the skin in just trillionths of a second, which would help in removing tattoos with fewer treatments and with lesser particles from the laser, CBS News reported.
Dr. Gary Lask, director of dermatologic surgery at UCLA said that this technique provides a more intense reaction that destroys the tattoo particles, which is the first new breakthrough for tattoo treatment in about 20 years. (ANI)
Washington, March 1 : The German security firm G Data has reportedly accused the Russian government of creating and distributing a malware known as "Uroburos".
The author of G Data blog "MN" has alleged that the complexity of the malware and the presence of Cyrillic words in the malware sample proved the involvement of the Russian government.
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