Washington, March 9 : Many of the projects that were unveiled last year aim to give mobile apps the ability to detect a person's emotional state.
A startup called Affectiva, which emerged out of MIT's Media Lab, launched a software developer kit (SDK) for its emotion-tracking technology.
The company claims that it is possible to assess the effect that ads and branding have on a person if that person's facial expressions are analyzed through the camera of a mobile device, PC World reported.
Rio de Janeiro, March 9 - Brazil's Arena Pantanal World Cup stadium will not be ready until May, barely a month before football's showpiece tournament begins. Read more »
Washington, March 9 - Researchers have developed a six-pronged copter-drone that is capable of strikes with 80,000 volts.
The Tarot hexacopter designed by Chaotic Moon's William "Whurley" Hurley is called CUPID, the Verge reported.
The power of the voltage creates an electromagnetic field that fries any electronics within four or five feet of the stun gun.
The guts of the drone are protected from the EMP blast by keeping all the electronic elements in a Faraday Cage, a conductive enclosure which blocks electrical fields.
Sydney, Mar 9 : An Iraqi-born Australian footballer has reportedly accused players of a rival club of racially, religiously and culturally abusing him during a match on Saturday, which will prompt an investigation from his club. Read more »
Johannesburg, Mar 9 - American golfer Dustin Johnson has grabbed a share of the lead after the penultimate round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday with American compatriots Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan at one-under 143. Read more »
Washington, March 9 : Researchers have said that middle-class working mothers are leaving work as they are unwilling to behave like men.
Paris, March 9 - Following are the French soccer standings after Saturday's games (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against and points), Xinhua reported. Read more »
Washington, March 9 - Indian writer Pankaj Mishra is one of eight writers from seven countries winning a $150,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their achievements and to support their ongoing work.
Mishra, an Indian essayist, memoirist, travel writer and novelist, won the Windham Campbell Literature Prize in non-fiction category, The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale announced.
London, Mar 9 : Defending Premier League champions Manchester United is reportedly set to announce a world- record kit deal with American sportswear giant Nike worth more than 600 million pounds. Read more »
Madrid, March 9 - Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. Read more »
London, Mar 9 : Defending Premier League champions Manchester United has kept their slim hopes of a top-four finish this season alive following a 3-0 win over lowly West Bromwich Albion on Saturday away at The Hawthorns. Read more »
The Hague, March 9 - Following are the Dutch soccer league standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Read more »
Rome, March 9 - Following are the Italian Serie A standings after Saturday's games (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Read more »
Johannesburg, Mar 9 : Arsenal has entered the semi-finals of the FA Cup tournament following their 4-1 win over Everton in the quarter-finals on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium. Read more »
Los Angeles, March 9 - Actors Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin carefully used prosthetics and porn doubles for intimate scenes in the movie "Nymphomaniac", about a self confessed sex addict recounting her life story.
"Neither Shia nor I were willing to actually have sex onscreen, obviously. Everything was set in place for us to have a porn double, a prosthetic vagina, special effects," Martin told Nylon magazine, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
Johannesburg, Mar 9 : Chelsea has moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday following a 4-0 victory over 10-man Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Read more »
Los Angeles, March 9 - Actress Katie Holmes is heading back to TV to star in a new show from “P. S. I Love You” director Richard Lagravenese.
The 35-year-old will play the philanthropist wife of Rufus Sewell's character in the yet-untitled series, which will film in New York later this year, reports contactmusic. com.
The “Batman Begins” star has not held a starring role in a TV series since “Dawson's Creek” ended in 2003.