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Showing posts from December 13, 2015

'Miracle' baby Enjoying 2nd Christmas despite doctors' predictions

  Jaxon Strong is a 15-month-old boy who doctors thought wouldn't live long past birth. But Jaxon, whose birth name is Jaxon Buell, has been deemed a medical miracle — and got to have a special meeting with Santa Claus himself this year. Jaxon's father nicknamed him "Jaxon Strong" because of his inspiring strength. He was born with microhydranencephaly, a rare developmental abnormality that affects the brain, 

Racist' Aus cartoon shows Indians eating solar panels

Melbourne: A cartoon published in a leading Australian daily yesterday depicted Indians as starving and eating solar panels, drawing rebuke with many condemning it as “racist”. The cartoon appeared in the Rupert Murdoch-owned The Australian in response to the Paris climate conference. The cartoon shows an emaciated Indian family breaking up solar panels and one person trying to eat them with ‘mango chutney’. The climate deal was clinched with the approval of India, China and the US, after days of tough negotiations with the legally-binding pact seeking to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and committing $ 100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing nations.

A gold mourning brooch with a plait of the deceased's hair under glass

In the 18th and 19th centuries, many people with the resources to do so coped with grief by memorializing loved ones with jewelry. Usually paid for by the estate of the deceased, mourning rings varied in complexity but were inscribed with the age, date of death and name of the deceased. The ring designs changed with the latest fashions, from the asymmetrical Rococo style to the geometric and symmetrical Republican and Neoclassical styles.

iPhone 5s Price slashed by Half in India

Apple has slashed the iPhone 5s price in India, with prices now starting at Rs. 22,500 (USD: 345 Aprox)for the 16GB model. Technolala has confirmed that in Online retail the Apple iPhone 5s is available at a market operating price (MOP) of Rs. 22,500. The smartphone can be purchased for even lower at some retail outlets.Presently, the iPhone 5s 16GB is available on Flipkart at as low as Rs. 21,948; both Amazon India andSnapdeal are offering it at Rs. 21,499; while Infibeam (the only Apple authorised online retail partner) isselling it at Rs. 21,899.

Major airline bans hover-boards from flights after reports of gadgets exploding

The motorised scooters skyrocketed in popularity this year but there have been several instances of them bursting into flamesTravelers will have to hoverboard home if they’re planning on flying with Delta Air Lines. At other Side Amazon is pulling some hoverboards from its site after numerous reports of fires caused by the popular gadget caused a safety concern. Links to Swagway , a major hoverboard retailer and other companies have been removed from Amazon’s site, Best Reviews first reported.

How to delete everything you’ve ever said to Google

Whether you’re asking directions or drunkenly swearing, Google never forgets, recording everything you’ve ever said to it. Do you dare listen back? Google has microphones everywhere.Users of Google’s voice-control features such as OK Google are probably aware that the company stores the voice recordings it receives when they talk to it. But it’s still a bit of a shock to be confronted with a list of all the recordings the company has ever made of you. Google’s voice and audio activity page isn’t promoted heavily by the company, and visiting it gives a hint as to why. If you have (or have ever had) an Android phone with Google’s “OK Google” voice-control system, the page should show a

French far right National Front Defeated in key vote

 France's far-right National Front (FN) has failed to win a single region in the second round of municipal elections, preliminary results show. They indicate that the party has been beaten into third place, despite leading in six of 13 regions in the first round of voting. Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right Republicans are set to win most seats ahead of the ruling Socialists. Acknowledging defeat, FN leader Marine Le Pen pledged to keep fighting. And she blamed the outcome on the mainstream parties which joined forces to keep the FN from power, telling her sMarine Le Pen stood as a regional presidential candidate in the northern region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, while her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen was the FN's candidate in the race in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, in the south.

'World has entered low-carbon age’: Leaders react on Paris agreement

As euphoria over the Paris climate deal erupted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the world leaders in congratulating French President Francois Hollande for the successful Paris summit that went past midnight to conclude in a 14-day high drama in Le Bourget, a Paris suburb. Sources said the PM called Hollande just before the Paris agreement was to be presented in the conference of parties for adoption and expressed India’s support for the universal and binding agreement achieved a month after the terror attacks hit Paris.