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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests there in 1997. The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third 11258

October 30, 2017 3:16 AM 'Cheap' flu vaccine claims rejected

The government's Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy has rejected claims a cheap vaccine was used to protect Australians against the flu this season. The vaccine was the 'best' and only one available at the time, Prof Murphy says. 'The claim that cheap vaccines are purchased for the National Immunisation Program (NIP) is false,' Prof Murphy 155

October 30, 2017 2:28 AM Australia's Queensland calls election in test for populist Hanson

The Australian state of Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef, has called a snap election that is set to test support for both the populist party of Pauline Hanson and an environmentally sensitive Indian coal mine project. Campaigning began Monday in the state, a major tourist destination, after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of the Labor Party set down a poll date of November 190

October 29, 2017 11:56 AM WhatsApp Delete Message Feature, Vodafone Micromax Bharat 2, New Jio Plans, and More News This Week

Welcome back to your weekly roundup of all the news from the world of tech that you need to know about. One of the hottest topics right now is that WhatsApp has finally brought in the much-awaited ability to delete sent messages. There's been talk about this feature for a long time, and it seems that it's finally being rolled out to all users. WhatsApp 182

October 29, 2017 7:21 AM Just quit it: Study reveals intervening peers may help youth to reduce smoking

Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings may help youth and young adults to reduce smoking, a study suggests. Intervention can be an important tool in outreach aimed at preventing regular tobacco use in an age group heavily targeted by industry marketing, researchers said. Researchers from University of California 143

October 29, 2017 5:54 AM HTC teases U11 Plus launch on November 2

A few days ago, we have reported that HTC is planning to launch its new flagship smartphone to HTC U11 smartphone series with HTC U11 Plus on November 2nd. Today, the company has officially confirmed the launch of its new HTC U11 Plus smartphone on the coming November 2. The leaked image or we can say teaser shows off the phone’s back panel with the original 137

October 28, 2017 1:35 AM Stranger Things: 29 Callbacks, References, and Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed in Season 2

Late Thursday night, Netflix unveiled the hotly-anticipated second installment of its smash genre hit Stranger Things. By Friday morning, a number of fans, thirsty for the continuing adventures of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and Eleven, had already devoured the nine-episode season. But not everyone has been so quick to binge. So in the interest of serving 310

October 27, 2017 3:00 PM 14 Questions Stranger Things Still Needs to Answer After Season 2

Questions about the universe's unknowable mysteries could fill a lifetime. But the second season of Stranger Things that dropped Friday is infinitely more interesting. Once season 1 ended, the many mysteries of the Netflix series captivated the internet. Luckily season 2 had plenty of gratifying answers. We learned a lot more about the vast world the Duffer 167

October 27, 2017 12:49 PM Vodafone takes on Jio, Airtel with 2 recharge plans; offers 1GB data per day for 3 months

Vodafone has announced new recharge packs for new subscribers on its network. Vodafone has announced two special Voice offers for pre-paid customers. One of the offers is priced at Rs 496 and the other plan costs Rs 177. Customers who join Vodafone will get unlimited local & STD calls, free national roaming (outgoing & incoming) and 1GB data per day for the first 123

October 27, 2017 7:37 AM WhatsApp's 'Delete for Everyone' feature rolling out to Android, iOS users; learn how to use it

WhatsApp has easily become the most widely-used app on Google's Play Store as well as iOS' App Store. The application boasts over a billion downloads on Play Store alone.The company also released a few statistics claiming around 1 billion active users daily and over 1.3 billion monthly active users. WhatsApp is finally pushing out the 'Delete for Everyone' 124