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Facebook shares soar as mobile drives big jump in ad sales

Facebook Inc (FB.O) smashed investors' expectations with a 52-percent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours.The world's biggest online social network bucked the trend of underwhelming tech…

Flipkart hires without interviews

Flipkart on Thursday announced a partnership with Udacity, an online learning company to hire graduates based on capabilities they have built through Udacity's Nanodegree programs.This move showcases how organisations such as Flipkart are opening opportunities to graduates who have built expertise through online education…

The best of CES 2016

If there were an unofficial slogan for the Consumer Electronics Show this year, it would be Evolutionary, not revolutionary. Let's be honest, groundbreakers were in short supply at CES this year. There was no news out of Vegas that blew our socks off. Not that…

Long-delayed plan to end US oversight of ICANN could finally take effect this year

Almost a year behind schedule, the Internet's domain name overseer, ICANN, is set to present the US Government with a plan for full independence. Plans for ICANN to split from the US Department of Commerce will be unveiled in February, with a divorce date set…

After setting iPhone record, Apple forecasts rare sales drop

Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of 2015.The giant tech company says revenue could fall at least 8.6 percent during the January-March quarter, compared with a year…

Air Force, Marines, bolster air power with major Super Hercules deal

The Defense Department is set to expand its fleet of Super Hercules aircraft, a hi-tech workhorse that mixes versatility with toughness.The DOD is awarding Lockheed Martin a contract worth more than $1 billion to build 32 of the C-130 Super Hercules. It is part…

Four concealed carry guns unveiled at SHOT Show

Concerned about personal protection?For folks looking for an everyday concealed carry weapon for self-defense, a number of new choices made their debut at the annual SHOT Show this week.Here’s a look at four new concealed carry guns revealed this week.Walther PPS M2…

SHOT Show: Blast an attacker with the new Taser

What are your options if you want to defend yourself, but don't want to carry a gun?There is no disputing a Taser weapon’s stopping power- we’ve all seen the videos. But while Taser models are popular with law enforcement, those available to civilians were…

Magnetic device lets smartphones test your blood

Smartphones equipped with portable devices that magnetically levitate cells might one day help diagnose diseases in the home, clinic or lab, researchers say.Nowadays, smartphones are incredibly powerful portable computers that include handy devices such as multimegapixel cameras, and they can be found in both…

Guns made of meteorite: Price tag $1 million

In the market for a gun that is out of this world? Then the Big Bang pistol may just be for you … provided you’ve got very, very deep pockets.Parts of the 4.5 billion-year-old Gibeon meteorite that landed in sub-Saharan Africa in prehistoric times…