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Music ‘streaming search engine’ Aurous shutters after lawsuit

New York (AFP) – Aurous, an upstart music site that described itself as a search engine for

Your tablet screen is brought to you with the aid of … carrots


This Christmas, as consumers around the world hope Santa will give them a smartphone, TV or tablet computer, few people

Shorter stretch for Indian prisoners who pass yoga exam


Prison officers in western India have come up with a novel way for convicts to secure early release — master

Giant animals light up Vatican for environment show


Vatican City (AFP) – Images of clouds, lions and butterflies — alternating with polluted air and parched farmland —

Study warns of risks from ‘distracted walking’


You might think you can safely walk and text on your smartphone at the same time. But watch out

Smartphone market seen as cooling

Global smartphone sales growth will cool to single digits for the first time ever amid a slowdown in China, a new

Naturalist David Attenborough says sun can save Earth


Le Bourget (France) (AFP) – Filmmaker David Attenborough, whose soothing voice narrated the vicarious journey of millions of TV

‘Virtual trees’ turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21


PARIS: The Eiffel Tower turned green Sunday for the opening of the Paris climate conference, marking the launch of an

‘Bachelor ban’: Qatar mulls family-only mall days


DOHA: Qatar’s only directly elected body is to vote on introducing family-only days at major shopping malls in a move

Sex, lies and spies: Vatileaks plot thickens


Vatican City (AFP) – The Vatican’s controversial trial of journalists and whistleblowers was put on hold Monday as new