Google's OnHub wireless routers become ‘smarter’ with addition of IFTTT support

Google's OnHub wireless routers become ‘smarter’ with addition of IFTTT support

In a move which has given a 'smarter' edge to Google's OnHub wireless routers, Google has revealed recently that the routers now support the IFTTT web service, which has the capability to automate actions between apps.

Since the IFTTT online tool essentially facilitates the easy connectivity of different online platforms and services, OnHub users can trigger IFTTT support when their devices connect and disconnect from the wireless routers.

Look older? Blame your genes

Look older? Blame your genes

A new study has finally found the real secret to looking young and it's all down to your genes.

The researchers found a gene that helps explain why some of us looked younger or older than we actually are.

The gene in question, known as MC1R, is already well known for producing red hair and pale skin. Now, it appears that variation in this same gene is also related to differences in how old people look to other people, their perceived age. People carrying particular MC1R variants in their DNA look, on average, almost 2 years older than they are.

Sip on peppermint tea to boost your memory

Sip on peppermint tea to boost your memory

According to a recent study, the refreshing scent of peppermint may be just what you need to perk up your mind.

This is the finding of a study by Dr Mark Moss, Robert Jones and Lucy Moss of Northumbria University who presented their research at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference in Nottingham.

A total of 180 participants were randomly allocated to receive a drink of peppermint tea, chamomile tea or hot water. Before they consumed their drink they completed questionnaires relating to their mood.

Black raspberry can help keep your heart safe

Black raspberry can help keep your heart safe

If metabolic syndrome runs in your family, then you may want to swap that typical dessert with a bowl of fresh black raspberries as a recent study suggests so.

The study showed that black raspberry extract can significantly lower a key measure of arterial stiffness-an indicator of cardiovascular disease. Black raspberry intake was also associated with increased levels of circulating endothelial progenitor cells
(EPCs), which help repair and regenerate damaged arteries.

This antibody can slow cancer growth, spread

This antibody can slow cancer growth, spread

A team of scientists has found a new way to slow the growth and spread of common cancers.

The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute researchers found an antibody that inhibited the spread of melanoma, lung, breast and prostate cancer cells by activating immune cells known as Natural Killer (NK) cells.

Professor Mark Smyth, who led the study, said "The protein CD96 sits on the surface of these immune cells and its role is to stop the immune cells from becoming over-activated and attacking the body's own healthy cells."

Google launches ‘Mode’ watchbands for Android Wear smartwatches

Google launches ‘Mode’ watchbands for Android Wear smartwatches

In a move which marks Google foray into the Android Wear accessories arena, the company said in a Tuesday announcement that it is launching a new lineup of ‘Mode’ snap-and-swap watchbands for Android Wear smartwatches.

The ‘Mode’ Android Wear watchbands have been designed by Google in collaboration with b&nd by Hadley Roma. The watchbands can be easily replaced by users to give a fresh look to their Android Wear devices.

Sweet alert! At 7 crore, India has second highest incidence of diabetes in world

Sweet alert! At 7 crore, India has second highest incidence of diabetes in world

Raising more concerns about the ever increasing cases of diabetes in India, there were nearly seven crore people with the disease in the country in 2015, the government said.

"As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the estimated cases of diabetes in India in the age group of 20-70 years were
6.68 crore and 6.91 crore in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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Google updates Android Gmail app to enable Microsoft Exchange support

Google updates Android Gmail app to enable Microsoft Exchange support

A new update has been rolled out by tech giant Google to its Android Gmail app, to introduce support for Microsoft Exchange in the app, irrespective of the device being used by the app's users.

Announcing the new update to its Gmail app for Android, Google said that the update will be rolled out to users in the next three or more days. For checking the availability of the update, the users of Android Gmail app can go to 'Add Account' option in the Settings, to see whether they able to select 'Exchange' as the account type.

Fate of meltwater due to global warming found: Study

Fate of meltwater due to global warming found: Study

A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has discovered the fate of much of the freshwater that pours into the surrounding oceans as the Greenland ice sheet melts every summer, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long- term effects of atmospheric warming.

"Understanding the fate of meltwater is important, because research has shown that it can carry a variety of nutrients, which may impact biological production in the ocean," said study co-author Renato Castelao.

Survey: At least one Scottish driver an hour seen using mobile phone

Survey: At least one Scottish driver an hour seen using mobile phone

According to the findings of a new RAC survey, nearly two-thirds of the motorists in Scotland claim to have seen at least one driver using a mobile phone while steering the wheel during their last hour on the road.

The RAC survey – in which 2,120 motorists were questioned – also showed that almost 97 percent of the Scottish motorists have said that it is quite a ‘regular’ incident to see drivers looking at their mobile phones in stationary traffic.

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