It could have been mistaken for any other late afternoon in the expectant days before graduation. Seniors shuttled four years of possessions from the Kappa Alpha fraternity into waiting U-Hauls that would carry them away from Stanford for the last time.
But the students weren't talking just about commencement, or summer, or jobs ahead. Their conversations this week, like so many on this elite campus these days, kept turning to sexual assault.
It was inescapable on their phones and laptops, what happened just a few hundred feet away and its lingering impact: A woman left one of their parties drunk, passed out behind a dumpster and was attacked by a Stanford swimmer.
"We're horrified that this happened here," said Dominick Francks, 22, a Kappa Alpha brother majoring in atmosphere/energy ...
A pro-ISIS hacker group has placed nearly 8,000 Americans on its longest 'kill list' that also includes names of Canadians, Australians and Europeans, a British media report said today.
The pro-ISIS United Cyber Caliphate hacker group released a list of 8,318 people, including their addresses and email contact details, on a secretive messaging app service.
It urged its supporters to "follow" those listed - and "kill them strongly to take revenge for Muslims", Daily Mirror reported.
It is one of the longest kill lists any ISIS-affiliated group has distributed to date and reportedly includes the names of 7,848 Americans, 312 Canadians, 39 Britons and 69 Australians.
The rest of the targets listed are reported to be from a variety of nations including Belgium, Brazil, China, Estonia, Fran...
BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy today launched another attack on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, saying he had planted "a time bomb" in the Indian financial system that will explode in December.
Mr Swamy, who had written twice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking that Dr Rajan be dropped for keeping interest rate high, took to Twitter to criticise the RBI Governor.
He did not specify further. The 'f.e' in the tweet apparently refers to foreign exchange.
There was no immediate response to the query sent to RBI spokesperson Alpana Killawala in this regard.
On May 26, Mr Swamy had levelled six allegations against Dr Rajan and asked the Prime Minister to sack him immediately.
He had also claimed that Dr Rajan was "mentally not fully Indian" and alleged that he has "wilfully wrecked the econ...
Facebook on Monday announced that it is getting into the e-Sports game, jumping into the field of video games as spectator sports against Amazon-owned Twitch and Google's YouTube Gaming.
Later this month, people will be able to use Facebook accounts to log in to Blizzard Entertainment computer games such as "World of Warcraft."
The move will pave the way for Blizzard game fans to use the leading social network's Live video service to broadcast play in real time, the companies said in a joint release.
California-based Blizzard, owned by video game publisher Activision, is in the process of creating a "Go Live" feature that would let players stream on-screen action to Facebook timelines, according to the companies.
Blizzard games in line for the Facebook streaming capability included freshl...
Samsung Electronics America and AT&T in collaboration have unveiled the new Galaxy S7 Active. The smartphone will go on sale exclusively at AT&T starting Friday.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will be available via AT&T online store as well as the AT&T stores in Sandy Gold, Titanium Grey, and Camo Green colours. It will be available at $26.50 for a 30 months period or $33.13 a month for 24 months. When translated the Galaxy S7 Active is priced at $799 (roughly Rs. 53,000) upfront.
Notably, this is the fourth Active model from Samsung and AT&T. Earlier models include Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, and Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The biggest highlight of the new Active model is that it is shatter resistant for drops from up to 5 feet or less on a flat su...
Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday said it has established a data sciences centre in San Carlos, California to get top global talent and build high-value solutions.
The centre will focus on big-data and advanced analytics to add clarity to Snapdeal's consumer-centric initiatives, help shape business strategy and optimise the operational efficiencies using data. The centre is headed by Nitin Sharma, Senior Vice President, Data Sciences.
"We have set up a data science engine in California, which is home to domain talent, to further augment our efforts in creating a superior customer experience and strengthen our supply chain. Snapdeal is extensively working on data mining through an existing analytics team," Rohit Bansal, Co-Founder, Snapdeal said.
The centre houses experienced data scie...
Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi has announced an open sale for both the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 3. On Wednesday, it will make the smartphones for purchase without registrations starting 10am IST - till stocks last. The Mi 5 will be available via Mi.com, while the Redmi Note 3 will be available via Mi.com, Amazon India, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 was launched in late-March, and is priced at Rs. 24,999. To recap on the specs, the Mi 5 runs on Android Lollipop with MIUI 7 on top. The dual-SIM smartphone features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi.
The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, paired with 3GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. For optics there is a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX298 senso...
There are an increasing number of uses for drones in India and around the world. From small, personal use quadcopters, to high end devices that come with cameras mounted on them which stream high quality video remotely, there's a huge variety of drones in the sky. With the growing number of drones in the sky, the government has been talking about regulating these devices for some time now, and it appears that we're now close to seeing this actually happen.
As reported by Medianama, the Director General of Civil Aviation has uploaded a draft of the possible drone policy, titled "Guidelines for obtaining Unique Identification Number (UIN) and Operation of Civil Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)". The circular was seeking comments until May 21, and is now going to be considered as a final polic...
Japan has passed a law regulating virtual currency, after the country found itself at the epicentre of a multi-million dollar embezzlement scandal following the spectacular collapse of the Tokyo-based MtGox Bitcoin exchange.
Once one of the largest, most established exchanges for the cryptocurrency, MtGox collapsed in 2014 after a suspected theft worth nearly half a billion dollars, which hammered the digital currency's reputation.
Japanese lawmakers passed a bill late Wednesday stipulating that all "virtual currency" exchanges must be regulated by the country's Financial Services Agency.
The new law defines a virtual currency as something with an "asset-like nature" that can be exchanged for goods and services.
Digital currency exchanges must now register with the financial watchdog and ...
Yahoo Inc.'s strategic review to sell its core business is "well along the way," Chief Financial Officer Ken Goldman said, without giving any specifics.
"It's going, I think, very, very well," Goldman said during a presentation hosted by JPMorgan Chase in Boston on Tuesday. "We are continuing to work tirelessly to get to the right place."
Yahoo - under the leadership of Chief Executive OfficerMarissa Mayer - started a review of the company's options in February after pressure from investors and a failed turnaround. Bidders have included TPG,Verizon Communications, YP Holdings and a consortium led by Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners, people familiar with the matter have said. Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett is also backing a group bidding for Yahoo's Internet assets, peopl...