Google Launches Special Search Mode for Slower 2G Phone Network for India, Brazil

World’s largest search engine giant Google Inc has launched a new lite mode of Google search engine for India and Brazil on 2 Generation (2G) network.

This lite mode has been developed by keeping the 2G network speed in mind. Before launching this feature in India, Google had tested it in Indonesia, where the network speed is similar to India.

The new lite mode of Google search engine loads pages four times faster than the traditional webpages and consume 80% less data and penetrate 50% faster connection compared to before. This feature is currently limited to Android smartphones.

Around 200 million people in India have access Internet through their smartphones and a majority of them still prefer 2G network due to affordable tariffs.  It should be noted that in 2G network, a consumer gets 10KB/s speed in good network conditions, while it goes down to 2-3KB/s in poor network coverage.

China conducts fourth test of Wu-14 nuclear delivery hypersonic vehicle

China has conducted the fourth successful test of a new Wu-14 hypersonic strike vehicle which is capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

The test was conducted on 7 June 2015 and the vehicle launched atop a ballistic missile fired from a test facility in western China.

The vehicle has ability to executed extreme maneuvers that may be able to render US anti-missile defense systems obsolete.

This test was the fourth test in past 18 months. Previous tests were conducted in year 2014 in the months of January, August and December.

The Wu-14 is capable to travel in high altitude in the atmosphere on the edge of space. It can carry nuclear or conventional warheads. The high-tech vehicle can travel at speeds of up to 10 times the speed of sound i.e. around 7,680 miles per hour.