Computer

  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing 16-04-2014 04:11 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward...
  • Restore glory of Sanskrit in today's computer era, says Aziz Qureshi 10-04-2014 08:12 PM

    Making a strong pitch for Sanskrit language, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday called upon scholars of the ancient language to explore ways to restore its glory in today's computer era. Giving his consent for a two-day Sanskrit conference in Dehradunon May 20-21, the governor said the ancient Indian language...
  • Satyam case: Ramalinga Raju appears in court on money-laundering charges 04-04-2014 03:22 PM

    Satyam Computers founder Ramalinga Raju and another accused appeared before a court in Hyderabad in connection with a prosecution complaint filed by Enforcement Directorate against them for offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The Enforcement Directorate in October last year had file the complaint against Raju and...
  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' 30-03-2014 07:26 AM

    Coimbatore: A nine-year old girl from the city has been conferred with honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records University for her achievement as "the fastest to dismantle and assemble a laptop". The degree was conferred on P Adarshini, a fourth-standard student in Koilpalayam, last week in Ho Chi Minh...
  • After Google, Amazon slashes cloud computing prices 27-03-2014 11:20 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest US online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own. The price cuts range from 10 per cent to 65 per...
  • This computer can detect fake facial expressions better than humans 22-03-2014 01:14 PM

    Washington: In the ever-expanding contest between artificial intelligence and the ordinary human mind, you can chalk up another one for the computer. Scientists have developed a computer system with sophisticated pattern recognition abilities that performed much better than humans in differentiating between people experiencing genuine pain and people who were...
  • Asus Chromebox review: This inexpensive computer also doubles as a great streaming device 13-03-2014 01:06 PM

    New York: Devices that let you watch Netflix and other streaming video services on a big TV screen are popular, but there are limits to what you can watch. NBC, for instance, didn't make its Olympics apps compatible with Roku, Apple TV and Google's Chromecast. With HBO Go, Comcast subscribers...
  • Computers of defence establishment hacked 06-03-2014 08:23 PM

    New Delhi: In a major security breach, around 50 computers belonging to the armed forces and the DRDO were hacked sometime back and classified files could have been compromised. Apparently in view of the development, an advisory has been issued to the Services that computers having internet facility should be...
  • Apple issues fix for security flaw on Mac computers 26-02-2014 09:48 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has issued fixes for a security flaw in its Macintosh computers that allows hackers to intercept data such as email, patching a major and embarrassing glitch that came to light several days ago. The security update for users of Apple's OS X computer operating software follows...
  • Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption 23-02-2014 11:29 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc said it would issue a software update "very soon" to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers. Confirming researchers' findings late Friday that a major security flaw in iPhones and iPads also appears...
  • Sony, Lenovo in talks on possible PC business alliance: Report 01-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Tokyo: Japan's Sony Corp and Chinese technology company Lenovo Group are in talks about a possible joint venture to take over Sony's loss-making Vaio PC business overseas, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday. The Japanese electronics and media giant called the report inaccurate while acknowledging that it was looking at...
  • Will 2014 be the year in which we let technology control us? 23-01-2014 10:37 AM

    Everything's getting connected around us. Computers. Smart mobile computing devices. Embedded systems. Documents. People. Creatures. Pets. Even ideas. Everything now has the possibility of being a node on the network, able to publish and to subscribe. Everything. Before this decade is out, there's talk of 50 billion connected things. The...
  • Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs in 2014 18-01-2014 11:54 AM

    San Francisco: Intel plans to trim more than 5,000 jobs from its workforce this year in an effort to boost its earnings amid waning demand for its personal computer chips. The Santa Clara, California, company confirmed the job cuts Friday, the day after Intel Corp. reported its profit and revenue...
  • Nvidia's new Tegra K1 chip makes a tablet more powerful than an Xbox 360, PS 3 06-01-2014 02:31 PM

    Las Vegas: A 310-foot "crop circle" in a California barley field that mystified locals this week was explained Sunday: it was a publicity stunt by Nvidia Corp., a maker of chips for PCs and smartphones. The crop circle near Chualar, California, contained a stylized image of a computer chip and...
  • NSA intercepts computer deliveries: Report 30-12-2013 01:21 PM

    A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel's revelations relate to a division of the NSA known...
  • Heavy Internet users show symptoms of addiction 23-12-2013 03:54 PM

    Washington: Young adults who are heavy users of the Internet may also exhibit signs of addiction, scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have found. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences compared Internet usage with measures of addiction. The research,...
  • Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.39 billion in cloud software push 21-12-2013 10:46 AM

    Bangalore: Oracle Corp, the world's No. 2 business software maker, said it would buy web-based marketing software maker Responsys Inc for about $1.39 billion to bolster its cloud computing offerings. Oracle, led by billionaire Larry Ellison, has been focusing on cloud software to fend off competition from nimbler rivals such...
  • LG announces 21.5-inch Chromebase, a Chrome OS-powered all-in-one computer 18-12-2013 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: LG Electronics has announced the first-ever Chromebase, an all-in-one computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system. The company says it will showcase the device at CES 2014 that will take place next month. The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) has a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display that...
  • Tablets not to replace PCs anytime soon: Survey 10-12-2013 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Over three-fourths of respondents covered in a survey spread across 20 Indian cities by market research firm CyberMedia Research have said that tablets will not replace PCs (desktops, laptops) anytime soon. CyberMedia Research's (CMR) India Tablets Consumer Usage and Adoption Trends 2013 study said that 3 out of...
  • Windows-based tablet sales to touch 39.3 million units by 2017: Report 04-12-2013 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: The growth of smart devices like 2-in-1s and tablets is expected to fuel the volume for desktop vendors and the PC ecosystem in coming years with shipments of Windows-based tablets expected to touch 39.3 million units by 2017, research firm IDC said. Two-in-ones are devices that can function...
  • Does Microsoft need Xbox? 24-11-2013 11:23 AM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years...
  • Give thrust to problem solving in higher education: Murthy 12-11-2013 08:30 PM

    Infosys co-founder and Executive Chairman NR Narayana Murthy, on Tuesday, said higher education and research in the country has to give more thrust towards solving problems. "I'm very positive about the trend of scientific research in India; ....a thrust has to given by higher education and scientific research in the...
  • 11 keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work and save time 21-10-2013 12:41 PM

    Whenever we work on a PC, there are a few basic commands that we commonly follow - no matter what all tasks we are performing. Whether we are writing on a word processor, surfing web, or multitasking, we tend to perform some basic functions like opening a new tab, minimising...
  • Is your PC slow? 10 tips to speed up your computer 10-10-2013 01:06 PM

    New Delhi: Most of us often discover that our old PC has started lurching and has stopped performing the way it would work when it was young. Consequently, we either call up an engineer or start planning for a new machine. In both cases, we end up spending money which...
  • Apple updates iMac with Intel processors 24-09-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Apple Inc said it updated the iMac with fourth generation Intel Corp processors, better graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster flash storage options. The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch...
  • ZTE aims to expand cloud computing services overseas 17-09-2013 11:36 AM

    Singapore: China's ZTE Corp, the world's fifth largest telecoms equipment maker, plans to expand cloud computing services abroad, despite the challenge of allaying security concerns. "Nowadays, data privacy has become a hot topic. But we understand that every customer has its own requirements and characteristics and we are always monitoring...
  • Contextual computing and other smartphone innovations coming your way 13-09-2013 01:00 PM

    San Francisco: As Apple and other smartphone makers find it harder to wow consumers with new devices, engineers think future breakthroughs may depend more on finding new ways to integrate existing components than on inventing more powerful chips. Apple's new iPhone 5S introduced on Tuesday shows how difficult it is...
  • US tapped into networks of Google, Petrobras: Report 09-09-2013 11:05 AM

    Sao Paulo: The US government tapped into computer networks of companies including Google Inc. and Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, according to leaked US documents aired by Globo, Brazil's biggest television network. A week after it broadcast a report that the US National Security Agency spied on the...