Computer

  • A new app that teaches preschoolers basic computer coding 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    Cambridge: This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the...
  • 46 per cent users in India spend 6 hours or more on Internet daily: Study Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indicating towards the growing importance of Internet in the country, a survey today revealed that 46 per cent of users in India spend 6 hours or more a day actively using the Internet whereas 82 per cent admit to the fear of missing out when not connected. ...
  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes, 21st time in a row Yesterday

    New York: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released yesterday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 per cent to USD 2.29 trillion,...
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore tech September 19, 2014

    Redwood City: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into wellpaid techies and even hire some of them to work at his socialmedia company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options...
  • Hollywood actresses photo leak: Why syncing your mobile may be a bad move September 3, 2014

    Days after nude photos of several prominent Hollywood actresses were leaked online, the focus is back on how insecure information online is. CNN's tech correspondent Samuel Burke explains why syncing your mobile phone to your computer at home is a bad move. ...
  • Tablet market slows down as PCs find footing August 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "twoinone" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what...
  • New postagestamp size chip delivers supercomputer speed, functions like a human brain August 8, 2014

    Washington: Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postagestamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain. The socalled "neurosynaptic" chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from selfdriving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the...
  • Despite warnings, most computers still vulnerable to hackers of startup codes August 2, 2014

    San Francisco: A multiyear effort to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed because of lax application of preventive steps, researchers say, despite disclosures that flaws are being exploited. In the latest sign that the problem persists, researchers at the federally funded MITRE lab said this...
  • DVDs, PCs with preinstalled software may have malware: Study July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A recent study on the linkages between the use of pirated and counterfeit software and data breaches reveal that the malwares detected in the majority of samples could pose risk to Intellectual Property (IP) theft and data leakage. According to a study by independent forensic science lab, Truth Labs,...
  • Tablet computers to outsell PCs by 2015: Survey July 8, 2014

    Washington: Tablet computers will outsell personal computers by 2015 globally in another sign of the shifting tech landscape, a survey showed Monday. A report by the research firm Gartner said that the shift comes despite a cooling of the tablet market in 2014 and some stability in PC sales, due to...
  • Never too late to learn something new. At 80, Himachal Pradesh CM is learning how to use touchscreen computer! July 6, 2014

    Shimla: One is never too old to learn. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, 80, is taking lessons on how to use a desktop touchscreen computer as the state assembly seeks to be the first in the country to go paperless. Virbhadra Singh, who hasn't operated his personal email himself or...
  • Date of verdict in Satyam case to be announced on July 28 June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: A special court will announce on July 28 the date of verdict in the case relating to multicrore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited. The special court, which was to pronounce the date on Thursday, deferred it by over a month. Special Judge B.V.L.N. Chakravarthi of 21st additional chief...
  • New antivirus software NaMo available for free, helps users protect their PCs against virus attacks June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown IT firm Innovazion has named its new antivirus software NaMo, the popular short name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The software will provide free protection to PC users against malware and virus attacks. While the current version offers basic protection, the company plans to launch advanced versions of the...
  • 15 essential keyboard shortcuts for Windows users June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Be it browsing the Internet, writing a document, preparing an Excel sheet or reading a webpage, we use a plethora of commands on our Windows computer including copying and pasting content, or minimising windows, or switching between different tabs. Most of use constantly go back and froth...
  • A computer program that can teach itself everything June 13, 2014

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indianorigin, have created the first fully automated computer programme that teaches itself everything there is to know about any visual concept. Called Learning Everything about Anything, or LEVAN, the programme searches millions of books and images on the Web to learn all possible variations of a...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed fourstorey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a fourstorey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the illfated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...
  • Chandigarh: Major fire breaks out in Sector 17, firemen feared trapped June 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out on Sunday night at the Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17 of Chandigarh. The firemen with about 45 fire tenders rushed to the spot which is reportedly the most posh area in the city. Authorities informed that the fire stricken building collapsed as the firemen...
  • 10 signs your computer has a virus June 8, 2014

    Does your computer reboot, freeze up or crash at frequent intervals? Your computer might have a virus. Here are 10 signs that indicate that your PC is infected by a virus or any other type of malware. ...
  • Watch: A group of kids were shown a computer from the late 1970s and asked to operate it. Their reactions are priceless! May 28, 2014

    Ah, the joys of trolling the young! A group of kids were shown a computer from the late 1970s and asked to operate it. Remember, these are kids of 2000s, expert at operating ultra modern gadgets. They do their homework on the iPad and probably own a smartphone they play...
  • 1200yearold 'tablet computer' found in ancient shipwreck May 25, 2014

    Washington: Turkish archaeologists have discovered a 1,200yearold wooden object which they claim is an ancient equivalent of a tablet computer. The device was found within the remains of one of the 37 ships unearthed in the Yenikapi area of Istanbul, the Turkish capital. Also known as Theodosius Port, it...
  • China bans use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on government computers May 20, 2014

    Beijing: China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp's latest operating system (OS), in a blow to the US technology company which has long been plagued by sales woes in the country. The Central Government Procurement Centre issued the ban on installing Windows 8 on government computers as part...
  • HP to invest over $1 billion in opensource cloud computing May 7, 2014

    Bangalore: HewlettPackard Co said it plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years to develop and offer cloudcomputing products and services. The company said it will make its OpenStackbased public cloud services available in 20 data centres over the next 18 months. OpenStack, a cloud computing project that...
  • BASIC, the revolutionary computer programming language, turns 50 April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: 50 years ago, BASIC the computer programming language was invented Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA. Short for Beginners' Allpurpose Symbolic Instruction Code, BASIC was the brainchild of two Dartmouth mathematicians, Thomas Kurtz and John Kemeny. At 4 AM on May 1, 1964, Kemeny and a student programmer simultaneously...
  • Boy hangs self as father fails to buy him a computer April 23, 2014

    A 13-year-old school boy allegedly committed suicide in Jaipur district after his parents could not buy a computer for him, police said on Wednesday. Ravi, a student of class 7, hanged himself in the kitchen of his house at Shiv Colony here, police said. Police said Ravi's father told them that he...
  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing April 16, 2014

    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 mobile...
  • Restore glory of Sanskrit in today's computer era, says Aziz Qureshi April 10, 2014

    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 Dehradun on May 20-21, the governor said the ancient Indian language from...
  • Satyam case: Ramalinga Raju appears in court on money-laundering charges April 4, 2014

    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 212...
  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' March 30, 2014

    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...