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  • A new Google Glass app that can help autistic kids learn social, communication skills 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    Washington: A Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power is developing Google Glass app to help autistic kids learn social and communication skills. The app will also provide feedback to care-givers on how to help autistic children cope with their life. Called the Empowered Brain Suite for Autism, the app encourages kids to interact...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? Yesterday

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • 'The Interview' is a test for a new kind of movie release Yesterday

    Atlanta: Sony's The Interview has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theatres, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco...
  • Google, Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Google and Microsoft have joined forces with Sony, using their online might to release "The Interview" film to online audiences despite threats from hackers. "Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day," Google chief legal officer...
  • 'Tis the season! Google highlights travel during the holiday season in its third Happy Holidays doodle 2 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Tis the season! Celebrating Christmas in its own distinctive style, Google has posted a video doodle - which is also the third doodle in its series of Happy Holidays 2014 doodles. The animated doodle highlights travel during the holiday season. Explaining the doodle posted on Thursday, doodler...
  • 'The Interview' released on digital platforms; here's where you can watch the movie online 3 days ago

    You don't need to leave your house to watch "The Interview." Sony Pictures released the comedy on digital platforms. The online release comes a day after the studio reversed its previous decision not to show the movie after hackers stole internal documents and emails from Sony. The US said North...
  • 'Tis the season! Google marks Christmas Eve with second Happy Holidays doodle 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Celebrating Christmas Eve, Google has posted the second doodle in its series of Happy Holidays 2014 doodles. The doodle posted on Wednesday features a man, who is probably heading for his home to celebrate the holiday season, in a red ski suit pulling a sleigh laden with his...
  • 'Tis the season! Google posts a Happy Holidays 2014 doodle 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Marking the beginning of the holiday season in many countries of the world, Google has posted an animated doodle that features a reindeer-driven sleigh with three child passengers and a driver dashing through the snow. The doodle has a Google logo placed on top of it. The doodle...
  • Google's self-driving car prototype ready to be tested on roads 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Google has announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "We're going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year," the Internet titan's...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing 6 days ago

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Google plans to open its own campus in Hyderabad 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Internet giant Google plans to open its own "permanent and big" campus in Hyderabad and is set to sign an MoU with Telangana government shortly to take up the venture. "We are likely to sign MoU with Google. They are likely to open their campus here in Hyderabad. It will...
  • IIT Kharagpur bags maximum jobs compared to other IITs 6 days ago

    Kolkata: As the first phase of placements drew to a close, IIT Kharagpur students have got the maximum number of jobs as compared to other IITs, institute officials said on Sunday. The first phase of placements, which ended on Saturday, witnessed a growth of around 10 per cent with 1,100-plus job...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • Google Glass will fail, smartwatches disappointing, Apple no longer a pioneer: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak December 19, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. The American, who quit Apple in 1987 - 12 years after creating the technology giant with...
  • Legal action to be initiated against Google for displaying incorrect map of India on its websites December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Department of Electronics and Information Technology and Survey of India to initiate "appropriate" legal action against Google for wrongly depicting international boundary of some states like Arunachal Pradesh, the Lok Sabha was informed today. "Google is displaying incorrect map of India depicting the international...
  • Jennifer Lawrence is 2014's most googled celebrity December 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has become the most-searched celebrity on Google over the past 12 months. The 24-year-old actress repeatedly made headlines this year with her nude photos that leaked in massive celebrity hacking, her brief fling with Chris Martin, and her box office blockbuster 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,...
  • Robin Williams' suicide most searched for on Google in 2014 December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. The reaction to Williams' death in August topped Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising search requests. It beat notable events such as the World Cup, the...
  • Google launches Hindi advertising service December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google has launched Hindi ads on its display network to allow advertisers reach out to 500 million Hindi speakers across the world. The move is part of Google's effort to stimulate the growth of Indic languages and extend support to more languages around the world, Google...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • Wassily Kandinsky's 148th birth anniversary celebrated with a doodle December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 148th birth anniversary of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, Google has posted a doodle that shows an abstract artwork. Kandinsky is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. His expressionist masterpiece "Studie zu Improvisation 3, 1909" was the highlight and leading indicator for a flat Christie's...
  • IIT-Indore student offered Rs 1.7 crore salary package by Google December 15, 2014

    Indore: A 21-year-old B Tech student of IIT Indore has bagged a job with Google at an annual salary package of Rs 1.7 crore, one of the highest packages offered by the US-based internet giant during campus placements at the premier institutes. Gaurav Agarwal, a student of B Tech final year...
  • Complaint filed against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries December 14, 2014

    The Survey of India has filed a complaint with police against Google Maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. ...
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges. Xiaomi Technology only started selling in India in July and...
  • Google to close engineering office in Russia: Report December 14, 2014

    Google has plans to shut down its engineering office in Russia amid a crackdown on internet freedoms and a law regarding data-handling practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal said that the internet search engine company might retain some employees to assist in sales, business partnerships, user support, marketing and...
  • Raj Kapoor movies featured in Google doodle as it celebrates his 90th birth anniversary December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To commemorate iconic actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor's 90th birthday today, Google has posted a doodle. Born as Ranbir Raj Kapoor on December 14, 1924, Raj, the son of actor Prithvi Raj Kapoor, garnered huge recognition and respect for his contribution to Indian cinema. He started as a...
  • Survey of India files complaint against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries December 13, 2014

    Dehradun: Survey of India on Saturday filed a complaint with police against Google maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. Dalanwala Police station in charge Anil Kumar Joshi said that the Survey of India, in its complaint, said that Google maps is depicting India's international boundaries in a "wrong"...
  • Google updates Hangouts app for Android with 'last seen' timestamp, video filters December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has updated the Hangouts app for Android and has added a lot of new features in the upgraded version including new sticker packs, video filters and the 'last seen' timestamp. Hangouts users can now give video calls some extra flair with video filters including sepia, vignette, and black...
  • Incorrect map of India on Google websites: Government December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Survey of India has found out that Google is displaying incorrect map of India on its different websites, the government on Friday said. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Rajyavardhan Rathore said that after complaints...
  • Google locking Spanish publishers out of Google News service December 12, 2014

    Madrid: Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites. The move announced Thursday will reverberate around the globe. Besides closing Google News in Spain, Google also...