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  • Dell launches rugged notebooks in India at Rs 2.29 lakh onwards December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Computer firm Dell India launched rugged notebooks, made to withstand heavy rains, moisture and over 60 kg weight on to them, with prices starting at Rs 2.29 lakh. Dell is mainly looking at big organisations in oil and mines, Defence and the infrastructure segment as its potential customers for...
  • Old laptop batteries could power slums in India: Study December 8, 2014

    Washington: Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries, a new study by IBM India has found. The research presented at a conference in San Jose, US, analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70 per cent had enough power...
  • HP EliteBook Folio 1020: HP unveils fanless laptop, thinner than Apple's Macbook Air December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: HP has unveiled the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 laptop that is claimed to be the world's thinnest and lightest business-class notebook. The devices comes in two variants - the HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 special edition. Both models are 15.7 mm thick, while the MacBook...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • 77 % air passengers hooked to smart watches, glasses: Survey October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major chunk of air travellers the world over are tech-savvy and are gradually getting hooked to using devices like smart watches and glasses to help them on their journey, a latest global survey has shown. The survey carried out jointly by the Geneva-based aviation communication and IT firm...
  • India's first ever eCabinet in Andhra Pradesh September 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: For the first time ever in the country, Andhra Pradesh government had its first paperless eCabinet meeting on Monday. Using the app, eCabinet, the ministers accessed the entire agenda of the Cabinet meeting in electronic form. In the eCabinet, data can be accessed by ministers by logging...
  • Are you suffering from smartphoneloss anxiety disorder? August 24, 2014

    Toronto: If you consistently live in the denial mode of losing your smartphone, remember that once it happens, you are the one at a greater risk of developing smartphoneloss anxiety disorder. According to fascinating research, loss of one's smartphone not only represents an immediate disconnection from one's online contacts but is...
  • Magnets could cool future refrigerators, laptops July 29, 2014

    Washington: Magnets can act as wireless cooling agents and may one day be used to cool refrigerators and laptops, MIT scientists say. A new theory formulated by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology describes the motion of magnons quasiparticles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or 'spins'. In...
  • Three persons bearing illegal weapons arrested July 26, 2014

    Three persons have been arrested in Ghaziabad for allegedly carrying illegal weapons, police said on Friday. The accused identified as Shiva, Anuj and Vir Singh were nabbed by the Indirapuram Police last night. "During checking on Thursday night, police tried to stop an Indica car, after which the driver tried to...
  • Got a rash? Your iPad, other electronic devices might be the cause July 14, 2014

    Chicago: Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergyinducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an...
  • HP launches Pavilion x360 convertible PC, colourful Pavilion notebooks in India at Rs 39,990 July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: HP announced the launch of its new range of notebooks, convertible PCs and a variety of colourful accessories at its APJ Media Summit 2014 in Mumbai. The range includes the HP Pavilion notebook series, HP Pavilion x360 convertible PC, HP Pavilion 23 allinone, and the HP Envy 15 notebook...
  • Advertorial: HP Introduces New Pavilion P Series Notebooks July 3, 2014

    In June/July every year, large population of youth in India enter a new stage of life from school to college. During this period, students look for laptops that have superior performance and that which matches their style. They looks for Laptops that are colorful and would want to flaunt...
  • Laptop distribution biggest socialist and secular scheme launched: Akhilesh Yadav June 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the ambitious laptop distribution scheme of his government was the "biggest secular and socialist scheme" in the state as it was implemented among the masses without any disparity. Replying to the debate on budget for 20142015 fiscal year which was presented in...
  • Jayalalithaa government to distribute 5.5 lakh free laptops this year June 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to expedite the distribution of free laptops to high school and college students. According to state government officials over 17 lakh free laptops worth Rs 2,500 crore have been distributed to the students since 2011. 5.5 lakh free laptops worth Rs 1,100 crore...
  • Why a tablet with a keyboard cover is a worthy laptop replacement June 23, 2014

    Winnemucca: It took some travels across the country for me to appreciate a tablet with a keyboard cover. I've long asked, "Why not just get a laptop?" I didn't see any benefits in turning a tablet into something it is not. The device I warmed up to isn't Microsoft's Surface tablet,...
  • Satellite P50: Toshiba launches the 'world's first' Ultra HD 4K laptop in India at Rs 86,000 June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to be among the top 3 tech players in India, Japanese giant Toshiba unveiled a range of devices, foraying into newer segments like 2in1s (tabletcumnotebooks) and workstations, and launched the world's first ultra HD 4K laptop in India. "The Indian market itself has a lot of potential, it...
  • 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...
  • HP launches Slatebook a 14inch Android laptop, new Chromebook June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: HP has announced the launch of its new Chromebook and an Androidpowered laptop. Like the last year's Chromebook 11, the new HP Chromebook PC has a 11.6inch display. Powered by a Samsung processor, the new Chromebook PC will be available in Snow White and Ocean Turquoise colours. It...
  • A 'smart' plastic that can prevent electronic devices from overheating May 23, 2014

    London: What if the plastic on your phone or laptop cover could dissipate heat created by the lithium batteries when they are overcharged? This may soon be a reality as scientists are now on course to develop a "smart" plastic that can prevent your electronic devices from overheating and also save...
  • Surface Pro 3: Microsoft unveils new lighter, larger Surface Pro with a 12inch display at $799 onwards May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet, Surface Pro 3, as it ramps up efforts to make an impact on the mobile computing market and counter the popularity of Apple's iPad and MacBook Air laptop. The Surface Pro 3, which has a...
  • PaperFold: The 'world's first' foldable smartphone can be transformed into a phablet, tablet and a laptop May 4, 2014

    Toronto: Scientists have developed the world's first foldable smartphone that changes to a tablet and a notebook using a set of screens and hinges. The shapechanging smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible electrophoretic displays to provide extra screen real estate, the amount of space available on...
  • HP may soon unveil a 14inch Android laptop April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After Lenovo, it seems to be HP's turn to come up with an Android laptop. Reports are doing the rounds that HP is working on a 14inch Android laptop SlateBook 14. The company officially has not made any announcement, but reports have to say that a video...
  • Sony warns of battery issue in some Vaio laptops, says its non-removable battery pack could overheat April 12, 2014

    New York: Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its Vaio laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The company says it's in the process of creating a program to repair or replace the computers, or will refund their purchase...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat's development nowhere compared to UP, says Shivpal Yadav February 6, 2014

    Gujarat stands nowhere compared to Uttar Pradesh in terms of development and there is "utmost" progress here, UP Cabinet Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav said on Wednesday. "We would not like to have Uttar Pradesh like Gujarat. Gujarat stands nowhere in terms of development as it has limited population compared to UP....
  • Vaio Flip: Sony launches laptoptablet hybrid devices at Rs 99,990 onwards January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Increasing its touch portfolio, Sony introduced the new Vaio Flip (F13N, F14N, F15N), which features a hinge that provides users with new ways to use their mobile PCs while still enjoying the full functionality of a traditional clamshell laptop. The new Vaio Flip is available in 13inch, 14inch...
  • Lenovo launches Androidbased dualmode notebook IdeaPad A10 in India at Rs 19,990 January 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lenovo has announced the launch of the IdeaPad A10, its first Androidbased dualmode notebook. Priced at Rs 19,990, the A10 comes with 10point multitouch and flips 300 degrees. The A10 weighs approximately 1 kg, and features a 10.1inch display. The device enables users to instantly switch between two...
  • 3 crore BPL girls, women may get tablets; inspired by Akhilesh's 'laptop' scheme? December 3, 2013

    In a novel experiment to encourage illiterate girls and women to get education, Bihar government on Monday said it was mulling distributing tablets to three crore of them living below poverty line. State Minister for Information and Technology Shahid Ali Khan told reporters in Patna that a Rs 7000crore plan had...
  • Man rapes school girl on way back from free laptop distribution function November 19, 2013

    A school girl was raped on her way back from a free laptop distribution function in Faizabad late on Monday, police said. Villagers are angry at a minister who arrived seven hours late for the event, and blame that for the rape. The Class 12th student, one of the beneficiaries of...