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  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • New facial recognition tool to help find missing kids June 20, 2014

    Washington: A new facial recognition tool can help find missing children by rapidly matching the pictures of kids with their biological parents. The tool could be useful to law enforcement and families in locating missing children, researchers said. A team from the University of Central Florida started the project with more than...
  • This computer can detect fake facial expressions better than humans March 22, 2014

    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 just...
  • Google acquires gesture recognition technology startup Flutter October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has acquired a new startup Flutter, which makes gesture recognition technology for PCs. Flutter's first and only product is a Mac app initially described as "Kinect for OSX" that uses hand gestures to detect movements using the builtin webcam in machines. It lets users control...
  • Contextual computing and other smartphone innovations coming your way September 13, 2013

    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 to...
  • Facebook's new facial recognition feature under scrutiny by FTC September 12, 2013

    San Francisco: US officials will examine changes to Facebook Inc's privacy policy to determine whether they violate a 2011 agreement with federal regulators, a Federal Trade Commission spokesman confirmed Wednesday after certain changes drew fire from privacy advocates. Much of the criticism has focused on a proposed "Tag Suggest" feature that...
  • Watch: How iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint sensor works September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple introduced a new fingerprint-recognition system to unlock your phone. The new system lets you easily unlock phones without having to type in a four-digit code. Apple says many people don't use a passcode because it is cumbersome. With fingerprints, Apple...
  • Facebook may add profile images to controversial facial recognition August 29, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members' profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network's controversial technology. The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the performance...
  • Finnish firm launches payment system with face recognition July 21, 2013

    Helsinki: Finnish company Uniqul has developed the world's first payment system which recognises customers' faces and helps them pay without having a wallet, credit card or mobile phone. The company is getting ready for deployment of the system in Helsinki, news website goodnewsfinland.com reported. The company said its patent pending technology allows...
  • South African varsity awards Indianorigin academic June 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: A South African academic of Gujaratiorigin has been awarded a gold medal by a university in Johannesburg for his service to the institution and for contribution to the development of his hometown of Azaadville. Prof Kantilal Naik received the award from Wits University, where he is the Honorary Adjunct...
  • UPSC mulling to put civil services exam answer sheets online May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Conceding to the longstanding demand of civil service aspirants, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is mulling to put online the scanned copies of answer sheets of the candidates writing the prestigious examination. The Commission, which conducts the annual examination to select candidates for IAS, IPS and IFS...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Jitendra Singh December 7, 2012

    The sports minister Friday took the bold decision to derecognise India's amateur boxing and archery federations because of their faulty electoral process. ...
  • EC rejects Swamy's plea seeking derecognition of Cong November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major setback to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, the Election Commission on Tuesday rejected his plea seeking derecognition of Congress. The EC, while rejecting his petition, said, "The Commission takes serious exception to Swamy's allegations questioning the impartiality of the Commission, which the Commission rejects as...
  • National Herald row: Money used for retirement scheme, says Cong November 3, 2012

    Keeping up with his attack on the Congress, Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Saturday slammed it saying it wasn't a charitable organisation to extend loans. Breaking its silence, the Congress on Friday rejected allegations levelled by Swamy and maintained that its support to National Herald newspaper was interest free loans...
  • Will move EC to derecognise Congress: Swamy November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy has said that he will file a petition before the Election Commission of India on Saturday seeking derecognition of the Congress party. He tweeted, "After the Congress confession of the loan crime (on Friday), I am filing a petition today before the ECI...
  • Taiwan university sues Apple over Siri patents July 30, 2012

    Taipei: A Taiwan university has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple Inc in a US court over the iPhone maker's Siri speech recognition system, which lets users place calls or perform other tasks with voice commands, and is seeking undisclosed damages. Apple is also wrestling with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd...
  • Bangalore schools' choice: RTE or derecognition July 4, 2012

    Bangalore: In what may be considered as the first statement alluding to the possible action the state government may take on private schools, which are threatening closure protesting the Right to Education (RTE) Act, Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education G Kumar Naik on Tuesday hinted that the recognition of...
  • Facebook to buy facialrecognition startup: Sources June 19, 2012

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is paying $55 million to $60 million to buy Face.com, according to people familiar with the matter, acquiring the company that provides the facialrecognition technology used by the world's largest social network to help users identify and tag photos. The deal bolsters one of Facebook's most popular...
  • Facial recognition in use after riots August 12, 2011

    London: Facial recognition technology being considered for London's 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain's riots, a senior police chief told The Associated Press on Thursday, with officers feeding photographs of suspects through Scotland Yard's newly updated facematching program. Chief Constable Andy Trotter of the British Transport...
  • Old people not tuned with appropriate behaviour February 2, 2011

    Wellington: Older people have more trouble detecting social gaffes committed by others, the result of a decline in how they perceive emotions, according to a New Zealand study. Using video clips from the British sitcom 'The Office', researchers at the University of Otago compared the ability of older and...
  • Top Delhi school faces derecognition from MCD January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: In Delhi, a top school, Sriram, is facing possible derecognition. Children of top bureaucrats, businessmen and politicians study at this school. According to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Sriram School has increased its quarterly fees by nearly 30 per cent in a bid to collect money for clearing...
  • Govt woos Indian docs abroad, to approve foreign degrees December 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to recognise medical degrees of developed countries, including the US and the UK, to encourage Indian doctors settled abroad to return here, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday. Dr Ramadoss has sought support of the Medical Council of India in recognising the...
  • Illegal sawmills log into forests December 21, 2006

    Nilgiri Hills: The Recognition of Forest Rights Act had aimed to give tribals rights over forestland, but wildlife activists argued that this would endanger the country's forests and wildlife. In trying to please the tribal and the wildlife lobby the final Act has left India's forests wide open to commercial...
  • No more blues for people of Nilgiris December 21, 2006

    Nilgiri Hills: Inspite of living in the Nilgiris for three generations, Hari's family was regularly served eviction notices by the Forest Department for encroaching on forest land. "They burnt all my crops and served me an eviction notice. They say this is forest land but I have been living here for...
  • New Lenovo notebook can recognise you December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Lenovo on Wednesday unveiled an exciting range of feature rich notebooks that cater to the home consumer and the SOHO segment in India. The new Lenovo Y300 and Y500 notebooks incorporate Lenovo's pioneering biometric face recognition technology that enhances data security and allows the notebooks to be used...