SOFTWARE

  • Facebook develops a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software 23 hours 54 minutes ago

    New York: Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software. The test, developed by researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab, involves 20 tasks, which get progressively harder. Any potential artificial intelligence (AI) must pass all of them if it is ever to...
  • Probe launched into Lenovo's use of Superfish software 2 days ago

    New York: Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's office said on Monday it has launched an investigation into Lenovo Group Ltd's sales of laptops preloaded with Superfish software, which the U.S. government last month warned made users vulnerable to cyberattacks. The office said that Jepsen last week sent letters to Lenovo, the...
  • Bengaluru: Matrimonial profile of girl claiming not to be a marriage material goes viral 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A software engineer, Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • Google Chrome will now warn you about sites that prompt unwanted software downloads 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out a new feature for its web browser, Chrome, which shows warning if a user visits a site that encourages download of unwanted software. A red warning popup tells warns the user that the site ahead 'might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm...
  • Lenovo to offer free McAfee LiveSafe security software to users whose laptops were shipped with Superfish 5 days ago

    Boston: China's Lenovo Group on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, last week advised customers to uninstall the...
  • IBM targets $40 billion in cloud, other growth areas by 2018 6 days ago

    New York: International Business Machines Corp, which ruled computing in the age of the mainframe, is targeting $40 billion in annual revenue from the cloud, big data, security and other growth areas by 2018. The aggressive target, set by IBM executives at the company's annual investor meeting in New York on...
  • Beware! Your smartphone could be tracked even without access to your location details February 24, 2015

    Washington: Malicious software can track your smartphone simply by measuring the way it uses power even without access to location data, scientists warn. The technique is based on the idea that a smartphone's power usage depends largely on the distance from the nearest base station.As a user moves, this distance changes,...
  • New software developed for robots to aid dementia patients February 24, 2015

    Tokyo:A group of Japanese developers has created software for robots that will monitor and help dementia patients in their daily lives, media reported Monday. The application won the first app contest organised by Japanese telecommunications company Softbank, barely a few days before it begins selling its humanoid robot Pepper,the first robot...
  • How Google Street View helps make data collection for research easy February 23, 2015

    Washington: A team of US scientists has created a web application that speeds up researchers' data collection. The app called Computer Assisted Neighbourhood Visual Assessment System (CANVAS) literally eliminates the costly and time-consuming aspects of conducting research. Researchers used the app to rate 150 different features of neighbourhoods in major metropolitan cities...
  • Huawei launches research and development centre in Bengaluru February 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei launched a research and development (R&D) campus here with an investment of $170 million. The campus, being the first by any Chinese company, has a capacity to accommodate 5,000 engineers but at present 2,700 people are working here, with 98 per cent being local workers. "The...
  • BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software January 31, 2015

    Frankfurt: German luxury carmaker BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles, it said. BMW said officials at German motorist association ADAC had identified the problem, which affected cars equipped with the company's ConnectedDrive...
  • Microsoft Office 2016 will be available in the second half of 2015 January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's updated version of Office for desktop will be called Office 2016, and is expected to arrive in the second half of 2015. Although the company is yet to reveal specific details about the software, it has announced that Office 2016 will be available later this year. "We will...
  • Opera browser 'unstoppable' in India, heading for 100 million users: CEO December 7, 2014

    Oslo: Norway's Opera Software now targets 100 million Indian users for its mobile phone internet browser, after hitting the 50 million mark last month, Chief Executive Lars Boilesen told Reuters on Friday. Smartphones are quickly becoming the product of choice in the rapidly growing Indian market, though Boilesen declined to give...
  • Detekt: A tool that lets users detect surveillance spyware November 21, 2014

    Berlin: Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software. Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for right activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being...
  • Amazon plans to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, to take on Google's ad business: Report August 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the inhouse platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft...
  • New software that can help prevent cyberattacks August 18, 2014

    Berlin: German scientists have developed free software that can help prevent cyberattacks. Scientists at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) developed the software which they claim can thwart five western intelligence agencies using the Hacienda software to identify vulnerable servers across the world in order to control them and use them...
  • New software makes a single picture worth a thousand images August 16, 2014

    Washington: A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images? A new tool intends to do so. A new software developed by computer scientists at University of California Berkeley seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world...
  • New Microsoft software claims to offer a better solution to fix shaky videos August 12, 2014

    London: If you shot a shaky video while cycling or climbing, a new software can fix that. The software analyses footage and creates new frames to smooth out camera jumps. Firstperson videos shot on wearable cameras such as the GoPro are popular, said Microsoft researchers, but could be "dead boring" to...
  • Explained: Why Microsoft fails to get more people in emerging markets pay for its software August 11, 2014

    San Francisco: On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China. The official asked the interpreter to double check Gates' reply as he couldn't believe the figure was so low. It's a problem that hasn't...
  • This painfully hilarious spoof of the film 'A Wednesday' is a battle cry for the lakhs of frustrated software engineers in India August 7, 2014

    "I am the one who fears eating out at expensive restaurants". "I am the one whose family members think I'm going to battle when I leave for work every morning. Who knows if he will return home on time?" Ashima Theatre Group brilliantly brings out the frustrations of a software engineer...
  • Synopsys Users Group India enters 15th year with record gathering of semiconductor design community June 27, 2014

    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, just finished hosting its 15th Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) conference in India to help engineers better address the productivity challenges they face when designing today's chips and electronic systems....
  • 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...
  • Nokia paid millions to software blackmailers six years ago: Report June 18, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish telecoms equipment company Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to reveal the source code for part of an operating system used in its smartphones some six years ago, Finnish TV station MTV said on Tuesday. The police confirmed to Reuters that they were investigating a case...
  • Delhi: 24yearold techie attacked, critically injured June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A 24yearold software engineer was allegedly attacked by a fatherson duo, who live in his neighbourhood, with beer bottles, leaving him critically injured here this morning, police said. The incident took place in East Delhi's Geeta Colony area where the victim, identified as Lokesh, lived with his family....
  • A new software to help find people in a crowd June 2, 2014

    London: The image of a criminal merging into a crowd to keep the cops guessing is common in movies as identifying and tracking a person in a group is difficult. Not any more. Researchers have now developed a software that enables the identification of each individual, therefore allowing their tracking within...
  • Indian software market grew 9.9 per cent to $3.78 billiion in 2013: Report May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Impending elections and lower profits from government sector investments led the software market in India to grow at a lower pace of 9.9 per cent to $3.78 billion in 2013, research firm IDC today said. "Software market in India witnessed slowed growth last year, due to multiple factors including...
  • Pakistani woman files dowry case against Indian husband May 8, 2014

    A Pakistani woman has filed a police complaint against her Indian husband alleging that she is being subjected to domestic violence over dowry demand. Iram, a Lahore resident had married Mohammed Athar, residing in Bareilly, nearly six years ago. According to the complaint, soon after marriage, Athar started to demand dowry of...
  • TCS shares up on agreement with Mitsubishi Corp April 21, 2014

    Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) surged in morning trade on Monday after the software services firm signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation. TCS on Monday said it has signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation to form a single IT services unit. The merger, in which TCS...
  • Infosys gives 6-7 per cent wage hike to employees April 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Country's second largest software services firm Infosys has raised salaries of its employees in the country by 6-7 per cent and by 1-2 per cent for onsite workers, effective April 1. "We have increased salaries. We have given salary hikes of 6-7 per cent for offshore and 1-2 per cent...