TECHNOLOGIES

  • IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to boost its human-like computing services 17 hours 48 minutes ago

    Seattle: International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful. The purchase is designed to boost IBM's push into more human-like computing services, based around its...
  • Apple car to fuel 'car of future' debate at Geneva car show 4 days ago

    New Delhi:The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with...
  • Robotic ankles will soon have 'eyes' to see where they are going 4 days ago

    Washington: Researchers are developing an artificial vision system that can enable a robotic ankle to see where it is going to improve the wearer's gait. Mo Rastgaar, a Michigan Technological University mechanical engineer and his team have already developed a prototype of the prosthetic ankle that can provide a range of...
  • Rs 1,000 crore fund for tech start ups, entrepreneurs: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced Rs 1,000 crore for promotion of start ups and entrepreneurs particularly in the technology sector. "We are now seeing a growing interest in start ups. Experimenting in cutting edge technologies, creating value out of ideas, initiatives and...
  • Qualcomm's new technology aims to offer cellphone users better reception even in underground tunnels, shopping malls 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm wants wireless carriers to set up new technology that would offer cellphone users better reception in places like subway tunnels and shopping malls. The San Diego, California company said on Thursday it will start selling components this year featuring LTE technology adapted for a smaller scale...
  • New 5G technology lets you download over 30 movies in one second; 65,000 times faster than average 4G download speeds 6 days ago

    London: UK researchers have achieved record-breaking speeds of one terabit per second during tests of 5G data connections. Researchers at the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) managed speeds of one terabit per second (Tbps) - thousands of times faster than current data connections. At 1Tbps, it would be theoretically...
  • How 'crash energy management' train safety-technology can save lives in case of accidents 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train system credit cars designed to blunt the tremendous...
  • Car technology troublesome but important to buyers 1 week ago

    Detroit: Connecting a mobile phone and giving voice commands are still causing drivers problems, but new technology features will be highly desirable to buyers when they make their next new vehicle purchase, according to a study of auto dependability released on Wednesday. Looks and exterior design are still the top reasons...
  • 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...
  • Budget 2015 should include a package of low-cost financing, subsidies to support renewable and clean energy technology February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: India is the 6th largest country in terms of power generation and consumption. According to Central Electricity Authority (CEA), at the end of March 2014, the installed power generation capacity of India stood at 243028.95 MW, while the per capita power consumption stood at 917 KWh (2012-13). The...
  • Vu launches 15 new LED television sets in India at Rs 9,000 onwards February 20, 2015

    New Delhi:TV-maker Vu Technologies is aiming for three-fold jump in turnover to Rs 300 crore in 2015-16 on the back of growing e-commerce sales. The company, which gets up to 55 per cent revenue from onlines sales, launched 15 new smart TVs that would be exclusively available via e-commerce website Flipkart. "We...
  • Check Point buys Israeli cyber security firm Hyperwise February 20, 2015

    Israeli:Internet and network security provider Check Point Software Technologies has bought Israeli start-up Hyperwise, saying it will help it compete in the fast-growing cyber security market. Check Point said on Wednesday it paid "tens of millions of dollars" for Hyperwise, a company with roots in Israel's military intelligence and electronic espionage...
  • Delhi authorities give Uber deadline for licence application February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Last month,...
  • Sony could exit TV, smartphone businesses; shifts focus to PlayStation February 19, 2015

    Tokyo: Sony Corp aims to boost operating profit 25-fold within three years by growing its camera sensors and PlayStation units, its chief executive said, outlining a strategy that could see the company exit the cut-throat TV and smartphone sectors. CEO Kazuo Hirai said on Wednesday the Japanese consumer electronics firm would...
  • Infosys buys US firm Panaya for enterprise value of $200 million February 16, 2015

    Infosys Ltd said on Monday it would buy Panaya Inc, a New Jersey-based provider of automation technology, for an enterprise value of $200 million as India's second-biggest IT outsourcing company bets on new technology to boost growth. Under Chief Executive Vishal Sikka, Infosys has been making big bets on automation and...
  • Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates meets with China's technology minister February 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Bill Gates, Microsoft's former CEO, met with China's technology minister this week, said a statement on the ministry website, days after U.S. tech groups expressed concerns over Chinese regulation damaging their businesses. In the meeting with China's Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, in which Gates was representing the...
  • A new tiny wearable robot that can zip your jacket on its own February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: MIT's Personal Robots Group has developed a tiny wearable that can open or close zips on its own. Under its Sartorial Robotics project, the robot, dubbed Zipperbot, has been developed to explore autonomous control of sartorial gesture and performed as a wearable robot. The tiny robot, once charged,...
  • Apple hiring auto experts for secret research project: Report February 14, 2015

    New York: Apple is hiring automotive technology and design experts to staff up a top-secret research lab, with the possible intention of building a car, the Financial Times reported, citing several people familiar with the iPhone maker. It's unclear whether the world's largest smartphone maker is simply looking for talent to...
  • Apple working on creating an electric car: Report February 14, 2015

    Washington: Apple has a secret lab working on the creation of an Apple-branded electric car, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The project has designed a vehicle that looks like a minivan, the newspaper quoted one person as saying. It would take years to finish the...
  • China assisted Pakistan to build 6 nuclear reactors February 9, 2015

    Beijing: China has assisted Pakistan to build six nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 3.4 million kilowatts, a top Chinese official said on Sunday as Beijing plans to build two 1100 mw reactors in Karachi with USD 6.5 billion assistance. Outlining China's nuclear technology exports, Wang Xiaotao, vice...
  • Invisible planes next on DRDO's radar, thanks to Sage Bharadwaj? February 7, 2015

    Panaji:India's premier Defence Research of Development Organisation DRDO is open to co-developing a technology promoted by an Indian scientist who claims he can make planes invisible using pre-Mahabharata sage Bharadwaj's formulae, a senior agency official said here Friday. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan here, Satish...
  • India eyes US aircraft carrier technology as arms ties deepen February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: India wants to use state-of-the-art US technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defence sources said, a move that would tie their arms programmes closer together and counter China's military influence in the region. The proposal, referred to only obliquely in a joint statement...
  • SC to examine term 'grossly offensive' of IT Act provision February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will examine the term "grossly offensive" used in a provision of the Information Technology Act which empowers police to arrest web users for posting objectionable content. "What is grossly offensive to you, may not be grossly offensive to me and it...
  • It takes only four credit card transactions to identify you February 3, 2015

    Washington: MIT scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have examined anonymous credit card data and found that most individuals can be identified using just the dates and locations of four purchases. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that just four fairly vague pieces of information - the dates and locations of...
  • Uber tightens driver screening in India, to check criminal records February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The US taxi company Uber Technologies Inc has tightened background screening of its drivers in India to include inspection of criminal court records, Uber said in a statement on Monday. Uber was banned from operating in New Delhi after allegations of rape against one of its drivers. Police said...
  • PM's twitter address to the 18th National Conference on e-Governance January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter. This is the first time such an address has taken place through Twitter. The Prime Minister tweeted "Good morning friends! I am delighted to join the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter." Not being...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • Where, oh where, is a better battery? January 23, 2015

    New York: At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden electrical...
  • India, United States try to narrow differences on nuclear trade ahead of Obama's visit January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: India and the United States were trying to narrow differences on nuclear trade on Thursday ahead of President Barack Obama's visit, but New Delhi ruled out a change in its liability law that has choked off US investment. Nuclear commerce worth billions of dollars was meant to be the...