TECHNOLOGY

  • New camera technology in next iPhone could help you capture even richer colours 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Apple has been granted a patent for a new camera technology that will use light-splitting cube to provide improved image quality. This new technology could potentially be incorporated in Apple's next iPhone. The patent states that the new camera will feature three separate imaging sensors and each of them...
  • HP to start using Bang & Olufsen audio technology in devices Yesterday

    Palo Alto: Hewlett-Packard's PCs, tablets and accessories are going to start using audio technology from Denmark's Bang & Olufsen. The companies said Tuesday that all HP devices that carry the Bang & Olufsen or B&O Play brand will have a dedicated audio island that isolates the sensitive audio circuits from other...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad Yesterday

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press 2 days ago

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Victims of Section 66A of IT Act rejoice SC verdict 2 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". Victims of the Act claim that they have been proved innocent. ...
  • Was Section 66A of the IT Act misused? 2 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Nasdaq to provide technology for trading bitcoins: Report 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Nasdaq OMX Group Inc agreed to provide a startup the core technology to power a marketplace for trading bitcoins and related digital-currency assets, the Wall Street Journal reported. New York-based startup Noble Markets will use Nasdaq's X-stream trading system, which is used by more than 30 exchanges and marketplaces worldwide,...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused 2 days ago

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • What is Section 66A? 2 days ago

    Full text of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000:Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.66A. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,-(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or(b) any information which he...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on valadity of Section 66A of Information Technology Act 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Uber plans to expand operations in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Uber Technologies, the online ride-hailing company, has entered into a "strategic partnership" with India's Times Internet, as it looks to expand operations in its largest market outside the United States. An Uber spokeswoman said Times Internet, the digital arm of the Times of India media group, would invest "well...
  • NASA working on electric plane with 18 propellers 3 days ago

    Washington: While the world is awestruck at the success of the sun-powered plane called Solar Impulse 2, NASA is working on a more efficient, electric-powered plane that has 18 propellers attached to it. As part of NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propellers Technology project (LEAPTech), these 18 small engines sit atop the...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-1 4 days ago

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the outreach, awareness, innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • IIT Kanpur, BHEL sign MoU to develop advance technology 5 days ago

    Kanpur: IIT Kanpur and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development of advance technology, a statement issued by IIT said on Saturday. As per the agreement, research would be conducted in the fields of combustion process, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mechanical engineering, a release...
  • New technology to select healthiest sperm to boost In-Vitro-Fertilisation 6 days ago

    Washington: Researchers are adapting a new technology to select the healthiest and best swimming sperm from a sample of semen to increase success rates for in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF). Microfluidics - micro-scale technologies that were originally developed to enable high-throughput gene sequencing and for Point-of-Care diagnostics - are now being adapted to enhance...
  • Government asks RBI to declare biotechnology as priority sector 1 week ago

    New Delhi: To encourage investment in research and entrepreneurial activities in the biotechnology field, the government has asked the RBI to declare it as a priority sector to make lending easy for start-ups, Union Minister YS Chowdary said. The Minister of State for Science and Technology said his ministry is also...
  • Ironical that IITs can't make a software for common counselling: Delhi HC March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday observed that it is ironical that Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are not able to make a software for common counselling for admission for the institutes and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). "It is ironical that till now an institute like IIT has...
  • Research firm IDC forecasts a bigger decline in PC sales in 2015 March 13, 2015

    New York: A research firm is forecasting a bigger decline in personal computer sales in 2015. International Data Corp. projected Thursday that PC sales would drop 4.9 per cent to 293.1 million worldwide. IDC had previously forecast a 3.3-per cent drop. PC sales fell 2.2 per cent in 2014.IDC said...
  • Swine flu virus mutated, no reason to panic, say experts March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A recent report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that the swine flu virus has been mutated to take on a more infectious strain. However health experts have said that there is no reason to panic. The report claims that virus has mutated and has taken on a more...
  • New Chromebook Pixel review: This new Google laptop is impressive, but not when offline March 12, 2015

    Charlotte: There's a lot to love about Google's new high-end Chromebook Pixel laptop: a vivid, high-resolution touch screen, powerful speakers and next-generation USB ports meant to standardise power chargers. All for $300 cheaper than the original model. But the Pixel's limitations became clear during a cross-country flight. Machines running Google's Chrome...
  • Watch: 'Let's Talk Health' promo March 10, 2015

    'Let's Talk Health' is a new series on CNN-IBN. Each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant technology helps in fighting the disease. The series brings the country's biggest specialist doctors and experts on one platform...
  • New Bluetooth-based app helps visually impaired commute independently on London underground trains March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: A new technology that allows visually impaired individuals to travel independently on the London underground train network is under testing. The app makes use of Bluetooth technology and is currently being tested by Transport for London. The guiding app uses the Bluetooth beacons to transmit signals which can...
  • Skin stickers that let you control your smartphone, music player from anywhere on the body March 8, 2015

    London: Scientists have developed touch-sensitive stickers that can be worn on the skin and can control mobile devices like phones and music players. Depending on the type of skin sticker used, applying pressure to the sticker could, for example, answer an incoming call or adjust the volume of a music player. The...
  • Technology is the best guarantee for women's empowerment: India tells the UN March 8, 2015

    New York: Information and communications technologies can be the best guarantee for the empowerment of women and transforming the lives of millions around the world, India told the UN General Assembly here on Friday. Mayank Joshi, a first secretary at India's UN mission, said the application of the technologies in education,...
  • IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to boost its human-like computing services March 5, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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...