TECHNOLOGY

  • Smartphone touchscreen use leads to greater brain activity 2 days ago

    London: Your smartphone touchscreen can actually change the way your thumb and brain work together, a new study has found. More touchscreen use in the recent past translates directly into greater brain activity when the thumbs and other fingertips are touched, researchers found. "I was really surprised by the scale of the...
  • Google's self-driving car prototype ready to be tested on roads 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Google has announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "We're going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year," the Internet titan's...
  • Recent hack by North Korea an act of cyber-vandalism: Barack Obama 5 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has called the recent hack by North Korea into the networks of technology company Sony, not as an act of war, but as an act of cyber-vandalism. ...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • A new technology that could help your smartphone track sleep disorders December 14, 2014

    New York: Researchers are working on a smartphone-based technology which can help track sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, much easier than visiting a doctor. Using earbuds, equipped with an in-line microphone and an Apple iPhone, researchers from Florida State University and New Jersey-based Stevens Institute of Technology analysed participants' breathing habits...
  • Trillion dollar IT trade deal on a knife-edge at the WTO December 12, 2014

    Geneva: A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in the next 24 hours, trade diplomats said on Thursday. But late on Thursday one trade official involved with the talks said a deal would be very unlikely...
  • India lags far behind China, US in R&D expenditure: Harsh Vardhan November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's investment in science and technology lags far behind that of China, South Korea and the US and the government aims to invest 2 per cent of its GDP on research and development under the 12th Plan against only 0.88 per cent in 2011-12, Rajya Sabha was informed....
  • A device that can charge your phone in just 30 seconds November 25, 2014

    Tel Aviv: An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. Using nano-technology to synthesise artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed...
  • Almost all Android, iOS apps have been hacked: Report November 21, 2014

    New York: An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 per cent of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked. A report by the mobile security firm Arxan Technologies threw up these alarming statistics that all app users must keep in mind...
  • Technology Sector working professionals to consider business education – Relevance and options November 19, 2014

    The slowing growth rate in the Indian IT industry has had its share of impact on the capability of the current middle management layer in the industry. The late 1990s and early 2000s saw heady 100% quarter and quarter growth for IT companies leading them to hire fresh engineers at...
  • Live: Not just educated, you need to be tech-savvy now, says PM Modi in Fiji November 19, 2014

    Earlier in the day, India on Wednesday announced a 75 million USD line of credit for Fiji for a co-generation power plant and upgrading the sugar industry and also a five million USD fund to develop its villages even as the two countries agreed to expand their Defence and Security...
  • PM Modi wows students at Queensland University of Technology November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wowed Queensland University of Technology students, freely mingling with them during a visit, and made it a point to tell them that it is Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday as he sent his best wishes to children. Within hours after his arrival following an overnight flight from...
  • China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020 November 11, 2014

    Beijing: China's Mars rover will be larger, tougher and a better climber, experts said on Tuesday as the country plans to send a space mission to land a rover on the Red Planet by 2020. China has not announced an official plan for a Mars probe, but Ouyang Ziyuan, a...
  • NASA rocket to click 1,500 images of Sun in 5 minutes November 3, 2014

    Washington: A sounding rocket fitted with technology to gather 1,500 images of the Sun in flat five minutes is set for launch on Monday. Capturing five images per second, the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment (RAISE) mission will focus in on the split-second changes that occur near active regions on the...
  • Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi ask people to use technology to fight corruption October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making optimum use of modern technology in tackling corruption. In his message on the beginning of 'Vigilance week' starting, the President said "use of modern technologies can play an important role in eliminating human interface in service delivery...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers October 22, 2014

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • Indian engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets in US October 17, 2014

    New York: An Indian engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution for stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology firms based in New Jersey here. Ketankumar Maniar, 38, a former New Jersey resident had previously pleaded guilty before US...
  • Internet can't be managed as private property: India tells UN October 15, 2014

    United Nations: Underscoring its commitment to the "free growth" of the Internet, India has told the UN General Assembly that the cyberspace cannot be managed as a "private property" and its management should be "transparent and democratic" in nature. "As a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and democratic society, India is fully committed...
  • Sapphire glass maker GT could pursue legal claims against Apple October 11, 2014

    GT Advanced Technologies said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "Only if GT winds down these operations will it be able to stop its mounting losses...
  • Indian steel manufacturing firms eye Chinese technology October 9, 2014

    Beijing: Top Indian steel manufacturing firms are eyeing Chinese technology and low-cost equipment as India's steel capacity is expected to soar in the next 15 years, driven by growth in infrastructure construction in the the country. "We will need Chinese equipment and technology suppliers for our steel industry's growth, since...
  • The great divide: Bridging the education-employability gap October 8, 2014

    The new academic year is well under way. Every day, students from across all differentiating lines get ready, neat partings and pressed shirts, and set off to receive a quantum of knowledge. Every day, guardians watch their wards, as they tote a bag of ruled books that will document their...
  • A new technology that could help your smartphone batteries last longer September 28, 2014

    New York: A new technology to control energy consumption inside transistors could pave the way for a smartphone that does not die after a few hours of heavy use, says a study. This technology taps into the power of a single electron to control energy consumption inside transistors. "We devised a technique...
  • Unique '3D' Durga Puja in Kolkata pandal September 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Art and technology have mingled in this year's Durga Puja festival to present a unique 3D digital image of Goddess Durga at a pandal in the city. The "unique" image measuring 6x14 feet will be hosted in the Jodhpur Park puja pandal which is known for its innovation. Explaining...
  • National Museum to host digital engagement programme September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Museum is hosting a workshop in the capital September 25 aimed at enabling museums across the country hone their digital technology skills. The British Council has organised this two-day workshop, titled "How to Create a Digital Engagement Programme in Your Museum", where training will be given to...
  • Manohar Parrikar questions 75 per cent attendance rule for exams September 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he will take up with the Goa University (GU) officials the issue of 75 per cent compulsory attendance to qualify for appearing in examinations. Parrikar, who was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, said current systems...
  • Measurement and Metrology Group explores business potential in India September 21, 2014

    Singapore: Measurement & Metrology Group (M&M) is exploring business potential in India's education sector, offering a wide range of laboratory equipment technologies. "We are aiming to supply our products to labs in India's technical schools, having marketed these products in Southeast Asia and Africa," said Singaporebased M&M's business development manager...
  • IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a USbased private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at...
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore tech September 19, 2014

    Redwood City: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into wellpaid techies and even hire some of them to work at his socialmedia company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options...
  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the worldrenowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the fiveday engineering fair in Germany to be held from...