COMPUTER

  • Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun 5 days ago

    Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to...
  • Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju challenges fraud case verdict April 13, 2015

    Hyderabad: The founder of Satyam Computer Services(SATY.NS), Ramalinga Raju, who was found guilty in an accounting fraud case and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment last week, has filed an appeal to challenge the court's verdict. Uma Maheshwar Rao, a lawyer for Raju, said the appeal was filed in a sessions court...
  • Russian man may become first person to have head transplant April 10, 2015

    London: A 30-year-old Russian computer scientist with a rare, genetic muscle wasting disease is set to become the first person in the world to have his head transplanted onto a healthy donor body. Valery Spiridonov, from Vladimir, has approached Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero who recently claimed to have developed a...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Verdict on Satyam Computer scam out: Ramalinga Raju, 9 other convicts sent to 7 years in jail April 9, 2015

    It's seven years in jail for the Satyam scamsters including the company's founder Ramalinga Raju. A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Hyderabad on Thursday gave verdict on India Inc's biggest scam comes after a six year trial. ...
  • Ransomware: What you should know about this growing threat to computer users and how you can stay safe April 9, 2015

    Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user - an individual, small business, Fortune 500 company or a government agency. Some questions and answers about ransomware: Q. What...
  • Michigan Micro Mote: A computer that is smaller than a grain of rice April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: We've seen computers transform from big and bulky room-sized components to the thinner and lighter tablet-like devices. But, surpassing the established sizes for a computer, University of Michigan researchers have developed a fully autonomous computer that is smaller than a grain of rice. At just a millimetre cubed, the...
  • Dell ranks no. 1 as PC vendor in India March 24, 2015

    Bengaluru: Global personal computers vendor Dell ranked top in shipments and sale of PCs, notebooks and workstations in the fourth quarter (October-December) of the calendar year 2014. "Dell ranked No.1 PC vendor in the commercial segment and No.2 in the consumer segment," the US-based company said in a statement on Monday,...
  • Bharti Airtel partners Amazon to offer cloud services in India March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India. "In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel's cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers....
  • Government, telecom, defence sectors most attacked by cybercriminals March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are increasingly targetting sensitive information from sectors including government, utilities and defence to access public data and other critical information, a government official on Friday said. "With increasing number of devices, the sophistication of attacks is also going up. Government is the most attacked sector, followed by telecom,...
  • It's more about the mobile experiences not about just one single device: Satya Nadella March 18, 2015

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an interview to CNN outlined the company's 'Internet of things' vision which include the cloud computing platform Azure and upcoming Windows products like Windows 10. ...
  • Researchers develop 'visual' Turing test March 15, 2015

    Washington: Researchers have developed a 'visual Turing test' that measures a computer's ability to understand movements, relationships and implied intent from images. Researchers from Brown and Johns Hopkins universities developed the method to evaluate how well computers can decipher information from images. The team described its new system as a 'visual...
  • Worldwide tablet shipments to cross 269 million units by 2019: Report March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Demand from the commercial sector will be the main driver for tablet PCs globally and shipments are estimated to cross 269 million units by 2019, research firm IDC said. Worldwide shipment of tablets is expected to reach 234.5 million units this year, a modest year-on-year increase of 2.1 per...
  • Court sets April 9 as final date for verdict in Satyam case March 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: A special court in Hyderabad is trying the multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) on Monday said it will pronounce its judgement in the CBI-probed case on April 9. Citing voluminous documents in the case, Special Judge BVLN Chakravarthi said, "On April nine, the judgement will...
  • Apple also rumoured to unveil a 12-inch MacBook Air at its March 9 Apple Watch event March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: As Apple gears up for its Spring Forward event tonight, the rumour mill is brimming with speculations about the tech giant's possible launches at the event which primarily include its highly-awaited smartwatch- Apple Watch. However, some expectations are also pointing towards the roll out of a new 12-inch MacBook...
  • Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China's rising scrutiny of US tech firms March 5, 2015

    Beijing: China's Huawei and Intel are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers, as US tech firms vie for Chinese tie-ups to retain access to a tough mainland market. The partnership, announced by Huawei in a statement, comes as US and other Western tech firms' scramble...
  • 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...
  • Impact of Digital Learning March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Within the last couples of decades, computers have evolved to be omnipresent, featured in every sphere of business and industry. Information and communication technology (ICT) has grown to be one of the most up and coming branches of education. Digital technology tools in education (EdTech) have presented several...
  • Alibaba launches first cloud data center in the US market March 4, 2015

    Hangzhou: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. The new California data center marks the Chinese company's latest measured expansion onto American soil, and...
  • Humans may soon be able to talk to computers and robots the same way they talk to their friends March 2, 2015

    New York: A new programme from the US Defence Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) aims to get computers to express themselves more like humans by allowing them to use spoken language, facial expressions and gestures to communicate. "Today we view computers as tools to be activated by a few clicks or keywords,...
  • India worst affected by Ramnit bug that steals passwords, personal details from users' computers: Report February 26, 2015

    New Delhi:India has been the biggest victim of Ramnit, a malware that has infected 3.2 million computers globally and defrauded many others, security software firm Symantec said. At present, cyber criminals are using Ramnit to mainly focus on information-stealing tactics, targeting passwords and online banking login credentials. They also install remote...
  • Pope Francis' confession: I'm a disaster with machines. I don't know how to work a computer February 6, 2015

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has made a confession of sorts, telling a 16-year-old girl that he doesn't have a clue about how to work a computer. The 78-year-old Francis made the confession on Thursday during a Google Hangout with several disabled kids from around the world. Francis responded to them from...
  • Intel's Compute Stick can transform a TV into a fully-functional Windows 8.1 computer January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Intel has unveiled a new dongle that can transform an HDMI display into a full-fledged computer. The Intel Compute Stick is ready to go out-of-the-box and comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux. This 4-inch long device packs a quad-core Intel Atom processor, with built-in wireless connectivity, on-board...
  • Intel shows wrist-worn drone and a button-sized computer at CES 2015 January 7, 2015

    San Francisco: Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich showed off a computer built into a jacket button and a wristband that transforms into a selfie-snapping flying camera, as the chipmaker extends its push into smart wearable gadgets. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Krzanich also announced a...
  • High security prison in Tihar gets computer lab December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tihar Jail administration has set up a computer training centre in the high security prison, in an attempt to support and rehabilitate the prisoners. The computer lab was inaugurated by Delhi Prisons DG Alok Verma in the presence of DIG (Prisons) Mukesh Prasad, Jail Superintendent Rajesh Kumar and...
  • Special court verdict in Satyam case likely on December 23 December 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Days after Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju was convicted in SFIO cases, a special court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday in the multi-crore accounting fraud in the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL), capping a nearly six-year trial. Satyam's former chairman Raju, along with his brother and...
  • London airspace closed due to computer failure December 12, 2014

    London: London airspace has been closed due to a computer failure, UK air traffic controllers said on Friday. The news was announced in a brief message on flight safety body Eurocontrol's website. UK air traffic controllers, called NATS, confirmed that a "technical problem" at its Swanwick control centre in Hampshire will...
  • A new feature that updates your passwords automatically at pre-set intervals December 10, 2014

    London: A French-American startup launched an automatic password changer in an attempt to remove the all-too-human frailty that has rendered the phrase "computer security" a worrying oxymoron, leading a rival US software firm to launch a similar service. For most people, properly managing passwords verges on impossible, given the dizzying array...