COMPUTERS

  • London airspace closed due to computer failure 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • World's oldest computer more ancient than thought December 1, 2014

    Washington: The Antikythera Mechanism, sometimes called the 'world's oldest computer', is even older than previously thought, according to a new study. Previous estimates placed the astronomical mechanism's construction at around 125 BC, but new research has pushed that date back further, to 205 BC, according to Christian Carman of Argentina's National...
  • Girls better than boys at making computer games: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Girls are more adept at making story-based computer games than their male counterparts, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Sussex in UK asked pupils at a secondary school to design and programme their own computer game using a new visual programming language that shows pupils the...
  • Watch: Red Hat presents 'Transform IT, transform your business' November 9, 2014

    President and CEO of Red Hat Jim Whitehurst said that Web 2.0 companies solved their IT related issues internally via open source instead of using expertise from third party vendors. Cloud computing and big data have seen expansion due to companies solving their problems internally. ...
  • How glass could help build super-fast computers November 9, 2014

    London: New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may significantly increase computer processing speeds and power in the future. "The challenge is to find a single material that can effectively use and control light to carry information...
  • Apple-1: A fully operational Apple computer from 1976 to be auctioned in December; could fetch $600,000 November 4, 2014

    New York: A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block in December, where it is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars, Christie's said on Monday. The so-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer,...
  • Microsoft rides the cloud, reports higher than expected revenue October 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 per cent. Revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled last quarter at a time when...
  • 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...
  • Apple's new Mac operating system OS X Yosemite now available as a free download October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple made its new Mac operating system, Yosemite, available as a free download starting Thursday. Apple's Mac operating system Yosemite, named after the national park, gets a new design and better ways to exchange files. The new Mac OS lets users search for content on the computer and on...
  • Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend? October 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the...
  • Hewlett-Packard to split in 2 companies: Report October 6, 2014

    Washington: Hewlett-Packard Co., the iconic maker of personal computers and printers, reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business. The Wall Street Journal reported the pending split Sunday citing people familiar with the matter, who said an official announcement could come as soon...
  • A new app that teaches preschoolers basic computer coding October 1, 2014

    Cambridge: This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the...
  • 46 per cent users in India spend 6 hours or more on Internet daily: Study September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indicating towards the growing importance of Internet in the country, a survey today revealed that 46 per cent of users in India spend 6 hours or more a day actively using the Internet whereas 82 per cent admit to the fear of missing out when not connected. ...
  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes, 21st time in a row September 30, 2014

    New York: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released yesterday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 per cent to USD 2.29 trillion,...
  • 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...
  • Hollywood actresses photo leak: Why syncing your mobile may be a bad move September 3, 2014

    Days after nude photos of several prominent Hollywood actresses were leaked online, the focus is back on how insecure information online is. CNN's tech correspondent Samuel Burke explains why syncing your mobile phone to your computer at home is a bad move. ...
  • Tablet market slows down as PCs find footing August 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "twoinone" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what...
  • New postagestamp size chip delivers supercomputer speed, functions like a human brain August 8, 2014

    Washington: Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postagestamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain. The socalled "neurosynaptic" chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from selfdriving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the...
  • Despite warnings, most computers still vulnerable to hackers of startup codes August 2, 2014

    San Francisco: A multiyear effort to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed because of lax application of preventive steps, researchers say, despite disclosures that flaws are being exploited. In the latest sign that the problem persists, researchers at the federally funded MITRE lab said this...
  • DVDs, PCs with preinstalled software may have malware: Study July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A recent study on the linkages between the use of pirated and counterfeit software and data breaches reveal that the malwares detected in the majority of samples could pose risk to Intellectual Property (IP) theft and data leakage. According to a study by independent forensic science lab, Truth Labs,...
  • Tablet computers to outsell PCs by 2015: Survey July 8, 2014

    Washington: Tablet computers will outsell personal computers by 2015 globally in another sign of the shifting tech landscape, a survey showed Monday. A report by the research firm Gartner said that the shift comes despite a cooling of the tablet market in 2014 and some stability in PC sales, due to...
  • Never too late to learn something new. At 80, Himachal Pradesh CM is learning how to use touchscreen computer! July 6, 2014

    Shimla: One is never too old to learn. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, 80, is taking lessons on how to use a desktop touchscreen computer as the state assembly seeks to be the first in the country to go paperless. Virbhadra Singh, who hasn't operated his personal email himself or...
  • Date of verdict in Satyam case to be announced on July 28 June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: A special court will announce on July 28 the date of verdict in the case relating to multicrore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited. The special court, which was to pronounce the date on Thursday, deferred it by over a month. Special Judge B.V.L.N. Chakravarthi of 21st additional chief...
  • 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...
  • 15 essential keyboard shortcuts for Windows users June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Be it browsing the Internet, writing a document, preparing an Excel sheet or reading a webpage, we use a plethora of commands on our Windows computer including copying and pasting content, or minimising windows, or switching between different tabs. Most of use constantly go back and froth...
  • A computer program that can teach itself everything June 13, 2014

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indianorigin, have created the first fully automated computer programme that teaches itself everything there is to know about any visual concept. Called Learning Everything about Anything, or LEVAN, the programme searches millions of books and images on the Web to learn all possible variations of a...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed fourstorey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a fourstorey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the illfated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...
  • Chandigarh: Major fire breaks out in Sector 17, firemen feared trapped June 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out on Sunday night at the Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17 of Chandigarh. The firemen with about 45 fire tenders rushed to the spot which is reportedly the most posh area in the city. Authorities informed that the fire stricken building collapsed as the firemen...