CONNECTIVITY

  • 4 ways in which Google's Project Fi can reshape the market Yesterday

    Mountain View: Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable. The reason has as much to do with the pursuit of profit as with trying to make smartphones more useful. More time spent using Google's dominant search engine or watching videos...
  • Samsonite partners with Samsung to develop smart suitcases Yesterday

    New Delhi: Refrigerator, air-conditioners, door locks, cars, and now the next thing in the list of connected devices is going to your suitcase. A lot of everyday things are getting smarter and luggage maker Samsonite aims to join the bandwagon in partnership with Samsung. The two companies have teamed up to...
  • Vodafone sends network in a backpack to help restore mobile communications in Nepal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: To help restore mobile communications in earthquake-hit Nepal, the Vodafone Foundation has sent a portable "mobile network in a backpack" to the Kathmandu Valley. The Instant Network Mini system can connect up to five mobile phone users to global telecoms networks concurrently within a radius of 100 metres...
  • TAG Heuer Smartwatch will come with a $1,400 price tag 6 days ago

    New Delhi: TAG Heuer will sell its smartwatch for an exuberant price of $1,400, which is still lesser than the gold edition Apple Watch. Developed in alliance with Google and Intel Corp, the TAG Heuer watch makes the company Apple's biggest Swiss competitor for connected timepieces. A Bloomberg report notes that the...
  • Send directions, notes from Google's web search bar to your Android phone in 3 simple steps April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has introduced a new web feature that makes sending directions to your Android phone even easier. You can send the directions in three simple steps. All you need to do is search for 'send directions' in the Web browser, choose the route, and hit send to...
  • BlackBerry to extend its smartphone-level security to Internet-connected devices April 22, 2015

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering...
  • Balloon-powered Internet: Google's Project Loon gets closer to launch April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's longstanding initiative to provide Internet through a balloon is all set to afloat in the air for more locations and offer access to the World Wide Web to people in remote locations where the basic mode of modern communication is still unavailable. Project Loon -balloon powered Internet for...
  • Watch: New Wi-Fi Hello Barbie can talk to your kids like Siri, remember conversations March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: There was a time when finding kids talking to the toy seemed adorable. With the advent of Internet and machines that 'talk back' to you, how comfortable would you be with the idea of toys that can actually have a conversation with your kids? ToyTalk has developed Hello...
  • The dark side of digital connectivity March 16, 2015

    Social media is radically changing the nature of relationships and bringing the world closer together. However, digital connectivity has a very dark side too. ...
  • 'Full WiFi coverage in top 20 Indian cities by 2015' January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when the country is launching another round of spectrum auctions in February and telecom operators are vying for allocations, global telecom infrastructure provider UTStarcom is confident that India's top 20 cities will be fully WiFi enabled by the end of 2015. "WiFi will compliment data offload...
  • Watch: Young Leaders Connect 2014 held in Delhi January 17, 2015

    'A strong North-East is India's asset' was the theme for Young Leaders Connect 2014 held in Delhi. The event saw active participation of young leader and achievers. ...
  • Amy Adams' connection with dogs December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Amy Adams says her "spiritual animal" is a dog because she is always "hyper and friendly" with new people. The 40-year-old told Vogue magazine that she lashes herself into a frenzy of eager anticipation when she meets new people on sets just like a puppy, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "When I...
  • Experts blame dearth of adequate towers for connectivity problem in mobile phones November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the last few months there has been a sudden spurt in call drops, calls getting interrupted and other such connectivity problems. Experts say the dearth of adequate towers to handle growing cell phone usage is to be blamed. The urge to stay connected is unrelenting. One's voice...
  • Transport Minister Gadkari rides scooter without helmet: Do politicians consider themselves above the law? October 28, 2014

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on two different instances was caught on camera riding a scooter without a helmet while visiting the RSS leadership and earlier with his wife after casting vote for Nagpur Muncipal Corporation. ...
  • Apple's iOS 8 causing Bluetooth connectivity issues: Report October 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple's new mobile operating system iOS8 is causing significant issues for some users who connect their phones to cars via Bluetooth, reports Apple news blog MacRumors, citing reports on Apple's Support forums and its own user forums. It appears that following an upgrade to iOS 8, or after purchasing a...
  • Phone connectivity restored in most parts of J&K, problems persist in Srinagar: BSNL September 17, 2014

    Phone connectivity has been restored in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir. But problems persist in Srinagar. "The main town of Srinagar is still having problems because main switching machines are under water. Otherwise the situation is normal in the whole valley," said BSNL CMD AN Rai. ...
  • Deepika cleavage row: Is the media guilty of caricaturing women? September 15, 2014

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent national daily for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Jammu floods: Focus now on relief operations and restoring connectivity September 10, 2014

    While the situation in Srinagar remains grim, the focus in Jammu and Kashmir has now shifted to relief operations. Efforts are being made to restore connectivity in the region, despite the massive destruction. ...
  • J&K: Damage to become clear after roads are fixed September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: With no telecom or road connectivity between the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley, the extend of damage due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir will be known only after the communication lines are restored. Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to the Kashmir Valley are stranded at various...
  • CM directs officials to strengthen mobile connectivity in state August 2, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked officials to think about ways to strengthen communication system in the calamityprone districts of the state including Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi which were among the worst hit in last year's deluge. Underlining the need to increase mobile density in these districts, he...
  • Mobile services market in India to be $19.2 billion in 2014: Report July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of mobile connections in India is expected to grow by 8 per cent to touch 815 million this year, even as the market is expected to remain at almost the same level as last year at $19.2 billion, research firm Gartner said. The mobile user base...
  • Google's Nest launches network technology for connected home July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network. The attempt by Nest, a smart thermostat maker that Google bought in January for $3.2...
  • Air connectivity to Bikaner will increase tourism for desert region: Aviation minister June 30, 2014

    India has witnessed a growth in number of air travellers due to liberal aviation policy and entry of small air carrier, and is likely to touch 400 million mark by 2020, Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in Jaipur on Sunday. "With the entry of small carriers the...
  • Travelogue, documentary series, dance competition Doordarshan announces five new shows June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A travelogue documentary series and a show based on transformation in rural India are among five fresh shows being offered by the national broadcaster Doordarshan. Starting Friday, DD National will roll out "Nadiyaan Gaati Hain", the first of the five shows, which promise to offer a whiff of fresh...
  • Sensorfitted 'smart racquets' to debut at French Open, Wimbledon May 13, 2014

    A handful of the world's best tennis players will show up at tournaments within weeks armed with new technology they hope will give them an advantage at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the man behind the 'smart racquets' has told Reuters. Without identifying the players who would be first to wield the...
  • Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity May 5, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish mobile communications equipment maker Nokia on Monday said it had started a $100 million fund to invest in companies working on connecting cars. The fund will be run by the company's venture capital arm Nokia Growth Partners and will cooperate with Nokia's location unit HERE, it said. "Our new $100...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body FICCI...
  • Rahul raises pitch for better connectivity in North-East February 26, 2014

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that poor connectivity in the North East would have to be aggressively addressed to remove the barriers of movement in the rest of the country and to properly utilise the productivity of the people. "The reason for the energy of the North-East people not...
  • Kolibree: The Internetconnected toothbrush that senses how long and how well you brush January 9, 2014

    Las Vegas: Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and how well you brush,...