ENGINEERS

  • Mobilegeddon: The biggest change in Google search in many years Yesterday

    Google's latest Internet revolution this week saw the web giant modify its search algorithm to favour mobile-friendly sites, in a bid to upstage Apple that US media branded a "mobilegeddon". US technology website WIRED described Tuesday's algorithm switch as "likely the biggest change of the past three years." "And it's reminder of...
  • Rohtak college expels 13 Kashmiri students studying under PM's scholarship scheme April 17, 2015

    Rohtak: Thirteen Kashmiri students enrolled in the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme have been expelled from their college hostel in Rohtak. The students were studying at the Rohtak Engineering College under the Prime Minister's Special Scholarship. The college has said that they have not been receiving the fees promised to them...
  • Yahoo revises search partnership with Microsoft, gets more control April 17, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo and Microsoft forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. Current Yahoo...
  • Ex-employee explains the biggest difference between Google and Facebook April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: They are two of the biggest tech companies; both associated with communication with technology and working on the core idea of providing information. But, what is the biggest difference between the two? How exactly Google and Facebook differ in their ideologies and execution? Only someone who has seen...
  • Why early Google users didn't google and how Google fixed the issue with a copyright symbol April 14, 2015

    Early Google users didn't search. Back in the year 2000 this strange problem perplexed Google employees. After all Google was a search engine and users were expected to type in what they were looking for in that search bar to take them to the results page. As much as the problem...
  • Hulu launches its own 'The Perfect GIF' search engine April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Online video service, Hulu, that offers a selection of TV shows, clips, and movies has introduced its own search engine for GIFs- those extremely small duration clips, mostly reactions and actions, that are a rage on the Internet these days. The search engine, dubbed 'The Perfect GIF' is housed...
  • NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days! April 5, 2015

    Washington: NASA has awarded a grant of US dollar 10 million to a Texas-based company to develop a revolutionary engine that could send humans to Mars in just 39 days. The Ad Astra Rocket company from Webster will develop the Vasimr engine which uses plasma, an electrically charged gas, as a...
  • Former TN minister, chief engineer sent to 15 days judicial custody in engineer's suicide case April 5, 2015

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and chief engineer Senthil have been sent to 15 days judicial custody on Sunday in connection with the suicide of engineer S Muthukumarasamy. The duo has been charged with abetment of suicide and criminal conspiracy. An engineer with the agriculture department, Muthukumarasamy committed...
  • Will wait for the CB-CID probe report, says TN engineer Muthukumarasamy's son April 5, 2015

    Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and chief engineer Senthil have been arrested in connection with the suicide of engineer S Muthukumarasamy. The engineer's son said, "The accused used to often call my father up. We will wait and watch how the CB-CID probe pans out. We are not...
  • Former TN minister, chief engineer arrested in connection with engineer's suicide April 5, 2015

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister SS Krishnamoorthy and chief engineer Senthil have been arrested in connection with the suicide of an engineer. S Muthukumarasamy was allegedly being pressured by superiors for key appointments. Krishnamoorthy's staff has been accused of demanding bribes from S Muthukumarasamy over postings. The minister was...
  • Tamil Nadu: AAP seeks CBI probe on engineer's suicide over bribery April 2, 2015

    Chennai: After the suicide of Tamil Nadu engineer S Muthukumarasamy sparked a political firestorm for the ruling AIADMK government, the state unit of the Aam Aadmi Party has joined the clamour demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe. The party will submit a petition to the Governor demanding a CBI...
  • Family members of Tamil Nadu Agri engineer who committed suicide flee their house under political pressure March 31, 2015

    Chennai: The family of Tamil Nadu agriculture department engineer Muthukumarasamy who committed suicide last month allegedly under political pressure has fled from their house in Tirunelveli. APCV Shanmugam, Relative of Saraswathi, the wife of the engineer and congress leader said the family was facing threats from AIADMK functionaries and...
  • Mumbai: Fire at a commercial building in Andheri East, no casualties March 25, 2015

    Mumbai: A commercial building at Andheri East in Mumbai caught fire on Wednesday leading to chaos in the area. The fire broke out around 9:45 am on the second floor of the building. No casualties have been reported so far. The fire has been brought under control. Four water tankers...
  • Major fire inside Parliament complex doused, Home Ministry seeks report March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out inside Parliament complex in Central Delhi on Sunday afternoon. The blaze apparently erupted in an air-conditioning plant. Ten fire tenders battled the flames and brought the fire under control quickly. The blaze was brought under control and no casualties have been reported. The building,...
  • Kerala: Seeking gender equality, 250 girl students sit in protest against college March 19, 2015

    Thiruvanthapuram: In a unique protest in Kerala, a group of 250 girls held a sit in seeking gender equality. The girls from the College of Engineering in Thiruvanthapuram broke their 6.30 pm hostel curfew and protested in front of their college. The girls are seeking that that their hostel curfew...
  • Here's why diesel vehicles are more harmful March 16, 2015

    London: Researchers have shown how exhaust pollution from diesel engines affects nerves within the lung. Identifying potential mechanisms linking exposure to diesel exhaust and the exacerbation of respiratory diseases may lead to treatments for those affected. "Our results indicate that our reliance on fossil fuels, and particularly diesel, could have a detrimental...
  • Anna Atkins: Google doodles 216th birthday of English botanist, photography pioneer March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's latest doodle marks the birth anniversary of English botanist and photograpgher, Anna Atkin, who is credited with publishing a book illustrated with photographic images of plants and algae for botanical studies. Atkin used the cyanotype photographic process to create cyanotype photogram of algae. The cyanotype photogram was produced...
  • Facebook to buy and shut down shopping search engine TheFind March 14, 2015

    New York: Facebook says it is buying shopping search engine TheFind to help boost its advertising business. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in the next few weeks. TheFind, which was founded in 2006, will shut down and some of its key employees will...
  • Google tweaks search results; allows company statements to top the list of news links March 12, 2015

    London: A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses. The measure may cost news publishers web traffic and risks misleading users, analysts said. A Google spokeswoman said that in September the...
  • Frequent use of smartphone's search engine function makes you a lazy thinker: Study March 8, 2015

    Toronto: Frequent smartphone use has turned us into lazy thinkers, researchers report, adding that the convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves. Smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers - more prone to relying on gut feelings and instincts when making decisions - frequently...
  • Kerala: Gender bias in engineering college, female students demand to extend curfew timing March 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The nation is debating about the mindset of men and how many think that women should not be out after dusk. Here is a group of female students from the prestigious College of Engineering Trivandrum, standing up for their rights and asking authorities to extent their curfew time in...
  • Apple considering settlement with electric car battery maker over talent poaching dispute March 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in...
  • Bengaluru: Matrimonial profile of girl claiming not to be a marriage material goes viral March 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A software engineer, Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • The world's first 3D-printed jet engine unveiled February 26, 2015

    Sydney: Australian researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets. Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co, Airbus Group NV, Raytheon Co and Safran SA in a development...
  • As PM Modi pushes for renewable energy, Chennai engineering students invent eco-friendly scooter February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for renewable energy, four engineering students in Chennai have invented a solar-powered scooter. The idea behind the eco-friendly scooter is to reduce people's dependence on fossil fuels. Sharath Rajan, student at SA Engineering College, said, "Nowadays many of us are using petrol...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out at Ansal Plaza in Bhikaji Cama Place February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at Ansal Plaza building in Bhikaji Cama Place on Tuesday. According to the Fire Department, at the incident was reported at around 7 PM following which 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the...
  • Apple working on its own search engine; aims to take on Google: Report February 10, 2015

    London: There perhaps isn't anything that a Google search cannot find, but all of us who have only been 'googling' for information and knowledge may soon be "appleing" for them. The Daily Mail, in a report Monday, referred to an Apple job advertisement posted earlier this month, calling for a professional...
  • Google misses earnings targets again, frustrates investors January 30, 2015

    San Francisco: Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of Google's...
  • Several feared trapped as three-storey building collapses in Delhi January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident on Wednesday, a three-storeyed building collapsed in the Gautampura area of Delhi. Several people are feared trapped in the building. Ten fire engines have been rushed to the spot. The incident took place around 3 am on Wednesday. ...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...