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  • Valid voter ID card not enough, your name must be on the electoral rolls to vote October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Assembly elections round the corner for Maharashtra and Haryana, no one wants to miss the opportunity to have their say in the formation of the new government. But having a valid voter ID card won't let you exercise your franchise. Your name has to be in the electoral...
  • Passcodes are outdated. A closer look at the alternatives to secure your phone August 5, 2014

    New York: Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easytoguess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking apps...
  • New pocketsized device can detect date rape drugs in your drink July 28, 2014

    Washington: A new pocketsized device that can test your drink for common date rape drugs in a jiffy has been developed. The gadget, called pd.id, or the "personal drink ID", can be dipped into your drink, and it will scan for colour, conductivity and temperature. It then takes that information and compares...
  • 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha July 13, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing FIFA World Cup. ...
  • A smartphone app that can help cops find missing children May 24, 2014

    Sydney: The Australian Federal Police have launched a smartphone app that may help parents find their missing children faster. Named 'Police Child ID app', the free app will allow Australian parents to store photos and vital information about their children. "The disappearance of children greatly affected families and investigators alike. Parents should...
  • Uttarakhand voters to get their ID cards a week before poll date April 26, 2014

    The Election Commission has ordered its officials to distribute voter ID cards among all enrolled voters across Uttarakhand, a week before the polling starts in the state on May 7. A directive to this effect was issued by the state's Chief Election Officer Radha Raturi after she released the final data...
  • LS polls: How to ensure your vote April 5, 2014

    If you want to make your vote count this election season, just having a voter-Id card is not enough, your name must also be on the voter's list. Network 18 has tied up with Netcore to offer an easy solution. All you need to do is type in your voter...
  • Network18 initiative to check voter's name in electoral rolls March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Election bugle has been sounded and with that the leaders have hit the ground, rushing to woo one and all; a similar rush was also seen at camps put up by the Election commission for the voters to get their voter-id cards. But having a voter-ID card is...
  • Move over fingerprints, body odour to be used for biometric ID February 7, 2014

    New York: Facial recognition, fingerprints and iris scans are passe the latest biometric identification method on the block is, hold your breath, body odour! Researchers at Spain's Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, in collaboration with tech firm IIia Sistemas SL, are developing a system that can verify people by their scent...
  • National Voters day: Helping first time voters through 'Register to Vote' January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Last year on Independence Day, Network 18 launched the Register to Vote campaign to help 12 million first time voters get a voter ID card. On National Voters' Day on Saturday, the Register to Vote campaign has started it's on ground activity to help college students get enrolled...
  • Voting facts: What is an address proof? January 25, 2014

    On National Voters Day, Network 18's Register to Vote Campaign is making it simpler for you to get a voter's ID card. Here are some facts which will help you in registering yourself to vote. ...
  • Voting facts: How do students living in hostels register to vote? January 25, 2014

    On National Voters Day, Network 18's Register to Vote Campaign is making it simpler for you to get a voter's ID card. Here are some facts which will help you in registering yourself to vote. ...
  • Voting facts: Proofs needed to register to vote January 25, 2014

    On National Voters Day, Network 18's Register to Vote Campaign is making it simpler for you to get a voter's ID card. Here are some facts which will help you in registering yourself to vote. ...
  • Twitter partners with Truecaller to increase user base in India December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Phone directory application Truecaller announced it will partner with social networking site Twitter to increase user base. Under the partnership, Truecaller users in India will be able to see if a number is connected with a Twitter account, and will be able to...
  • HTC One Max may come with an iPhone 5slike fingerprint scanner October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: HTC's gigantic One Max phablet, which according to reports will come with a 5.9inch display, is likely to have a fingerprint scanner a feature similar to Apple's Touch ID that the company last month introduced with the launch of iPhone 5s. Acoording to reports, the fingerprint scanner on...
  • New iOS 7 security bug exposed, iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner cracked again October 4, 2013

    Boston: A German security company has uncovered a bug in the new iPhone's software that it said enables hackers to overcome a safeguard allowing users to remotely wipe stolen or lost phones. Berlin's Security Research Labs, known as SRL, said on Thursday that the vulnerability could potentially give criminals time to...
  • Apple iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint scanner hacked! September 23, 2013

    Boston: A group of German hackers claimed to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner on Sunday, just two days after Apple Inc launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access. If the claim is verified, it will be embarrassing for Apple which is...
  • Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory for gas connections: SC September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major setback for the Centre, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aadhar numbers/cards being prepared by the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) can't be the sole proof for the government's various schemes. The SC issued the order after hearing a Public Interest Petition (PIL) seeking to...
  • Cash, booze on offer to hack Apple iPhone 5s' fingerprint security September 20, 2013

    Boston: Hackers are gearing up for Friday's iPhone 5s release with a contest to crack the device's first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple says makes users' data more secure. A micro venture capital firm joined a group of security researchers to offer more than $13,000 in cash along with...
  • Will Apple iPhone 5s take biometrics from 'nice to have' to 'must have'? September 12, 2013

    Singapore/San Francisco: By adding a fingerprint scanner to its newest mobile phone, Apple is offering a tantalising glimpse of a future where your favourite gadget might become a biometric pass to the workplace, mobile commerce or real-world shopping and events. Although Apple's executives said at Tuesday's launch that its Touch ID...
  • Little girl exposes security flaw in iPhone 5s' fingerprint scanner September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A security flaw - that might now seem obvious - in Apple's much touted Touch ID fingerprint sensor in Apple's just-announced iPhone 5s was brought to light via an image posted on Reddit by a user iZeeHunter. The image shows his little niece, with an impish laugh on...
  • Watch: How iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint sensor works September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple introduced a new fingerprint-recognition system to unlock your phone. The new system lets you easily unlock phones without having to type in a four-digit code. Apple says many people don't use a passcode because it is cumbersome. With fingerprints, Apple...
  • Instant Aadhaar-linked ID verification for mobile connections September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is likely to finalise norms by the end of this year that will enable instant identity verification using Aadhaar card biometrics data for getting a new mobile connection. Retailers will take the impression of customers' fingers to match it online with that of...
  • CJ Show: FirstVote Campaign September 8, 2013

    Join Network 18's FirstVote campaign to make your voice heard in the coming elections. Participate in FirstVote campaign to register for your voter id and make an informed choice before you cast your vote. ...
  • Network 18's 'Register to Vote' campaign gets unprecedented response September 1, 2013

    More than eight thousand people have registered on Network 18's REGISTER TO VOTE campaign to get their voter id card. So if you don't have your voter id card yet, join us in our REGISTER TO VOTE campaign. The campaign will be on for the next few months across different...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman, daughter wounded in acid attack July 18, 2013

    Chennai: A dispute over a property turned violent in Tamil Nadu Wednesday as a 24yearold man attacked a woman neighbour and her daughter with acid injuring both of them, said police. The accused has been arrested. The acid attack comes a day after the central government laid down stringent norms for...
  • IT companies hit by AgustaWestland scandal July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland chopper deal scandal has hit Indian software companies. According to the reports, many software firms are up in arms against a Defence Ministry memo which does not allow them to include research and design and software testing as part of the offset requirement. The memo comes...
  • Yahoo accepting requests for inactive email IDs July 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo is allowing people to place claims on inactive email addresses that are being given a second life. The opportunity to request the identifications began Monday and will extend through August 7. Up to five different names can be submitted at http://wishlist.yahoo.com . Yahoo Inc. says a substantial number of...
  • AIFF set for centralised players registration system July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: With professionalism being the buzzword, the AIFF is planning to implement a centralised player registration system that will help the apex body crack down on agefudging besides providing all the footballers from district to top level the security of insurance. The IDs of the players registered...
  • Yahoo rejects fears hackers will exploit old user IDs June 20, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc downplayed concerns that its plans to recycle inactive user IDs could leave users exposed to hackers, saying only 7 per cent of those IDs are tied to actual Yahoo email accounts. The Internet company, which announced last week it would release user IDs that have been inactive...