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  • People are emotionally attached to their smartphones: Study 16 hours 52 minutes ago

    London: People are not just dependent on their smartphones they are emotionally attached to them as well, a new study suggests. Gisli Thorsteinsson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and Tom Page of Loughborough University, UK, said today it is considered the norm for people to repeatedly and distractedly to...
  • Twitter launches new group chat and video features 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said...
  • Vivaldi: A new Web browser aimed at tech savvy users 2 days ago

    Oslo: Veteran software maker Jon von Tetzchner launched a new Internet browser on Tuesday, offering an interface for high-volume users who "have problems fitting all their open tabs on one screen", he said in a Reuters interview. Known as Vivaldi and available on desktop computers from Tuesday, the browser's initial launch...
  • Datawind to launch mobile phones with free Internet services at Rs 3,000 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Low-cost mobile device maker Datawind has earmarked about Rs 150 crore to launch mobile phones with free basic Internet services for one year to start with. These phones will cost Rs 3,000 per unit. "We are in talks with a private operator to launch mobile phones with free basic...
  • Facebook, Instagram services restored after brief outage 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After roughly 40 minute outage, Facebook and Instagram services are again accessible in US, Asia and other regions. Both services suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also briefly...
  • Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group claiming support for ISIS 3 days ago

    Hong Kong: Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling on Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group. The airline's site was changed, at first displaying a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked...
  • China's online population touches 648 million 4 days ago

    Beijing: China's netizen population which is the world's largest reached 648 million at the end of last year, 16 million more than in June, according to an industry expert. The online economy accounts for seven per cent of the country's GDP, up from 3.3 per cent the previous year, said Jin...
  • 'Full WiFi coverage in top 20 Indian cities by 2015' 5 days ago

    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...
  • Twitter to update users 'while you were away' 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter is updating its feeds to give users a recap of tweets missed while not connected to the messaging platform. "A lot can happen while you're on the go. To fill in some of those gaps, we will surface a few of the best tweets you probably wouldn't have...
  • Internet will 'disappear,' says Google's Eric Schmidt 6 days ago

    Davos: Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear" into the background. Speaking to the business and political elite at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Schmidt said: "There will be so many...
  • Google planning to sell wireless Internet plans directly to consumers: Reports 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk...
  • Facebook not to be blamed for negative impact on grades: Study January 21, 2015

    Washington: The negative relationship between Facebook use and grades has little to do with the social networking site Facebook, a new study has found. Helping college students balance social media use and schoolwork is better than disconnecting, researchers said. The study by Reynol Junco, an associate professor at Iowa State University, found...
  • Facebook says it adds more than $200 billion to global economy January 20, 2015

    San Francisco: With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world's second-most populous nation if it were a country. While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity - $227 billion worth of economic impact...
  • World's largest satellite network in the works; aims to provide high-speed Internet access around the world January 20, 2015

    Washington: A firm backed by Virgin and Qualcomm is planning to launch the world's largest-ever satellite network to provide high-speed internet access around the world. The firm called OneWeb has received investment from Virgin Group and Qualcomm to launch a constellation of 648 micro-satellites into orbit. The satellites will provide low-latency, high-speed...
  • ICICI Bank account holders can now use Twitter to transfer funds, recharge prepaid mobiles, check account balances January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Customers of ICICI Bank can use their Twitter account for real-time fund transfers, prepaid mobile recharges and to check bank balance. Private sector lender ICICI Bank today launched a facility which allows account-holders to transfer funds through Twitter. The user will have to subscribe ('follow') the bank's Twitter handle and register...
  • Man dies after a 3-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe January 20, 2015

    Taipei: A 32-year-old Taiwanese man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe in the island's south, the second such case this year, a report said today. The man, identified by his family name Hsieh, was found slumped motionless in his chair in the cafe in Kaohsiung city. Other...
  • Elon Musk plans to launch hundreds of satellites to provide internet access January 19, 2015

    Elon Musk, has announced plans to use hundreds of satellites placed 750 miles above the Earth, far lower than existing communications satellites for a space Internet project that would provide faster, cheaper access around the globe. The $15 billion plan would speed up the transfer of data and give better...
  • Cybercriminals targeting LinkedIn users: Symantec January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are now targeting LinkedIn users by scamming them into sharing their credentials by sending out mails claiming to be from the support team of the world's largest professional networking firm, security software firm Symantec warned today. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn has over 300 million members globally, of which...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Social Media Person of the Year award January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active blogger and user of different social networks, has been named the Social Media Person of the Year, by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The event is still due to happen in the capital, but since Big B won't be able to make...
  • India to have 213 million mobile Internet users by June: Report January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Driven by strong adoption of cheaper smartphones and affordable data plans, the number of mobile Internet users in India is expected to reach 213 million by June this year, says a report. According to the 'Mobile Internet in India 2014' by industry body Internet & Mobile Association of India...
  • Google's new Flight Search tool makes it easier for users to search for flights January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has launched a new Flight Search tool that lets users search directly for flights within Google. Users can go to google.co.in/flights to find, compare and book flights from their mobile device, tablet or desktop. Let's say you live in Chennai and are planning a Republic Day weekend getaway....
  • Facebook most popular social network: Survey January 12, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media site,...
  • Kerala's Idukki district to get India's first hi-speed rural broadband network January 12, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: India's first hi-speed rural broadband network would be commissioned in Kerala's high range Idukki district tomorrow, ushering in a new era of Digital India. With the commissioning of the network, Idukki with a large tribal and rural population would become the first district in the country to have all its...
  • Over 3 million pornographic files deleted from Internet in China January 11, 2015

    Beijing: Over 10,000 websites or pages were shut down and three million pornographic files were deleted from internet in China last year as part of a drive to "clean" the country's online space. Zhou Huilin, Vice Director of the National Anti- Pornography and Anti-Illegal Publications Office, yesterday said in an interview...
  • How your online avatar could help you make friends January 11, 2015

    Toronto: Online avatars with open eyes, a smile or grin, an oval face, brown hair and/or a sweater are more likely to elicit friendship intentions, researchers from Canada's York University say. In contrast, a neutral expression or any other expression other than a smile, black hair, short hair, a hat, and/or...
  • Meet Vinton Cerf, the 'Father' of the internet January 11, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Chief Evangelist at Google, Vinton Cerf who know as the Father of the internet, said, "India is extremely energetic about making Information Technology." ...
  • Phones vulnerable to hacking even when the Internet is off January 10, 2015

    Washington: Hackers may be able to sneak into your laptop or smartphone just by analysing the low-power electronic signals your device emits even when it is not connected to the Internet, researchers say. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are now investigating where these information "leaks" originate so they can...
  • CES 2015: Six of the smartest of the smart gadgets January 9, 2015

    Las Vegas: Technology forecasters are calling 2015 the year of the Internet of Things - that idea that everyday objects will use sensors and Internet connectivity to start thinking and acting for themselves. At the International CES gadget show this week, I explored many of the elements that could lead...
  • Priyanka Chopra's cousin Meera to feature in '1920 London' and 'Zindagi Ek Pal' January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Meera Chopra, who made her Bollywood debut last year with horror comedy 'Gang Of Ghosts', will now be seen in Vikram Bhatt's '1920 London', that will hit the theatres by April this year. "I am doing Vikram Bhatt's '1920 London' that will release in March or April this year,"...
  • Cyber crimes in India may double in 2015: Study January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of cyber crimes in India may touch 3,00,000 in 2015, almost double the level of last year, causing havoc in the financial space, security establishment and social fabric, a study said. "What is causing even more concern is that the origin of these crimes is widely based...