Sense

  • Google-funded project aims to teach computers common sense 25-11-2013 08:41 AM

    Pittsburgh: Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean. The system at Carnegie Mellon University is called NEIL, short for Never Ending Image Learning. In mid-July, it began searching...
  • HTC One Max with 5.9-inch display comes to India at Rs 56,490 22-11-2013 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: HTC has finally announced the availability of its gigantic HTC One Max phablet in India at a not-so-tempting MRP of Rs 61,490 while the MOP is Rs 56,490. It is an enlarged version of the HTC One and has a 5.9-inch 1080p display. Weighing 217g, the HTC One...
  • In pictures: Sakshi Dhoni's sassy style guide for cricketers' wives 19-11-2013 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: Whether she's sporting a traditional outfit or donning a glamorous avatar in a short number, Sakshi Dhoni's fans can't get enough of her. Over the last one year, Sakshi has made headlines for sporting looks that are casual, elegant and modern. Agreed, looking groomed to perfection is a...
  • HTC One Max launched: 5.9-inch display, fingerprint scanner, 3300mAh battery 14-10-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: Following a string of leaks and rumours, HTC has finally announced the launch of its gigantic HTC One Max phablet. It is an enlarged version of the HTC One and has a 5.9-inch 1080p display. Weighing 217g, the HTC One Max is 10.3mm thick. Powered by a 1.7GHz...
  • Bangalore varsity to start course on civic sense 04-01-2012 12:40 PM

    Bangalore: Alarmed by the increasing lack of civic sense in this garden city-turned-IT hub, Bangalore University plans to educate thousands of undergraduate students to be responsible citizens through a customised course at the undergraduate level. "The course topics are practical and relevant and focus on manifestations and consequences of citizens'...
  • Whale sperm, orgasmic feet top bad science list 28-12-2011 10:29 AM

    London: From whale sperm to colon cleansers to the shape of a woman's foot when she has an orgasm, celebrities did not disappoint during 2011 with their penchant for peddling suspect science in the world's media. In its annual list of what it considers the year's worst abuses against science,...
  • Google buys mobile app developer Clever Sense 14-12-2011 04:46 PM

    New York: Internet search giant Google has acquired mobile application developer Clever Sense for an undisclosed amount. Clever Sense is known for its 'Alfred' application, a location-based, personalised restaurant and bar recommendation application. The application is available on iPhones and smartphones using Google's Android mobile operating system. "We are excited...
  • Suriya celebrates the success of '7 Aum Arivu' 07-11-2011 04:11 PM

    Chennai: One of the most sought-after actors for movies with novel plots, his connectivity with his roles and his adaptability and versatility makes acting look very easy. Meet Suriya, who is back with his '7th Sense' to woo the audience. "The movie had a very novel concept which interested me....
  • Major Jane Austen manuscript up for sale 24-05-2011 12:59 PM

    London: The only major Jane Austen manuscript still in private hands comes up for auction on July 14th, auction house Sotheby's said on Monday. "The Watsons" by the prolific author of "Sense and Sensibility" is estimated by Sotheby's at 200,000-300,000 pounds ($ 323,800-$ 485,700). "Probably written in 1804, this heavily...
  • ISRO's first launch in 2011: PSLV C 16 20-04-2011 07:10 AM

    ISRO will launch Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C 16 - a remote sensing satellite into space on Wednesday. ...
  • Microsoft sells 10 million Kinect devices 10-03-2011 12:04 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it has sold more than 10 million Kinect motion-sensing game system units worldwide in just over four months, making it the fastest-selling consumer device on record. The infrared camera add-on for the Xbox game console, which is priced at $150 but can be found...
  • Air lasers to sniff out bombs from a distance 31-01-2011 02:08 PM

    Washington: Engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that may allow soldiers to sniff out hidden bombs from a distance. "We are able to send a laser pulse out and get another pulse back from the air itself," said Richard Miles, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton...
  • Common sense key to entrepreneurial success 07-01-2011 12:14 PM

    New York: Practical intelligence, or common sense, is key to success in business, according to a new study that highlights the importance of hands-on experience and learning by doing. Researchers from American University in Washington D.C. and the University of Maryland found that entrepreneurs who learn from experience and experiment...
  • Asus to bring motion controls to PCs 04-01-2011 07:37 AM

    San Francisco: If you've been wishing you could ditch your clunky computer mouse and control your PC with gestures - the way you can using Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 gaming console - computer maker Asus expects to have a solution for you this year. Asustek...
  • Celebrity endorsed health tips trashed 29-12-2010 05:13 PM

    London: Science campaigners laid bare some of the most dubious celebrity-endorsed health tips on Wednesday, rubbishing ideas such as reabsorbing sperm and wearing silicone bracelets to boost energy. In an annual list of what it sees as the year's worst abuses against science, the Sense About Science (SAS) campaign group...
  • India to launch 30 satellites in 10 years 28-12-2010 07:58 PM

    Bangalore: India plans to launch 30 satellites in the next 10 years to strengthen its lead role in data collection and dissemination, a top scientist said on Tuesday. "We expect (to launch) not less than 30 satellites," said V. Jayaraman, director of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), India's one-stop...
  • Winners of The Happening contest 18-06-2008 03:25 AM

    Australia became the first team to make it to the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup courtesy a four-wicket win over South Africa at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville on Tuesday. This was a win fashioned in the field when the host’s battery of pace bowlers kept South Africa...
  • Meet Manoj Night Shyamalan, the next Spielberg 08-06-2008 03:03 AM

    Mumbai: The BCCI Working Committee will meet in Delhi on July 16 to discuss and ratify the recommendations made by the technical committee for an overhaul of domestic cricket. It's a routine meeting. It would discuss recommendations of the technical committee and the special committee [formed in the previous working...
  • Shyamalan's back to spook you with The Happening 06-05-2008 12:51 AM

    Mumbai: Not many are aware of the role played by Ray Jennings and Anil Kumble in the fruition of Virat Kohli. The Delhi lad always had his share of detractors. Ever since his debut in 2008, his off-field behaviour and attitude were scrutinised. Despite emerging as India's best batsman on...
  • Some 'must ignore' health tips on the Net 08-12-2007 02:19 PM

    Perth: After the Ashes triumph it seems England have taken their foot off the gas. Trouncing the Aussies to retain the Urn, the English just did not show up in the ODI series. Both England and Australia will be hoping to end the series on high when they face each...
  • No manpower to curb forest fire, says Forest Ministry 15-11-2007 11:10 PM

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has reportedly been dating married British actress Liz Hurley and the two were spotted cosying up at various hotels here. British tabloid News of the World reported Hurley, who wed Indian textile tycoon Arun Nayar in 2007, spent two nights with the former Aussie...