Tech

  • Employees generate ideas worth US $500 million, says HCL Tech 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India's fourth largest IT firm HCL Technologies is now focussing on "ideapreneurship" to encourage employees to come up with innovative solutions to customers' business challenges. Under the initiative, the Noida-based firm has generated over 32,000 innovative ideas since 2008 to deliver approximately US $500 million of value to customers. "It...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola's new Moto G, Asus ZenWatch the biggest launches this week September 7, 2014

    It was one of the most exciting weeks in technology this year and here are the key highlights. 1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Edge, Gear VR, Gear S: Samsung, at the consumer electronics fair IFA 2014 in Berlin, unveiled four new devices - the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge,...
  • Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men; CEO Cook stresses need to make workforce more diverse August 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple showed 54 per cent of the company's technology jobs in the US are filled by...
  • Apple gets patent for 'iTime' smartwatch July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the US Patent and Trade Office. The patent describes an wrist band, possible with a touch screen,...
  • Planning a trip? All essential travel gadgets that you need to carry along July 17, 2014

    Denver: Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you're going? In my travels, I've come across a number of products and services worth bringing along: Keeping...
  • Railway Budget 2014: 11 tech initiatives that should have been introduced long ago July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Railways Minister Sadanand Gowda in his maiden budget presented new technology initiatives that would further help in improving the passenger experience on Indian Railways. The Railways has proposed real-time tracking of trains and rolling stocks, mobile-based wakeup call system for passengers, mobile-based destination arrival alert and WiFi Services...
  • Hi-tech equipment drives NDRF's rescue work: Chennai July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Several hi-tech gadgets and equipment like Advanced Life Detector used by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel has proved to be very successful in locating and rescuing victims from under the piles of debris at the building collapse site. "Our Advanced Life Detector sends out Electromagnetic waves and it...
  • Delhi University first cut-off list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cut-off list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the three-year course, scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there is...
  • Delhi jails to get hi-tech security systems June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hi-tech security systems will soon be installed in three prisons in Delhi, including the Tihar Jail complex, to ensure that surgical blades and other prohibited items are not smuggled inside, the government said on Sunday. "To improve and strengthen the security system in Delhi's prisons at Tihar, Rohini district...
  • Fate of students at stake as DU scraps 4-year B Tech, BMS courses June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi University bowing to UGC directives and scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), no more admissions will be taking place for the 4-year B Tech and Bachelor in Management Sciences (BMS) courses. The university's Principals' Association on Saturday cancelled the B Tech and BMS courses. Fate...
  • Delhi University admissions likely to begin on July 1 June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The much delayed admissions to Delhi University for undergraduate courses is likely to begin from July 1 with the first cut-off list expected to come out on June 30. While it comes as a breather to all the students aspiring to get a seat in the prestigious varsity, there...
  • DU B Tech students protest against scrapping of their course June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the rollback of the four-year-undergraduate course now official, hundreds of B Tech students of Delhi University staged a protest outside the Vice Chancellor's office on Saturday, demanding that their four-year B Tech course not be scrapped. Pro FYUP students as well as protestors raised slogans against Human Resource...
  • While many students cheer, those enrolled under FYUP feel betrayed by DU June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Delhi University's decision to scrap Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)has brought cheers to many DU aspirants, the students who are already enrolled under the programme are a worried lot. These B Tech students are holding protests outside the office of University Grants Commission demanding a written assurance...
  • Date of verdict in Satyam case to be announced on July 28 June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: A special court will announce on July 28 the date of verdict in the case relating to multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited. The special court, which was to pronounce the date on Thursday, deferred it by over a month. Special Judge B.V.L.N. Chakravarthi of 21st additional chief...
  • IBM to provide smart city tech for Lodha's Palava project June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Technology and consulting firm IBM has entered into an agreement with realty player Lodha Group to develop and manage smart city infrastructure in the real estate group's township project- Palava in Thane district. The project, spread across 4,000 acres and envisioned as a city, will incorporate IBM's smarter city technology...
  • Woman alleges father raped her before and after marriage June 5, 2014

    A mother of a three-year-old child has accused her father of raping her repeatedly. According to the complaint, the woman aged around 25 years, resident of Salarpur village, alleged that her father raped her before and after her marriage, police said. She had kept the matter in the dark out of...
  • Computex 2014: What to expect at Asia's largest tech show June 1, 2014

    Taipei: Asia's largest tech trade show will be a battleground for smart innovations when it kicks off in Taiwan on Tuesday - from car systems which warn when you are driving badly to a toothbrush-style camera that films the user's teeth. More than 1,500 exhibitors, including some of the world's leading...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launched: Tech specs, pricing May 21, 2014

    Microsoft unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet on Tuesday, hoping that the company's expertise in business software will help it take on Apple Inc in mobile devices. Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time.The...
  • Google Glass: The hottest accessory in geek fashion goes back on sale in the US May 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the US as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change the way people interact with technology. The latest release of Google Glass comes a month after a one-day sale...
  • NASA discovers square-shaped hole in Sun May 13, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists have discovered a strange coronal hole, almost square in its shape, on the surface of the Sun. The coronal hole is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the Sun at superfast speeds, researchers said. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured a video of...
  • Tech tips: Passwords alone can't keep you secure, add a second layer of protection to your online accounts April 24, 2014

    New York: If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway. Even without this latest discovery,...
  • Zebra Tech to buy Motorola Solutions' unit for $3.5 billion: Report April 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies has agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc's enterprise business for $3.5 billion in cash, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the discussions. The deal was agreed in the past few days and could be announced as early as Tuesday, the newspaper said. Motorola...
  • A guide to new and old technology terms March 31, 2014

    The future of technology has altered the words we have been using for years. Here is a guide to the old and new technology terms. ...
  • Apps in car dashboards aim to make vehicles smarter March 29, 2014

    Toronto: Searching for that elusive parking spot or a nearby attraction? Forget about consulting your smartphone, just look at the car dashboard. Whether it is streaming music and listening to audio books, or even ordering a pizza, apps are being loaded into vehicle dashboards as more cars become connected to the...
  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane March 10, 2014

    An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers." She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on the...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 March 4, 2014

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India-based billionaires. Apart from the richest people on the planet, the list also details the world's richest billionaires in the world of tech. Google's Larry Page has...
  • 4G-enabled LG G2 coming to India in the next two weeks at Rs 46,000 March 3, 2014

    Greater Noida: LG Electronics India plans to invest Rs 800 crore this year on various activities including marketing and research as it looks at increasing its overall market share to 35 per cent by December. The consumer durables major, which is still to come out with...
  • Researchers develop electrical condom that increases sensations felt during sex February 22, 2014

    New York: Not happy at wearing those pleasure killer condoms? No worries. Here comes a 21st century electrical condom that would enhance the experience like never before! Two researchers from Georgia Tech's Digital Media Program have invented a device that sends short electric impulses along the underside of the condom. "This increases...