TECH

  • Star Tech: Ricky Ponting's favourite apps reaffirm why the cricket great is called 'Punter' 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cricket legend Ricky Ponting readily admits to not being a tech freak. "I am very basic and use only my iPhone and iPad," says one of the most successful captains in the history of international cricket. The former Australian captain's disinterest in the details of the world of tech...
  • Quick review: Motorola Moto Turbo 6 days ago

    This month witnessed the launch of two Motorola phones in India - with one placed at the top end of the spectrum (Moto Turbo) and the other at the other end (new Moto E). While we have already got our hands on the new Moto E that is now the...
  • Star Tech: Nokia-loyalist Gulshan 'Hunterrr' Devaiah's favourite gadget is a must-have for all households 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Actor Gulshan Devaiah's favourite tech toy might appear to be an odd choice but if you think about it, the choice does make sense. And chances are, the same might be the weapon of choice for you too, only that you haven't realised that yet. Gulshan, whose recent movie...
  • Kolkata's first tech hackathon to see scores of techies brainstorm for 'smart India' concept March 21, 2015

    Kolkata: At least 100 computer programmers and innovators will brainstorm in the city's first technological hackathon to come up with ideas for a 'smart' India where devices could be controlled from a single source, an organiser said on Saturday. The 'Spark HACK' event organised by Jadavpur University seeks to give shape...
  • Star Tech: Actor Karan Mehra is all-Apple with a pinch of Samsung March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: One thing that we found common among the stars who have so far been featured in our Star Tech series is Apple. And actor Karan Mehra, last seen in the rom-com Badmashiyaan is yet another Apple aficionado. Karan is an avid Apple user and owns a plethora...
  • Apple's new MacBook first impressions review: The 12-inch laptop isn't for everyone March 11, 2015

    San Francisco: The MacBook Air was revolutionary when Apple started selling it in 2008. Though still thin and light, the Air now feels like a cheap cousin next to more powerful MacBook Pro laptops and Windows laptops known as ultrabooks. So Apple returned to the drawing board and came up with...
  • Motorola's new Moto E (2nd gen): First impressions review March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The improved specs and same price as the last year's model may make the new Moto E a desirable upgrade, but do these enhancements make it a worthy contender to offerings from rivals in the same price segment? We got to spend some time with the successor to...
  • Review: The Venus portable washing machine is a budget gadget that does its job well March 10, 2015

    A portable, bucket mounted washing machine that is available at a fraction of the cost of a traditional one. That was enough reason to doubt the performance of Venus, an innovative product offering by Vimbas Navrachana. Because if it's too good to be true, it's usually is. But seeing the...
  • Star Tech: Do you know what Neha Dhupia's coolest gadget is? March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia has a spate of gadgets that include three Apple products - an iPhone 5s, iPad and a Macbook Pro. Quite like other celebrities who have been featured in our Star Tech series, Neha is also of the opinion that the iPhone 5s' battery life fails...
  • Gigaom, the pioneering tech blog founded by Om Malik, shuts down March 10, 2015

    Gigaom, the pioneering technology blog launched in 2006 by Indian-American web and technology writer Om Malik, has closed down after running out of money. A message from the Gigaom management said, "Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge first impressions review: Design, picture quality the most noticeable improvements March 3, 2015

    New York: Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announced on Sunday. More importantly, the new phones have a more...
  • Star Tech: Sharib 'Filmistaan' Hashmi uses a Samsung power bank to deal with iPhone 5s' poor battery life March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sharib Hashmi, best known for his role in the National Award winning movie Filmistaan, is not a tech freak and does not like to use a lot of gadgets. He said, the gadget he uses the most throughout the day is his iPhone 5s. Ironically, Sharib deals with...
  • Asus Zenfone C review: A fair deal at a fair price February 24, 2015

    As I write this Asus Zenfone C review on the phone itself, I am quite impressed with the phone's remarkable touch response. Even as an iPhone user, I find the Zenfone's touch response pretty nice. Beginning with the phone's appearance; at a price of Rs 5,999 this phone has a 4.5-inch...
  • Star Tech: Apple fanboy Purab Kohli uses a selfie stick, rents a GoPro camera and is buying his 10th mobile phone February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: February 23 is Purab Kohli's birthday, and it isn't actually a coincidence that the actor-anchor features in this edition of Star Tech today. Happy Birthday, Purab! On his birthday, we unwrap the tech-enthusiast in Purab and try to bring out for his fans 11 things tech about him that many...
  • Star Tech: Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati not a tech freak but owns premium gadgets February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: You may have seen a lot of sides of Gautam Gulati during Bigg Boss 8, but what we bring you today about him is something you probably didn't know. In an interview with IBNLive, Gulati said that he is not a tech enthusiast and uses only a few...
  • Star Tech: Gadgets that Richa Chadda doesn't leave home without February 9, 2015

    Richa Chadda of 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Fukrey' fame on her visit to IBNLive shared with us her interest in gadgets and devices that she uses. Chadda, who is an iPhone 5 user, finds her phone "notorious for its bad battery", and, therefore, uses it with a battery case. Chadda...
  • A new method that predicts which tech startups will thrive February 8, 2015

    Washington: MIT researchers have developed a method that can project the growth potential of new high-tech firms. Based on a uniquely comprehensive analysis of businesses in California, researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management, have created a richly detailed picture of what characteristics high-growth high-tech firms have, and where they...
  • Facebook, LinkedIn join to boost dwindling numbers of women in tech February 7, 2015

    Menlo Park: Facebook and LinkedIn want to boost dwindling numbers of women studying engineering and computer science with a collaborative initiative announced Friday that they hope will eventually fill thousands of lucrative Silicon Valley jobs long dominated by men. In an exclusive joint interview with The Associated Press, Facebook Chief Operating...
  • Perks in India Inc get fancy; top talent gets iPhones, Mercedes cars January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: When it comes to rewarding top performing employees, many large corporates are giving out expensive gifts such as latest iPhones, Mercs, flats and jewellery a trend started by a little-known diamond firm in Gujarat a few months back. Last Diwali, Surat-based Hari Krishna Exports created a flutter by announcing...
  • High-tech sewing machine to fully automatic roti maker: Quirky gadgets displayed at CES 2015 January 10, 2015

    Las Vegas: Sure, the International CES show was chock full of connected cars, smart home sensors, music gear and computer gadgets, as you'd expect. There were even drones buzzing the 1,60,000-plus people that tromped across the 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space along the Las Vegas Strip. But if...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year December 24, 2014

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Are Cab Apps safe? December 8, 2014

    Bengaluru: Cab services are increasingly relying on mobile apps to book, track and charge you for journeys. While tech watchers say there is a digital trail. "You can always share your location, the app has a feature for you to share your location through the way to whoever is waiting...
  • Microsoft chief Satya Nadella faces criticism for saying women should not ask for raises October 10, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead...
  • Employees generate ideas worth US $500 million, says HCL Tech September 14, 2014

    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 Noidabased 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 toppaying 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,...