Tech

  • Zebra Tech to buy Motorola Solutions' unit for $3.5 billion: Report 15-04-2014 10:27 AM

    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....
  • Regulating the amorphous

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    I was at TiE's (The Indus Entrepreneurs) annual IID (India Internet Day) recently, so you have the benefit of being spared the dull and dreary,...

  • A guide to new and old technology terms 31-03-2014 01:39 PM

    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 29-03-2014 12:23 PM

    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...
  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane 09-03-2014 10:17 AM

    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...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 04-03-2014 12:06 PM

    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 03-03-2014 04:19 PM

    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 its 2013 revenue numbers,...
  • Researchers develop electrical condom that increases sensations felt during sex 22-02-2014 11:36 AM

    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....
  • Rawat to give Rs 5 lakh to promising engineering student who developed bomb detector chip 15-02-2014 06:14 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced Rs 5 lakh financial assistance to a promising engineering student from the state who claimed to have developed a protoptype of a bomb detector chip for mobile phones. The reward was announced by the Chief Minister when the third year B Tech Computer Science...
  • Sensory Fiction: Wearable book lets readers experience what characters feel 31-01-2014 04:00 PM

    New York: Hold your breath. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) media lab have designed a wearable book that makes readers quite literally feel what the book's characters are feeling. The book, titled The Girl Who Was Plugged In, is part of an MIT project called 'Sensory Fiction'....
  • Auto Expo 2014 Tata lineup: Falcon4, Falcon5, Vista Tech and Aria 30-01-2014 12:47 PM

    Tata Motors are updating most of their lineup and the Auto Expo will showcase most of these cars. The Falcon project cars will be on display, the hatchback as well as the compact sedan. The Falcon 4 is an updated version of the Vista and will continue to use the...
  • Tata Motors launches Vista VX Tech at Rs 5.99 lakh 21-01-2014 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: Auto major Tata Motors today launched a new variant of its premium hatchback 'Vista', priced at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new top-of-the-line variant - Vista VX Tech comes with various features such as a touchscreen multimedia system with GPS Navigation. "At Tata Motors, the core philosophy...
  • Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets unlikely to make a splash 10-01-2014 04:18 PM

    Las Vegas: Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings. That is the conclusion drawn by...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year 31-12-2013 02:39 PM

    New York: As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and services deserve a second look. It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than...
  • Christmas 2013: The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts 21-12-2013 11:09 AM

    New York: It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas. Here's a roundup of some of the season's most offbeat offerings. While these items...
  • 2013: 5 tech surprises of the year 17-12-2013 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: Quite like other years, the year 2013 also witnessed the launch of many new devices including smartphones (with large screens and improved specifications), slimmer tablets, smartwatches, hybrid devices and premium video game consoles, but unlike many recent years, 2013 was a year when many groundbreaking mobile devices took...
  • Google Nexus 5 review: A worthy successor to the Nexus 4, but... 09-12-2013 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: It's been two weeks since we posted our first impressions review of the Google Nexus 5 soon after it landed on Indian store shelves. After an extensive and exhaustive use, here's an extensive and (what I believe) exhaustive review of the phone. The thing that attracts me the...
  • Microsoft Xbox One review: Goes further than the PS4, integrates regular live TV 05-12-2013 11:05 AM

    Los Angeles: The Xbox One won't quite replace your TV set-top box, but it comes awfully close. The latest game console from Microsoft takes a big leap toward being the main entertainment hub in your living room. It gives you a program guide for browsing what's on TV and what's...
  • Criminal arrested for murder of B Tech student in 2011 02-12-2013 11:01 AM

    Police on Sunday arrested a man from a market in Mathura in connection with the murder of a B Tech student in Vrindavan over two years ago. Accused Hari Om of Ferozabad, had been evading arrest for long and took shelter at Nainana Jat Sadar Bazaar in Agra, SP (crime)...
  • Android 4.4 KitKat review: Incremental but crunchier 29-11-2013 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: An operating system version named after a candy bar I grew up eating (and still occasionally do), Android 4.4 KitKat, is the biggest Android release since Android 4.1 appeared about a-year-and-a-half ago. I had to wait a little before the OTA could make its way to my Nexus...
  • Google Nexus 5: First impressions review 22-11-2013 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: LG announced the launch of the Google Nexus 5 in India a couple of days ago and I got my eager hands on a unit. The brief initial experience was enough to take a note of its new design and improved features. The Nexus 5, which Google has...
  • Xbox One review: Microsoft's latest game console is versatile, powerful 21-11-2013 06:53 AM

    What is the Xbox One? If you're a video-game aficionado, you know the answer: It's Microsoft's latest game console, and it arrives in North America and Europe on Friday. To gamers, Xbox means cutting-edge adventures such as Halo and Gears of War, and well as the brand that brought online...
  • Shifu to-do app review: Holds promise, but still a work in progress 17-11-2013 07:42 AM

    Too little time and too much to do. For many, like me, who do not have much faith on their own memory to remind them about when to perform certain tasks, appear to be forever on the losing side in this battle against time. But no longer. We now have...
  • Sony SmartWatch 2 review: Not as feature rich as Samsung Galaxy Gear but performs better 15-11-2013 01:23 PM

    New York: Sony's new SmartWatch 2 doesn't get as much attention - and doesn't do as much - as Samsung's Galaxy Gear computerised wristwatch. But for the things it does, Sony's version performs better. The SmartWatch 2 is also 33 per cent cheaper, at about $200, and works with a...
  • The next IPO after Twitter: Pinterest, Dropbox, Snapchat or Flipboard? 14-11-2013 02:14 PM

    San Francisco: Just as one high-tech breakthrough often paves the way for the next big thing, technology IPOs move in virtuous cycles, too. Twitter's scintillating stock market debut punctuated a procession of highly anticipated coming-out parties over the past two-and-half years, providing a springboard for a new generation of rapidly...
  • Tech Mahindra shares surge to 6 year high on earnings 08-11-2013 10:08 AM

    Mumbai: Tech Mahindra shares rose more than 5 per cent on Friday to its highest since May 2007 after the company's July-September earnings beat some analysts' estimates. Tech Mahindra on Thursday posted July-September consolidated net profit of Rs 718 crore slightly higher than consensus forecasts of Rs 71 crore. Tech...
  • Not on Twitter? Here's a guide on how to start tweeting, following, retweeting... 07-11-2013 04:39 PM

    New York: With Twitter in the news because of a public stock offering, you might be deciding it's finally time to start tweeting. But what exactly is Twitter, a tweet and the etiquette for using the popular communication tool? Here are the basics. Keep in mind that the company's service...
  • LG G Pad 8.3 review: If you need 8 inches on Android this is the one to consider 02-11-2013 12:44 PM

    New York: For a short time, LG had the distinction of having the rare 8-inch tablet with a high-resolution screen. But then Apple came along and stole the spotlight when it unveiled a new iPad Mini with an even better screen. That doesn't mean you should dismiss LG Electronics's new...
  • New Apple MacBook Pro review: Even more tempting with price cut 01-11-2013 04:23 PM

    Cupertino: The choice was simpler when I was shopping around for a new Mac laptop a year ago: I could have spent $500 more for a nicer screen and less weight, or I could have put some of that toward a faster processor, more storage and more internal memory -...