TECH

  • Asus Zenfone C review: A fair deal at a fair price 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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,...
  • 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 realtime tracking of trains and rolling stocks, mobilebased wakeup call system for passengers, mobilebased destination arrival alert and WiFi Services...
  • Hitech equipment drives NDRF's rescue work: Chennai July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Several hitech 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 cutoff list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cutoff list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the threeyear course, scrapping the FourYear 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 hitech security systems June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitech 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 4year B Tech, BMS courses June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi University bowing to UGC directives and scrapping the FourYear Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), no more admissions will be taking place for the 4year 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 cutoff 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 fouryearundergraduate 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 fouryear 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 multicrore 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 threeyearold 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...