Technology

  • New vision-correcting display technology may soon help you ditch your glasses, contact lenses 2 days ago

    Washington: You may soon be able to ditch your glasses and contact lenses, thanks to a new display technology that automatically addresses vision problems. Scientists are developing a new screen technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses. The technology uses algorithms...
  • New technology allows hair to reflect almost any colour 3 days ago

    Washington: What if you could alter your hair to reflect any colour in the spectrum? It may soon become a reality! New research suggests individuals can alter their hair colour and use a flatiron to press a new hair pattern. Researchers at the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National...
  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay 4 days ago

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forest-like campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost four-day long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • IT giant TCS crosses Rs 5 lakh crore market cap; first by an Indian company 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country's largest software services exporter, on Wednesday attained a market valuation of over Rs 5 lakh crore, becoming the first company in Indian markets to achieve this milestone. At the end of of Wednesday's trade, the market capitalisation (m-cap) of TCS soared to Rs 5,06,703.34...
  • Inter-ministerial group to review use of radiation technology 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A high-level inter-ministerial group will meet on Thursday to review use of radiation technology for preservation of perishable food and agriculture commodities to enhance their shelf life and prevent food wastage. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, A K Sharma, Head, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • ABVP launches mobile app to reach out to tech-savvy youths July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to reach out to the tech-savvy young generation, BJP's students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has launched its own mobile app. The app has been named 'ABVP' and is available free on Google playstore for android users. "The aim of the app is too encourage more...
  • Edward Snowden seeks to develop anti-surveillance technologies July 20, 2014

    New York: Edward Snowden, a former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of major US surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe. Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from...
  • US government software standards may enable spying by NSA July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: US government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of US' top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday. Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology...
  • New technology analyses 3D images of complex biological structures July 13, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed a 'virtual finger' technology that enables them to navigate and analyse 3D images of complex biological structures. The new technology allows scientists to move through digital images of small structures like neurons and synapses using the flat surface of their computer screens. "Using Virtual Finger could make data...
  • Cynk: This $4.7 billion company has no assets, no revenues, no website and one employee July 11, 2014

    New York: It has no assets, no revenues and no business plan to speak of. But a company called Cynk Technology has seen its value soar as high as $4.7 billion. Wall Street analysts have been at loss to explain the spectacular 24,000 per cent rise in Cynk, which trades on...
  • Government allocates Rs 500 crore for Internet connectivity in villages July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will allocate Rs 500 crore for its 'Digital India' initiative to set up broadband network in villages and promote local manufacturing of hardware and Indian software products. Under the Digital India initiative, National Rural Internet and Technology Mission, the government will focus on...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • Here's why 4G technology will take another two years to gain momentum in India June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been quite some time that the Indian telecom industry is talking about the fourth generation (4G) technology but is the market and the subscribers ready for it? Experts feel it will take another couple of years for 4G to gain steam and become a mass product...
  • Goal-line technology to be used at Euro 2016, says Sepp Blatter June 28, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: UEFA president Michel Platini will introduce goal-line technology at the 2016 European Championship in France, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Platini, the former France midfielder and national coach, has been a staunch opponent of the system in his seven years as UEFA chief. The system is being...
  • Indian government's initiative 'Mobile Seva' wins UN award June 24, 2014

    United Nations: An initiative conceptualised by Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award. 'Mobile Seva', a nationwide initiative conceptualized, funded and implemented by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology...
  • Body of 28-year-old MIT graduate found in Ladakh ravine, family says she slipped and fell during her morning run June 23, 2014

    A 28-year-old graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died in Ladakh, President L Rafael Reif said in an email to the MIT community. Kaitlin R Goldstein was a fourth-year graduate student in architecture and in MIT's Building Technology Program. Her body was found in a ravine below a...
  • After cracking IIT-Jee, poor students now struggle for counselling fee June 22, 2014

    For students from underprivileged families, who studied at Super 30 and cracked the IIT-JEE advance examination this year, the next hurdle is to arrange Rs.60,000 as counselling fee, following which they will be admitted to a college. Three days after the sons and daughters of a cobbler, daily wage labourers, vendors,...
  • Kerala to setup study and research centre on climate change June 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government planned to set up a Study and Research Centre to have scientific knowledge on climate change, Minister for Environment and Forest Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told the Assembly on Thursday. The centre would be the first step of the government to know more about climate change...
  • IIT-JEE results: Only five girls make it to top 100 June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Results of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE advanced) were announced on Thursday with only five girls making it to the top 100 qualifying students. Girls formed only 11 per cent of the total qualifying students, JEE in-charge and IIT Kharagpur professor MK Panigrahi said. ...
  • IIT-JEE results declared, Rajasthan's Chitraang Murdia the topper June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The much awaited IIT-JEE (Advanced) results were declared on Thursday. As many as 1.19 lakh students had attended the joint entrance examination to make their way to 16 premier engineering colleges. Chitraang Murdia of Rajasthan has topped the exam by securing 334 out of a total of 360 marks....
  • India's first Internet de-addiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet de-addiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • Smart glasses that can help people with limited vision navigate June 17, 2014

    London: Oxford University researchers have developed smart glasses that can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles. The smart glasses consist of a video camera mounted on the frame of the glasses, a computer processing unit that is small enough to fit in a pocket, and software...
  • China no threat to Indian IT: Infosys June 16, 2014

    Beijing: China's burgeoning IT industry is not a threat to the Indian software industry yet, but it is well entrenched in the domestic market to make the Indian majors sweat to gain entry, says a top Indian IT official. "Our $ 100 billion software industry is under no threat from...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A remote-operated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • World Cup 2014: Goal-line technology makes a controversial debut, denies Karim Benzema a hat-trick June 16, 2014

    The much talked about goal-line technology finally made an appearance at the World Cup. As Karim Benzema's left foot strike thundered against the goal post the referee's watch signaled 'No Goal', and then a few seconds later it flashed 'Goal'. Sandro Ricci was left confused, as were the commentators. In...
  • Pee-inspired technology to power your cars, homes June 14, 2014

    London: Know that the world's population produces around 10.5 billion litres of urine each day? How about using this vast reservoir to generate power for cars, homes or even cities? According to Korean researchers, carbon atoms recovered from human urine have the right kind of properties to replace expensive catalysts in...
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup first to use goal-line technology June 11, 2014

    The new technology could be the crucial difference between a team winning or losing in this edition of the World Cup. ...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed four-storey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Thane: Husband held for posting his wife's video on a porn site June 6, 2014

    Thane: A 28-year-old man who allegedly filmed his wife and posted the video on a pornographic site was arrested on Friday. Senior police inspector Ajay Kurandkar of Navghar police station said that the man's wife had complained to the police that he did it to earn money since he is...