Technology

  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing 16-04-2014 04:11 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward...
  • Robot sex to determine how life began 15-04-2014 06:07 PM

    This may come straight from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Scientists have performed robot sex to find how life began on earth. Scientists used rat-sized robots to study evolutionary patterns over thousands of generations without them growing old in the process. They programmed a small bots with the need to...
  • Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass for faster check-ins, to improve customer experience 13-04-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: Ever heard of an airline staff receiving and checking in a passenger at the counter using cutting-edge technology like Google Glass or a smartwatch? Yes, this is now a reality. The facility is being tested by British carrier Virgin Atlantic and global transport communications and IT firm SITA...
  • Google Glass to be available for public purchase from April 15 11-04-2014 10:10 AM

    San Francisco: A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion. Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any US resident who places an online order for the device beginning at...
  • Land Rover debuts invisible car technology that makes the bonnet appear transparent 10-04-2014 01:41 PM

    Land Rover is experimenting with an invisible car technology that makes your bonnet appear transparent and the front of the car virtually invisible from inside the cabin.The new technology provides full visibility of what is underneath and in front of the car, with total clarity of otherwise hidden obstacles."Cameras located...
  • Want to look slimmer in selfies? Here's an app for you 06-04-2014 03:25 PM

    New York: Want a perfect, slim-trim Selfie to stump your boyfriend? Here is the right app for you. Called SkinneePix, the app helps you look thinner than you are as it reduces the face with a detection technology to trim off 5, 10 or 15 pounds with just the click...
  • 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. ...
  • Apple, Samsung once again accuse each other of ripping off designs, features 31-03-2014 10:27 AM

    San Jose: The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series...
  • Four IIT students on their way to celebrate placements die in an accident 31-03-2014 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: Four IIT-Delhi students have died and two others suffered injuries in a fatal accident on Sunday morning. The incident took place near Jaisalmer, when the Innova in which they were travelling, overturned. All the four students were final year students. They were on a road trip to Rajasthan...
  • Swedish eye tracking technology firm Tobii plans IPO: Report 30-03-2014 02:45 PM

    Stockholm: Swedish eye tracking technology firm Tobii, co-owned by chipmaker Intel, is planning a stock market listing which could value the firm at around 2 billion crowns ($309 million), business daily Dagens Industri reported. Tobii, which develops eye-controlled devices that can be used in computer interaction and in human behavior...
  • Lithium Technologies buys social-media gauge Klout 29-03-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Marketing company Lithium Technologies has acquired social-media measurement business Klout that gives users insights about their social media performance. The deal, reportedly, would marry Lithium's social-media focused customer-service business with Klout's analysis of brands' and individuals' social-media savvy. According to a report from Fortune, the deal is worth...
  • Deepika Padukone accepted 'Kochadaiiyaan' for emotional reasons 22-03-2014 09:29 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who will be next seen in Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan', gave her nod to the film primarily because of the South megastar's association with it. In 'Kochadaiiyaan' Deepika will be seen alongside the cinema legend for the first time. According to sources, Deepika agreed to be part of...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow 09-03-2014 06:24 PM

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely...
  • Indian-origin engineers create a device for faster wireless technology 09-03-2014 04:49 PM

    Washington: Using an inexpensive Rs 3,600 inkjet printer, two Indian-origin electrical engineers at the University of Utah have for the first time produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such micro-structures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast...
  • AMU student gets USD 1.2 lakh Presidential scholarship 08-03-2014 05:37 PM

    A research scholar of Aligarh Muslim University, a former resident of a riot relief camp in Gujarat, has been granted the prestigious Presidential scholarship by Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Sheth Zulfikar Yousuf, who hails from a modest background in Himmatnagar of Gujarat and got the USD 1.2 lakh scholarship...
  • TN: Engineering students create record for making pollution masks 03-03-2014 05:59 PM

    Coimbatore: Students of a local engineering college on Monday created a world record by making 2,493 handmade pollution masks in 30 minutes. Three hundred students of the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology entered into the UK-based 'Elite World Records' on achieving the feat, for which they were awarded...
  • Fire breaks out at IIT-Delhi campus, no casualties reported 24-02-2014 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: A small fire broke out at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi campus on Monday morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to the location to douse the blaze. The fire broke out inside a room on the the third floor of a building. The room was unoccupied....
  • After an IT city, government plans to turn state into a multi-media hub 23-02-2014 03:50 PM

    After announcing an IT city, the Bihar government now plans to turn the state into a multi-media hub. "We have decided to take the help of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology and (Americam company) Legend 3D to develop Bihar into a multi-media hub in the next three years,"...
  • Apple founder Steve Jobs will appear on a US postage stamp next year 21-02-2014 11:18 AM

    The US Postal Service will honour late Apple founder Steve Jobs by making him appear on a postage stamp in 2015 beginning. Other deceased icons who will be receiving their own stamps next year are Elvis Presley and famed 'Tonight Show' host Johnny Carson. An advisory committee of ordinary citizens...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 4-day RSS convention begins from today 20-02-2014 02:08 PM

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Bhopal on a four-day visit to Bhopal during which he will hold several meetings with his party office bearers. Bhagwat, who arrived in Bhopal on Wednesday night, would during his stay hold several meetings with office-bearers of his organisation at the Lakshmi...
  • Exceptional technology powers Olympic wins more than exceptional physical ability 14-02-2014 03:22 PM

    Krasnaya Polyana: Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season. It's...
  • Railway Budget 2014: Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert 12-02-2014 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge spelt out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years....
  • Lalu will look like a dwarf in front of Modi if he holds parallel rally: BJP 12-02-2014 09:01 AM

    With RJD seeking permission to hold a rally at Muzaffarpur parallel to Narendra Modi's event on March 3, BJP on Tuesday said if it happened, Lalu Prasad would be "exposed as a dwarf" before its prime ministerial candidate. "BJP has applied for the three grounds (two in Muzaffarpur Institute of...
  • 5G network is going to be awesome. Here's why 10-02-2014 02:27 PM

    As people across the world get used to the fourth generation (4G) mobile technology, companies have started working on the fifth generation (5G), which is likely to be available for use by 2020. Here is how fast the 5G network would be. ...
  • IIT-Kanpur student commits suicide, second in the past 2 months 05-02-2014 06:13 PM

    Kanpur: In yet another incident of suicide, a 21-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur ended his life on Tuesday night by consuming poison. The deceased, Manjunath, was a third year student of Computer Science and Engineering Department and was afflicted by polio. He hails from Raichur district of...
  • Once the preserve of youth, Indian IT staffing enters middle age 29-01-2014 12:43 PM

    Mumbai: The executive suite is not the only place that is greying in India's 40-year-old information technology sector. As the $108-billion industry enters middle age and its growth slows, the three-million-strong workforce is also getting older, making it harder to extract some of the cost advantages of the young, cheap...
  • 40 per cent parents learn how to use technology from kids 26-01-2014 05:51 PM

    Washington: Scientists have found that between 30 to 40 per cent of parents learn how to use the computer and Internet from their children. Researchers from University Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, conducted in-depth interviews with 14 parent/child sets and surveyed 242 parent/child sets. They found that youth influence their...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee 24-01-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency...
  • Will 2014 be the year in which we let technology control us? 23-01-2014 10:37 AM

    Everything's getting connected around us. Computers. Smart mobile computing devices. Embedded systems. Documents. People. Creatures. Pets. Even ideas. Everything now has the possibility of being a node on the network, able to publish and to subscribe. Everything. Before this decade is out, there's talk of 50 billion connected things. The...
  • Indian born Professor wins Marconi Prize for contribution to wireless technology 23-01-2014 07:55 AM

    Bangalore: Indian born scientist and Professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize for developing the theory and applications of MIMO antennas. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations - which is at the heart...