TECHNOLOGY

  • PM's twitter address to the 18th National Conference on e-Governance 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter. This is the first time such an address has taken place through Twitter. The Prime Minister tweeted "Good morning friends! I am delighted to join the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter." Not being...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • Where, oh where, is a better battery? January 23, 2015

    New York: At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden electrical...
  • India, United States try to narrow differences on nuclear trade ahead of Obama's visit January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: India and the United States were trying to narrow differences on nuclear trade on Thursday ahead of President Barack Obama's visit, but New Delhi ruled out a change in its liability law that has choked off US investment. Nuclear commerce worth billions of dollars was meant to be the...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents. The iPhone maker said it has not infringed on the patents and does not owe royalties for them. Apple says that...
  • Universities must have greater academic freedom, autonomy: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi batted for giving universities more academic freedom and autonomy and promised to cut excessive regulation and cumbersome procedures to encourage research. "We want our scientists to explore the mysteries of science and not of government procedure," Modi said, while inaugurating the 102nd Indian Science Congress...
  • Dreams we share for India will depend on Science & Technology: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Speaking at the inauguration of the 102nd Indian Science Congress at Mumbai University on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Whenever the world shut its door on us, our scientists responded with the zeal of a national mission. The dreams we all share for India will depend as much on...
  • Will make Science & Technology a national priority, facilitate research: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Ease of doing research is as important as ease of doing business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said as he reached out to the scientific community promising to cut red tape and sought their cooperation in "transforming" the country. "As the major source of science...
  • IIT Delhi faculty asks Director to withdraw resignation December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The IIT Delhi faculty forum on Tuesday requested Director R Shevgaonkar to withdraw his resignation over which a controversy had erupted, describing him as a man of "dignity and integrity". The request came even as Chairman of the IIT-D's Board of Governors Vijay Bhatkar met HRD Minister Smriti Irani. "The...
  • Watch: Infosys Science prize winner Jayant Haritsa's success story December 29, 2014

    We profile Jayant Haritsa, a scientist at the Indian Institute of Science who put India on the global map with this tools on trouble-shooting in database engines and brought laurels to the nation. ...
  • Smartphone touchscreen use leads to greater brain activity December 25, 2014

    London: Your smartphone touchscreen can actually change the way your thumb and brain work together, a new study has found. More touchscreen use in the recent past translates directly into greater brain activity when the thumbs and other fingertips are touched, researchers found. "I was really surprised by the scale of the...
  • Google's self-driving car prototype ready to be tested on roads December 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "We're going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year," the Internet titan's...
  • Recent hack by North Korea an act of cyber-vandalism: Barack Obama December 21, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has called the recent hack by North Korea into the networks of technology company Sony, not as an act of war, but as an act of cyber-vandalism. ...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' December 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • A new technology that could help your smartphone track sleep disorders December 14, 2014

    New York: Researchers are working on a smartphone-based technology which can help track sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, much easier than visiting a doctor. Using earbuds, equipped with an in-line microphone and an Apple iPhone, researchers from Florida State University and New Jersey-based Stevens Institute of Technology analysed participants' breathing habits...
  • Trillion dollar IT trade deal on a knife-edge at the WTO December 12, 2014

    Geneva: A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in the next 24 hours, trade diplomats said on Thursday. But late on Thursday one trade official involved with the talks said a deal would be very unlikely...
  • India lags far behind China, US in R&D expenditure: Harsh Vardhan November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's investment in science and technology lags far behind that of China, South Korea and the US and the government aims to invest 2 per cent of its GDP on research and development under the 12th Plan against only 0.88 per cent in 2011-12, Rajya Sabha was informed....
  • A device that can charge your phone in just 30 seconds November 25, 2014

    Tel Aviv: An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. Using nano-technology to synthesise artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed...
  • Almost all Android, iOS apps have been hacked: Report November 21, 2014

    New York: An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 per cent of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked. A report by the mobile security firm Arxan Technologies threw up these alarming statistics that all app users must keep in mind...
  • Technology Sector working professionals to consider business education – Relevance and options November 19, 2014

    The slowing growth rate in the Indian IT industry has had its share of impact on the capability of the current middle management layer in the industry. The late 1990s and early 2000s saw heady 100% quarter and quarter growth for IT companies leading them to hire fresh engineers at...
  • Live: Not just educated, you need to be tech-savvy now, says PM Modi in Fiji November 19, 2014

    Earlier in the day, India on Wednesday announced a 75 million USD line of credit for Fiji for a co-generation power plant and upgrading the sugar industry and also a five million USD fund to develop its villages even as the two countries agreed to expand their Defence and Security...
  • PM Modi wows students at Queensland University of Technology November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wowed Queensland University of Technology students, freely mingling with them during a visit, and made it a point to tell them that it is Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday as he sent his best wishes to children. Within hours after his arrival following an overnight flight from...
  • China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020 November 11, 2014

    Beijing: China's Mars rover will be larger, tougher and a better climber, experts said on Tuesday as the country plans to send a space mission to land a rover on the Red Planet by 2020. China has not announced an official plan for a Mars probe, but Ouyang Ziyuan, a...
  • NASA rocket to click 1,500 images of Sun in 5 minutes November 3, 2014

    Washington: A sounding rocket fitted with technology to gather 1,500 images of the Sun in flat five minutes is set for launch on Monday. Capturing five images per second, the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment (RAISE) mission will focus in on the split-second changes that occur near active regions on the...
  • Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi ask people to use technology to fight corruption October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making optimum use of modern technology in tackling corruption. In his message on the beginning of 'Vigilance week' starting, the President said "use of modern technologies can play an important role in eliminating human interface in service delivery...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers October 22, 2014

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • Indian engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets in US October 17, 2014

    New York: An Indian engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution for stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology firms based in New Jersey here. Ketankumar Maniar, 38, a former New Jersey resident had previously pleaded guilty before US...