TECHNOLOGY

  • Three day consultation for implementation of free Wi-Fi in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday initiated a three-day public consultation with industry leaders, service providers and IT experts for speedy implementation of free Wi-Fi facility in the national capital. According to a senior government official, during the three-day long discussion, experts from the government and private sector will focus on...
  • Future technology could use bursts of air to reproduce haptic sensations 3 days ago

    London: Next-generation technologies can use air to stimulate different areas of the human hand to convey feelings of happiness, sadness, excitement or fear, scientists say. Researchers have found that short, sharp bursts of air to the area around the thumb, index finger and middle part of the palm generate excitement, whereas...
  • A new technology that could help increase WiFi range by 10 times 3 days ago

    Washington : A new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information, has been developed. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops, and in homes...
  • This nail accessory lets you discreetly control devices with your thumb 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The latest gadget to be developed for the wearables industry is a tiny stick-on-nails-like device that lets you control electronics with just your thumb. Developed by the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the tiny wireless trackpad can be worn on a thumbnail and is controlled by...
  • The world's first video camera that runs without battery April 16, 2015

    New York: The world's first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. To develop the prototype camera, researchers designed a pixel that can not only measure incident light but also convert the incident...
  • Facebook disables Taslima Nasreen's account, writers question move April 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday. Dubbing the move as "totally unacceptable", eminent writers raised doubts over Facebook's "open" nature and called for safeguards to be put in place. "Since Tuesday my Facebook account has...
  • Tips & Tricks: How you can unwire yourself and why you should start right away April 15, 2015

    We know you absolutely love your smartphone. So much so that it travels with you, sleeps with you, eats with you, attends meetings with you, and if you allow me to turn a little gross here, even makes those toilet visits with you. That is some tech love! Even as you...
  • Boeing is patenting a technology to help you sleep well on flights April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Boeing is aiming to solve one of the problems that air travelers face- lack of sleep onboard. Those cramped, upright seats are uncomfortable to the extent of being torturous. The company has filed a patent for a 'sleep support system' that unfolds into a pseudo massage table with...
  • Nokia Networks tests 5G mobile broadband that can provide up to 10Gbps data speed April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: In what could change the way we surf the Internet in the future, with or without Net Neutrality, Nokia Networks and National Instruments (NI) have demonstrated a possibility of having data speed that travel up to 10 gigabits per second on 5G technology. The 5G technology can deliver mobile...
  • Google working on improving battery technology April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is trying its hands at developing better battery technologies that could help power the Web mogul's next set of consumer electronics and other hardware. A team, led by former Apple battery expert Dr Ramesh Bhardwaj, began testing batteries developed by others for use in Google devices. In 2013,...
  • Uber's popularity surges; business travellers avoiding taxis April 8, 2015

    New York: Business travellers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies. A new report by expense management system provider Certify shows that 47 per cent of the ground transportation rides by its users in March were through Uber. That's more than tripled from...
  • India can develop intercontinental ballistic missiles with over 10,000 kilometers range: DRDO April 4, 2015

    Vadodara: India is capable of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which can hit targets beyond the range of 10,000 kilometers, Chairman of Armament Research Board, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr SK Salwan said on Saturday. "India has successfully test fired nuclear capable Agni V missile recently which has a...
  • Apple releases guided tour videos on how to use its Watch April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The anticipated smart gadget is not out for a consumer roll out yet, but Apple is making sure it leaves no stone unturned to make you understand and learn how its latest wearable works. The Cupertino, California, tech giant has released what it calls 'Guided Tour' videos for...
  • Shreya Singhal on her fight for free speech online and what led to her petition against Sec 66A of IT Act April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Shreya Singhal, 24-year-old, fought against the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act which led to the Supreme Court scrapping the draconian law. The law student filed the petition against Section 66A after two girls from Palgarh in Maharashtra were arrested for a Facebook post after Shiv...
  • 'Fast and Furious 7': The first film to be premiered in laser April 2, 2015

    Los Angeles: Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format. Lasers are supposed to be able to heighten contrast. In...
  • Pebble Time smartwatch raises record-breaking $20.3 million on Kickstarter March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Pebble Technology's latest wearable gadget, Pebble Time, has smashed the Kickstarter record for being the most-funded campaign on site. The smartwatch, announced on February 24, has raised $20,336,930 from 78,463 people following its month-long campaign on the crowd-funding platform. The campaign, that ended on Friday, saw the Pebble project...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-2 March 27, 2015

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the problem of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which killed 2.5 million Indians in 2014. Experts talk about innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • New camera technology in next iPhone could help you capture even richer colours March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple has been granted a patent for a new camera technology that will use light-splitting cube to provide improved image quality. This new technology could potentially be incorporated in Apple's next iPhone. The patent states that the new camera will feature three separate imaging sensors and each of them...
  • HP to start using Bang & Olufsen audio technology in devices March 25, 2015

    Palo Alto: Hewlett-Packard's PCs, tablets and accessories are going to start using audio technology from Denmark's Bang & Olufsen. The companies said Tuesday that all HP devices that carry the Bang & Olufsen or B&O Play brand will have a dedicated audio island that isolates the sensitive audio circuits from other...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 25, 2015

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Victims of Section 66A of IT Act rejoice SC verdict March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". Victims of the Act claim that they have been proved innocent. ...
  • Was Section 66A of the IT Act misused? March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Nasdaq to provide technology for trading bitcoins: Report March 24, 2015

    Bangalore: Nasdaq OMX Group Inc agreed to provide a startup the core technology to power a marketplace for trading bitcoins and related digital-currency assets, the Wall Street Journal reported. New York-based startup Noble Markets will use Nasdaq's X-stream trading system, which is used by more than 30 exchanges and marketplaces worldwide,...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • What is Section 66A? March 24, 2015

    Full text of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000:Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.66A. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,-(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or(b) any information which he...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on valadity of Section 66A of Information Technology Act March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Uber plans to expand operations in India March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Uber Technologies, the online ride-hailing company, has entered into a "strategic partnership" with India's Times Internet, as it looks to expand operations in its largest market outside the United States. An Uber spokeswoman said Times Internet, the digital arm of the Times of India media group, would invest "well...