TOOLS

  • With its new video creation tool Say Thanks, Facebook lets users create personalised video cards for friends November 13, 2014

    New York: In a bid to push more users to share videos, the social networking site has launched a personalised video creation tool. Named Say Thanks, the tool lets users put together personalised video cards for your friends on Facebook by combining preset themes, their own posts and photos. This allows...
  • India's first time-keeper HMT turns into a collector's item September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Time has stopped for India's first timekeeper - the Hindustan Machine Tools or the HMT watches as the company ran into financial crisis. It was in 1962 when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the now-vintage hand-wound wrist watched. But today it has turned into a collector's item. Neemchand, a...
  • New facial recognition tool to help find missing kids June 20, 2014

    Washington: A new facial recognition tool can help find missing children by rapidly matching the pictures of kids with their biological parents. The tool could be useful to law enforcement and families in locating missing children, researchers said. A team from the University of Central Florida started the project with more than...
  • Review: New Instagram tools give users more controls, but take away the simplicity of the app June 11, 2014

    New York: I started using Instagram in late 2011 and was instantly hooked. I have always loved taking pictures but have felt overwhelmed by all the adjustment options offered by apps such as Snapseed and Camera+. Instagram made it easy. After snapping a picture, I could simply add a filter or...
  • Instagram adds more photo editing tools; includes ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation June 4, 2014

    New York: The photo sharing app Instagram is adding editing tools that go beyond the vintagelooking filters that made it popular. The Facebookowned app said in a blog post Tuesday that users will be able to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and other features of photos they take with their smartphones. The...
  • We Feel: A Twitter tool that can map moods around the globe in realtime May 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian scientists have developed the world's first Twitter tool that can map moods around the globe in realtime to help improve the allocation of mental health services. The online tool called 'We Feel' will help understand how our emotions fluctuate over time due to changes in social, economic and...
  • Apple, Samsung join smartphone anti-theft initiative, agree to provide a pre-loaded anti-theft tool on smartphones April 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics...
  • Google Plus strives to catch up with Facebook, adds more tools to edit photos, video October 30, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is introducing more tools to automatically edit images posted on its Plus networking service in its latest attempt to lure traffic away from Facebook and other online hangouts. Most of the 18 new features unveiled Tuesday rely on technology designed to identify the photos and videos that are...
  • LinkedIn announces Intro that shows user information on iPhone email October 24, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn just gave its users another reason to ensure their resumes are up to date. The online professional network has introduced a mobile feature that shows information about people's careers in emails being read on iPhones. The tool, called Intro, pulls details from the profiles of LinkedIn's more than...
  • Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon's knife March 25, 2013

    San Franciso: Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels. Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many problems that once required sawing through the breastbone and...
  • A new technology to help you control PC with your eyes January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Here comes a new technology that lets users control any Windows 8 PC with their eyes. Tobii has come up with a standalone eyetracking kit a user can add to any Windows 8 computer. Called the Tobii Rex, and it is a sticklike device that can be mounted...
  • Facebook offering eretailers sales tracking tool November 18, 2012

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc wants more credit for making online cash registers ring. Facebook has begun rolling out a new tool which will allow online retailers to track purchases by members of the social network who have viewed their ads. The tool is the latest of the new advertising features Facebook...
  • UK woman changes her name to include 14 Bond girls October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: British barmaid EmmaLouise Hodges has legally changed her name to 'Miss Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O'Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny' to include the names of 14 different Bond girls, according to media reports. Formerly...
  • Software tools best way to monitor child on internet: Experts July 9, 2012

    Kolkata: With children getting more savvy with Internet more to the point of hiding their activities, parents can outsmart them using simple software tools that dramatically reduce security risks, say experts. Pointing out that direct monitoring may be of considerably less use as children today are smart enough to manage...
  • RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 tools to lure developers May 1, 2012

    Orlando, Florida: Research In Motion Ltd on Tuesday offered initial software tools to developers looking to create applications for its new BlackBerry 10 platform, moving a step closer to perhaps the most crucial launch in its history later this year. Aiming to reverse huge marketshare losses to Apple Inc and Google...
  • Facebook adds 'lifesaving' organ donor feature May 1, 2012

    New York: Facebook wants to help you share your organs. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says US and UK users will be able to enroll as organ donors via links on the world's biggest social networking site. Facebook users who are already organ donors can add that information to their Facebook Timelines. And...
  • Facebook to come up with 'lifesaving' feature May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Reportedly, the socialnetworking giant Facebook is going to introduce a new 'lifesaving' feature that has the power to save lives. According to reports, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, is slated to announce details about this new feature in an exclusive interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, which is scheduled to be...
  • Facebook aims to help prevent suicide December 14, 2011

    California: Facebook launched a new suicide prevention tool, giving users a direct link to an online chat with counsellors who can help, the company said. Friends are able to report suicidal behaviour by clicking a report option next to any piece of content on the site and choosing suicidal content...
  • Microsoft India launches disabledfriendly tools December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: With World Disability Day being observed Saturday, software major Micrsoft India introduced disabledfriendly tools for application in software of common use. It also announced special certification programmes for those with impairments. "It is estimated that there are around 70 million people with disabilities in India. Ensuring that their...
  • Can Buzzdeck make you a rock star ? January 28, 2011

    London: For a virtually unknown 16yearold British ukulele player and singer, Misty Miller already boasts an impressive international following. "The places in the world that know my music" South America, China and Australia," she says with slight astonishment. Miller knows this by looking at a "heatmap" generated by a new...
  • Cretan tools point to 130,000yearold sea travel January 4, 2011

    Athens, Greece: Archaeologists on the island of Crete have discovered what may be evidence of one of the world's first sea voyages by human ancestors, the Greek Culture Ministry said Monday. A ministry statement said experts from Greece and the US have found rough axes and other tools thought to be...
  • New tool sweeps away Alzheimer's plaque from brain December 13, 2010

    Washington: A new molecular tool developed by US scientists has shown promise in 'clearing' the brain of plaque that triggers Alzheimer's disease. This plaque is the aggregation of proteinlike bits known as amyloidbeta peptides that accumulate in the brain. It can cause cell death and devastating symptoms of memory loss in...
  • BlackBerry a spy tool: Dubai Police chief September 3, 2010

    Dubai: Worries about spying by the US and Israel spurred plans to sharply limit BlackBerry services in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai's police chief said in comments that suggest a tough line in talks with the smart phone maker. The UAE says it will block BlackBerry email, messaging and Web services October...
  • Security Echips for new borns May 13, 2010

    Surat hospital is providing a security blanket for babies like never before in India. They've introduced special security chips for every newborn. ...
  • Facebook fan pages 'effective' marketing tool February 22, 2010

    Washington: Facebook and its fan page module can be a very useful tool for increasing sales of a company, a new study claims. The new research from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business suggests that the social networking site holds the potential of an effective social marketing tool that can...
  • Old teaching methods give way to ipods for kids February 3, 2010

    Ipod can be the new learning tool for your kid. 21st century kids are now using mobile applications to learn. Meet 5yearold maitr. Old teaching methods always bored him. Now, like any other kid he learns numbers, rhymes, alphabets but Maitr does it the hightech way. His school...
  • Watch: Woman engineer goes missing on Pune trek November 7, 2009

    Pune: An engineer on a group trek with her colleagues went missing mysteriously at the Sinhagad fort in Pune. Police teams and volunteers are searching for Kavita Chikli, an engineer with Seco Tools. ...
  • Internet tools that beat govt censor, company's too August 20, 2009

    Boston: Chinese human rights activist Shi Tao was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2005 after authorities tracked him down using data provided by Yahoo Inc. The Internet service supplied information that it garnered about his location when he accessed his Yahoo email account. That was enough to find him...
  • Robbers' thunder stolen: Repair tools in ATM cash bag May 29, 2008

    Amritsar: It was a bad day for four armed robbers, who intercepted a cash delivery van of a bank and took away the cash bag only to find it contained tools to repair an ATM machine. The incident occurred Thursday morning when the cash van of ICICI bank was intercepted by...
  • Power of compounding February 7, 2008

    First Principle: There is no such thing as simple interest Simply put, compounding refers to the reinvestment of income at the same rate of return to constantly grow the principal amount, year after year. Cumulative fixed deposits are a prime example of compounding at work, wherein the total interest that you...