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    • Google campuses in Bangalore, California to hold hackathon next month 2 hours 44 minutes ago

      Washington: A first-of-its-kind hackathon aimed at creating applications to empower communities in India with technology-based solutions to public service problems will be held next month at the Google campuses in Bangalore and California simultaneously. Non-profit Code for India, which inspires techies to volunteer their time and talent to the developing...
    • Nokia says Indian mobile phone manufacturing unit unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal 3 hours 21 minutes ago

      New Delhi: Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included in a deal due to be concluded on Friday for the sale of its global handset business to Microsoft. Nokia will instead operate the factory as a contract...
    • Twitter conversations among men feature fewer mentions of women 5 hours 11 minutes ago

      London: Gender bias may be real on Twitter as conversations among men on the social networking website feature fewer mentions of women, a new study has found. Scientists used an algorithm to apply the Bechdel test to real-life conversations via the social media platform Twitter and to relate these to...
    • A new technology that can detect when drivers are about to doze off 6 hours 2 minutes ago

      Washington: Researchers have developed a new technology that can detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel. The technology is based on steering wheel movements - which are more variable in drowsy drivers - and offers an affordable and more reliable alternative to currently available video-based driver...
    • New social networks connect chefs and diners 7 hours 0 minutes ago

      Buenos Aires: If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes. Cookapp, for example, is just the latest to launch...
    • Google adds new ad feature to extend reach into mobile apps 8 hours 31 minutes ago

      San Francisco: Google will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet company's effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising business to smartphones. The new advertising feature helps Google bridge the gap between the traditional public Web pages that...
    • Tech tips: Passwords alone can't keep you secure, add a second layer of protection to your online accounts 8 hours 59 minutes ago

      New York: If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway. Even without this latest...
    • WhatsApp crosses half-a-billion user mark Yesterday

      New Delhi: Instant messaging app WhatsApp has crossed the half-a-billion user mark on the back of strong growth in emerging markets like India and Brazil. The company, which was acquired by social networking giant Facebook in February this year for $19 billion, was founded in 2009 by Ukrainian Jan Koum...
    • Indian Railways launches new mobile app to track train schedules Yesterday

      New Delhi: Now rail users can get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train on their mobile phones besides tracking its its position on a real time basis. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information and technology arm of railways, has launched a new mobile...
    • School friends most likely to be unfriended on Facebook Yesterday

      Washington: The most likely person to be unfriended on Facebook is a high school acquaintance, a new study has found. Scientists have found new insight into the most common kind of 'friend' who is unfriended on Facebook, as well as the unfriended person's emotional response to such a situation. Researchers...
    • TRAI may soon set a 'minimum download speed' for mobile Internet Yesterday

      New Delhi: Sick of dead slow internet connection on mobile? Relief is on the way as regulator TRAI will soon fix the minimum download speed the telecom operators will have to deliver for wireless data services. "The Authority (TRAI) has been receiving a number of complaints from consumers regarding the...
    • Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 to be available in India from April 25 at Rs 8,500; features 6-inch display, 5MP camera Yesterday

      New Delhi: The recently launched Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 phablet will be available in India starting April 25. Priced at Rs 8,500, the phablet has a 6-inch display. The Android Jellybean operating system based-device is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 4GB internal memory and 512 MB RAM (expandable...
    • Twitter's new redesigned profile review: Bigger but not necessarily better Yesterday

      Now that Twitter is letting all its users get a feel of it new profile design overhaul, here is an updated version of the review that was first posted two months ago, when Twitter let only a few users test the new super-sized Twitter profile. In the initial review, I...
    • Twitter's new Facebook-like profile page is now available for all Yesterday

      New Delhi: Twitter has started rolling out its redesigned profile page to all users around the world. If you have still not got it and can't wait more, go here and click on the "Get it now" button. The new design, while mostly cosmetic, hints at what CEO Costolo described...
    • HTC Desire 210: HTC's cheapest smartphone will compete with Nokia X, Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy S Duos Yesterday

      New Delhi: With an aim to more than double its market share in two years in India, smartphone maker HTC announced global launch of its lowest priced smartphone Desire 210 for Rs 8,700. "In the last 12 months or so we have been thinking about to come up with sub-Rs...
    • Lytro's new camera Illum lets you shift perspective, refocus even after a photo is clicked Yesterday

      San Francisco: In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures - images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked. On Tuesday, the Silicon Valley company unveiled a bigger, more expensive camera designed to make a "do-over"...
    • HTC-made Nexus 8 tablet to be released in the third quarter of 2014: Report 2 days ago

      New Delhi: HTC, which manufactured the first Nexus smartphone for Google, has once again joined hands with the company to produce another Nexus device, but this time it's for a tablet. According to a report from DigiTimes, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is working in joint collaboration with Google to manufacture...
    • Microsoft, HP partner to launch Windows 8.1-based Omni 10 tablet for students at Rs 29,999 2 days ago

      New Delhi: IT major Microsoft has partnered with HP and Pearson to launch a tablet for higher educational students in engineering and management streams. The companies will jointly launch the Windows 8.1 powered 10.1 inch Hewlett-Packard (HP) Omni10 tablet with embedded content from Pearson and Microsoft Office in the higher...
    • Micromax launches 6-inch Canvas Doodle 3 phablet at Rs 8,500 2 days ago

      New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Micromax launched its new six-inch phablet 'Canvas Doodle 3' for Rs 8,500. The Android Jellybean operating system based-device is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual core processor, 4GB ROM and 512 MB RAM (expandable memory up to 32 GB), Micromax said in a statement. The...
    • Watch: Apple's new spaceship-like campus and how it was conceived 2 days ago

      Apple has released a new video that details the company's new Campus 2 project. The video describes how Steve Jobs' ideas about environmental design went into designing and constructing this unique space. The 126-acre campus would include wooded walking areas, restaurants and fitness centres. It will accommodate up to 13,000...
    • LG's Android Wear G Watch to have an always-on screen, will be water and dust resistant 2 days ago

      New Delhi: LG has revealed more details about its upcoming Android Wear (Google's new OS for wearables) smartwatch - G Watch. The smartwatch will come in two colours - stealth black and champagne gold. The watch will be water and dust resistant, and it will always remains on - a...
    • Sony launches Xperia M2 in India at Rs 21,990; to be available from April 25 2 days ago

      New Delhi: Sony introduced its new smartphone - Xperia M2 - in India at Rs 21,990. The phone weighs 148g and has a 4.8-inch (540x960) display. Measuring 139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm, the phone runs Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8226...
    • On Earth Day, Apple announces free recycling of all used products 2 days ago

      San Francisco: Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centres with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a...
    • Nokia-Microsoft deal expected to close on April 25 2 days ago

      New Delhi: Nokia said it expects the sale of its handset business to Microsoft to be finalised on April 25, as it had received all the required regulatory approvals. The closure of the 5.4 billion euro deal, which was agreed in September, had been delayed due to pending approvals, but...
    • Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish, puffer fish in 6-in-1 Earth Day Google doodle 2 days ago

      New Delhi: To commemorate Earth Day 2014 Google has posted a 6-in-1 animated doodle on its home page with six representatives from the animal kingdom - Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish and puffer fish. Google has been celebrating Earth Day through its popular doodles for...
    • Google Glass helps doctors save a patient's life 3 days ago

      New York: Using the wearable eyewear Google Glass, doctors in the US saved the life of a patient - opening up a possibility for the device to become an integral part of medical care. Wearing Google Glass, doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, Massachusetts were able to...
    • HTC launches Desire 210, Desire 816 smartphones in India at Rs 8,700 onwards 3 days ago

      New Delhi: HTC announced the launch of two new smartphones in India - Desire 210 and Desire 816. The HTC Desire 210 will be available in India by the end of this month at Rs 8,700, while the HTC Desire 816 will be available in India starting May at Rs...