Science & Technology

Satellite-based system to help railways alert people at unmanned crossings

Satellite-based system to help railways alert people at unmanned crossings

A satellite-based system will now alert road users at unmanned level crossings about approaching trains and also help in tracking train movement on a real-time basis. The space technology, adopted....

Top 5 camera phones under Rs 15,000 to bring out the professional photographer in you

Top 5 camera phones under Rs 15,000 to bring out the professional photographer in you

Buy any smartphone which runs on Android platform, you will find a negligible difference in the user interface. There are three major factors that differentiates an Android phone today -....

Phishing bigger threat than data breaches, says tech giant Google

Phishing bigger threat than data breaches, says tech giant Google

Phishing attacks via fake emails pose the greatest threat to people, followed by keyloggers and third-party breaches as account hacking increases globally, a new Google study has revealed. Keystroke logging....

Facebook revenge porn

Revenge porn: Trained person to review nude images, says Facebook

Facebook has stressed that its experiment to fight revenge porn that requires users to provide their intimate images proactively to the social network where a "specially trained" professional reviews and....

Astronomers discover bizarre star that won't die

Astronomers discover bizarre star that won't die

An international team of astronomers has made a bizarre discovery, a star that refuses to stop shining despite exploding more than once over a period of 50 years. The explosions....

Dinosaurs could have survived had asteroid struck elsewhere, reveals study

Dinosaurs could have survived had asteroid struck elsewhere, reveals study

Dinosaurs might not have gone extinct had the asteroid that hit Earth some 66 million years ago and triggered the mass extinction of the giant animals struck somewhere else instead....

Soon, a centralized app to monitor government projects in Arunachal Pradesh

Soon, a centralised app to monitor government projects in Arunachal Pradesh

Dashboard, an automated centralised web-based application to aid the process of monitoring and execution of all government programmes in Arunachal Pradesh, will be functional in six months, an official said....

Mumbai gets hi-tech eco-friendly electric buses

Mumbai gets hi-tech eco-friendly electric buses

The Bombay Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) on Friday acquired four high-tech eco-friendly electric buses, which will be deployed on its Mumbai suburban sectors, officials said here. The 31-seater buses,....

Global retailer Alibaba’s Single Day Fest fetched $12 Billion in two hours

Global retailer Alibaba’s Single Day Fest fetches $12 billion in 2 hours

The event 11/11 brings good news for online shopping retailer, Alibaba, as their Single’s day shopping extravaganza has managed to fetch $12 billion in just 2 hours and has already....

World needs new digital Geneva Convention, says Microsoft President Brad Smith

World needs new digital Geneva Convention, says Microsoft President Brad Smith

There is now a need for a new digital Geneva Convention that commits governments to defending and protecting civilians from state-sponsored cyber-attacks, Microsoft President Brad Smith has said. A cyber....

Researchers discover a 45-million-year-old primate fossils in China

Researchers discover a 45-million-year-old primate fossils in China

Researchers have discovered nearly 500 finger and toe bones belonging to primates — some half the size of a mouse — that lived about 45 million years ago in what....

Flipkart takes plunge into smartphone market with launch of Billion Capture+; price, specs, availability and everything else you must know

Billion Capture+ smartphone launched by Flipkart; price, specs, availability and everything else you must know

E-commerce giant Flipkart has taken a plunge into the smartphone market with the launch of Billion Capture+ with dual-rear cameras. The phone is part of the Flipkart's private label brand Billion....