Science & Technology

Net neutrality in India still a myth, but we can’t afford to ignore it

Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn’t....

Net Neutrality: Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal sends email to its customers defending ‘Airtel Zero’

NEW DELHI: After a massive flak on social media over the past few weeks for violating the concept of net neutrality, Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal sent a mail to....

Zuckerberg says internet.org not against net neutrality

NEW YORK: Finding itself at the receiving end of the ‘net neutrality’ debate, Facebook today said its Internet.org platform has benefitted “millions” of people on RCOM network in India and....

New Google app to help you write freely

Google has designed a new app to test your on-screen penmanship. Called Google Handwriting Input, the app allows the users to 'write' on a smartphone or tablet screen. It automatically....

How Google can help you find your lost smartphone?

Misplaced your phone or left it somewhere around the house? Fret not! Search engine giant Google can now help locate the smartphone. Using Google search on a desktop, users need....

NASA reveals first-ever colour image of Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, set to fly by the Pluto system on July 14, has sent its first colour image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. "The....

New device converts diesel into household fuel for rural India

Bengaluru: Diesel, which is normally used in automobiles, buses, trucks and even railway engines and is considered "dirty", has been turned into a clean fuel for cooking and lighting in....

Net neutrality: Is the regulator favouring telcos?

As a debate continues on 'net neutrality', the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) today alleged that TRAI was furthering the agenda of telecom operators on this issue, even....

Mobile apps can pose security threat: Trai paper

NEW DELHI: As a debate rages on 'net neutrality', a discussion paper floated by regulator Trai has said that mobile applications providing free internet-based calls and messaging services can be....

HTC launches One M9+, One E9+, Desire 326G in India; plans 4G phones under Rs 20K

New Delhi: Mobile device maker HTC unveiled three devices - One M9+, One E9+, Desire 326G - in India. The premium 4G smartphone M9 Plus priced at Rs 52,500 will....

Bajaj launches Pulsar AS 200 and AS 150

Two-wheeler major Bajaj Auto, on Tuesday, launched its new range of sports bike Pulsar Adventure Sport priced between Rs.79,000 and Rs.91,550 (ex-showroom Delhi). “These new generation bikes are a winning....

A new app that makes you look slimmer

London: A new smartphone app promises to make you slimmer and smarter and that too without any interventions in your workout schedule! Actually, the new "Visualize You" app is designed....

Now, control your smartphone by stroking your hair

London: A new technology invented in Brazil allows people to control their smartphones by activating sensors hidden in their hair. The technology called Hairware, invented by Katia Vega of the....

Self-driving cars can cause more motion sickness than conventional vehicles: Study

Washington: Self-driving cars may make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they could also cause motion sickness in some people, according to a new study conducted in six....

Info Edge invests Rs 155cr in Zomato

NEW DELHI: Internet firm Info Edge India has invested Rs 155 crore in online restaurant guide Zomato, which would use the amount to further expand its business. "Info Edge (India),....

Huawei announces first Android Wear smartwatch

Chinese technology major Huawei has unveiled its maiden smartwatch as it looks to compete with global giants like Samsung, Apple and Motorola in the nascent, but growing wearables market. ’Huawei....

Bharti Airtel partners Amazon for cloud services

New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India. "In line with this market adoption, we....

MP3 player causes bombscare in plane

Kolkata: A Kolkata-New Delhi Spicejet flight was delayed by about 90 minutes this evening after an MP3 player found inside the handbag of a woman passenger caused a bombscare just....

Xiaomi sells 2.11 mn phones in 12 hrs; sets Guinness record

Beijing: China's smartphone giant Xiaomi said it has set a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in a 12-hour flash sale held to....

Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

San Francisco: Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at USD 149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various....

Sub-Rs. 10,000 Smartphones Contributing 75 Pct Of Sales: Lenovo

BENGALURU: Chinese tech major Lenovo on Tuesday at the A7000 launch said almost three-fourth of its smartphone sales in India come from devices priced below Rs.10,000. The company offers smartphones....

Gionee to invest Rs300cr to set up manufacturing unit in India

Hyderabad: Betting big on the booming smartphone demand in the country, Chinese handset maker Gionee plans to set up a manufacturing facility in India with an investment of Rs 300....

Fast-Charging, Long-Lasting, Cheaper Battery Developed

WASHINGTON: Stanford scientists have developed the first high-performance aluminium battery that is fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in....

Microsoft to bring more 4G LTE capable smartphones to India

Technology giant Microsoft today said it will line up more 4G-compatible devices in India once the infrastructure for the high speed Internet service is ready in the country. The company,....

Bharti Airtel launches ‘Airtel Zero’ platform to offer free access to some apps

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel has launched an open marketing platform 'Airtel Zero' to allow customers to access a variety of mobile applications for free while the data charges will be paid....

A new app to help solve fertility issues in women

Washington: A new mobile app can help women struggling with fertility problems identify the potential causes and find solutions. The subscription-based service is a personalised health programme for women that....

Your keyboard can be used to diagnose Parkinson’s

A new algorithm that analyses a person's typing patterns on a keyboard may help identify early onset of Parkinson's disease, a new MIT study has found.  The researchers from Massachusetts....

Alibaba looking to buy Indian e-tailers with big customer base

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is looking at acquisition of Indian e-tailers that have a large customer base as well as a robust network of merchants. It is also looking at....

NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days!

Washington: NASA has awarded a grant of US dollar 10 million to a Texas-based company to develop a revolutionary engine that could send humans to Mars in just 39 days.....

3D map of human skin created

Researchers have used information collected from hundreds of skin swabs to produce 3D maps of molecular and microbial variations across the body.  "This is the first study of its kind....