Science & Technology

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....

Hubble finds giant objects near dead quasars

Washington: NASA's Hubble space telescope has clicked a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. The glowing structures....

The Apple Watch: Is it a gadget or a fashion statement?

Apple CEO Tim Cook summed up the problem during a conversation with sales staff at a London Apple Store: “We’ve never sold anything as a company that people could try....

New technology charges phone battery by motion-powered fabric

Scientists at the Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea have created a double-layered fabric out of silver-coated woven textile that can charge the battery of a mobile phone. The foldable patch of....

Free mobile apps can damage your smart phone

WASHINGTON: Free mobile apps with ads drain your smartphone's battery faster, cause it to run slower, and use more network data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. When compared....

Huawei’s honor 4X sold out within a minute of its sale

NEW DELHI: Honor, Huawei's smartphone e-brand for digital natives, which officially went on sale on Flipkart.com  at 2 PM today, with the launch of Honor 4X, received an overwhelming response....

Top brands choosing Instagram over Facebook

New York: An increasing number of popular brands are posting more on Instagram than on Facebook, a study conducted by New York-based research firm L2 suggests. Both brand and social....

India to become 3rd largest auto manufacturer by 2020: Ford

Coimbatore: India's automotive industry is expected to reach 7 million vehicles milestone by 2020, making the country the third-largest auto manufacturer in the world, behind the US and China, a....

The next-gen Google Glass could come with ability to suggest you dance moves

New York: Those who think the eye wearable device Google Glass is dead, be ready to shake a leg with the device. According to media reports, Google Glass will come....

Facebook launches new mobile app analytics tool

New York: Facebook has launched a new analytics tool designed to let mobile developers track user-behaviour in their apps. The tool is available for free. The tool will do a....

Stream live video with new Twitter app

Toronto: You can turn your iPhone into a live video feed with this new app from Twitter. The just-released app, called Periscope, allows people to livestream video from their iPhones....

Reliance Communications can now provide 4G services across India

New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) said it has gained capability to provide 4G services across the country on the back of spectrum won by it in the recently....

Huawei wants to sell 2 million Honor phones in 2015

Chinese handset maker Huawei said it aims to sell two million units of its 'Honor' range of handsets in India this year as it aims to target the "digital natives"....

Nokia may be allowed to sell its Chennai mobile plant

New Delhi: Government may allow Finnish telecom firm Nokia to sell its Chennai plant with a condition that the money realised will be kept in escrow account till final verdict....

Audi enters North East India, expects to sell 200 units in the first year

Guwahati: The country's largest luxury carmaker Audi today entered the North Eastern market by opening its first dealership in Guwahati, which is expected to sell 150-200 units in the first....

Karbonn forays into mobile accessories business; eyes Rs 100 crore revenue

Handset maker Karbonn entered the mobile accessories business and said its revenues from this vertical may touch Rs 100 crore by March, 2016.  Currently, the accessories market is dominated by....

Samsung launches Galaxy S6, S6 Edge starting at Rs 49,900 in India

Slapping a big competition to its key rival iPhone 6 and 6 plus by Apple, Samsung Mobile on Monday released its two latest editions in smartphones category, Galaxy S6 and....

A new device that lets you use your smartphone’s touchscreen while wearing gloves

London: A new device can enable you to use your smartphone touchscreen while wearing gloves. Glovys is a removable device that bridges the gap between your smartphone and your gloved....

General Motors launches the updated Chevrolet Captiva in India at Rs 25.13 lakh

New Delhi: General Motors India today launched an updated version of its sports utility vehicle Captiva, priced up to Rs 27.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Commenting on the launch General Motors....

Electric vehicles may take 2-5 per cent of the Indian market in few years

Miami: Eco-friendly electric vehicles are a new concept but have the potential to occupy about 2 to 5 per cent of the Indian market in the next few years, a....

Worldwide tablet shipments to cross 234 million units this year: IDC

NEW DELHI: Demand from the commercial sector will be the main driver for tablet PCs globally and shipments are estimated to cross 269 million units by 2019, research firm IDC....

Twitter buys video streaming app Periscope

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said it had purchased the maker of the video streaming app Periscope, amid what seems to be surging interest in live video sharing. "Excited to officially welcome....

Here’s why ‘Super Mario’ runs from left to right

London: Ever wondered why 'Super Mario' runs from left to right? It may be due to a common visual bias! There may be a fundamental bias in the way people....

TataSky to add 20 new channels shortly

New Delhi: Direct-to-Home operator TataSky will add 20 new channels shortly as it has introduced a new compression technology to its network, a move that has disrupted services to nearly....

Apple Watch likely to be launched in India in July

New York: Technology enthusiasts in India will have to wait longer to get their hands on the Apple Watch as the country does not feature in the nine countries chosen....

Motorola plans to launch 4G version of new Moto E (2nd gen) in India by May

New Delhi: US-based Motorola is hopeful of bringing the 4G version of its popular affordable smartphone, Moto E, to India by May this year, pricing it under Rs 10,000 as....

Apple watch includes messaging, calls, health apps

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple today unveiled its entry in the smartwatch market, a high-end device that allows users to make and receive calls and messages and track health and fitness. "It's....

Motorola launches Moto Turbo for Rs. 41,999

Smartphone maker Motorola on Monday launched its flagship device — Moto Turbo — priced at Rs. 41,999 with eCommerce firm Flipkart. The US-based firm, which was acquired by Chinese tech....