Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik with Managing Director, Microsoft Devices India Ajey Mehta at the launch of Microsoft Lumia 535, in New Delhi.
PTI Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik with Managing Director, Microsoft Devices India Ajey Mehta at the launch of Microsoft Lumia 535, in New Delhi.

Microsoft launches first non-Nokia Lumia 535

Microsoft Devices, on Wednesday, launched Lumia 535, its first Lumia smartphone without the Nokia brand name post its acquisition of the Finish handset maker. Priced at Rs.9,199, the dual-SIM devi... »
Anupam Pathak, a senior hardware engineer at
Google, displays the prototype of the Liftware

A spoon that steadies tremors

Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don’t call them spoogles) are a bit more than your ba... »
Xiaomi, which entered India in July, has created a stir in the smartphone market with its low priced but feature-rich smartphones.

Pre-orders for Redmi Note 3G begin

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday launched the much-anticipated Redmi Note 3G and 4G models, at Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. Pre-orders for the 3G Note is set to begin on November... »

Sony Pictures suffers cyber attack

Sony Pictures Entertainment has become the victim of a large-scale cyber attack.According to a source, the motion picture giant’s computer systems were shut down by a cyber intrusion Monday... »

Google Android One initiative hits roadblock

Even bigger brands such as UniverCell decided against promoting Android One devices. »
A screen-shot of the application
November 28, 2014

Tech away: just for kicks

The festive, or rather, competitive spirit is in the air. I’m talking football, of course. For fans, keeping up with the game has never been this easy or this comprehensive. The apps this week, al... »
This February, 2014 photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York.
NEW DELHI, November 27, 2014

Social networking sites losing out to mobile messaging apps

Growing usage of instant messaging apps such as WeChat and Whatsapp to communicate with friends is driving users away from social networking sites such as Facebook. According to GlobalWebIndex (GW... »
Fabien Cousteau waves from inside Aquarius Reef Base, a laboratory 63 feet below the surface in the waters off Key Largo, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
November 27, 2014
Telling Voices

Wonders under the sea

Fabien Cousteau is a French aquatic filmmaker who has many claims to fame, the one thrust upon him being his lineage, as grandson of famed oceanographic explorer Jacques Cousteau. The grandfather... »
November 25, 2014

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says yes

An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes — advances that could transform two of the world’s most dynamic c... »
Raghav Modi
November 24, 2014

Between the pages

Every Sunday at 3 p.m., book lovers on twitter discuss authors, genres and publishing trends in a session moderated by The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub). The TSBC has crossed 112 weeks and has at... »
November 23, 2014

The ABCs of technology decoded

Being a gadget enthusiast can be difficult at times. Besides the endless self-imposed search for perfection when it comes to devices and the way they function, you also end up being tech support fo... »
The tablet, which Apple claims to be 6.1mm thin and just 437 grams, is priced between Rs. 35,900 and Rs. 59,900.
November 22, 2014

Pre-orders for iPad Air 2 begin

Pre-orders for the much-anticipated Apple iPad Air 2 tablet have begun through e-commerce websites Flipkart and Snapdeal. The tablet, which Apple claims to be 6.1mm thin and just 437 grams, is pri... »
HYDERABAD, November 21, 2014

Akash missiles tested again

Two Akash Surface-to-Air supersonic missiles were fired in quick succession by Indian Air Force personnel to destroy one fast moving Banshee unmanned aerial vehicles and a simulated electronic tar... »
File photo: K. Murali Kumar
New Delhi, November 20, 2014

Indian e-commerce sector to hit $15 b by 2016: Study

With 100 million Indians expected to shop online by 2016, e-commerce sector in the country will grow to be a $15 billion market in two years, according to a report by Google and Forrester Consulti... »
OVEL APPROACH: A route to building molecular
flash memory devices has been suggested.
November 19, 2014

Flash memory breaches nanoscales

In what is considered a breakthrough in computing hardware, a team of scientists from Glasgow has proposed a way to harvest molecules and construct nano-sized non-volatile (permanent) storage devi... »

Moto 360 leads Android Wear shipments in Q3

Xiaomi invests $300 million in online video firm iQiyi

8 million follow Modi on twitter

IBM launches new email service Verse

Now, search for every Tweet ever published

Facebook launches new app for its Groups feature

Diagnostic app for your battery

Pre-order your Google Nexus 6 today

Raghava with his Flipsicle team
November 28, 2014

Say it with pictures

“There are a million ways for people to connect with each other online, but we still feel lonely,” says visual artist and technology entrepreneur K.K. Raghava. In a virtual world that’s bursting a... »
Sikkil Gurucharan, Patri Satish Kumar and V. Sanjeev.
November 27, 2014

By artists, for artists

The trio has launched Sraavyam Andriod App, now available on Google Playstore. It enables listeners to enjoy the entire library of music in their hand held devices. Once registered, rasikas... »
The unicode-compatible Tamil fonts will make it easy for the common man to access and share Tamil information. Photo: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, November 27, 2014

Taking Tamil typing to unfamiliar users

A teacher of a Government Primary School at Chinna Kalapet has developed a Tamil typing software with phonetic keyboard driver to assist users who are not familiar with the language in typing out t... »
Symantec described the malware as having five stages, each “hidden and encrypted, with the exception of the first stage”.
November 24, 2014

Symantec uncovers stealth virus used to spy on companies, govts. since 2008

An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, antivirus-soft... »
Carnatic singer Neyveli Santhanagopalan is one of the vocalists who teaches students online. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
November 24, 2014

Skype on a song

It’s only 5 a.m. and I can barely see the rays of the sun peeking through my bay window, yet the day has already begun. Not with a cup of coffee or the morning paper, but, as usual, with a Skype ca... »
In this file picture people holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo.
New Delhi, November 22, 2014

India one of our fastest growing markets: Twitter

Buoyed by the rising penetration of Internet in the country, a top official from Twitter on Saturday said India is one of the fastest growing markets for the micro-blogging site. The U.S.... »
November 21, 2014

Be smart and party on

For a lot of people, a ‘house party’ is getting together with a few buddies, ordering some food, putting the music on loud and waking up with a hangover the next morning. While I can’t help you get... »
TRACKING SUCCESS: Brthe that was developed by IIIT-H students has garnered appreciation from global and domestic users. Photo: Nagara Gopal
Hyderabad, November 20, 2014

An apt way to succeed

Planning an evening out? Chances are a number of apps on your smartphone come to your rescue — from booking movie tickets, finding an appropriate restaurant, possible offers at the said restaurant... »
Yahoo plans to unveil a “clean and modern” search engine on Firefox next month.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 20, 2014

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search engine

Yahoo will supplant Google’s search engine on Firefox’s Web browser in the U.S., signalling Yahoo’s resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the... »
November 19, 2014

Question Corner: Tracking mobile phones

How is the location of a mobile phone user tracked as is done in investigating criminal cases? C. SELVAMANI Bangalore A mobile cellular network suc... » plans to raise $40 m

Wikipedia could predict disease outbreaks

Zomato raises over Rs 365 crore from three investors

Internet users in India to cross 300 mn by Dec: Report

Philae ‘sniffs’ organic molecules on comet

The ring bearer

Nokia bounces back with launch of Android tablet N1