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The Samsung Galaxy S5. File photo.
AP The Samsung Galaxy S5. File photo.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to be available for Rs. 51,500

The company said it has sold 3.5 crore Galaxy devices, including smartphones and tablets, in India so far. »

New technique to fight ‘Heartbleed’ virus

US cyber security researchers have developed a technique that fights the ‘Heartbleed’ virus, and detects and entraps hackers who might be using it to steal sensitive data. The Heartbleed bug, whic... »
If you are a fan of candid photography, this is what you need. Photo: V. Raju

Now, an iPhone case that lets users click photos discreetly

An amazing tool if you are a fan of candid photography. »
Technology makes it possible for us to charge a cellphone in new ways.

Need to charge your cellphone?

Just when you need to make an urgent call, you realise that your cellphone battery has died. Geeta Padmanabhan on the latest ways of charging your phone on the go » 2 comments
A Google Street View car in front of the Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Photo: Raghuvir Srinivasan

Google’s climb of Mount Meru

The Angkor Wat Street View is both a strategic bet and a brand-building exercise »
Shivaji Dev and Shilpa Bhatt in Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum, AVM Productions first ‘internet only’ Tamil short-feature.
chennai, April 16, 2014

Net gain for short film

Recognising the huge demand for movie content on the Internet, AVM Productions has produced its first ‘internet only’ Tamil short-feature, Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum, which was uploaded on Tamil... »
April 12, 2014

Internet sees red on Heartbleed

On April 7, Neel Mehta, a researcher from Google, and a security company named Codenomicon announced an Internet bug in a widely employed software that secures users’ personal information on the we... »
Infamous Second Son is easily the best looking open world game on consoles today.
chennai, April 9, 2014
the next level

Smoke, neon and video games

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Infamous series, preferring the nonsensical mayhem and absurd empowerment of Prototype (although admittedly, I found the second game in the series a little difficu... »
New Delhi, April 8, 2014

Google launches 'know your candidate tool' for elections 2014

Internet giant Google on Tuesday launched a new tool 'know your candidate' as part of its elections portal offering which will give citizens access to relevant information about political candidat... » 1 comment
Jaisalmer (Raj), April 7, 2014

Army successfully test-fires BrahMos missile

The Army on Monday successfully test-fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.The missile was l... » 1 comment
New Delhi, April 5, 2014

India leads race in reporting FB bugs

India, which accounts for over 93 million Facebook users, reported the largest number of bugs under the social networking giant’s bug bounty programme last year. The California-headquarte... » 1 comment
Manisha's popularity grew beyond cyberspace and she was offered to write a novel by Raj Kamal Prakashan
new delhi, April 4, 2014

Net Gain

‘The Internet sensation’ is no longer confined to the Internet. Bloggers, writers and musicians, having earned their hits in the virtual world, are now making rapid inroads into the real world. An... »
C.S. Krishna and Kartik Laxman decided to take a break from their “mind-numbing work” and created The Unreal Times
new delhi, April 4, 2014

Net Gain: It’s for real

In 2011, when policy researchers C.S. Krishna and Kartik Laxman decided to take a break from their “mind-numbing work”, they did so by writing a satirical piece on Direct Cash Transfers, suggesting... »
A file photo of the famous Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometres northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The spectacular temples of Cambodia’s historic Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View.
SIEM REAP (CAMBODIA), April 3, 2014

Cambodia’s Angkor temples added to Google’s Street View

The latest addition to Google’s Street View imagery is one of the oldest heritage monuments in the world — Angkor Wat temple, in Cambodia. Images of the famous Angkor complex, dating back more tha... » 4 comments
chennai, April 2, 2014
Before Computers-After Digital (BC-AD)

Smarting from the smart posts

Where does one draw the line when it comes to acknowledging sensitivities in social media? A touchy conversation begins…AD: You seem to be spending a lot of time online these days...... »

Personality check

After 10 years in orbit, INSAT-3E expires

Japan lab says stem cell research falsified

WhatsApp? WhatsAppitis

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in India

Clash of the titans

A hands-free automobile

New smartphone app allows you to donate your voice

NEW DELHI, April 16, 2014

India to suggest renaming of Internet as ‘Equinet’

In a major diplomatic initiative, India is all set to challenge the U.S.’ hegemony of the World Wide Web at a global meet on Internet governance in Sao Paulo (Brazil) next week. India has decided... »
A screenshot of the latest Twitter update.
Washington, April 10, 2014

Twitter's new look ‘borrows a page’ from Facebook

Twitter has changed its old look to one which somewhat looks like a Facebook page. Now one can display a bigger display picture and manage the header like Facebook’s display picture and C... »
Users can tag up to 10 friends in a picture and still have 140 characters to write a tweet, the company said.
Berlin, April 9, 2014

Twitter users can now tag friends in photos

Twitter users can now tag their friends in pictures.Long available in other social networks, the new service is part of an update of the Twitter app for iOS and Android that is now available... » 2 comments
Microsoft will also stop automatic updates and Microsoft Security Essentials for XP from April 8.
New Delhi, April 7, 2014

Curtains to come down on Windows XP on Tuesday

Microsoft will stop technical support for its most popular operating system (OS) Windows XP globally from Tuesday, bringing down curtains on the software giant’s longest running OS.From Tue... » 1 comment
April 5, 2014

Mail matters

At the age of 14, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai invented the world’s first email system and was awarded the first U.S. copyright for “email”. This invention would not only shape his life — and bring him to... » 2 comments
April 4, 2014
Give & Tech

Small screen, big problem

It was the era of technology. Marriages had never had it so good before. Gadgets did all the work, computers did all the thinking and mobiles did all the networking. Life should have been perfect,... »
Give it to her girl-next-door looks or the refreshing blend of demure yet lively personality, Sharaddha Sharma has nothing but her fate to thank for this unusual rise
new delhi, April 4, 2014

Net Gain: How Shraddha became a YouTube sensation

When a 15-year-old Shraddha Sharma uploaded “Main Tujhe Samjhanva Ki” on YouTube to make amends with somebody special, she didn’t know that she will become a sensation on the Internet. Within weeks... »
A screengrab of the Mozilla homepage. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.
April 4, 2014

Mozilla CEO resigns after furore over gay rights

Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The non-profit that makes the Firefox... » 4 comments
The new online farm calculator.
April 3, 2014
Farmer's Notebook

A new online software disburses farm loan details

Getting a crop loan from a bank and after repaying the entire amount getting back the land or house papers submitted as collateral security for availing the loan are not easy tasks.“Farmers... » 1 comment
Team AVAS, the finalists in an Airbus UNESCO contest
chennai, April 2, 2014

Silence, please!

At Rs.12,999, Creative’s Aurvana Live 2 is not for everyone. But it is the latest in the line of headphones/earphones that have supra-aural (over-the-ear) design and ear-cups that fold inwards to... »

Apple’s gripe is with Android, says Samsung

IRNSS 1B countdown from tomorrow

e-wallet makes purchasing train tickets simpler, faster

Lost cause to common cause

It’s all about PC

Google Glass to feature Ray-Ban, Oakley frames

An ‘ATM’ that sells water