• Science Updates
    Grandpa Astronaut to Break Scott Kelly’s Space Record

    A grandfather of three is poised to blast into space and the record books on Friday, becoming the American astronaut who has spent the longest time in space, Nasa said. Jeff Williams, 58, is the first American to make three long-duration flights to orbit, and will break a US record set by astronaut Scott Kelly […]

  • Tech Updates
    New ‘Social’ Robot Can Teach Better Than Humans

    A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working on a new social robot that is helping students learn through personalised interactions. A team led by Cynthia Breazeal, director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, developed a socially assistive robot called “Tega” that is designed to serve […]

  • Computing
    Plug Your MacBook Charger Sideways With This Ingenious Plug

    A US-based design studio is taking pre-orders for a neat side-facing plug that seems so obvious, Apple is probably wondering why it hadn’t thought of it first. Blockhead lets users fit their MacBook and iPad chargers to sit tight against the wall. Sculpted to fit the MacBook and iPad power adapter, users can slide their […]

  • Computing
    Xerox’s New Service Can Translate and Print Scanned Documents

    Xerox has released its Easy Translator Service tool for users to print out a document they scan in any language they choose. To use this service, users should have one of the Xerox’s ConnectKey-enabled multifunctional printers (MFPs). Some of the supported MFPs include ColorQube series and WorkCentre series. The complete list can be seen on […]

  • Software
    Microsoft Goes After Evernote With Launch of OneNote Importer Tool

    Microsoft is going after Evernote, perhaps the biggest name in the note-taking services market. If you were on the fence about whether or not you want to ditch Evernote for OneNote, Microsoft’s newly released tool can help you make your decision. The Redmond, Washington-based company has released OneNote Importer tool that allows you to quickly […]

  • Science Updates
    Magnetic Chips Can Boost Computer Energy Efficiency

    In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, engineers at the University of California-Berkeley have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate with the lowest fundamental level of energy dissipation possible under the laws of thermodynamics. The findings mean that dramatic reductions in power consumption are possible as much as one-millionth the amount of […]

  • Computing
    Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Laptop With Ubuntu Launched

    Dell last week revealed its Ubuntu-based XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop for a hefty base price tag of $1,549.99 (roughly Rs. 1,03,940). The 5th generation developer edition laptop runs Ubuntu Linux 14.04 Service Pack 1 out-of-the-box. The company however, is yet to announce the laptop’s availability. Also mentioned was that now the Precision 5510, Precision […]

  • Internet
    Apple, Google to Face EU Lawmakers Over Tax Deals

    Apple, Google, McDonald’s and IKEA will be asked about their European tax deals on Wednesday as EU lawmakers ratchet up the pressure on multinationals to pay more tax on their profits locally. The hearing, organised by the European Parliament’s tax committee, follows a similar event in November last year when Anheuser-Busch InBev, HSBC, Google and […]

  • News Updates
    Toshiba Finds More Accounting Errors, Promises Improvement

    Japan’s Toshiba Corp revealed additional accounting irregularities on Friday after a multi-billion dollaraccounting scandal last year, rekindling doubts over the company’s pledge to improve transparency. The laptops-to-nuclear conglomerate said it had overstated past profits by JPY 5.8 billion (roughly Rs. 344 crores) on a pretax basis due to seven new accounting errors, on top of […]

  • Computing
    WD PiDrive Is a 314GB Hard Drive Designed for Your Raspberry Pi

    WDLabs, a part of Western Digital (WD) Corporation, on Monday announced the availability of the WD PiDrive – a uniquely crafted storage solution design for Raspberry Pi devices – on the occasion of Pi Day. The drive is currently available in a capacity of 314GB (a play on the first few decimals in the mathematical […]