• Computing
    PC Shipments in India Grow 10.6 Percent in Q4 2015

    Personal computer (PC) shipments in India totalled around 2.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 10.6 percent increase over the corresponding period of 2014, according to information technology research and advisory company Gartner. “Consumers accounted for 40 percent of total PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from 52 percent […]

  • Computing
    Microsoft Insists It Isn’t Forcefully Installing Windows 10, Users Disagree

    Microsoft is refuting reports that it has been forcefully installing Windows 10, its newest desktop operating system, on users’ machines. The company insists that users are “fully in control.” Over the months, many instances have been reported in which users found Microsoft installing Windows 10 on their computer without their consent. The latest of which […]

  • Tech Updates
    IIT Bombay to Host eYantra Robotics Competition

    The finals of IIT Bombay’s eYantra Robotics Competition (eYRC), which is in its fourth year, will be held in the campus from tomorrow. The two-day event will witness teams from across the country competing for the coveted prize and the opportunity to intern at IIT Bombay, an official release said. The e-Yantra project is sponsored […]

  • Tech Updates
    3D-Printing Technology Helps Doctors Save Baby in China

    Doctors in China have performed the first successful open heart surgery using a 3D-printed heart model to save a nine-month-old baby suffering from a severe heart defect. The boy, who weighed 5.6kg before surgery, was experiencing shortness of breath after birth and was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). The surgery performed in the northeast […]

  • Tech Updates
    3D Tech to Help Create Human Nerve Cells for Transplants

    A group of US researchers has developed a 3D micro-scaffold technology that promotes reprogramming of stem cells into neurons and supports growth of neuronal connections capable of transmitting electrical signals. The injection of these networks of functioning human neural cells — compared to injecting individual cells – dramatically improved their survival following transplantation into mouse […]

  • News Updates
    President Pitches for New-Age Financing to Drive Startups

    Noting that every startup has to face a ‘valley of death’ as returns from innovation processes are skewed, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said new-age financing options like angel investors, venture capitalists and crowd funding can meet the special needs of such projects in the formative stages. Addressing a round table on “financing of innovations” with […]

  • Software
    Practo Online Healthcare Platform Enters the Brazilian Market

    Healthcare platform Practo Thursday announced the launch of its healthcare services in Brazil, where the company will start operating two of its products – Practo Search and Practo Ray, with Portuguese language support. Launching first in Sao Paulo, Practo said it will list over 5,500 verified doctors, covering nearly 50 percent of all clinics in […]

  • News Updates
    German Court Ruling Threatens Apple’s Video Services

    A German district court has ruled that Apple violated patents acquired by Swiss security company Kudelski’s OpenTV business, which could force Apple to remove some video streaming features from popular products sold in Germany. The ruling by a three-judge panel at the Duesseldorf district court on Tuesday said that Apple must not supply software that […]

  • Software
    WhatsApp for Android Gets Text Formatting, File Sharing via Google Drive

    We have already seen WhatsApp Messenger bringing numerous features to its app, from sharing of pdf files, a redesigned Settings page, to showing end-to-end encryption notification. Well, the Facebook-owned messaging application has now received a new set of features as a part of the version 2.12.535 for Android. The version at the time of writing […]

  • Internet
    India Leads Facebook’s Bug Bounty Program on Payouts and Participation

    India is the top ranking country on Facebook’s bug bounty program, with the highest number of participating security researchers and in terms of paid bounties, which stands at Rs. 4.8 crores since the program was created, Facebook said. “India has long topped the list of 127 countries whose researchers contribute to our bug bounty program. […]