TECHNOLOGY


Nishant Arora (IANS) 01 September 2016
As most of us spend a considerable amount of time on various digital platforms -- Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, WhatsApp and the like -- a pertinent question now arises: What happens to our digital possessions once we die?   All those unforgettable personal photos, family...

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Beijing : US tech giant Microsoft has sold MSN China -- a Chinese edition of its global web portal -- to its local partner Xichuang Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd founded by the portal's top executive.   Microsoft said on its official blog that it had signed an agreement to sell MSN...

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New Delhi : If you thought data tariff in India offered by telecom service providers was cheap, a top global consulting firm focused on digital media not only says it is pretty steep even by developed nations' standards, but also calls for a 75-per cent cut to push usage.   "India's...

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Cyber threats today are no longer restricted to a company's communications and IT domains, calling for more than just technical controls to avert attacks and protect the business from future risks and breaches, a new report said on Monday.   According to the joint report of the...

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The successful testing of scramjet, or air breathing engine, by India on Sunday is a baby step in space transportation and would take more than a decade to have such an engine to power a full-fledged rocket, said a senior official of Indian space agency.   "This is a baby step for us....

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 26 August 2016
LibreOffice is a replacement for Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office costs a bomb and, hence, most users go for a pirated version which may not be complete and may have gaping security holes which can be exploited.    LibreOffice is the most powerful free and open source office suite...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 25 August 2016
These days, the Smartphone has become a part of our lives. And many a time, we would like to start an app or send a text message while walking on the road. Transparent screen gives you the opportunity to see the road behind or underneath your phone, while you text or start an app. You can...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 24 August 2016
This ‘converts anything to anything’! You can select any file—audio, video, text, spreadsheet, vectors, images—and convert them into your desired format. Over 214 different file types and formats are supported, so you could never miss what you need!   The best part of this online...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 24 August 2016
I love music and, with mobile devices becoming more suitable for streaming audio, it has become much easier to enjoy pure sound. However, over the years, I have found that not all mobiles come with earphones. Also, earphones, bundled with mobiles, are more suitable for voice calls. Only the...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 23 August 2016
Over a period of time, a lot of junk accumulates inside our Smartphone. This may cause our phone to lag in performance or even make it impossible to install new apps. CleanMaster comes to our rescue at such times. CleanMaster clears the junk files, cleans up remnants of uninstalled apps and...

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In its continued effort to curb terrorism-related activities, the micro-blogging website Twitter has suspended an additional 235,000 accounts for violating its policies related to promotion of terrorism in the last six months.   Twitter had announced the blocking of more than 125,000...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 11 August 2016
If you are flying internationally, it might be worth looking up the best prices from all international airlines. Skyscanner.co.in looks up all the possible airlines and gets you options for best prices between any two airports. If you are not sure where you wish to go, you can just mention...

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Manmeet Singh  and   Saptak Ghosh (IANS) 11 August 2016
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) recently ruled against India's Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) for setting up solar power plants. Yet, there are ways to meet DCR in a way that it does not violate the multilateral trading norms.   To backtrack a bit, the national solar target was...

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Lena Groeger (ProPublica) 11 August 2016
Earlier this summer, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was crushed to death when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled downhill, pinning him against the security gate in front of his Los Angeles home. No one will ever know exactly what happened in the moments before the accident. But we know that his...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 10 August 2016
This unique site solves mathematical problems online. The problems could be basic maths, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, linear algebra and more!    Just enter your problem in the box and click on Evaluate, and up pops the answer! Very cool for...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 09 August 2016
Many websites or online services insist on giving them your email ID, before you can access their content.  Often, if you give your normal email ID, it may be used for spamming or maybe even sold to potential spammers. If you do not trust the website, but still want to read the content,...

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Researchers have reportedly found major security flaws in chips being used in nearly 900 million Android smartphones globally that could give cyber criminals complete access to the data.   According to the team from Israel-based software and hardware giant Check Point, the bugs were...

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American airline company Delta on Monday said all its flights were grounded because of a global computer system outage.   "Our systems are down everywhere," the airlines tweeted in response to disgruntled customers.    "Hopefully, it won't be much longer," CNN quoted the...

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The excessive use of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets is causing presbyopia at an early stage. The eye disorder typically occurs in middle and old age and is caused by loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye.   According to doctors, over 65 per cent of the people suffering...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 08 August 2016
As I write this piece, Pokemon Go, the latest fad among mobile users is not yet officially launched in India. However, this does not mean that people are not playing this free-to-play location-based augmented reality game on their mobile handsets. We are not against anyone using their mobiles...

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