Science & Tech

Now, Skype users in India can call numbers in US, Canada for free

You can now call friends and family in the Americas for free using Skype. ....more »

Nokia to re-enter handset market

Don’t call it a comeback yet. But Nokia is thinking about how to revive its brand name in consumer markets just months after selling off its former flagship mobile phones business to Microsoft for more than $7 billion. ....more »

Android One: Let us fill you in on Google’s big game

India is now the world’s third largest Internet market and “on a bullet train to become the second”. ....more »

Email turns 32; Meet the Indian American scientist who invented it

Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government Aug 30, 1982. ....more »

Facebook introduces new ‘Save’ button

Facebook, an ever expanding social media platform with a good Research and Development, has introduced a new feature on their site called “Save”. ....more »

‘Mobile-first, cloud- first world’ concept, Microsoft aims to reinvent: Nadella

With its “mobile-first, cloud- first world” concept, Microsoft aims to reinvent productivity to empower every person and organisation on the planet, company’s CEO Satya Nadella said on Monday. ....more »

Where apps matter: Don’t always settle for preloaded apps on Android phones

The Google Play Store has about 1.2 million apps on it now; a dizzying choice. And yet, with most users that I meet, they usually never change the apps that come preinstalled on their phone. ....more »

Windows XP support ends: Here is why you need to upgrade, and what happens if you dont

Microsoft has said goodbye to Windows XP.Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven’t been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. ....more »

India third most attacked nation by Zeus malware: Websense

India was the third most affected country in 2013 to be attacked by the notorious Zeus malware that is used to steal sensitive data from industries like finance, government, manufacturing and services, security solutions firm Websense said. ....more »

Space debris will surround earth, make future space missions impossible, warn scientists

There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned. ....more »

New Caltech chip can turn your cell phone into a projector

Imagine giving a presentation that is projected on a conference room wall via your cell phone! Such a technology may be on its way, thanks to a new light-bending silicon chip developed by researchers. ....more »

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19B. Yes, it is a big deal

Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. ....more »

Laptop-tablet hybrids are the future of computing, but not the present…

Windows 8 brought with it a focus on a new type of device: the laptop-tablet hybrid. ....more »

Stephen Hawking: Black holes do not exist

Dark gaps are misjudged, as per Stephen Hawking, who discharged another paper titled Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes on January 22. ....more »

Android Threatens Windows On The Desktop

The Internet search giant’s platform has taken the mobile and tablet segment by a storm. According to IDC, Android now accounts for 81 percent of Smartphone shipments–and is now looking to compete against Windows in the desktop PC arena, reports ZDNet. ....more »

Apple Inc reports $1 bn app sales in Dec, $10 billion for 2013

Apple Inc on Tuesday said people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as 'Minecraft', 'Angry Birds Star Wars'' and 'Sleep Cycle' alarm clock. ....more »

'Star Wars' phone lets you talk to 3D images of friends

A Star Wars-style telephone which allows users to see a live 3D hologram image of the person on the other end of the line could be available within five years. ....more »

Microsoft India launches new women's safety app 'Guardian' for Windows phone users

Microsoft India today said it is introducing Guardian, a new safety application (app), available exclusively for Windows phone users in India. ....more »

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile with 3000-km range

India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. ....more »

After Facebook, now access Twitter on mobiles without Internet

Almost 70 crore mobile users in India and around 80 per cent in emerging markets, who do not have a mobile data connection, would soon be able to access social networking site Twitter using U2opia Mobile's app. ....more »

Microsoft leads disruption of largest infected global PC network

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago. ....more »

Now, 'nano-camera' that operates at speed of light

An inexpensive multi-purpose 'nano-camera' that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by a team of MIT researchers, including Indian-origin scientists. ....more »

Soon, computers to have common sense

Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new programme that helps computers to learn common sense through pictures, enabling them to scour the internet and label images on its own. ....more »

Apple Inc's space ship campus cleared for take-off

Apple Inc's plan to build a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters got final clearance for take-off, after a tax break granted the technology titan was trimmed. ....more »

Intex to launch smartphone with MediaTek octa-core chip

High on their amazing success in recent months, Indian smartphone manufacturers are not leaving anything for their larger global rivals to monopolise. ....more »

Brain's decision making algorithms decoded

Scientists have decoded the human brain's decision making algorithms, deciphering precisely what happens in the organ when we make choices. ....more »

US infiltrated into Google Yahoo data centres: Report

Intelligence agencies of the US and the UK secretly infiltrated into the communication links of popular email providers like Yahoo and Google to get access to its millions of emails, a media report said today. ....more »

Mars rover begins epic climb on tallest hill yet

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has begun scaling the tallest mountain it has yet encountered in nearly 10 years of its exploration of the red planet. ....more »

New method brings unbreakable phones closer to reality

Transparent bendable electronics could soon be a reality thanks to a new method developed by scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, in Australia. ....more »

Facebook to let teens share with bigger audience

Facebook is now allowing teenagers to share their posts on the social network with anyone on the Internet, raising the risks of minors leaving a digital trail that could lead to trouble. ....more »