TECHNOLOGY


The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking its direction to the government to seek a private key from WhatsApp and similar applications to decode and access their content in times of need.   A bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar asked petitioner...

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Researchers from New Zealand and India will jointly investigate the possibilities of adverse effects of electromagnetic radiation on human health caused by the next generation of telecommunication networks called 5G, a New Zealand researcher said in a statement on Wednesday.   Massey...

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This is a very cool tool. If you are out of your office/home and would like to print a certain document/spreadsheet remotely, you will enjoy using this tool. You will need to be using Google Chrome and should be signed in with your GMail id and password. Your document should be in your Chrome...

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Sometimes, it so happens that when you are typing something, you erase it accidentally. Or, sometimes, the app in which you are typing suddenly crashes and you lose everything that you had typed. With your own Type Machine, it is never a problem.   Type Machine saves everything you...

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Creating a ripple in the flagship smartphone market, Reliance Retail on Monday unveiled the Earth 2 -- the second LYF brand that comes with retina-based unlock and a faster fingerprint sensor.   Running on Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa Core Processor clocked at 1.5GHz powered by a 3GB RAM...

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On WhatsApp, almost every user in India may have received a message about a missing young boy or girl with their parent (!) contact numbers and a request to help them search these kids. It may be true, but only sometimes. Most of the times, this appears to be a happy (misunderstood) forwarded...

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London: If you are waiting for a friend, a colleague or even a doctor’s appointment, how long do you think it takes before you check your phone? Not more than a minute. And if you are a man, it could be even shorter - just 21 seconds, says a study.   In the study, participants left in...

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An Indian rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Wednesday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat, Google company Terra Bella's SkySat Gen2-1 and 18 other satellites.   The PSLV rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 June 2016
RideMantra is a free service that has come up with a peer-to-peer people connect platform to ensure the commutes of employees of an organisation is hassle free and cost effective. RideMantra, which works through a website as well as app, lets you find your colleagues, friends or other...

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Style and luxury with powerful performance. With these words, HP Inc on Tuesday unveiled the world's thinnest laptop HP Spectre 13 in India which is as thin as a AAA- battery at just 10.4 mm and weighs only 1.1 kg with 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display.   The device will be available in...

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In a bid to stop cheating in secondary school examinations, Algeria on Sunday temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms across the north African country.   According to a report in africanews.com, following the earlier exams leaks, police...

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This one is just for fun. It is very easy. Just head to www.upsidedowntext.com, type the text that you want to write upside down in the upper box and lo! You will get the upside down text in the lower window! Just copy and paste that text into Facebook, Twitter or any other web-based app. You...

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Timely is a beautiful alarm clock, very elegantly designed and executed. It also has a cloud integration to backup and synchronise your alarms on multiple devices. So, wherever you set your alarm, all your devices will be in sync, whether your phone or your tablet. Setting an alarm is a...

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If you have graduated from Symbian (Nokia) to Android, you must have missed the ‘Profile Settings’ on your Android phone. This option allows you to adjust the sound volume for calls and messages, brightness, etc, based on a pre-set profile. Profile Scheduler from Wetpalm does just that. The...

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You can dump your paper signatures now. Cudasign allows you to electronically sign online in just three easy steps. Upload any document (Word, pdf or Rich Text) and mark who has to sign and where, using a drag and drop. Signers receive an email with a link to the document which...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 June 2016
Microsoft Corp has decided to buy LinkedIn Corp, the world's largest and most valuable professional network, for $196 per share or Rs26.2 billion in an all cash deal. Jeff Weiner will remain chief executive of LinkedIn and will report to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. The transaction is...

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In May 2010, while writing about the third generation (3G), I had stated that data-based services, including Internet, music, video or games, would rule the mobile market. Like everyone else, I, too, had great expectation from the 3G wave. Unfortunately, the 3G wave fell far short of our...

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Public sector defence electronics major Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Wednesday announced its foray into manufacturing Micro ATMs and Citizen Verification Devices (CVD).   Capable of strengthening financial inclusion in the country, the portable BEL Micro ATM can facilitate a...

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Jpegmini.com is a photo compression tool which compresses your .jpg photos significantly without affecting their visual resolution or quality. The compression can be up to five times, i.e., the converted photo could be up to one-fifth the size of the original. With JPEGmini, you can store...

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Cyber crimes reported in India rose 19 times over the last 10 years (2005 to 2014), from 481 in 2005 to 9,622 in 2014. India is now ranked third - after the US and China - as a source of “malicious activity” on the internet, second as a source of “malicious code” and fourth and eight as a...

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