TECHNOLOGY


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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Only a quarter of teenagers in India feel communications service providers understand their lifestyle and offer services to match it while 36 per cent said they were experiencing poor customer service for over a year, a survey revealed on Tuesday.   Announcing the results of a global...

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Julia Angwin (ProPublica) 02 August 2016
Algorithms are ubiquitous in our lives. They map out the best route to our destination and help us find new music based on what we listen to now. But they are also being employed to inform fundamental decisions about our lives.   Companies use them to sort through stacks of résumés...

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The West Bengal government has sought help from scientists to crack down on the menace of rats boring deep holes at the base of a 380 metre-long key flyover in the eastern metropolis, an official said.   Built in 1963, the Dhakuria flyover in south Kolkata is one of the oldest...

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With all the advancements in keyboards, writing has not yet gone out of fashion. And if you have to draw figures to prove a point, you don’t have much of a choice. INKredible is an app which helps you do just that—write on your smartphone / tablet with a stylus.   When you write on...

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Lena Groeger (ProPublica) 28 July 2016
We've seen how design can keep us away from harm and save our lives. But there is a more subtle way that design influences our daily decisions and behavior – whether we know it or not. It's not sexy or trendy or flashy in any way. I'm talking about defaults.   Defaults are the...

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The population of the golden mahseer, a popular freshwater sport and food fish, is going to prosper in the rivers of Himachal Pradesh, with the state fisheries department succeeding in breeding it in captivity for the first time.   Besides its rehabilitation and conservation, the...

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Educational Games for Kids by Zodinplex is a great fun tool for kids that let your kids to learn while playing on your Smartphone. It has games and flash cards to learn numbers, alphabets, words, shapes, colours, weekdays, calendar and much more. Logic and sounds are all built-in to give a...

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Human mood and personality play a critical role in how companies should manage their IT systems, says a new study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher, adding that organisations focus too much on the technical and mechanical aspects of IT errors rather than the human and environmental...

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As the sales of Apple iPhones went through a global slowdown except in India, the Cupertino-based tech giant's CEO Tim Cook has announced to soon open retail stores in the country - a move that brings to the fore the fact how important the Indian smartphone market has finally become for...

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This replaces the normal lock screen of your phone. The widget comes bundled with extensions which give you instant access to current local weather, missed calls and unread messages, unread GMail updates, your next appointment and also your next alarm. Each of these is fully customisable and...

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Scientists have found a new source of clean energy that will join the existing list of solar, wind, and hydropower, says a report in Nanowerk News, a leading nanotechnology portal.   The new source -- called osmotic power -- is generated by a process called "osmosis" that occurs when...

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Leading e-tailer Flipkart's fashion and lifestyle products' subsidiary Myntra on Tuesday announced its acquisition of e-store Jabong from London-based Global Fashion Group for an unspecified amount to strengthen its position in the segment.   Gurgaon-based Jabong is a major fashion...

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ScribbleMaps is the easiest way to draw and share maps with others—your friends, relatives or clients.   It is very simple to use. Just go to www.scribblemaps.com and click on create a new map. You will be presented with Google Maps in the background. Locate the area where you would...

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Verizon Communications, the largest US wireless communications service provider, was set to acquire Yahoo's ailing core internet business for about $4.8 billion on Monday.   The deal will allow Verizon to get Yahoo's online assets including search, mail and instant messaging, along...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 25 July 2016
Have you seen the new Airtel ad about its ‘Open Network’? I really liked the part where mobile subscribers are shown venting their grievances about several things that affect them as customers. This project aims to provide information on Airtel’s tower maps, weak spots and signal strength....

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After several complaints and repeated suspensions, the micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart and one of Twitter's most offensive users.   The move came after Yiannopoulos led an online troll against...

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TimeJot measures the time difference between recurring events in your life. For example, if you have to visit your dentist every six months, the app will show you the time elapsed since your last visit! So, if you have to change the oil in your car every eight months, or service your...

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The newly-launched augmented reality (AR) game Pokemon Go poses a great data security threat to users as the app gets "full access" to their Google account, allowing the gaming company to read all emails, a new report said on Wednesday.   According to security software company Trend...

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If you are looking for a great storage option to store ALL your photos, without any limitations on the space occupied, go for Shoebox. Install it on your computer and on any other device—Android, Windows or iPhone—and all your photos will be auto-synchronised. It is 100% private and encrypted...

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