Month: November 2015

NSA Says How Often, Not When, It Discloses Software Flaws

The US National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about vulnerabilities in computer software, thereby leaving US companies open to cyber-attacks, said last week that it tells US technology firms about the most serious flaws it finds more than 90 percent of the time. The re-assurances may be misleading, because the […]

China’s QiKU Set to Launch Terra 808, Terra 810 Smartphones in India

QiKU, a joint venture between Chinese Internet company Qihoo 360 and handset maker Coolpad, announced on Friday that it plans to begin selling smartphones in India. The company says that it is planning to launch the QIKU Terra 808 and QiKU Terra 810 in the country. Both the handsets offer top-of-the-line specifications. The company also […]

Karnataka Becomes the First Indian State to Have a Startup Policy

Karnataka has become the first Indian state to have a startup policy with the cabinet clearing it, state Information Technology and Bio-Technology minister S.R.Patil said on Friday. “Karnataka is the first state in India to come up with a Startup Policy. It will have a timeframe of five years from 2015-2020,” said Patil at the […]

New Method to 3D Print Customised Medical Devices Developed

Researchers have developed a 3D printing technology that creates medical devices such as catheters for premature newborns and surgical implants customised according to individual patients. The biomedical devices they are developing will be both stronger and lighter than current models and, with their customised design, ensure an appropriate fit. One specific application of this new […]

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in US

Toyota is investing $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,581 crores) in a research company it’s setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker’s determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life. Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said […]

Apple Opens Vietnam Subsidiary to Tap Smartphone Growth in the Country

Apple Inc has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam, allowing the maker of iPhones to import and distribute cellphones directly in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific. Apple Vietnam Limited Liability was established on October 28 with a registered capital of VND 15 billion (roughly Rs. 4.3 crores), according to a […]

Micromax Canvas Mega Now Available, Canvas Amaze Listed on Company Site

Two new Micromax smartphones, the Canvas Mega and Canvas Amaze, have been listed by thecompany. The Micromax Canvas Mega is also available via a third-party online retailer at Rs. 8,099. We can expect the company to start selling the Canvas Mega and Canvas Amaze in the Indian market soon. The Micromax Canvas Mega (E353) is […]

Massive Galaxy Cluster Spotted 8.5 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers have discovered a giant cluster of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe that is touted as the most massive structure yet found at such great distance. The galaxy cluster, located 8.5 billion light-years away, was spotted with Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). Galaxy clusters are gravitationally […]

Xiaomi Set to Launch Mi Protect Insurance Service for Phones, Tablets

Xiaomi is set to launch its Mi Protect insurance service for its smartphones and tablets bought through the Mi.com website. The service would provide coverage for devices affected by accidental damage, liquid damage, falling, collision, and other such damages. The insurance cover would however be based on the device and the Mi Protect plan user […]

Telecom Firms Gear Up for Deals as Competition Heats Up

India’s crowded telecoms sector is preparing for a long-awaited shake-up as highly indebted players jostle for access to costly airwaves and brace for the launch of a deep-pocketed new rival backed by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. Ambani owns oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries, which is expected to begin offering fast data services across India by […]