Tech Buzz

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has already started boring

By : CIOL Writers

There are people who have a knack to find problems in everything. And then there are people who see problems only to find their solutions. Elon Musk undoubtedly belongs to the latter. From self-driving cars to Man’s Mars Mission, Musk

SpaceX lands its 8th Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

By : CIOL Writers

Marking the successful landing of Falcon 9 for the eighth time, SpaceX celebrated the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday which carried 5,500 pounds of supplies, experiments and other cargo headed to the International Space Station (ISS). At

ISRO sets world record by launching 104 satellites in one go

By : CIOL Writers

Marking the credibility of India’s space technology, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made history today by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37, standing 44.4 metre

Valentine’s Day: Don’t fall prey to online dating scams

MUMBAI, INDIA: According to the recently released Norton Mobile Survey, dating-based social networking is rapidly becoming the norm in India with about 38 percent of consumers admitting to have used online dating apps at some point in their lives. Clearly,

Y Combinator & Watsi partnering to see how technology can improve healthcare

By : CIOL Writers

Y Combinator’s research arm YC Research is partnering healthcare nonprofit Watsi to fund a project to study the implications of technology in the healthcare space. Though the details of the funding have not been disclosed but according to Y Combinator

Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub is investing $50mn for its first batch of 47 research initiatives

By : CIOL Writers

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s non-profit medical research organisation, Chan-Zuckerberg BioHub has announced its first batch of human disease investigators that “will apply the most advanced technologies to support the global fight against infectious diseases.” The organisation would

Uber hires NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead Uber ‘Elevate’

By : CIOL Writers

Uber has hired NASA engineer Mark Moore as the Director of Engineering at Uber Elevate; its flying taxi project that is expected to take off in next few years. Mark Moore, a 30-year veteran of NASA, is the one who

Over 70pc of India’s ATMs vulnerable to hacking

By : CIOL Writers

Amidst an ever increasing push for the digital economy and growing number of cyber-attacks, the Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley has revealed in the Parliament that 70 percent of the total number of ATMs in the country are vulnerable

Govt. recognizes CyberMedia’s Pradeep Gupta as premier entrepreneur mentor of India

The first National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 recognized Pradeep Gupta, CMD, Cybermedia (India) Ltd. as the premier Mentor for entrepreneurs in the private category. The award was handed out to him by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MoS for Skill Development

Tech industry is jointly rallying against Trump’s immigration ban

By : CIOL Writers

The protestors rallying against US President Donald Trump’s Immigration ban outside the airport, roads and borders, holding banners that say, ‘America is made of immigrants’, is getting a strong backing from tech industry. As per a 2011 report from the

MapmyIndia launches a GPS tracker for bikes- ‘Rover Bike’

By : CIOL Writers

MapmyIndia, a New Delhi-based company that provides digital maps, has launched a GPS tracking device dubbed ‘Rover Bike‘ for a connected biking experience. Priced at Rs 3,990, Rover Bike, an IoT device for motorbikes in India offers discreet motorcycle security

Razer acquires Nextbit and its Robin ‘cloud phone’

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like, Razer is steadily moving beyond the confines of hardware and software for the gaming community. So, three months after acquiring legendary audio tech company THX, the company is now making a dive in the mobile segment with the

LinkedIn’s refugee assistance program to debut in the US this week

By : CIOL Writers

LinkedIn’s Welcome Talent program that aims at connecting refugees to internships in their host country will be debuting in the US this week in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the professional networking platform announced in its official blog

Fitbit may lay off up to 10pc of workforce

By : CIOL Writers

Fitbit is set to report its fourth quarter earnings today but apparently, there isn’t much to cheer about the same. The wearable technology startup will not only be disclosing revenue below expectations but could also be laying off up to

What’s happening to the health of the Internet?

By : Riddhi Sharma

Mozilla has launched a new “health report” on the ‘internet’ about what’s helping (and what’s hurting) the largest global resource. It urges digital netizens to help save the internet. Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation says, “like the

India slips in global talent competitiveness ranking

BANGALORE, INDIA: Switzerland has grabbed the top spot in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2017, an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent. Singapore, UK and US ranked second, third and fourth respectively.

Chennai-Bangalore route could be Hyperloop’s India debut, travel time 30 mins

By : CIOL Writers

Chennai to Bangalore in just 30 minutes! You read it, right folks. With Hyperloop One having set its eyes on India, this might soon be the amount of time it will take you to travel between the two cities. Mumbai

14yr old, Harshwardhan Zala signs Rs 5cr MoU with the Gujarat govt

By : CIOL Writers

Remember Medansh Mehta, a game developer from Mumbai who aspires to become Microsoft CEO? Or Tenith Adithyaa, an 11th-grade student who has invented Adjustable Electricity Extension Board and a Banana Leaf Preservation Technology along with 17 other inventions? Adding to

‘Raja kaluve’ tracker to check if your property on storm-water drains

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to enable Bangaloreans to know if their property is situated on a storm water drain or ‘raja kaluve’, the Real Estate Research Initiative of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB-RERI), has launched a web-based portal – www.rajakaluve.org

TCS top boss appointed Tata Sons chairman, CFO Rajesh Gopinathan will succeed him

Tata Sons has named 54-year old CEO and managing director of TCS, N Chandrasekaran as its new chairman. He will take charge from February 21, 2017. The decision to appoint Chandrasekaran was taken at a meeting of Tata Sons board today