Tech Buzz

TRAI seeks opinion to allow telcos Internet telephony

By : Riddhi Sharma

You may soon be able to make calls over the Internet from your very own telecom service providers, than depend on over-the-top apps like Skype and Watsapp, if the telecom regulator gives a go-ahead. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Is Shah Rukh Khan new brand ambassador for Apple?

By : Riddhi Sharma

Looks like Apple “fans” will have a real fan moment soon. If sources are to be believed, Apple will be making Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan a brand ambassador for India, preparing themselves for a true King Khan style

Crypto-ransomware targeting Windows 7 & later versions

The analysts at Trend Micro found that the new ZRYPT ransomware family only targets systems with newer versions of Windows, specifically Windows 7 and later. The malware calls a function which does not exist in earlier versions of Windows; this

Are you a nomophobe? Don’t worry, Google will track your mobile now

Well… if you are not familiar with the word ‘Nomophobia’, let me break the word down to ‘no-mobile-phone-phobia’- the fear of being without a mobile device. We all know about the anxieties suffered by mobile phone users, when they run

What this 8-year-old aspires to do as Microsoft CEO?

By : Riddhi Sharma

So, what were you up to when you were 8-year old? Perhaps, playing gully-cricket with your friends or busy with your play-station or spending your time counting your trump cards. Sigh! However, here’s this 8-year-old who is determined to think

A library without books to keep the geeks hooked

By : CIOL Writers

Imagine a library without any books in it. Impossible, right? Wrong! At Omaha in the US, it is a reality. A technology library promoting high-tech equipment and classes inside is revolutionising the way libraries work. You might mistake it for

ID proof will be must for matrimonial ads online

By : CIOL Writers

There have been various stories which we hear regarding various cheating or fake identities on matrimonial sites. In a move to curb such incidents, soon, ID proof must to place matrimonial ads online. A government official explained, “the guidelines,  are

Tata group bullish on e-commerce site CliQ to drive sales

By : CIOL Writers

The Tata group of companies is depending heavily on its newly launched e-commerce platform to push consumer sales. The importance laid on the platform is evident by the money the group has splurged on it. Tata Unistore, Tata group’s online

Online RTIs for AAP

By : Riddhi Sharma

AAP is known to do things differently all the time. Yet again, they have pulled off a unique thing, they are now to open doors for online Right to Information (RTI) queries. If experts are to be believed, this would

Chili’s backing up personal service with table-top tech

By : Riddhi Sharma

It’s a game night, and you wonder whether you should dine out with a match playing in the foreground, or just order-in. Most people choose dining out because of the experience. Almost all of us have a deep-seated expectation of

Scientists develop tech to offer 5G like data speeds

By : Riddhi Sharma

The webpage on the phone takes ages to load, even with a 4G connection, and we wonder when the time will come when internet connections will fast as a flash. We guess the time is near. Scientists in the University

Panasonic to double India revenue by end of FY17

By : Riddhi Sharma

Panasonic India plans to expand its product portfolio and upgrade its distribution network in the country, in a bid to increase its India revenue from mobile phones to Rs 2,500 crore by the end of this fiscal. “India is an

Google thwarts Oracle’s claim for copyright infringement

By : CIOL Writers

In what can be called a big victory, Google bagged a jury verdict in its favour against Oracle Corp.’s accusation that the search-engine giant developed Android by copying its core Java technology illegaly, without a licence. Oracle had alleged that

Ads acceptable if Internet is for free

By : Riddhi Sharma

According to a new study by Zogby Analytics people are largely fine with ads if it means the Internet is free. The study said, nearly 85% of respondents preferred an ad-supported internet, instead of paying for online content. It was

Google Maps Ads with a twist

By : CIOL Writers

After guiding you on roads with the right directions, Google maps will give you prompts that will highlight restaurants and other merchants located along your way.  It is a new way to treat ads that are acceptable to the audience

WhatsApp DOWN in the UK and parts of Europe

By : CIOL Writers

Whatsapp has become a part and parcel of our lives, and imagine a day without it? So, users have been complaining about the popular chat app’s sudden halt. It is not working in the UK, WHATSAPP is DOWN for parts

Adobe launches ‘visual storytelling’ web app

By : Riddhi Sharma

Adobe‘s Spark says it about “communicating with impact.” By looking and feel and also purpose it is like Canva. Previously, Adobe had provided free iOS apps: Adobe Post visually rich social media posts; Adobe Slate for web-based stories; Adobe Voice

NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon

By : Riddhi Sharma

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Successfully Launches Space Monitoring Balloon From Wanaka Airport, New Zealand. It was launched at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, on  what can be called a potentially record-breaking, around-the-world test flight. Come to think of it,

Girls outperform boys in technology test

By : Riddhi Sharma

How many times have you woken up to see the newspapers report that girls have secured more marks than boys? While it is not only true for India, but also for the US. In a test by National Assessment of

Holograms to prevent frauds

By : Riddhi Sharma

Researchers at the Harvard University have finally found a way to prevent credit card frauds with compact holograms. Scientists have developed a new method to create holograms that can protect credit cards, driver’s licences etc from fraud. The research appears