Apple may launch iPhone 6, smartwatch on Sept 9


Apple is expected to unveil a larger screen version of its popular iPhone along with its first s... »

Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers

Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran (file photo).


Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and six others, including f... »

DoT unhappy with slow progress of national optical fibre project

Our Bureau

While the Government has announced an ambitious plan of connecting 1 lakh gram panchayats with b... »

In expansion mode, ValueLabs eyes cloud, analytics segment


ValueLabs, a mid-size technology solutions provider, is focussing on emerging opportunities in c... »

DoT may advance completion of NOFN project to June 2016


The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to work towards bringing forward the target dates for... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Acer’s Liquid E700 Trio smartphone supports three SIM cards


Dual-SIM smartphones, now ubiquitous, could seem like old hat now that Acer has come out with it... »

Computers & Laptops

Lenovo offers extended warranty

Our Bureau

Lenovo has launched an ‘Onam Varnotsava’ and announced special festival offers for custo... »


Pepperfry launches mobile site

Priyanka Pani, an online furniture and home products destination, has launched a ‘mobile’ site t... »

Other Gadgets

Who is winning the gaming battle?

Anuj Srivas

Seven years after Apple unveiled the iPhone— and. in the process, kick-started the modern smartp... »

Auto Focus

Refreshed interiors: The cabin feels relatively plush and stays quiet at slow speeds. Under hard acceleration the engine noise does seep in

Fiat’s comeback vehicle?

S Muralidhar

The first impression after we stepped into the Fiat Punto, right after its launch in 2008, wa... »


This one bites really hard

Sabyasachi Biswas

It’s one thing to take on a game like Grand Theft Auto. It’s totally another prospect, and a... »

Diesel subsidy down, but free pricing some time away

Big difference: The subsidy element in diesel is now down to barely Rs 1.50 per litre. - NISSAR AHMAD

Murali Gopalan

Till about two years ago, diesel was the darling of the automobile industry. Thanks to its substantial price difference with petrol (nearly 25/litre), customers did not need too much goadi... »

First app to measure alcohol related tremors


Scientists have developed the world’s first app to measure strength of tremors owing to alcohol withdrawal, providing guidance to direct treatment decisions. The app also shows promise in m... »

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung’s Tizen-based handsets

Nokia offers maps for Samsung’s Tizen-powered smart devices.


Nokia has partnered with Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant. The Finnish firm’s location-based services arm HER... »

MphasiS bags 5-year contract from PNB

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IT services provider MphasiS has bagged a five-year deal to setup contact centres for Punjab National Bank in Noida and Mangalore. As a part of this deal, MphasiS would implemen... »

Volvo unveils the XC90 SUV

Our Bureau

Volvo Cars unveiled the all-new XC90 earlier this week, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powert... »

Dressed for disco, dances on the streets

Sabyasachi Biswas

For the past ten years, Bajaj has been dabbling with every sort of permutation and combination of features, power, engine size and mileage figures with the Discover family of motorcycles. For t... »

HCL Infosystems posts Rs 198 cr loss in June quarter


IT firm HCL Infosystems today said its standalone net loss has widened to Rs 198.03 crore in the April-June 2014 period. The Noida-based company had posted a net loss of Rs 40.25 crore in the same... »

Mobile data spurts telecom growth to Rs 40,834 cr


Telecom services industry revenue grew by a healthy 11.2 per cent to reach Rs 40,834.3 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal, propelled by growth in mobile data usage.As per Indi... »

Skillsoft report reveals desire for increased training in cloud solutions

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In India, 65 of decision makers ranked business intelligence as a benefit to leverage big data, according to research done by Skillsoft. Skillsoft, a cloud-based learning solutions, has r... »

Facebook rolls out new bandwidth linked advertising tool

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Facebook has rolled out a new tool to attract advertisers in emerging markets like India. The new tool will enable advertisers to reach people based on the type of network connection they usually... »

Patent for governing data

Renovo unveils retro-electric supercar

Soon, public Wi-Fi access in cities with over 1 m people

Hi-fi for a low 5K

Who is winning the gaming battle?

TCS curriculum for Philippines institute

HCL bags $200-m deal from BofA-Merrill Lynch

3D printing, big data can alter supply chain industry

Getting VW’s India script in place

Staying relevant Polo models showcased at the Volkswagen showroom in Visakhapatnam. CV SUBRAHMANYAM

Murali Gopalan

It is only too well known by now how important China is to the Volkswagen group. This fact was driven home yet again in the German automaker’s first half results for this year where a break-up of... »

Spice unveils Firefox OS smartphone for Rs 2,299


Aimed at capturing a larger chunk of the booming affordable smartphone market in India, domestic handset maker Spice today launched its new Firefox OS—powered smartphone, priced at Rs 2,299.»

Google drone drops chocolate for Australian farmer


An Australian farmer took delivery of the first Google package sent by drone during secret testing in the state of Queensland last month, a Brisbane newspaper reported on Friday.The Google... »

Identifying more 3G spectrum is need of the hour, says Qualcomm India’s Agarwal

Qualcomm India and South Asia

Thomas K Thomas

US-based chip maker Qualcomm is at the forefront of ensuring that mobile users have access to more affordable and efficient phones. The company’s chipsets are used by all major brands, inc... »

2015 BMW X3 debuts in India

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the new
2015 BMW X3

Our Bureau

BMW launched the new X3 earlier this week at Deutsche Motoren, the BMW dealership in Noida, according to a company press release. The new version of the SUV is locally produced at the BMW Plan... »

Fiat’s comeback vehicle?

Refreshed interiors: The cabin feels relatively plush and stays quiet at slow speeds. Under hard acceleration the engine noise does seep in

S Muralidhar

The first impression after we stepped into the Fiat Punto, right after its launch in 2008, was marred by the seat height adjustment handle breaking away from its assembly. The car just had 300... »

Autodesk University event to be held in Mumbai from Sept 11

Our Bureau

Software provider for various industries such as architecture, engineering ahd construction, Autodesk, on Thursday announced the launch of Autodesk University (AU) event in India. <... »

Teoco Software planning to hire 50 people for Kolkata office

Abhishek Law

Big data analytics firm Teoco Software Pvt Ltd is looking to hire 50-odd people, mostly for its Kolkata office by December 2015. The company currently has around 370 employees across its... »

HCL partners with AppDynamics to enable digital IT operations for enterprises

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HCL Technologies on Thursday said it has partnered with the US based AppDynamics, to help enterprises transform application operations.  AppDynamics is a provider of applic... »

New software to analyse your tweets better


Researchers have developed a more accurate Twitter analysis tool — a software programme that helps decipher ‘trends’ on the microblogging website. “Trending” topics on the social media pl... »

Narendra Modi tweets in Japanese ahead of his visit to Japan

Glassbeam gets $2 m funding; Sashi Reddi joins board

NeoSilica plans offices in US, S-E Asia

Gaming audio, on a budget

Evalueserve acquires German firm

Improving demand helps PC market grow 24% in Q2

Telecom operators’ key metrics rise

BL Ink

Pelf in the gloom
The lure of officialdom - the white Ambassador, the red beacon, the power. Photo: Monica Tiwari

Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Sunday morning nine lakh candidates will sit for the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Aspirants give years to this exam… this cause. BLink maps their story of hope and inertia »

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