• ALL DEALS
    Spread of Locky Virus in Mantralaya PCs Contained, Data Safe: Official

    HIGHLIGHTS The Locky virus had affected about 150 computers in Mantralaya. Virus was first detected on Friday last week. The virus has encrypted documents and files to locky files. The state’s Information Technology department has managed to contain the spread of Locky virus, a file-encrypting ransomware, in computer systems at Mantralaya and all the data […]

  • NEWS
    Maharashtra Government Bans Use of Private Email Accounts for Employees

    HIGHLIGHTS Last month Locky virus infected Maharashtra Mantralaya computers. It encrypted all the files to the Locky type. Private email services have been asked not to be used. After the file-encrypting ‘Locky’ virus infected computers at the Mantralaya (the secretariat) recently, Maharashtra government has banned use of private email accounts by the staff for official […]

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    Toot Toot: The Politely Honking Driverless Car Is Here

    HIGHLIGHTS Google’s self-driving cars can honk the horn like a regular human. The system will likely require a lot more fine-tuning. Google’s honking will be more reliable than human honking. Google has revealed that its self-driving cars don’t just know how to change lanes and run yellow lights – now, they can even honk the […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Singapore Blocking Internet Access on Government Computers

    Singapore confirmed Wednesday it would cut off Internet access for government work stations within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world’s most wired countries. The decision will not disrupt government operations, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said after local daily The Straits Times reported that some 100,000 computers would […]

  • NEWS
    ‘Press the Big Red Button’: Computer Experts Want Kill Switch to Stop Robots From Going Rogue

    Pop culture wants us to fear the artificially intelligent robot: The titular “Terminator” characters goes back in time to kill a mother and her child. Cylons of “Battlestar Galactica” fame destroy Earthly civilization and, bloodthirst not slaked, pursue the remnants of humanity through space. “The Matrix” begat two sequels and “Jupiter Ascending.” Today’s artificial intelligence […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    hree Great Projects Using a Raspberry Pi 3 for the Summer

    HIGHLIGHTS A Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a credit card. You can use this low-cost device to hack together cool projects. We put together a media centre, game console, and smart assistant. The Raspberry Pi sounds like a dessert for math lovers but it’s really a computer the size of a credit […]

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    PC Shipments to India Declined in First Quarter: Gartner

    HIGHLIGHTS Personal computer shipments to India totalled about 2 million units Besides, mobile PCs declined by 13 percent year-on-year HP was in the number one position in PC shipments to India Personal computer (PC) shipments to India totalled about 2 million units in the first quarter of 2016 – a 7.4 percent decrease over the […]

  • NEWS
    Chipmaker Micron to Cut Jobs After Turnaround Plans Dashed

    Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it would lower costs, including by cutting jobs and focusing on fewer programs, after its hopes of reversing its fortunes this year were thwarted by a persistently challenging market. Demand for Micron’s DRAM chips for personal computers has continued to fall, while it faces stiff competition from rivals such […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Hardware as a Service: HP Gets Ready to Lease Computers to Businesses

    HIGHLIGHTS HP to offer hardware products on lease as PC demand weakens Will monitor its device’s health and offer replacements accordingly Promises to ensure that all data is wiped-off post device’s use HP Inc., the second largest PC-maker in the world after Lenovo, on Thursday said that it will start offering computers and other hardware […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Nintendo NX Production Trials Underway: Sources

    HIGHLIGHTS Foxconn is undertaking trial productions of Nintendo’s next console Annual production is estimated to be around 9.5 to 10 million Nintendo has yet to officially announce the NX Although Nintendo hasn’t officially announced its new console, codenamed NX, that hasn’t stopped its partners and developers from providing a steady stream of information on what […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Patent Licensing Firm Tessera to Buy Audio Equipment Maker DTS

    Patent licensing company Tessera Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it would buy audio equipment maker DTS Inc for about $850 million (roughly Rs. 5,697 crores) in cash. The deal will help increase the combined company’s presence in the consumer electronics, mobile, automotive and semiconductor markets. Tessera’s offer of $42.50 per share represents a 24 percent […]