• Would you get on a pilotless plane?

    \How comfortable would you feel getting on a pilotless plane? That is the question millions of people may have to ask themselves in the future if they want to jet off on holiday around the world. As we move closer to a world of driverless cars, which have already been on the road in some […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Apple, Cochlear Partner on First ‘Made-for-iPhone’ Hearing Implant Sound Processor

    HIGHLIGHTS New cochlear implant sound processor will be available later this year Nucleus 7 Sound Processor said to be “made-for-iPhone” It works with Nucleus Smart App available from the App Store Cochlear, a company focused at implantable hearing solutions, has teamed up with Apple to unveil the first “made-for-iPhone” cochlear implant sound processor. With the […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Home gardens on the wane, says land use pattern study

    Kochi: A study jointly conducted by the College of Forestry and Canada’s McGill University on the land use pattern of the state observed that there was a general decline in both the production and importance of home garden crops in the average Kerala household. The study also contradicted the popular belief that plantations were replacing home gardens in state. The study […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Deliberating on innovations in electronics and communication

    The Guru Nanak Institutions started its two-day International Conference on Innovations in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ICIECE) at its campus in Ibrahimpatnam on Friday. This sixth International Conference, which is supported by DRDO, IETE, was attended by scores of technocrats, delegates, researchers, faculty and students in its spacious indoor auditorium. Dr H S Saini, Managing […]

  • NEWS
    Decision on Western Digital’s Bid to Block Toshiba Memory Unit Sale Postponed

    A US judge did not reach a decision Friday in Western Digital’s bid to temporarily block Toshiba from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal but proposed requiring Toshiba to give Western Digital two weeks’ notice before closing. Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory unit to cover losses from its nuclear reactor business. In late June, […]

  • CLOTHING
    Student who spends £800 on a T-shirt insures his clothes for £40,000

    Eric Whiteback, 21 from Pennsylvania, USA has insured his wardrobe for £40,000 (Image: Caters News Agency) A student who needs a storage container to house his colossal clothing collection has just insured it for £40,000. Streetwear nut Eric Whiteback thinks nothing of dropping £800 on a t-shirt – despite admitting he only wears 10%-15% of his clothes. Eric […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Indian Tech Was on the Brink Even Before Trump’s Shove

    India’s technology outsourcing industry was facing peak pessimism even before Donald Trump. But if the new president signs into law a draft executive order to tighten the US guest-worker regime, the moment of reckoning for the likes of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and Infosys Ltd. could arrive much sooner than shareholders anticipate. Since investors know very […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers Are on the Verge of a Quantum Leap

    Conceptual artwork representing how data may be controlled and stored in a quantum computer. ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Moore’s Law is a computing term coined by co-founder of Intel Gordon Moore, who predicted the pace of the modern digital world would exponentially increase biannually. This predicted rapid growth of computers has remained constant over the past several decades, but […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to United States lifted: Reports

    People travelling from 10 airports in eight countries to US were banned from bringing laptops, tablets and other electronic devices larger than cellphones into the flight cabin. (AFP File Photo) A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, the private […]

  • NEWS
    7th Pay Commission: Central government employees may get good news on allowances soon, crucial meet today

    The long wait of Central government employees for allowances may end soon. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is expected to hold a meeting today to discuss various points regarding the Seventh Pay Commission. The Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances has already submitted its review report on Seventh Pay Commission to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley nearly a month ago. […]