Isro Says Chandrayaan II Will Be Indigenous, Take Minor Help From US

    Opting to go solo in its ambitious Chandrayaan II project, India has decided not to take Russia on board and keep the mission completely indigenous with “minor” help from the US. Isro chairman A S Kiran Kumar said Chandrayaan II, having an indigenously built Lander and Rover, will be launched by December 2017 or first […]

    The Next Big Thing in Phones May Not Be a Phone

    Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mould for mobile phones the question being asked is whether the evolution of the smartphone has finally come to an end, as even Apple now treats older, smaller 4-inch screens as something new. Industry experts believe innovation in smartphones is giving way to phone functions popping up […]

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    For Google, India to be bigger market than US by next year: Pichai

    Sundar Pichai, global chief executive at Goggle, the giant search engine, believes India will become a bigger marketfor the company than the US sometime in the middle of 2016. In an interaction with half a dozen journalists here on Wednesday, he said it was not only with regard to the use of Android-based phones that […]

    This Rs. 2,000 ‘Desktop PC’ Could Be the Computer You Need

    A new Indiegogo project out of Shenzen, China, promises to make low-cost computing accessible to all. Running the Android-based Remix 2.0 OS, the Unuiga S905 claims to be the cheapest 64-bit Android desktop PC in the world. The device is cheaper than any Android handset on the market, but of course, the maker can save […]

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    Casio Smart Outdoor Watch to Be Available From March 25

    Casio launched its first Android Wear smartwatch named the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 at CES and promised it to release in March. The Japanese company is indeed keeping its promise and is making the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch available to buy starting March 25. Casio has confirmed that the Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 will […]

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    Soon You May Be Able to Share Your Xbox One Games Like Steam Games

    Although the Xbox One was designed as an always online console, much of these features had to be scrapped following an overwhelming surge of consumer backlash. It’s something that Microsoft hasnever quite recovered from. Nonetheless, it scrapped some of its intended functionality such as the need to be always online even when in single-player and […]

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    Online Harassment Must Be Met Head-On: SXSW Panel

    Online harassment and sexism is demeaning women and can no longer be brushed aside as an ugly side of social media and the gaming industry if they are to thrive, panellists on Saturday said at the South By Southwest (SXSW) tech meeting in Austin. The gaming summit at one of the premier events on the […]

    Nasscom proposes start-ups be exempt from direct, indirect taxes

    Nasscom also sought steps to increase investments in start-ups. New Delhi: Software lobby Nasscom on Wednesday proposed that all start-ups be exempted from direct and indirect taxes to reduce compliance burden and cash outflows. In its pre-budget recommendations submitted to the finance ministry, Nasscom also demanded removal of so-called angel tax levied on capital receipts. […]

    Start-up studies: Learning to be an entrepreneur

    IIM-B is ready to make entrepreneurship education part of its flagship PG programme from the coming academic year. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Two years into her job in a leading information technology (IT) company, Varsha Ramachandran, 27, got bored and decided to quit for a creative career—a start-up that would help organizations and companies “redefine green […]