Technology

Saturn and Jupiter May Have Started as Centimetre-Sized Pebbles: Study

Gas giants such as Saturn and Jupiter may have been built by centimetre-sized pebbles that formed 4.5 billion years ago from dust and ice swirling around the newborn Sun, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that the primordial pebbles rapidly melded into the cores of gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn. Earlier theories had suggested that building a ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh Plans to Use Drone Cameras to Check Red Sander Smuggling

The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to use drone cameras in Rayalaseema region to increase surveillance on red sander smuggling, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on Saturday. Mooting the suggestion during a meeting in Vijayawada to review law and order situation in the state, he said drones cameras or static balloon cameras may be used to keep a vigil ... Read More »

Nasa Wants to Turn Human Waste Into Food

The US space agency has funded researchers to find out how to recycle human excreta into food that can help astronauts sustain on deeper space missions, including Mars. The researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina will receive $200,000 (roughly Rs. 1.4 crores) a year for up to three years to achieve this task, the US space agency said in ... Read More »

Nasa Begins Satellite Project to Improve Hurricane Forecasting

Nasa engineers have started working on the first of eight micro-satellites under the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) project. The system, being built at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, will improve hurricane forecasting by making measurements of ocean surface winds in and near the eye wall of tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes throughout their life cycle. ... Read More »

Apple leaves Wall Street hungry for more – can it deliver?

  To Wall Street, Apple is a company where the glass is constantly half-full. Itsquarterly results on Tuesday night showed revenues up 33% and operating profits up 37% to $49bn (£31bn) and $14.1bn respectively. However, there were disappointments for investors grown used to quarter after quarter of stellar figures. Unit sales of iPhones rose 35% to 47.5m in the three ... Read More »

Goldman Sach’s former technology chief is doing great business at his new payments company

  Earthport, the cloud-based payment platform run by Goldman Sach’s former co-COO of technology, Hank Uberoi, put out unaudited results for the year to June on Wednesday – and they’re pretty good. The London-based company’s revenue jumped 78% last year to £19.25 million ($30 million). The dollar value of payments made on Earthport’s cloud-platform rose by 75%, and the company ... Read More »

Goldman Sach’s former technology chief is doing great business at his new payments company

  Earthport, the cloud-based payment platform run by Goldman Sach’s former co-COO of technology, Hank Uberoi, put out unaudited results for the year to June on Wednesday – and they’re pretty good. The London-based company’s revenue jumped 78% last year to £19.25 million ($30 million). The dollar value of payments made on Earthport’s cloud-platform rose by 75%, and the company ... Read More »

Apple leaves Wall Street hungry for more – can it deliver?

To Wall Street, Apple is a company where the glass is constantly half-full. Itsquarterly results on Tuesday night showed revenues up 33% and operating profits up 37% to $49bn (£31bn) and $14.1bn respectively. However, there were disappointments for investors grown used to quarter after quarter of stellar figures. Unit sales of iPhones rose 35% to 47.5m in the three months ... Read More »

Technology on the road with you

NEGAUNEE — Technology is everywhere, your computer, phone, and even in your car. With an increasing demand people are looking to stay connected while they are in their vehicle too. “Technology today is happening so quickly,” said Erick Brooks, a sales consultant at Fox Motors in Negaunee. “It’s amazing. I’ve been in this industry for several years and it just ... Read More »

The Biggest Tech Rally Since October Just Hit a Brick Wall

  The biggest technology rally since October was knocked cold, as disappointing earnings reports punished Microsoft Corp. and gave Apple Inc. its biggest loss this year. Five days after Google Inc.’s earnings spurred the largest one-day wealth creation by any U.S. stock, computer and software shares are tumbling. Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo! Inc. retreated on disappointing results. Apple, the world’s ... Read More »