Technology

Apple latest tech company to call Martin Place home

The march of the information tech tenants encroaching into traditional office markets continues¬†unabated, with the colossus, Apple, taking up residence in the prime of Martin Place. Its new digs, at 20 Martin Place, the former home of the ANZ Bank, will be the mobile phone giant’s Australian headquarters covering six floors of office for the next 10 years. The retail ... Read More »

Nasa’s Odyssey Spacecraft to Complete 60,000 Orbits Around Mars on Tuesday

Nasa’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone on June 23, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001.Odyssey began orbiting Mars almost 14 years ago, on October 23, 2001. Named after the best-selling novel “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke, Odyssey on December 15, 2010, became the longest-operating spacecraft ever ... Read More »

Nasa’s Hubble Telescope Shows Formative Years of Quasars

By using Hubble Space Telescopes infrared vision, astronomers have uncovered the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe.Hubble’s sharp images unveil the chaotic collisions of galaxies that fuel quasars by feeding supermassive central black holes with gas. “The Hubble observations are definitely telling us that the peak of quasar activity in the early universe is ... Read More »

AMD Said to Be Mulling Breakup, Spinoff

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc is at the initial stage of reviewing whether to split itself in two or spin off a business, seeking to reverse its fortunes and take on rival Intel Corp , according to three people familiar with the matter. The deliberations are preliminary and no decision has been made, the people said. The review highlights Chief ... Read More »

Apple Watch 2 Tipped to Bring FaceTime Camera, Tether-Less Wi-Fi, More

Apple earlier this month introduced watchOS 2, which will be rolled out later this year to Apple Watch users and bring several new features. While the Cupertino-based tech firm is still expected to be some distance away from launching a new wearable, rumours for what features the Apple Watch’s successor will carry have already been doing the rounds. Fresh details ... Read More »

Falling Rouble Cuts Value of ‘Electronic Noble’ Prize for Recipients

The highest Russian technology award was presented in St. Petersburg on Friday by President Vladimir Putin to two American recipients, calling their work as the greatest contribution to humanity in their fields.The Global Energy Prize, though not a government award, is looked upon in Russia as the ‘electronics Nobel’. It was given to Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura for his contribution ... Read More »

University of Washington and Chinese University Unite to Form Technology Institute

With hometown companies like Amazon and Microsoft, this bustling region on the Puget Sound easily ranks in the top tier of technology hubs in the United States.But the area lags its peers in one glaring way: It is home to a single major research university, the University of Washington, while nearly every other big technology scene in the country has ... Read More »

Titan’s Atmosphere More Earth-Like Than Previously Thought

Saturn’s moon Titan’s atmosphere could bear more similarity to the Earth’s atmosphere than previously thought, researchers from the University College London (UCL) say.The UCL team analysed data gathered over seven years by the international Cassini probe and found that the interactions between Titan’s atmosphere and the solar magnetic field and radiation create a wind of hydrocarbons and nitriles being blown ... Read More »

Fitbit Races Higher in Healthy IPO Surge

Fitbit, the company known for wearable devices promoting healthy lifestyles, saw its shares surge Thursday following the biggest stock offering this year for the tech sector.Shares in Fitbit vaulted 48 percent to close at $29.68, after the initial public offering at $20 a share raised up to $732 million (roughly Rs. 4,660 crores). The market value for Fitbit was some ... Read More »

Farmers to Get Free SMS Alerts on Extreme Weather Conditions With Nowcast

The government on Thursday launched a free SMS service called ‘Nowcast’ to provide alerts on extreme weather conditions like hailstorm every three hours to over one crore registered farmers on their mobile phones.Besides, a web-portal on crop insurance was also unveiled to create awareness and encourage more farmers to insure their crops taking advantage of existing schemes. The Web portal, ... Read More »