December 2012

Some Galaxy S IIIOwners Reporting Severe Device Issues Samsung has overtaken Apple has the bestselling smartphone maker and it has done so on the back of chic and reliability. So you can imagine the headache the company is now having with reports that people who own the bestselling Samsung Galaxy S III are having device... Read more »

December 23, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.

The image above shows the remains of the Apollo 17 site in the moon’s Taurus-Littrow Valley — an image, released in 2011, sharp enough to show the tracks of the astronauts and their lunar rover in unprecedented detail. At top left you can see the mission’s ALSEP, or its package of scientific instruments. In the center is... Read more »

December 23, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.

2012 was big on technology and ideas, which made the world a much better place to live. The ideas were simple in their design, yet huge in their utility. Here are the top 8 ideas that deserve appreciation. Robotic Hand That Detects Breast Cancer Current screening tests for breast cancer may miss 1 in 50 women. Add... Read more »

December 12, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

The Indian government has ordered intermediaries to block 690 webpages/URLs for having anti-national, objectionable and hate content this year. The directions were issued under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. The revelation was made by Union minister Kapil Sibal in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. “Based on the request of law... Read more »

December 12, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

A new vector-based video codec developed at University of Bath may signal the death of the pixel. The team behind the project, consisting of the University, Root6 Technology, Smoke & Mirrors and Ovation Data Services – are now looking for industry buy-in to the research to expand its potential applications. The codec was launched at the... Read more »

December 12, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology, Tech News.

The modern cell phone has come a long way from the clunky days of brief case-sized devices and one of the things that helped truly revolutionize mobile communications was the text message. This week SMS turned 20 years-old and whilst many people were quick to celebrate this technological innovation, a few people were busy asking... Read more »

December 12, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.