Tech Updates

Nod to Arianespace for Launch of Isro Satellite

November 8, 2015

European space agency Arianespace has got the nod to go ahead with the November 10 launch of Indian communication satellite GSAT-15 and Arabsat-6B, the agency said. In a statement early Saturday, Arianespace said the November 10 dual-passenger mission with Ariane 5 rocket the spaceport in French Guiana got the authorisation after the Launch Readiness Review […]

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Nasa Completes Heat Shield Testing for Future Mars Vehicles

October 7, 2015

Nasa has successfully completed key heat shield tests for the future exploration spacecrafts that will scout the Red Planet for signs of life. Nasa’s Adaptive Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT) is a mechanically-deployable heat shield concept using carbon fabric – a flexible heat shield that expands to “open” like an umbrella. Recently, engineers at […]

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Uber’s storm in Europe

October 7, 2015

It’s set to be a pretty tough week for Uber in Europe. The ride-hailing app’s offices in Amsterdam were raided by the Dutch authorities, two of its top executives appeared in court in Paris on Tuesday and proposals that Uber is unhappy about were published on Wednesday by London’s transport rule-setting body. Here’s a roundup […]

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Reliance Jio may push Airtel to buy Aircel spectrum

October 7, 2015

 • Bharti Airtel has held initial talks to buy Aircel’s 4G airwaves in 2300Mhz band • Sources familiar with the matter said the talks involved Airtel buying Aircel’s 4G bandwidth • Airtel currently holds a mix of 1800Mhz and 2300Mhz airwaves and deploys 4G technology across 15 circles Airtel deploys 4G technology acroos 15 of […]

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Apple ‘own worst enemy,’ US antitrust monitor says

October 7, 2015

 • Apple Inc’s antitrust compliance programme has improved, but the company continues to impede a court-appointed monitor overseeing the programme, the monitor told a federal judge • Apple was liable in a civil antitrust case brought by US Justice Department • Apple is considering whether to appeal that decision to the US Supreme Court Apple […]

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Wipro sued by ex-employee for sexual discrimination

October 7, 2015

 • A former woman employee has sued Wipro seeking a compensation of 1m pounds • Shreya Ukil told the Telegraph that she was subjected to a “deeply predatory, misogynistic culture” at Wipro • She has claimed that she was manipulated into having an affair with former senior VP and global BPO head Manoj Punja According […]

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Samsung sees massive profit growth in Q3

October 7, 2015

Samsung estimated its July-September operating profit reach 7.3 trillion won ($6.29 billion), compared with a … Read More SEOUL: Samsung Electronics said it would post its first quarterly profit gain in two years, beating expectations as strong sales of chips and displays probably offset weakness in its smartphone division. The South Korean tech giant estimated […]

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Microsoft Band 2 With Curved Oled Display, Barometer Launched

October 7, 2015

At its Windows 10 devices briefing event on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the Band 2, the refresh ofMicrosoft Band fitness tracker device that it had launched last year. Other products launched at the event were the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The Microsoft […]

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First Non-Volatile Light-Based Memory Chips Developed

October 6, 2015

A team of scientists has developed the world’s first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently that can help dramatically improve the speed of modern computing. The new non-volatile memory uses the GST phase-change material – the same as that used in rewritable CDs and DVDs – to store data. This material can be […]

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Nasa’s New Horizons Probe Reveals Colourful, Violent History of Charon

October 6, 2015

Nasa’s New Horizons probe has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images ever of Pluto’s largest moon Charon which show a surprisingly complex and violent history. At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system. Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be […]

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