SCIENCE & TECH

Apple's big event unveils new products and OS

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is being held in San Jose, California. There were a few surprising updates to their lineups and also a few new OS in their bags. Apple unveiled new versions of its iOS, macOS and watchOS platforms, a new iPad Pro tablet and also a connected home speaker device called the HomePod to fight its Android and Amazon speakers. Let’s take a look at what

Premji denies media report on sale of stake

Bengaluru: Wipro Limited chairman Azim Premji has denied a media report that promoters of the IT company were evaluating sale of their holdings and said he “remains committed to Wipro”. In his letter to Wiproites, he had termed the news article as “baseless and malicious”. A news website had yesterday, quoting banking sources, reported that the promoters of the India’s third-largest IT services company are in the early stages of

25.3 million computers prone to adware attacks

Have you ever heard the term ‘Fireball’? Strategy gamers may have an idea about this term as it is a game. But, what we are going to see in this story is not related to that game. Here, the term Fireball is coined by the researchers to an adware which has infected around 250 millions computers across the world. Recently, researchers from Check Point cyber security discovered an adware named

Shadow Brokers' idea broken

Few weeks back, Shadow Brokers announced a subscription method to get their upcoming leaks. Following that the group on Tuesday wrote another blog post about the payment method for subscription. As soon they posted, security researchers, security firms and actor group went on fund raising activity to get files earlier and avoid future cyber crimes. SUBSCRIPTION MODEL On 30 May, the group announced the payment method for the subscription process.

NASA's first mission to Sun in 2018

Washington: NASA is set to launch the world’s first mission to the Sun next year, that will explore our star’s atmosphere and answer questions about solar physics that have puzzled scientists for over six decades. The Parker Solar Probe has been named in honour of pioneering astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago, the US space agency announced yesterday. “This is the

Camera app Halide is smartphone’s DSLR

Halide is a new camera app for iOS and is created by ex-Twitter for iOS tech lead Ben Sandofsky and ex-Apple designer Sebastian de With. While Apple’s camera app works great for quick shots, Halide focuses on taking the best photos possible with your iPhone. The app offers quick access to camera controls with a swipe or tap from the viewfinder and focus on easy access to take a picture.

Here is adware that plays on your mobile

Today, security has become a dear thing across the world. Recent KSN data states that India ranks in sixth place in mobile malware attacks among other countries. We have already reported about such flaws and malicious apps available on Google Play Store. In addition to that, Checkpoint researchers discovered another malware campaign last week on Google Play. According to the security researchers, the malware, dubbed as ‘Judy’, has been spreading

Human vision develops till mid-life, says study

Toronto: Human brain’s vision-processing centre, that was previously thought to mature and stabilise in the first few years of life, actually continues to develop up to late 30s or early 40s, a new study has found. Researchers at McMaster University in Canada used brain- tissue samples from 30 people ranging in age from 20 days to 80 years. Their analysis of proteins that drive the actions of neurons in the

Infosys, TCS to show the way

Chennai: Amid fears that Indian IT has not kept pace with rapidly evolving technologies, search firm Head Hunters expressed optimism that top firms like TCS and Infosys will lead the digital segment. However, it will be a long-drawn battle as global players like IBM and Accenture, which had invested very early in digital capabilities, command a lion’s share of the market, according to Head Hunters India founder and MD, Kris

Security flaw found in Samba networking software

Recently, a security flaw was discovered in Samba networking software by Steelo of Samba Security team, which is quite similar to SMB exploit in Linux and Windows. The flaw is nothing but the critical remote code execution vulnerability, which could allow a remote attacker to hack into flaw-affected Linux and Unix machines. Being an open-source software, Samba works on major operating systems including Linux and Windows. This software could allow

Study reveals excessive Facebook use leads to illness

Los Angeles: People who check their Facebook profile more often are likely to be sad and unhealthy as compared to those who use the popular social networking site sporadically, a new study warns. Researchers, including those from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in the US, used data from 5,208 people about their Facebook use between 2013 and 2015. The team investigated the associations of Facebook activity and real-world social