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Trai says cancel 69 telecom licenses, DoT agrees to only 8

NEW DELHI: The department of telecommunications (DoT) has decided to move for cancellation of only eight licences for failure of telecom operators to meet rollout obligations, against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai’s) recommendation that 69 licences be cancelled. According to data available till August 28, 2011, only Aircel (two), Dishnet (three), Etisalat (two), and Sistema Shyam(one) were issued ... Read More »

Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 on Aug 10 in India

Samsung is set to unveil its Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets for the Indian market on August 10th. “This event (in Delhi) will be to announce our plans, while the actual launch will be done later,” a Samsung spokesperson told ‘The Mobile Indian’. These tablets are very important for Samsung and it is probably trying to create ... Read More »

Kaspersky launches new antivirus line-up

The all new Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 boasts integration of cloud technology to provide all round protection of the computer from threats that are seemingly multiplying at an alarming rate. Kaspersky South Asian Director Altaf Halde said, “Cybercrime is becoming the biggest threat in today’s world with about 70,000 new malware being generated each day. Our ... Read More »

Intel invests 30m in cloud computing

NEW DELHI: Intel Labs has announced two new Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTC) hosted at Carnegie Mellon University focused on cloud and embedded computing research. Aimed at shaping the future of cloud computingand how increasing numbers of everyday devices will add computing capabilities, Intel Labs announced the latest Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTC) both headquartered at Carnegie Mellon University. These centers ... Read More »

Cognizant replaces Wipro as No. 3 IT co

CHENNAI: Cognizant said on Tuesday that its revenue rose 34.4% to $1.49 billion in the quarter ended June, and in the process displaced Wipro Technologies as India’s No. 3 IT firm in terms of revenue. Wipro reported a revenue of $1.41 billion in the quarter. Cognizant said it is expecting a revenue of $1.57 billion in the September quarter. Wipro’s guidance for ... Read More »

Ion-powered Dawn begins study of asteroid Vesta

Four years after launch from Cape Canaveral, NASA’s ion-drive Dawn spacecraft is finally in orbit around the asteroid Vesta, studying the second largest body in the rubble-strewn belt between Mars and Jupiter in unprecedented detail. Pictures released today show a strangely tortured world with huge parallel grooves separating the heavily cratered northern hemisphere from smoother terrain in the south dominated ... Read More »

First NASA Smartphone Controlled Space Robots is Google’s Android Not Apple iPhone

In an ongoing rivalry between Apple’s iPhone and Android, Google can uphold bragging rights as becoming the first smartphone to have assisted NASA astronauts on a space flight mission.  Having its Nexus One powered Android OS programmed to spherical robots; the devices were launched into space aboard the space shuttle Atlantis.  Once deployed, it assisted astronauts in surveying routine maintenance work. The ‘SPHERES’ robots, ... Read More »

Name your own price for five PC games (Win, Mac, Linux)

The Humble Indie Bundle #3 is a collection of five PC games, all of them compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Their combined value: about $55. Your price: whatever you want to pay. Think the bundle’s worth a buck? Pay a buck. Think it’s worth $15? Pay $15. Feeling generous? Pony up $5,000 and earn the pole position on ... Read More »