LVMH's Tag Heuer surfs wave of smartwatch partnerships

Tag Heuer plans to unveil a smartwatch on Thursday among a wave of partnerships expected at the world`s biggest watch fair this week as luxury watchmakers fight back against Apple.

Intel Corp chief shows wrist-worn drone; promises to employ more women

Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich showed off a computer built into a jacket button and a wristband that transforms into a selfie-snapping flying camera, as the chipmaker extends its push into smart wearable gadgets. 

Sony`s PlayStation offline, Micosoft`s Xbox restored in `hack`
Sony`s PlayStation offline, Micosoft`s Xbox restored in `hack`

 Microsoft`s online network for its Xbox gaming console was restored to nearly full service Friday after an alleged coordinated Christmas Day hack brought it and Sony`s PlayStation network down.

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays
Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp`s Xbox Live and Sony Corp`s <6758.T> PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant`s strategic push to

Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video

Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.

Google self-driving car prototype ready to try road

Google on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested.

Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies
Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies

Mobile security firm Lookout on Wednesday warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.

US government warns on bug in Apple's iOS software

The US government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple Inc`s iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data.

Twitter considers crafting new apps, improving messaging

Twitter Inc is considering creating additional mobile applications beyond its core messaging service and ways of making it easier for newcomers to use its service, as it vies with Facebook Inc and other social media for smartphone users.

EU's antitrust chief says needs time to resolve Google probe

Europe`s new antitrust chief said on Tuesday that she would take some time to decide on the next step of a four-year-long investigation into Google after her predecessor scrapped a proposed settlement with the Internet giant.

Alibaba shopping festival sells $2 bln in first one hour

 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said about $2 billion worth of goods were sold on the e-commerce giant`s websites within the first hour and 12 seconds of its annual shopping festival.

Apple iOS bug makes most devices vulnerable to attack: Researchers

Cybersecurity researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc`s iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyberattacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices.

Indian-origin radiographer elected ISRRT President

A South African Indian-origin radiographer has been elected as the president of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT).

Indian-origin teenager gets Intel funding for Braille printer

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy has received a huge investment from Intel for developing a low-cost printer for the blind, making him the youngest tech entrepreneur funded by a venture capital firm.

Comet flyby of Mars changed chemistry of atmosphere: NASA

Last month, an exotic deep space comet flew by Mars and unleashed an unexpectedly strong meteor shower that briefly changed the chemistry of the Red Planet`s upper atmosphere, NASA said Friday.

''Dark market'' websites seized in US, European busts

U.S. and European authorities on Friday announced the seizure of more than 400 secret website addresses and arrests of 16 people in a sweep targeting black markets for drugs and other illegal services.

Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

A man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year, authorities announced Thursday.

Tech start-ups are the new rock bands: Bono

U2 frontman Bono described start-ups as the new rock bands and defended streaming service Spotify from recent criticism at an internet event in Ireland on Thursday.

Twitter set to display targeted ads for movie lovers
Twitter set to display targeted ads for movie lovers

Your filmy conversations on Twitter are set to give the micro-blogging site a new way to display targeted ads.

New apps to aid in home design and renovations

Home owners and renters looking to redesign or renovate can turn to new apps to help simplify the process and get the job done sooner and more efficiently.

Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first 3 days

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

Google India to launch mobile app development contest for PMO

Google India in collaboration with the citizen engagement platform of the government, MyGov, will be launching a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Apple to launch iPhones with &#039;kill switch&#039;
Apple to launch iPhones with 'kill switch'

Apple Inc includes a theft deterrent system called 'kill switch' to its new launches, that will help users lock and delete data permanently if the phone gets stolen.

Technology may soon end eyeglasses era

Tired of wearing eyeglasses? Scientists have developed a technique that could see reading glasses gone forever.

IITs have a major role in taking India forward: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that IITs had a major role in taking India forward.

Technology comes handy for actor to curb piracy

Technology came in handy for Tamil actor and filmmaker Radhakrishnan Parthiban to nail a film exhibitor who allegedly produced pirated versions of his latest directorial `Kathai Thirakkathai Vasanam Iyakkam`, now running in cinemas.

Soon, `human-like-skin` for aircraft that will help `feel` damage

A British defense contractor is developing a system that allows the exterior of aircraft to "feel" damage or injury in a way similar to human skin.

India should stay ahead of world in technology: PM

Calling technology a "key driving force", Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India needs to stay ahead in this sphere to become a world leader.

Asians most addicted to gadgets on holiday; Thais on top

Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.