Here's how human brain can handle so much data

Here's how human brain can handle so much data

 Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered how humans can categorise data using less than one percent of the original information

Lie-detecting software using court data developed

By studying videos from high-stakes court cases, researchers from University of Michigan have built a prototype of a lie-detecting software based on real-world data.

India top in censoring Facebook content

India top in censoring Facebook content

 According to the data released by Facebook in its biannual government requests report, India made 15,155 demands, outnumbering 92 other countries in the list.

Big data market to be worth $48.6 billion in 2019: IDC

Spending on technology and services related to big data is set to surge to nearly 50 billion by 2019, according a new report, which claims that software will be the main growth driver.

Use unique sounds to access your data faster

If you are tired of watching that circle spinning in the centre of your computer screen while you wait for a programme to be loaded, try singing to your data, literally.

Light-based memory chip that permanently stores data

The new device uses the phase-change material -- the same as that used in rewritable CDs and DVDs -- to store data.

First all-optical permanent on-chip memory developed

 Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created the first all-optical permanent on-chip memory that can store data for decades, an advance that may lead to the development of optical computers.

How DNA can store digital data for thousands of years

How DNA can store digital data for thousands of years

Researchers claimed to have made a breakthrough discovery on how to store information for years without using the modern-day hard drives – courtesy, DNA.

Snapchat eating up your mobile data? Say goodbye to your woes with the new update!

Snapchat eating up your mobile data? Say goodbye to your woes with the new update!

Snapchat has reportedly fixed the worst thing about its app! If Snapchat has been eating too much of your data, there will be an end to your woes now. It has recently released a new update that will prevent the app from using too much data.

Are some apps taking you for a ride?

Some of the apps you are using may be taking you for a ride by stealthily eating into your data and by other means, says a study.

US hopes better data can fight segregation

The US housing department unveiled new rules Wednesday aimed at fighting segregation with the help of a database which will identify neighborhoods in need of transformation.

Facebook to build new data center in Forth Worth

Facebook Inc announced plans on Tuesday to build a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, its fourth in the United States and fifth overall.

Microsoft to commission 3 data centres in India: Pramanik

Software major Microsoft Wednesday said it will commission three "hyper-scale" data centres in India before the end of this year.

EU states endorse overhaul of data protection rules

European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28-country bloc`s data protection laws on Monday, bringing a web of national laws into one set of rules that could see companies fined when they break them.

HP pays $100 mn to settle shareholder class-action suit

Dutch pension fund manager PGGM said on Tuesday Hewlett-Packard had agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class-auction lawsuit relating to the company`s 2011 acquisition of Autonomy, a "big data" analysis company.

'Data hacked from US government dates back to 1985'

 Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks.

Data hacked from US government dates back to 1985: Official

Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks.

Google increases user privacy controls

Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.

Mobile phone data can predict employment shocks

Mobile phone data can be used to quickly and accurately detect, track and predict changes in the economy at multiple levels, says a new research.

Want safer web? Take data control into your own hands

As per researchers, when it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it's up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure.