Say goodbye to curtains as 'smart' windows are here

​New York, March 15 (IANS) Researchers from Harvard University have developed a technique that can quickly change the opacity of a window, turning it cloudy, clear or somewhere in between with the flick of a switch. ...
The inventor who put the @ in email

The inventor who put the @ in email

Raymon Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, has died....

Facebook can prevent people from using fake names: German court

​London, March 4 (IANS) Overturning an earlier order from the Hamburg data protection authority on Facebook's "real name" policy, a German court has allowed the social networking giant to prevent its users from using fake names. ...

Virtual reality may help fight obesity

​New York, Feb 28 (IANS) The virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to determine how people perceive their bodies, to treat body image disturbances, and to improve adherence to physical activity among obese individuals, researchers report. ...

New programming method can control swarm of robots

​London, Feb 28 (IANS) A new programming method previously used in manufacturing can be applied to control a swarm of robots to make use of robotics advantageous in areas where safety is a concern, says a new study. ...

Even computers can gauge if you're bored

​London, Feb 25 (IANS) Not just your employer or spouse, even computers programmed to monitor people's body language can tell whether they are bored or not, says a study.Body-language expert Dr Harry Witchel from University of Sussex found that by measuring a person's movements as they use a computer, it is possible to judge their level ...

Now, anyone can go 'live' on Facebook

​California, April 6 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday launched 'Facebook Live' -- a feature that enables users to interact with their friends and users real-time through live videos. ...

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