Virtual biology lab offers remote access to technology for students

KOLKATA: A virtual lab hosted by IIT Kharagpur is the first of its kind in India that lets students operate an instrument to analyse the structure of plant compounds through remote access via computers thereby countering the challenge of access to the method in many colleges. The 'Plant Secondary Metabolites Virtual Lab' deals with secondary … Continue reading Virtual biology lab offers remote access to technology for students

Germany makes it mandatory for self-driving cars to have drivers at the back

BERLIN: Germany cleared the way for its giant automotive industry to develop and test self-driving cars, when the upper house of its parliament approved on Friday a law setting out the conditions under which they could take to German roads. Under the law, first mooted by Chancellor Angela Merkel last year, a driver must be … Continue reading Germany makes it mandatory for self-driving cars to have drivers at the back

Microsoft, Uno Minda ink pact for vehicle technologies

NEW DELHI: Auto component maker Uno Minda Group has tied up with Microsoft India to offer connected vehicle technologies for the automotive industry. Minda iConnect, the connected vehicle and telematics arm of Uno Minda Group, today inked a strategic pact with Microsoft India in this regard. "With this collaboration, Uno Minda and Microsoft aim to … Continue reading Microsoft, Uno Minda ink pact for vehicle technologies

Samsung, Apple lead premium smartphone market in India: Counterpoint

NEW DELHI: Korean handset major Samsung retained its top position with 48% market share in the premium segment (Rs 30,000 and above), which grew a healthy 35% on an yearly, Counterpoint Research said on Friday. Apple closely followed Samsung with 43% market share. OnePlus, OPPO and Google made it to the top five in this … Continue reading Samsung, Apple lead premium smartphone market in India: Counterpoint

Apple seeks change in proposed self-driving car test policy

Apple Inc urged California to toughen up its proposed policy on testing self-driving cars, a move that would result in more public data that could help Apple catch up to rivals in the self-driving space by giving it a better window into their strengths and weaknesses. In a letter made public on Friday, Apple suggested … Continue reading Apple seeks change in proposed self-driving car test policy

Technology: Google India launches start-up hand-holding programme in Pune

PUNE: Google India launched its start-up hand-holding programme, "Solve for India" in Pune on Friday. Over 1,000 entrepreneurs and developers attended the event. As part of the initiative this year, Google India will focus on tier-II cities of the country where it will focus on entrepreneurs who solve "real world problems," and cater largely to … Continue reading Technology: Google India launches start-up hand-holding programme in Pune