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The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files.(REUTERS/File Photo)

Major scrutiny awaits for Big Tech

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple could face new restrictions on their power as House Judiciary Committee heads an antitrust probe into their conduct and business.
Indians stand in queues to fill vessels with drinking water from a water tanker in Chennai, capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.(AP file photo)
Indians stand in queues to fill vessels with drinking water from a water tanker in Chennai, capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.(AP file photo)

After prayers, Tamil Nadu now considers cloud seeding

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Five times earlier, the state has tried it out but with no positive results. In fact, in March 2019, Madras high court had urged the state and central governments to work out a way to make artificial rain.
Security check at the Indira Gandhi International Airport is expected to be quicker as the airport operator and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which secures the airport, plan to install 10 Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) at the airport by the year end. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
Security check at the Indira Gandhi International Airport is expected to be quicker as the airport operator and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which secures the airport, plan to install 10 Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) at the airport by the year end. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT)

Tech to help save time in security checks at IGI airport

New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 07:23 AM IST
The system will allow the CISF to scan around double the passengers than it frisks at present, officials said.
Tech that might seem incredible is actually going to freak you out
Tech that might seem incredible is actually going to freak you out

The creepy new world of tech innovations

Hindustan Times | By Rajiv Makhni
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 11:23 PM IST
In a furious pursuit of multiple ‘next big things’, are we losing sight of what kind of new world we may end up creating?
A 36-year-old commerce graduate from Delhi University was arrested for allegedly cheating over two dozen businessmen of around Rs 1 crore by, police said on Tuesday.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
A 36-year-old commerce graduate from Delhi University was arrested for allegedly cheating over two dozen businessmen of around Rs 1 crore by, police said on Tuesday.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

36-year-old held in Delhi for cheating tech, clothing traders of Rs 1 crore

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said Manish Kaushik, a resident of Ranjit Nagar, was evading arrest in four cheating cases and 14 cheque bounce cases filed by 25 businessmen from Amar Colony.
A bezel-less design and stunning colour makes the Samsung Q8C OLED TV much sought-after
A bezel-less design and stunning colour makes the Samsung Q8C OLED TV much sought-after

Best tech of 2018 – Part 2

Hindustan Times | By Rajiv Makhni
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:27 PM IST
If you haven’t already busted your budget on the list last fortnight, here’s some more
Tata Realty’s Ramanujan IT City in Chennai uses renewable energy sources such as a wind, and has solar panels on rooftops to light the campus up.
Tata Realty’s Ramanujan IT City in Chennai uses renewable energy sources such as a wind, and has solar panels on rooftops to light the campus up.

Developers go green with sustainable design, tech in commercial buildings

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2019 07:08 PM IST
Payoffs include lower operational and construction costs.
Picture only for representation.(HT PHOTO)
Picture only for representation.(HT PHOTO)

Cities in 2018: Simple ideas, fancy urban tech

UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 11:53 PM IST
The SDGs and the New Urban Agenda remain a challenge for cities. Goal 11 of the SDGs, to build sustainable cities, has proved to be a particularly tough one for urban areas across continents.
SRK is promoting his film, Zero, with Alexa.(Photo: Twitter/RedChilliesEnt)
SRK is promoting his film, Zero, with Alexa.(Photo: Twitter/RedChilliesEnt)

For Bollywood promotions, tech’s the way mahi vey!

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Film promotions are making use of digital platforms and technology in a big way, Bollywood is now an integral part of the audience’s daily lives
5 states will be going to polls next month.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
5 states will be going to polls next month.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

EC to use tech to nail poll code violations, ensure smooth voting

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 07:20 PM IST
The EC has developed C-VIGIL android mobile phone application to enable people to report code violations.
Cray XK7 Supercomputer System. With the advances in computers, which keep getting faster and smaller, the smartphones we carry in our pockets are many times more powerful than the Cray supercomputers of the ‘70s and ‘80s were. It is important to teach India’s entrepreneurs about the advances and to inspire, motivate, and support their efforts.(AFP)
Cray XK7 Supercomputer System. With the advances in computers, which keep getting faster and smaller, the smartphones we carry in our pockets are many times more powerful than the Cray supercomputers of the ‘70s and ‘80s were. It is important to teach India’s entrepreneurs about the advances and to inspire, motivate, and support their efforts.(AFP)

Indian entrepreneurs should use tech for humanity rather than just for profit

By Vivek Wadhwa
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 06:13 PM IST
You can be sure that governments and investors are funding the most profitable and malicious uses of technologies. That is why it is so important to teach India’s entrepreneurs about the advances and to inspire, motivate, and support their efforts.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Post-RERA, new tech is helping builders speed up construction work

Hindustan Times | By Prakruti Maniar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2018 05:59 PM IST
3D modelling is streamlining processes; new building methods are allowing entire floors to be built in one go.
Every device, every app is worked upon to be addictive to the human mind
Every device, every app is worked upon to be addictive to the human mind

The biggest ‘what ifs’ in the world of tech

Hindustan Times | By Rajiv Makhni
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Certain things or situations that could have easily made a lot of difference to technology
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