Tag Archives: Control

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

US Seeks to Take Control of Infected Routers From Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave FBI the permission FBI can seize a domain that was being used to control infected devices Cisco Systems on Wednesday released a report on the hacking campaign The US government said late on Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers ... Read More »

Brilliant Control could be the most exciting thing to happen to light switches since the dimmer

I’ve checked out a lot of smart light switches since I built my own smart home in 2007, but Brilliant’s Brilliant Control is the most exciting lighting control I’ve seen since I’ve been able to control my lights with Amazon’s Alexa. This one works with Alexa, of course—in fact, Alexa Voice Service is built in—but it also has a touchscreen; ... Read More »

Plex’s new Amazon Echo support lets you control your home theater with your voice

Plex is getting into the home automation game. The popular media management software just announced it now has an Alexa skill, as well as smart home features that turns off the lights or post a message in Slack based on an action you take with Plex. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Amazon Echo TECHHIVE RATING $179.99MSRP $179.99 VIEW on Amazon Amazon’s ... Read More »

With Cyanogen dead, Google’s control over Android is tighter than ever

It wasn’t too long ago when Cyanogen announced its plan to destroy Android. Back in 2015, Kirt McMaster, then the CEO of the company behind the fledgling fork CyanogenMod, declared in no uncertain terms that Google was the enemy. McMaster told Forbes that Cyanogen’s intention was to put “a bullet through Google’s head.” But as McMaster would soon find out, ... Read More »

UGC takes steps to control drug consumption among students

In a bid to overhaul the growing use of drugs among youngsters, the University Grants Commission is planning to design drug rehabilitation programmes to mitigate the rising addiction among new students. According to PTI, the UGC is asking the varsities and colleges to take stringent steps to make students aware about intoxication. The commission has written a letter to the ... Read More »

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

Both Chrome OS and Windows 10 help themselves to similar usage data by default, but in different ways. COMMENTS Jared Newman | @onejarednewman PCWorld Sep 6, 2016 3:00 AM When it comes to privacy, both Google’s Chrome OS and Microsoft’s Windows 10 take an “opt-out” stance. By default, both platforms collect a variety of data about your usage, but the ... Read More »

Leak suggests Meizu M1E will let you control your car remotely

Meizu’s upcoming M1E smartphone – which will likely carry the Blue Charm E moniker in the company’s home country of China – will allow users to control their car remotely, according to a new leak. The leak suggests that M1E users will be able to unlock their car doors, control air-conditioning, as well as heat up seats using the phone. ... Read More »

Manali Petrochemicals stock gains 9% on Tamil Nadu Pollution Control nod

ALSO READ: Here is why Dr Reddy’s shares tanked 13 per cent in two days “With the TNPCB nod, now the utilization of the plants is being restored to the earlier levels,” said the company in a filing to BSE. The company will declare its June quarter earnings on August 04, 2016 Shares of Manali Petrochemicals rallied nearly 9 per ... Read More »

2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates

Timothy Dunlap asked how to turn off Windows 10’s insistently automatic updates. An up-to-date PC is less vulnerable to attack, so automatic updates are generally a good thing. But sometimes an update will make things worse, rendering a PC problematic or even unusable until the problem is solved. That’s why some people prefer to hold off on an update until ... Read More »