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  • New pocket-sized device can detect date rape drugs in your drink 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Washington: A new pocket-sized device that can test your drink for common date rape drugs in a jiffy has been developed. The gadget, called pd.id, or the "personal drink ID", can be dipped into your drink, and it will scan for colour, conductivity and temperature. It then takes that information and compares...
  • Swatch working with Apple on iWatch? The Swiss watchmaker says no 3 days ago

    Zurich Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions. Technology website VentureBeat said in a report on Wednesday Apple was working with "at least one partner, Swatch" on a smartwatch project, citing an...
  • Nvidia Shield: An 8-inch tablet for on-the-go gamers launched; lets users stream games from a PC desktop, laptop 5 days ago

    San Francisco: US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device. The Nvidia Shield, with an eight-inch high-definition display, "was built specifically for gamers," according to the California company. The $299 gadget has an optional $40 cover that can be...
  • Mi Band: Xiaomi launches a fitness tracking band 6 days ago

    Xiaomi, alongside the Mi 4 launch, also introduced a fitness tracking wristband. Named the Mi Band, this band monitors your fitness and tracks your sleep. It features a Bluetooth chip and accelerometer.The Mi Band can be powered for 30 days on one charge, claims the company. It can also double...
  • Got a rash? Your iPad, other electronic devices might be the cause July 14, 2014

    Chicago: Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an...
  • After Prakash Javadekar's punctuality check, I&B to install biometric attendance July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a surprise check by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar which found several employees not reporting on time, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has initiated the process of installation of biometric attendance system. The ministry has invited quotations for the installation of biometric device for attendance system through...
  • Apple's iWatch to enter mass production in July; likely to come with a 2.5-inch display, wireless charging capabilities June 22, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc's first smartwatch in July, a source familiar with the matter said, as the US tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The still-unnamed watch, which Apple followers have dubbed the iWatch,...
  • Apple's iWatch may sport multiple sizes, designs; launch this October June 21, 2014

    San Francsico: Apple plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this fall, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited a person familiar with the matter as saying. Taiwan's Quanta will begin mass production of Apple's first smartwatches from July, in time for an October launch, several sources familiar...
  • BlackBerry to offer 2,40,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store for BB10 devices June 19, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumer-focused apps to its devices,...
  • Vessyl: A 'smart' cup that identifies what you'are drinking, tells you how many calories you're consuming June 15, 2014

    London: What if a cup can keep tab of the calories that you consume and send you an alert when you have had enough alcohol? That would sink a lot of your worries about weight gain and binge drinking as you would know exactly when to put the cup down. A...
  • New biometric watches that can monitor glucose, dehydration, pulse June 12, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed biometric watches that can non-invasively monitor the wearer's pulse, glucose concentration and dehydration levels. In a pair of papers published in The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Biomedical Optics Express, researchers described two wearable devices that use changing patterns of scattered light to monitor biometrics: one tracks glucose...
  • Apple to launch its first wearable device in October: Report June 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter. Specifications are still being finalised, but...
  • LG Lifeband Touch review: Not compelling enough, needs a purpose June 7, 2014

    Seoul: Smart capabilities have become the latest marketing pitch to sell more wristwatches, TVs, eyeglasses, refrigerators, cars and even toothbrushes. But have we figured out why they need to be smart? I asked myself that as I wore LG's Lifeband Touch day and night for a week. The new computerised wristband tracks...
  • HP Pro X2 612: Windows-based tablet-laptop hybrid unveiled at Computex 2014 June 4, 2014

    Taipei: Microsoft unveiled two new Windows devices - a tablet-laptop hybrid and a seven-inch tablet - at Asia's largest tech show in Taiwan Wednesday. Tapping in to the "2-in-1" trend for laptops with detachable keyboards, which is a dominant theme at this year's Computex, the HP Pro X2 612 has a...
  • Installed auditory devices at traffic signals: Delhi Police to HC June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The city police has informed the Delhi High Court that it has installed 57 auditory devices at traffic signals in the national capital for safety of visually impaired people. Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police in its reply filed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv...
  • Nokia 225 launched in India at Rs 3,329 June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices has launched Nokia 225 in India. The phone offers internet access through the cloud-powered Nokia Xpress Browser. It has a 2.8-inch display, and is available in bold colours. Priced at Rs 3,329, it sports a 2 megapixel rear camera. Helping to make the mobile gaming experience more...
  • IED expert of outlawed CPI(M) arrested in Bijapur June 3, 2014

    An improvised explosive device (IED) expert of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) who was wanted in several cases, was arrested on Tuesday in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said in Raipur. Hapka Sanno (30), a native of Pendorma village of the region, was nabbed by the Central Reserve Police...
  • Apple says has sold over 800 million iOS devices June 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, opening the iPhone maker's annual developers' conference on Monday, said the iPhone maker has sold more than 800 million mobile devices. Some 130 million customers bought their first Apple mobile device in the past 12 months, Cook said. Developers converged on the Moscone Center...
  • Asus unveils Transformer Book V, a 5-in-1 Windows-cum-Android hybrid device, at Computex 2014 June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Asus is taking convergence to a new level with what the company says is the world's first five-mode laptop. It features a Windows and Android laptop and tablet as well as an Android smartphone. A 5-inch smartphone docks into the 12.5-inch screen tablet that can be attached with...
  • NASA sends hi-tech 'sandals' into space May 30, 2014

    London: NASA has sent a pair of high-tech 'space sandals' to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts' bones and muscles. The ForceShoe will be worn by astronauts to further our knowledge of the forces at play when operating at zero gravity....
  • Liquid Leap: Acer to launch its first wearable device next week May 30, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's leading personal computer maker Acer announced that it will debut its first wearable device at the upcoming Computex trade show before shipping the products later this year. Liquid Leap, a one-inch touch-screen smartband with fitness tracking, phone and SMS notification and music control, will be sold together with the...
  • New Intel-based tablets to hit store shelves in June May 30, 2014

    San Francisco: New Intel-based tablets from major brands will start hitting store shelves in June, and senior executives at the chipmaker hope the offerings will move it closer to an aggressive sales goal. Far behind rival Qualcomm in mobile devices, the upcoming tablets are the result of Intel Corp's strategy to...
  • Microsoft to put Salesforce apps into Windows-run devices May 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp said it would integrate rival Salesforce.com Inc apps into its Windows and online Office platforms, furthering Chief Executive Satya Nadella's drive to make the company more cloud-computing friendly. The main thrust of the tie-up means Salesforce's popular customer-management apps will be available on Windows desktop PCs, tablets...
  • Simband: Samsung unveils wristband that can measure health, fitness May 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd moved deeper into the wearable technology market as it unveiled a wristband that it claims can give a range of real-time health and fitness information. At a press event in San Francisco, the world's biggest handset maker announced Simband, a new "investigational" device that can...
  • 1200-year-old 'tablet computer' found in ancient shipwreck May 25, 2014

    Washington: Turkish archaeologists have discovered a 1,200-year-old wooden object which they claim is an ancient equivalent of a tablet computer. The device was found within the remains of one of the 37 ships unearthed in the Yenikapi area of Istanbul, the Turkish capital. Also known as Theodosius Port, it...
  • Samsung may unveil Tizen-based 'watch-phone' as early as June: Report May 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is developing a smartwatch that can make or receive calls without having to be tethered to a mobile phone, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Samsung, the world's largest maker of smartphones, is in discussions with unidentified US, Korean and European telecommunications carriers about...
  • Five IEDs planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during polls recovered in Dantewada May 22, 2014

    Five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suspected to have planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during just-held parliamentary polls, were recovered on Thursday in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The joint team of security personnel found five IEDs – four of 5 kgs each and a 15 kg one...
  • Intel CEO looks to amateur inventors for wearable innovations May 18, 2014

    San Mateo: Intel Corp's Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich mingled with electronics buffs at Silicon Valley's annual maker mecca on Saturday as the chipmaker looks to amateur inventors to inspire a new wave of smart clothing. With sales of smartphones losing steam, technology companies including Intel believe that wearable computing devices...
  • Motorola's Android Wear Moto 360 smartwatch may come to India in the next two months May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: While LG has been incessantly teasing its Android Wear smartwatch since it was announced back in March, Motorola, on the other hand, has been tightlipped on its Moto 360 smartwatch since they unveiled it on the same day as LG. Now finally, there is a little more to...