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  • Indian Medical Device Industry urges government to rationalise inverted duty structure February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the Union Budget 2015-16 on February 28, people across industries are having high hopes from the Narendra Modi government and are also laying down their demands. The $5 billion Indian Medical Device Industry has urged the government to implement to take...
  • Young Indians prefer mobile over TV, radio for news and entertainment February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Young Indian consumers are preferring mobile devices over traditional media like television and radio for information, current affairs as well as source of entertainment and this trend is poised to surge in the coming years, a private telecom operator said. According to mobile service provider Tata Docomo, which recently conducted...
  • The first non-Sony Vaio laptops are hybrid devices that can be tranformed into tablets February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Vaio is back with two hybrid devices - Vaio Z and Vaio Z Canvas - which can be turned into tablets. The Vaio Z is the company's new flagship and features a 13.3-inch screen, SSD, fifth-gen Core i7 processor, and an aluminium carbon shell body. The ultrabook features a...
  • Is Google developing a body odour busting device? February 16, 2015

    London: Tech giant Google has been awarded a patent for a body odour busting device which releases fragrances to keep the user smelling fresh. The wearable 'fragrance emission device' includes several sensors that can detect the physical activity of the user. These sensors would also detect a rise in temperature and moisture,...
  • Budget 2015: Medical device manufacturers seek import duty concession February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Medical device manufacturers have sought import duty concessions in the next budget to be unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on February 28. The Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) has also sought a blanket ban on 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in brown-field projects....
  • Mobile apps as good as wearable devices to track physical activity February 11, 2015

    Washington: Smartphone apps can track an individual's physical activity just as accurately as wearable devices, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Researchers tested 10 of the top-selling smartphone apps and devices in the US by having 14 participants walk on a treadmill for 500 and 1,500 steps, each twice (for...
  • Google Glass to be redesigned from scratch: Report February 9, 2015

    New York: If you thought the eye-wearable device Google Glass is dead, think again! The new team at Google Glass wants to "redesign the product from scratch and not release it until it is complete", says a New York Times report. Glass is now overseen by Ivy Ross, a jewellery designer...
  • Apple to invest $2 billion to convert sapphire plant into data centre February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data centre. Apple teamed up with GT Advanced Technologies Inc, to set up the plant in Mesa in 2013 to manufacture scratch-resistant sapphire screens for Apple devices. But GT Advanced filed for...
  • Google to stop Glass sales; looks to redesign device January 16, 2015

    San Francisco: Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device. The sales moratorium on the nearly 2-year-old "Explorer" edition of Google Glass goes into effect January 19. The decision...
  • Mi Box mini: Xiaomi unveils a small media streaming device that fits like a power adapter January 15, 2015

    New Delhi:Xiaomi, alongside the Mi Note phablet, also launched the Mi Box mini - a small set-up box for ¥199 ($32). This streaming device is 1/4 the size of Mi Box and fits like a power adapter. It comes packed with Cortex-A7 quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash. It also...
  • Apple sued for being deceptive about storage space January 3, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple faced a lawsuit accusing it of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. The suit filed early this week in US District Court in Northern California argues that while Apple touts 16 gigabytes of digital storage on lower price...
  • Cabinet approves easing FDI norms for medical devices business December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved liberalising foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for the cash-starved medical devices sector. The proposal to relax the policy was considered and approved, sources said after the meeting of Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is expected to help attract...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Google's new Device Assist app helps you fix smartphone issues, suggests better phone usage December 7, 2014

    New York: A new Google app, Device Assist, has been launched to detect problems with smartphones and help people use phone features properly. The app is designed to help first-time users get the best out of their phones and fix issues that it detects, for instance, with the battery, connectivity and...
  • Islamic State may have developed nuclear device: British media December 2, 2014

    Baghdad: Terrorist outfit Islamic State reportedly have developed a nuclear device, according to British media reports. The reports suggest that the deadly device has been made using radioactive Uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University. The terrorist group had seized control of Mosul in June earlier this year. They had taken to social...
  • Battle of the best streaming TV devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Google Nexus Player November 23, 2014

    New York: Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but...
  • Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550 hybrid device coming to India on November 14; to be priced between Rs 45,000-50,000 November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taiwanese tech major Asus is all set to launch three new products under its Transformer series in India on November 14. Of the three products scheduled for the Friday launch, one will be a hybrid device, one tablet and a notebook, say sources with knowledge of the event. The...
  • Nintendo to develop 'quality of life' device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO October 30, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division. The device will be developed with US firm ResMed Inc, which currently makes...
  • Amazon unveils $39 Fire TV Stick, challenging Google's Chromecast October 28, 2014

    New York: Amazon on Monday unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device released last year. The plug-in Fire TV Stick, a device the size of a pack of gum, provides access to Amazon Instant Video as well as other services including...
  • Google Nexus Player: The Asus-made first Android TV device offers streaming, gaming October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Google, alongside the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, also announced the launch of a streaming media player for music, movies and videos, which can also allow users to play games via the Android TV device. Built in partnership with Asus, it is said to be a...
  • A new device that can slow, reverse heart failure October 7, 2014

    Washington: A new, implantable device to control heart failure is showing promising results in the first trial to determine safety and effectiveness in patients, scientists say. "Heart failure is one of the fastest growing forms of heart disease and it's one of the most common reasons people are hospitalised," said Dr...
  • Notion Ink launches Intelpowered hybrid tablet in India at Rs 19,990; features 10.1inch display, Windows 8.1 September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Betting big on growing popularity of 2in1s, devices maker Notion Ink is making a comeback in the Indian market with 'Cain', developed in partnership with Intel, priced at Rs 19,990. The Windowsbased 2in1, which works both as a PC and a tablet, will be available exclusively on eCommerce website...
  • 16yearold from Panipat's breathtospeech device takes him to Google Science Fair global finals September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: 16yearold Arsh Shah Dilbagi's invention is the only entry from Asia in the 15 global finalists at the Google Science Fair 2014. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that Dilbagi developed is called 'Talk' and can be used by people with developmental disabilities whose communication abilities are...
  • Nokia Lumia 830: Microsoft unveils the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The metalframed Nokia Lumia 830 is what Microsoft calls "the affordable flagship" of the Nokia Lumia family. The Windows Phone 8.1 device priced at 330 euros (about Rs 26,200) is also the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet with an 8.5mm thin profile. The Lumia 830 has a 10 megapixel...
  • Sony expected to unveil Xperia Z3 smartphone, a new waterproof tablet, and an Android Wear smartwatch at IFA 2014 August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Sony has a lot of gadgets up its sleeve for IFA 2014. If reports are to be believed, Sony will unveil three new smartphones, a thin waterproof tablet, and successors to its SmartWatch and SmartBand, at its press event on September 3. The devices that are expected to...
  • Samsung Gear Circle: Samsung's new wearable device is a digital necklace August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung, besides the Gear S, has announced another wearable device. Named the Gear Circle, it is paired with a smartphone (via Bluetooth) to help users receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands. It features a magnetic lock which clasps around the user's neck when not in use,...