GADGETS

  • High-tech sewing machine to fully automatic roti maker: Quirky gadgets displayed at CES 2015 January 10, 2015

    Las Vegas: Sure, the International CES show was chock full of connected cars, smart home sensors, music gear and computer gadgets, as you'd expect. There were even drones buzzing the 1,60,000-plus people that tromped across the 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space along the Las Vegas Strip. But if...
  • CES 2015: Six of the smartest of the smart gadgets January 9, 2015

    Las Vegas: Technology forecasters are calling 2015 the year of the Internet of Things - that idea that everyday objects will use sensors and Internet connectivity to start thinking and acting for themselves. At the International CES gadget show this week, I explored many of the elements that could lead...
  • Floating Bluetooth speaker to Internet-connected kettle: Whackiest gadgets at CES 2015 January 7, 2015

    It's that time of the year when you get to see the most interesting and insanely bizarre gadgets at the same time and under one roof. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, is on and tech companies including start-ups from around the world are busy showcasing their...
  • I think it's ridiculous, hate them: Malaika Arora Khan on item song debates January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Malaika Arora Khan, who will be seen doing a special song in 'Dolly Ki Doli', says she hates the debates on item numbers. Asked about her reaction on politicians making remarks against item numbers, she said: "I think it's ridiculous and I hate these debates. It's a song at...
  • IFA 2014: 6 top trends at Europe's biggest gadget fair September 11, 2014

    Berlin: From smartwatches to "phablets" to precision robot vacuum cleaners, Europe's IFA consumer electronics show showcases the latest in gadget wizardry. Here are the main trends of this year's fiveday fair in Berlin: Smartphones cannibalise tablets With their increasingly bigger screens, smartphones are morphing into "phablets", a cross between a mobile phone and...
  • Swatch plans fitnessbased touch wristwatch July 28, 2014

    Zurich: Swatch plans to equip its Swatch Touch line of plastic watches with electronic functions to measure personal fitness, in a bid to tap into the market for wearable gadgets, the company's chief executive told a newspaper. He made his remarks several days after the firm denied working with Apple on...
  • Planning a trip? All essential travel gadgets that you need to carry along July 17, 2014

    Denver: Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you're going? In my travels, I've come across a number of products and services worth bringing along: Keeping...
  • Hitech equipment drives NDRF's rescue work: Chennai July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Several hitech gadgets and equipment like Advanced Life Detector used by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel has proved to be very successful in locating and rescuing victims from under the piles of debris at the building collapse site. "Our Advanced Life Detector sends out Electromagnetic waves and it...
  • Review: Samsung's new fitness products offer a little bit of everything, without excelling at any one thing June 16, 2014

    Big Sur: Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo wristwatches, Gear Fit wristband and Galaxy S5 smartphone all come with heart rate monitors and software for tracking exercise and the number of steps you walk in a...
  • A new device that lets you make payments by swiping your hand April 30, 2014

    Washington: A Swedish startup has created a device that allows you to swipe your hand instead of using credit cards for payments. The biometric system scans the veins in hands to identify a person and approves payments in seconds. Like fingerprints, no two humans have the same pattern of veins...
  • Google Glass to come with Ray-Ban, Oakley frames March 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. The alliance with Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group announced Monday represents Google's latest attempt to make wearable technology look less geeky as it tries to develop...
  • TalkBand B1: Huawei unveils its first wearable device at MWC 2014; compatible with Android, iOS devices February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Huawei unveiled its first wearable device - TalkBand B1 - at MWC 2014. The gadget features wireless calling with a Bluetooth 4.1 earpiece, up to seven hours of calls, and a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display. It supports Android 2.3+ and iOS 5.0+ compatible devices, and syncs via...
  • LG to launch its first smartwatch this year February 24, 2014

    Seoul: LG Electronics Inc. says it will launch a computerised wristwatch later this year, entering a nascent market where Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Corp. and smaller companies such as Pebble are already jostling for dominance. Park Jong-seok, president of LG's mobile communications division, said early smartwatch models failed to demonstrate why...
  • Google, LG reportedly working on an Android smartwatch February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Having already unveiled its first wearable device - Google Glass - the company reportedly is working on yet another wearable gadget. Citing a person familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reports that Google, in collaboration with LG, is preparing an Android smartwatch. If the report is...
  • Would you spend $30,000 on a waterbed that vibrates with music? February 21, 2014

    The Tranquility Pod, which also looks like a giant mentos mint candy, is much more than just an expensive piece of furniture at $30,000. Once inside, you'll find yourself floating atop a sixfeetwide waterbed that is encircled with soft LED mood lighting. The bed is also engulfed by sound waves...