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  • New smartband for kids turns anything they touch into a toy February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A new wearable turns anything that kids touch or hold into toys. The Moff Band is a smart slap-on wristband that turns things like air guitars into reality, complete with sound. Powered by an accelerometer and creativity, a wave of the arms sounds like hitting a drum kit while...
  • Mohanlal to return money after criticism of musical programme February 3, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Following a huge public outcry, mostly through social media over the dismal debut performance of superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom, he Monday told the Kerala government that the money collected would be returned. In an email to State Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the actor said that following the...
  • U2's Bono says he may never play guitar again January 3, 2015

    New York: Bono, the frontman of the Irish rock group U2 who was injured in a cycling accident last year, said on Friday his recovery has not been easy and he may never play guitar again. In a blog on the group's website, the 54-year-old rocker said he broke his hand,...
  • Kairos T-band can convert your favourite wristwatch into a smartwatch January 2, 2015

    Too attached to your wristwatch to even think about replacing it witch a smartwatch. Kairos T-band promises a solution and says will let you to "wear your favourite wristwatch while enjoying all the benefits a smartwatch can bring". The Kairos T-band replaces the existing strap on your writstwatch and brings...
  • Green Day to be inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame December 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: American punk rock band Green Day will be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2015. The 'American Idiot' hitmakers became eligible for the Hall of Fame this year after they completed their 25 years since the release of their first album 1,000 Hours (1989), reported...
  • Leicester-based band Kasabian gets eight nods at NME Awards 2015 December 18, 2014

    London: Alternative rock band Kasabian has topped the nomination list for the NME Awards 2015 with a total of eight nods. The Leicester-based band are in the running for: Best Band; Best Live Band; Best Track and Dance Floor Filler (both for lead single 'Eez-Eh'); Best Music Film (Kasabian: Summer Solstice);...
  • I'm absolutely devastated; will miss you mate: Rod Stewart reacts to Ian McLagan's death December 6, 2014

    London: Rod Stewart has paid tribute to his late Faces bandmate Ian McLagan, saying he is devastated by his death. Keyboard player McLagan died at the age of 69 at a hospital in Austin, Texas, after having a massive stroke on Wednesday, and Stewart said he is in shock after being...
  • One Directon, Chris Martin, U2 set to record Band Aid charity song for Ebola November 16, 2014

    London: Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", was...
  • Superstar Mohanlal launches music band November 5, 2014

    Kochi:Foraying into a new arena, actor Mohanlal has launched a music band called 'Lalisom'. The first show is to be held in February next year with a musical biography of the actor when a retrospective into his 36-year-long celluloid journey will be musically crafted. The over two hour show which will...
  • Microsoft Band: Microsoft launches its first wearable device at $199 October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said in a...
  • Lenovo Smartband SW-B100: Lenovo introduces its first wearable device October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Lenovo has silently introduced a new smartband - the Lenovo Smartband SW-B100. The new wearable device is "for young people who take care of their personal health and are interested in new tech trend products," says the company. It allows users to track daily exercise, sleep and heart...
  • Music bands from North East prefer metro cities to homelands September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: More and more music bands from the sevensister states, whose music range from rock to grunge, and progressive metal to heavy metal are seen to base themselves in metro cities, which seem to offer them endless music making opportunities. The heavy metal and rock bands from northeastern states have...
  • Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch available online at a discount of Rs 4,100; now selling for Rs 7,999 September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung's Gear Fit fitness band, which is priced at Rs 12,100, is now available on ecommerce site Snapdeal.com for Rs 7,999. The company had launched the fitness band back in March for Rs 15,900 before it officially slashed its price to Rs 12,100 in July. Snapdeal is now...
  • Garmin launches Vivofit fitness band in India at Rs 9,990; exclusively available on Flipkart August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Garmin launched a fitness band Vivofit in India. Vivofit is claimed to be the only fitness band that automatically greets users with a personalised daily goal, tracks their progress and reminds them when it's time to move. It features curved display that always stays on. The...
  • Mi Band: Xiaomi launches a fitness tracking band July 22, 2014

    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...
  • A wristband that allows you to make payments June 9, 2014

    London: End of credit and debit cards? A new wristband that allows wearers to pay with just a tap is being launched in the UK. Barclays, a British multinational banking and financial services company, is offering a wristband people can use for contactless payments. The bank's Barclaycard division plans to roll...
  • Facebook blocks Pakistan rock band at official request June 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Facebook has blocked the page of a popular Pakistani rock band and others antiTaliban accounts at the request of the government. The Facebook page of rock band "Laal" (Red), which was set up by a group of progressive musicians in 2007, has been blocked. Laal Facebook page has more than...
  • 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 oneinch touchscreen smartband with fitness tracking, phone and SMS notification and music control, will be sold together with the...
  • LeapBand review: Designed for kids, this fitness band is more of a toy than an activity tracker May 29, 2014

    New York: Wearable technology is all the rage these days for adults. Now, the concept is spreading to kids. LeapFrog, the maker of kids' tablets and other educational products, recently unveiled the LeapBand, a device worn around the wrist. It's really more of a toy, designed for kids ages 4 to...
  • Watch: Allwomen members of Dutch band Adam film themselves getting orgasms while singing in video gone viral May 13, 2014

    It will take you a couple of seconds to figure out why the members of the Dutch girl band Adam are shown in closeup in their new song video, with only their upper body seen in the frame. Five Dutch vocalists have filmed themselves singing while having orgasms. "We write, sing...
  • The Amazing SpiderMan 2's Hindi anthem: A song composed in just one night April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian anthem of 'The Amazing SpiderMan 2' is out and is doing the rounds on social media. Composed and performed by Indian band SANAM, 'Main Hoon' is the promotional music video for 'The Amazing SpiderMan 2' for keeping the Spiderman buzz among the Indian audience alive. The...
  • Musician Bob Geldof's 25-year-old daughter Peaches found dead April 8, 2014

    London: Peaches Geldof, second daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, her family said on Monday. Kent police issued a statement saying the death of a 25-year-old woman,...
  • Intel buys fitness tracker maker Basis March 26, 2014

    New York: Chipmaker Intel has bought Basis Science, the startup behind the popular fitness tracker by the same name, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, announced Tuesday by Santa Clara, California-based Intel Corp., comes as the still-nascent market for wearable gadgets is heating up. So far, a lot of these gadgets...
  • Samsung's new S Band fitness tracker could be launched with the Galaxy S5 March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Having already announced the Gear Fit, Samsung is expected to soon announce another fitness tracker, which reportedly will be the successor to Samsung's original S Band. While the original S Band never made it to market, its successor is likely to be released as a fitness accessory for the...
  • 2 members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi February 18, 2014

    A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates on Tuesday were detained while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter that she and Maria Alekhina were stopped and accused of a crime. She said a third...
  • Is Vaani Kapoor as impressive as Anushka Sharma in Aaha Kalyanam's new song February 16, 2014

    'Mike Testing 1, 2, 3', the new song of 'Aaha Kalyanam' is out. And actress Vaani Kapoor, who plays the female lead, performs Punjabi steps flawlessly. Director A Gokul Krishna's directorial debut 'Aaha Kalyanam', the southern remake of 'Band Baaja Baaraat' will release on February 21. But is Vaani Kapoor...