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  • A video game controller that can sense players' emotions 13-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Washington: Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: video game controllers that measure the player's brain activity and change the gameplay to make it more exciting. The prototype controller was developed by Gregory Kovacs, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, in...
  • IEDs recovered in Palamu ahead of Lok Sabha polls 08-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Barely two days before the first phase of polling in Jharkhand, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered from Dema village under Harihargunj police station in naxal-affected Palamau district on Tuesday. Superintendent of Police YS Ramesh said the recovery of the IEDs, weighing 10 kgs and 5 kgs, was made...
  • Bihar: 2 policemen killed in IED blast outside police station 07-04-2014 03:06 PM

    Patna: Two policemen were allegedly killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast outside a police station in Bihar. The blast took place outside Dhibra police station in Aurangabad. Officials said that another policeman was injured. The blast happened when policemen were trying to defuse the IED recovered on Sunday...
  • Samsung Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo officially available in India at Rs 15,450 onwards 07-04-2014 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung's new wearable devices - Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo - are available for purchase on Samsung's official online store. The device were earlier supposed to be available in India from April 11, but they have gone on sale a few days before the scheduled date....
  • Amazon Fire TV review: A great device, but not fully ready 06-04-2014 11:03 AM

    New York: Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that. But for now, it's largely promise: Many of the best features work with only a handful of video services, which...
  • 25-kg IED found in Kondagaon, Naxal hand suspected 04-04-2014 07:38 PM

    A 25-kg IED, suspected to have been planted by Naxals to target polling staff and security forces during the Lok Sabha polls, was recovered in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, police said today. A detonator and 70m wire were also recovered from the spot in the Maoist-affected district yesterday. A team of...
  • Two tiffin bombs recovered, Maoist hand suspected 02-04-2014 11:54 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces during upcoming Lok Sabha elections, were found at separate places in the insurgency-hit region of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. "A tiffin-bomb of 20 kgs was found on a road under Daundi police station limits of Balod...
  • Fire TV: Amazon launches Android-powered video streaming device at $99 02-04-2014 10:19 PM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc unveiled a video streaming device dubbed Fire TV that can pipe video directly to television and offers a more prominent showcase for the e-commerce giant's slate of original programming. It is priced at $99. The company says the Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance...
  • J&K: Army averts tragedy, neutralises IED in the nick of time 29-03-2014 11:49 AM

    Srinagar: The Army averted a possible tragedy on Saturday when they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway. The road opening party detected the explosive at the Bemina locality while on a patrol. The bomb disposal squad neutralised the landmine and traffic was restored on the highway....
  • Microsoft's $7.5 billion Nokia deal expected to close in April 24-03-2014 12:25 PM

    Stockholm: Finland's Nokia said on Monday it expected the 5.4 billion euro ($7.5 billion) sale of most of its Devices and Services business to Microsoft will close in April this year. Nokia had previously said it expected the deal to close in the first quarter of the year. Nokia said...
  • Thane students device gadget to protect house from theft 21-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Thane: A group of six teenagers in Thane claim to have devised a gadget that will protect a house from theft when its residents are away. The gadget, named 'Robo Nandi', will immediately get activated and send an alert message on a person's registered mobile number if anybody tries to...
  • Google says Android Wear smartwatches to be available later this year 18-03-2014 11:11 PM

    San Francisco: Google has released a new version of its Android software - Android Wear - tailored for Internet-connected watches and other devices that can be worn instead of held. The redesigned Android announced Tuesday is expected to power an array of so-called smartwatches expected to be released later this...
  • Android Wear: Google announces new operating system for wearable devices 18-03-2014 10:48 PM

    San Francisco: Google Inc said on Tuesday that smartwatches based on its Android mobile software will be available later this year, significantly expanding the Internet company's push into the nascent market for wearable devices. Google said the effort to extend Android to watches is called Android Wear. The company said...
  • Google Glass review: It has to be smaller if Google is aiming for mass appeal 16-03-2014 12:02 PM

    New York: Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story. Once you do, this Internet-connected eyewear takes on a...
  • Indian-origin engineers create a device for faster wireless technology 09-03-2014 04:49 PM

    Washington: Using an inexpensive Rs 3,600 inkjet printer, two Indian-origin electrical engineers at the University of Utah have for the first time produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such micro-structures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast...
  • Google Glass review: Gives users a new way to view content, but still has a long way to go 03-03-2014 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: I had a chance to dance with Google Glass, the much-touted wearable device that Google has been experimenting with for some time now. Folks, have gone skydiving with it, on roller coaster rides, and various other adventures, in various parts of the world. I got mine on trial...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook promises new products, takes potshots at Google's Android 01-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Cupertino: Apple Inc sold more than $1 billion of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting. Apple's ability to again transform the fast-moving technology arena is the central question in investors'...
  • Gear Fit: Samsung launches fitness gadget with curved screen 25-02-2014 01:32 AM

    For all the news on Samsung Galaxy S5 click here New Delhi: Alongside the Galaxy S5 launch, Samsung also unveiled a new fitness band, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist. The Samsung Gear Fit, also targeting the fitness sector, has a 1.84-inch...
  • TalkBand B1: Huawei unveils its first wearable device at MWC 2014; compatible with Android, iOS devices 24-02-2014 01:12 PM

    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 NFC....
  • LG to launch its first smartwatch this year 24-02-2014 12:35 PM

    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...
  • Google, LG reportedly working on an Android smartwatch 24-02-2014 11:59 AM

    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...
  • Apple reportedly working on a device that could help predict heart attacks 17-02-2014 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a stiff competition from rivals in the mobile space, Apple seems to have decided to go a step ahead and expand into new product categories. But the new product Apple is reportedly working on is no less than a surprise. According to a report from the San...
  • A ring-shaped wearable device that turns your palm into touch interface 03-02-2014 05:54 PM

    Washington: A new gesture-based wearable transmitter that turns your palm into a touch interface has been developed by an Indian IT-start up. The ring-shaped transmitter called Fin is worn on the thumb and uses Bluetooth to communicate with different devices. The portable device enables users to control up to three...
  • Apple's smartwatch may come with solar power, wireless charging capabilities: Report 03-02-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Longer-lasting batteries are crucial for a new crop of wearable computers whose rise may upend Apple and Google's dominance of mobile devices. A new report from the New York Times said Apple is trying and experimenting with different technologies to make its products last longer. Reportedly, Apple may...
  • Amazon to launch Android-based gaming console this year for under $300: Report 29-01-2014 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: No matter how many times Amazon has passed up rumours of its upcoming gaming console, a new report has emerged claiming that Amazon will launch its Android-based gaming device this year at a price under $300. The device reportedly will compete against consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo....
  • Nokia's Android phone, metal-bodied Lumia 1820, 8-inch Lumia tablet expected at MWC 2014 27-01-2014 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: There is a month to go for Mobile World Congress 2014 to begin, and Nokia has started sending out media invites for its press conference scheduled for February 24. If reports are to be believed, Nokia is expected to announce a large number of mobile devices at its...