Devices

  • 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,...
  • We don't sell personal data to advertisers: Fitbit August 23, 2014

    Albany: Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitnesstracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by US Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Franciscobased company spelled out its privacy policy on its website after Schumer warned of a potential "privacy...
  • Motorola's Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch to be priced at $249.99; coming on September 4 August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks before Motorola announces the price of the Moto 360 smartwatch, the bigbox retailer Best Buy has accidentally revealed the pricing information along with other key details of the muchawaited Android Wear smartwatch. The online retailer inadvertently put up a product page for the Moto 360 smartwatch, revealing...
  • Amkette to launch a subRs 10,000 gaming device; likely to be introduced by the end of this year August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown technology firm Amkette is planning to launch a gaming product, priced below Rs 10,000, by the end of the year to tap the burgeoning multi crore gaming industry in the country. Amkette expects to sell over 20,000 units of the Androidbased device, which will compete with the likes...
  • Sweat to power electronic devices soon August 17, 2014

    New York: Sweat can not only help you burn calories while exercising but also power small electronic devices in near future. Researchers have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from their perspiration. The device works by...
  • A closer look at mobile devices that let you multitask on a single screen August 12, 2014

    New York: Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans,...
  • Hackers now using mice, keyboards, pendrives, other USB devices to hack into computers July 31, 2014

    Boston: USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumbdrives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe July 30, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • App downloads in India likely to cross 9 billion by 2015: Study July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on the back of spiralling usage of mobile devices, the number of app downloads in India is expected to surpass the 9 billion mark by 2015, according to an AssochamDeloitte joint study. In 2012, the number of app downloads in India stood at 1.56 billion. The study, which was...
  • New pocketsized device can detect date rape drugs in your drink July 28, 2014

    Washington: A new pocketsized 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 July 25, 2014

    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 8inch tablet for onthego gamers launched; lets users stream games from a PC desktop, laptop July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a highperformance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device. The Nvidia Shield, with an eightinch highdefinition 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 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...
  • 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 allergyinducing 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 2.5inch 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 stillunnamed 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 lineup of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumerfocused 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 noninvasively 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: Windowsbased tabletlaptop hybrid unveiled at Computex 2014 June 4, 2014

    Taipei: Microsoft unveiled two new Windows devices a tabletlaptop hybrid and a seveninch tablet at Asia's largest tech show in Taiwan Wednesday. Tapping in to the "2in1" 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...