Gadget

  • Swatch plans fitness-based 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...
  • Hi-tech equipment drives NDRF's rescue work: Chennai July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Several hi-tech 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 six-feet-wide waterbed that is encircled with soft LED mood lighting. The bed is also engulfed by sound waves...
  • 7 gadgets to die for in 2014 January 17, 2014

    1. Lego Mindstorms EV3 Google bought eight robot companies over the last six months! And if you're wondering what they were doing, here's what you need to lay your hands on. The Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics platform is the No. 1 platform for anyone who wants to do modern robotics without...
  • 11 sci-fi inventions that you probably didn't know existed January 13, 2014

    How many times you wished you had a gadget from your favourite sc-fi movie? There are a lot of such inventions that have been inspired by these sci-fi shows and films. ...
  • Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets unlikely to make a splash January 10, 2014

    Las Vegas: Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings. That is the conclusion drawn by many...
  • 2013: 5 tech surprises of the year December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Quite like other years, the year 2013 also witnessed the launch of many new devices including smartphones (with large screens and improved specifications), slimmer tablets, smartwatches, hybrid devices and premium video game consoles, but unlike many recent years, 2013 was a year when many groundbreaking mobile devices took...
  • Not 2013, Samsung's first wearable device dates back to 1999 November 14, 2013

    Contrary to popular belief that Samsung forayed into the wearable segment with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung posted an infographic on its official blog, Samsung Tomorrow, featuring other wearable devices that it had come up with in the past. It was in 1999 that Samsung debuted its first wearable device....
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear review: Seems as if Samsung rushed out the smartwatch October 2, 2013

    New York: It didn't take long to see how a computerised wristwatch might help manage my digital life - or to see how Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short. First, the potential: Smartwatches are supposed to offer quick access to many of the things you normally do on your phone,...