Gadgets

  • Google Glass to come with Ray-Ban, Oakley frames 25-03-2014 10:22 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Would you spend $30,000 on a waterbed that vibrates with music? 21-02-2014 02:10 PM

    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 17-01-2014 03:31 PM

    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...
  • 11 sci-fi inventions that you probably didn't know existed 13-01-2014 11:42 AM

    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 10-01-2014 04:18 PM

    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...
  • 2013: 5 tech surprises of the year 17-12-2013 04:06 PM

    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 14-11-2013 03:41 PM

    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 02-10-2013 10:46 AM

    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...
  • No gadgets are allowed in my bedroom: Daniel Craig 11-09-2013 10:41 AM

    Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Craig says he and his wife Rachel Weisz have banned taking gadgets in their bedroom. The couple has been married for over two years. "It's a good fight to have, as far as I'm concerned... There's nothing technological allowed in the bedroom," New York Times quoted...
  • Rupee fall causes an increase in the prices of gadgets 30-08-2013 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: People planning to upgrade their gadgets might be forced to think again as most manufacturers are being forced to increase the prices of their products despite the fear of losses with the price rise coming just ahead of the festive season. The customers who want to upgrade their...
  • More than 4000 students in Mathura receive free laptops 08-08-2013 01:28 AM

    More than 4,000 students were on Wednesday handed laptops in Mathura as part of the Samajwadi Party government scheme to distribute the gadgets amongst students in Uttar Pradesh. Since the company contracted to supply the laptops could not supply a bulk order, only 4,013 laptops were distributed on Wednesday. "The...
  • mKisan: Handygo Tech's mVAS to help 1 million Indian farmers 28-06-2013 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: In the age of hi-tech gadgets - technology and agriculture, once considered as different realms of experience, are partners in progress. Technology has been used by developed countries and some developing nations to generate more revenue especially in the agriculture sector by allowing local farmers to access markets...
  • Nvidia delays new game device, discovers mechanical issue in the device 27-06-2013 11:26 AM

    San Francisco: Nvidia Corp is delaying sales of its new handheld game gadget, a setback in the chipmaker's bid to use its appeal with personal computer gamers to challenge console makers like Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp. On Wednesday, a day before the scheduled launch, Nvidia said it had discovered...
  • Batteries hold key to wearable device revolution 18-06-2013 10:27 AM

    San Francisco: Longer-lasting batteries are crucial for a new crop of wearable computers whose rise may upend Apple and Google's dominance of mobile devices, two of the field's pioneers say. Wearable devices - from bracelets that monitor physical activity and sleeping patterns to clothing with built-in sensors and Web-ready glasses...
  • Acer to come up with its first wearable device in 2014: Report 16-06-2013 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: While earlier reports have already suggested that tech giants including Samsung, Google and Apple are working on wearable devices, a new report claims that Acer also has plans to come up with a wearable device sometime next year. Acer's smartphone chief, ST Liew, in an interview with Pocket-Lint,...
  • Malaika Arora Khan: There's nothing we can do without gadgets 14-06-2013 04:07 PM

    Mumbai: To be on par with her gadget-savvy family members, actress Malaika Arora Khan says that over the years she too has become a gadget freak. She keeps herself abreast of new technologies, thanks to her actor-filmmaker husband Arbaaz Khan and other family members. "Over the years, I have become...
  • Now, a smart bag to charge all your gadgets 22-11-2012 05:23 PM

    Washington: Researchers claim to have developed the 'world's first smart bag' that can charge your electronic devices like mobiles and laptops besides storing them. A Kickstarter project is helping to raise funds for the bag called 'Phorce', website Mashable reported. The bag has a waterproof shell and specially designed pockets...
  • Alarm clock beats iPhone in most enduring gadgets list 08-11-2012 02:10 PM

    London: The humble alarm clock has beaten the iPhone and flat-screen TV to top the list of most enduring gadgets we can't do without, a new research found. With its brightly glowing numbers and basic push-button functions, the bedside digital alarm is hardly the most high-tech gadget in our homes....
  • CES 2012: Sneak peek and predictions 07-01-2012 01:05 PM

    Las Vegas: The world's biggest technology trade show will feature razor-thin laptops, powerful new smartphones and fancy flat-screen TVs, but talk in the cavernous halls of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off on Monday night, may focus on whether the show itself has a long-term future. Apple Inc, which...
  • Steve Jobs' career defined by 10 gadgets 06-10-2011 07:36 AM

    New York: Steve Jobs had no formal schooling in engineering, yet he's listed as the inventor or co-inventor on more than 300 US patents. These are some of the significant products that were created under his direction: - Apple I (1976): Apple's first product was a computer for hobbyists and...
  • Amitabh wants Harley Davidson 06-05-2011 04:56 PM

    After riding what he calls the 'beast bike' for Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is eager to buy his own Harley Davidson. "What is it with men and the sound of a mean machine. The roar of a speed car, the rush of air and sound in a...
  • Now charge your mobile phone with a heartbeat 31-03-2011 03:05 PM

    London: Out jogging and your iPod has run out of battery? Well, don't worry; your heart could soon be powering your iPod and your mobile phone too. Scientists have found a way of powering a range of devices with body movements. A team has created a tiny chip which uses...
  • Electronic devices may cause plane crashes 19-01-2011 07:13 PM

    London: Please don't forget to switch off your mobile phone and other gadgets when the flight purser tells you to do so while on board an aircraft, for experts say that electronic devices could cause a crash. According to the experts, the operation of cell phones and other portable electronic...