Category Archives: Technology

Life and Technology April 23rd

Listen to the full show podcast for April 23rd Shout Outs Netgear’s Arlo security updated with rechargeable battery, alert siren Google is launching a new version of Google Earth next week TPG to build fourth mobile network in Australia with intent to cover 80% of the population Interviews Alfred Boyadgis This week on Life and Technology, Charlie spoke to CEO Read More


Google Chrome to Get Native Ad-Blocking on Mobile and Desktop

In a move that might come as a surprise to most of the tech industry, Google is reportedly planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature to its Chrome browser on both mobile and desktop platforms. While the search giant itself earns considerable revenue from advertising, people familiar with the matter believe that this move is expected to be made to keep Read More


NASA’s Cassini Probe Set to End 20-Year Journey

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story this month. On April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 2,400-kilometre gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale, NASA said. “No Read More


Smarteefi Wi-Fi Smart Power Strip Review

  At first glance, the Smarteefi SE315A Power Strip looks like any other spike buster, which is an under-appreciated but essential part of every PC user’s life. The average techie probably needs one in every room to have enough outlets for a smartphone, laptop, PC, router, etc. The Smarteefi, manufactured by Delhi-based startup CoreEmbedded Technologies, is an entry-level home automation Read More


Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant Now Available on iPhone

  Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is now available on the iPhone. As you may have guessed, it’s not going to replace Siri anytime soon. This is because Alexa is baked into the Amazon app and there’s no way to map it to the Home Button on your iPhone. This feature is currently only available for Amazon users in the US, Read More


Bezos’ Blue Origin Signs Eutelsat as Its First Rocket Customer

After years of relying almost exclusively on Jeffrey P. Bezos’s fortune, Blue Origin now has a paying customer that will bring in a precious resource that has been scarce in the company’s 17-year existence: revenue. At a satellite conference Tuesday morning, Bezos announced that Eutelsat Communications, a French-based satellite company, has signed on to be the first customer of Blue Read More


Xiaomi Unveils ’90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear’ Shoes Powered by Intel

There are very few companies that can boast of a product portfolio as diverse as Xiaomi. Now, the Chinese company has expanded its product range even further as it has launched its smart shoes powered by Intel technology. The ’90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear’ shoes (yes, this is the name) come with Intel’s Curie chip and provide users with information Read More


Skype Lite Gets Brings Kannada Language Support, Skype for Linux Moves to Beta

      Microsoft launched its Skype Lite app for low-end Android smartphones last month and with its latest update, the Redmond-based company has now added the support for Kannada language to the video-chatting application as well. Separately, the Linux version of the app has also moved from alpha to beta and has received some new features and bug fixes. Read More


Mercedes-Benz E350d LWB First Drive Review

The E-class was Mercedes’s first step on Indian soil and even today it remains the most important sedan in their line-up. Ever since Mercedes came to India, the E has been its most consistent performer and with over 34,000 units sold since its launch in 1995, the E-class is the same to Mercedes, as a daily loaf of bread is Read More


Hindustan Motors sold the Ambassador brand to Peugeot for Rs 80 crore

The iconic Hindustan Motor Ambassador has been sold to the French manufacturer Peugeot for an agreed sum of Rs 80 crore. The C.K. Birla Group, who owns the Hindustan Motors, formalised the deal with the PSA Group for the sale of the Ambassador brand, including the trademarks. The proceeds from the sale will be utilised by Hindustan Motors to clear Read More