Category Archives: Technology

Google will provide Android updates to Pixel phones for 2 years

On Tuesday when Google launched Pixel phones, it seemingly left out a minor — albeit important — detail from the announcement, probably because there were bigger things to talk about. It didn’t reveal for how long the phone would be supported in terms of software and the security updates, an issue that plagued Android phones. But now India Today Tech Read More

Driverless car in Singapore collides with truck, no injuries

A self-driving car being tested on Singapore public roads collided with a truck on Tuesday, the city-state’s transport regulator said, adding that no one was hurt. “The test vehicle was changing lane when it collided with a truck,” the Land Transport Authority said in a Facebook post. nuTonomy, which is developing and testing the technology, said the car was operating Read More

Samsung Electronics to compensate Galaxy Note 7 parts suppliers

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will compensate component suppliers for the discontinued Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and consider giving them orders for other models to cushion the blow. The world’s top smartphone maker said it would fully pay for unused Note 7 parts that have already been manufactured, compensate suppliers for unfinished components and pay for materials Read More

This new device can power artificial systems that mimic human brain

NDON: Scientists have developed a new nanoscale device which could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. The device called a memristor may find applications in pervasive sensing technologies to fuel real-time monitoring in harsh or inaccessible environments; a highly desirable capability for enabling the Internet of Things vision, researchers said. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) Read More

Doctors better at diagnosis than computers: Research

AFP | Oct 13, 2016, 05.15 PM IST Despite all of the health apps, trackers and modern technology available to us, it seems nothing beats a visit to the doctor according to research out this week from Harvard University. Carried out by researchers from Harvard Medical School, the team asked 234 internal medicine physicians to evaluate 45 clinical cases and Read More

Chat smart! 12 tips that will make you WhatsApp expert

WhatsApp has become a lifeline for almost smartphone user since its launch in year 2009. It is the most popular chat app in the world and has over 1 billion monthly active users. But while a lot of people use WhatsApp, not everyone is keeping track of all the new features the app has got in the last several months. Read More

Apple iPhone 7 is good, but OnePlus 3 is much more value for money

  Disclaimer: Before you read this piece — which by no means should be confused with a comprehensive comparison — there is something you should know. My primary phone, for all intends and purposes, is one that runs Android OS. And it is not the OnePlus 3. Also Read: OnePlus 3 review: Flagship killer that will make you want to Read More

Xiaomi’s Diwali with Mi festival starts today, best deals are already over

It’s the festive season in India and e-retailers are more ready than anyone else to enjoy it. After Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal it’s Xiaomi’s turn to cash in on India’s biggest festival Diwali. Xiaomi is holding a ‘Diwali with Mi’ festival on its official India website and the smartphone app. The sale will start at 10AM every day from Oct Read More

Sony enters virtual reality race with PlayStation VR headset

Sony Corp will join the race for virtual reality (VR) dominance on Thursday with the $399 PlayStation VR, a headset the Japanese electronics group hopes will beat pricier rivals and revive its reputation as a maker of must-have gadgets. Emerging from years of restructuring, Sony is reshaping itself to focus on lucrative areas such as video games, entertainment and camera Read More

BlackBerry is done making smartphones, will focus solely on software now

Ailing Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry will not manufacture smartphones any more. Instead, the company will focus solely on software, something that it is already very good at. Since the information comes straight from the horse’s mouth, well, that’s all that there is to it. “The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners,” Read More