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Pokemon Go may help people who struggle socially: Study

Pokemon Go may help people who struggle socially: Study

Technology December 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm 0 comments

Toronto, December 13 Pokemon Go may help people who struggle socially, according to a study which found that the popular augmented reality game has a lot of social aspects and requires players to have good social competence. Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada recruited 101 PokemonRead More

Shatter-proof smartphone screens in the offing

Technology December 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm 0 comments

Melbourne Scientists have found a novel way to alter the structure of glass to improve its resistance to fractures, an advance that may lead to the development of shatter-proof smartphone screens. “Everyone knows how frustrating it is when you drop your mobile device and get a large crack in theRead More

Mobile internet speed: Where does India stand in the world?

Mobile internet speed: Where does India stand in the world?

Technology December 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: India is ranked 109th in the mobile internet speed and 76th for fixed broadband speed globally, which is a 15 percent increase, according to data from Ooklas November Speedtest Global Index. “At the start of 2017, the average mobile download speed in India was 7.65 Mbps. Heading intoRead More

Phablets to hit 1bn units by 2021: IDC

Technology December 12, 2017 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

San Francisco: Phablets (smartphones with screen size of 5.5-7 inches) will far outpace total market growth by climbing from 611 million units in 2017 to one billion units in 2021, representing a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.1 percent. In comparison, the total smartphone market is expected toRead More

Facebook testing new ‘greetings’ features

Facebook testing new ‘greetings’ features

Technology December 11, 2017 at 9:15 pm 0 comments

San Francisco: Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of `greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from `Poke`, now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave. According to a report in The Nation, the options are underRead More

WhatsApp update: Tap to unblock, reply privately in groups soon

Technology December 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

San Francisco: WhatsApp is testing new features for its over one billion users that include tap to unblock and private replies in groups, among others. In the latest WhatsApp Android Beta version, spotted by the popular fan website WABetaInfo, “when you want to select a contact from the Contact List,Read More

Real-time notifications on Google Maps soon

Technology December 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

San Francisco: Google will soon launch a useful update to Google Maps that will give users live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during their journey. The real-time updates will be given while a user is are on his/her transit journey and the updates will appear in the Google Maps app.Read More

New form of matter ‘excitonium’ discovered

New form of matter ‘excitonium’ discovered

Technology December 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Los Angeles, December 9 Scientists have proven the existence of new form of matter called excitonium – which was first theorised almost 50 years ago. Researchers from University of California Berkeley and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US studied non-doped crystals of the transition metal dichalcogenide titanium diselenideRead More

Mars atmosphere well protected from solar wind

Technology December 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

London The Martian atmosphere is well protected from the effects of the solar wind, despite the absence of an Earth-like magnetic dipole, a study has found. Present-day Mars is a cold and dry planet with less than one per of Earth’s atmospheric pressure at the surface. However many geological featuresRead More

Instagram testing standalone messaging app

Instagram testing standalone messaging app

Technology December 8, 2017 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

San Francisco: Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is working on “Direct” — a standalone app for private messages which will reportedly remove messaging features from the main app. “`Direct`, which opens to the camera in the same way Snapchat does, will become available on Android and iOS in six countries includingRead More