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Microsoft springs hologram surprise, but long way to reality

Microsoft springs hologram surprise, but long way to reality

Technology February 12, 2015 at 9:40 pm 0 comments

Microsoft Corp surprised the tech world on Wednesday with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life. The ageing tech pioneer, which long ago lost the mantle of the world’s most inventive company, is making aRead More

Now, a Robot to do your Laundry

Now, a Robot to do your Laundry

Technology February 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

If you find doing the laundry boring, a robot can soon come to your rescue. An Indian-origin scientist has developed an automated tool that is capable of doing laundry without any specific knowledge of what it has to wash. The researches enabled the robot to do the laundry without knowingRead More

Micromax usurps Samsung as top smartphone vendor in India

Micromax usurps Samsung as top smartphone vendor in India

Technology February 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm 0 comments

It has taken some time coming but Micromax is now the largest smartphone vendor in India, according to international research firm Canalys. As report released on Wednesday gave the Indian smartphone manufacturer a 22% market share, ahead of the Korean tech giant who has a 20% share. Canalys said theRead More

Facebook knows you better than your friends

Facebook knows you better than your friends

Technology February 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

Researchers from Cambridge University and Stanford University have devised a software that can reveal your personality better than your friends by analysing posts that you “like” on the social networking site Facebook. The results showed that by mining Facebook “likes”, the computer model was able to predict a person’s personalityRead More

Twitter is still bigger than Instagram

Twitter is still bigger than Instagram

Technology January 31, 2015 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

Back in December, Instagram reported that it had passed the 300 million monthly user mark and in doing so had officially outmuscled Twitter’s 284 million user count. However, it looks as if the photo-sharing site was a little premature. The latest data from the GlobalWebIndex finds that when it comesRead More

Facebook to sell real-time Super Bowl ads, taking on Twitter

Technology January 31, 2015 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

This Super Bowl Facebook is taking a page from Twitter’s playbook, for the first time during a football championship selling ads that target people based on what they are talking about in real time. These include video ads that will play automatically on Facebook’s newsfeed, triggered by key words thatRead More

Moto G (2nd gen) gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update in India

Moto G (2nd gen) gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update in India

Technology January 29, 2015 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

Motorola has rolled out the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS update for its Moto G (2nd gen) smartphone. While the Moto G 2 has been confirmed to have received the software upgrade, the older Moto G smartphone has also been reportedly upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. The new AndroidRead More

Xiaomi Mi 4 comes to India at Rs 19,999, but is it priced right?

Technology January 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

Xiaomi today announced its Mi 4 smartphone in India at Rs 19,999. The Mi 4 smartphone was released in July last year in China. The phone will be available for sale on Flipkart from February 10, registrations start from 6pm, January 28. However, the 3G 16B version of the Mi 4 smartphoneRead More

Lava Iris X1 Grand and Iris X1 Mini launched

Technology January 29, 2015 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Lava today launched its Iris X1 Grand and Iris X1 Mini smartphones at Rs 7326 and Rs 4348 respectively. The Iris Grand X1 features a 5-inch IPS screen with FWVGA 854 x 480 resolution and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The device is upgradable to Android 5.0 LollipopRead More

Facebook denies that it got hacked

Facebook denies that it got hacked

Technology January 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide. The glitch reported in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. affected access from PCs and Facebook’s mobile app. The social media giant’s Instagram service was also inaccessible. ARead More