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Three-armed Drummers are for Real, Thanks to Robotic Limbs

February 20, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Rapid drummers always attract applause for their swift moves. The Georgia Institute of Technology is now bringing in some help from robotic technology to this arena. The institute has made three-armed drumming a realty using a robotic arm that fits well on the drummers’ shoulder. Project leader Gil Weinberg, who has previously worked for prosthetic limbs, […]

Redesigned Outlook.com Exits Preview; Runs on Office 365 Platform

February 19, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft is finally feeling confident about its attempt in overhauling Outlook.com. After having been put in the Preview mode for over eight months, Microsoft has decided it’s time for the broader roll out of its new design upgrades for Outlook.com. The default interface can now be replaced with the new and improved ones, which is […]

Instagram Adds Extra Security Layer to Keep Hackers off the Bay

February 18, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Instagram has been letting down its users for long in terms of the security offerings during log-ins. This is particularly evident with the absence of a two-factor authentication system that has been adopted by almost all of the other platforms. But not anymore will they keep upsetting its wide user base. In an effort to […]

 LG Confirms Stylus Successor; Bows Out of Note Competition Yet Again

February 17, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we felt how lethargic LG was, ahead of the annual mobile gala at Barcelona. What they had up their sleeves was only a foldable case for the unconfirmed flagship G5 device. Fast forward to now, and it appears that the South Korean manufacturer have become the […]

Google My Maps isn’t Dead; Receives First Major Update in Over a Year

February 16, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s time that we are reminded of the My Maps app from Google. Yes, it does exist, and it has now received one of its finest upgrades since launch – actually, it’s first in nearly two years. With this new update, the long-ignored custom map of Google has now been granted an entirely new look, […]

Google to Shut Down Picasa to Spur Google Photos Growth

February 15, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google is breaking new ground under its new leadership. Unfortunately, this won’t go well with the long-term users of Google’s desktop image managing software, Picasa. In an effort to moot the flourishing of its Google Photos services, the Alphabet owned company has now decided to turn down the support for Picasa, a service that has captured […]

Instagram Multi-Account Support Goes Live

February 11, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s finally over – the testing period of Instagram’s support for switching your accounts at ease. The Facebook-owned company has officially announced that they have started rolling out multiple account support for its smartphone app in the latest update. Version 7.15 of the image-hosting app now features the multi-account support on both Android as well […]

Microsoft Lumia 650 XL Looks a Tad Weak, Going by a New Leak

February 10, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Looks like Microsoft’s recently rumored 650XL is the same device that was previously rumored as Lumia 850. And there might be many now wishing it had remained Lumia 850 – the reason being that a change in the series has now demoted the new Lumia to a less powerful segment. While all the initial rumors […]

Experience Better Call Quality Now on Google Hangouts with P2P Connections

February 9, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Frequent users of Google Hangout might have noticed an alert popping up on their devices over the past week. It’s about gaining access to P2P connections soon in Google. Not sure how that could benefit you? Just tap the update and the difference would be spot on. Hangouts have now officially started rolling out peer-to-peer […]

YouTube Sets Live Virtual Reality Streams in Its View

February 8, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

YouTube is one service that has picked up growing trends swiftly to keep its video viewing service up to date. It is repeating it now again with VR video streaming. After having introduced virtual reality videos earlier, YouTube is now working to promote the services into the next stage; live stream of 360-degrees. The company […]

Samsung Powers Stock Android Browser with Ad-Blocking Capabilities

February 4, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

South Korean manufacturer Samsung is taking some cues from its Taiwanese counterparts to provide the best web-surfing experience on smartphone devices. Following the announcement of Asus’ ad-blocking features, it’s now up to Samsung to turn on the prowess of ad-blocking features in its stock browsers. The company has now announced that all its smartphones would […]

Microsoft Buries Data Centres Underwater; But for Some ‘Cool’ Reason

February 3, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Almost every modern-day technology company is certainly in for one particular race. The race to expand their data centres. And for a company like Microsoft, it has to come big, but not so easy. Hurdles like power consumption and expenses need to be leaped past, and Microsoft is not any exception. But they are proving […]

Microsoft News Pro iOS App has a Different Take on News Feed

February 1, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Not all apps churned out of the Microsoft Garage appear intriguing. But some are right there at that point, and their latest product, the News Pro app, can certainly be stacked along with those. By its name, the app appears to be what we can call a simple news provider app, which is to rival […]

Samsung Adds New Apps and Updates to iOS

January 29, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung’s collection at the Apple App Store is just about to get enriched. The company is bringing in a series of apps and updates that are focussed on improving the overall experience of Samsung-experience in iPhones and iPads. The apps that are gearing up for debut will see a lift in the support for Samsung’s […]

Facebook Expands Timeline with Richer 3D Touch Features

January 28, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

3D Touch features made their debut in a really small scale, limited only on icon-touches for some of the apps. But it has expanded to be the most prominent features present with almost all the apps, and Facebook is willing to make the better out of it now. The social networking firm is now planning […]

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