Hongqi Makes a Re-Entry at Shanghai Auto Show

May 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Shanghai Auto Show was able to grab eyes mainly due to the re-emergence of the Hongqi. The Hongqi, which means Red Flag, was first manufactured under the direction of Chairman Mao Zedong in 1958. Coming under First Auto Works (FAW), it was China’s ride to take on the Rolls Royce. 55 years since it’s […]

DEWS Project Provides Advance Warnings before Tsunami Events

May 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If there is one natural disaster that gives us weak knees, it indeed is the tsunami.  This highly destructive phenomenon was quite unpredictable until a few years back. But that unpredictability has changed a lot, especially with the new DEWS (Distant Early Warning System) project. DEWS can detect a tsunami before they occur, thus enabling […]

Samsung Tizen Device Model Numbers Out in the Open

May 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung is currently top runner in the Android market, and despite that, the company knows that it can’t always stay with Android forever. And, that could be why they have tried their luck and efforts with Windows Phone and Tizen. Samsung has not yet announced their Tizen handsets, but it seems we might hear a […]

Barnes & Noble Nook Slate Owners Can Soon Go Shopping on Google Play

May 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Nook HD and HD+ tablets would soon get the service of the Google Play Store. Barnes & Noble is delivering the Play Store to its devices, complete with videos, music, apps and ebooks. Along with that, the devices will get Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and the Chrome browser. So, all in […]

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Can’t Make it into Xbox 360

May 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Gamers, strap on your gear and load up your ammunition. Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection will be jogging into PS3 later this year. The Legacy Collection will contain a total of eight MGS games in one bundle, thus being labeled as the ultimate collection of the series to date, as well as the ultimate […]

Researchers Develop Digital Camera That Mimics a Bug’s Eye

May 3, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

You might have noticed a bug’s eye, and learned in school about the dome-shaped eyes of an insect. Ever wondered how they see through those eyes? Well, that wonderment can soon find some answers. A team of insect-admiring engineers and builders have developed a digital camera that mimics the bulging eyes of insects, so the […]

Facebook Brings in Trusted Contacts to Secure Account Recovery Process

May 3, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is always looking for new ways to entice their users deeper into the system and keep them engaged. The more recent way they have come up with is to allow the user to designate their friends as Trusted Contacts. These Trusted Contacts will have the ability to restore access to your Facebook account if […]

Battle for Supremacy in Wearable Computing Tech Arena Kicks Off

May 3, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Wearable computing is considered the next big thing in this tech era. Jawbone’s inclination to purchase BodyMedia, a wearable sensor maker, may allude to the rise in that technology, and the prospects that the wireless headset company sees investing in. Wearable computing is a novel technology that has names from Google Glass to heart-rate monitors […]

IDC Touts Surface Pro as Not Ready for the Market

May 2, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft received some salty words from an IDC analyst, who pointed out how the software giant’s tablet section fares. The foremost thing that he said was fixing Surface Pro. Tom Mainelli, IDC’s research director for tablets, said that while the Surface Pro is an interesting product, the gadget isn’t yet fully ready to be in […]

Apple iOS 7 Getting a Fresh Face; Will Take a While to Arrive

May 2, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Let’s talk about Apple’s operating system, shall we? The news that’s making rounds is that the company’s iOS platform that runs on their iPhones and iPads will be undergoing some major changes. Now, all that talk has come around the fact that Apple’s longtime hardware design maestro, Jonathan Ive, has been placed in charge of […]

HTC M4 to Catch Attention with Design Sensibility

May 2, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

HTC One was one of the best smartphones from the Taiwanese manufacturer and the handset was a surefire winner, thanks mainly to its sleek, unibody quality design. The company wants to repeat their success mantra with another handset and they are stirring up the same design quality that they put in for the HTC One. […]

Sony Honami to Take the Stand with 20MP Camera

May 1, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ever since it introduced the Sony Xperia Z in January during the 2013 CES, Sony has been lying low for a while. We were wondering what they were cooking up all this time, and now we have an answer. The Xperia Z hasn’t yet landed in the United States, but that doesn’t deter the company […]

Nano-Optonics Energy Launches Unimo That Can Travel Over Anything

May 1, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The conventional wheelchair setup takes a new turn with Unimo, a one-seater electric vehicle (EV), from the house of Nano-Optonics Energy. The company, based in Japan, has designed and launched a wheelchair that looks akin to a sofa on wheels. Instead of the normal wheelchair wheels, on the Unimo, rubber crawler tracks are present which […]

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