Gadgets

New Chromecast Tipped to Launch This Month; Images, Features Leaked

Google, at its rumoured September 29 event might announce the much-anticipated second-generation Chromecast streaming device alongside the two Nexus smartphones, with a brand new design. A report citing leaked internal documents tips not just the launch date, but some features of the new Chromecast as well, apart from upcoming Spotify support – a music streaming service notably missing from the ... Read More »

iPad mini 4 Teardown Reveals Smaller Battery, iPad Air 2 Similarities

In addition to unveiling the Apple TV, iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus at its mega event earlier this month, Apple also unveiled the iPad mini 4, the successor to the iPad mini 3. The company says that the new iPad mini comes with largely the same hardware specifications as the iPad Air 2, while being thinner ... Read More »

Microsoft Rolls Out Start Menu to Windows RT 8.1 Devices

Microsoft has rolled out what could possible be the last feature update to Windows RT 8.1 devices. The update dubbed KB3033055 or Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 among other improvements and features, adds a Start menu to a range of devices including Surface RT, and Surface 2 RT tablets. The Start menu looks similar to its Windows 10 counterpart, and ... Read More »

Google Glass Team Renamed Project Aura, Hires Amazon Engineers: Report

Despite its failure to hit the bull’s eye in its first run, Google is not ready to let its Glass project slide. The company is now pursuing the project under a new name, as per a new report. The project has now been named Project Aura, though it is still being headed by Ivy Ross, who previously ran the Glass ... Read More »

Europe’s Altice Buys US Cablevision in $17.7 Billion Deal

Franco-Israeli media magnate Patrick Drahi’s telecoms giant Altice announced Thursday a $17.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1,17,085 crores) takeover of the US cable operator Cablevision. The agreement could accelerate the reshaping of the pay TV and broadband sector at a time when US consumers are increasingly “cutting the cord” on pricey traditional cable services and turning to streaming content providers such ... Read More »

European Commission Investigating Possible Laptop Battery Cartel

European Union regulators are investigating companies which make batteries for laptops and mobile phones on suspicion of taking part in a cartel, the European Commission said on Wednesday. The move by the EU competition authority came two years after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) fined two companies for fixing prices of cylindrical lithium ion battery cells. “The Commission is ... Read More »

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Flight Platform for Drones with 4K Cameras, GPS

Qualcomm has announced a new integrated platform for high-end drones, allowing designers and developers to create new products that support 4K video recording with stabilisation, GPS navigation with obstacle avoidance, and real-time flight control. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight is a single development board measuring 58x40mm and is based on a Snapdragon 801 SoC. Qualcomm will be providing hardware and software ... Read More »

Trillenium Takes Virtual Reality Into Online Shopping

Hrvoje Prpic is wandering through a fashion boutique trying to pick out a new accessory. Only he’s not actually there. He’s sitting in a trendy London coffee shop wearing a virtual reality headset that he believes could be the future of online shopping. The 43-year-old is the founder of Trillenium, a start-up that creates virtual stores for brands aimed at ... Read More »

Seagate Wireless Hard Drive Flaw Lets Anyone Access Data; Patch Issued

Have a Seagate wireless hard drive? You’ve got all the reasons to worry about. Seagate wireless hard drives ship with undocumented Telnet services, making the disk accessible with a hard-coded password, reports CERT. One of the vulnerabilities, if exploited, allows an attacker with wireless access to the device with the capability to download unrestricted file. Another vulnerability found in the ... Read More »

Indian Government Should Encourage Small, Medium-Sized Businesses: Dell CEO

Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell on Monday pitched for creation of an enabling environment for small- and mid-sized companies to start business, saying 70-90 percent of new jobs are being created by these entities. “If you look at where the jobs come from, India has a large number of people; the question should be asked where are the jobs ... Read More »