Gadgets

Apple MacBook Air with 15-inch screen size coming in 2016: report

Apple MacBook Air could get a design revamp with the thinner, lighter models and the end of the 11-inch screen version altogether, says a new report. According to a report from come from a Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, Apple will launch the revamped MacBook Air (a 13 and 15-inch version) at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference next year. The ... Read More »

Motorola India GM on new Moto 360: ‘I would buy this purely as a watch’

Motorola India on Tuesday unveiled the second generation of its Moto 360 smartwatch. The company has launched five variants of the new Moto 360, priced between Rs 19,999 and Rs 23,999, in size options -42mm and 46mm. In an exclusive interaction with IndianExpress.com, Motorola India GM Amit Boni provides more insights on the new Moto smartwatch. Excerpts.   Moto 360 (2015) ... Read More »

NEC’s supercomputer SX-ACE to help with climate change research

NEC Corporation’s SX-ACE vector computers, which were delivered to the University of Keil, Alfred Wegener Institute and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, are now functioning and helping with research at these institutes. The supercomputer is specifically designed for scientific computing that requires super-high-speed parallel processing and advanced simulations using large-scale data. SX-ACE is powered by multi-core vector CPU, which ... Read More »

Advent unveils MFI lightning cable for Apple devices at Rs 900

Advent, the mobile accessories company has launched MFI lightning cable for Apple devices at Rs 900. The cable is Apple certified and compatible with all its devices. MFI cable supports high-speed data transfers at up to 480mbps and can be used for charging as well as syncing devices. It can be used with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5 ... Read More »

Google Cardboard Camera app lets you take ‘Virtual Reality’ pictures

Google Cardboard Camera app will let users take Virtual-reality (VR) ready pictures  on their smartphones and then experience these on a cardboard viewer.  Google’s official blogpost offers an explanation of how you can use this ‘VR’ feature on your smartphones. Android users will need to take a photo and move the phone around them in a circle, while doing so. ... Read More »

Google patent hints at device that could draw blood without needles

Google has filed a patent that could allow for blood to be drawn without needles, according to reports. Google’s patent is available here. The patent explains how the device would draw blood. It reads, “A system for needle-free drawing of blood is disclosed.A device can include an evacuated negative-pressure barrel with a membrane sealing an aperture at a distal end, ... Read More »

Apple promises 25 hrs talktime with Smart Battery case for iPhone 6, 6s

For Apple iPhone users, poor battery back-up has been a constant complaint and with the new iPhone 6s we saw, Apple reduce the battery size to 1715 mAh from the earlier 1810 mAh. With the new battery case, which has been listed on the Apple website, the company is offering longer battery life of over 25 hours of talk-time and ... Read More »

In China, researchers showcase a mind-controlled car

Researchers in China have unveiled a car that can be controlled simply by the mind, according to a Reuters report. A research team from Nankai University in Tianjin helped developed the car, which is the first of its kind. The car works by capturing EEG (electroencephalogram) signals from the driver’s brain. It comes with 16 sensors to covert these signals into commands ... Read More »

Majority of Apple Watch owners in US plan to give it as gift

As the Apple Watch enters the critical holiday sales season, its biggest boosters may be people already sporting it. Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc appears to be benefiting from its loyal fan base as it rolls out its first new device since the iPad. Sixty-two percent of US adults who already have an Apple Watch plan to give the gadget as ... Read More »

Panasonic announces HX-A1, a wearable waterproof camera at Rs 19,990

Panasonic has announced a light-weight wearable camera, HX-A1 at Rs 19,990. It is compact, weighs 45gms and can capture videos in full-HD mode. HX-A1 comes with 1/3 MOS sensor and can shoot videos at 2.87 MP. It can also capture still images at 2.66MP. The total pixel size of the camera sensor is 3.54 megapixels. It has 0 Lux night-mode ... Read More »