Technology

Laptop Ban: Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways Say Now Exempt

HIGHLIGHTS Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways have been exempted from laptop ban In March, US imposed restriction on large electronic devices in flights United States announced on June 29 enhanced security measures for flights Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways said on Sunday passengers could take laptops and large electronic devices in the cabin on flights to the United States, the ... Read More »

Can the OnePlus 5 Be a Good Replacement for Your Google Nexus?

HIGHLIGHTS Nexus users have been short on options for an upgrade The OnePlus 5 is bringing back the midrange flagship It’s also close to stock Android and relatively quick on updates Google’s Nexus smartphones were known to be the flag bearers of the Android operating system. While they were made by different manufacturers over the years, Googlehad a close eye on the entire ... Read More »

Russian Rocket Returns to Service With Launch of US Satellite

HIGHLIGHTS The Proton rocket carried a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21 The Proton-M was successfully launched at 6:45am (0345 GMT/ 9:15am IST) Echostar-21 will provide telecommunications services in Europe Russia on Thursday sent into space a Proton rocket carrying a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21, the first launch in a year after an engine glitch sparked a probe into manufacturing flaws. “The ... Read More »

Windows 10 Preview Build Shows Off Upcoming Features, Including Redesigned Action Center

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Preview build for PC and Mobile, and the updates bring a lot of changes with it. The latest Windows Insider Preview build for PCs is numbered 16215, and it introduces a new notification centre, the ability to pin websites to the taskbar, overhauled handwriting panel, and more emoji support. This is the test ... Read More »

HTC U11 Listed on Company’s India Website, Indicating Imminent Launch

HIGHLIGHTS HTC U11 listed on the company’s India site No price or availability details as of now HTC U11 to launch in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model HTC U11, the Taiwanese company’s flagship smartphone, seems set to launch in India soon. The company has listed the new HTC U11 on its India website indicating an imminent launch. Additionally, a ... Read More »

Computex 2017: Microsoft Details Asus, Dell, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Asus’ headset will come with a “futuristic” head-mount Dell’s headset will focus on affordability and comfort Lenovo’s headset will have built-in sensors for inside-out tracking We’ve known since last year’s Computex that Microsoft is working on mixed reality (MR) devices and has been over the year joined hands with HP, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo for headsets. Windows 10 ... Read More »

Fashion and Technology Are Merging. And It’s Astounding.

IN BRIEF Fashion and technology are beginning to become more entwined, with multiple big label collaborations. But what does this mean for the future of fashion — and fashion’s future with us? TENTATIVE STEPS TOWARD MELDING FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY The arts and technology are beginning a courtship that may fundamentally affect the way we perceive both of them: in visual ... Read More »

India Leads Globally In Adoption Of Biometric Technology: Report

India has topped globally in adoption of biometrics techniques, a report suggests. (Representational) MUMBAI: With advancements in the field of biometric technology, India has topped globally in adoption of biometrics techniques, says a report. “On an average, people in India (9 per cent) are three times more likely than any other country (3 per cent) surveyed to have used ‘iris ... Read More »

iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.2.5, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2 Updates Now Available: Here’s What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS All updates mostly focus on bug fixes Apple is gearing up for WWDC in June All the big features will be announced then Apple is officially rolling out software updates for its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac lineup. The iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.2.5, tvOS 10.2.1, and watchOS 3.2.2 software updates are now available for compatible devices. ... Read More »

Technology had a part in Sonia’s death… and in delivering justice

Sonia Blount’s murder is a modern type of murder, one that probably would not have happened 30 years ago, certainly not in the way it did. It’s also a murder that probably would not have been solved 30 years ago. The social media tools Eric Locke (35) used to first woo and then lure Sonia to her death were also ... Read More »