Today’s invention: Bluesmart smart suitcase The claim: This carry-on allows you to lock, weigh, and track your baggage, all from an iOS or Android app on your smartphone. It also doubles as a charger. Oh, and you can tote stuff around in it, too. Price: $250 Goal: Seeking $50,000 Status: Bluesmart has already...
If your head’s been spinning trying to work out exactly which of Google’s unlimited music streaming services you’re going to fork out for, then take heart — the company has moved to clarify some of the fine print in the light of the arrival of YouTube Music Key. Sign up...
Microsoft has patched a bug that went undetected for 19 years. The security hole was discovered in May by IBM researchers, who then teamed up with Microsoft to fix it before publicly releasing its existence, BBC News reported Wednesday. The Windows bug, dubbed WinShock, could be used to remotely run...
BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co and other high-profile tech players on Thursday, broadening the reach of its new mobile-device management and security platform, and sending its shares 7 percent higher. BlackBerry and Samsung, the world's No. 1 smartphone maker, will offer a "highly secure mobility solution" for Samsung's...
One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy and explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. The world's largest online social network uses the information people share on its site, along with the apps they use and the outside websites they visit, to...
The hugely popular YouVersion Bible App recently hit the 1,000 mark in terms of number of Bible translations, with over 700 languages available, and creator Bobby Gruenewald said he hopes the milestone will help draw attention to the amount of dedication and effort it takes to translate the Bible...
This can’t possibly end well. Wax on, wax off never sounded so terrifying. In a move that humanity will surely regret, the engineers at a Google division have developed a robot that can imitate the famous “crane” stance from the 1980s classic movie “The Karate Kid.” According to the Daily Mail, which...
Intimate messaging with strangers on WhatsApp has led to an increase in divorce rates in Italy, according to a leading Italian lawyer. "Forty percent of divorce cases that cited adultery have used WhatsApp messages swapped by unfaithful spouses and their lovers as evidence," Gian Ettore Gassani, president of the Italian...
Google launched a campaign Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing $10 (roughly Rs. 61 crores) million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one. In addition, Google chief executive and co-founder Larry Page said his family's foundation is contributing $15 million...
Facebook on Monday announced that its Messenger app has hit the milestone of 500 million monthly active users, growing steadily from 200 million active users in April. "This is an exciting milestone but with a half billion people relying on Messenger to communicate and connect, it is also a reminder...
The micro-blogging site has launched a tool that will allow women to report abuse and harassment on Twitter and get the issue resolved within 24 hours. Developed with the help a non-profit organisation known as Women, Action and Media (WAM), the tool ia another weapon in Twitter's fight against online...
If you have unwillingly accepted friend requests from annoying acquaintances who occupy unnecessary space in your Facebook News Feed, you could now 'unfollow' them without 'unfriending' them. Facebook has launched a News Feed settings tool to let you control posts that you do not want to see, the company said...
A car powered by its own body panels like roof, doors, bonnet (or hood) and floor could soon be driving on roads. A team from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane has developed lightweight "supercapacitors" that can be combined with regular batteries to dramatically boost the power of an...
Somewhat out the blue, Amazon is flogging a new gadget called Echo – which is a cross between ice maiden Siri and wireless speaker system Sonos, and will save you having to using your fingers ever again. The Echo is a voice-activated 9-inch-high cylinder that connects to your Wi-Fi and...
A woman snatched off the streets was rescued with the help of a GPS tracking device that had been installed on the suspect's car by the dealer in case it needed to be repossessed, authorities said Thursday. It was just the latest arrest made possible by the surveillance technology that...
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a button designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling the disease. The social media company is also donating and deploying 100 satellite communication terminals to boost Internet and phone services to affected areas...
You could now have a 3D tour of the International Space Station and experience how astronauts orbit in zero gravity while sitting in front of your computer at home. Nasa has posted a new playlist of 3D videos on the agency's official YouTube channel, providing a realistic representation of living...
If Shubham Banerjee cannot lay claim to being the world’s youngest venture capital-backed entrepreneur, he comes very close. Banerjee was 12 years old when he closed an early-stage funding round with Intel Capital, the company’s venture capital arm, last month for his prototype for a low-cost Braille printer. The San...
Apple's first smartwatch, the Apple Watch, which till now only featured an 'Early 2015' official launch date, might finally hit markets in spring. Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores at Apple, Angela Ahrendts, purportedly revealed the spring time frame to company employees via a video message. The alleged video...
No one wants to be sitting next to an oddball for the duration of an 11-hour flight. But surely stalking your fellow passengers online is more than a little creepy. A new app will allow passengers to pry on their fellow fliers' social profiles before even setting foot on the...
In general, Google’s Nexus line of devices represents the epitome of how the company’s Android devices are supposed to look and feel. Google and a manufacturing partner collaborate on the gadgets; they run an unaltered version of Android, Google’s mobile operating system; and they receive updates as soon as...
Microsoft understands that Mac people have just as much work to get done as its Windows PC owners do. So, as it’s done for the past umpteen years, the company has announced that it will again bring its latest Office suite of programs for spreadsheets, word processing, email, and...
Rovio as promised on Thursday released Angry Birds Transformers for Android. The new Angry Birds game is now available for download via Google Play, and is about 129MB in size. Earlier this month, Angry Birds Transformers was made available by Rovio for iOS. Angry Birds Transformers features a running battle...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be hosting a live-streamed Q&A session on November 6, answering the most popular questions asked by users. The 30-year-old CEO noted the Q&A session with the community is an extended version of the internal sessions he holds every Friday with Facebook's employees. While the event...
The Google Nexus 6 went up for pre-orders in the US on Wednesday, and all variants and colours were listed as sold out within a few hours. The Google Play page notes, "We are out of inventory. Please check back soon", and provides no details about when the company will...
WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion (roughly Rs. 55,300 crores) when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month. The breakdown of the big winners in Facebook's $22 billion acquisition emerged...
Google’s latest “moonshot” project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells, and report their findings to a sensor device that you wear. The project announced Tuesday is the latest effort by the...
YouTube, the popular online video service owned by Google Inc, is planning to offer a paid, ad-free version, the head of the site said. The move would represent a significant change for the world's No. 1 online video website, whose free videos, often accompanied by short commercials, attract more than...
Monday, Oct. 27, was a historic milestone for the Modern English Version of the Bible. It went live today on the YouVersion Bible App. That means any of the 156 million people who have downloaded the app can read the MEV on their tablet, smart phone or desktop computer. It...
Microsoft on Monday announced it is temporarily trimming the price of its Xbox One video game consoles in the United States in a move aimed at boosting holiday season sales. Beginning on November 2 and continuing through the end of this year, the price of Xbox One consoles will be...
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