• ELECTRONICS
    Startup ‘Fove’ Makes Virtual Reality Intuitive With Eye-Tracking

    No more fiddling with remote-controller buttons or a mouse. Just look. San Francisco-based startup Fove has developed eye-tracking for virtual reality – that kernel of technology many feel is key for the illusion of becoming immersed in a setting. Glance, and a video-game character talks back. Or use a death stare to shoot down virtual […]

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    How to Experience Virtual Reality Without an Expensive Headset

    Hollywood studios, news outlets and consumer brands are all dabbling with virtual reality. Many everyday folks will soon join them using 360-degree cameras coming soon from Samsung and LG. But headsets to view VR video can cost more than $1,000 once you include a high-end personal computer with fast-enough graphics. And while smartphone makers are […]

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    Swiss Watchmakers Change Tack to Embrace Smartwatches

    Swiss watchmakers, who once dismissed smartwatches as short-lived gadgets, are now racing to grab a share of a fast-growing market via technology partnerships and stepping up investments. Shipments of smartwatches overtook traditional watches in the final quarter of 2015, according to Futuresource Consulting. While their rapid rise has so far had little impact on Swiss […]

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    Apple to Launch 13-Inch, 15-Inch MacBook Models This Year: Report

    Apple may have plans to refresh its MacBook lineup as soon as the second quarter of this year (April-June). According to a new report, the Cupertino-based company plans to launch new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook models. According to a report on DigiTimes, the supposed forthcoming 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook will offer a similar design […]

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    This Gadget Can Turn Your Phone Into a 3D Printer

    A US-based company claims to have created a portable device that lets users create 3D prints by using the light from their smartphone screen. The gadget called OLO is designed to be simple, consisting of three plastic pieces, one chip, and one motor, all operated by four AA batteries. It measures 720x1150x1480mm and weighs 780 […]

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    Electric vehicles for all by 2030: Piyush Goyal

    Photo: AFP New Delhi: Come 2030, and every car user in the country could have an electric vehicle. That’s the goal that the government is working towards, said minister for power, coal, new and renewable energy Piyush Goyal. Under the plan, the vehicles will be given without an upfront payment and will be paid for […]

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    Phishing emails: IT dept sends over 100 fraud links to cyber

    Taking note of the spate of phishing and cheat refund emails landing in inboxes of taxpayers, the Income Taxdepartment has referred over 100 such instances to the country’s premier cyber security agency to block thesehackers lurking in the e-world. The department is particularly worried after taxpayersrecently brought to its notice certain emails which have very […]

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    Japan’s 3D Printers Shape Dreams

    It’s well known that 3D printers can use data to manufacture a variety of three-dimensional objects. The technology has attracted attention for being able to create nearly anything and is being increasingly applied to industry, as well as research and development. Recently, however, it seems that even company employees and housewives are utilizing 3D printers […]

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    New App to Enable Mid-Air Commands on Smartphones, Smartwatches

    As wearable devices grow and screens shrink, a team of Indian-origin researchers has developed a new sonar technology that allows you to interact with smarwatches by writing or gesturing on any nearby surface – a tabletop, a sheet of paper or even in mid-air. Called FingerIO, it tracks fine-grained finger movements by turning a smartphone […]

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    Apple Aims to Bolster Lineup With New iPhone

    New iPhone and iPad models likely to be unveiled Monday are aimed at helping Apple keep momentum in the fast-evolving mobile device market. The media gathering at the company’s intimate Town Hall auditorium in Silicon Valley will also give Apple a chance to restate its case for fighting a US government demand that it break […]