Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
But the property manager says it's intended to be ironic - to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.
In a finding that may help extend smartphone battery life, scientists have found that rapid-charging and draining does not damage the lithium ion battery electrode as previously thought.
A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results challenge the prevailing view that "supercharging" batteries is always harder on battery electrodes than charging at slower rates, researchers said.
German sportswear major Adidas has joined the smartwatch bandwagon in India with its 'miCoach Smart Run', priced at Rs 24,999, which will allow users to monitor heart rate and play music.
The smartwatch, which will be available exclusively on Adidas website, will also allow runners to track their runs using GPS mapping.
Finding the perfect wedding gown can be a daunting task but new apps can help women narrow the options by helping them find and virtually try hundreds of designs.
Brides spent on average $1,281 dollars on their wedding gowns in 2013, according to wedding website TheKnot, which surveyed 13,000 couples who were married last year.
Creative on Monday launched the Sound Blaster E Series audio solution in India, meant for a variety of platforms including PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets. The devices function both ad external sound cards and headphone amplifiers.
Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice.
HealthKit, which is still under development, is the center of a new healthcare system by Apple. Regulated medical devices, such as glucose monitors with accompanying iPhone apps, can send information to HealthKit. With a patient's consent, Apple's service gathers data from various health apps so that it can be viewed by doctors in one place.
Monday, 15 September 2014
Nikon India on Friday announced the launch of their latest DSLR camera - the D750. The Japanese company proudly claims that the D750 is 'the smallest and lightest FX-format (full-frame) digital SLR camera'. The D750 body-only is priced at Rs. 134,450 and according to Nikon the D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-120MM F/4G ED VR lens kit will be available starting November 2014.
Voice calling, the one big feature missing from WhatsApp's arsenal, is coming to the popular platform soon. We've been hearing about this feature since February, when WhatsApp CEO Jan Kuom announced that the voice calling feature would be added to Android and iPhone first, followed by BlackBerry, Nokia and Microsoft platforms. Now, NDTV Gadgets has spotted a mention of the feature in WhatsApp's iPhone app, which all but confirms that the feature is indeed nearing launch.
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