Gadgets

Creative SBS E2800, SBS E2400 2.1 Speaker Systems Launched in India

Creative has announced the launch of two new home entertainment 2.1-channel speaker systems for the Indian market, the SBS E2800 and SBS E2400. The E2800 will retail at Rs. 4,599, while the cheaper E2400 will cost Rs. 3,599. Both speaker systems will go on sale by the end of September. The Creative SBS E2800 has a range of connectivity options, ... Read More »

Key Apple Music Executive Ian Rogers Steps Down

  A key executive for Apple’s music service who came to the US tech giant with its acquisition of Beats has left the company, Apple said Friday. Apple confirmed in an email that Ian Rogers, who had been chief executive of Beats Electronics and head of its streaming music service, is departing. The Financial Times, which first reported on Rogers’ ... Read More »

Apple Watch Shipments Hit 3.6 Million Units, Fitbit Holds Onto Lead: IDC

A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter – more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets. Apple shipped enough units of its new smartwatch to nearly overtake market leader Fitbit in the last quarter, according to analysts at International Data Corp. Their ... Read More »

Acer Founder Says Open to Takeover Amid Stock Price Slide

Acer Inc founder Stan Shih said he would welcome a takeover of the struggling Taiwanese computer maker after a steep fall in its share price, while warning any potential buyer would pay a heavy price. “Welcome,” Shih told reporters in response to a question about whether Acer would be open to a takeover. He added however that any buyer would ... Read More »

SanDisk Extreme 900 and Extreme 500 Portable SSDs Launched in India

SanDisk has entered the portable SSD market with two new offerings; the SanDisk Extreme 900 and Extreme 500 ranges. The Extreme 900 range is touted by SanDisk as the world’s fastest line of USB 3.1 Type-C based portable SSDs, while the Extreme 500 are pocket-sized rugged drives for outdoor and rough usage. SanDisk aims to reach out to photographers, videographers, ... Read More »

India eyes ex- Soviet airbase in Tajikistan

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is to ask Tajikistan for the lease of a former Soviet airbase that was refurbished by India in 2007. Government sources advised M AIL T ODAY that use of the Ayni airbase for the Indian Air Force, tops the agenda for dialogue with Tajikistan President with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon when the prime minister arrives on ... Read More »

Robots can now tackle their greatest challenge: stairs

We’ve long attempted to recreate living creatures in robot form. From very early age of robotics, there has been attempts to reproduce systems similar to human arms and hands. This has been extended to flexible and mobile platforms reproducing different animals from dogs tosnakes to climbing spider octopods, and even entire humanoids. One of the key actions performed by animals ... Read More »

Get ahead in Silicon Valley: Upgrade your mind with a brain buzzer

At the San Francisco consciousness hacking monthly meet-up, about 150 personal development geeks are crowding around hi-tech consumer devices that promise a more relaxed you. There is a brain stimulator called Thync, released in June, that applies an electric current to the head to deliver calming vibes, and a breath-monitoring device that looks like a stone, called Spire, that alerts ... Read More »

HOW GRAPHENE FILM KEEPS YOUR ELECTRONICS COOL

Science professors at the Chalmers University of Technology have conducted a new experiment showing how graphene film keeps your electronics cool. Based on their new findings, the silicon-based components of our electronic devices may be coated with a graphene layer to keep temperature at lower levels during usage. Scientists have long tried to find out the best solution to keep ... Read More »

Dropping Apple Watch Sales Aren’t the Apocalypse for Apple, or for Wearables

Let’s talk about Apple Watch’s supposedly apocalyptic sales. There’s a story flying around about the Apple Watch’s declining sales. According a market-research firm(which is to say “professional guesser”), sales of Apple’s Hot New Wearable have nosedived by 90 percent. While estimates indicate that the Cupertino fruit company moved some 1.5 million wrist-computers in the first week it was on sale, ... Read More »