Category Archives: Tech News

Facebook's internet drone reaches new heights with first successful landing

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Facebook’s internet-beaming autonomous drone Aquila has completed a successful second full-scale test flight, the company announced today.  While the solar-powered aircraft, designed to fly non-stop for 60-90 days at high altitudes, flew once before, the first flight ended in a crash landing. This time, Aquila “landed perfectly.” This second flight took place on May 22 […]

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Google’s new experiment Triangle lets you block individual apps from using mobile data

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Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones, through a new Android application called Triangle. The app, which is currently being tested in the Philippines, lets you do things like view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most data usage, […]

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This Cell Phone Can Make Calls Even Without a Battery

University of Washington researchers have made a phone that draws what little power it needs from thin air. Source link

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Retro gaming

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Image copyright Getty Images Whether you enjoyed curling up with Tetris on a Gameboy, rolling around as Sonic on a Sega, or were just trying to ignore the loud beeping sounds coming from the next room … if you were around in the 1980s and 1990s, you will remember the arrival of home gaming. Computers […]

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The best Windows tablets: top Windows tablets reviewed

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In 2001, Microsoft revealed its tablet PC specification to the world. It was a futuristic, pen-enabled idea contrived to encourage laptop makers to start building touchscreen devices, replete with detachable keyboards and Windows XP licenses. While the Microsoft Tablet PC wasn’t a remarkable success, it did influence devices down the line, such as – you […]

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Amazon Echo price drop: $50 cheaper today only

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There’s a temporary Amazon Echo price drop going on right now, and today isn’t even the online retailer’s famous Amazon Prime Day.  It’s on sale for $50 off today only through Amazon, making the popular Alexa-enabled smart speaker just $129.99 in the US. Amazon Echo is already the No. 1 best-seller in home automation on […]

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How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

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In the month of June, tech companies celebrated Pride in the best way they know how: small, quirky product updates. With San Francisco and New York’s annual Pride event hitting this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on just how far LGBTQ visibility in the tech community has come in a few short years. […]

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'Prisoners of Gravity': Hey, TV Sci-Fi Can Have Ideas After All

Most sci-fi TV is more about action and spectacle than anything thoughtful, but one show that really did the intellectual side of science fiction justice was Prisoners of Gravity, which aired on TVOntario from 1989 to 1994. On the show, host Rick Green used science fiction to explore far more serious topics. “You’re talking with people who […]

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Love reading? This OnePlus 5 feature is something you can't ignore

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Now we all know that the OnePlus 5 is officially unveiled globally and in India. While our team has done the OnePlus 5 review soon after the global launch, I got to spend some time with the device after it debuted here in India. I tried to explore each corner of phone to be able […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook 'used for evil and good'

Facebook’s Online Civil Courage Initiative wants to spread the reach of non-governmental organisations tackling extremist and hate speech online. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the launch of the initiative in London, warning of the danger of tools like Facebook being “used for evil and good”. Source link

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