HMD Global launched the Nokia 3310 at the Mobile World Congress 2017, alongside three Android smartphones : Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The revamped version of the Nokia 3310 created a stir in the technology world. The feature phone has been priced at Rs. 3900 in India. Meanwhile, a Russian firm, Caviar has created a premium variant of the sturdy Nokia 3310, which is made up of gold and titanium. The customized Nokia 3310 will have the Russian President, Vladimir Putin’s face embossed at the back, teamed up with a quote from the Russian national anthem. (Propaganda Much)
The Gold and Titanium variant of the Nokia 3310 has been named Nokia 3310 [...]
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s chief, will face a trial in South Korea for bribery and embezzlement. The 48-year old Lee was charged, on Tuesday, for being involved in a huge corruption scandal, which also led to the impeachment of the President.
Lee’s trial has been set for March 9th, which is much sooner than it was expected. Lee has been accused of bribing companies and firms that are associated with the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is also currently under investigation. Officials, who were probing a massive presidential scandal, have found that Lee paid 37 -49 million dollars to an organization run by Choi Soon-sil, who is a confidant of the President. [...]
In a YouTube video, Google announced that it will start rolling out Google Assistant for eligible Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices today. Google’s plans of rolling out the Google Assistant for Android devices was initially unveiled during the Mobile World Congress 2017.
The availability of the update will not be in the form of an app. Instead, Google will introduce the Google Assistant to Android devices through the inclusion of a functionality in the Google Play Store. An update to Google Play services will pop up in the Google Play Store, which means you’re getting the Assistant on your device. Users must be using an Android Marshmallow or Nougat device [...]
Japanese watch-making giant Seiko and Tokyo-based retailer Nano Universe are coming together to sell a limited bunch of Chariot series watches. Back in 1984, Steve Jobs was seen sporting the watch design in his portrait by Norman Seeff. The portrait later went on to become the cover of the Times Magazine.
The shot is one of the most iconic photographs of Jobs. Steve Jobs, who is the former Apple Inc. co-founder, is seen sitting with his legs crossed and the Macintosh on his lap, at his Woodside, California house.
After Jobs’ death, his estate sold the original watch owned by him for $42,500 in February last year. Seiko has now decided to [...]
A report suggests that the Huawei Watch 2 is likely to embed a “sportier” design than its predecessor. The Huawei Watch, which was announced in March 2015, was rather bulky, however, it’s successor is likely to be lighter. The Huawei Watch 2 is expected to run Android Wear 2.0. Though the Huawei Watch did not offer a sim slot, it may not be the case with the Huawei Watch 2, which will have a nano-sim slot. When connected to a smartphone, the Huawei Watch 2 is expected to use the smartphone’s data or WiFi instead of its own cellular capabilities.
The second edition of this Android Wearable from the Chinese tech major is likely to launch at MWC 2017 in [...]
Steve Jobs, the former co-founder, CEO and chairman of Apple Inc. would have turned 62 today. The San Francisco born Jobs played a major part in the uprising of Apple. While much has been said and written about the pioneer, here is a list of 10 lesser known facts about Steve Jobs.
1. Steve Jobs was Half-Arab
Jobs’ biological parents gave him up at birth as they were not ready to get married. His biological father was Syrian and his mother was an American. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
2. He was a Pescetarian
Jobs’ diet was mostly vegetarian, and after his health deteriorated he took up a vegan diet. However, before being [...]
Come mid-March and TAG Heuer will have another smartwatch to its credit. The successor to TAG Connected, expected to be coined as TAG Connected Modular, was scheduled for a release in May 2017. However, recent reports suggest that the new inclusion in the TAG wearable family will be launched on 14th March, 2017.
The TAG Connected Modular is expected to have a string of unique features. For instance, the Android Wear 2.0 is expected to have customizable lugs and a wide range of interchangeable straps to choose from. What’s more, the wearable will also be able to make a switch between its digital and analog face.
If we go by the success of its predecessor, the Connected [...]
A Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge unit has appeared on the Dubai counterpart of Craigslist called Dubizzle. It’s being sold for 4500 AED or approximately $1100 (about Rs.75,000). The phone comes with all accessories inside the box.
There have been lots of leaks over the last couple of days, outing design details of the Galaxy S7 Edge and this latest development shows this S7 Edge unit to be in line with them. But nobody can really be sure of the authenticity of this device which has been “imported from USA”. It may very well turn out to be a dummy unit.
According to reports so far the Galaxy S7 Edge will come equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display when it [...]
There is no end to the data that is being produced every single day all over the planet. From selfies to controversial art to international documents of utmost secrecy, to name a few -the data being produced and stored regularly is equivalent to the space on 10 milliion Blue-ray discs.
As data production continues to increase exponentially, there also arises an urgent need to find a way to store all of it. However, it looks like the University of Southampton may have just found the solution. A team of researchers at the university have developed a tiny 5-dimensional (5D) disc capable of storing 360 terabytes of data over 13.8 billion years. Yes, they like their numbers [...]
The unthinkable has happened. Researchers have managed to develop a 3D printer that is capable of bioprinting tissues to be used in transplants. These transplants can include muscle, bone, cartilage and even an entire human ear, which is precisely what the team has achieved.
The study has been published by researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and has provided modern medicine with a 3D printer called the integrated tissue-organ printer (ITOP). It is the first of its kind printer capable of printing human-scale tissue constructs.
Even though the technology has still not been tested on humans, the team has tried it with lab rats where 3D printed [...]
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed “minibrains”. Made up of human cells and neurons, these tiny brains are capable of imitating the human mind in functionality, while also possess the ability to be replicated manifold.
Needless to say, this research is a breakthrough in the world of neuro-sciences with immense potential for the future. One of the direct consequences of this development is that hundreds and thousands of animals being used for testing can now be replaced with these cells. Not only is this welcomed news by the entire rodent-community, it also means more accurate research for humans.
As contemporary existence becomes more and more technology-centric, there is another development to emphasise this movement further. UK’s Independent has announced that the paper will go out of print, after a long, flourishing career of 30 years. Instead, the platform would become a digital news portal with http://www.independent.co.uk and its associated sites.
The owner of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday newspapers, Evgeny Lebedev announced today. The last Independent issue would hit the stands on the 20th of March, while Independent on Sunday on the 26th of March. Following this, it will be a digital-only product sold to Johnston Press for £24 [...]