Tech Updates

Touch-free car controls split world’s drivers

LAS VEGAS: Germans love the latest wave of touch-free car controls, which respond to the flick of a wrist or the swipe of a hand, as it means no messy fingerprints on their spotless dashboards. Italians, known for an extravagant hand gesture or two, are not so sure. A simplistic stereotype, but it captures the […]

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Renault-Nissan alliance plans self-driving cars over next four years

SAN FRANCISCO: The alliance between automakers Renault and Nissan will launch more than 10 cars with self-driving technology over the next four years in the United States, Europe, China and Japan, the partnership’s leader said. The alliance also said it hired technology executive Ogi Redzic to lead its connected car efforts as senior vice president […]

Gadgets

World’s first passenger-carrying drone makes debut at CES 2016

LAS VEGAS: Chinese drone maker Ehang is unveiling what it calls the world’s first drone capable of carrying a human passenger, although it’s not releasing many details. Ehang’s booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center features a prototype of the Ehang 184 — covered with a cloth for a planned noon unveiling. In the meantime, […]

Gadgets

Pentagon award to recognise US drone operators

WASHINGTON: The US military will create a new way to recognize drone operators and other service members who contribute to America’s fighting efforts from afar. According to a Pentagon memo due out today, the military will introduce a new “R” designation — known as a “device” — that can be attached to medals given to […]

Internet

Google Testing More Detailed Weather Card for Google Now

According to some Android users, Google is testing a revamped weather card in Google Now. The card includes new features along with major changes in design and looks. The new weather card in Google Now maximises, appearing like a full-fledged app. You can swipe to switch between Today, Tomorrow, and the next 10 Days. The […]

Gadgets

iBall Slide 3G Q81 Tablet With 8-Inch Display Launched

iBall has launched a new Slide-series tablet, the Slide 3G Q81, priced at Rs. 7,999. The company says that the new iBall Slide 3G Q81 tablet will be available via retail stores starting early January. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Slide 3G Q81 tablet comes with 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom X3 processor clocked at 1GHz. It […]

Android

Apple Making ‘Move to Android’ App for iPhone Users

Apple is said to be working on a tool that will allow iPhone users to more easily switch to Android. As per a media report, the change of heart comes as European carriers continue to put pressure on the Cupertino-based company. Apple has agreed to develop a tool that will allow users from the iOS […]

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Replace default contact photos on Android with Micopi

Each Android phone has an image it applies to your contacts that don’t have a photo. Whether it’s a generic silhouette, a two-color monogram, or a random color block, all of these options are a bit bland. If you want an easy way to make the images more interesting, then look no further than Micopi. […]

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How to share a phone number from an iPhone to a basic phone

The easiest way to share contact information from your iPhone to another iPhone is simply to use the Share Contact feature when viewing a contact to text or email a vCard. A vCard contains all of the contact information you have on file for a contact, and its VCF file format can be read by […]

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Fend off parasites by washing your sheets this way

If you wait until your sheets start getting crunchy before you wash them, listen up. You need to wash your sheets once a week. Why? Sweat and skin particles build up on your sheets while you sleep, giving dust mites a lovely environment to live and breed. This can lead to allergy problems. Not only […]