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Small Tablet Shipments Facing Pressure From Big-Screen Smartphones

Seven-inch tablet computers, the stars of the tablet world in the last few years, are witnessing a shrinking percentage in global shipments due to severe competition from emerging big-screen phones or phablets, says a research firm. Seven-inch tablets monopolised 64.1 percent of global tablet shipments in 2014, but fell to 57.7 percent in 2015, according […]

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Polaroid Snap+ Instant Print Camera Launched at CES 2016

Polaroid unveiled an upgraded version of its popular Snap instant camera, called the Snap, last week at CES. There’s no price tag on it just yet, but the company has said it will be bringing it to the market in the last quarter of 2016. The Snap gets some well-deserved upgrades like a new 13-megapixel […]

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ENRG Actiwear Fitness Smart Band Launched at Rs. 2,999

India-based startup ENRG on Monday launched a new fitness tracking smart band in the wearable market dubbed Actiwear. The wearable is available from the company website, Shopclues, and Amazon at an MRP of Rs. 2,999. It is available in Red, Blue, and Black colour variants. The wearable device according to the company, is the “world’s […]

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GTA Online Is Down for PS4 Owners

It’s been over 12 hours but it seems that GTA Online, the multiplayer component to smash hit GTA V, is still down for PS4 owners. Developer Rockstar Games has acknowledged that there are connectivity issues via a change in colourof the GTA Online server status for the PS4. Dragging a mouse over the PS4 server […]

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Doom Reboot Will Have Keycards, Weapon Mods, and More

One of the most popular and influential games of all-time, Doom is set to receive a reboot sometime this year. Details have been scant so far, but the latest issue of video gaming magazine Game Informer and its corresponding podcast have brought respite for eager fans. Keycards were essential to the original game, and probably […]

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Epic Games Blocked Beta Signup Because User Was on US Watchlist

Muhammad Zakir Khan lives in Florida, USA and works at Broward College teaching introduction to public speaking among other things. He also likes to game, but was greeted with a rather rude awakening when he tried to sign up for the beta to the new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from developer Epic Games […]

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Metal Gear Online Beta for PC to Go Live Tuesday

With all the drama surrounding Konami and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, it’s easy to forget that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was actually one of the better optimised games on Windows. And it appears that it’s finally getting Metal Gear Online (MGO) – the game’s much vaunted online multiplayer component. The […]

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Lithium-Ion Batteries That Don’t Explode? Stanford Researchers Have an Answer

The future iterations of lithium-ion battery could be significantly better at handling overheating issues. Stanford researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that automatically shuts down before overheating and restarts when it has cooled off to a specified temperature range. The advancement could solve one of the biggest shortcomings in the lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion have […]

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New Way to 3D Print Objects Using Rust, Metal Powders

Researchers have developed a new inexpensive method to 3D print metallic objects such as batteries, fuel cells and parts for rockets and airplanes, using rust and metal powders. While current methods rely on vast metal powder beds and expensive lasers or electron beams, the method developed by Northwestern University in US uses liquid inks and […]

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Fitbit’s Smartwatch, Super Home Movies, and Flying Machines

Welcome to another edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that breaks down the latest in gadget announcements while holed up far, far away from CES. One of the most important weeks in the technology calendar brought gadgets running the gamut from weird to wonderful. On the show floor this week are a Fitbit […]