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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 […]

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Oculus VR Founder Laments Failure to Communicate on Pricing

Oculus VR¬†founder Palmer Luckey on Wednesday said the company did a poor job of communicating the price of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset. However, similarly priced products, such as TVs and smartphones, cost less to manufacture than the Rift VR headset, he said in a Reddit Ask Me Anything, or AMA, session. […]

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Share music with a swipe on ‘Muzik’ headphones

NEW YORK: Muzik, a high-end headphone startup, is coming up with a new device that will allow users to control the tunes they are listening to by swiping on buttons on the device and share them with social websites. Muzik said that it has raised $18 million over a couple of years, and Twitter is […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]