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Call of Duty: Black Ops III declared biggest game of 2015

  LONDON: The latest instalment of “Call of Duty” video game, which was released in November, has been declared the biggest video game of the year 2015. According to industry tracker NPD Group, blockbuster sales of “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” pushed overall sales for the franchise past 250 million copies. Video game publisher communications manager Scott Lowe Activision ... Read More »

Apple’s iPhone 6s tops as fastest phone of 2015

LONDON: Apple’s iPhone 6s has been declared the fastest phone of 2015 with a huge margin of points. According to a new table from AnTuTu, it was the fastest phone of the year – by a huge margin. The latest iOS handset led the pack with 132,620 points, which is 41 percent higher than the runner-up. Huawei’s Mate 8 trailed ... Read More »

Tests reveal some flaws in Google’s self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO: The world’s biggest search engine, Google, which is also producing self-driving vehicles, has revealed that its self-driving cars have safely driven more than a million miles, there have been times when humans have had to take over to avoid crashing. System “anomalies” caused drivers to take the wheel 272 times in California test cars in the 14 months ... Read More »

National Assembly launches social media accounts

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly of Pakistan has launched its official social media accounts for wider parliamentary outreach to the public. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq at Parliament House here, said a press release issued here. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq underlined the need to develop new strategies and policies to support effective engagement ... Read More »

China launches toilets loaded with Wi-Fi, ATMs TV screens

BEIJING: The world’s largest economy has launched the latest toilets loaded with Wi-Fi, ATM and television screens in a bit to overhaul its public sanitation system. People don’t usually like to linger in public restrooms; in China, with the squat toilets, shortage of toilet paper, and sometimes unsanitary conditions, the bathroom experience can be daunting. Now, high-tech restrooms could turn ... Read More »

Now bed can protect you in earthquakes

BEIJING: Now you do not need to worry when earthquake will rattle your city or damage your house as scientists have made a bed that will protect you in disastrous situation. An animated video showcases a series of designs for a bed that protects its slumbering occupants during a quake – but it may not be the bed of choice ... Read More »

Cybersecurity market growing in China

BEIJING: Rising concerns over Internet security for Chinese companies is creating a growing market for data safety providers. Qi Xiangdong, president of Chinese anti-virus software supplier Qihoo 360 Technology, believes the best times for cybersecurity companies are about to come. “As the Internet is widely used in various sectors, an increasing number of companies are moving sensitive data online. Demand ... Read More »

Chinese researchers develop mind controlled car

BEIJING: For the first time in the history of mankind, Chinese researchers have developed a car that can be driven solely through brain power. After a two-year long research, scientists in the north-east port city in Tianjin, have found success in designing a car that can be driven using only brain power. Although it might sound like a scene of ... Read More »

Tata Motors launches new variant of Safari  Storme

MUMBAI: Tata Motors launched a new variant of the Safari Storme VX powered by a new 2.2L VARICOR 400 engine. The newest addition to the Safari Storme family, the Tata Safari Storme VX is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 drive options, and is priced at Rs 13,25,530 for the 4X2 option, with the VX 4X4 option priced at Rs ... Read More »

 HTC expected to launch flagship Android 6.1 smartphone “Perfume” in spring

TAIPEI: Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC Corporation is expected to launch a new flagship Android 6.1 smartphone called the “Perfume” in the first quarter of 2016,” Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC Corporation is expected to launch a new flagship Android 6.1 smartphone called the “Perfume” in the first quarter of 2016,” according to a report on the high-tech website Technobuffalo. The new ... Read More »

Facebook launches security checkup tool for its Android app

NEW YORK: Facebook has launched a new security checkup tool for its Android app, allowing users to log out of the social network from browsers and devices they haven’t used in a number of months and improve their password’s security. The tool also has the ability to send out login alerts notifying users of unauthorized account access. Facebook launched Security ... Read More »

Facebook shutdown Slingshot, Rooms and Riff apps

  LONDON: Facebook is the largest social network in the world and one of the most visited addresses on the web too. Moreover, they have the most popular app in North America (Facebook for mobile), together with Facebook Messenger which comes in third, and Instagram on the 9th place as of August 2015. Additionally, the social network also owns WhatsApp, ... Read More »

Google rolls out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Nexus range

  LONDON:oGoogle, as reported by users earlier in late November, has started rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for its Nexus range. Notably, the Android 6.0.1 is the first major upgrade arriving since the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (previously Android M) released earlier this year. Additionally, Google has also released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images for the Nexus range. The update ... Read More »

SONY launches world’s first 4K smartphone Xperia Z5 premium

BEIJING: SONY kickstarted the grand opening of its store at Gurney Plaza in Penang by launching the much anticipated 4K smartphone Xperia Z5 Premium. Touted as the world’s first 4K smartphone, the device boasts a stunning high-resolution display and video with an impressive battery life. Visitors can now get hands-on experience of the premium smartphone at the store. Besides that, ... Read More »

Microsoft launches Window 10 Lumia 550 in Europe

ROME: At its recent hardware announcement, Microsoft showed off its new Surface devices along with a focus on two Windows 10-powered smartphones, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. In the midst of all the hype, was the announcement of a budget smartphone, which was also powered by Windows 10, called the Lumia 550. Well Microsoft has finally launched the same ... Read More »

Suzuki launches 2 all-terrain vehicles in India

MUMBAI: Suzuki has launched two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in India, marking its entry into the largely untapped space. The Ozark 250 leisure-ATV has been priced at Rs. 5.45 lakh, while the Quadsport Z400 sport-ATV is priced at Rs. 8.50 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). The Ozark 250 is powered by a 246cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes mated to ... Read More »

Google’s new Cardboard Camera app now available Google Play store

LONDON: Google’s Cardboard Camera app will let you take 360 degree VR photos Either way, Google’s Cardboard Camera makes one thing clear: Google doesn’t want you to forget about VR. Google’s new Cardboard Camera app is now available in the Google Play store. Earlier this year during Google I/O, Google officially unveiled the new Photos application that would be finding ... Read More »

Unhackable, unbreakable, waterproof turing phone delayed till 2016

NEW YORK: In August this year, the ‘unhackable, unbreakable, and waterproof’ Turing Phone was announced to start shipping in December. However, Turing Robotic Industries has now sent an email announcing that it needs some more time and that the shipping date has now been delayed. It is worth noting that the smartphone already went up for pre-orders earlier this year. ... Read More »

NASA, Microsoft Bring Hologram Technology to ISS

NEW YORK:  Astronauts working in low-Earth orbit will soon receive Microsoft’s HoloLens technology during a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) via the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft. A pair of the augmented reality headsets were previously destroyed while aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule when the Falcon 9 rocket exploded during a cargo run last summer. NASA will apply ... Read More »

Micromax launches Micromax Canvas Pace 4G Q416 in India

MUMBAI: Micromax has launched a new smartphone in India in Canvas series called Micromax Canvas Pace 4G Q416. The smartphone is now listed on company’s official website. It is now available via online stores in India for Rs. 6,821. Micromax Canvas Pace 4G Q416 features a 5 inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) IPS Display. It is powered by a 1.1 GHz ... Read More »

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