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Sep
23
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 2:14 PM
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Everyone is familiar with the ‘tick tock’ sound of mechanical watches. This sound is heard by insomniacs in the middle of the night and is included in the background score of innumerable movie and TV shows to heighten the drama. The sound could well be a thing of the past if researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have their way. The team has replaced the ticking mechanism of watches with a new oscillator that is completely silent and consumes 60% less energy. In traditional...
Sep
23
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 12:58 PM
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Researchers at Dartmouth College have successfully developed and tested an Android app which harvests livelogging data to gauge a student’s stress levels and its effect on academic performance and behaviour. The Android app titled StudentLife was developed by a team of researchers led by Professor Andrew Campbell. In the testing phase, 48 students at the college gave their consent to let the app collect their smartphone data for a 10-week term. The StudentLife application collected the...
Sep
20
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by Ankita Katdare at 9:26 AM
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If you have been closely following the growth of Notion Ink tablets, you probably remember that the sales of Notion Ink Adam (launched in 2010) never took off and its elder brother the Notion Ink Adam II that arrived late last year in hopes to revive...
Sep
18
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 11:38 PM
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After unveiling the Kindle Voyage, Amazon announced four new tablets that let users experience the latest version of Fire OS and Amazon services at affordable rates. The Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7 and Kids Edition run the latest Fire OS 4 ‘Sangria’ which is based on the Android KitKat. The Fire OS 4 pushes desired content to the user’s device with the help of its...
Sep
18
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by Sharvari Panchbhai at 7:12 PM
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According to a group of researchers from Canada, energy can be harvested while performing the activities such as talking, chewing, and eating. To generate electricity from such jaw movements, the team has developed a novel head-mounted device called “Chinstrap” which can be used to power small-scale wearable electronic gadgets such as hearing aids, electronic hearing protectors, communication earpieces and cochlear implants also. It is estimated by the team that the device can generate energy...
Sep
17
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 9:44 PM
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Canadian start-up Metatecture has announced their new creation that brings virtual reality to iOS users at affordable prices. Meet the AirVR, a $49 attachment for iPad Mini and iPhone 6 Plus that enables you to wear you gadget over your eyes and experience real-time 3D virtual reality. You might be suspecting at the moment, how have the manufacturers made an iPad attachment so cheap? To answer your question we have to look in to the design and working of the AirVR. The AirVR has two lenses for...
Sep
17
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by Ankita Katdare at 11:34 AM
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Adidas has launched its newest accessory - a smartwatch named "miCoach SMART RUN" in India at a price of Rs. 24,999. The smartwatch tracks and monitors your performance data and is designed to be your coach such that you get the most of your training routines every time you get up and go. The advanced solution in the smartwatch segment, the Adidas MiCoach Smart Run packs a bundle of features inside the small unit. It features a strapless continuous heart rate and is connected via GPS, Bluetooth...
Sep
16
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 7:36 PM
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Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a soft robotic arm inspired by the design of octopus tentacles that can get through tough corners without a human operator. Unlike traditional robotic arms which have fixed joints and need precise navigation instructions, the soft robotic arm can snake through corners without harming itself and the environment it is being used. The team led by Andrew Marchese prepared...
Sep
16
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by Ankita Katdare at 2:11 PM
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Sony India has launched a new smartphone - the Sony Xperia E3 and its Dual-SIM variant in India today after the grand unveiling at IFA 2014. You will find that the Xperia E3, a new entrant in the mid-budget Android smartphone market in India, scores well on many fronts when it comes to the specifications. Featuring a 4.5 inch durable (scratch resistant) tempered glass IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, the Xperia E3 features resilient corners, a distinctive aluminium power...
Sep
15
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by Ambarish Ganesh at 10:52 PM
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Telecom operators are already pissed off at the many apps eating up their revenue, and now WhatsApp is further fueling their agony by introducing the new voice-calling feature for iPhone. WhatsApp CEO did announce in the past that he'd introduce voice-calling in the app for Android and iOS versions, later followed by Blackberry and Microsoft. Now some sources have spotted a popup that seeks user's permission to use the microphone, hinting that voice-calling may be hitting the app sooner than...