Ride Scorpio, a device that texts you if your bike is stolen

By on April 15, 2014 at 2:08 PM.

Ride Scorpio, a device that texts you if your bike is stolen

All of us have heard or seen trackers that would nail car or SUV thieves down but here comes a system that texts you if someone steals, or even touches, your motorbike in the parking! The new Scorpio Ride 'Core' system from Massachusetts-based Scorpio Sounds uses an Apple or Android app to keep track of a module installed inside the bike. More →
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New Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece offers remote control of owner’s Aston Martin

By on April 9, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

New Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece offers remote control of owner’s Aston Martin

The luxury Swiss watchmaker has teamed up with the British-based sportscar maker on a new watch worthy of James Bond. A new watch from Jaeger-LeCoultre will let any wannabe 007s make an extra quick getaway by unlocking the doors of their Aston Martins from the comfort of their wrist. More →
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Cowon E3 portable music player launched for Rs 5,499; available exclusively on Flipkart

By on April 7, 2014 at 5:50 PM.

Cowon E3 portable music player launched for Rs 5,499; available exclusively on Flipkart

Audiophiles love them, music professionals still use them, and joggers find them useful too: portable music players, or iPods as they were once colloquially called (obviously with reference to Apple's highly successful product), might not be as popular as they once were, but it's refreshing to see a new product in the market. It's called Cowon iAudio E3 and is available exclusively on Flipkart, with prices starting from Rs 5,499. More →
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John Carmack says he wasn’t expecting Facebook to purchase Oculus

By on March 31, 2014 at 3:11 PM.

John Carmack says he wasn’t expecting Facebook to purchase Oculus

Oculus CTO John Carmack has reportedly broken his silence over social network site Facebook’s planned acquisition of Oculus. Carmack, who joined the company last August, replied to a blog post by chiptune musician Peter Berkman saying that he wasn’t expecting Facebook to purchase the company. More →
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Facebook says “won’t rebrand Oculus with own logo, interface”

By on March 27, 2014 at 7:08 PM.

Facebook says “won’t rebrand Oculus with own logo, interface”

Contrary to the claims made by a US newspaper, Facebook has formally denied any plans to rebrand its latest acquisition Oculus by plastering its own logo and interface on the hardware. The social networking giant purchased the virtual reality startup for a whopping 2 billion dollars, a second mega dollar deal after WhatsApp. More →
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BatteryBox: five years of portable power

By on March 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM.

BatteryBox: five years of portable power

The BatteryBox is by no means the only portable back-up power device on the market, but what makes it so clever is that once charged up, it stays charged up and is guaranteed to perform like new for five years. That, and the fact that despite being small enough to fit in the palm of the average adult hand, it has enough power to fully recharge a MacBook Air or eight iPhones. More →
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Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit launched in India, prices start from Rs 15,900

By on March 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit launched in India, prices start from Rs 15,900

Apart from launching the Galaxy S5 in India, Samsung has also launched its range of Gear wearables. The trio include the successor to the original Gear called Gear 2, a lighter version of the device called Gear 2 Neo, and a fitness tracker aptly named Gear Fit. The Gear 2 is launched for Rs 21,900 while both the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be available for Rs 15,900 each. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, the three devices will put Samsung as the frontrunner in the wearables segment. More →
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Sony won’t jump on the Android Wear bandwagon just yet

By on March 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Sony won’t jump on the Android Wear bandwagon just yet

Sony, which has been making Android-based smartwatches before other OEMs showed interest in launching such products of their own, said it won’t leave its own platform for Android Wear in the future. “We’ve already invested time and resources on this platform, and we will continue in that direction,” Sony Mobile U.S. chief Ravi Nookala told CNET in an interview. More →
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