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Is Google Allo really better than WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger?

Google Allo

In the crowded world of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Hike, Snapchat, etc., Google has also entered the list with its new messaging chat app, Allo for Android and iOS platforms. Google Allo is simple to use with a mobile number based login, rather than one linked to an email. The app can understand phrases in English and Hinglish (a combination of the Hindi and English language used in India). It is targeted towards a market like India where instant messaging apps are booming and will eventually grow bigger. Read More…

Off the Grid jacket has enough pockets for all your gadgets, even your laptops!

SCOTTeVEST Off The Grid jacket

Having all the fancy gadgets like smartphone, tablets and sleek laptops is a common affair these days. Carrying them around is another predicament that we all face in a tech dominated world. Laptops are one solution to keep all your gizmos in one place, and also carry them around with ease. ScotteVest, however, wants to make that even more manageable with their line of clothing. Their latest innovation is a jacket that is carefully designed to accommodate all your daily use gadgets, even a laptop. Yes, you heard it right, you can fit your laptop in this jacket, and that too without any discomfort. They call it ‘Off the Grid’ jacket, and for good reason too.
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DIY: The coolest wireless LED keyboard you can make at home

DIY LED Keyboard

Hackaday.io user [AnonymouSmst] has created this uber cool keyboard which is not only good looking, but also smart in many ways. This wireless keyboard is a whole console in its own rights with 62 Cherry MX mechanical switches, 68 RGB LED backlights, 2 joysticks, 128×32 pixel OLED display and RFID/NFC chips for the communication bit. The brain of this smart keyboard is ATMEGA2560 chip which keeps all the electronic components in sync for seamless experience.
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Students build solar-powered car in fuel and electricity stricken Gaza

Gaza-Strip-Solar-Powered-Car

Inspired by acute electricity shortage and fuel deficiency in Gaza Strip in Palestine, two students from the Islamic Al Azhar University have developed a solar-powered car that does 18mph. Engineering students Al Miqaty and Khalid Al Bardawil worked closely with the University’s Mechatronics Engineering Department and created a single-seat vehicle for their graduation project. With solar panel embedded to the roof, this car is considered as an innovative step for people in Palestine. Read More…

Pokemon Go virtual eggs defile religious sentiments in India

Pokemon Go virtual eggs defile religious sentiments in India

Pokemon Go, which became the worldwide sensation in no time, has managed to hurt religious believers in India, even before its official launch. Although the augmented-reality game has not been officially released in India, but the game enthusiasts have found ways to play. However, Gujarat-based attorney Alay Anil Dave has filed a PIL (public interest litigation) with the state High Court against Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go. He alleges that the game should be banned in India, as it rewards virtual eggs to vegetarians in religious places such as temples. Read More…

Apple unveils iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – Here’s all you want to know

iPhone 7

At the much awaited annual event in San Francisco, Apple launched the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, two new age phones aesthetically similar to their predecessors, but with refined set of features that should make many Apple fanboys dump their previous handsets for the new beauties. Both the phones feel pretty much the same as iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively. However, Apple says the HD Retina Displays on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are cinema standard – 25 percent brighter than the display on last year’s iPhones. Read More…

Wireless Apple AirPods will force you to switch to iPhone

Apple AirPods

Apple event in San Francisco had some major revelations including the iPhone 7 line-up, Apple Watch 2 and also the AirPods. The latter being their most innovative product for a long time now. Apple AirPods are wireless earpods which cover-up Apple’s decision to finally get rid of the 3.5 mm jack. Although, Apple claims it takes courage to make a bold decision like this, only time will tell if it has any implication on the future of 3.5 mm headphone jack which has become industry standard for mobile devices. Coming on to the AirPods, Apple has broken the jinx of wireless earpods not being that appealing to the crown in terms of their use.
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Acer Predator 21 X world’s first curved screen laptop with eye tracking

Acer Predator 21 X curved screen laptop

Acer has brought to IFA 2016 a laptop that features a 21-inch curved screen – yes, it’s the world’s first laptop with a curved screen for a more immersive experience. Dubbed Predator 21 X, the laptop has natural curve of the eyes for wider view, which makes it a perfect machine for hardcore gamers. Touting a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution display, the laptop comes packed with NVIDIA G-Sync for that smoothest gaming experience. Read More…

Innovative glass windows are more efficient and enhance mobile signals

Insulating glass windows enhance mobile reception

While most manufacturers are head first into building innovative train cars, a research team at the EPFL University in Switzerland is developing new type of glass windows for trains that promise to be more energy efficient without compromising on mobile reception for passengers on-board. Generally in even the most high-end trains, connectivity is an issue. This is because the compartments are metal boxes and their windows have metal coating to improve insulation, this works as Faraday cage, blocking out microwaves. Read More…

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