Author Archives: Radhika Seth


Volkswagen Group working on new petrol engine for efficiency

Volkswagen Group working on new petrol engine for efficiency

At the rate fuel prices are going up, and the fact that our resources are limited, the only alternative left for us is to improvise our current technology for optimize fuel efficiency. The Volkswagen Group is doing just that. They are working on a tech that impacts the variable compression ratios that will boost its petrol engine efficiency.

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Microsoft teases Kinect for Windows v2 hardware

Microsoft teases Kinect for Windows v2 hardware

After shipping out its Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits in December last year, Microsoft has finally revealed the final hardware design of Kinect for Windows v2. The hardware resembles the Kinect for Xbox One but the underlying difference is that this new box has the words “Kinect” printed on the top panel. In place of the Xbox Nexus styled green “x” we find a simple power indicator.

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Last.fm switches off subscription radio, Scrobbler app now the mainstay

Last.fm switches off subscription radio, Scrobbler app now the mainstay

In their decade long run, Last.fm has seen many ups and downs. In late 2012 the popular Internet radio service was cutting back its scale and turned to paid-only subscriptions. They next warmed up to Spotify and teamed up to include their app in Spotify's portfolio. The latest news is that their radio streaming service will no longer be available as of 28th of April 2014. Instead, scrobbling, music discovery, and recommendations are their new direction.

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Jupiter Ascending: sneak peek at Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis’ next

Jupiter Ascending: sneak peek at Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis’ next

Jupiter Ascending is Warner Bros. Pictures’ next sci-fi offering and looks to be pretty exciting. The teaser we just saw has all the elements of a blockbuster, and we are looking forward to its July 18th release. The movie brings together the acting talents of Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis and the creative genius of siblings Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski.

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Microsoft Surface wireless keyboard adapter axed

Microsoft Surface wireless keyboard adapter axed

The latest on Microsoft is that they have axed the Surface Wireless Keyboard Adapters from their list of peripherals being offered for the Surface Tablets. Although it made its debut in September last year, in six short months the product is 'out of stock' and will never be restocked again.

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HTC One (M8) gets a hammer torture test and failed

HTC One (M8) gets a hammer torture test and failed

If the intent is to completely destroy your new HTC One (M8), then you need to have a look at the video below. If you want to really know – what not to do – then again, watch the video. Basically, you get a lowdown on how your keys, a butcher knife, a pocketknife and a hammer affect the device.

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Apple software engineer reminisces iPhone’s birth

Apple software engineer reminisces iPhone’s birth

It’s a story that can now be told, but given how secretive Apple is about its ‘devil’ and ‘details’, one has to factor in the timing in context of the Apple – Samsung patent war that is still simmering on. We are talking about Apple’s senior software engineer Greg Christie and his recap on how the iPhone came about.

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ZTE Nubia X6 announced with Snapdragon 801, near tablet-sized

ZTE Nubia X6 announced with Snapdragon 801, near tablet-sized

With quite a generous screen, the ZTE Nubia X6 was announced with much fanfare at an event in China. When we say generous, we mean a 6.44-inch 1080p display and a 13 megapixel front facing camera for your selfie needs. While the news is good, the only limitation for now seems the China-only release slated for this smartphone.

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Mark Zuckerberg vs Paul Ceglia: Lawsuit finally dismissed by Judge

Mark Zuckerberg vs Paul Ceglia: Lawsuit finally dismissed by Judge

We have been trailing the Paul Ceglia lawsuit far too long, and now it finally looks to have come to its logical end. A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Paul Ceglia, claiming a 50% stake in ‘The Face Book’ project that he supposedly had invested in.

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Edge of Tomorrow: Get ready to Live, Die, Repeat

Edge of Tomorrow: Get ready to Live, Die, Repeat

Take a look at the latest official trailer of the Edge of Tomorrow, a movie that will urge you to Live, Die, Repeat – all in that order. Starring 'Mission Impossible' hero, Tom Cruise and English actress Emily Blunt, Warner Bros. Pictures have released a couple of teasers to whet our appetite for the movie.

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MSI GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost now available with GeForce 870M inside

MSI GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost now available with GeForce 870M inside

MSI shows us that there is no need for gaming laptops to be bulky and awkward; they can be sexy, slim and svelte. Have a look at their latest offerings: the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost notebooks and the sense of light and thin becomes apparent. A look under the hood and the sense of power also gets evident.

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LG brings in the more secure Knock Code to G2 and G Flex

LG brings in the more secure Knock Code to G2 and G Flex

Improving its initial double-tap to unlock feature that came in with the G2, LG has announced a new, and more secure interface for accessing LG Smartphones: the Knock Code. Models like the G Pro 2, G2 mini, F Series and L Series will come with this new feature, and the older versions will get replaced via a firmware update starting in April.

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