Author Archives: Radhika Seth


Ducati Multistrada D-Air motorcycle offers a safer ride with airbag jackets

Ducati Multistrada D-Air motorcycle offers a safer ride with airbag jackets

Safety is one of the prime concerns of a motorcycle and unlike cars where airbags play an important saving factor; bikes typically can’t offer this feature. This was until motorcycle clothing company Dainese and motorcycle makers Ducati started experimenting with the idea of integrating an airbag for the rider and the pillion, into the biking experience. The result is the Ducati Multistrada D-Air model.

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Nintendo deny Mario Kart 8’s early release

Nintendo deny Mario Kart 8’s early release

Will it - won’t it, that is the question being asked by several confused Mario Kart fans. The core of confusion is related to the release date of Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. While the officials at Nintendo are sticking to their May 30th 2014 release date stand, the Amazon page states two to four weeks shipping instead.

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Gbatteries’ BatteryBox offers battery backup and enhanced life for MacBook and more

Gbatteries’ BatteryBox offers battery backup and enhanced life for MacBook and more

Gbatteries openly state that they haven’t invented a new battery, what they have done to its new BatteryBox instead is tweaking the technology to control the energy flow within an existing lithium-ion battery. What this means that the battery will now hold more power within it and not degrade over time - even after 3,000 full charge and discharge cycles.

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Panasonic unveils F1.7 Leica Summilux 15mm Lens and new GM1 kit

Panasonic unveils F1.7 Leica Summilux 15mm Lens and new GM1 kit

Panasonic's new digital interchangeable lens, the H-X015 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH, is in the news for being one of those new innovations that promise photographers to capture bokeh effect with clear picture quality while avoiding ghost and flare. You might say that the new lens has all the key ingredients that allow for superior defocused reportage pictures.

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The Wolverine 2: Hugh Jackman and David James Kelly are in

The Wolverine 2: Hugh Jackman and David James Kelly are in

We recently told you that James Mangold would be directing the next installment of The Wolverine, The Wolverine 2. It is now confirmed that David James Kelly and Hugh Jackman are roped in as well. 20th Century Fox has managed to get Kelly to write the script for the movie and Hugh Jackman will be wearing Logan’s claws once again.

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BitTorrent app FrostWire bakes Bitcoin into downloads

BitTorrent app FrostWire bakes Bitcoin into downloads

BitTorrent and cloud downloader app FrostWire has become the first open source torrent app to tie the distributed download system with Bitcoin, using the Canadian band 'Aint No Love' as the hook. The service provider has just debuted its in-client Bitcoin tipping feature, allowing fans to pay the band what they think its music is worth.

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DMV credit card hack hits thousands in California

DMV credit card hack hits thousands in California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is the next in line to fall prey to an extensive credit card security breach. A private alert sent out by MasterCard to different banks, states that online transactions for DMV-related services have been the source of the breach and has affected thousands of citizens and their data. The news comes close to heels of the Target incident, where data involving over 110 million of its customer’s credit cards was breached.

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LG Smart Lamp takes on Hue with Bluetooth bulb

LG Smart Lamp takes on Hue with Bluetooth bulb

LG has revealed its first smart bulb, the LG Smart Lamp, a low-wattage bulb that is said to be 80% more efficient than typical incandescent bulbs. However, while frugality is nice, the main highlight is its compatibility with Android and iOS devices. What this means is that you can control many aspects and features of this bulb via an app on your device.

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NSA snooped on Huawei and the Chinese Government

NSA snooped on Huawei and the Chinese Government

With each new day, a new skeleton tumbles out of the NSA closet; today we look into the news about spying on Huawei and the Chinese Government. It is common knowledge that the US government has been inquisitive about what is happening in China - so tracking former Chinese President Hu Jintao, the Chinese Trade Ministry and banks is predictable. However infiltrating the very core of a private company like Huawei is something quite unexpected.

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Twitter testing “number of views” stats for tweets

Twitter testing “number of views” stats for tweets

Some Twitter users have been reporting emails from the microblogging site updating them on the stats of their tweets. Apparently a number of them have been seeing the stats for real, on their timeline, inside or out of the iOS app version of Twitter. Unlike the Facebook stats that can be pretty in-depth for a regular user, the Twitter stats are very basic and limited to views for the particular tweet.

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Google Public DNS blocked in Turkey over Twitter ban

Google Public DNS blocked in Turkey over Twitter ban

Just days after the Twitter ban implemented by their government, net-savvy Turks have found ways to circumvent it. One of these ways included the Google public DNS service: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, which are open to all. It has now come to light that the government has tightened the noose over this service and blocked all access once more. This Twitter ban is in light of recent viral tweets surrounding a corruption scandal reported earlier this week.

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Stanford: driver-less cars the key to less traffic, faster commute

Stanford: driver-less cars the key to less traffic, faster commute

It is the future and the joy of going to work involves a quick car booking and then off to office in a driver-less car. To put things into perspective, you probably belong to the urban landscape where carpools and owning a car are redundant. To realize this scene, a team of researchers at MIT, Stanford, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology suggest that the best way to cut down commuting time and city cars is to implement Autonomous Cars.

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