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  • Cyber crimes in India likely to double in 2015

    5 January, 2015 1:34 PM 83

    Rising at an alarming rate, the number of cyber crimes in the country may double to 3 lakh in 2015 and could pose serious economic and national security challenges, an Assocham-Mahindra SSG study has warned. The increasing use of smartphones and tablets for online banking and other financial transactions have increased risks. India has emerged as a favourite

  • Sony MDR-EX31BN Bluetooth earphones

    5 January, 2015 10:31 AM 56

    Sony India today launched its new digital noise cancelling Bluetooth MDR-EX31BN earphones at a price of Rs 5,490. The MDR-EX31BN comes with a 13.5mm sound driver and digital noise cancellation capability. The earphones connect with a wireless Bluetooth receiver that works on one-touch connectivity with NFC letting the user a hands free experience. Available

  • A quest to regrow a coral reef

    3 January, 2015 6:30 PM 55

    David Vaughan plunges his right arm down to his elbow into one of nine elevated tanks where thousands of tiny colonies of coral are growing at an astonishing rate in shaded seclusion next to the Mote Tropical Research Laboratory in Summerland Key, Florida. “Now this is the exciting part. You ready for this?” he asks, straining to be heard over the relentless

  • Acer Liquid E700 review

    3 January, 2015 12:54 PM 57

    Acer’s laptops have generally been solid products, and value-for-money purchases compared to its competitors. However, it hasn’t been able to replicate that success or that range in smartphones yet. Can the Liquid E700 change that? Not really. Generally, everything works as advertised: the performance is good and you can play most HD games although not all at high-quality

  • Acer Liquid E700 vs Motorola Moto G vs Asus Zenfone 5

    3 January, 2015 12:30 PM 67

    There are three good options if you are in the market for a new 5-inch budget Android phone. The Acer Liquid E700, the Motorola Moto G and the Asus Zenfone 5 are all capable smartphones in their own right, each bringing something unique to the table. There isn’t a whole lot to separate the three. None of the phones really have anything to separate them here. It’s a 5-inch

  • Intex eyes top 3 spot in India

    3 January, 2015 12:18 PM 70

    Intex Technologies, a less talked about brand in the Indian smartphone market, has been growing silently and is eyeing a strong position in the top three brands in India. The company claims to have sold 3.5 million smartphones (within April-December, 2014 period) and is confident it will leave other local competitors behind. “Overall, 2014 was good for us. We have exceeded

  • New artificial knee ligament graft in offing

    3 January, 2015 9:48 AM 71

    Researchers are developing a new synthetic knee ligament graft that can integrate with the native bone, promote growth of new ligament tissue and stabilize the knee. Connecting the femur to the tibia, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most devastating injuries in sports. Not only is the ACL inelastic and prone to popping, it is incapable

  • Xolo launches Q700 Club smartphone at Rs 6,999

    2 January, 2015 2:33 PM 70

    Xolo today introduced its Q700 Club smartphone with dual front speakers supported by DTS at a price of Rs 6,999. The Q700 Club runs on a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with dual Mali 400 GPU, 1GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory which expandable up to 32GB. The dual-SIM smartphone comes with a 5MP rear camera with flash and auto focus. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat

  • Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar

    2 January, 2015 10:56 AM 81

    The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back — using a replica of a fully stocked bar. The idea: Sitting in the dimly lit bar-laboratory should cue the volunteers’ brains to crave a drink, and help determine

  • Airtel integrated digital TV (iDTV) review

    2 January, 2015 10:26 AM 67

    One of the big challenges of watching television in the digital era is the constant juggling between remotes, one of the TV and the other the set top box. Airtel and Samsung are trying to fix this what they call the Integrated Digital television or iDTV. The concept of integrating the set-top-box is not really new as Videocon has these television in its DTH offering