Author archives: Priyansha

Oculus Rift was a ground-breaking device in the VR space when it was first released in March 2016. And it became clearer that virtual technology, which caught the world’s biggest attention in 1994 after Nintendo and Sega delivered their 3D gaming glasses, would truly transform how we interact with computer graphics.  We have a new of its kind in the hood – the Quest and I can tell you right away that Oculus Quest price is the most exciting part of the device launch. It’s no surprise that Oculus is behind yet another VR headset that w...
There are indications that the government of India would put an end to cryptocurrencies once and for all, and adopt strict regulations for official digital currencies. According to India’s Economic Times, an inter-ministerial consultation on a draft bill titled “Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies Bill 2019” has been kickstarted by the government. And the bill has reportedly been circulated to all relevant departments of the government. “The Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official...
Most people are skeptical about using a smart speaker or internet-connected smart devices just for security reasons. The fear of not knowing what information about you the devices are collecting, sharing and to who is the big problem. In May 2018, a woman from Portland, Oregon found out that her Amazon Echo had listened to a private conversation she had with her husband and had it sent to her husband’s coworker. The couple didn’t realize until the recipient called, urging that the smart speaker be unplugged. The device had misunderst...
Apple Music has surpassed rival streaming service Spotify in terms of US paid subscribers, reports The Wall Street Journal. Sources say based on records for the month of February, Spotify is trailing behind Apple Music with around 2 million U.S. subscribers. Spotify reported it had 96 million subscribers globally as of the end of 2018. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed publicly in May that Apple Music had crossed the 50 million user base milestone. Though both companies don’t give subscriber data based on region, experts say th...
It’s difficult to rule out notions surrounding the ongoing smartphone market strategy: more cameras, better pictures. And mobile phone companies yet to leverage the technology would rarely please their fans for denying them an opportunity to explore the new way of taking photos. Leaks of a possibly new Motorola flagship posted at CashKaro may indicate that the Schaumburg, Illinois-based Telecommunications Company is not letting its fans down. Leaked images of the possibly quad-camera Motorola flagship, which showed up at CashKaro in ...
Apple has allegedly been scammed out of nearly one million dollars in iPhone replacement scam by two Chinese engineering students in Oregon. According to a report by The Oregonian, the students are now facing criminal charges in federal court. Authorities claim the scheme, which is engineered to steal from Apple by exploiting iPhone return policy using fake iPhones, also involved others aside from the two students. The duo allegedly started since the beginning of 2017 to smuggle thousands of fake iPhones into the US from China. They ...
WhatApp’s group invitation feature has long been a subject of abuse. Many of us have been dragged into annoying group conversations without permission. And in some cases, the admin leaves their group after passing the information they wish to publicize. This nonsense has come to an end. WhatsApp new feature included in the latest update allows you to prevent users from adding you to group chats without permission from you. Whatsapp started rolling out the new update – currently accessible by some users – today. The Whatsapp group cha...
While it may sound like a luxury getting yourself one of the best smart thermostats 2019, lets also recognize that a smart thermostat is all you need to intelligently control your indoor temperature and reduce your energy bill. The spring months are the guiltiest of epileptic weather conditions; it could be super freezing today and 70 degrees the next day. But must you buy the best smart thermostat to effectively monitor and control your indoor temperature? That depends on what ‘effective’ means to you. The best smart thermostats lea...
UPS drone delivery service has beaten all odds to make first commercial flights in North Carolina, transporting medical samples between various buildings at WakeMed Raleigh’s medical campus. Alphabet’s subsidiary Wing, Uber, Intel, Amazon Prime Air, and other tech biggies have for several years been drooling over the prospect of launching their drone delivery services. UPS successfully launched its drone services on Tuesday ahead of the supposed strong rivals. Thanks to its collaboration with Matternet – a California-based drone tech...
Nintendo is currently working on two new versions of its Switch console and hopes to unveil them by summer, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new Switch game consoles are basically ‘Lite’ and ‘Pro’ versions of the existing Switch console, with additional variations, according to outlet’s sources familiar with the consoles. Among the two-game consoles, the pricier variant will have ‘enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers,’ though not as powerful as Microsoft’s Xbox One or Sony’s PS4 Pro. In other words, 4K HDR gaming...
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