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Imagine a world with computers that run 1,00,000 times faster than the current ones! It can drastically change lives and every aspect related to humanity. Such computers can help discover planets and galaxies, diagnose diseases, and do many tasks earlier than usual. Interestingly, a team of researchers; including some engineers from the University of Michigan, say that they have found a way to achieve this, with electrons and small laser pulses. In Science, ‘femtosecond’ means one quadrillionth of a second. This team of researchers h...
According to the definition, Blockchain is a distributed database; that maintains a continuously growing list of records, called blocks. Every block contains a timestamp and also a link to a previous block. More technically speaking, it is a digital ledger; where the transactions made in crypto-currency(or bitcoin), are recorded chronologically and publicly.  Interestingly, last year an Indian multi-national bank; ICICI bank announced that it has successfully used the blockchain technology; to execute transactions in International Tra...
We all know that in the world of gadgets and technology, VR (Virtual Reality) is the next big thing. With VR gadgets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift stepping in the market, it has upended the craze of VR (Virtual Reality). For those who think that it is an expensive idea to indulge in the world or VR, it has been made the opposite by Insta360 Nano. Insta360 Nano is a VR gadget that turns your iPhone into a 360-degree camera; with the help of a single app and a connected dual lens system. Even though it is budget-friendly, it provide...
Dell XPS 15 is not the world’s most powerful, thinnest or the lightest laptop. But this gadget is an all-rounder making it one of the best laptops in its class. It is the combination of a decent graphics chipset, a powerful processor, a good battery life and an excellent display. Dell XPS 15 is comparatively smaller than the average 15-inch laptops and more portable compared to its competitors. It has very few points that can be disliked. Dell XPS 15 - Design The 2017 version of Dell XPS 15 has more interior changes than its out...
The competition for providing voice controlled systems has upended after the launch of Google’s Assistant and Amazon’s Echo in the market. Sonos is a popular maker of Wi-Fi enabled speakers, based in Boston. This year Sonos has announced its new product, but surprisingly it is not connected with the voice control technology. It is simply a classic example of a home theatre audio system. Sonos Playbase is a well-designed system aiming for better internet connectivity and sound in home theatre systems. After Playbar, Sonos Playbase is t...
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are premium mobile devices designed by the Mountain company. After Nexus and Chromebooks, Google launched its premium mobile device – Pixel. When we say premium, it is not high-end only in its price. It is premium, performance wise, providing amazing camera quality, smooth performance, and a great HD screen and storage capacity. The Pixel phones, built by HTC obviously delivered fantastic output for music. Google Pixel is one of the first smartphones to deliver Android 7.1 (Nougat) software. Google has hin...
It’s a good thing that Steve Jobs is not here to witness the major Apple crisis, which is going on recently. From the massive sales drop in Apple’s beloved money-making baby ‘iPhone’ to worst quarter in the decade, Apple is struggling like never before. Apple Exec. Tim Cook visiting China may not help the company to emerge totally out of the crisis pool, but it can certainly push it towards the shallow end. Well, at least let’s hope it does as China is one of the biggest markets for Apple. Apple is facing a major setback in its mos...
Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications are indeed one of the most annoying features in Microsoft’s system. It can pop up at any time it wants, no matter how busy you’re. Recently, Metinka Slater, a meteorologist reporting for KCCI 8 News had to suffer embarrassment while she was giving a live weather forecast. The Upgrade Notification for Windows 10 appeared on the huge display screen interrupting the live weather report. Poor thing. Unable to hide her embarrassment she made a little joke, “Ahh, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Win...
Finally, the much-anticipated feature of Periscope is here. Now you have the option to save Periscope streams permanently. The users and the analysts will witness the huge social battle as Periscope competes with Facebook Live now onwards. Basically, it can be derived as Periscope mimics FB by using the latter’s most powerful feature used by Facebook Live. This move taken by the live video broadcasting platform could make it more appealing to the social stars, communities, and brands. Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour used Periscope to...
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has one item on its wish list - a “secure messaging and transaction platform” for the U.S. military. The messaging platform would make use of standard encryption and security features of apps such as WhatsApp, Ricochet, or Signal, and also use a decentralized Blockchain-like backbone structure that would make it more resilient to cyberattacks and surveillance. According to a notice looking for proposals, which was recently posted online, DARPA aims to have “a secure messaging syst...