Meet Nadine, the Social Robot Who Can Give You Company

Say hello to Nadine, an unconventional robot with her own personality, mood and emotions. She is friendly, can greet you back and remember your name and your previous conversation with her. Powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana, Nadine is the latest social robot developed by scientists at Nanyang Technological University […]

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China Telecom Chief Resigns After Probe Announced

The head of China Telecom, one of the country’s big three telecommunications firms, has formally resigned his posts, the company said Wednesday, three days after authorities announced he was under investigation. Chang Xiaobing had resigned as chairman, chief executive officer and executive director, China Telecom said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange, […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL Receiving Firmware Update

Microsoft has started rolling out firmware updates for its flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The firmware update with build number 01078.00027.15506.020xx is now available to download for Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL users in Ireland and the UK. The company however adds that the availability […]

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$5 Million Lawsuit Claims Apple Slowed Down iPhone 4S With iOS 9

Apple is being sued over “misleading” people by touting iOS 9 as being compatible with iPhone 4S. To recall, when Apple launched iOS 9 in September this year, it said the iPhone 4S was compatible with its latest operating. The plaintiff claims that his and other people’s iPhone 4S had significantly slowed down and become […]

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India Funding Roundup: MobiKwik, Intelligent Interfaces, Bumper, Town Essentials, Hubhopper

Former Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav will be ending the year on a high note, with funding support from cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who will be backing his e-governance startup. Funding activity seems to have trickled down during the holiday season, centred around online grocery, car care, mobile wallets, and social networks. Intelligent Interfaces Cricketer Yuvraj Singh […]

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Best Chromecast apps: 19 ways to turbocharge your TV

Allcast AllCast, from legendary developer Koushik Dutta, is one of the original and best Chromecast streaming apps. AllCast not only works with Chromecast, it can also be used to stream to your Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360, Roku, Apple TV and more. Note that the free version has a five-minute viewing limit per session, so consider […]

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Chinese copies of the best smartphones

It is increasingly common to see almost exact copies, at least in terms design, of flagship models from almost all smartphone manufacturers. While it is true that the vast majority of mobile devices stem from across Asia, these imitations largely originate from China. The main advantage of this plagiarism is, of course, the price – the leading manufacturers […]

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Smartphone cameras explained: everything you need to know about the snapper in your smartphone

Smartphone cameras explained: the basics Every smartphone camera is different, but they all have the same things in common. They all have a lens, which enables them to see things; they all have a sensor, which takes what the lens sees and turns it into digital data; and they all have software, which analyzes the data […]

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