China’s ongoing space programmes clearly suggest that the country wants to explore the universe more than it has ever done. Adding to its list of ambitious space projects, the country on Thursday launched its first X-ray space telescope, hoping to unearth unknown secrets about black holes, neutron stars and extremely energetic explosions observed in distant […]
Google is known for regularly adding new features to its Chrome browser to ensure a better user experience than other rival products. Although Google performs a lot of internal testing before releasing a new feature to the public, you can still try such experimental features using flags in chrome://flags. This post is about one such […]
If you are very active on Gmail and need to communicate with people through emails every day, you must have been using certain words or phrases quite frequently. Using the same text over and over could be very annoying at times. Well, you can’t help it either. But thanks to mother technology, there is a […]
Imagine a situation when you need to inform your children that huge thunderstorms are approaching where they play, but you cannot reach out because the cellular networks are down. This is quite common in emerging countries where cellular networks are congested and connectivity is limited. Due to exceptional growth of data – double the rate […]
I would love to argue with those who disagree that the mobile devices segment is always dominated by news and rumors surrounding Apple and Samsung. Consider this: Apple will most probably launch the tenth-anniversary model of its flagship smartphone, widely-expected to be called the “iPhone 8”, in the fall. But speculations about the device’s features […]
YouTube has just rolled out an update to its mobile app that will be a life-changer for avid YouTubers like me. If you want to skip a boring part of a YouTube video on your smartphone, you don’t need to struggle with the video’s slider on the bottom any more. Now you have a much […]
Those of you, who are familiar with the increasingly popular trend of smartwatches, may already know that LG and Google are preparing to announce a new pair of Android Wear watches this week. While tech enthusiasts are waiting for the two devices – the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style – the user guides for […]
The year 2016 brought some tough time to the top two smartphone vendors in the world – Apple and Samsung. While it marked the first full year of declining shipments for the iPhone, Samsung suffered for its recent missteps – the Galaxy Note 7 recall – which helped Apple capitalize on the situation and dethrone […]
If you have been using a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, for your Android smartphone, you could be among those people who consider this as an indispensable protection against hackers trying to compromise confidential data or inject malware into incoming traffic. But, if findings of a recent study are to believed, trusting VPNs blindly could […]
Samsung was under tremendous pressure to find what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7. Being one of the most trusted brands in the world, the South Korean conglomerate did owe answers to its customers who have helped the company maintain its lead over its rivals in the worldwide smartphone market. Recalling a product is […]
Soon there will be a time when farmers will be glued to their laptops, scanning a stream of images of crops to measure their growth and test leaf wilting. They won’t be required to go to the field and toil hard under the sun, because a hanging robotic hero will do all the donkey work.
Talented minds at Georgia Tech have developed a robot, which will swing over a four-acre soybean field and help researchers monitor crops.
The prototype robot, called Tarzan, will hang over the crops, suspended by parallel guy-wires. It will be fitted with cameras that will keep on taking pictures of each plant while Tarzan swings like gibbons along the cables.
Tarzan, which is expected to be released in three years, will gather information about the plants and send it to the farmer.
Google doesn’t like ads that are “bad”. The word “bad” here refers to those ads that are misleading, inappropriate, or harmful. So if you hate (of course you do) those irritating pop-ups that lead to sites showing unrealistic offers or if you sometimes unintentionally end up downloading an app after clicking on an ad, then […]