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The Sunnyclist Is Powered By Three Different Energy Sources

While electric cars save on gas, they still use energy that may not be totally environmentally friendly. An Indiegogo campaign, however, has been started for Sunnyclist, a tricycle-golf cart mixture that has a solar panel on the roof, then harnesses that solar energy and stores it in the battery. Of course, sometimes the sun disappears for a while, and while ... Read More »

This Camera Drone Is $34.99 And Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

While drones are on the rise (no pun intended), they are normally pretty large and expensive. Cheerson, however, has released a drone without either of those issues. The CX-10C Nano Drone is small enough to fit in the user’s hand and can easily navigate obstacle-ridden environments. Not only is the drone small and nimble, but it’s also very cheap, coming ... Read More »

Apple Shelves Streaming TV Plans After Negotiations Fail Due To ‘Skinny’ Bundles: Report

It seems that customers will not be getting a live streaming television service from Apple in a little while. A new report indicated that Apple shelved its live TV plans after negotiations with content owners failed as the Cupertino-based tech titan was pushing for a “skinny” bundle of TV channels priced at less than $30 every month. While Apple wished ... Read More »

Another Report Says Xiaomi’s First Laptop Will Ship Early 2016

A Taiwan-based news report has claimed that Xiaomi is working on its first notebook computer which is being manufactured by Inventec. Taipei Times quotes Inventec chairman Richard Lee who claimed that the first laptop from Xiaomi’s stables can be expected to start shipping in the first or second half of 2016. “I am upbeat about the business outlook for Xiaomi’s ... Read More »

Raspberry Pi Kits to Be Provided to Every School: Kerala Chief Minister

Looking to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools, the state government today said that all schools in Kerala, both government and aided, will soon be equipped with electronics and Raspberry Pi kits. Speaking at the inauguration of an ‘[email protected]’ project, initiated by the state IT Department, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that 6,000 government schools would be ... Read More »

Amazon Fire TV With 4K Video Support, Alexa Virtual Assistant Launched

Amazon Thursday unveiled a slew of other electronic gadgets aimed at clicking with consumers in the upcoming holiday shopping season. Apart from new low-cost tablets, Amazon unveiled an upgraded Fire TV media box for $99 (roughly Rs. 6,500) and a new Fire TV Stick with Alexa-based voice remote for $49 (roughly Rs. 3,200). The devices, which compete with products from ... Read More »

Chinese President Xi Jinping to Tour Microsoft, Boeing on US Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will tour Boeing Co and Microsoft Corp in Seattle on the first stop of his U.S. visit next week, state and company officials confirmed on Wednesday. His itinerary for the September 22-24 stay in Seattle includes visiting Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington, and Boeing’s massive factory in Everett, where 787, 777 and other wide-body jets are ... Read More »

Microsoft Discriminated Against Women in Pay, Promotions: US Lawsuit

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in U.S. court claiming its policy of ranking employees to determine pay and promotions led to discrimination against women. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Seattle, Washington by former technician Katherine Moussouris, who claims she was passed over for promotions given to less-qualified men and was ... Read More »

Microsoft Names Brad Smith President and Chief Legal Officer

Microsoft has given longtime executive Brad Smith the title of president, as the company continues its transition to a new generation of leadership. Smith’s full title will be president and chief legal officer. He has been Microsoft’s general counsel since 2002 and became an executive vice president in 2011. CEO Satya Nadella announced the appointment in an email Friday to ... Read More »

Micromax Canvas Laptab Now Shipping With Windows 10 at Rs. 14,999

Micromax on Friday announced its first Windows 2-in-1 device, the Canvas Laptab, will now ship preloaded with Windows 10 – making the laptop-tablet hybrid the company’s first Windows 10 device. The price remains the same as launch, at Rs. 14,999. First launched back in April this year, the Micromax Canvas Laptab (Review) with Windows 10 features the exact same specifications ... Read More »