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Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

Customers shop at the newly opened Amazon Books store in Columbus Circle in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA Drop in for a book. Walk out with a smart watch. Shopping in one of Amazon’s brand-new, three-dimensional bookstores affords visitors the opportunity to buy many things that aren’t books. A hands-free sous vide, for example. Or [...]

May 26, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

Practo Partners Microsoft to Let Users Make Doctor Appointments in Bing Search Results

Practo Partners Microsoft to Let Users Make Doctor Appointments in Bing Search Results

Practo and Microsoft have partnered to improve Bing search results when it comes to searching for doctors online. The healthcare platform claims that the “collaboration will enable an easier and effective search for people looking for right medical advice.” Practo’s integration into Bing search brings the ability to book appointments, see reviews, and order lab [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Practo Partners Microsoft to Let Users Make Doctor Appointments in Bing Search Results

Android Go: The Details Google Didn’t Reveal During the Keynote

Android Go: The Details Google Didn’t Reveal During the Keynote

Android Go was announced during the opening keynote of the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View on Wednesday. Since the announcement, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the project – is it a new version of Android? Can Android Go devices run all Android apps, or only the apps that have been [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Android Go: The Details Google Didn’t Reveal During the Keynote

Google I/O 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ to Get Daydream VR Support This Summer

Google I/O 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ to Get Daydream VR Support This Summer

When Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were announced in March, it came as bit of a surprise that the top-end Android smartphones didn’t feature support for Google’s Daydream platform. However, this surprising omission will not stay for long as the search giant announced on Wednesday at its I/O 2017 conference that the support for [...]

May 18, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google I/O 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ to Get Daydream VR Support This Summer

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a EUR 3 million ($3.3 million or roughly Rs. 35 crores) fine on messaging service WhatsApp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook. All 28 European Union data protection authorities asked WhatsApp last year to stop sharing [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Netflix Adds HDR Video Support to Android, Starting With the LG G6

Netflix Adds HDR Video Support to Android, Starting With the LG G6

Netflix has added support for HDR (high-dynamic range) video to its Android app, which means you can experience richer colours and better contrast on the go. There’s a caveat, though – it’s only available on the LG G6. CEO Reed Hastings had talked about Netflix’s plans to bring HDR support to smartphones at MWC 2017 [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Netflix Adds HDR Video Support to Android, Starting With the LG G6

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

After intensive testing, WhatsApp started rolling out the video calling feature in November last year across all platforms globally. Now, after six months of the feature being live, WhatsApp confirms that India is the top country in the world to use the video calling feature. In India, a total of over 50 million video calling [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

I’m standing in the admissions line at a museum in New York when I overhear a surprising claim: “It’s like going to the dentist,” a man declares. “I’d rather go the dentist than go to a museum.” “We can go somewhere else if you want,” his partner offers. “No, it’s fine.” He pauses. “I strongly [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on 20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Parents, take note! Spending too much time on smartphones, tablets and other devices may delay speech development in toddlers, a new study warns. The study included 894 children between ages six months and two years participating in a practice-based research network in Toronto between 2011 and 2015. By their 18-month check-ups, 20 percent of the [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Four Google Chrome Extensions for YouTube Everyone Must Install

Four Google Chrome Extensions for YouTube Everyone Must Install

YouTube is still one of the most popular video sites in the world and with good reason. It’s got a ridiculous amount of content that’s available freely, and it’s fast and easy to use. But if you want to make YouTube a little bit better, then these four Chrome Extensions can improve the experience. We’ve [...]

May 3, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Four Google Chrome Extensions for YouTube Everyone Must Install

Unlocking the potential of technology

Unlocking the potential of technology

Ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time. The first online experience for these 16-year-olds in Madagascar was browsing Wikipedia and writing what they had discovered on a blackboard. LAURA DE [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Unlocking the potential of technology

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Tech companies and Internet providers are poised for another dramatic showdown as the head of the Federal Communications Commission revealed a plan Wednesday for rolling back his predecessor’s rules mandating a free and open Internet. The proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai marks the first step toward undoing a key decision of the Obama era, [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules