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Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash

Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash

The button appeared beside Gmail’s normal send button and allowed users to shut down an email thread by sending a gif of a Minion dropping a microphone. However, a flurry of complaints about the button appeared on Google’s forums. The firm has since withdrawn the feature and apologised. Image captionClicking the button emailed contacts a [...]

April 2, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash

Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month

Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month

It marks the third call-back of electric cars over recent weeks. Earlier this month, Nissan revealed it needed to reprogramme the software that controls its Leaf vehicles’ brakes. Days later, Renault said it needed to check and replace faulty brake hoses on its Zoe cars. The problems appear to be unrelated. But one expert suggested [...]

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Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?

Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?

The design team were welcoming, but nervous about what we filmed – and in the background, as we sat down for the interview, were a number of cars draped in black sheets. One key reason for the secrecy was that Tesla was just a couple of months from unveiling the product on which its entire [...]

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Tesla Model 3 pitched as an ‘affordable’ electric car

Tesla Model 3 pitched as an ‘affordable’ electric car

The price and range of the five-seater should make the vehicle appeal to new types of customers and could boost interest in other electric vehicles. Chief executive Elon Musk said his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once production is at full speed. Within a day of the launch, Mr Musk tweeted [...]

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How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack

How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack

Armed Police Officers stand at the entrance to the Eurostar at St Pancras Station on March 22, 2016 in London, England. In the wake of another devastating terror attack, millions of people are opening up Facebook to check in on friends, and Twitter to share their grief and support. Once again, social media is proving [...]

March 27, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack

Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299

Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299

CEO Tim Cook introduced the new price and accessories during a special event in Cupertino on Monday. For Apple Watch users, the device has become an “essential part of their daily lives,” Cook said. People also love changing the bands, he added — about one-third of existing customers already do because it changes the “look.” [...]

March 21, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299

After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

More than a year after Uber announced a research pact with Carnegie Mellon University – and then hired away four of the institution’s faculty and 36 researchers and technicians – the ride-hailing company and university have not collaborated on a single project, according to CMU faculty and administrators. Herman Herman, director of CMU’s National Robotics [...]

March 21, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world’s two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung’s appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of the iPhone. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) paid Apple Inc (AAPL.O) more than $548 million [...]

March 21, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

Intex launches Aqua Ace II with 8MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery at Rs 8,999 in India

Intex launches Aqua Ace II with 8MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery at Rs 8,999 in India

New Delhi: Intex has added a new affordable device to its Aqua series of smartphones – the Aqua Ace II – at a price of Rs 8,999. The phone comes with a 5-inch HD display and at its core is a Mediatek 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It further [...]

March 21, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Intex launches Aqua Ace II with 8MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery at Rs 8,999 in India

Plane Crazy? New Study Claims Drones Not as Dangerous as the FAA Says

Plane Crazy? New Study Claims Drones Not as Dangerous as the FAA Says

Despite dire predictions from the Federal Aviation Administration that the nation’s air traffic is at peril from unmanned aerial vehicles, a new study claims that the chances of a drone damaging a passenger plane are fairly slim. “Contrary to sensational media headlines, the skies are crowded not by drones, but by fowl,” wrote researchers from [...]

March 19, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Plane Crazy? New Study Claims Drones Not as Dangerous as the FAA Says

Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

It used data on bird strikes to get a sense of what would happen if a small drone collided with a plane. Only 3% of collisions between aircraft and birds similar in weight to domestic drones result in damage, found the George Mason University researchers. An even smaller number caused injuries to humans, it found, [...]

March 16, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Earlier in March, The Times suggested trials would take place on a “quiet stretch” of the M6 motorway in Cumbria in 2016. The government has now confirmed “lorry platooning” trials, in which vehicles form a convoy headed by a driver in the leading lorry, will go ahead. It also announced that driverless cars will be [...]

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