Google’s aspirations to extend the reach of its innovative drone delivery service has encountered a number of issues and plans to begin a wider launch of the product that have been put on hold. Google’s parent company Alphabet, a leading software company, has revealed its ambitious plan for a marketplace that could order anything from a coffee to toilet paper and have it within minutes. The drone-delivery service was given the green light from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to…
Sales of the Apple Watch is on track to be the best ever for the product after a sensational first week of Christmas shopping. Consumers have bought the Apple Watch in mass bulk all over the globe and it set a record. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the gadget’s sell through is a measure of how many units are sold to consumers, rather than simply stocked on retailers’ shelves reached a new high. Cook's comments followed a report on Monday…

LG leverages display expertise, enters medical imaging market

Written on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 06:14
LG Electronics (LG) is entering the growing medical imaging devices market with the introduction of clinical and surgical monitors designed to empower health care professionals to make accurate and informed life-saving decisions. The new monitors and an advanced new radiography devices have been previewed at RSNA 2016, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. LG 8MP Clinical Review Monitor The LG 8MP Clinical Review Monitor is a 27-inch IPS monitor driving 3840 x 2160 pixels…

Amazon launches new smart home device

Written on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:14
Amazon has announced details about developing a new smart home device aimed at fending off competition from market competitors Google and Apple. The world’s largest online retailer is planning to capitalize even further on the surprising success of its voice-controlled home gadgets by introducing a new premium Echo-like speaker to the marketplace. The new smart home device will have a touchscreen measuring around seven inches, a major departure from Amazon’s existing cylindrical home devices that are controlled and respond mostly…

Get your very own Transformer for $600,000

Written on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:09
A futuristic car which transforms into a robot is set to be unveiled at an exhibition that takes place at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi on November 23rd. The creation is the brainchild of Turkish company Letvision which have created this ‘auto-bot’ which has been named the Antimon. It is a red BMW E92 that turns into a robot in approximately 30 seconds. It is the star attraction at ‘The Big Boys Toys’ exhibition that will allow fans of the Hollywood…
To complement the Gear VR, Samsung’s Gear 360 camera, with its ability to capture one’s entire surroundings, provides an entirely new way to film and share life’s memorable moments, says the South Korean tech giant. Studies indicate that augmented and virtual reality market will grow strongly over the next five years. The Gear 360 is the only such device that enables users to shoot with a real-time view, stitch and trim their videos on their smartphones, and to edit what…
Danish tech firm NERVE caused a stir at this year’s 2nd International Conference on Future Mobility in the UAE. NERVE showcased some of the company’s latest in electric and driverless vehicle technology, set to completely disrupt urban transportation models the world over, such as its Smart Cruiser, a next-generation and multifunctional public transport solution; and the world’s fastest autonomous motorcycle. Smart, green and multifunctional, Smart Cruiser is an intelligent electric vehicle with flawless suspension and robot technology, giving it unmatched…
With 3840 x 2160 pixels, 4K TVs can show much greater detail than even before, but the key to the ideal 4K resolution is to address the all-important issues of contrast ratio, says Samsung. That’s where HDR technology steps in. HDR an acronym for ‘High Dynamic Range’ is all about the expression of images and is a result of the depth of contrast between light and dark colors that a TV can produce. Producing images at up to 1000 nits…
Acer says it will offer VR Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) capable of mixed reality through the Windows 10 Creators Update in 2017. Adding to the current portfolio comprising of the professional and location-based entertainment StarVR developed jointly with Starbreeze, Acer is now able to provide a comprehensive VR offering for all kinds of customers. The VR offering will range from top-of-the-line, cinema grade HMDs, extending to accessible headsets enabled by the Windows Holographic Platform, and VR-Ready PCs and platforms to power…
Apple has taken the success of its touch-control features that customers have embraced on its smartphones, and applied it to its MacBook laptops. The company unveiled its new MacBook Pro computers at a special event at its HQ in Silicon Valley on October 27 – devices that feature a ‘Touch Bar’ replacing where function keys have traditionally been positioned. The new Touch Bar feature is able to adapt to display controls most relevant to whatever application is being used, from…
Due to be released in March 2017, Nintendo’s recently announced Nintendo Switch will double as a handheld portable gaming device/home console. The device looks like similar to a tablet computer with controllers attached to its sides. Some analysts suggest the Nintendo Switch could be Nintendo’s last chance at selling a home console to compete with PlayStation and Xbox. Analyst Paul Jackson from Ovum consultancy told BBC, “The Wii U was a car crash, basically,” referring to the home video game…
People in Japan will soon be able to verbally communicate with a “palm-sized robot” developed by Toyota when it goes on sale next year. The Kirobo Mini is a 10cm high robot designed to provide companionship, according to Toyota. It has the incredible ability to tailor conversations and include comments about journeys based on vehicle data. Experts told the BBC that while the robot has childlike attributes, it’s not a realistic substitute for a child. “He wobbles a bit, and…
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