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Where has Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone disappeared?

If you are among those who pre-booked the world’s cheapest smartphone at Rs 251 (less than $4) and are yet to hear from its Noida-based makers, you are not alone. The promise of delivering “nearly 200,000 Freedom 251 handsets” has fallen flat and most people who booked the handset are yet to see one. After announcing that it has delivered ... Read More »

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 Review: Sleek and powerful, but with a high price tag

The computing space has seen some very interesting transitions over the last few years, with plenty of new form-factors making their way into the market. We’ve seen tablets become mainstream and then become inconsequential, laptops turn to hybrid and the introduction of a new class of laptops called ultrabooks. Asus has been at the helm of creating some very interesting ... Read More »

Glow-in-the-dark dyes may soon power cars

Researchers have identified a glow-in-the-dark fluorescent dye which may be an ideal material for stockpiling energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one day power cars and homes. The dye called BODIPY – or boron-dipyrromethene – shines brightly in the dark under a black light. According researchers from University at Buffalo (UB) in the US, the dye has unusual chemical ... Read More »

Smartphone app helps early detection of autism

New York, Nov 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that tracks eye movement to determine, in less than a minute, if a child is showing signs of autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact and affects one-two person per 1,000 worldwide. The autism tracking software, ... Read More »

Microsoft Office for Android will be supported on Chrome OS

Microsoft has said every Chromebook will get access to Microsoft Office apps for Android. According to a report in 9to5 Mac, some Asus Chromebook Flip users faced problems while using Microsoft’s apps including Word, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. They were greeted with a message saying the app was ‘unsupported on this device’. This has led to some thinking Microsoft has ... Read More »

Motorola Moto Z review: The future of Modular phones?

Moto Z from Motorola is a big bet, a bet on Mods which are actually attachments that can be snapped on to the phone for added functionality. Need some more power? Just snap on the extra battery mod. Or go for the Hasselblad mod if you want 10X optical zoom on your smartphone. It’s supposed to be that simple. It ... Read More »