Games

Why the HTC Vive is still the most captivating VR headset on the horizon

We’re roughly two months away from the HTC Vive’s launch and details are still distressingly scarce. How much will the thing cost? How much space do I really need in order to set it up? Has Valve’s involvement and the SteamVR branding helped draw in developers? Does this thing have games ready for its debut? […]

Games

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Tips and Tricks

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain released a week ago. We first got a preview of the game duringGamescom 2015, and thought the game created a great first impression. We weren’t let down during our review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, as we found the game enjoyable, despite some niggles. If […]

Mobile

iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Prices Dropped; iPhone 5c Discontinued

Apple on Wednesday launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, alongside the new Rose Gold colour variant for the smartphone duo. The Cupertino-based tech firm also discontinued the plastic-bodiediPhone 5c. It also removed the Gold colour option for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, and dropped their prices as well. As […]

Internet

Microsoft Urges US Court to Block Warrant for Emails Held Abroad

Microsoft Corp asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to block the U.S. government from forcing the company to hand over a customer’s emails stored on an Irish server, warning that the precedent would create a “global free-for-all” that eviscerates personal privacy. The case, the first in which a U.S. company has challenged a warrant […]

Tech Updates

Intel Says It Will End Its Sponsorship of a Prestigious Science Contest

Intel, the world’s largest maker of semiconductors, is dropping its longtime support of the most prestigious science and mathematics competition for US high school students. The contest, called the Science Talent Search, brings 40 finalists to Washington for meetings with leaders in government and industry and counts among its past competitors eight Nobel Prize winners, […]

News Updates

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Unveils US Presidential Run

John McAfee, a software pioneer who later became a fugitive from justice in Central America, unveiled plans Wednesday to run for the US presidency. His campaign filed papers with the Federal Election Commission and created a website, Facebook page and Twitter handle for the effort. “I am founding a new party yet to be announced,” […]

Apps

Microsoft Shares Apple Event Stage in Tech World Twist

Loyal Apple fans likely shuddered on Wednesday as longtime nemesis Microsoft was welcomed at a high-profile media event to show off software tailored for a new iPad. The US software titan had been mocked at previous Apple events as not just an entrenched adversary but as a copycat waiting to duplicate the company’s innovations. Yet […]

Gadgets

Jawbone UP Range of Activity Trackers Launched Starting

Consumer technology and wearable products company Jawbone, announcing its entry in the Indian market, on Wednesday launched three activity and fitness trackers in partnership with Amazon at a price range of Rs. 4,999 to Rs. 14,999. “India being a design and consumer savvy market and with heart diseases, diabetes being the two major causes of […]

Mobile

Intex Aqua Slice II With Android 5.1 Lollipop Launched

Intex has launched a new Aqua-series smartphone, the Aqua Slice II. Priced at Rs. 5,999, the new Intex smartphone is now listed on the company website. As of now, there is no word about the availability of the handset; though we can expect the handset to go on sale soon. The Intex Aqua Slice II […]

Gadgets

EU Court Cuts Cathode Ray Tube Fines for Panasonic, Toshiba

Europe’s second highest court on Wednesday reduced fines imposed on consumer electronics groups Panasonic and Toshiba for their part in a cartel of cathode ray tube producers, while upholding them for four other companies. In 2012 the European Commission fined seven companies EUR 1.47 billion (roughly Rs. 10,892 crores), the EU’s largest ever cartel penalty, […]