VAIO’s first smartphone

Vaois's First Phone

VAIO Corporation was formed when Sony sold its laptop business, but now the new company is entering a product category in which Sony still remains: smartphones. The VAIO phone was announced through Japanese MVNO B-mobile, which is pricing it to move: you’ll pay ¥3,980 (about $33) a month for the hardware plus voice service and data. … Read more

E-lerter App sends emergency alerts to your smartphone


According to its developer Jamie Brandt from the Alberta-based firm Stony Plain, the notification banner will not vanish until it has been acknowledged. “That means you will not miss any important warnings,” he added. The app users can also specify which area to scan for emergency alerts so that they would only receive local-specific news. … Read more

New Parrot drone ‘Bebop’ announced for December

Parrot announced the release of it’s latestBebop drone earlier this week, and boy does it look oh so delicious. Every man-child’s dream, this little piece of hardware is expected to be launched sometime December. The third in Parrot’s line of Augmented Reality Drones, the Bebop has a 1080p 14MP HD camera with a double-axis 180 … Read more

Soon you can train your smartphone to respond to gestures


Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed new wireless sensing technology that could allow users to ‘train’ their smartphones to recognise and respond to hand gestures near the device. University of Washington researchers said some smartphones are starting to incorporate 3-D gesture sensing based on cameras, but cameras consume significant battery power and require a … Read more

Google’s Verify Apps update for securing your Android smartphone rolling out soon

It seems Google has never been properly satisfied with the way its Verify Apps feature for Android smartphones work. The company has added a fresh tweak to it so that instead of checking for harmful applications merely at the time of download and installation, it keeps a continuous watch over them. The refresh is expected … Read more