Year: 2015

Researchers Produce Renewable Fuel From Bio-Oil

In a first, researchers have produced renewable fuel from pyrolysis bio-oil, a synthetic fuel being considered a substitute for petroleum. Pyrolysis bio-oil is produced by rapidly heating and then cooling the forest residues in an oxygen-free environment. By co-gasification with black liquor, a renewable fuel was produced by researchers in Lulea University of Technology’s Green […]

CBSE Books to Be Made Available Online for Free, Says HRD Minister Smriti Irani

All CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free as part of the Centre’s good governance efforts, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said New Delhi on Saturday. At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in east Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve […]

OnePlus Introduces Exchanges Offers for Its Smartphones in India

OnePlus on Monday announced an exchange/ buyback programme for users for its OnePlus One,OnePlus 2, or OnePlus X smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker has teamed with ReGlobe for the offer. It is also offering B2X Service and B2X On-Guard Plus service free with the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X respectively, if the cost of the […]

Delhi Government Launches ‘e-District Project’ to Offer Services Online

Residents in the national capital will now be able to access a host of Delhi government services online and get documents verified for the issuance of nearly a dozen certificates under an ambitious ‘e-District project’ that was launched Monday by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The inauguration comes days after the Cabinet approved a proposal to […]

Huawei Mate 8 With 6-Inch Display, Kirin 950 Octa-Core SoC Unveiled

As teased earlier this month, Huawei announced the Mate 8 phablet on Thursday at the Shanghai Expo Centre in China. The handset is the successor to the Huawei Mate 7, which launched last year. The device for now is limited to China and is yet to get a price tag. The phablet will be fully […]

$10 Gadget Claimed to Predict, Steal Credentials of American Express Cards

A poor security implementation by American Express has made it possible for attackers to accurately predict the number of a user’s next American Express credit card, and also figure out the expiration date of that card. A hacker has developed a device called MagSpoof, which is being sold for $10 (roughly Rs 650) and can […]

Hilton Hotels Hit by Cyber-Attack Crafted to Steal Credit Card Information

US hotel chain Hilton revealed Tuesday that hackers infected some of its point-of-sale computer systems with malware crafted to steal credit card information. Hilton would not disclose whether data was taken, but advised anyone who used payment cards at Hilton Worldwide hotels between November 18 and December 5 of last year or April 21 and […]

Moto 360 (2015) Smartwatch India Launch Set for Tuesday

Lenovo-owned Motorola will be launching its second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch in India on Tuesday. The company has sent media invites for a launch event in New Delhi. The smartwatch wasunveiled in September at the sidelines of IFA 2015 in Berlin. In the US, the new Moto 360 has a starting price of $299 (roughly Rs. […]

Android Studio 2.0 Preview Released With Massive Speed Improvements

Almost two years after the introduction of Android Studio, a freely available integrated development environment (IDE) for the Android platform, Google announces that the tool has hit version 2.0 in a preview form. The company says that the tool comes with a faster emulator as well as an improved GPU profiler. Android Studio 2.0 is […]

Foodpanda Ties Up With IRCTC to Pilot Food Delivery Scheme

Rocket Internet’s online food ordering platform Foodpanda announced that it has entered into an association with IRCTC to enable meal pre-orders. While the partnership has materialised, the date of rollout of the pilot, which will start with New Delhi Railway Station, has yet to be confirmed or finalised, a spokesperson for Foodpanda told Gadgets 360. […]