Month: November 2015

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. […]

Oppo A33 With 4G LTE Support, 5-Inch Display Launched

Oppo has unveiled the A33 smartphone in China. Priced at CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 15,500), the smartphone is available to buy via the company’s store in the country. The smartphone, at the time of writing however, was listed as ‘out of stock.’ The company so far has not revealed plans to launch the Oppo A33 […]

Researchers Find Way to Build Electronic Circuits Inside Plants

Scientists in Sweden have developed an ‘electronic’ rose by implanting circuits inside the vascular system used to distribute water and nutrients in the plant. Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), led by Professor Magnus Berggren used the […]

Astronomers Measure ‘Heartbeats’ of Distant Stars

Offering a new way of determining a galaxy’s age, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar “pulses” – regular up and down changes in brightness – in a distant galaxy. The team studied the elliptical galaxy M87, located 53 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo. “We tend to think of galaxies as steady beacons […]

ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Images of South India

US astronaut Scott Kelly has tweeted a stunning picture of South India at night from space. Kelly, who is the longest resident on the International Space Station (ISS), on November 15 uploaded a picture of South India at night on micro-blogging site Twitter, The TeCake news website reported. Kelly has also posted a series of […]