‘Hawa Badlo’ App Will Let Delhi Residents Report Likely Pollutants

The Indian capital, labouring under the label of being the world’s most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air. A smartphone application that allows citizens to report the presence of construction dust or the burning of leaves and garbage in public parks to authorities was launched Friday. The “Hawa Badlo,” or “Change the Air,” app ... Read More »

Apple Supplier Laird’s Stock Nosedives on ‘Brutal’ Price Competition

Apple supplier Laird blamed ‘brutal’ competition from Asian rival for dip Laird makes materials that protect phones from heat & interference Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall did not have much impact on Laird Laird Plc dropped the most on record in London trading after the supplier to Apple pared its outlook, citing “brutal” price competition from Asian parts providers and ... Read More »

Carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a Flight? Be Ready to Face Fine

Airline passengers who try to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on flights will have them confiscated and may face fines under an emergency US order that significantly expands restrictions on the devices linked to almost 100 incidents of overheating and fires. The devices won’t be allowed aboard passenger or cargo aircraft even if they’ve been shut off, the Pipeline ... Read More »

Why Facebook Suddenly Blacked Out All Ads in Thailand

Facebook is taking a very unusual step for a company that makes it money off advertisements: It will stop showing ads on its network in the entire country of Thailand in a gesture of respect for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The social network announced the decision on its blog for advertisers, saying that it is removing ads in observance ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality HoloLens Headset Gets Wider Availability

Microsoft stepped into the domain of mixed reality and holographic content with HoloLens back in January 2015. This year in March, Microsoft started shipping the developer edition of its HoloLens headset in the United States and Canada for $3,000 (roughly Rs. 2 lakhs). Starting Wednesday, Microsoft HoloLens will be available for pre-orders in six more countries – Australia, Ireland, France, ... Read More »

Blade Runner 2049 Is the Name for the Blade Runner Sequel

A sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cyberpunk masterpiece Blade Runner was on its way, and now it has a name: Blade Runner 2049. Warner Bros made the announcement on Thursday night, along with a photo of director Denis Villeneuve, producer Ridley Scott, returning actor Harrison Ford, and new cast member Ryan Gosling on the film’s sets. It’s the one ... Read More »