World Tech

Dyson’s Cyclone V10 cordless vacuum spells the end for corded cleaning

The Dyson Cyclone V10 cord-free vacuum that Dyson unveiled today at an event in New York is a new milestone for the company’s strong line of battery-powered vacuums. In fact, it spells the end for plug-in models, even for holdouts who’ve been reluctant to ditch their big bulky continuous power versions. Dyson’s Cyclone V10 has Dyson’s most advanced digital motor ...

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The Moleskine PEN+ ELLIPSE lets you record your scribblings right into your pen

Moleskine, to the uninitiated, makes notebooks and stationery popular with artistes, travelers, and folks who jot down poetry in between sips of chai latte in some delicate cafe in Kreuzberg. They are rugged little things that resisted the encroachment of high tech but now, thanks to the PEN+ ELLIPSE, you can turn your musings into digital files instantly. The PEN+ ...

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Segway’s latest robot will follow you around then let you ride it

Segway Robotics’ Indiegogo campaign is taking our dreams of owning a smart, loyal robot companion and meeting them with all the tech that 2018 has to offer. Loomo – a Segway Mini Plus affixed with AI tech, Intel RealSense sensors for avoiding obstacles, LCD touchscreens for conveying emotions, and an HD camera for recording its surroundings – is available for ...

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The X-ONE H1 is a new hybrid smartwatch for the fancy traveler

Since the dawn of smartwatches the fancier watch lovers among us have wanted a mechanical watch with all the features of a smart watch. A few comers have attempted this nearly impossible feat and now the X-ONE H1 is now giving it a try. The X-ONE H1 has an internal mechanical movement that powers the hour, minute, and seconds hand, ...

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Gartner: MENA IT spending poised to reach $155 billion in 2018

Ahead of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Dubai, Gartner Inc. revealed that MENA IT spending is projected to reach $155 billion in 2018, a 3.4 percent increase from 2017. A majority of that increase will be seen in consumer communication services, mainly mobile voice and data. The company also stated that software spending will experience the strongest growth in 2018, with ...

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To help fight the flab, Modius zapped my brain with electricity and my mind with neuroscience

I’m sitting in a packed auditorium, surrounded by a throng of MWC 2018 attendees, with wires strapped to the back of my neck and wearing the Modius headset. An electric pulse makes its way to my brain – I can’t feel it, though.  “Everyone has a different threshold to the pulse,” says Tony Wilcox of Modius, who has set the ...

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Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 6 PM CET (5 PM GMT, 12 PM EST, 9 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Samsung’s news. And of course, everybody is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Details about the company’s new flagship devices ...

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Falcon.io buys Komfo from Sitecore as social media management consolidates

Falcon.io, a startup out of Denmark that helps businesses manage their presence across social media and messaging platforms, has acquired a competitor in a wider trend of consolidation in the market for such services. It is buying Komfo from customer experience software developer Sitecore, which itself was acquired by EQT for $1.1 billion in 2016. Falcon.io is not disclosing the ...

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Netflix signs up with OSN

Very soon OSN customers will be able to access Netflix’s content library via a new OSN Box that will be launched towards the end of the second quarter.  Customers will also have the flexibility to pay for their Netflix subscription via one consolidated OSN bill. The partnership is for the entire region which means that you will be able to ...

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This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most of them are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles around that object and put together a mesh. This new system from Fraunhofer does it more intelligently, getting a basic idea of the ...

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Frank and Oak picks up $16 million Series C

Frank and Oak, the direct-to-consumer clothing brand based out of Canada, is today announcing the close of a $16 million USD Series C funding round led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, with participation from Goodwater Capital and Investissement Québec. Frank and Oak launched in 2012 offering personalized menswear, with a recommendations newsletter that let users shop without ...

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Google has to pay almost Rs. 136 crore in fines for abuse of power

Today is not a good day for Google. Globally, it’s being sued for the 2016 Pixel’s microphone problems and in India, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs 136 crores on the company for infringing ‘anti-trust conduct’. A probe was issued to explore the problem back in 2012 after multiple complaints by services such as ...

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