Technology

China-spec Volkswagen Cross Blue production version spotted sans camouflage

The China-spec production version of the Volkswagen Cross Blue SUV has been spotted sans camouflage. Showcased first in 2012 and then again in sport coupe form in 2013, this new car will slot in between the Tiguan and the Touraeg SUV in VW’s global lineup. This Chinese model gets a new grille and a much more traditional design for the ... Read More »

Here Maps won’t develop for Windows 10 Mobile; existing maps won’t be updated

Here, whose Here Maps application was the foundation of Windows Phone mapping for years, has decided to pull out of Windows 10 Mobile development, the company said Tuesday. Worse still, Here has decided to update its Windows Phone 8.1 map applications with critical bug fixes only. The maps themselves won’t be updated, which means their usefulness will degrade over time ... Read More »

10 awesome hidden features in your Android smartphone

02 Check all apps you have installed till date on your Android device As Android works on your Gmail account, you will be happy to know that you can actually check all the applications you have downloaded on your device till date. To see the entire list of the applications installed till date from your Google ID: Tap on the ... Read More »

How education startups are making learning more fun

Taslima Khan and J Vignesh Let’s say after a game on his mobile phone a 12-year-old boy has been able to master a little more of Calculus, or an impatient girl in fourth standard plugs into a tablet to know more about the ‘bite marks’ on Pluto, they wouldn’t necessarily be representative of a distant future. Education-technology startups over the ... Read More »

11 amazing uses of virtual reality

nextSlideshows 01 You’ve probably seen those ’tilt & rotate’ videos on Facebook or different versions of virtual reality headsets. VR is becoming popular and once the initial excitement of 360 videos and photos wears off, you’ll realize that there can be many more applications. 02 Movies When you put on a VR headset, it blocks all the ambient light and ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Quantum Break to run at 720p on Xbox One?

W DELHI: Microsoft Studios’ upcoming exclusive gaming title Quantum Break will reportedly run at 720p resolution on Xbox One. The third-person shooter game will be released on April 5 across Xbox One and Windows PC. Developed by the makers of popular games like Max Payne and Alan Wake—Remedy seems to have downgraded the resolution to 720p from 1080p for it ... Read More »

Studios aim to conquer China gaming with Hollywood icons

When the mobile game “Despicable Me: Minion Rush” launched in China, Eric Tan and his team at Gameloft were facing a challenge: Chinese gamers weren’t spending their digital bananas. To be precise, the players kept declining to “buy” more game time with the bananas, which they collect throughout the game and can also be used to upgrade characters. So Gameloft ... Read More »

Mazda unveils hard-top MX-5 at 2016 New York Motor Show

Mazda has revealed the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) on the eve of the New York Motor Show. This latest version of the iconic convertible sports car features fastback styling with a roofline that slopes down to the rear. The MX-5 RF’s rear roof and retractable back window deliver a distinctive new convertible look. The electrically powered roof can be operated ... Read More »

Security tips from a super-hacker: Kevin Mitnick’s advice on protecting laptops, smartphones, and more

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI. (If you’re not familiar with the details of Mitnick’s exploits, I recommend his book, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker.) Most experts also know that he’s made his ... Read More »

Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury graphics card review: Fast, furious, and ridiculously quiet

There are no bad graphics cards, only poorly priced graphics cards. Shifting MSRPs can sway recommendations in the blink of an eye. Consider the fierce battle going on in the $500 to $600 range: When AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury launched, it delivered great bang-for-buck for people wanting a bit more oomph than the GeForce GTX 980, but who couldn’t drop ... Read More »