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Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G is first device with eSIM – a virtual, remotely-activated SIM

SIM cards have gone from regular through mini and micro to nano and soon they will be the size of electrons. The Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G is the first product to support this new standard called eSIM. This is a built-in, programmable SIM that allows users to remotely connect to a device to a mobile network. This makes it ... 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 »

Onetastic add-in for OneNote puts your notes in a calendar

Microsoft’s OneNote is a great tool for keeping random notes, research, shopping lists, and whatever else you feel the need to jot down. But it doesn’t really have a great way to extract notes based on date. That’s where a fantastic add-in called Onetastic can help. Built by Microsoft developer Omer Atay, Onetastic adds a calendar, called OneCalendar, to the Windows ... Read More »

Alcatel Idol Pro 4 to be a true Windows 10 beast

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL is available with Android Lollipop and Windows 10. The model running on Microsoft’s latest OS was introduced in January and Alcatel promised there are more to come. In fact Steve Cistulli – the senior vice president of the North America region for Alcatel – spilled the beans on an upcoming ‘superphone’ later in 2016. Today WMPowerUser ... Read More »

Freedom 251 is a $4 smartphone that packs in quad-core CPU and runs Android Lollipop

India’s Ringing Bells has unveiled what is being touted as the country’s most affordable smartphone. Dubbed Freedom 251, the Android-powered device carries a price tag of INR 251, which translates into just under $4 at current exchange rates. For that much, you get a handset that is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and sports a 4-inch qHD IPS display. ... Read More »

Apple’s iPad sales expected to drop to a record low in Q1 2016

he tech business is a harsh environment to survive it and even major players, such as Apple, often go through rough patches in terms of sales. A new report by Digitimes Research, suggests that Cupertino’s line of tablets, the iPad family, is heading toward a huge sales decline in the first three months of 2016. Apparently, market trends now indicate ... Read More »

Home Depot builds investors a buyback dream home

Getty Images Home Depot employee helps a customer as she shops in the paint department at the store in Miami. Home Depot might be the quintessential American stock of this market cycle, exemplifying many of the crucial themes that investors have come to rely on. The home improvement retailer in the past several years has curtailed its ambitions, refused to ... Read More »

Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

The researchers – including teams from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and Sichuan University, both in China – describe their new regenerative medicine approach in a paper published in the journal Nature. The treatment was tested in 12 babies born with cataracts. It resulted in significantly fewer surgical complications than current treatments, say the ... Read More »

Meet Hound, a hands-free virtual assistant that’s smarter and faster than Siri

SoundHound is best known for its music recognition app, which listens to songs and identifies them, in the same vein as Shazam. But for the last nine years, the company has been working on a virtual assistant to rival Siri, Google Now, and Cortana. That app, called Hound, on Tuesday emerged from private beta on iOS and Android with data ... Read More »

Ford EcoSport gets cheaper by more than a lakh

The Ford EcoSport is cheaper now. Ford has announced a price cut for their most popular SUV, the EcoSport. Launched in 2013, the EcoSport had received a mid-life update at the end of 2015. The price cut seems to be largely inspired by the pricing offensive offered by its latest and prime competitor, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Ford EcoSport ... Read More »