Are You Crazy About Posting Selfies? You May be a Narcissist

Individuals with a higher degree of narcissism are more likely to post selfies on social networking sites.

The Countdown To Wireless Power

I spent a part of this morning talking to old friend Alex Gruzen who is now CEO at WiTricity and getting an update on what is going on with wireless power. WiTricity is the leading firm bringing broadcast electrical power to the market and currently they can broadcast power up to a foot with similar performance to a physical chord. This has applications everyplace from plug-in hybrids and full electric cars, to keeping our notebooks, tablets, and smartphones powered up and the very real eventual probability that we will no longer need wall warts (plug in chargers) for our devices. Here is...

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Landing on Ocean Barge

4 previous at-sea landing bids had failed. But a Falcon 9 achieved a successful ground-based touchdown in December.

Mobistealth for Business: The Ultimate Defense Against Corporate Espionage - promo

An insatiable desire for success is not necessarily a bad thing, but it certainly has a tendency to bring out the worst in people, and even businesses. In today’s dog-eat-dog world, the concepts of morality, ethicality, and even legality seem to be fading fast, with an increasing number of businesses deploying underhand tactics like corporate espionage to snatch a share of the market from their rivals. In this time of fierce competition where all business rules and ethics seem to have been thrown out the window, your business could very well be the next target of corporate espionage. Failing...

Indian startup Creo introduces the Mark 1 Smartphone: Things To Know

The company promises to make the experience of Android on a phone better than ever.

Oxecam: a health monitoring camera

Hanwha Techwin , the manufacturer of Samsung branded video surveillance solutions, and Oxehealth , the developer of contact-free health monitoring software, are joining forces to make a camera based health monitoring system. The technology developed by Oxehealth uses standard digital cameras to “read” and extract vital signals. At the moment they have successfully managed to monitor heart rate and breathing rate, they are hoping to be able to extract blood oxygenation, blood pressure and temperature soon. The main application is for prisons and healthcare institutions, with elderly homecare...

Mirakl Announces Strategic Partnership with ChannelAdvisor

Partnership gives Mirakl customers access to new sellers and ability to target highly-relevant audiences and tap into niche markets

WhatsApp Encryption: What Does It Mean for Users?

Popular social messaging platform WhatsApp has strengthened its backend with a tighter encryption setting which is now available to over one billion users across the globe. BlackBerry was renowned for its secure channels provided via BBM and its e-mail service. And now this technology will be available to all WhatsApp users. This means that all messages sent or received by the user will only be accessible to people who are involved in the conversation. Here’s what you need to know about the feature and how it can help you from getting hacked. Even Your Pictures, Videos are Safe Now All your...

Why We Love to Hate Both Apple iPhone SE and Xiaomi Mi 5!

Apple is in a downward spiral when it comes to product innovation. The biggest example of this is the Apple iPhone SE . To start with, Apple said they would be giving an opportunity to tech lovers to buy an affordable smartphone. But they are getting greedier and greedier. According to a research firm IHS , the manufacturing cost of Apple iPhone SE is just $160. Research suggests the US version of an entry-level iPhone SE (16GB) carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $156.20, which rises to $160.00 when manufacturing costs are added. The retail price of the iPhone SE 16GB model is $399 in the...

In Pics: Huawei’s New Android Wear Watch, the Moto 360 2015 Rival

Huawei’s Android Wear Watch is now available. You can buy it online here or at Amazon . But here’s the thing, who really buys or needs a smartwatch right now? Samsung has found out the hard way with the Gear series, and the same can be said about Apple Watch to some extent in the country (the recent price cut says a lot). On the other hand, you get options like Motorola Moto 360 (2015), and Asus Zenwatch 2 which understands that its consumers aren’t willing to shell out $300 for a wearable right now. So, is the Huawei Watch any different from the rest? We’ll know soon. But for now, check it...

Watch the Trailer of Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is the upcoming superhero film written and directed by David Ayer, which stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewala Akinnoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne. In the film a secret government agency known as Task Force X, led by Amanda Waller, recruits imprisoned super-villains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency and saving the world from an unknown but powerful threat. This new two-and-a-half minute trailer was posted by Warner Bros earlier today, it promises...

What do Astronauts eat in space

We probably all agree that people are curious beings and it is in their nature to want to explore various things. There are even people who devote their whole lives to exploration. Astronauts are one such group. They study and train hard so they can travel up there in space and try to resolve the questions of life in the universe. It is a slow and cumbersome process, but definitely worth doing for the general progress of humankind. However, being an astronaut has its price. Astronauts have to confront many new challenges in space, such as microgravity or isolation, for example. Hence, in...

Organisations Are Shifting Their Cybersecurity Strategies From Reactive To Agile

End users are now the most vulnerable point of entry into an organisation forcing them to shift away from fear-based to opportunity-based cybersecurity The future of cybersecurity is an enabler of innovation, and organisations need to shift away from fear-based to opportunity-based cybersecurity. That’s the word from Matthew Gyde, Dimension Data’s Group Executive – Security, who says organisations are no longer simply reacting to cyber threats, but instead creating agile, adaptive IT infrastructures - and even entire enterprises so that cyber breaches are addressed before they happen. “...

Virtual Reality Viewings? Is This Really The Future Of Selling Our Homes?

Technology has transformed the way we search for a new home. Instead of waiting until a weekly newspaper pullout or peering through an estate agent window, we can now pinpoint scores of potential properties with just a couple of clicks of the button. This has drastically sped up the process of house hunting and helped to ensure that the buyer in the digital age is more informed than ever before. But, as well all know, technology doesn’t stand still. So, that begs the question ‘what next?’. Virtual Reality has arrived Virtual Reality is no longer the preserve of sci-fi films, it’s here...

Xiaomi Just Made a Mi Pad That’s a Transformer and It’s Awesome

In collaboration with Hasbro, a US-based toy and board game company, Xiaomi made this idea come to life.

UK Messaging App Tengi Goes Global

Tengi is a new messaging app that uses ads but apparently lets users win back a part of the revenue. Since its launch in February 2016, Tengi has amassed more than 25,000 users and given away more than £170,000 in cash. This is their press release. Tengi, the British-based chat app that gives back, is launching globally this Friday, only two months after its successful roll-out in the UK. Now users can chat to friends anywhere in the world using Tengi. Users in the US and India will automatically earn tickets for entry into Tengi’s global weekly prize draw, which features a top prize of £10,...

Redgate releases community editions of its MySQL tools

In a move reflecting the increasing acceptance and adoption of open source software and the principles behind it, Redgate Software has released community editions of its MySQL database tools. Alongside the paid-for enterprise editions, MySQL Compare and MySQL Data Compare are now available free for non-commercial use. Redgate first came to prominence when it launched SQL Compare, which has since become the industry standard for comparing and deploying SQL Server database schemas and data. The company now has a complete suite of database tools and has further developed many of them for use in...

Frugaa.com the place to go for Deals and Discounts - sponsored

Frugaa is a coupon search engine that provides the latest coupons & discounts for 4000+ retailers from almost all shopping categories like technology, home & decor, fashion, beauty, travel, lifestyle, food & beverages etc. The history of coupons goes back to 1887 when an Atlanta businessman, Asa Candler, had the groundbreaking idea to create the first coupon. Mr Candler, a founder and co-owner of The Coca-Cola Company, to attract customers, distributed hand-written tickets offering customers a free glass of Coca-Cola and we all know what the result was. Since 1887 coupons have...