Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Sunday, August 30, 2015   



Medical world has its eye on improved Google Glass
A DOCTOR IN New Zealand donned Google Glass and beamed video of an aortic surgery to the US offices of medical device maker Endologix Inc recently.

Big is beautiful
South korean electronics giant Samsung continues to bet big on the smartphone market, recently unveiling two large- screen handsets.

Facebook businesses get personal
PRIVATE MESSAGING IS getting increasingly popular with people wanting to keep in touch with friends on Facebook.

New breed of Parrot
Coming by land, sea and air, Parrot has unveiled a new generation of minidrones. And they are not just of the photo-taking variety. Some of them can be raced like remote-controlled cars.

Enter new fantasy worlds
Game developers know they have to constantly come up with expansion packs and new elements to keep their players hooked. Electronic Arts, one of the biggest developers of video games, has announced new stuff for two of its best-sellers: Plants vs Zombies and The Sims.

No ducking safety issue
Google has started testing podlike self- driving car prototypes on public roads near its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The prototypes are the first of a 100-car fleet the tech giant is building as it researches robotic car technology.

A new Window to the world
After the fiasco that was Windows 8, Microsoft is hoping to claw back some credibility with Windows 10.

Let there be light!
With integrated turn signals and automatic brake lights, it is much like a car - except it's on your head.

Android era arrives for living room
If you like watching dramas on your PC or enjoy playing games on your smartphone, Sony's latest announcement may well excite you.

Thank you for the music
The playlists are the thing. Since music became digital, devalued, and shareable - a transformation expertly detailed in Stephen Witt's new book, How Music Got Free - there's no shortage of the stuff.



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