Minimise your digital footprint

You do not need a whistleblower to tell you that sites like Google and Facebook are storing your data and there is always the danger that such data may be harvested for profit. Have you not willingly given your consent whenever you have subscribed to an online magazine or bought things on the Net? How many times have you responded in the affirmative when asked, "continue with Facebook?" or "continue with Google?" All these operations take place with your data being stored, but there is a way to minimise your Web footprint.
Surit Doss Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Energy flow, an ode to Tesla

American inventor Nikola Tesla was the first person who envisioned wireless charging technology way back in 1891. Tesla dreamed of supplying power through the air by creating a magnetic field between two circuits, a transmitter and a receiver.
Prasun Chaudhuri Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

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This is an ultra-slim UFO-shaped crystal clear wireless charging pad with LED light. It features double protection against damage to your device. Sensors detect the level of heat produced by both the charger and your device to prevent overheating. 
Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Start-up chronicles

An invitation had arrived in the t2oS inbox to attend Maker Village in Kochi in late March. Village? Well, what greeted us was a massive building at Kinfra Hi-Tech Park. “A number of wonderful pitches get made every year. You will be surprised to know that recently we had an excellent idea (about containing forest fires) pitched by a Class IX student but we couldn’t accommodate him because he needs to finish school,” Maker Village CEO Prasad Balakrishnan Nair told us.
Mathures Paul Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Pool pals

Garmin, best known for its navigation tools, is coming up strongly as a maker of smartwatches. It is using its expertise with geographical location to design apps to track a host of activities. The Vivoactive 3 comes with more than 15 preloaded sports apps that encourage you to get active and track your activity.
Abhijit Mitra Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 helps you fill your goody bag with gizmos this Poila Baisakh

Apple has announced the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition (coming to India in May), the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminium band and a sleek black front.  
Apr 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Fix for iPhone's auto-correct bug

The easiest way is to turn it off from Settings-General-Keyboard, and toggle Auto-Correction to off. You could also turn off Predictive text from here. But this is not the best way. After all, your iPhone is just trying to learn from you. Over time, misspellings have added up in your iPhone's dictionary and that has compounded your frustration.
Surit Doss Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Be the hero and save a princess

There are times when you crave a game just because you have nothing else to do. Will Hero is the perfect fit for such situations. It is an exciting new game with a few unique mechanics.
Karan R. Gaikwad Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

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You are Mad Dex, little but brave. The love of your life has been kidnapped by a merciless monster that has taken over the city. Use your special parkour abilities to overcome obstacles, avoid traps and beat bosses. Run, jump, stick to walls and fend off your evil foes' deadly attacks. Fight your way to the big bad monster and save your girlfriend.
Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

AI Awakening

In the last few weeks, some of the global headlines grabbing our attention have been Apple poaching Google’s chief of artificial intelligence John Giannandrea, AI researchers boycotting a South Korean university over a possible partnership with a leading defence company which may lead to “killer robots” and how AI may make healthcare more accessible in India.
Apr 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Upping the game

Dyson’s fan-meets-air purifier is quite unlike any air purifier you’d have seen — none of the traditional fan blades, replaced instead by an incredible halo-like design that’s as much a conversation piece in your room (particularly the blue and grey model) as it is an air purifier. 
Tushar Kanwar Apr 08, 2018 00:00 IST


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