Tech News and Reviews

Scientists May Have Found a Material for Building on Mars

Space aficionados who dream of one day colonizing Mars must grapple with the stark reality of the planet’s limited natural resources, particularly when it comes to building materials. A team of scientists from the Singapore University of Technology and Design discovered that, using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin—contained in the exoskeletons of insects and […]

The Best Smart Light Bulbs (2020): Ambient Lighting, Kits, Color,

If you’re anything like me, you spent your childhood dreaming of lights you could control by clapping. The Clapper’s premise was brilliant—no more getting up from your bed to hit the light switch! (You can still buy it.) But technology has come a long way since then. Now, you can control the lights, set timers […]

The Android 11 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

If you’re lucky enough to be in the first batch of recipients, you might already have Android 11 up and running on your phone; if not, it’ll be rolling out to your handset in the weeks and the months ahead. As with most major Android updates, security and privacy features get plenty of attention, and […]

US Tightens Exports to China’s Chipmaker SMIC, Citing Risk of

The United States has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chip maker SMIC after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes. Suppliers of certain equipment to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation will now have to apply for individual export licenses, according to a letter from the […]

Judge Set to Rule on Trump TikTok Download Ban Today

A judge was set to rule Sunday on whether to allow a Trump administration ban on downloads of popular video-sharing app TikTok, which is seeking an injunction to prevent what it said could be a devastating blow. US District Judge Carl Nichols has promised to consider on an expedited basis the TikTok request to block […]

Epic Games Battles to Get Fortnite Back in App Store

Epic Games will strive anew Monday to convince a judge that its hit title Fortnite should be restored to Apple’s App Store, despite sidestepping the tech titan’s standard commission on transactions. Apple does not allow users of its popular devices to download apps from anywhere but its App Store, and Epic is challenging its practice […]

How to video call 49 people on Google Meet

Video calls are now an integral part of our lives to stay connected with family members, friends and work. As more and more people find it comfortable to interact online, it has become quite common for a large group of people to interact on a call and such calls are even more engaging when you […]

Apple online store, Jio PostpaidPlus plans, new devices from Amazon,

This week in technology saw new launches from Amazon, Realme and Poco. Apple Store Online went live in India, offering Apple fans access to the company’s official platform. Samsung’s most expensive glass phone Galaxy Z Fold 2 goes on sale. All these and more in this edition of top tech news of the week. …Read […]

WhatsApp chats backup: What you may or may not know

Backing up WhatsApp chats may appear as a very simple process but it may not be a good idea to keep chat backups without knowing how things work. Also, if you have some personal chats that are quite old and irrelevant, it may be better to delete them right away from WhatsApp chat database. As […]

High Tech Meets Jugaad in the Jungle to Study Agumbe’s

A drone, 7 GoPro cameras, 2 Wi-Fi GoPro trigger remotes, a Canon DSLR, multiple camera lenses, 7 heavy duty tripods, 8 memory cards, 8 walkie-talkies, 7 high capacity power banks, a anemometer, countless charging and data transfer cables, an optically stabilizing binocular, a 4TB external hard drive, all packed in two black military grade pelican […]