Walmart’s Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each
 Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart’s streaming video service Vudu has you covered, with a new feature available via its iPhone and Android mobile apps. The new “Disc-to-Digital” feature allows users to scan the barcode on the case for their DVD or Blu-Ray movies, pay a $2 per movie fee for… Read More ...
Walmart’s Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each
 Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart’s streaming video service Vudu has you covered, with a new feature available via its iPhone and Android mobile apps. The new “Disc-to-Digital” feature allows users to scan the barcode on the case for their DVD or Blu-Ray movies, pay a $2 per movie fee for… Read More ...
This dartboard moves on its own to always give a bullseye
Ever fancied yourself becoming a sharpshooter? If not with a gun then maybe with a bow? For most people, that will forever be a fantasy and the closest thing they’ll be able to get is playing darts. And even then, majority of the population suck at it. Not unless you have this one of a kind “smart” dartboard that will … Continue reading...
Emirates and Etihad have not received new instructions on electronic devices ban, say airlines
Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways have not been advised of any new restrictions on carrying electronic devices on US flights, the Middle East airlines said on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce on Tuesday passengers travelling on certain US bound flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a new cell phone, US officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, the officials said. A source said the ru...
Crunch Report | Apple’s New Video Editing App
Apple creates a new video editing app called Clips, large electronics are now banned from flights to the U.S. coming from 13 countries and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building full-size passenger pods. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
US to ban electronics larger than a smartphone in flights from select countries due to terrorism concerns
Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said, adding that it had been under consideration since the U.S. government learned of a threat several weeks ago. A source said the rule would cover a...
The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics
 One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone – you can have a lot of fun with just a board and an Internet connection – it’s also fun to add little things like printers and screens to make fun projects. That’s where the Atomo comes in. This modular kit comes from… Read More ...
The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics
 One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone – you can have a lot of fun with just a board and an Internet connection – it’s also fun to add little things like printers and screens to make fun projects. That’s where the Atomo comes in. This modular kit comes from… Read More ...
Samsung is likely to see a 30 percent jump in operating profits in Q1
Riding on strong sales of semiconductors, Samsung Electronics is likely to report a 30-percent jump in its first-quarter operating profit, market data showed Wednesday. According to a survey of earnings forecasts by market tracker FnGuide, Samsung is likely to post an operating profit of 8.7 trillion won ($7.5 billion) for the January-March quarter, up 30.6 percent from the same quarter last year, Yonhap news agency reported. January-March sales are likely to fall 0.3 percent on year to 49.6 tri...
Samsung is likely to see a 30 percent jump in operating profits in Q1
Riding on strong sales of semiconductors, Samsung Electronics is likely to report a 30-percent jump in its first-quarter operating profit, market data showed Wednesday. According to a survey of earnings forecasts by market tracker FnGuide, Samsung is likely to post an operating profit of 8.7 trillion won ($7.5 billion) for the January-March quarter, up 30.6 percent from the same quarter last year, Yonhap news agency reported. January-March sales are likely to fall 0.3 percent on year to 49.6 tri...
The Pixel 2.0 is a tiny OLED screen for your wearable Arduino pleasure
 The tiny Pixel 2.0 is basically an Arduino board wedded to a tiny 1.5″ 128×128 color OLED screen. This means you can stick it inside a wearable and address the screen directly from the Arduino board, an improvement on current “solder the screen to the Arduino and hope it works” world of DIY electronics. This teeny weeny board costs $75 on Kickstarter and should ship in June. Read More ...
LG launches LG K10 2017: First smartphone with a 112 panic button and 13MP rear camera
LG Electronics has launched the latest smartphone from the K series, LG K10 2017. The most touted feature of the smartphone is the built in ‘panic button’ as mandated by Government of India. The official price for LG K10 has been listed as Rs 15,000 on LG website while other reports have suggested that the smartphone will go on sale for Rs 13,990. LG is the first company in the market to launch the smartphone with panic button implementation, redirecting the calls to ‘112&rsquo...
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association signs four MoUs to bridge talent gap
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the trade body representing the Indian ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) industry today said it has signed four MoUs aimed at bridging talent gap. The MoU’s have been announced with ESSCI (Electronics Sector Skills Council of India), SID (Society for Information Display), IIT Kharagpur (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur) and Infineon to build a robust talent pipeline in the ESDM space, by strengthening industry...
Pixl is the child-proof smartphone case that masquerades as a camera
 As a father I try to remember two things: my biological mission is complete and I am essentially fodder for the grave and my kids will probably destroy my smartphone. That’s why Pixlplay is particularly interesting. The Pixlplay is a smartphone case that looks like a big, bulky camera. You stuff the phone inside – it works with iOS phones for now – and plug a cable into… Read More ...
This candy sorting machine isn’t the hero the world wants but it’s the hero the world needs
 War. Famine. Drought. Imagine Dragons. The world is full of horror and what better way to assuage that grief then by watching this M&M and Skittles sorting machine do its amazing work in real time. Created by Willem Pennings the system is surprisingly robust and very well made. You can pour unsorted M&Ms into the top of the machine and a little nozzle spits out sorted candies into… Read More ...
Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others
 European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between them amount to a breach of the region’s competition rules. Read More ...
Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others
 European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between them amount to a breach of the region’s competition rules. Read More ...
Cabinet approves incentives for investments in electronics manufacturing sector
The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for amendments in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivise investments in electronic sector and moving towards the goal of ‘Net Zero Imports’ in electronics by 2020. “Besides expediting investments into the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector in India, the amendments in M-SIPS are expected to create employment opportunities and reduce dependence on imports,” an official s...
Can my phone be tracked?
Absolutely yes, your smartphone can be tracked – the question we should be asking is: what can we do about it? Today we’re going to run down several easy ways in which we can see our phone being tracked, first of all. Then we’re going to shut down this tracking in a few easy steps. It’s really not too big … Continue reading...
I drove BMW’s prototype self-driving 5 series, and then it drove me
 BMW had a story to tell at CES this year, a story of what our lives might look like when there’s more continuity between what we do at home and what we do in our cars, thanks to new features coming to market including connectivity and self-driving capabilities. I became a part of that story as I drove a prototype 5 series (fun even in manual mode) onto a public Las Vegas highway, pressed… Read More ...