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    Huawei's Watch GT 2E a special avatar for fitness buffs

    Chennai: As China reopens its factories after the coronavirus scourge, the launch of Huawei's GT 2E piques some interest. The sporty upgrade to the Huawei GT 2 is targeted specifically at fitness buffs, and seems to have preempted Apple's release of a free fitness app that would sync with the Apple and provide guided workouts. The Huawei GT 2E comes loaded with 100 workout modes—15...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    After Chennai startup, IIT Guwahati too develops drone to sanitise large areas

    New Delhi: A group of students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, has developed a drone with an automated sprayer to sanitise large areas including roads, parks and footpaths, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The student group, which has a start-up called "Racerfly", has approached the Assam and Uttarakhand governments offering to...

    • yesterday
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    Netflix and binge: Streaming services compete as the janata go into curfew

    Paris: Disney+ is about to expand its streaming service to Europe just as large swathes of the continent are locked down because of the coronavirus. It had also begun testing in India on the Hotstar platform. Here are some of the main streamers competing to entertain the millions in COVID-19 confinement across the world. Netflix: The American giant, which dominates...

    • a week ago
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    Indian student in Dubai builds robot to automatically dispense hand sanitiser

    Dubai: A class seven Indian student in the UAE has built a robot to dispense hand sanitiser to help with maintaining hygiene while social distancing. The robot detects a hand at a distance of 30 cm and squirts a drop of sanitiser fluid on to the hand. Siddh Sanghvi, a student of Spring Dales Schools in Dubai, said his mother showed him a video where people were...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    In Thailand, 'Ninja Robots' check for fever, in Singapore an app aids contact tracing

    Bangkok: Thai hospitals are deploying 'ninja robots' to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. Built to monitor recovering stroke patients, the machines have been repurposed to help fight the disease, which has killed more than 11,000 people around the world. They help staff at...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    RoboPony: Chinese robot maker sees demand surge amid coronavirus outbreak

    Beijing: While other industries struggle, Liu Zhiyong says China's virus outbreak is boosting demand for his knee-high, bright yellow robots to deliver groceries and patrol malls looking for shoppers who fail to wear masks. Liu, CEO of ZhenRobotics Corp., is among millions of entrepreneurs who are gradually getting back to work after China declared victory over the...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Tech to the rescue: Women increasingly use apps and gadgets to keep them safe

    Chennai: Safety remains a concern for women despite laws having been strengthened in the wake of the brutal Nirbhaya gang rape and murder on a moving bus in the national capital seven years ago. Now, women are increasingly seeking technology-based solutions to make their commute safer. Apps and wearable gadgets, most of which allow tracking by family members, make...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Drones urge people to stay home and away from coronavirus in Madrid and Dubai

    Chennai: It's almost like a scene in a futuristic movie with unfortunate Big Brother undertones, as drones buzz around telling people to get off the streets and go home, to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But no reason to panic, as unlike the sci-fi films, these devices cannot pin one down or detain anyone, they merely urge one to take precaution. In a...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Apple developing a free fitness app for guided yoga, workout and much more

    Chennai: It's like having a personal trainer of your own, and for free. Apple is said to be working on a fitness app for the Apple that lets you download videos of various physical activities and guidance on how to complete them. You won't have to pay for the app, which doesn't seem to have any in-app purchases or charges for content, except of course that you would be...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Camera that needs no focusing made by Indian-led team could make smartphones slimmer

    Washington: A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has developed a camera that does not require focusing, by using a single lens about one-thousandth of an inch thick. The advance could enable thinner smartphone cameras, improved and smaller cameras for biomedical imaging such as endoscopy, and more compact cameras for automobiles, the researchers said. The...

    • 3 weeks ago

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