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Tesla Launches a $45 Powerbank for Mobiles, Inspired by the Supercharger Monument

Electric car maker Tesla has released a powerbank that can charge an Android or iOS device on the go. Called the Tesla Powerbank, it is now available to purchase via the company’s online store at $45 (roughly Rs. 2,900). The Tesla Powerbank comes with USB, Micro-USB, Apple Lightning and detachable connections, to be able to charge a variety of devices. It uses… Read More »

New Zealand’s winter shorter by a month over 100 years

New Zealand’s winter has gotten shorter by a month over the last 100 years, meaning “true winter” weather with very low temperatures, frosts and snow starts significantly later in the year and ends earlier. Brett Mullan, from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), crunched the temperature records from two 30-year-periods over the last century to… Read More »

Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report

HMD Global’s Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company’s portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October. At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8’s Oreo update.… Read More »

UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases “in which social media has had an impact” to be forwarded to the Attorney… Read More »

Toyota hikes prices of select models by up to Rs 1.6 lakh

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said on Wednesday it has increased prices of select models, including Innova Crysta and premium SUV Fortuner, ranging between Rs 13,000 and Rs 1.6 lakh. The decision to hike the prices has been prompted by the rise in cess from 2-7% across mid-size to large size cars and SUVs by the GST Council, TKM… Read More »

The latest in web design: retro sites inspired by the ’90s

To navigate the website for Arcade Fire’s coming album, “Everything Now,” users need to click through a cluttered cascade of Windows 98-style pop-ups. Balenciaga’s new website looks as stripped down as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, with plain black boxes and no-frills Arial font. And the DIY-looking home page for Solange resembles the desktop of a candy-coloured iMac, complete… Read More »

mAadhaar App Launched by UIDAI, Lets You Carry Aadhaar on Your Android Phone

Aadhaar holders will now be able to carry their information on their smartphone, courtesy the mAadhaar app launched by Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI). To use the mAadhaar or ‘mobile Aadhaar’ app, users need to have their phone number registered with UIDAI. Once the process is complete, they can download their details on the app, which will show data suc has name, date… Read More »

Xiaomi’s next big screen device to boast an OLED display by Samsung

Amidst, we came across a report published by Phonearena, which hints a deal between the Chinese smartphone maker and the Korean tech giant Samsung. As per the report, Xiaomi’s next big screen device, possibly the successor to the Mi Max 2 or a device from Redmi series will sport a 6-inch OLED screen by Samsung. The report cites… Read More »

BMW to make Mini electric car plant decision by end-September

BMW (BMWG.DE) will decide whether to build its new electric Mini car in Britain or elsewhere by the end of September, its board member for sales told Reuters, in a test of the country’s ability to continue to attract investment as it leaves the EU. Mini makes around 70 percent of its approximately 360,000 compact cars at its… Read More »

Hitler’s birthplace seizure backed by Austrian court

Austria’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the state was right to expropriate Adolf Hitler’s birthplace, which will be remodelled and used by a disabilities charity. Former owner Gerlinde Pommer had appealed against parliament’s vote in December to seize the property. The court said expropriation would help ensure that the building, in Braunau am Inn, did not become a… Read More »