Tag Archives: World’s

HTC U11 over takes iPhone 7 Plus to become the world’s best performing smartphone

HTC U11 has over taken the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutu’s overall performance benchmark for May 2017 and hence the latter is no longer the best performing device. Antutu collects the average score of all the benchmark test performed for a device throughout the month in order to reveal top ten beast performing smartphones of the month. This… Read More »

Even the world’s largest bitcoin exchange couldn’t handle this week’s cryptocurrency boom

For those operating a bitcoin exchange — where people can buy cryptocoins — you’d imagine that the current surge in value for bitcoin and others like Ethereum’s ether coin is a dream come true. The answer is yes and no. Coinbase, the world’s most funded bitcoin exchange, was dragged offline by the massive increase in interest in the space. Users have reported issues… Read More »

Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK’s Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches. The island is near the centre of an ocean current, meaning it collects much… Read More »

World’s First Quantum Computer Made By China — 24,000 Times Faster Than International Counterparts

Short Bytes: A team of Chinese scientists has claimed that it has built the world’s first quantum computing machine. According to them, the machine is 24,000 times faster than its international counterparts and 10-100 times faster than the first electronic computer, ENIAC. While it might not be of any practical use at the moment, it surely shows China’s work in the… Read More »

Fitbit Alta HR, ‘World’s Slimmest Fitness Wristband With Heart Rate Sensor’, Launched at Rs. 14,999

  Fitbit has launched its Alta HR fitness wristband, which as per the company’s claims, is the “world’s slimmest wristband with continuous heart rate tracking.” The Alta HR fitness wristband has been priced at Rs. 14,999 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon India from March 15 to March 31. While the wearable will be made available with Amazon… Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Gets Delayed

It seems the first Google Tango smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, has been delayed. It was the first commercial attempt to imbue a smartphone with an excellent understanding of what is around it, using Google’s Project Tango machine vision technologies. Lenovo had announced the Phab 2 Pro with Google in June, and had then said the smartphone… Read More »

Panasonic touts latest Toughpad devices as world’s lightest fully rugged handhelds

Panasonic has updated its Toughpad line of ruggedised mobile devices with the Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1. The two models have a 4.7in display running Android or a version of Windows 10 Mobile, and are claimed as the lightest fully rugged handheld tablets for business. The Toughpad FZ-F1 and Toughpad FZ-N1 were announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona… Read More »

Auschwitz survivor becomes world’s oldest living man

A Jewish sweet maker who survived incarceration in the Auschwitz death camp has been officially named as the world’s oldest living man. Yisrael Kristal, who was born in Poland in 1903 and lived through both World Wars, inherited the title from the previous world-record holder,Yasaturo Koide, who was not far short of his 113th birthday when he died… Read More »

South Sudan Faces One of World’s Most ‘Horrendous’ Human Rights Situations: U.N. Rights Chief

A U.N. report describing sweeping crimes like children being burned alive and fighters raping women as payment shows South Sudan is facing “one of the most horrendous” human rights situations in the world,” the United Nations rights chief said Friday. A displaced woman in the United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal on Feb. 26. ALBERT… Read More »