Latest technology news from all around the world
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Latest technology news you must know:
Android users can now make video calls on WhatsApp
The new beta version of the WhatsApp application now offers users the option of making video calls. This Face-Time like feature only works if the person you are calling has the latest version of the app. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Smartwatch shipments are down 51.6% in the third quarter of 2016
Smartwatch sales have significantly dropped this year. The only company that did well with 324% increase in sales is Garmin. However, Apple remains to be the smartwatch market leader until this day.
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Google buys Eyefluence
Eyefluence, the eye tracking interface startup, announced today that it has been acquired by Google. It is worth mentioning here that the startup had raised $21.6 million from investors including Intel Capital and Jazz Venture Partners.
Xiaomi introduces a phone concept of your wildest dreams
Whatever specs you can imagine in your phone, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix will probably have! With a 91.3% screen to body ratio, this sci-fi phone with edgeless display is to be released on November 4th 2016 and sold for $516.
Nintendo announces the release of Switch
Meet Nintendo’s next generation portable gaming console, Switch. Formerly known as NX, Switch utilizes a portable tablet like unit that can be docked to behave like a set top console. It is expected to be released in March, 2017.
Fatal crashes in Toyota cars due to sudden acceleration
Toyota’s software code might be to blame for the sudden accelerations that lead to fatal crashes. Although the company blamed the accidents on user errors, software engineers found Toyota’s code to be below the MISRA C standards.
A temporary tattoo brings hospital care to your home
Ever imagined a time when your doctor can monitor your health from afar with the same accuracy you’d get when staying at the hospital? That time is here with this temporary tattoo created by Todd Coleman. Click here to watch the video that explains it all.
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