Asteroid May Be on Collision Course With Earth Next Year, NASA Monitoring Its Orbit

Asteroids – rocky bodies floating in the space – don’t evoke a particularly positive feeling. Remember one of them hitting the earth and wiping out the dinosaurs? Well, it appears that another huge asteroid might be on a collision course with our planet and might wreak havoc due to its sheer size. Named 1998 OR2, … Read more

Uganda: One year of social media tax

Taxi driver Abdulhakim Kawenja checks his phone. His regular customers usually contact him via WhatsApp. When he doesn’t have any customers, he offers his taxi services via Uber. Kawenja needs constant internet access, but in the past year that has become difficult. In July 2018, Uganda’s government introduced the “over-the-top” (OTT) tax, commonly known as the … Read more

Apple spends $150M a year on United flights, Shanghai is No. 1 destination

A pair of promotional banners created by United Airlines to tout its various business relationships with big-name companies reveals a sneak peek into Apple’s global operations, with the tech giant reportedly spending some $150 million each year on flights for employees.   The signage, spotted by LAFlyer, is on display at United’s terminal in the San Francisco … Read more

Best Tech of 2018: Gadgets 360 Staff Pick Their Favourite Purchase of the Year

Another year has flown by, but not without several tech purchases being added to the already long list of gadgets that various Gadgets 360 team members already own. We’re always looking for a chance to talk about gadgets, and the end of the year is a convenient excuse. Surprisingly, routers were a popular choice among … Read more

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers Raise $300 Million in First Year

Facebook birthday fundraisers, a feature that allows users to raise funds for the causes they care about and donate it to nonprofit organisations, raked in more than $300 million (roughly Rs. 9,100 crores) in the first year, the company has said. To make it easier for users to pick one non-profit from a list of over … Read more

Google Project Tango Support Ends Next Year, Succeeded by ARCore

HIGHLIGHTS Google’s ARCore to replace Project Tango on mobile phones Support will be turned down by March 1, 2018 ARCore already available for Pixel phones and Samsung Galaxy S8 Alphabet-owned Google is shutting down its Project Tango computer vision platform (which graduatedto just Tango in June last year). Project Tango was Google’s initial effort to bring augmented reality to smartphones before it … Read more

Huawei May Launch a Foldable Smartphone Next Year

ZTE’s Axon M smartphone, which features foldable displays, could mark the beginning of a trend in the smartphone industry. In an interview with CNET, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei said it already has a working sample of a foldable phone, which it could launch as soon as next year. Aside from Huawei, Samsung has confirmed that it is working on … Read more

Wall Street thinks Apple only has 5 percent left to climb this year — but recommends buying it anyway

price forecasts. And that’s after a slew of analysts have already inched their targets higher for Apple. Of the big five tech stocks, Apple’s implied return — that is, the average difference between analysts’ target prices and the stock’s current price — is lowest. At $146 apiece, shares of Apple’s stock now have a higher … Read more

Intel pursues Moore’s Law with plan to make first 7-nm chips this year

Credit: Intel MORE LIKE THIS VIDEO Intel’s next big Moore’s Law advance will be a 7-nm pilot plant it is establishing this year to explore the upcoming manufacturing process. The chipmaker announced it was establishing the pilot plant during an earnings call on Thursday. For decades, Moore’s Law has been the guiding light for Intel … Read more