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Microsoft is doubling down on car tech as Google and Apple creep up

Microsoft is thinking through all the fun things you’ll be doing in your car as automobiles gradually become autonomous and drive themselves. And the company is showcasing some of its

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Facebook allowing some developers to build chat bots

Facebook is allowing a handful of developers to create automated chat robots that work through its Facebook Messenger app, TechCrunch reports. Right now, Facebook is testing a bot named M

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HDR tech in TVs promises sharper colours, but not much to watch

LAS VEGAS: For years, TV makers have focused on making pictures sharper by squeezing more pixels onto screens. Now, their attention is shifting to improving the way sets display colour,

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This Google Chrome extension alerts women to stop saying “sorry” at work

NEW YORK: Saying sorry might sound like good manners but a new app is helping women to stop apologizing so often that they undermine their authority, particularly in the workplace.

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Driverless taxi on Seoul campus offers glimpse of future

SEOUL: A South Korean university is testing a sedan that can pick up and transport passengers without a human driver, giving a glimpse into the future of autonomous public transport.

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CES 2016: 5 hottest car technologies on display

Powerful computers that can drive better than people, high-definition road maps and low-cost sensors are about to remove some big barriers to self-driving cars. Some breakthrough features will come to

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‘The Martian VR experience’ to debut at CES 2016

Hollywood’s getting serious about moving beyond those old cardboard 3D glasses. The 21st Century Fox entertainment conglomerate said that it has a deal to buy a minority stake in a

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Share music with a swipe on ‘Muzik’ headphones

NEW YORK: Muzik, a high-end headphone startup, is coming up with a new device that will allow users to control the tunes they are listening to by swiping on buttons

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90% of smartphone users suffer from this syndrome

Nine of 10 people suffer from “phantom vibration syndrome” — where they mistakenly think their mobile phone is vibrating in their pocket — it has been claimed. Dr Robert Rosenberger,

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Jump up and down to charge your phone

LAS VEGAS: A little exercise not only does your body good, it can charge up your smartphone. Evanston, Illinois-based Ampy showed off its Ampy Move, a wearable battery pack that

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