Ecuador versus Chevron and the decade long court battles for justice from oil contamination

Ecuador versus Chevron: Oil contamination lawsuits

The decade-long court battles that pitted Ecuador versus Chevron due to oil contamination allegations seemed far from over. Ecuador has the third-largest oil reserves in South America and is the smallest oil producing member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. According to the data from the United States Energy Information Agency, the country has […]

Why do we listen to sad music when we are brokenhearted

Why do we listen to sad music when we are brokenhearted?

Breakups are upsetting and a broken heart can bring forth both emotional and physical pain. The entire experience can be disabling. Those with a scorned heart often wallow in further sadness. For some, apart from shedding excessive tears and barraging friends with melodrama, listening to sad music seems to be one of the best ways […]

Timeline, The scientific history of Pluto

Timeline: The scientific history of Pluto

1906: American businessman, mathematician, and astronomer Percival Lawrence Lowell spearheaded an extensive project to search for a possible ninth planet that he called Planet X. His team used the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, California. 1909: Lowell and American astronomer William Henry Pickering had provided several possible celestial coordinates for Planet X. The entire team continued […]

Google Cardboard, Simple and Affordable Virtual RealityGoogle Cardboard, Simple and Affordable Virtual Reality

Google Cardboard: Simple and affordable virtual reality for smartphones

The idea behind Google Cardboard is straightforward—to provide an immersive experience in a simple and affordable way. This project is promising. Although there were several attempts to introduce virtual reality even before the dawn of the new millennium, none of them enjoyed mainstream success. Google is taking a fresh and unique approach. This time, using […]

Android M, Google is doubling the battery life of your device through DozeAndroid M, Google is doubling the battery life of your device through Doze

Through Doze, Google is doubling the battery life of Android devices

Phones are getting smarter but battery lives are getting shorter. However, Google is planning to double the battery life of Android smartphone and tablet devices through an upcoming update to its mobile operating system. During the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference held in San Francisco, California on 30 April 2015, the Internet search giant and […]

The all-in-one console Retro Lindo is brining those classic video games to your TV

All-in-one console Retro Lindo brings those classic video games back

Nostalgic about those video games you grew up playing with? Want to recreate those childhood memories of playing Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog from your favorite Nintendo or Sega console? Retro Lindo is bringing those classic video games back to your TV. Retro Lindo is an all-in-one media hub that combines all classic consoles in […]

Vessyl, the smart cup that recognizes and tracks everything you drink

Vessyl, the smart cup that recognizes and tracks everything you drink

With the exemption of water, whatever liquid you down has calories in it. Furthermore, if you are on a special diet, you should also consider the nutritional content of your beverage. Too much of something is bad. Too much of nothing is just as tough. Vessyl is a smart cup that helps you monitor everything […]

4 tips to innovate according to Walter Isaacson

4 tips to innovate and generate ideas according to Walter Isaacson

We often picture innovators as geeks who seclude themselves from the rest. Walter Isaacson begs to differ. For him, innovation is a product of interplay of varied kinds of knowledge coupled with the audacity to grab opportunities by believing in their potentials. In his book “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks […]

Microsoft unveils a portable, foldable universal keyboard for smartphones and tablets

Microsoft unveils a portable, foldable universal keyboard for smartphones and tablets

Smartphone and tablet devices are capable of running word processing software. In fact, Microsoft has extended its Microsoft Office apps beyond its Windows operating system and into Android and iOS operating systems. Quite a number of software developers have also introduced their respective office productivity apps. However, heavy-duty typing remains incomparable in desktop or laptop […]

Lenovo introduces its first Pocket Projector compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows devices

Lenovo introduces its first Pocket Projector compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows devices

For the past years, the consumer electronics market has been flooded with several portable or pico projectors. However, devices from premium manufacturers often come with higher price tags, retailing for more than $200. During the 2015 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, Lenovo introduces its first pico projector—the Lenovo Pocket Projector. The computer and […]

UK ends use of coal in power generation

UK ends use of coal in power generation; Sets an example for global leaders

Leaders of three major political parties in the United Kingdom have all agreed to end the use of coal in power generation, making the country the first major economy in the world to do so. Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg, and Leader of the Opposition […]

KeyMouse, It’s a keyboard and a mouse

KeyMouse: It’s a keyboard and a mouse!

Just when you thought touchscreen inputs are dominating modern personal computing, the guys at startup technology company ZZ, Inc. have introduced the KeyMouse—an input device that doubles as a keyboard and a mouse. It iss a reinvention of the keyboard and mouse. According to its developers, the input device allows users to operate the mouse […]

An overview of Project Ara, Google’s Lego-like smartphone

Overview of Project Ara: Lego-like smartphone

Google has launched several initiatives aimed at promoting open standards. Unlike key competitors such as Apple and Microsoft, which built their empires on propriety software and associated restrictions, the Internet search giant has championed openness and non-discriminatory rights. Its purchase of the Android operating system in 2005 is a testament to this commitment. Currently, Google […]

Ocean Spiral is Japan’s future underwater city

Ocean Spiral: A proposed future underwater city

Japan-based globally renowned construction firm Shimizu Corporation introduces its dream mega-project concept—the Ocean Spiral. Described as a futuristic underwater city, the proposed construction project has been positioned as a viable solution for addressing pressing social, environmental, and economic problems. Deep sea is the final frontier of earth according to Shimizu Corporation. Setting aside all of the […]