1. Quarkson is also working on solar powered drones that beam internet signals down at us-
The portuguese company was not supported by the Government to test these flights so they released a video of them testing the drones in an unknown site. Read more here.
2. Smart…..HAIR !
Hairware is a company that built smart hair extensions that is linked to a mobile app. You touch one of the extensions, and it activates one of the functions in your phone’s app. You could record a conversation, take a selfie, or send a location, and send a message just by caressing that hair extension ! Sounds like something out of a James Bond movie.
3. Snapdeal CFO quits –
The Chief Financial Officer of Snapdeal – Aakash Moondhra has stepped down from his role and could go back to his former investing days, or could start a venture of his own. Read more here.
4. Heartbleed threat will not fade –
It’s been a year since the Heartbleed virus threatened the entire network of netizens. It still poses threats in some of the sites in the online world. Read more here.
5. SpaceX on tuesday launched a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed cargo spacecraft to the ISS –
The tricky part to land the rocket back on a floating barge. Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX said that the rocket landed fine, but tipped over due to excess lateral velocity.
6. An upgrade to the most powerful super computer cancelled by the US government –
The most powerful super computer , the Chinese-built Tianhe-2 had an upgrade planned was cancelled due to concerns of nuclear fears. Intel was also collaborating with the upgrade.
More information here.
7. Samsung’s bold move on its own processor is paying off –
Samsung used its Exynos 7420 chip on the Galaxy S6, instead of partnering with Qualcomm like it usually did. This is increasing the demand of the 14nm chips across all major companies, including Apple (rumored). There are talks that Samsung may collaborate with Nvidia to come up with more 14nm GPUs.
8. Nokia bought Alcatel-Lucent, and its famous Bell laboratories for $16.6 Billion –
Nokia will soon be the largest maker of telecom equipment in the world ahead of Ericsson and Huawei. It just acquired French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), or more than double the $7 billion Microsoft paid for its Windows Phone handset arm. It also bought the infamous Bell laboratories, along with a lot of the patents.
What does this mean for Nokia ? Read more here.
9. Airtel defends its Zero programme, amidst all the net neutrality protests –
Read more about it here.
10. Google will let us walk into Abbey Road studios –
You can take a guided tour led by Giles Martin, the son of Sir George Martin, who famously produced The Beatles. As you explore the different studios you’ll be able to jump into videos taken of recordings sessions, including those for Star Wars and The Hobbit.