Category Archives: Technologies

Introducing ‘Graph Search’: Facebook unveils its super-efficient new tool

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Graph Search

Is it a charge for messaging? Is it a phone?…. No, it’s “Graph Search”. After issuing a mysterious invitation to the media to “Come and see what we’re building”, Facebook today unveiled the latest upgrade to its service: a super-efficient new search tool, which culls its results from more than 1bn Facebook user accounts. The

Ubuntu operating system comes to Android smartphones

Ubuntu operating system comes to Android smartphones

The Linux-based software will allow users to run desktop apps on their handsets, allowing them to double for PCs when docked to monitors. The code will initially be released as a file which can be installed on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone, replacing Android. Some analysts question whether consumers really want the power of a fully

Luxurious Apartment Complex Made From 93 Shipping Containers Coming to Detroit

Luxurious Apartment Complex Made From 93 Shipping Containers Coming to Detroit

A new project in Detroit will upcycle 93 shipping containers into a luxury multi-family home, aptly named The Power of Green Housing Development. Designed by Steven C. Flum, the sprawling development will span four floors, and it will include 20 residences of varying size. The apartment complex will be the first luxury multi-family home in

Volvo develops the ‘no death’ car: Vehicles which drive themselves and are totally crashproof could be on British roads in eight years

Volvo develops the 'no death' car

Car giant Volvo is developing ‘no death’ cars that drive themselves and are impossible to crash – ready for launch in showrooms within eight years. The computerised vehicles will be fitted with high-tech sensors and will ‘refuse to be steered’ into other objects. Volvo says they will be on sale to customers by 2020, but

Punjab entrepreneur sets up 10-storey building in Mohali in 48 hours (video)

Punjab entrepreneur sets up 10-storey building in Mohali in 48 hours

It was a promise delivered floor by floor. In just 48 hours, an entrepreneur has constructed a 10-storey building in this suburban town in Punjab. The red and grey facade building, Instacon, stood tall on an industrial plot in Mohali, 10 km from Chandigarh, Saturday, two days after Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal