Achal Mehta

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Google co-founder Larry Page is secretly building flying cars

Businessweek reports that Page has personally invested in two aviation startups<p>Google co-founder Larry Page has been personally funding a pair of startups devoted to creating flying cars, according to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>. Page has reportedly funded one startup, named Zee.Aero, with more than $100 …

Canon's new macro lens has a built-in ring flash

There are two surprising things about Canon's new EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.<p><b>It's an EF-M lens for the EOS M mirrorless system</b>. Canon has completely neglected EOS M, releasing just five lenses since the system launched nearly four years ago — four slow zooms and a 22mm f/2 prime. This 28mm …

Cigars to beaches: The ultimate checklist for your vacation in Cuba

From intrepid travellers to glossy brochures, Cuba is a destination that’s on the up. Since the US President’s landmark visit to the island back in …

In Need of Cash, India Chases $117 Billion in Elusive Back Taxes

India’s finance ministry is asking for regular progress reports from tax collectors and has set a date for an amnesty to pay off arrears on …

Experimental jazz meets Hindustani classical in cellist Helen Gillet’s music

At the age of nine, Helen Gillet started attending cello lessons in Singapore. But it would be a while before she actually got to play a note. Her …

Meet the South Korean entrepreneurs promising a clean energy revolution

Decades after South Korea’s stark economic past, its startups are developing solar, wind and hydro-powered products for developing world markets<p>For South Korean millennials born into bright lights, cheap energy and bustling modernisation, the country’s dimly lit, war torn past is a thing of the …

How the romance between an Aligarh Muslim and a Lithuanian Jew has influenced an Indian pharma major

Cipla's philosophy of delivering cheap drugs to people who need them is driven by its founder's storied past.<p>In 1992, the editor of the <i>Times of India</i> …

After Start-up India launch, focus turns to implementation

<b>New Delhi:</b> After the hype of Start-up India, the government initiative that brought young entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and policymakers under …

Debt continues to weigh down India’s top conglomerates

<b>Mumbai:</b> Financial stress at the top 10 Indian conglomerates has intensified even as some of them cut back on capital expenditure and attempted to …

This is How Lens Parameters Affect Your Photographs

The function of camera lenses is dictated by several key parameters, such as shape and size. In this article, I’ll try to discuss the most important …

Canon's new $30,000 video camera can see where you can't

Canon is already competing with the Arri Alexa and Red cameras of the world, but it's about to take this one step further. Meet the ME20F-SH, a high-end video shooter that features a sleek, subtle and somewhat compact design. Most importantly, Canon's new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of …

26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Sony reveals SmartBand 2 wearable with heart rate monitor

Companies often unveil new a product by putting an executive on stage and making them say nice things about it. Other times, they'll launch a fancy webpage and put up glamorous photos of whatever they're launching. Sony, on the other hand, appears to be unveiling a new product today by accidentally …

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …

Photography

12 Months, 12 Projects: April - The Long Exposure Waterfall

For this month’s photo project, I tried to take a long exposure picture of a waterfall. It was a hard quest.<p>My list of resolutions for 2015 consists …

Google and Intel partner with Switzerland's Tag Heuer on smartwatch - Mar. 20, 2015

It's the ultimate status symbol for technophiles.<p>Google (GOOGL) and Intel (INTC) are partnering with Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer on a new luxury smartwatch.<p>The companies said Thursday that they will release the connected watch by the end of the year. They did not disclose any details on the watch's …