12 Aug 2016

Google Maps for Android Gets New Offline Features in India


  • Users can now switch to Wi-Fi only mode to save battery, data
  • There is now the option to save offline maps to SD cards
  • Google Maps for iOS is yet to receive the new features
Google on Tuesday expanded the offline features of Google Maps for India. Now, Android users in the country will be able to turn on Wi-Fi only mode, and, also save maps to their SD card for offline access.

Announcing the new Google Maps offline features in an emailed statement, the search giant said they are most useful when travelling in areas without data. The company confirmed the gradual rollout to the Android app, but did not detail when the new features would arrive for iOS users.

10 Aug 2016

New technique to prevent burn scars

New technique to prevent burn scars (Getty Images)

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to prevent scarring caused by burn injuries.

"People don't die from scars, but they do suffer from them," said lead researcher Alexander Golberg from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

"We believe that the technology we developed, called partial irreversible electroporation (pIRE), can be used to prevent debilitating burn scarsfrom forming," Golberg noted.

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