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Europe to have 400 car charging stations by 2020

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FRANKFURT - A group of mainly German carmakers will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a pan-European network of 400 by 2020, hoping to narrow Tesla's lead.News about the initiative, first flagged a year ago, had been long anticipated as governments push for improvements in infrastructure that would encourage drivers to switch to electric cars.IONITY, a joint venture of BMW AG, Daimler AG , Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen with its Audi and Porsche brands, plans to open 20 stations ... Read More
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HTC will launch dual rear camera smartphones in 2018, confirms company president

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NEW DELHI: HTC has just launched its two smartphones, the U11+ and the U11 Life. These are the newest ones in the U series introduced by the Taiwanese tech firm this year. If you haven't noticed, all the smartphones in the series come with a single rear camera. This is surprising as HTC was among the first companies to introduce dual rear camera handsets. It had flagships such as the HTC One M8, HTC One M9+ and others.But it looks like the smartphone maker is on track to bring dual rear camera smartphones next year.At the HTC U11+ launch event, the company preside... Read More
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Apple iPhone X goes on sale in India, long queues seen at select stores

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NEW DELHI: Apple's most powerful and feature rich smartphone of the year, the iPhone X finally went up on sale in India at 6PM IST. There were long queues seen in front of major handset stores such as iWorld and iNvent and more. The queues were seen in several other Apple resellers in Delhi and other cities as well.While some of the customers already booked the iPhone X online from the website, some others were present in order to see it by themselves before taking a decision to buy it.Apple star... Read More
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Tesla could hit second gear with Shanghai factory

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: A factory in Shanghai could help Tesla shift into second gear. It would give Elon Musk's $58 billion electric-car company a better shot at catching up to or keeping pace with rivals in the fast-growing market. Any deal, though, is apt to have some roadblocks.China presents a large but perplexing opportunity for all foreign automakers. The country is now the biggest market for passenger cars.Though growth has been slowing, sales increased 3.3 percent in September from a year ago. Worsening air quality, however, has prompted Beijing to consider a possible ban on gasoline-only cars.Many customers f... Read More
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Vodafone rolls out MNP service for Reliance customers in Assam and North East

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NEW DELHI: Leading telecom operator Vodafone has rolled out easy MNP service for Reliance communications customers of Assam & North East. "This is being done to facilitate porting out and ease of connectivity for customers facing network shutdown," said the company in a statement.For generating the MNP code, users can follow these steps:* Go to network settings on their mobile handsets & manually select Vodafone network.* Generate MNP code by sending PORT ... Read More
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Apple iPhone X severe short supply likely to disappoint Indian users

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NEW DELHI: As Apple introduced its much-awaited iPhone X in India on Friday, one thing was clear from the very beginning. Only a few iPhone X lovers -- including those who pre-booked the device -- were set to hold a unit as retailers and online players were handed over a thin supply of the Rs 89,000 device (starting price) on Day 1.IANS spoke to some authorised resellers and corporate partners and they were disappointed at the limited stock being handed over to them."Don't expect any beeline for ... Read More
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Facebook’s video chat app Bonfire released on Android

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NEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook introduced its video chat app Bonfire a few months back on iOS in Denmark. The company has now released the app for Android users.Bonfire is a group video chat app which is quite similar to another app Houseparty. The app is quite easy to setup. It also gives you choices of various stickers, effects and also enables you to capture pictures of the video chat. You will also be able to upload pictures directly on ... Read More

YouTube Kids app updated with new features

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NEW DELHI: Last year around this time, YouTube introduced the YouTube Kids app targeted towards children. Now, on its first anniversary the company has rolled out an update of the app. The update brings a new design, better parental controls, kids profiles among other features. The update brings enhanced parental controls which enables parents to control the time their kids spend on a device and the content they watch. Parents will now be able to create a profile for each of their kids and then select the content levels to ma... Read More
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OnePlus 5 OxygenOS v4.5.14 brings Airtel VoLTE support in India

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NEW DELHI: OnePlus has started rolling out a new OS update to its OnePlus 5 smartphone that brings several new features onboard. The update brings the OxygenOS version to 4.5.14.As a part of the new OxygenOS version, OnePlus has finally brought the support for Airtel VoLTE for Indian users. In addition to this, the Canadian OnePlus 5 users get support for band 66 ... Read More
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These Xiaomi smartphones will initially get MIUI 9 in India

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NEW DELHI: Xiaomi has just introduced its MIUI 9 Global ROM in India. The UI was announced for Indian users alongside the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite. The new UI comes with loads of features, some of which were detailed at the event. It also comes with some India-centric features.At the event it was mentioned that MIUI 9 is compatible with host of Xiaomi smartphones. However, starting tomorrow (November 3) three smartphones will be getting the stable MIUI 9 ROM will be Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 and the re... Read More
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Google Pixel 2 XL shipped without an operating system, says user

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NEW DELHI: It looks like Google Pixel 2 smartphones are cursed. The handsets are already facing heat from the users for their displays and other hardware issues. Now, adding to the woes is a new claim by a user. The user has said on Reddit that Google has shipped a Pixel 2 XL smartphone without an operating system.A user named pdoubleyou, posted that, "I came home excited to unbox my new Pixel 2 XL. Upon turning on the device I was greeted with a black screen stating, "Can't find valid operating system. The device will not start." Spent an hour on the chat with two ... Read More
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WhatsApp restored after brief global outage

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NEW DELHI: WhatsApp users across the world, including in India, heaved a sigh of relief on Friday after the instant messaging app was restored after it went down globally, sending people into a tizzy.Users were able to send and receive messages and could log into their WhatsApp accounts after a brief outage period.According to an Independent website DownDetector, 60 per cent of customers were having issues connected to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. People experienced problems sending texts or were unable to log into the app."A further 25 per cent report issues receiving messages and 14 per cent are struggling to lo... Read More
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WhatsApp is down, outage appears to be spread across countries

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WhatsApp users across the world, including in India, on Friday experienced problems sending texts or unable to log into the app.According to an Independent website DownDetector, 60% of customers were having issues connected to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. "A further 25% report issues receiving messages and 14% are struggling to login," Express.co.uk said. Several users took to Twitter to confirm the development and vent their frustration with #whatsappdown trending on the micro-blogging site. WhatsApp was also down in India and people were unable to connect with their friends or relatives. WhatsApp was ... Read More
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Next week may see biggest-ever acquisition in tech history

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Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is planning to unveil a bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc by Monday, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, an attempt to create a roughly $200-billion company through the biggest technology acquisition ever.A tie-up would combine two of the largest makers of wireless communications chips for mobile phones and raises the stakes for Intel Corp, which has been diversifying into smartphone technology from its stronghold in computers.The value of Broadcom's bid has not been decided, though an offer... Read More
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Vivo opens first ‘Experience Center’ in Bengaluru

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BENGALURU: As competition among top smartphone manufacturers gets stiffer, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Friday opened its maiden offline "Experience Center" in Bengaluru in the presence of Kannada actress Sruthi Hariharan. Spread across 3,600 square feet, the "Experience Center" features retail community zones where prospective buyers can access the entire range of "Y" and "V" series of smartphones. "The launch of our first 'Experience Center' in India is for customers to experience our products before making a purchase decision. We will be l... Read More
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‘Walking Dead’ zombie game seeks Pokemon-style success

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HELSINKI: Finnish game studio Next Games said on Friday it will launch a new augmented reality smartphone game in the coming months based on AMC Networks' hit TV show "Walking Dead".The game, in which players fight zombies that are superimposed onto the real world on smartphone screens, is tapping into the trend of augmented reality (AR) which gained mass adoption last year with the release of Niantic Inc's Pokemon Go.Next Games said the "Walking Dead: Our World" game, which it hopes will mirror Pokemon Go's success, will be available for test users on ... Read More
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iPhone X effect: Apple shares rise to a record high

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Apple Inc's shares rose to a record high on Friday as more analysts set a trillion-dollar valuation on the company, following a blowout fourth quarter and an upbeat forecast that quashed investor concerns around the iPhone X.The stock rose as much as 3.7% to $174.26, briefly breaching $900 billion in market value, amid declines in the broader market. The gains added nearly $32 billion to the company's market capitalization.The Cupertino, California-based company also forecast a strong holiday qua... Read More
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This man rode a horse in style to purchase his iPhone X

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THANE: A man from Thane's Naupada district surely made headlines with his recent stunt, wherein he took a rather unconventional route to get his pre-ordered iPhone X.Sitting on a horse and holding a placard that read, "I love iPhone X," he had a procession and a band party follow him to the store.According to reports, Pallival, went riding a horse with a procession and a band party to receive his iPhone X at 6:30 pm at Thane's Hariniwas circle yesterday. A Mumbai man's love story with his iPhone XRead ... Read More

RCom users wouldn’t be able to make voice calls after this date

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NEW DELHI: Loss-making telecom operator Reliance Communications will shut down voice call service from December 1 and its customers can move to other networks by the end of the year, as per direction issued by telecom regulator Trai today.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in direction to all telecom operators said that RCom on October 31, 2017 intimated it that "RCL (Reliance Communications Limited) shall provide only 4G data services to its customers and... Read More
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Nokia 8 tipped to skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat, directly get Oreo update

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HMD Global, the company that holds the license to manufacture Nokia branded smartphones, launched the flagship Nokia 8 last month. But this phone may not be getting the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update along with October Security update.According to a report by Nokiapoweruser, the handset would directly get an update of the Android Oreo 8.0 and will skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat update. The report also states that the update may arrive as soon as October end to early November.... Read More
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Taxpayers, IT department will now answer all your queries here

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NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department has launched an 'online chat' service for taxpayers so that they can seek answers to their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues.A window has been hosted on the main page of the department's website -- www.incometaxindia.gov.in/ -- with a prominent icon stating 'Live Chat Online- ask your query'."A team of experts from the department and independent tax practitioners has been deputed to answer the general queries of a taxpayer. This first-time initiative is aimed to enhance ... Read More
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Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

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DETROIT: Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact.Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based self-driving software company owned by General Motors Co., aims to begin testing in New York City early next year. GM and Cruise are applying to operate in New York under a new pilot program announced Tuesday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.If approved, the tests will mark the first time a fully self-driving vehicle will be allowed to operate i... Read More
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Google has a new way to protect your accounts, but it’s not for everyone yet

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SAN FRANCISCO: In order to protect journalists, business leaders and member of political campaign teams at higher risk of being targeted by hackers, Google has rolled out an Advanced Protection Programme.This programme includes a physical "Security Key" that replaces other forms of two-factor authentication (2FA)."To provide the strongest defence against phishing, Advanced Protection goes beyond traditional 2-Step Verification. You will need to sign int... Read More
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Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

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WASHINGTON: Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators.A coalition of child protection, consumer, and privacy groups asked the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate the risks posed to children by the devices and also called on retailers to stop selling the watches.The groups said consumer organizations in Europe were expected to file similar complaints with EU regulators.The organi... Read More

Microsoft launches Surface Book 2 laptop: Specifications, pricing, availability and more

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NEW DELHI: Microsoft has launched the second generation of its Surface Book laptops, called the Surface Book 2. Billing it as the 'most powerful Surface Book ever', the laptop is said to blur the lines between the desktop and a laptop as it comes with one of the most powerful PC chipsets in a compact design. Here are some pointers on what you need to know about the new laptop.Comes in 7 variantsThe Surface Book 2 comes in a total of seven variants based on different configurations. The seven variants are spread across three versio... Read More
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IBM’s revenue beats estimates on cloud, security services

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International Business Machines Corp handily beat analysts' quarterly revenue estimates on Tuesday as the technology company's shift to cloud and security services gains traction.Shares of the company rose 3% to $151 in extended trading. They had dropped nearly 12% this year.Under Chief Executive Ginni Rometty, IBM has in recent years shifted focus to growth areas across its businesses, such as cloud, cybersecurity and data analytics, to counter a slowdown in its legacy hardware and sof... Read More
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Micromax Bharat 1 phone with ‘unlimited data’ launched: 7 things to know

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NEW DELHI: Indian smartphone brand Micromax has joined hands with BSNL to launched its 4G VoLTE feature phone in the country. Dubbed Bharat 1, the smartphone comes at a price tag of Rs 2,200 and will go on sale starting October 20. The users just need to recharge the phone with Rs 97 per month in order to avail 'unlimited data' and calling facility. The phone takes on Reliance Jio's JioPhone. Here are all you need to know about the new 4G phone from Micromax.DisplayTh... Read More
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Some Google Pixel users on Android 8.0 Oreo facing issues with text messages

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NEW DELHI: Some Google Pixel users seem to be facing issues with their smartphones. These users have taken the issue on the Google Product forum saying that they are not able to receive any text messages on their smartphones running Android 8.0 Oreo. The issue was first posted by a Verizon user late last month. The user named Gary Gregg posted that his Pixel XL running Android O on Verizon was not able to receive any text messages via Google Message or Verizon Message+. However, he is able to send them to others. Gregg said that he updated the devic... Read More
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Vodafone joins hands with HP, KPMG for GST solutions in India

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NEW DELHI: Vodafone India's enterprise arm Vodafone Business Services (VBS) has teamed up with HP India and KPMG in India to offer 'GST Ready Solutions' for business, the telco said in a statement. The "integrated" GST solution is in form of a suite of offerings that include hardware, GST e-filing and accounting software and connectivity, aimed at facilitating a smooth ... Read More
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Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars

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FRANKFURT: The front lines of the battle for smartphone dominance over the coming years have grown clearer after Chinese technology firm Huawei presented an AI-powered phone designed to go head-to-head with Samsung and Apple.Features needed to propel a device into the top end are growing increasingly complex and expensive to develop, meaning... Read More
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Huawei Mate 10 Lite launched with four cameras

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NEW DELHI: Huawei not only launched its Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Pro Porsche Design but also reportedly showcased the Mate 10 Lite. As the name suggests, the smartphone is the less powerful variant of the Huawei Mate 10 and will be sold for EUR 400 (roughly Rs 30,500). It will be made available in Gold, Graphite Black and Aurora Blue colour variants. Customers in Europe will be able to get their hands on the device starting next month.Running Andr... Read More
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DataWind’s Suneet Singh Tuli conferred with Honorary Doctorate by Apex Professional University

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AMRITSAR: Stating that technological intervention could impact the quality of education in developing nations, and eliminating illiteracy which was necessary to reducing poverty, president and CEO of Canada-based DataWind Inc. who also has a facility in Amritsar, Suneet Singh Tuli said that DataWind firmly believes that the digital divide could be addressed by breaking the affordability barrier. He was reacting after receiving Degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Caus... Read More
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US tech giants may find their future shaped by Europe

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LONDON: Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life.But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe's culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America's laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the in... Read More

Now, create your own dance digitally

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NEW DELHI: A new platform has brought together Indian and British dancers to create a digital dance experience.'Mix the Body', created by the creative agency Flying Object with renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Bangalore-based Attakkalari Dance Company.It was unveiled here yesterday as part of British Council's UK-India 2017 initiative -- a year long celebration of cultural exchange between the two countries.The interactive platform enables anyone with a smartphone to create a sequence of contemporary dance, using movements choreographed by these dancers. "We hope to free the dancer in all of us this ... Read More
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Volvo’s electric car brand Polestar unveils first model

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BEIJING: Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla.The hybrid Polestar 1 promises a range of 150 kilometers (95 miles) on a charge, with a gasoline-powered engine to supplement that if needed. It is due to be produced at a factory in western China and released in 2019.Volvo, owned since 2010 by Chinese automaker Geely Holding, announced in July that it would make only electric and hybrid vehicles starting in 2019.The Swedish brand, known for co... Read More
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Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

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Alphabet's Google Inc said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers.The internet giant said that users of the program would have their account security continuously updated to deal with emerging threats.The company said it would initially provide three defenses against security threats, which include blocking fraudulent account access and protection against phishing.The program would include additional reviews and requests in the ac... Read More
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Court seeks ATR on complaint against online shopping portals

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NEW DELHI: A city court has sought an action taken report from the Delhi Police on a complaint about the online sale of ashtrays portraying a naked woman by three e-commerce majors.The complaint was filed against online shopping portals Amazon India, Ebay and Shopclues and their Managing Directors for allegedly selling an ashtray in the shape of a nude woman.The case came up before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Babru Bhan, who sought an action taken report (ATR) from the Delhi Police on the plea for lodging FIR against them.The court d... Read More
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Facebook brings ‘Screen Sharing’ to its Live videos

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NEW DELHI: While Facebook's instant messaging firm WhatsApp received the Live Location sharing feature, the social media titan itself rolled out a new Live video feature. The company has brought the 'Screen Sharing' feature in Live videos, a task that until now required third-party applications.This new feature, as one can gauge, lets viewers see the video creator's screen. This could be helpful for those giving online tutorials. Spotted first by The Next Web, the Facebook Live screen sharing feature will require users to download and install a Facebook extension on the browser. The report said that the extension worked with Google Chrome but was not availab... Read More
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How to share Live Location on WhatsApp

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NEW DELHI: WhatsApp has just rolled out a major new feature in its app that now lets you share your live location with others. The feature called as 'Live Location Share' can be easily accessed from inside the app. It, however, might not be available to all the users around the globe as the rollout is incremental. WhatsApp says the feature is being made available on both the platforms - Android and iOS. Wondering how to access it? See below.... Read More
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WhatsApp rolls out Live Location sharing feature

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NEW DELHI: WhatsApp has been testing its Live Location sharing feature ever since February this year. Now, the feature has finally started to roll out across the globe. This feature, as the name suggests, shares the location of the user and lets the other party track them in real time. It is worth noting that WhatsApp already has a 'Current Location' sharing feature but that is a one-time feature and others are not able to track the location of the sender as they move.The Live Location sharing feature can be used in individual chats or in groups. While sharing the location other users in the group will... Read More

JPMorgan to buy online payment provider WePay

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JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday it would acquire online payment provider WePay as the bank looks to integrate payments into software used by small businesses. WePay's technology, popular among small businesses, helps online software service providers like FreshBooks and crowdfunding websites such as GoFundMe process payments without impacting the user experience designed by developers. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. WSJ r... Read More
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Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI

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Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence.The chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans investing heavily in artificial intelligence to create the first in what will be a family of "Nervana Neural Network Processors" tailored to the needs of the emerging technology, Krzanich said during an on-stage interview at... Read More
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Electric jet startup could become ‘Uber in the sky’

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LAGUNA BEACH: United States, Oct 18, 2017 -Eviation Aircraft chief executive Omer Bar-Yohay pictures a day not too far away when summoning a bargain plane ride with a smartphone will be as easy as hailing Uber.The Israel-based startup working on a self-piloting, electric aircraft was at the WSJD Live conference here Tuesday with a vision of "Uber meeting Tesla in the sky."Bar-Yohay spoke of a future in which people could take Uber to a regional airport, then use another smartphone application to summon an Eviation electric plane to whisk them inexpensively to destinations hundreds of miles away."What would happen if... Read More
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Google, Amazon, Samsung, Xiaomi, Sony and 6 other IT giants have failed in this test

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Many of the biggest technology companies have failed to deliver on environment front, according to Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics. The organisation assessed 17 top global technology companies in three areas: reduction of greenhouse gases through efficient energy use, use of sustainable materials, and use of hazardous chemicals. The company ranked these companies on their environmental performance on the basis of their transparency, commitment and advocacy efforts.Here are the technology companies that have been found to be the 'worst offenders' based on these parameters.Score: D+Taiwanese electronics brand Acer scored a 'D". "Acer has unfortunately stalled in meeting its commitment to phase o... Read More
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ZTE launches innovative dual-screen foldable smartphone Axon M in US

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NEW YORK: Leading Chinese mobile devices provider ZTE has launched a dual-screen foldable smartphone in the US, marking another milestone for the company.The latest flagship device, named Axon M, launched on Tuesday features two 5.2-inch screens that can be folded to the size of a traditional smartphone, Xinhua reported.The phone has three unique modes to accommodate various users' needs.With dual mode, the users can open different apps on each screen simultaneously. For example, one could watch ... Read More
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Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China

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SHANGHAI: From toilet-paper dispensers to fast-food restaurants, travel and crime-fighting, China is taking the lead in rolling out facial-recognition technology.But while advocates warn it makes life easier, quicker and safer, opponents counter that it is another example of how the Chinese government keeps a sinister and increasingly close eye on its 1.4 billion people.Shanghai and other Chinese cities have recently started deploying facial recognition to catch those who flout the rules of the road.Jaywalkers at some Shanghai intersections have their images flashed up on a nearby screen for public shaming and must pay a fine of 20 yu... Read More
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New details emerge about ‘Airtel’s Rs 2,500 phone’

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NEW DELHI: India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs 2,500-2,700 to take on Reliance Jio.While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has announced plans to offer internet-enabled feature phone for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500, Airtel is placing its bet on a full-fledged smartphone as it believes people would be ready to shell out a little more to get a loaded handset. 10 data plans und... Read More
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These SIM cards may be deactivated after February 2018

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Nandan Nilekani's advice to millennials: Don't stop learning, develop soft skills How iOS has evolved over the years Happy Birthday Jack Ma: 9 interesting facts New Assistant features revealed at Google Developer Days event BSNL offers 90GB data for 90 days at Rs 429 Your child's addicted to smartphone? Here's why you may be to be blamed ... Read More
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How iOS has evolved over the years

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In more than one way, Apple has redefined the world of technology. Be it iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple has been at the forefront of defining consumer behaviour with its devices. The iOS - Apple's operating system - has b... Read More
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Here’s how to ‘skip ahead’ while watching YouTube videos

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It's no secret that YouTube has become the "go-to" website/app for watching videos. So, it came as no surprise when YouTube, Google's video-streaming service, recently registered 1.5 billion monthly logged-in users visiting the site. The company also claimed that it reached 180 million monthly active users on mobile devices alone. All these numbers clearly indicate how wide is the user base of the website. 9 things you didn't know you can do on YouTube ... Read More
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Happy Birthday Jack Ma: 9 interesting facts

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Jack Ma, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, turns 53 today. On his birthday, we bring to you some interesting facts about him:Often got into fights with his classmatesIt has been reported that Jack Ma often used to get involved in fights with his classmates, and the fact that he was thin and bony as kid didn't seem to deter him. In the book 'Alibaba,' written by Liu Shiying and Martha Avery, Jack Ma has been quoted saying "I was never afraid of opponents who were bigger than I," while recalling these fights from childhood.... Read More
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World’s 9 most-downloaded free apps on iPhones, iPads

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New Assistant features revealed at Google Developer Days event

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BSNL offers 90GB data for 90 days at Rs 429 Your child's addicted to smartphone? Here's why you may be to be blamed Here's what Google has to say on New York Times' report claiming that female employees are paid less 'Two Amazons' ready for Flipkart this season, says company's India head Samsung sees its best Note pre-orders with the Galaxy Note 8 in US A handful of firms now offer ‘pawternity... Read More
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BSNL offers 90GB data for 90 days at Rs 429

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Your child's addicted to smartphone? Here's why you may be to be blamed Here's what Google has to say on New York Times' report claiming that female employees are paid less 'Two Amazons' ready for Flipkart this season, says company's India head Samsung sees its best Note pre-orders with the Galaxy Note 8 in US A handful of firms now offer ‘pawternity leave’ to pet owners IMG can’t decide a... Read More
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Samsung sees its best Note pre-orders with the Galaxy Note 8 in US

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South Korean tech giant Samsung has revealed that it has received a record-breaking number of pre-orders for its latest Galaxy Note 8. The company announced that more people in the US have purchased the Galaxy Note 8 than previous Samsung Note phones during the same time period, even though Samsung didn't reveal exact pre-sale numbers."We're thrilled to see the strong consumer response to the next level Note," said Tim Baxter, said president and chief executive officer, Samsung Electronics North America. "Today's consu... Read More
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Twitter allows account sharing feature for its smartphone app

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Bain, SK Hynix group ups bid for Toshiba chip unit to $22 billion: Sources Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligence Pokemon Go Euro events now set for September, October 2017 Here's how Facebook tackles online suicide challenges Feedback from clients positive, reassuring, claims Infosys Infosys to get freehold land for its maiden venture in Bengal ... Read More
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Bain, SK Hynix group ups bid for Toshiba chip unit to $22 billion: Sources

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TOKYO: A group including Bain Capital and South Korea's SK Hynix has raised its offer for Toshiba Corp's chip business to 2.4 trillion yen ($22.3 billion) including a 200 billion yen investment in infrastructure, sources familiar with the matter said.The offer by the consortium, which is led by the US private equity group and the South Korean chipmaker as well as Japanese state-backed investors, was higher than an initial offer of around 1.94 trillion yen, according to the sources who requested anonymity because the talks were confidential.... Read More
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Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligence

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WASHINGTON: Swamped by too much raw intel data to sift through, US spy agencies are pinning their hopes on artificial intelligence to crunch billions of digital bits and understand events around the world.Dawn Meyerriecks, the Central Intelligence Agency's deputy director for technology development, said this week the CIA currently has 137 different AI projects, many of them with developers in Silicon Valley.These range from trying to predict significant future events, by finding correlations in data shifts and other evidence, to having computers tag objects or individuals in video that can draw the attention of intelligence analysts... Read More
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Purported iPhone 8 SIM card trays leaked in images, hints new colour variant

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NEW DELHI: Last month, alleged dummy of the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 an hands-on video. The video also showed a new 'Copper' colour along with Black and Silver colour variants. Now a tipster going by the moniker @VenyaGeskin1 has posted an image on Twitter showing the SIM card trays of the upcoming 'iPhone 8', which is also being tipped as the iPhone X.The tweet shows the SIM card trays matching the Gold and Silver colours we saw in the hands-on video by a Youtuber, Danny Winget. The gold colour is be... Read More
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This IT company aims to close gender salary gap in India

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Airtel set to start VoLTE services next week, Jio's free run may end BSNL's corporate email service starts, to cost Re 1 per day Shoppers, here's what Flipkart and Amazon are planning for you this Diwali This is how Karnataka plans to 'beat' Blue Whale challenge No, artificial intelligence bots are not stealing your job, says Capgemini Apple's upcoming iPhone hits production glitches: WSJ... Read More
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BSNL’s corporate email service starts, to cost Re 1 per day

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Shoppers, here's what Flipkart and Amazon are planning for you this Diwali This is how Karnataka plans to 'beat' Blue Whale challenge No, artificial intelligence bots are not stealing your job, says Capgemini Apple's upcoming iPhone hits production glitches: WSJ 'Technology can help reduce healthcare costs' Sony launches MHC-V90DW audio system at Rs 65,990 ... Read More
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Aided several Indian firms to go digital in one year: Dell EMC

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MUMBAI: A year after the historic merger of Dell Technologies and EMC, the company has empowered several Indian enterprises transform their information technology (IT) infrastructure, a top executive said here on Friday.Dell EMC has emerged as a holistic solutions provider and holds the second spot in the India mainstream server market (by revenue), with a share of 26.5 per cent."According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in Q1 2017, Dell EMC was No 1 in the India storage market with 43.4 per cent market s... Read More
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Top ‘streamripping’ site shuts after music business suits

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The most popular "streamripping" site, in which millions of users have converted YouTube videos into audio files, shut down Thursday faced with a legal campaign by the music industry.YouTube-mp3.org, a site in Germany started in the bedroom of computer science student Philip Matesanz, was inaccessible on Thursday with no further message.The global recorded music industry group IFPI, along with its US and British affiliates, announced that the platform had closed and that a US court has issued an injunction on its activities.The industry groups, in turn for not taking further legal action, said that YouTube-mp3.org's operator has agreed not to infringe on copyrights in the future.... Read More
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Social networks extend gains as news sources in US: survey

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Social networks have made more gains as news sources for Americans in 2017, according to a study released Thursday suggesting more woes for traditional news organizations.The Pew Research Center report showed 67 percent of US adults are getting at least some of their news on social media, with 20 percent doing so often.That represents a modest increase from early 2016, when 62 percent of Americans reported getting news on social media.But the rise also pointed to the steady growth in the importance of networks like Facebook and Twitter for news. And the 2017 growth was driven by increases among those who are older, less educated and nonwh... Read More
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Samsung starts rolling out Android Nougat update for Galaxy J7 Prime smartphone

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NEW DELHI: South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has started rolling out Android Nougat 7.0 operating system for its Galaxy J7 Prime.According to a report by SamMobile, the update weighs 1.09GB and bring features like improved notification panel, split screen, better battery optimisations, ability to reply from notifications and fresh Samsung UI which is seen in its flagship smartphone Galaxy S8. The report also suggest... Read More
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‘Pokémon Go’ Euro events now set for September, October 2017

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The first wave of European Pokemon Go Safari Zone events have settled on three dates in September and October 2017 in seven shopping malls around the continent.Wildly successful Android and iOS mobile game "Pokemon Go" made a big splash in 2016, and as part of its one-year anniversary celebrations, developer Niantic has been organizing a slew of related events.The first Pokemon Go Fest took place in Chicago's Grant Park on July 22, with attendees participating in digital games of hide and seek, searching for fictional creatures from the "Pokemon" franchise using their mobile phones.Players from around the world could also join in, but the hugely popular event was hamstru... Read More
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Tweets don’t reflect how users actually feel: Study

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LONDON: The "happy" or "sad" tweets may not accurately reflect a Twitter user's actual emotional state offline, suggests new research.Rather, Twitter users have developed their own unique cultural behaviour, conversations and identities, which shape the ways in which they present their views online, said the study published in the journal PLOS ONE.There is no evidence that social media content shared on Twitter is a truthful reflection of how its users feel, said study author Eric Jensen, Associate Professor at ... Read More
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Reliance Jio to offer 25GB 4G data to Intex smartphone users

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New AI software to detect when people text while driving HP collaborates with Siemens for 3D printing Equifax breach exposes 143 million Americans to identity theft Why there could soon be a big change in the India strategy of SoftBank, Alibaba and Tencent Google starts rolling out new feed to Indian users Xiaomi Mi A1 Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which is a better buy ... Read More
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New AI software to detect when people text while driving

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HP collaborates with Siemens for 3D printing Equifax breach exposes 143 million Americans to identity theft Why there could soon be a big change in the India strategy of SoftBank, Alibaba and Tencent Google starts rolling out new feed to Indian users Xiaomi Mi A1 Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which is a better buy Purported iPhone 8 SIM card trays leaked in images, hints new colour variant... Read More

iVoomi Me 3 and Me 3S smartphones launched in India, price starts at Rs 5,499

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Samsung Galaxy C8 smartphone with dual camera launched in China Huawei Honor Play 6 smartphone launched in China Asus Zenfone 4 series all set to debut in India next week Vivo launches 'world’s first' 24MP selfie camera smartphone V7+ in India at Rs 21,999 Oppo A71 launched: Price, specs and more ZTE Blade A2S launched: Price, specs and more ... Read More
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HP collaborates with Siemens for 3D printing

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Equifax breach exposes 143 million Americans to identity theft Why there could soon be a big change in the India strategy of SoftBank, Alibaba and Tencent Google starts rolling out new feed to Indian users Xiaomi Mi A1 Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which is a better buy Purported iPhone 8 SIM card trays leaked in images, hints new colour variant This IT company aims to close gender salary gap in India... Read More
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6 most-viewed tech executives on LinkedIn

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1 / 7 6 most-viewed tech executives on LinkedIn ...Read more 2 / 7 Girish Mathrubootham - Founder & CEO Freshworks ...Read more ... Read More
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Equifax breach exposes 143 million Americans to identity theft

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SAN FRANCISCO: Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen.The Atlanta-based company, one of three major U.S credit bureaus, said Thursday that "criminals" exploited a U.S website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.The theft obtained consumers' names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver's license numbers. The purloined data can be enough for... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy C8 smartphone with dual camera launched in China

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NEW DELHI: South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has launched its latest C series smartphone in China. Dubbed Galaxy C8, the smartphone will come in Black, Gold and Rose Gold colour options and will soon go on sale in the country.The Samsung Galaxy C8 features a Full HD Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution. The device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and comes with dual S... Read More
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Google starts rolling out new feed to Indian users

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Xiaomi Mi A1 Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which is a better buy Purported iPhone 8 SIM card trays leaked in images, hints new colour variant This IT company aims to close gender salary gap in India Airtel set to start VoLTE services next week, Jio's free run may end BSNL's corporate email service starts, to cost Re 1 per day Shoppers, here's what Flipkart and Amazon are planning for you this Diwali... Read More
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Xiaomi Mi A1 Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which is a better buy

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Xiaomi recently launched its first Android One smartphone, Mi A1. The smartphone also marks a comeback for Google's Android One platform in the country. The last Android One smartphone launched in India was Lava Pixel V1 in 2015. Running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, Xiaomi A1 is claimed to be the most 'powerful Android One' smartphone launched so far. ... Read More
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Truecaller launches two new features with the upcoming Android release 8.45

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A sale on Amazon India at 12 pm today BSNL expects to start 5G service trials by March 2018 Tencent in talks with CarDekho owner to lead $40 million investment Holiday marketplace GoFro gets $10 million to continue its journey Oncology-focused startup OncoStem secures $6 million from Sequoia-led round Digital lending startup Lendingkart brings in Sistema Asia Fund for its Series-C ... Read More
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Xiaomi Redmi 4A sale on Amazon India at 12 pm today

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NEW DELHI: Those who still want to buy the budget Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphone in India can still do so. Priced at Rs 5,999 for 2GB+16GB variant and Rs 6,999 for 3GB+32GB variant, the smartphone will be up for grabs via a flash sale at 12pm today (September 7) on Amazon India's website. Introduced in India back in March this year, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes in Dark Gr... Read More
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BSNL expects to start 5G service trials by March 2018

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NEW DELHI: The state-owned telecom firm BSNL expects to start field trial of 5G services by the end of this financial year, company's chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava said today."We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of this financial year," Shrivastava told reporters today.The state-run firm has started discussion with Larsen & Toubro and HP for end devices tha... Read More
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New system can reconstruct faces using your DNA

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WASHINGTON: Scientists have reconstructed faces from people's DNA, an advance that challenges the idea that genetic databases can be anonymous.Research institutions regularly collect thousands of human genomes to understand diseases.Most promise volunteers that their identity will be protected.However, the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that in the long run, such anonymity may not be possible.By training an algorithm to link genetic information with facial features and voices, researchers were able to identify people from their genomes."The... Read More
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These cheaper quantum computers to drive the future

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SINGAPORE: Researchers in Australia have found a new way to build quantum computers which they say would make them dramatically easier and cheaper to produce at scale.Quantum computers promise to harness the strange ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at a time to solve problems that are too complex or time-consuming for existing computers.Google, IBM and other technology companies are all developing quantum computers, using a range of approaches.The team from the University of New South Wales say they... Read More
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IIT students launch Young Innovators programme for students

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KOLKATA: Students from IIT Kharagpur are organising a pan India competition on technology ideation for young innovators from schools.The Young Innovators' Programme (YIP) is a platform to foster young minds belonging to the 8th to the 10th classes with scientific quest and inspire them to ideate new solutions of technological challenges currently faced in the world.The competition will be covering key area such as energy, agriculture and food sciences, environment, hardware modelling, product designing and BioTech, an IIT-KGP spokesperson said.The competition has three rounds. ... Read More
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Update software or lose connectivity to websites, says ICANN

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Bug took Apple's Developer website down amid hacking fears A exec who worked with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for 26 years explains what everyone gets wrong about him Mobile malware Xafecopy robs victims through WAP Billing – almost 40% of targets in India Vivo V7, V7+ smartphones to launch today: Here’s how to watch the live stream Apple iPhone X may cost high because of Samsung: KGI analyst ... Read More
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Bug took Apple’s Developer website down amid hacking fears

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SAN FRANCISCO: After several developers reported a possible security breach in Apple's Developer website as their account addresses showed an address in Russia, Apple has said the problem originated owing to a bug in its account management application.According to a MacRumours report on Thursday, several developers reported that all of their developer account addresses have been updated with an address in Russia, perhaps indicating some kind of breach or serious internal error.aceAccording to multiple developer reports, their accounts list a Russian address instead of their correct address," the report added.The Apple's Developer site,... Read More
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Mobile malware Xafecopy robs victims through WAP Billing – almost 40% of targets in India

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AGRA: A research by private cyber security solution firm have uncovered a mobile malware targeting the WAP billing payment method, stealing money through victims' mobile accounts without their knowledge.The Xafecopy Trojan is disguised as useful apps like BatteryMaster, and operates normally while secretly decrypting and loading malicious code onto the device. Some of the names in the JavaScript files used by Xafecopy are also seen in the infamous Ztorg ... Read More
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Vivo V7, V7+ smartphones to launch today: Here’s how to watch the live stream

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Apple iPhone X may cost high because of Samsung: KGI analyst Supreme Court wants this 'promise' from Facebook,WhatsApp Truecaller launches two new features with the upcoming Android release 8.45 Xiaomi Redmi 4A sale on Amazon India at 12 pm today BSNL expects to start 5G service trials by March 2018 Tencent in talks with CarDekho owner to lead $40 million investment ... Read More
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Apple iPhone X may cost high because of Samsung: KGI analyst

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NEW DELHI: There have been several reports claiming that Samsung is the sole supplier of OLED displays for Apple's upcoming bezel-less iPhone, likely to be called iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Now according to a new analyst note, the price that the Cupertino giant is paying Samsung for OLED panels is one of the key reasons for the high price of the upcoming iPhones.KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who's known for his track record on Apple, has issued a note to investors (obtained by the AppleInsider website) where he claims the OLED panel's price is t... Read More
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Supreme Court wants this ‘promise’ from Facebook,WhatsApp

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Truecaller launches two new features with the upcoming Android release 8.45 Xiaomi Redmi 4A sale on Amazon India at 12 pm today BSNL expects to start 5G service trials by March 2018 Tencent in talks with CarDekho owner to lead $40 million investment Holiday marketplace GoFro gets $10 million to continue its journey Oncology-focused startup OncoStem secures $6 million from Sequoia-led round... Read More
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Netgear R6080, R6120 dual-band Wi-Fi routers launched with prices starting at Rs 2,700

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Honor V9 Play with 4GB RAM and metal body announced in China What's hot and what's not at Berlin's IFA tech fair HP Enterprise revenue rises on networking demand Flipkart bets on private labels for sales boost Samsung is planning to launch Note 8 in India on September 12 Nokia 5 gets September Android security patch before Pixel and Nexus smartphones ... Read More
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Honor V9 Play with 4GB RAM and metal body announced in China

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Huawei's sub-brand Honor has announced its new budget smartphone, the Honor V9 Play, today in China. The device sports a 5.2-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass atop. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 layered on top and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor and Mali T860 GPU. Weighing only about 145g, the device packs a 3000mAh battery.The Honor V9 Play sports a metal body design with a fingerprint sensor at the back. The device comes in Gold, Rose Gold, Red, Blue and Black color variants priced at 999 Yuan (Rs 9,830 ... Read More
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What’s hot and what’s not at Berlin’s IFA tech fair

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BERLIN: Berlin's IFA technology fair, Europe's largest and a bellwether for the Christmas season, draws to a close Wednesday. Here is a quick overview of what's hot and what's not in the aisles.Tablets : the fever that greeted Apple's launch of the iPad in 2010 has long dissipated. Smartphones boast increasingly large screens and high performance in a handier package than the not-quite-laptop devices.Energy efficiency : "It was a big topic in 2008, it remains important, but most devices conform to regulations now, we think it's time to turn to other things," said... Read More
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HP Enterprise revenue rises on networking demand

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co reported a surprise rise in quarterly revenue, largely helped by higher sales of its networking equipment, sending its shares up more than 4% in extended trading on Tuesday.HPE Chief Executive Meg Whitman has been focusing on a few areas such as networking, storage and technology services ever since HPE was spun off from Hewlett-Packard Co in 2015.Total revenue in the company's enterprise group division, which includes its storage and networking businesses, rose nearly 3% to $6.79 billion in the third quarter ended July 31. Revenue from the unit, which accounted for more than three-four... Read More
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Samsung is planning to launch Note 8 in India on September 12

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Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its latest flagship phablet Galaxy Note 8 in India on September 12, the same day that Apple is scheduled to unveil its next iPhones at an event in California (US).Though the company has not yet officially announced the launch date, reports quoting dealer sources claim that Samsung has sent out invites to outstation media for an event scheduled for that day.Late last week, Samsung started taking registrations for the top-end smartphone on its India website ... Read More
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Nokia 5 gets September Android security patch before Pixel and Nexus smartphones

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NEW DELHI: While Google is focussing on its Android One initiative with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi A1, it seems to be ignoring the smartphones - Nexus and Pixel when it comes to updates. The two smartphones series are meant to get the OS updates and security patches before anyone else as they come directly from Google. However, this time one of the OEMs has rolled the latest security patch before it reached Nexus and Pixel handsets.As spotted by Nokia Power User, HMD Global has rolled out the September ... Read More
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Hackers have gained entry into US, European energy sector, warns Symantec

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WASHINGTON: Advanced hackers have targeted United States and European energy companies in a cyber espionage campaign that has in some cases successfully broken into the core systems that control the companies' operations, according to researchers at the security firm Symantec.Malicious email campaigns have been used to gain entry into organisations in the United States, Turkey and Switzerland, and likely other countries well, Symantec said in a report published on Wednesday. Google announces list of 100 'most secure' ... Read More
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iVoomi partners Hipad Technology for local smartphone manufacturing

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Lenovo: We aren’t worried about the number game EU top court orders re-evaluation of Intel anti-trust fine Lenovo to pay $3.5 million fine for 'selling' laptops that compromised user security Panasonic P9 with 5-inch display launched in India at Rs 6,290 Visa to expand Bangalore centre with API expertise Toshiba board reaches no verdict on new Western Digital chip proposal: Sources... Read More
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Lenovo: We aren’t worried about the number game

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​Buying a smartphone: 10 things to consider Smartphones these days have become an integral part of our lives. We use them for communication, taking pictures, saving documents on the cloud, internet browsing and even as a power bank to charge other smartphones. But then, with the wide variety of smartphones available in the market it is never easy to decide which one to pick. It is always tough deciding the one that may suit our needs best. Here's a list of things you should consider before you decide to buy your next smartphone. Build quality... Read More