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Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 Android Oreo Beta Testing Plans Confirmed

HMD Global, soon after announcing Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the flagship Nokia 8, has now confirmed the same for the rest of its Android smartphone lineup. HMD Global’s Chief Product Offer Juho Sarvikas in a tweet revealed that Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will join the beta testing programme soon. Unfortunately, a timeline for the Android 8.0 Oreo beta build wasn’t ... Read More »

CES 2017 Highlights: From Alexa to Hoverboards

Here are some key highlights of the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Sunday: Alexa everywhere Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa was the surprise star of the show, with dozens of new products and services integrating the voice-accessed machine smarts into appliances, TVs, speakers, lamps, cars and more. (Also see: CES 2017: Amazon’s Alexa Emerges as One of the Big Winners) Analysts said the gains for ... Read More »

Best of CES 2017: The 6 Most Interesting Things We Saw at CES

HIGHLIGHTS CES 2017 saw 3,800 exhibitors and nearly 200,000 visitors Amazon, Qualcomm, and Nvidia had the biggest impacts Multinational corporates and tiny startups shared space on the show floor To say that CES is enormous would be an understatement. Officially, there are 3,800 exhibitors spread out over 2.6 million square feet of hotel and convention centre floorspace, but there are peripheral gatherings ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Seeks Momentum at CES Gadget Gala

HIGHLIGHTS Virtual Reality was the centre of focus at last year’s CES CES 2017 saw a revival of VR business This time around there was a focus on what users will hold in hands Virtual reality sought its stride Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show, where despite being a hot topic there was little sign it is racing into mainstream culture. ... Read More »

Maharashtra not keen on bringing real estate under GST

The government of Maharashtra is not keen on bringing real estate under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime, and has asked the GST council to take a decision after conducting an in-depth study including impact on the state finances, reports DNA. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told the paper he had sent a letter to the Centre about two weeks ... Read More »

Why Would A Real Estate Company Want To Buy Harvey Weinstein’s Film Studio?

Tom Barrack There are opportunistic deals. And then there is buying a film studio that bears what is currently one of the most toxic names in the world. Colony NorthStar is undertaking due diligence and will decide in the next fortnight whether to push on with the purchase of Weinstein Co., the film studio formerly run by producer Harvey Weinstein, who ... Read More »

Indians are the biggest investors in Dubai’s real estate: Report

In the eighteen-month period between January 2016 to June 2017, Indians bought property worth Rs 42,000 crore in Dubai, said a Dubai Property Show statement accessed by the Times of India. The statement indicates that Indians are the top foreign property investors in the Emirates. In 2014, the Department recorded Indians investing Rs 30,000 crore in Dubai’s property. “For years, Indians have consistently ... Read More »

Facebook partners with dealership sites to make car buying easier on Marketplace

Image: Facebook Facebook today announced a series of partnerships with auto dealership listing sites to make it easier to buy and sell vehicles on its Marketplace platform. Since Marketplace’s launch in October 2016, Facebook has seen a huge upswell in car listings, with the platform already featuring a dedicated vehicles category that lets you search by make, year, milage, and price. ... Read More »

Emails reveal Foreign Office alarm at Trump travel ban

The UK government wanted to set up an internal warning system to monitor and react to decisions made by President Donald Trump, emails show. The emails reveal concerns about the impact of Mr Trump’s travel ban on UK citizens and national security. Officials did not want to be caught out by similar orders issued by the US president “just as London ... Read More »

After Delhi Woman Shot Dead In Car, Husband Confesses He Did It: Cops

A Delhi woman was shot while returning home from Guru Bangla Sahib Gurdwara. NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS 34-year-old woman shot in the head and face in Delhi in car Husband claimed strangers shot her, then admits he did it: Cops He was secretly married to another woman: Cops Pankaj Mehra was driving home early in the morning in the heart of ... Read More »