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Firm recovery in real estate still a mirage eluding investors

The wait and watch mode is still prevailing in the real estate sector in the expectation of clarity on various policy measures by the government in the next six months, say analysts. Photo: Mint LATEST NEWS » Dames of thrones: Women rule TV’s biggest show Nissan introduces waterless car washing solution in India Nasa’s Mars 2020 rover to use smart ... Read More »

Battery-Free Cellphone Technology Inches Closer to Mass Market

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers in the US unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone The phone works by harvesting tiny amounts of power from radio signals Researchers say there are plans to develop further prototypes Researchers in the United States have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone, using technology they hope will eventually come to be integrated into mass-market ... Read More »

To Stop Nude Pics From Strangers, Change This iPhone Setting

HIGHLIGHTS Female subway riders were alerted someone wanted to share a picture On accepting, they saw an unsolicited picture of a man’s private parts AirDrop doesn’t require you to share your number or a username Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from a sharing feature they may not realise allows anyone to send pictures to their phones. According to the ... Read More »

Why Is the iPad Pro a ‘Computer’? Because Apple’s Courting the Business Market

HIGHLIGHTS Ming Chi-Kuo says there will be three new iPad models in 2017 There is growth in the “detachables” category Microsoft released a commercial calling Apple’s “computer” claim into question Apple, it seems, would like to see more tablets in briefcases next year. A new report from MacRumors cites noted Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who says there will be three new iPad ... Read More »

Xiaomi to Open Mi Home in Delhi-NCR ‘Very Soon’, Says India Head

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi opened two Mi Homes in Bengaluru earlier this year Jain says Delhi will get its Mi Home soon Xiaomi on Friday celebrated record sales of its Redmi Note 4 device Aiming to ramp up its offline presence in the country, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to open its ‘Mi Home’ signature retail store in the Delhi-NCR region, a top company ... Read More »

E-Commerce Smartphone Wars Are Part of a Bigger Picture

HIGHLIGHTS Over the last two years, Amazon has ramped up its phone category The company is increasingly striking exclusive deals with phone makers The phones serve as an entry point to Amazon’s marketplace Yash Agarwal, a sales man at a New Delhi-based travel firm, purchased his first smartphone from a neighbourhood mobile store about three years ago. When that phone ... Read More »

Lenovo Yoga 3, 4K LED TVs, iPad Pro, and More Tech Deals

 considering the discounted price that shouldn’t be worth worrying about. Use coupon code PAS20000 to get a cashback of Rs. 20,000 in your Paytm Wallet. Price: Rs. 96,882 (effective after cashback) Link: Paytm Apple iPad Pro 32GB 9.7-inch WiFi Flipkart is offering discounts on select tablets. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch is one of them, currently discounted to Rs. 40,900 (MRP Rs. 49,900). If you ... Read More »

Oppo F3 Deepika Padukone Limited Edition Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Oppo F3 has been priced at Rs. 19,990 It comes in Rose Gold colour It comes with Deepika Padukone’s signature After launching the Rose Gold and Black Limited Editions, Oppo has now unveiled another special edition of its F3 smartphone. The company on Friday unveiled the Oppo F3 Deepika Padukone Limited Edition in India. Priced at Rs. 19,990, the Oppo F3 Deepika ... Read More »

Amazon Said to Be Looking at New Food Technology for Home Delivery

Amazon.com is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion US grocery business. The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a vegetable frittata as soon as next year, officials ... Read More »

How Technology Is Shortening the Road to Fame

It wasn’t that long ago that Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube by Usher. Katy Perry, Macklemore, Psy and Lana Del Rey are others who used this online video platform to get noticed when music industry executives wouldn’t pay attention to them. Thanks to this social media platform and mobile technologies, the road to fame has changed and helped many artists, including ... Read More »