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Apple Said to Seek Tax Breaks for Its iPhone Suppliers in India

HIGHLIGHTS Government officials say meeting this request would require a new policy Apple submitted a list of prerequisites to make iPhones from scratch It began assembling the iPhone SE in Bengaluru in May Apple has asked the Indian government to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if India seeks to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components. Government ... Read More »

Real estate sector sentiments take a further hit with RERA and GST ambiguity

The uncertainty over the manner and form in which the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) rules will be implemented across states and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, 2017 has created confusion among stakeholders, especially with respect to on-going projects, says FICCI-NAREDCO Real Estate Sentiment Index for the second quarter 2017. ... Read More »

Car Sales July 2017: Carmakers Show Strong Growth Post GST

July has been an eventful month for the automotive industry. Overall, there have been quite a few launches, but the biggest push for the industry was created by the implementation of the Goods and Services tax. It was in July that GST was introduced into the country and we’ve already told you a lot about it. Thanks to GST prices ... Read More »

Jio Phone: Airtel Plans to Beat the ‘Free’ Reliance Phone With Bundled Offers

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel plans to launch bundled plans for 4G feature phones in the future For this, it will have to partner with feature phone manufacturers The Jio phone hits the market in August The Jio Phone launch saw the company bring a 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone to the market, one that everyone expects to change the landscape of the low-end segment soon after ... Read More »

Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2017

Times Higher Education has launched its first Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 analysed universities across 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features just over 200 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the THE World University ... Read More »

New Technology Brings Skeletal Tracking to Multi-Player Virtual Reality Experiences

Virtual reality in movie theaters and malls is about to get a whole lot more realistic, thanks to new tracking technology introduced by OptiTrack this week. The company, which is already supplying tracking solutions to The Void and other location-based VR startups, introduced a new whole-body VR tracking solution at SigGraph in Los Angeles Monday that could be one more step towards making loction-based virtual ... Read More »

Micromax Selfie 2 With Front Flash Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features

After listing it quietly on the company website last week, Micromax on Monday launched its Selfie 2 smartphone in India officially. As you already know, the big highlight of the Micromax Selfie 2 is its front camera setup, its latest Android software, and the fingerprint scanner support at the back. The smartphone is priced in the country at Rs. 9,999 and will be made ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Bezel-Less Display, Facial Recognition Features Spotted in HomePod Firmware

Apple itself has left a clue about what you could expect in at least one of the iPhone models it plans to launch later this year, expected to be the iPhone 8. Mentioned in the smart speaker HomePod’s firmware is a face unlock feature for the iPhone, which would allow customers to get past the lock screen by just looking at ... Read More »

Jio Phone: Idea 4G Phone in the Works, Priced Around Rs. 2,500

With Jio phone as the new threat from Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular has come forward as the first telco to announce it will launch its own 4G mobile phone. The telecom operator also raised net neutrality concerns around the Jio Phone. One big difference between the Reliance handset and the Idea 4G phone will be the price: while the Jio handset ... Read More »

Fairfield Police investing in technology to make work more efficient

The city of Fairfield has invested drug forfeiture money in new technology that helps improve efficiencies in police work. Pictured is the city’s 3-D laser scanner that takes interactive images of crime scenes and serious accident scenes. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF FAIRFIELD Technology often makes work more efficient. And while Fairfield police officials say nothing will replace “good, old-fashion” police work, ... Read More »