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BSNL Partners Lava, Micromax to Bundle Offers With Low-Cost Handsets

HIGHLIGHTS BSNL has tied up with Micromax and Lava to give bundled offers The offer will be given on Lava & Micromax phones with BSNL SIM cards BSNL’s latest Rs. 429 plan gives voice+1 GB data per day for 90 days Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has tied up with device-makers Lava and Micromax to offer mobile handsets at low cost to its customers with ... Read More »

We need to focus on the ‘why’ of technology in a ‘why not?’ world

Technology has become a part of every aspect of our lives, even in the places we least expect. The grocery store has a mobile app. The local bank has a chatbot. Strollers in the mall have touchscreens. The checkout counter is DIY. The parking lot has a security robot. Are any of these things bad? No. But how many of them are necessary? ... Read More »

Sony Xperia with 3D capture technology launched in Malaysia

The Xperia XZ1 comes in four colour options – Moonlit Blue, Black, Warm Silver and Venus Pink. — Sony Sony Mobile today launched two new smartphones – its flagship Xperia XZ1 and a mid-range offering, the Xperia XA1 Plus. Boasting what Sony says is an industry first real-time 3D capture technology, the XZ1 took less than a month to enter ... Read More »

Samsung forms unit to house and fund self-driving car technology

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul. Picture REUTERS New York — Samsung Electronics is upping its $8bn bet on automotive technology, forming a separate business unit within Harman International to house autonomous driving products and ploughing $300m into a new fund investing in start-ups in this space. The autonomous driving unit will compete on everything from ... Read More »

Huawei Surpasses Apple in Global Smartphone Sales, Takes Second Spot: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales This could be temporary as Apple will launch new iPhones this month Apple continues to drive its flagship momentum with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device – probably iPhone 8 – on September 12, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Production Glitches Could Lead to Supply Shortfalls After Launch: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Production glitches pushed the manufacturing process back by a month Fans and investors are eagerly looking forward to the iPhone 8 The company is widely tipped to adopt OLED displays for the latest iPhone Apple’s new iPhone had hit production glitches early in its manufacturing process and could lead to supply shortfalls and shipping delays following its launch next week, ... Read More »

Technology, social media of huge help at Haj

Saudi security officers monitor live feed screens of Makkah, along with highways and high density areas, during Haj. New Delhi: This year, as around 2.35 million Muslims from across the world gathered in Makkah “to renew their sense of purpose in life, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance” at the annual Haj pilgrimage, technology and the ... Read More »

Google’s Nearby Connections 2.0 Brings Fully Offline Peer-to-Peer Communication to Android

HIGHLIGHTS Nearby Connections API v2.0 is now available to download It brings lower latency and encrypted connection support Nearby feature allows devices to communicate in proximity At Google I/O 2017, the California-based Internet colossus talked about the expansion of Contextual Apps Experiences, and this now seems to be coming to fruition. Google has now announced the version 2.0 for Nearby Connections API, with ... Read More »

Apple, Huawei, Amazon Gain in Sluggish Tablet Market: IDC, Strategy Analytics

HIGHLIGHTS Overall tablet sales dropped to 37.9 million Apple saw nearly 15 percent boost in iPad sales from a year ago Samsung remained the number two vendor with a 15.8 percent market share Apple, Huawei and Amazon boosted tablet sales over the past quarter, despite the ongoing slump in the overall market for the devices, surveys showed Thursday. Overall tablet ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Style III With 4G VoLTE Support Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Intex Aqua Style III comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display It has 5-megapixel cameras on both rear and front sides The Intex Aqua Style III costs Rs. 4,299 on Amazon.in Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched a new smartphone – Aqua Style III – to its Aqua lineup of smartphones. The biggest highlight of the Aqua Style III is that it ships with ... Read More »