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Nissan To Commence Leaf Electric Car Pilot Run This Year In India

Nissan will most likely launch the 2018 Leaf electric car in India next year Highlights Nissan will start pilot runs for new Leaf this year Launch is slated for sometime next year 2018 Nissan Leaf takes on Tesla Model 3 Nissan took the wraps off their new generation Leaf electric car on September 6, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. With the new Leaf, Nissan takes ... Read More »

iPhone Battery Replacement Cost Now Down to Rs. 2,000 (All-Inclusive)

In the midst of the ongoing shortage of batteries, Apple has dropped the cost of the replacement batteries to Rs. 2,000, all inclusive. The battery replacement programme costs $29 internationally and was set to originally cost around Rs. 2,000 plus taxes (roughly Rs. 2,600) in the country. The new price of replacements under Apple’s battery replacement program for iPhone models with ageing batteries was confirmed ... Read More »

Nokia to Launch Its Next Android Smartphones on February 25, Ahead of MWC 2018

HMD Global is set to launch its latest Nokia smartphones running on Android, on February 25, just ahead of MWC 2018. The company has sent invites for the launch event that will be held in Barcelona, which is also the host city for the mobile trade show. The invitation follows a teaser by HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Thursday, when he ... Read More »

Sony Has No Plans to Exit Smartphone Market, Says CEO Kaz Hirai

While you may have some other choices in your mind or thinking of opting for a new iPhone or a fresh Galaxy series Android smartphone, Sony is set to continue the sale of its Xperia phones in the highly competitive smartphone market. In a media interview, CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed that Sony is not considering an exit from the smartphone market and instead, is planning to ... Read More »

Xiaomi to Have Presence at MWC 2018, Mi 7 Launch Expected

Alongside some long-standing exhibitors such as Samsung and Sony, Xiaomi is joining the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. There are speculations that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch the Mi 7 as its next flagship at the forthcoming MWC, which is happening between February 26 and March 1. Notably, the company skipped the last year’s MWC but came to the MWC 2016 to preview the globally-focused Mi 5. The official Mobile ... Read More »

Samsung Beats Intel to Become Top Semiconductor Player in 2017: Gartner

With 14.6 percent market share, Samsung Electronics has replaced chipmaker giant Intel to become the top player in the global semiconductor industry in 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. This is the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992 as worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $419.7 billion (roughly Rs. 26.6 lakh crores) in 2017 — a 22.2 percent increase from 2016. “The largest memory ... Read More »

Dropbox Said to File Confidentially for US IPO

HIGHLIGHTS Dropbox is currently valued at about $10 billion It is one of the closely watched group of firms with an anticipated IPO Non-public filings have become more common since July Dropbox, the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion (roughly Rs. 63,500 crores), has filed confidentially for a US initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said. Goldman Sachs ... Read More »

What Does a Smartphone Mean to a Refugee?

HIGHLIGHTS After food and shelter, a smartphone is the next essential Asylum seekers would stop their journeys to access free Wi-Fi Tech can be used to transfer funds, or find news of lost family In an increasingly digital world, after food and shelter, the next necessity that people have is an Internet connected smartphone, says Mark Latonero, PhD, Lead Researcher ... Read More »

Internet Giants Not Doing Enough to Take Down Illegal Content: EU

Internet giants like Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter are not taking down illegal content from their websites fast enough, the European Union executive said on Tuesday after meeting with the companies. Several European governments have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content – from incitement to hatred and racism to extremist material to counterfeit products being sold online – and ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Increases Car Prices By Up To Rs. 17,000, Effective Immediately

Automakers including, Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra have already announced to increase prices from this month. New Delhi: Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today said it has increased prices of its models by up to Rs. 17,000 in order to partially offset rise in input costs. In a regulatory filing, it said the hike will range between Rs. 1,700 and Rs. 17,000 across models owing to increase ... Read More »