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16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

TECNO i5 Pro: Decent smartphone with good camera, battery

Aiming to carve out a place for itself in India's highly competitive mid-range smartphone market, TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, has introduced TECNO i5 Pro that offers solid battery back-up and a fairly decent camera. The...

14-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Apple to ditch Touch ID for 2018 iPhones: Report

There is early excitement for the iPhones releasing in 2018 and Apple is likely to ditch Touch ID feature and move to Face ID, said reports.Despite initially believing Apple might re-adopt the fingerprint technology -- an identity sensor that makes it easy...

13-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Reliance Industries Q2 consolidated net up 12.5% at Rs 8,109 cr

Reliance Industries Limited's (RIL) consolidated net profit increased by 12.5 per cent to Rs 8,109 crore for the second quarter (July-September) of 2017-18, the company said on Friday.The company's revenue increased by 23.9 per cent to Rs 101,169 crore...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Honor 9i : A first with 4 cameras, edge-to-edge display

While some of us were thinking smartphone innovation is slowly running out of steam, Huawei has debuted "Honor 9i" with a dual camera set-up in the front as well as the rear, along with bezel-less display.In the mid-price segment, the device is the first in...

12-Oct-2017 Seoul

Apple partners LG Display for foldable iPhone

As Samsung plans to launch a bendable smartphone "Galaxy X" in 2018, Apple has reportedly begun work on a foldable iPhone with LG Display.According to a report in the Korean website The Investor, Apple has decided to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung...

12-Oct-2017 Bangalore

Amazon launches waterproof 'Kindle Oasis' for Rs 21,999

Amazon on Thursday launched its most advanced e-book reader 'Kindle Oasis' that features company's highest-resolution 'Paperwhite Display' and is the first waterproof (IPX8) device.The all-new Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order for Rs 21,999 for the 8GB...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

OKWU launches two affordable smartphones

Ahead of the festive season, domestic smartphone maker OKWU on Wednesday launched two new smartphones -- Sigma and YU FLY -- at Rs 8,200 and 9,699 respectively."Sigma" comes with 5-inch HD IPS display and sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF technology and...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

8th Gen Core processor family unique in every aspect: Intel

The exclusivity in Intel's 8th Generation Core processor family lies in every aspect -- be it agility, performance or its ability to connect multiple devices -- a top Intel executive said here on Wednesday."Everything that I told you about 8th Generation...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Fujifilm 'X-E3' mirrorless camera launched in India

Expanding its X Series range of premium mirrorless digital cameras, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd on Wednesday launched FUJIFILM "X-E3" in India.The camera is available in black and silver colours at a starting price of Rs 70,999 (for the body only)."X-E3" with "23mm...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Over 5 million people download Google's 'Tez' app

Google's digital payment app 'Tez' that was launched in India on September 18 has been downloaded five million times on Play Store.Within 24 hours of 'Tez' being launched, Google saw nearly 1.8 crore gross merchandise volume (GMV) done with over four lakh active...

11-Oct-2017 Bangalore

Intex launches 2 affordable smartphones

Expanding its 'Aqua Lions' series, domestic handset maker Intex on Wednesday launched shatterproof "Aqua Lions X1" and "Aqua Lions X1+" smartphones at Rs 7,499 and Rs 8,499, respectively.Both the smartphones feature unbreakable displays and come with one-time...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Airtel, Karbonn Mobiles tie up to offer 4G smartphones

Bharti Airtel and Karbonn Mobiles on Wednesday announced their partnership to bring affordable 4G smartphones to the market, effectively at the price of a feature phone, a joint statement said here."Under the partnership, the Karbonn A40 Indian now comes at...

11-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Apple joins hands with Rahman to set up 2 music labs in India

Apple Music on Wednesday said it will set up two Mac Labs at the A.R. Rahman-founded KM Music Conservatories (KMMC) based in Chennai and the upcoming campus in Mumbai.The Mac Labs will teach students how to create music using Logic Pro X, Apple's professional...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sony unveils RX10 IV camera with world's fastest auto focus

Expanding its Cyber-shot RX10 series, Sony on Tuesday launched a new RX10 IV camera in India, starting at Rs 1,29,990.Available from October 14 at Alpha flagship stores and major electronic outlets, the camera claims to have the world's fastest, 0.03 second high-speed...

10-Oct-2017 Morocco

Rodrigues maintains seventh place overall at the penultimate stage

 It was another good day for Portuguese motorcycle ace Joaquim Rodrigues at the OiLibya Rally Morocco. The 36-year-old Hero MotoSports Team Rally rider continued his excellent form to maintain his seventh place in the overall standings. With one more day...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rs 35,999 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to heat up premium segment in India

Calling it an amalgamation of art and technology, Xiaomi India on Tuesday launched Mi Mix 2 that will compete with Apple, Samsung and others in the premium segment smartphone category.Xiaomi, which is one of the most trusted brand in the country in the mid-segment...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

HP Inc unveils 'Pavilion Power' notebook at Rs 77,999

HP Inc on Monday introduced 'Pavilion Power' notebook for creative professionals at a starting price of Rs 77,999.Pavilion Power notebook is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card and latest 7th-generation quad-core Intel processors."With HP...

09-Oct-2017 Dubai

All-touch BlackBerry 'Motion' launched

China-based TCL Communication has officially launched BlackBerry "Motion" -- an all-touch smartphone -- that comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery and is said to be similar to the popular BlackBerry "KEYone" sans the physical keyboard.The smartphone sports 5.5-inch...

06-Oct-2017 Panaji

Rs 17,999 'Honor 9i' to cost more when rolled out in other countries

 Huawei's sub-brand Honor has launched "Honor 9i" smartphone with four cameras and bezel-less display in India for Rs 17,999 but it would cost more in other countries, a top company executive has said."Huawei would introduce Honor 9i -- that saw its global launch...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Intex Technologies launches five Next-Gen TVs

Domestic consumer electronics manufacturer Intex Technologies on Friday launched five new models of LED TVs.The TVs are 55-inch UHD (Rs 78,999), 43-inch UHD (Rs 52,990), 50-inch FHD (Rs 49,999), 43-inch FHD (Rs 47,999) and 32-inch HD (Rs 27,999).The 55-inch "5500...

05-Oct-2017 Panaji

Bezel-less Honor9i with four cameras in India for Rs 17,999

Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Thursday launched Honor 9i smartphone with four cameras and bezel-less display -- the industry's first such device -- in India at Rs 17,999 which would be available exclusively on Flipkart, starting October 14.This is the first smartphone...

04-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Rajnish Kumar is new State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman

A post-graduate in Physics-turned professional banker, Rajnish Kumar was on Wednesday named the new Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI).Kumar, currently one of the Managing Directors in the National Banking Group of the SBI, will succeed Arundhati...

04-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Equities surge on positive global cues, value buying

Continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices closed on a higher note on Wednesday as positive global cues, coupled with healthy buying in healthcare, oil and gas and FMCG stocks, buoyed investors' sentiments.According to market...

04-Oct-2017 New Delhi

LAVA launches four new Z-series smartphones

 Domestic smartphone maker LAVA International on Wednesday launched four new smartphones in its Z-series -- "Z60", "Z70", "Z80" and "Z90".With prices ranging between Rs 5,500 and Rs 10,750, the Z-series devices focus on providing high-end camera features like...

04-Oct-2017

5G to take away sheen from smartphones for a while

The era of 5G of mobile networks will not simply be about more throughput and speeds. These are obvious outcomes. The real power of 5G will be in unleashing connectivity among the unconnected -- and "unconnected" will not primarily mean people. 5G will not...

03-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Honor launches 'Holly 4' smartphone for Rs 11,999

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched a budget device 'Holly 4' in India for Rs 11,999 that comes with 13MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter.The device is available in grey, gold and silver colours across the company's 30,000...

02-Oct-2017 New Delhi

HP Sprocket: A millennials' polaroid for instant digital sharing

If you have used polaroid cameras for instant gratification in the past, you must have struggled with the picture quality as you could not see how the picture will finally come out.Now, with HP Sprocket photo printer, you have total control over how your...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Indian hair champion prepares for World Skills International

The young, 19 years old A. Karan is burning the midnight oil, untiringly practicing his skill for over 16 hours every day. He starts at 9 am and practices haircuts and hair styles through the day till 7 pm. He takes a break for a couple of hours and whips...

29-Sep-2017

MY FM brings Silent Garba to Gujarat, India’s 1st No Noise Garba

People across Gujarat are all geared up for Navratri with a lot of enthusiasm, and, music and dance remains the highlight of season. But the imposition of noise bans by government post 12 am dampened the spirit a little. Looking at this situation, MY FM came...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Time to take digital innovations to grassroots level: Reliance Jio

India has a unique opportunity to start a digital movement for employment, entrepreneurship and innovation at the grassroot level, a top Reliance Jio executive said here on Friday.Speaking on the concluding day of the 'India Mobile Congress' (IMC) 2017 here,...

29-Sep-2017 San Francisco

BlackBerry makes comeback as software solutions company

BlackBerry has made a comeback as a software solutions company focused on security under the leadership of CEO John Chen.The company reported revenue of $249 million in the second quarter of 2017. The surge was led by record software revenue, which came in at $996...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Time to take digital innovations at grassroot level: Reliance Jio

 India has a unique opportunity to start a digital movement for employment, entrepreneurship and innovation at the grassroot level, a top Reliance Jio executive said here on Friday.Speaking on the concluding day of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 here,...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 wins 'Gadget of the Year' at IMC 2017

 Samsung's flagship smartphone Galaxy Note8 on Friday won the 'Gadget of the Year' award at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 here.Galaxy Note8, which features 'Bixby' digital assistant and enhanced 'S Pen', was launched in India on September 12 at Rs 67,900."With...

29-Sep-2017 San Francisco

iPhones don't have FM radio: Apple to FCC Chairman

After the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai asked Apple to activate an FM radio in its iPhones for emergencies, Apple on Friday replied that its iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 devices do not have FM chips."Apple is the one major phone manufacturer...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

JioPhone represents both equality and diversity: Executive

Reliance Jio's newly launched JioPhone, aimed at over 50 crore feature phone users, represents both equality and diversity of our country, a top Jio executive said here on Thursday."Equality is defined as the phone levels everyone. Diversity is 22 regional languages...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Microsoft donates $1 bn in Cloud services for 90,000 non-profits

Exceeding its own targets, Microsoft Philanthropies on Wednesday announced that it has donated $1 billion in Cloud-computing resources to help 90,000 non-profit organisations worldwide.In early 2016, Microsoft committed to donate $1 billion over three years in...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

IUC will further deplete industry of investable funds: Idea Cellular

The recently announced interconnection usage charges (IUC) by the Indian regulator will further deplete the industry of investable funds and there is an urgent need for the telecom ministry's intervention in the form of reasonable package to take the industry...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

ASUS unveils 'VivoBook S15' notebook in India at Rs 59,990

Taiwanese technology major ASUS on Wednesday launched its flagship mainstream notebook 'VivoBook S15' at Rs 59,990 in India.Powered by 8th Gen Intel Core-i7 processor, 'ASUS VivoBook S15' features 'NVIDIA MX150' graphics and comes with 15.6-inch, Full-HD 'NanoEdge'...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

ZOPO launches affordable bezel-less smartphones

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZOPO on Wednesday launched affordable bezel-less smartphones "FLASH X1" and "FLASH X2" with 18:9 aspect ratio in India at Rs 6,999 and Rs 8,999, respectively."Flash X1" and "Flash X2" have 83 per cent screen-to-body ratio, giving...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

MediaTek launches new chipset MT6739 at India Mobile Congress

Taiwan-based semiconductor leader MediaTek Inc on Wednesday launched its new "MT6739" chipset designed for mid- to entry-level 4G smartphone users at the ongoing 'India Mobile Congress 2017' here.The high-speed quad-core System on Chip (SoC) is built for the rapidly...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

India to lead fourth industrial revolution: Mukesh Ambani

India will lead the fourth industrial revolution with the telecom and IT industry coming together to lay the foundation of empowering 1.3 billion Indians, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here on Wednesday.Speaking at the first-ever 'India Mobile...

27-Sep-2017 London

Here comes the 3D selfie

If you love taking selfies, here comes something new to experiment with. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in Britain have developed a technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image - the 3D selfie.The new web...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

New Honor with 4 cameras, bezel-less display soon in India

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's sub-brand Honor is likely to launch its next smartphone with four cameras and edge-to-edge display, an industry first, around Diwali.Honor India is working to bring front and rear dual camera systems and bezel-less display in...

27-Sep-2017 San Francisco

Microsoft Office 2019 to be released in 2018

The next version of Microsoft Office -- Office 2019 -- will be released in the second half of 2018 and its previews will start shipping mid-year.The release will include perpetual versions of the Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Vodafone-Idea merger on track: Sunil Sood

 Vodafone India and Idea Cellular merger process is on schedule and is expected to get completed by 2018, Vodafone India CEO and MD Sunil Sood said here on Wednesday."There are three stages of merger. Approval from Competition Commission of India, Securities and...

26-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Ziox launches 'Astra Curve 4G' smartphone at Rs 7,299

Domestic smartphone maker Ziox Mobiles on Monday launched its budget smartphone 'Astra Curve 4G' at Rs 7,299.The 4G-VoLte smartphone, that features a 5-inch FWVGA display with 3D curved glass, comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which is expandable up...

26-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Telecom sector under stress, banks not lending: Anil Ambani

Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani on Tuesday said the telecom sector is under stress and banks are not extending any credit."The Reserve Bank of India in April asked all banks to be cautious on telecom. Banks are now not extending any credit," Ambani told the...

26-Sep-2017 New Delhi

World's first fidget spinner phone launched in India

Hong Kong-based mobile technology company Chilli International Holding (HK) Ltd on Tuesday launched what is touted as the world's first fidget spinner feature phone 'K188' in India.Priced between Rs 1,200-Rs 1,300, the spinner mobile 'K188' is a compact gadget...

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