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  • 79% of people are ready to give up alcohol, chocolate to get their mobile phones back 3 hours 1 minutes ago

    Washington: A whopping 47 per cent of Americans admit they wouldn't last more than a day without their cell phones and 79 per cent say they would be willing to give up alcohol or chocolate to regain access to their devices, according to a new survey. When ranked by importance to...
  • Mobile use lowers children's grades in school: Study 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found. Among the nearly one-in-nine 14 and 15-year-olds who use their handheld device for at least four...
  • Intex's first Firefox smartphone coming today; to be priced under Rs 2,000 3 days ago

    New Delhi: While Spice has already announced its Firefox smartphone, it's time for Intex to lift the veil of its first Firefox device. With the aim to take on Spice, the company will announce the launch of its Firefox phone in India on August 25. Intex claims that the phone...
  • Lava to launch a 5-inch 'selfie phone'; to be priced under Rs 10,000 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Lava is all set to introduce a new smartphone under its X series. According to the company, the new phone under the series will be a 'selfie phone'. The phone will have a high-quality front camera with flash and a wide-viewing angle lens to help users capture perfect...
  • Intex to launch sub-Rs 2000 Firefox smartphone on August 25 4 days ago

    New Delhi: While Spice has already announced its Firefox smartphone, it's time for Intex to lift the veil of its first Firefox device. With the aim to take on Spice in the Firefox smartphone market, the company will announce the launch of its Firefox phone in India on August 25....
  • Opera Mini to become the default browser on Microsoft's low-cost phones 1 week ago

    Oslo: Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building...
  • HTC launches Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone August 20, 2014

    New York: HTC has unveiled the HTC One (M8) for Windows, a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to...
  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • Smartphone growth in India slips; Samsung still at top: Report August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India, the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific, is witnessing a weaker pace of growth at 84 per cent year-on-year compared to the triple digit expansion seen in the first quarter this year. During the April-June quarter, smartphone shipment in the world's second most populous market grew 84...
  • Hackers could use smartphone gyroscopes to eavesdrop on private conversations August 18, 2014

    London: Your smartphone can be used to eavesdrop on private conversations using the device's internal gyroscopes, scientists warn. Hackers may not need access to phone microphones and cameras, they could use a smartphone's internal gyroscopes to decipher audio waves that hit the device, according to a study by Stanford University and...
  • IBM Simon: The world's first smartphone turns 20 August 16, 2014

    London: The first ever smartphone - a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone - has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994. At around 23 cm long and weighing half...
  • Low-cost smartphones - the power behind the Android surge August 15, 2014

    Washington: A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and...
  • Mobile phones could now be charged using traffic noise, music, and even your own voice August 13, 2014

    London: Soon you can use traffic noise, music, chants from a football ground and even your own voice to charge your cell phone! Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype (a nanogenerator) that could be used to charge a cell phone using everyday background...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia launched in India at Rs 7,349; features a 4-inch display, 5MP camera August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched what is believed to be the most affordable Lumia smartphone - Lumia 530 - in India. The phone (dual-SIM variant) is available on the Nokia India online store for Rs 7,349. The new Windows smartphone will be delivered in 4 working days, says the website. The...
  • Microsoft expected to launch its 'selfie phone' on September 4 August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft reportedly has started sending out media invites for its conference on September 4. The invite sent to the members of the press hints at a selfie phone - which could be labelled "Lumia 730", reports The Verge. Microsoft's hardware chief has already given employees a sneak peek at...
  • Nokia 130: Microsoft's new feature phone comes with built-in video player, FM radio; expected to come to India for under Rs 2,000 August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced the launch of a new Nokia phone. Named the Nokia 130, it is an affordable feature phone that comes with built-in video player, MP3 player and FM Radio. The phone also supports a microSD card of up to 32GB. It is priced at euro 19...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls August 10, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In yet another bizzare dikat of the Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzzafarnagar district, it has banned unmarried girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. The panchayat claimed that these have a bad influence and were responsible for girls being harassed. The panchayat of Gujjar community was held...
  • Samsung still the leader in the US mobile phone market: Counterpoint Research August 8, 2014

    New York: Samsung still retains a 36 per cent share of the US smartphone market, latest data from Counterpoint Research shows. It also led the overall US mobile phone market with a 37 per cent share. This is good news for Samsung which has lost the top spot this quarter in both...
  • Micromax becomes the No.1 mobile phone seller in India, but Samsung still tops the Indian smartphone market August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian budget smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the April-June quarter, grabbing a 16.6 percent market share, a recent research report showed. Samsung had 14.4 percent market share, down from 16.3 percent in the first quarter,...
  • Passcodes are outdated. A closer look at the alternatives to secure your phone August 5, 2014

    New York: Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking apps...
  • German teen floods club toilet in futile hunt for lost mobile phone August 1, 2014

    Berlin: A German teen who lost his mobile phone in a pond tried to get it back by draining the water and pumping it into a nearby toilet but caused major damage when the water flooded the tank and sent the waste spewing, a local newspaper reported. "I thought two pumps...
  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone August 1, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows Phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services...
  • Microsoft expected to launch a 'selfie' phone soon; likely to come with a 5MP front camera, 4.7-inch display July 30, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday. Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who now runs Microsoft's devices business, showed off the phone in...
  • Microsoft pits Apple's Siri against Cortana in new ad July 29, 2014

    Though Windows Phone smartphones are nowhere close to being a credible competitor to Apple's iPhone, but Microsoft does see its personal assistant app Cortana as a credible answer to Siri. In this new ad Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri to highlight the features that Apple's personal assistant lacks. ...
  • 'Dropped' calls may measure rainfall: Study July 27, 2014

    London: We know that cellphone calls break up and crackle when it rains. But did you ever think that tracking this disruption in cellphone signals could help you calculate the amount of rainfall? Now researchers in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, have done just that. Scientists demonstrated that cell...