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  • Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch available online at a discount of Rs 4,100; now selling for Rs 7,999 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Samsung's Gear Fit fitness band, which is priced at Rs 12,100, is now available on e-commerce site Snapdeal.com for Rs 7,999. The company had launched the fitness band back in March for Rs 15,900 before it officially slashed its price to Rs 12,100 in July. Snapdeal is now...
  • Watch: Apple's new spaceship-like campus filmed on a GoPro camera; shows construction progess at the site 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Shot with a GoPro camera-equipped drone, this video shows an aerial view of Apple's new spaceship-like campus "Campus 2". The 126-acre campus would include wooded walking areas, restaurants and fitness centres. It will accommodate up to 13,000 employees.Separate buildings for research would be built nearby and occupy about 300,000 square...
  • Micromax beats Apple in Indian tablet market: Report 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Micromax has overtaken Apple and reached the second position in the tablet market in India in the second quarter with 14 percent market-share, data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday. "Strong performance in Q2 2014 allowed Micromax to tip Apple to the second spot," an...
  • Lava Iris X5: Lava launches 'selfie' phone with a 5-inch display in India at Rs 8,799 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lava has launched a successor to the Iris X1. Named the Lava Iris X5, the phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has a 5 MP BSI + Auto Focus front camera with LED Flash, which is claimed to capture great images even in low-light environments. It sports an...
  • Apple iPhone 6 to have a 'mobile wallet' feature 5 hours 38 minutes ago

    Apple plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa, MasterCard and American Express and...
  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men 7 hours 44 minutes ago

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on...
  • A new Google Glass app that detects human emotions in real time 7 hours 53 minutes ago

    Berlin: German scientists have developed a software for Google Glass to measure human emotions by analysing their facial expressions, in addition to gauging a person's age and detecting gender. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits adapted its SHORE real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass,...
  • Markets such as India to push smartphone sales up 23.8 per cent to 1.25 billion units 7 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Emerging countries in regions like India and China will help smartphone sales jump close to 24 per cent this year to 1.25 billion, even as the growth pace slows down in mature markets, research firm IDC said. According to IDC, more than 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to...
  • India moving to low-cost devices faster than other markets: Lenovo 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian market may be flooded with affordable smartphones with indications of prices declining further, but Chinese tech giant Lenovo believes that providing a good device at a low price point has become a major challenge. According to Lenovo India Managing Director Amar Babu, the transition to low-cost devices...
  • WhatsApp to soon launch free voice calling feature: Reports 8 hours 32 minutes ago

    New York: If media reports are to be believed, mobile messaging service WhatsApp is set to launch a free voice calling feature for its 600 million active users. Recent changes in the interface of the app suggests the feature is coming soon. "The leaked images of the upcoming user interface shows that...
  • Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans; to unveil its new Swatch Touch next summer Yesterday

    Biel: Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion. The world's biggest watchmaker, which sees the advent of smartwatches as an opportunity rather than...
  • Flipkart to shut down its payment gateway PayZippy Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian online retailer Flipkart, reportedly, is closing down its payment gateway PayZippy, as it failed to perform the way the e-commerce giant had expected. The company had launched the product last year in July, under a separate firm Flipkart Payment Gateway Services (FPGS) Pvt Ltd, and started with...
  • Sony expected to unveil Xperia Z3 smartphone, a new waterproof tablet, and an Android Wear smartwatch at IFA 2014 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sony has a lot of gadgets up its sleeve for IFA 2014. If reports are to be believed, Sony will unveil three new smartphones, a thin waterproof tablet, and successors to its SmartWatch and SmartBand, at its press event on September 3. The devices that are expected to...
  • Nokia to offer maps for Samsung's Tizen-based devices Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telecom gear maker Nokia has partnered Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant. The Finnish firm's location-based services arm HERE will also provide solutions to Samsung's new smartwatch, Gear S. Nokia in a statement today said, "HERE has partnered with...
  • Xolo Play 8X-1100 with a 5-inch display, octa-core processor launched in India at Rs 14,999 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Xolo has launched a new smartphone - the Xolo Play 8X-1100 - in India at a price of Rs 14,999. The phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB RAM. The Xolo Play 8X-1100 runs Andorid 4.4 KitKat OS and has a 5-inch HD...
  • Women hooked to texting, men can't live without Facebook Yesterday

    New York: Contrary to the traditional view that men are more invested in technology, a new study found that more young women are addicted to cell phones and even get agitated when it is not in sight. Women may be more inclined to use cell phones for social reasons such as...
  • Alibaba aims to launch share sale in early September: Source Yesterday

    Hong Kong: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to launch its New York stock market debut in the week of September 8, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The much-anticipated sale or initial public offering (IPO) could raise more than $20 billion, making it...
  • Water ATMs in Rajasthan: A Rs 5 card swipe gives 20 litres of drinking water 2 days ago

    Barmer: A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24x7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a...
  • Nintendo launching amiibo toy-game figurines with 12 characters 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the Pokemon and Legend of Zelda leading men, the starting line-up will include...
  • AirAsia offers free WiFi on its flights 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia has launched a two month-long free user trial of its on board WiFi service designed to provide affordable, low-cost Internet connectivity to passengers. The trial will be available for free for up to 60 passengers on selected flights from now until October. The Airline has...
  • Indian American scientist VA Shiva Ayyadurai invented e-mail when he was only 14 2 days ago

    Washington: Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American VA Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government August 30, 1982. Studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, Ayyadurai began his...
  • Microsoft will not hand over overseas email to US prosecutors, despite court order 2 days ago

    New York: A US judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to US prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling. Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the US District Court...
  • Tablet market slows down as PCs find footing 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what...
  • Facebook upgrades mobile search to let users look for friends' old posts 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Search results remain...
  • India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through e-commerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the ones issued to mark Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match, FIFA World Cup 2014 and...
  • iPhone 6 to come with NFC; Apple working with Dutch chipmaker NXP: Report 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Apple is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans. NXP will provide the secure near-field communications chips that will allow...
  • Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1: Spice's first Firefox smartphone launched in India at Rs 2,299 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Spice has launched its first Firefox OS-powered smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1, in India. Priced at Rs 2,299, the new Spice device aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. Spice's dual-SIM 2G handset features a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 1...