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  • LG launches 21.5-inch Chromebase, a Chrome OS-powered all-in-one computer, in India at Rs 32,000 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: LG Electronics has launched its first-ever Chromebase, an all-in-one computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system, in India at Rs 32,000. The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) has a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display that delivers a 178-degree viewing angle. LG says, the Chromebase all-in-one computer is...
  • BitTorrent unveils Bleep, a serverless messaging platform 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BitTorrent has unveiled its P2P messaging platform - BitTorrent Bleep. The pre-alpha release of the serverless chat client will be initially available to selected users on Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. In a post on the official BitTorrent blog, Jaehee Lee, senior product manager, explained the reasons...
  • Xbox One: Microsoft unveils Xbox in China after a 14-year ban 3 hours 9 minutes ago

    Beijing: Software giant Microsoft unveiled it reinvented Xbox videogame console in potentially vast Chinese market after a ban of 14 years despite facing probe over business practices in the country. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Xbox said the new gaming console, the Xbox One, will be available in...
  • Panasonic launches Eluga U smartphone in India at Rs 18,990; features a 5-inch display, 13 MP camera 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Japanese tech giant Panasonic today said it plans to introduce as many as 15 new devices in the next few months as it aims to garner five per cent share of the Indian multi-billion dollar smartphone market. Panasonic, which entered the smartphone market here last year, has also declared...
  • Vinod Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring the doctor to the patient - digitally 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    San Francisco: HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally? On Wednesday, the Palo Alto-based startup, which is backed by investor Vinod Khosla, introduced a virtual-consult service called HealthTap Prime. Consumers can...
  • Apple to lay off about 200 people at Beats: Report 4 hours 47 minutes ago

    Apple intends to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music streaming services company, Bloomberg cited a person with knowledge of the restructuring as saying. The job cuts will mainly hit human resources, finance and other departments with significant overlap between...
  • Twitter's monthly active users up by 24 per cent 4 hours 52 minutes ago

    New York: Twitter shares surged in morning trade on Wednesday after the messaging platform eased investor concerns with a quarterly report showing strong user growth and robust revenues. Twitter rallied nearly 20 per cent to close at $46.30, the highest levels since March. Investors focused on the number of monthly active users...
  • Microsoft to roll out Cortana, its Siri competitor, for users in India 8 hours 54 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the UK. The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognising app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that...
  • Samsung struggles against cheap Chinese devices, profit falls 19.6 per cent 9 hours 7 minutes ago

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, due to increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won. The South Korean electronics giant posted a net profit of 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion) - its...
  • Microsoft Xbox One to be launched in China on September 23 22 hours 37 minutes ago

    Shanghai: Microsoft will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year. Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox...
  • Instagram launches new messaging app Bolt, lets users tap once to send a photo and long press to send a video Yesterday

    New York: Social network Instagram has launched its messaging app called Bolt which makes sending visuals easy. The easy to use app allows you to tap once to send a photo and long press to send a video. Undoing a send is done by shaking your phone. For now, Bolt is...
  • Samsung loses ground to Huawei, Lenovo; shipments falter in second quarter Yesterday

    New York: Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday. The Korean phone giant lost ground to upstart Chinese manufacturers after several years of headlong growth, according to figure from IDC. The research firm said Samsung's smartphone sales fell...
  • Internet users pay service providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do Yesterday

    Washington: US consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay Internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a US government watchdog said in findings released on Tuesday. The observations were preliminary from the Government Accountability Office's review of the practice of usage-based pricing,...
  • Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift Yesterday

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on August 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website. "We'll be using everything we learned from Gifts to explore new ways to help businesses and developers drive sales on the...
  • Smartphones to replace room keys at Hilton hotels Yesterday

    New York: Forget high-tech credit-card like hotel keys. By the end of 2015, guests at Hilton hotels across the world will be able to access rooms with their smartphones. The idea moves around the ability to use a mobile device to check in and choose a specific room based on...
  • App downloads in India likely to cross 9 billion by 2015: Study Yesterday

    New Delhi: Riding on the back of spiralling usage of mobile devices, the number of app downloads in India is expected to surpass the 9 billion mark by 2015, according to an Assocham-Deloitte joint study. In 2012, the number of app downloads in India stood at 1.56 billion. The study, which was...
  • Xiaomi's Mi 3 smartphone sold out in 5 seconds, says Flipkart Yesterday

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which debuted in the Indian smartphone market earlier this month, today said it sold out its stock of its Mi3 smartphone within 5 seconds of going on sale. This was the second lot that was put on sale on Tuesday at 2 pm in the...
  • Xiaomi 10400mAh power bank listed online in India for Rs 999, 5200mAh model for Rs 799 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The much-awaited power banks from Xiaomi are now listed on e-commerce site Flipkart in India. The 10400mAh power bank is listed for Rs 999, while the 5200mAh power bank carries a price tag of Rs 799. The power banks, however, are currently (at the time of writing this...
  • To make mobile communications more secure, BlackBerry buys German anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart Yesterday

    Ottawa: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced the purchase of German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart, whose customers include NATO and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government. Financial details of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, were not disclosed. The two companies had already partnered to offer...
  • Amazon infuses $2 billion into Indian arm, a day after Flipkart announced $1 billion funding Yesterday

    New Delhi: On Tuesday Flipkart announced that it raised a fresh round of funding worth $1 billion. This is seen as a part of Flipkart's aggressive scale up after Amazon's rapid expansion in India that has heated up competition. Now a day later, Amazon announced that it will invest an additional...
  • Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops with Retina Display, cuts price of older model by Rs 11,000 Yesterday

    Bangalore: Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro by Rs 11,000 to Rs 78,900. MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Pro are available through...
  • Flipkart adds $1 billion to its armoury to battle the Amazon invasion Yesterday

    Mumbai: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said on Tuesday it had raised $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore) in funds as it battles US giant Amazon for supremacy in the hyper-competitive local market. Flipkart, set up in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, said Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC was among those...
  • Microsoft expected to launch a 'selfie' phone soon; likely to come with a 5MP front camera, 4.7-inch display Yesterday

    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...
  • Flipkart raises $1 billion funding, highest-ever in Indian e-commerce industry Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has raised $1 billion (about Rs 6,013 crore) in one of the largest funding rounds for any e-commerce company globally - and the single largest round by an internet company from India. Co-led by existing investors Tiger Global Management and Naspers, the funds will...
  • Facebook forcing all users to download the messenger app Yesterday

    Washington: Soon, you will be "forced" to download and use Facebook messenger app as you log on to the popular social networking site. According to a report in Techcrunch, users in Europe were required to use the Messenger since April but the new rule will now apply to users across the...
  • Magnets could cool future refrigerators, laptops 2 days ago

    Washington: Magnets can act as wireless cooling agents and may one day be used to cool refrigerators and laptops, MIT scientists say. A new theory formulated by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology describes the motion of magnons - quasi-particles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or 'spins'. In...
  • Microsoft pits Apple's Siri against Cortana in new ad 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Amazon India to open 5 new centres for faster delivery 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Global e-commerce giant Amazon will open 5 new centres across India to ensure faster product delivery in the fiercely competitive online shopping space, which is dominated by homegrown players like Flipkart and Snapdeal. The US-based firm already has two fulfilment centres (FCs) in Mumbai and Bangalore. With the addition...