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Watch FREE movies on Vodafone Play with Vodafone RED
short by Roshan Gupta / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Vodafone RED Postpaid customers can now stream free movies with Vodafone Play for up to 1 year. Moreover, with Vodafone RED postpaid plan, customers also get the benefit of up to 5X data, unlimited local and STD calls and Netflix subscription for up to 1 year.
short by Roshan Gupta / 04:48 pm on 18 Sep
Apple rolls out iOS 11 globally for iPhone and iPad users
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Apple on Tuesday rolled out its latest mobile operating system iOS 11 globally for iPhone and iPad users, which brings augmented reality and a new Files app to the devices. The iOS 11 also gives the devices a redesigned home screen, App Store, and support for 3D live rendered Animojis. Apple has also updated Siri's voice to sound more natural.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:22 am on 20 Sep
OnePlus is the highest recommended brand in India: CMR Survey
short by Roshan Gupta / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has become the "highest recommended brand" by consumers in India, a new survey by CyberMedia Research has revealed. "One interesting trend that stands out is that while Apple and Samsung dominate, a brand like OnePlus is securing a healthy mindshare amongst Indian smartphone consumers", Prabhu Ram, Head - Industry Intelligence Group, CMR said.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:28 pm on 19 Sep
Avast-owned software CCleaner hacked to spread malware
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Computer utility software CCleaner, which is owned by cybersecurity company Avast, was hacked to inject and spread malware to its users. The malware gave hackers unauthorised access to the infected computer's personal information. Avast-owned Piriform, which runs the CCleaner software, later solved the issue and claimed that the malware did not harm any user.
short by Shifa Naseer / 08:04 pm on 18 Sep
OnePlus beats Apple in customer satisfaction in India: CMR Survey
short by Roshan Gupta / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
OnePlus has been rated the top smartphone brand ahead of Apple and Vivo in terms of customer satisfaction, a survey by CyberMedia Research revealed. OnePlus rated high on brand loyalty as well but Apple retained the top spot in the category. Among premium smartphones, HTC ranked first in terms of "trust and desirability", followed by OnePlus at the second position.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:08 pm on 17 Sep
OnePlus ranks top in “resale value” amongst consumers: CMR Survey
short by Roshan Gupta / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
OnePlus was the top ranked brand amongst consumers in terms of resale value, as per the latest Mobile Industry Consumer Insight Survey, conducted by CyberMedia Research. "OnePlus is scoring high on various parameters, commanding a very high loyalty amongst its users, emerging as a highly recommended brand with a high resale value," said Prabhu Ram, Head - Industry Intelligence Group,CMR.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:29 pm on 17 Sep
Google's 'Tez' app faces issues on first day of launch
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Technology giant Google's payment app 'Tez' which was launched in India on Monday faced several issues on the first day of its launch. The app which was rated 3.2 by users on its review page, had problems like login issues and verifying phone numbers. Users also claimed that they couldn't link their bank accounts with the app.
short by Shifa Naseer / 03:39 pm on 19 Sep
Electric scooter-maker Gogoro raises $300 mn from Temasek
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
US-headquartered electric scooter-maker Gogoro has raised $300 million in series C funding led by Singapore-based venture fund Temasek Holdings. AI Gore's Generation Investment Management, Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, and French utility Engie also participated in the round. The funding brought the valuation of the startup which is also backed by Panasonic to about $800 million.
short by Shifa Naseer / 05:48 pm on 20 Sep
Air is so free and unused: CEO of flying car startup
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Flying car startup Kitty Hawk's CEO Sebastian Thrun in a recent interview said, "The air is so free of stuff and is so unused." He also said, "I envision a future where you hop in a thing, go in the air, and fly in a straight line." Thrun further added that flying cars may disrupt the self-driving car market.
short by Shifa Naseer / 06:50 pm on 20 Sep
Gmail to convert user contact info into clickable links
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Technology giant Google earlier this week announced an update for Gmail to convert users' contact information like phone numbers and email addresses into clickable links. With the update on Android and iOS, users can click on the address hyperlink to open it in Google Maps. It will also open an email composition window by clicking on the email addresses.
short by Shifa Naseer / 06:14 pm on 20 Sep
Concept smart glasses let users control phones via nose
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Researchers from South Korea, Japan, Scotland, and the US, have designed concept smart glasses that let users control phones via nose. The glasses have sensors embedded in the bridge and nose pads of the frame to identify specific movements. Users can reject a call, pause a video, or skip a song, by flicking or rubbing their nose.
short by Shifa Naseer / 09:43 pm on 20 Sep
Startup claims to have made world's 1st wireless charger
short by Aditi Verma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
US-based startup Pi claims that it has developed a device that can charge smartphones with magnetic waves. The conical charger operates on wireless charging technology that is used in Apple or Android smartphones. The device does not use a cable or a pad to charge smartphones and can charge multiple devices within about a foot's distance in any direction.
short by Aditi Verma / 12:06 pm on 20 Sep
Huge amount of hype around AI right now: Google's AI chief
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Technology giant Google's artificial intelligence (AI) Chief John Giannandrea in a recent interview said, "I think there's a huge amount of hype around AI right now." He also said that people "are unreasonably concerned around the rise of general AI." He further added that Google has invested in AI safety and is "not worried about the AI apocalypse".
short by Shifa Naseer / 05:46 pm on 20 Sep
Apple Watch 3 faces cellular issues ahead of shipment
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Technology giant Apple has admitted to cellular connectivity issues in Apple Watch Series 3 just before its shipment on September 22. "When Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular," an Apple spokesperson said. Apple also said, "We are investigating a fix for a future software release".
short by Shifa Naseer / 09:21 pm on 20 Sep
AI learns to recreate games after watching them being played
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
In a first, researchers at US-based Georgia Institute of Technology have designed an AI system that learned to recreate video games like Mario just by watching them being played. Without access to the game's code, the system breaks down the gameplay frame-by-frame, building up rules and recording them as a series of logic statements to approximate the game engine.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 02:39 pm on 19 Sep
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on internet calling apps
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype, in a move aimed at boosting productivity and economic growth. The Ministry of Communications said the decision was "an important step in the kingdom's internet regulation". However, the authorities will continue to regulate the internet to restrict content that violates the kingdom's laws.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:06 pm on 20 Sep
You’re probably going to be hacked: Google Security Director
short by Aditi Verma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Technology giant Google's Director of Information Security and Privacy Heather Adkins has said, "At some point in the history of your company, you're probably going to get hacked." Speaking at an event Adkins said, rather than spending money on technology, companies should invest in talent and "have them do nothing but patching."
short by Aditi Verma / 07:19 pm on 19 Sep
Former Facebook employee Sriram Krishnan joins Twitter
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Former Facebook employee Sriram Krishnan has joined Twitter as the senior director of product and will start working from October 2. He will be responsible for the core features of the app including timeline, direct messaging and search. Sriram Krishnan was previously employed at Snap where he was responsible for the company's ads API.
short by Shifa Naseer / 09:22 pm on 19 Sep
₹8,300 smart watch to cool or warm body in minutes made
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
A team of engineers in the US and Hong Kong has developed a ₹8,300 smart watch Aircon which cools or warms the body within minutes. It contains a device in its straps which fits on the inner wrist for maximum transfer of temperature. It then sends signals to the brain through the nerves to generate pulses of heat or cold.
short by Shifa Naseer / 07:45 pm on 18 Sep
Village in China builds QR code using over one lakh trees
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
A village named 'Xilinshui' in northern China has created a giant QR code made of trees, to boost local tourism. The village reportedly used 1,30,000 juniper trees to create the square code, which measures 227 metres (744 ft) on each side. On scanning, the QR code directs users to Xilinshui's official tourism page on China's messaging app, WeChat.
short by Shifa Naseer / 04:29 pm on 19 Sep
Huawei takes a dig at Apple over face recognition tech
short by Aditi Verma / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
China-based smartphone maker Huawei trolled Apple's face recognition technology, used in the latest iPhone devices. In a Facebook post, it showed a clown emoji animation failing to unlock a smartphone, mocking Apple's Face ID technology which failed to recognise its software chief's face during iPhone X launch. The video ends with Huawei announcing it will unveil "#TheRealAIPhone" on October 16.
short by Aditi Verma / 09:31 pm on 18 Sep
App lets users put iPhone X 'notch' on Android phones
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Internet hosting service GitHub user 'idoideas' has developed an app called 'XOutOf10' which allows users to put the iPhone X 'notch' on Android phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above. The 'notch' in iPhone X screen is used for camera and Face ID sensors, while the 'notch' customised for Android phones is just black space and will have no functions.
short by Shifa Naseer / 11:28 am on 19 Sep
Indiegogo stops phone campaign for violating 'Terms of Use'
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Crowdfunding website Indiegogo has shut down the Canada-based Frank phone's crowdfunding campaign as it violated the website's "Terms of Use". The website claimed that it had received reports that a nearly identical version of the smartphone was already available on China's e-commerce platform Alibaba. Indiegogo also confirmed that the backers of the smartphone will be refunded.
short by Shifa Naseer / 06:16 pm on 20 Sep
Facebook bans Rohingya group's posts amid 'ethnic cleansing'
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Facebook has designated an insurgent group of Rohingya Muslims as a dangerous organisation and ordered moderators to delete any content "by or praising" it. This comes amid violence by Myanmar's security forces targetting the community in what the UN called "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Activists have accused Facebook of "silencing" the Muslim minority against Myanmar's military.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 11:28 pm on 20 Sep
Samsung lets users disable dedicated Bixby button
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Samsung's latest update for its virtual assistant 'Bixby' allows users to disable the dedicated Bixby button in Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8. The update, which requires the latest version of Bixby and Bixby Home, will stop Bixby Home from opening when the button is tapped. However, it will still be accessible by long-pressing the button.
short by Shifa Naseer / 07:46 pm on 18 Sep
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