Posts From CIOL Writers

HMD unveils 3 new smartphones; resurrects Nokia 3310 and iconic Snake game

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HMD Global, the new home for Nokia phones made the most awaited announcement of MWC in the form of a new version of the cult status game, Snake and a rebirth of one of the best-selling feature phones of all time, Nokia

BlackBerry hopes to deliver again with a physical keyboard

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After HMD Global, who is leveraging the nostalgia around the widely popular Nokia 3310 to relaunch the legendary phone, TCL too is bringing back the BlackBerry from the grave, with a physical keyboard. Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017, TCL, a billion dollar

Joining Google’s Android Wear 2.0 party, Huawei launches Watch 2 & Watch 2 Classic

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2016 may not have been a great year for the smartwatch segment, but with the arrival of Android Wear 2.0 from Google, other tech companies are joining the party and rolling out their contribution to the market. HTC, who unveiled a smartwatch

ZTE launches world’s first 5G-ready smartphone at MWC’17

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Chinese telecom company ZTE unveiled what it said is the world’s first smartphone compatible with the lightening-fast 5G mobile Internet service called the ‘Gigabit phone’ at MWC on Sunday. According to the company, the smartphone is capable of download speeds reaching up

AirWire Technologies partners Reliance Jio to bring connected car apps & services to India

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AirWire Technologies has partnered Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd to provide AirWire’s Connected Car IoT Device incorporating AirWire’s patented antenna technology to Indian users. The AirWire Connected Car Device operates in Jio’s pan-India advanced 4G/LTE Network enabling Connect Car apps and

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils 5G router for homes

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The glorious Mobile World Congress 2017 is here, an event full of delight for the tech lovers. Taking the centre stage, Samsung, on Sunday unveiled Galaxy Book and the Galaxy Tab S3, along with an update for its Gear VR. Apparently,

Google Assistant comes to Android Marshmallow and Nougat

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At the MWC’17, Google finally announced that it is bringing the Google Assistant to smartphones running Android Marshmallow and Nougat. Google said Google Assistant will begin rolling out this week to users in the U.S., followed by English speakers in Australia, Canada and

Google researchers break into widely used SHA-1 encryption

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One of the most common cryptography – SHA-1 – that has been in use since 1995 for colossal amount data like software source code, emails, PDFs, website certificates, etc, is now completely unsafe. Google security researchers made major waves in

Airtel Payments Bank to cross-sell insurance, MF products

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Airtel Payments Bank is planning to cross-sell financial products like insurance and third party loans through its banking points over the next one year to boost its revenue from other income categories. Because payments banks can not lend; it is

Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa now has 10,000 skills

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Growing by leaps and bounds, Amazon Alexa now has 10,000 “skills”. Since hitting the market in June 2015, Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant had about 1,000 skills in June, 5,000 by December and more than 10,000 as of now, the tech giant

Viber launches ‘instant shopping’ feature to search products within the app

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Joining the bandwagon of messaging platforms offering shopping features, Viber is the latest to adopt the strategy to enter in the e-commerce industry. Viber is launching a new “instant shopping” feature that allows users to search for products without leaving

Google to soon bring web version of Allo

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Though Google’s messaging app created a lot of buzz but it somehow failed to take-off as Google wanted it to. And amongst the many reasons for the same, one was the lack of Allo’s desktop version. Fortunately, that will soon

Freedom 251’s Mohit Goel detained over fraud allegations

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Mohit Goel, the Director of Noida-based company Ringing Bells that launched Freedom 251 smartphone for a mere Rs 251, was detained by Police on Thursday from Ghaziabad on allegations of fraud. Apparently, an owner of Ghaziabad-based Ayam Enterprises had filed

Google and Jigsaw launch Perspective, to rate your toxic comments

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Hate speech, swearing, harassment is all too common for any platform that has a ‘comments’ sections. Instead of holding the platform for a rational debate, many end up creating it a dump of trash. Many companies have taken initiatives like

Apple: iOS 10.2.1 reduced unexpected shutdown issues by 80pc

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Those who own an iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus, and are experiencing sudden shutdowns in their devices, just need to update their software to iOS 10.2.1. Yes, according to Apple, this will resolve the shutdown issues. Apple

Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber and Otto for patent infringement

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It’s the season of legal suits. The latest one to make headlines is the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo against Uber alleging that parts of Uber’s autonomous driving technology, specifically LiDAR, infringe on patents held

Airbnb to buy social payments startup Tilt

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In a bid to become one-stop destination for all the travel related services, Airbnb is acquiring social payments platform Tilt. Apparently, the two companies had been discussing the acquisition for over a month but it has now been confirmed by

MobiKwik to invest Rs 300cr to increase user base

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Mobile wallet company MobiKwik is aiming for 150 million users by the year end from its current user base of 50 million. And to achieve this mark, the company has announced an investment of Rs 300 crores. The increase in

Stayzilla halts operations, will come back with ‘different business model’

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Online marketplace providing homestays, Stayzilla has suspended its operations and will reboot “with a different business model”, co-founder and chief executive Yogendra Vasupal announced in a blog post. Though all new bookings on Stayzilla website and app have now been

Shuttl partners Google Maps to improve commute search

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In a bid to improve its commute search and services, bus-ride aggregator Shuttl has partnered with Google Maps to enable users to search for Shuttl ride on its platform whenever a user looks for public transport between two locations. This