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Intel partners Microsoft, Dell, HP, Lenovo to bring 5G laptops in 2019

By : CIOL Writers

Intel announced collaborations with various companies including Microsoft, Dell, HP an Lenovo to launch 5G laptops by late 2019. Intel did not reveal any firm specifications at the time, but rather the partnership has been agreed on some “guiding principles”.

Digital Domain expanding VR team; looks to find talents from upcoming hackathon

HYDERABAD, INDIA: In order to build a virtual reality (VR) team, Hyderabad-based Digital Domain is expanding is conducting a VR Hackathon in the city on March 10 and 11. The hackathon is designed to seek out the best Backend, Unity

Instagram is shutting down its global community division

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Instagram is terminating its global community team. The team was responsible for working to build deep ties with photographers and promote the service around the world as part of the restructuring in the company. The move was first reported by

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites for global broadband internet

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SpaceX launched its first two satellites for global broadband internet in the space. The satellites, named Tintin A and Tintin B, are being used to test SpaceX’s future Starlink broadband service. Once all the necessary testing has been completed, the launch

Apple to launch AirPods with Siri support this year

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Apple is planning to upgrade its wearable accessories. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is working on new models of its AirPod wireless earbuds. One could debut later this year with an updated wireless chip and another with a water-resistant design may come

Sony India allows users to upload 3D scans directly to Facebook timeline

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Sony India has rolled out a new update to its 3D Creator app which will be applicable to its flagship smartphones, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Premium. The new feature allows users to upload their 3D scans directly to their

Dassault Systèmes to foster 3D technology skills and knowledge in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: After Europe and the USA, Dassault Systèmes is now set to extend its global initiative to transform education and research, La Fondation Dassault Systèmes in India. This will foster greater knowledge in the 3D content, technology and simulation

Smartphone sales recorded first-ever decline during Q4’17

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Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner. This is the first year-on-year decline since Gartner started

Microsoft Surface Pro launched in India starting at Rs 64,999

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Microsoft announced the launch of the new Surface Pro laptops in India. The most versatile laptop will be available in online Microsoft stores (Amazon and Flipkart) as well as Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and other authorized retailers in India. Vineet

iPhone SE 2 expected to sport 4.2-inch display; launch at WWDC’18

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The second generation of Apple iPhone SE has been a rumor until now, but a new report from Chinese website QQ.com suggests that the tech giant may be planning to launch the iPhone SE 2 at the Apple WWDC (Apple

Snap responds to petition demanding the reversal of the redesign

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Snapchat has finally responded to the Change.org petition signed by about 1.2 million people who demanded that the redesign of the app needs to be reversed. In an official response on Change.org, where user Nic Rumsey posted a petition called “Remove the

Intel rolls out new Spectre patches for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake platforms

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Intel has rolled out updated Spectre patches for its Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors. The patches help address Spectre variant 2 attacks. The updates will be issued through OEM firmware pushes. Intel’s Navin Shenoy wrote, “[We] have now released production microcode

Meet Google Reply, an AI-powered app that suggests smart replies to chats in notifications

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Google is coming up with a new app that automatically suggests smart replies to your messages. The development was first reported by Android Police. The app, named Google Reply will suggest smart replies to notifications, allowing you to respond with

Facebook Messenger update allows users to add friends in ongoing calls

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Facebook Messenger now allows users to add more friends and family members to any ongoing video or voice call without hanging up. To add someone while you’re on a video or audio chat, tap on the screen and select the

Tinder’s security flaw gives access to user’s account using only the phone number

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A major vulnerability has been revealed in Tinder app by security researchers at AppSecure. The issue left Tinder accounts potentially exposed to infiltrators by only requiring a phone number to log in. This was due to issues with the Facebook API

India has the worst 4G LTE speeds in the world

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OpenSignal has published The State of LTE report for February 2018, where it has highlighted the average 4G LTE speeds across several countries including India. As per the report, 4G speeds in India are dismal and the country was ranked last

Instagram Direct adds replay option to enhance privacy controls

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Instagram has introduced a new feature which lets users view the message once or multiple times in Instagram Direct camera. The new replay privacy controls allow senders to control whether the recipients can view the images or video only once, replay it

Hackers use Tesla’s cloud to mine cryptocurrency

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Tesla’s cloud storage on Amazon Web Services(AWS) was hacked and used to mine cryptocurrency. RedLock, an Indian security research firm detected and reported about the security breach. RedLock’s researchers say they found Tesla’s unprotected information on a Kubernetes console, a Google-designed

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset now available for $429

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Asus which unveiled the Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset HC102 at the IFA last year has made the device available for pre-order in the US for $429. This price is expensive considering other companies sell mixed reality headsets at $299. The headset

Twitter bans bulk tweeting to fight spam

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In a bid to fight spam and political propaganda bot, Twitter has announced a set of changes and new developer guidelines meant to fight off automated actions and to make it harder for “tweetdeckers” to flood the social network. Starting on March 23rd,