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iRobots vacuum cleaners are Alexa-enabled now

By : CIOL Writers

Puresight Systems, the exclusive distributor of iRobot‘s products in India announced the integration of Amazon Alexa and IFTTT(If This Then That) with iRobot’s Wi-Fi enabled vacuum cleaning devices. The latest skills will be available in iRobot’s products including Roomba 695, Roomba 895,

Ola acquires Ridlr to expand public transport business

By : CIOL Writers

Cab hailing firm Ola has acquired Mumbai-based Ridlr, an end-to-end public transport ticketing, and commuting app as the company seeks to improve its navigation technology and potentially expand the range of its services. Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of Ola, said, “Public transportation serves millions of

Acer launches ultra-thin Aspire S24 desktop for $899

By : CIOL Writers

Acer has launched an ultra-thin all-in-one desktop named Acer Aspire S24.  The company claims the desktop to be the slimmest desktop ever announced by Acer with the side profile of the desktop measuring only 5.97mm. The new desktop comes with minimal

Apple poaches Google’s AI chief John Giannandrea

By : CIOL Writers

John Giannandrea, the former head of Google’s Artificial intelligence department has joined Apple. The hiring was first reported by The New York Times. The Times report said that Giannandrea will be leading Apple’s Machine Learning (ML) and AI strategy. Giannandrea

BuyUcoin launches open trading engine for cryptocurrencies

By : CIOL Writers

Blockchain wallet company and cryptocurrency exchange platform BuyUcoin has launched a new trade engine 2.0 that will enable cryptocurrency enthusiasts to have a flawless trading experience with improved overall liquidity of Indian markets. BuyUcoin Trade Engine 2.0 has the capability to execute

Google Home will soon make India debut

By : CIOL Writers

Google’s smart speakers including Home and Home Mini are all set to make India debut this month. After weeks of speculation the search engine company itself confirmed about the prospective launch.   Get ready to #MakeGoogleDoIt, at home too. Coming

P2P lending firm Finzy raises $1.3M in pre-Series A funding

By : CIOL Writers

Peer to peer lending platform Finzy has raised $1.3 million in the first round of pre Series A funding. The second round of fundraising is expected to close with a pre-identified set of investors within the next 60 days. The

Paytm revamps app for a more intuitive UI

By : CIOL Writers

Digital payments wallet firm Paytm has rolled out a major update to its app. The overhaul drastically changes the layout of the mobile app making money transfers simpler and faster besides offering instant transfers from a user’s Paytm Payments Bank account,

Samsung brings cheaper variants to its Notebook portfolio

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Samsung has officially unveiled the Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 which are designed for everyday computing and casual gaming. The newer laptops would be cheaper than their existing models- Notebook 7 Spin and Notebook 9 models. The Notebook 3 will

Apple could soon replace Mac’s Intel chip with its own

By : CIOL Writers

In a not so good news for Intel, a new report from Bloomberg says that Apple has decided to use its own chips in its computers starting as soon as 2020. The changeover is likely to begin with laptops such as the 12-inch MacBook. Intel’s

Google bans cryptomining extensions from Chrome Web Store

By : CIOL Writers

Google is banning all cryptocurrency mining browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store. “Starting today, Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in

Elon Musk takes charge of Tesla’s Model 3 production unit

By : CIOL Writers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken charge of its flagship electric sedan- Model 3’s production unit. The CEO has pushed aside former Apple executive Doug Field, according to a report from The Information. Field, Tesla’s senior vice president of engineering,

The best of April Fools’ Day’18 from the tech world

By : CIOL Writers

Tech companies around the world have a long history of pulling off pranks on their customers as part of April Fools’ Day and this year was no different. Companies like Google, Tesla, Reliance, OnePlus, and many more pulled off some really

Mozilla’s new extension blocks Facebook from tracking users

By : CIOL Writers

Mozilla Firefox has launched an online extension that prevents Facebook from tracking users online activity. The extension named Facebook Container blocks Facebook from tracking users when they click on ads or links that take them off the site. Once you install

Samsung adds GIF support for its Always-On Display screen

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung’s Always On Display feature which was launched two years ago has been updated with GIF support. The development first reported by Android Police says that now you can showcase GIFs on the screen when your phone is asleep. As per

Airtel gets reprieve from UIDAI over Aadhaar based e-KYC

By : CIOL Writers

After a temporary ban, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has restored Bharti Airtel’s authorization to perform Aadhaar based e-KYC verification with certain terms and conditions. According to UIDAI‘s conditions, the telecom operator will have to submit quarterly reports on

Apple brings external GPU support for macOS

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Apple has issued a new update for macOS High Sierra that provides support for the external graphics card. The macOS 10.13.4 update gives Mac users with Thunderbolt 3 ports the ability to enhance the graphical performance of their machines by

Uber-Grab merger under investigation on competition grounds

By : CIOL Writers

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is investigating the Uber-Grab merger deal and has proposed interim measures that will require Uber and Grab to maintain their pre-transaction independent pricing. The commission also directed Grab to not take confidential information from Uber

Reliance Jio Prime is free for existing users till March’19

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio has extended its Prime subscription for existing users for another year without any additional cost. For new Jio users, the Jio Prime Membership will continue to be available at an annual membership fees of Rs 99. “All Jio Prime members who have

GoPro Hero sports and action camera launched for Rs 18,990

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GoPro has launched a new waterproof camera in India. The new entry-level action and sports camera named GoPro Hero is priced at Rs 18,990 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart. The new GoPro Hero joins the likes of Hero6 Black,