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Top 10 tech products of 2017

By : CIOL Writers

December is just around the corner and we’ll soon begin wrapping up the year. The occasion warrants looking back at the best and the worst that happened in the tech industry in 2017. And as always, let’s start with the

BookMyShow and PVR Pictures join hands for Vkaao

By : CIOL Writers

BookMyShow has joined hands with PVR Pictures for Vkaao, a web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local cinemas. As part of this association, the two brands have come together to bring curated content by

Apple planning to put a rear facing 3D sensor in 2019 iPhone models

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is working on a new 3D sensor system for 2019 iPhone models a technology different from the TrueDepth sensor that it uses in the iPhone X models, Bloomberg reports. The technology is in development at Sony, Panasonic, Infineon Technologies, and STMicroelectronics.

Microsoft rolls out game gifting for all Xbox One users

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft’s digital game gifting functionality which was launched in October has been made public now. Earlier the feature was available only to Xbox Insiders users. Xbox One game gifting adds the ability to send digital game licenses between players through

OnePlus’ backdoor flaw capable of root access with a simple command

By : CIOL Writers

OnePlus smartphones have been quite popular thanks to their performance and affordability compared to other Android handsets. But recently, the Chinese company is struggling with privacy and security issues, including a recent admission that it was collecting user data on

Xiaomi smartphones ruling the roost in India- Top 5 picks

By : CIOL Writers

Xiaomi now controls 23.5 percent of India’s smartphone market, which ties it with Samsung as the leading smartphone vendor in the country, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest quarterly mobile phone tracker. Since its launch, the Chinese company

Vodafone launches two new prepaid plans of Rs 458 and Rs 509 to counter RJio

By : CIOL Writers

To keep up with its competitors, Vodafone has launched two new prepaid plans for its users. The telco has brought two prepaid plans worth Rs 458 and Rs 509 with unlimited calling benefits and 1GB 4G/3G data per day to

YouTube teams up with Ticketmaster to help artists sell concert tickets

By : CIOL Writers

YouTube has announced a partnership with Ticketmaster to help artists sell tickets of their concerts. The Google-owned company will begin featuring hundreds of artists’ upcoming US tour dates on their YouTube videos beneath the video’s description. As the video streams, users

Essential releases Android Oreo beta for its smartphone

By : CIOL Writers

Andy Rubin’s Essential is the latest manufacturer to release Android Oreo beta for its smartphone. The company says eager participants can download the latest Android OS refresh from its website by heading over to its developer portal. Oreo was just released for

Firefox is ready to take on Chrome with much faster and lighter ‘Quantum’ browser

By : CIOL Writers

Mozilla, on Tuesday launched its next-generation browser Firefox Quantum that is faster, clocking in at twice the speed of Firefox 52 from March, according to the Speedometer 2.0 benchmark, and lighter with a completely new user interface, Photon. Firefox Quantum, also called

Dropbox partners Autodesk for better collaboration across the two platforms

By : CIOL Writers

Dropbox has partnered Autodesk announcing new integration capabilities with Autodesk’s AutoCAD software. This means AutoCAD users can now open project files directly from Dropbox, and save back seamlessly to Dropbox without leaving the AutoCAD environment, via a new Dropbox app for AutoCAD.

Amazon pumps in additional Rs 2900cr in Indian business

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has invested another Rs 2900 crores in its Indian unit nearly matching its mammoth capital commitment of $5 billion made in June last year. While in June, Amazon India received a funding of Rs 1,680 crore, it got another boost of Rs

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s $105B takeover bid

By : CIOL Writers

Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom’s huge $105 billion takeover bid. The reason for the rejection is that Qualcomm’s board believes that the offer significantly undervalues the company. Broadcom’s offer was for $70 a share- valuing Qualcomm just north of $100 billion. “It

iPhone X’s Face ID already under scanner from hackers

By : CIOL Writers

Barely ten days have gone since the launch of Apple‘s iPhone X and a cybersecurity firm claims to have fooled the Face ID technology in the smartphone using a mask. Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a blog post and video showing that they

Devices to drive the majority of overall IT spending in India in 2018

BANGALORE, INDIA: India IT spending is projected to total $87.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2 percent from 2017 estimated spending of $79.7 billion, forecasts Gartner. Enterprise software and IT services continue to exhibit strong growth, with devices segment

Vodafone and Idea to sell their telecom tower business to ATC Telecom

By : CIOL Writers

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have separately agreed to sell their standalone telecom tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd for an aggregate enterprise value of Rs 7,850 crore ($1.2 billion). The sale is likely to be completed in

Lyft to kickstart international expansion with Toronto launch in Dec.

By : CIOL Writers

Uber’s biggest rival Lyft is going to launch its services outside the US for the first time. The company announced that starting December onwards it will begin operations in Toronto. “Toronto is actually a no-brainer for us when we decided

Facebook is bringing “Stories” for groups and events

By : CIOL Writers

Social media giant Facebook is bringing a consolidated Stories feature for those who are a part of “groups” and “events” feature on the platform. The company said that those on various groups and events pages will be able to contribute

Karbonn A40 Indian at Rs 1,399 vs ‘Free’ Reliance Jio 4G mobile phone- Which one would you buy?

By : CIOL Writers

The surprise entry of Reliance Jio in the mobile phone market has caused a lot of buzz among the people resurrecting the feature phones which were dead not long ago. This means a lot of companies are now trying to

Cuemath resorts to gamification to make maths fun for kids

By : CIOL Writers

Cuemath, home-based after-school learning program for maths has launched a ‘Mathematical Universe’ for students across K-8 to engage them better and strengthen their foundation in the subject. Within each of these categories, Cuemath has developed a set of characters who