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HMD Global launches Nokia 2 with 2-days battery life

By : CIOL Writers

HMD Global, the company responsible for bringing back Nokia has launched a new entry-level smartphone. The new smartphone called Nokia 2 will have a global price of  EUR 99(Rs 7,500) and will be available in markets from mid-November. The smartphone will

What makes Google, Tesla and SpaceX so popular with techies?

By : CIOL Writers

SpaceX, Alphabet’s Google, Shopify, and Tesla are among the most appealing companies for tech-based workers, according to a survey by online jobs marketplace Hired. Hired surveyed 2,349 people who use its platform and said candidates were looking not just for good

Reliance Jio 4G phone and the other best feature phones of 2017

By : CIOL Writers

This might be the age of iPhone X but thanks to Reliance Jio’s 4G mobile phone, feature phones have got a new lease of life in this era of smartphones. 2017 saw not one but a slew of feature phones

Google announces Mobile Developer Fest for young and ambitious developers

By : CIOL Writers

To inspire more and more young and ambitious technology developers, Google has announced Mobile Developer Fest. The new campus initiative will inspire young students to kickstart their journey as a developer. The initiative starts with The CMR Institute of Technology in

Apple is back in business in China thanks to iPhone 8

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is finally experiencing some growth in China. The company has broken a bad run of sales the company was experiencing from the past 18 months thanks to the good sales of iPhone 8. According to a report from Canalys,

Researchers use AI to trick the CAPTCHA Authentication

By : CIOL Writers

The CAPTCHA which was developed to prevent bots from accessing websites will now be easily cracked using an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. The CAPTCHA requires users to type a text in the textbox- a task which is too easy for

Has Reliance Jio stopped the production of the free JioPhone?

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio caused a storm when it announced a 4G feature phone for the masses in the country. The company is currently in the process of delivering the feature phones to the customers and starting the next round of pre-booking

Instagram announces mid-feed Preview Tiles for stories

By : CIOL Writers

Despite being a blatant copy of Snapchat Stories, the Instagram Stories are becoming popular by the day. To make it more appealing to the users, the company announced that it has redesigned its mid-feed re-engagement box for Stories to show preview tiles

7 reasons why countries should legalize cryptocurrencies

Vishal Gupta Bitcoin’s popularity and surge in usage has not been without cons. However, some countries took it upon themselves to ban the new age currency. For example, in Vietnam, Bitcoin can be used freely by citizens but credit institutions

Airtel partners Celkon to offer 4G smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1,349

By : CIOL Writers

Airtel has announced a partnership with Celkon to offer a full touchscreen 4G smartphone at an effective price of just Rs 1349. The partnership is part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, under which Airtel plans to collaborate with device

Elon Musk shares a picture of the Boring Company’s underground LA tunnel

By : CIOL Writers

Elon Musk’s ambitious project to bore transportation tunnels underground, with the hopes of creating a super-fast transit system called Hyperloop which will travel and connect cities, is coming to life. Musk has shared the very first image of the transportation

Xiaomi and Samsung now control nearly half of the Indian smartphone market

By : CIOL Writers

Xiaomi and Samsung now control nearly half of the Indian smartphone market, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. Also, thanks to 37 percent QoQ and 18 percent YoY growth in the smartphone market, India temporarily overtook the US to

You can now see your saved passwords in Google Chrome for Android

By : CIOL Writers

Google is finally bringing the ability to view saved passwords on Chrome for Android. The feature which was earlier available for desktop users is now available for Android mobile users in the latest Chrome 62 version. Whenever you log in

Snapdeal CTO Rajiv Mangla resigns

By : CIOL Writers

Snapdeal’s woes are far from over. Merely few days after CFO Anup Vikal’s exit, its Chief Technical Officer Rajiv Mangla has called it quits, a company spokesperson confirmed on Saturday. Mangla apparently resigned from his post on October 27 and will be

Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become the world’s richest man

By : CIOL Writers

Jeff Bezos became the richest man in the world after Amazon’s shares surged which increased his wealth to more than $90 billion, according to the calculations by CNBC. This puts him ahead of Bill Gates to become the richest man

Uber hires ex-PepsiCo lawyer Tony West as its new Chief Legal Officer

By : CIOL Writers

Uber has acquired the services of Tony West at the ride-hailing firm to battle against the series of investigations by the US government and a major lawsuit from one of its rivals. West was previously serving as the general counsel

Amazon to add audible support to its cheapest Kindle

By : CIOL Writers

Because not everyone likes to ‘read’ books, some actually prefer listening, Amazon is adding ‘Audible’ support for its cheapest Kindle. Based on its listing (as found by The Digital Reader), Amazon’s basic Kindle e-readers will be getting support for Audible “in the coming months.” This will

Alphabet beats estimates yet again, thanks to booming advertising business

By : CIOL Writers

Alphabet reported strong third-quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts’ expectations courtesy strong growth in mobile search, programmatic advertising and smartphone use. Alphabet‘s shares were up nearly 3 percent at $1,020 in after-hours trading. Third-quarter revenue for Alphabet, the parent company of

Twitter trims down losses and adds 4M users in Q3

By : CIOL Writers

When Twitter reported that it is on the verge of delivering a profitable bottom line, its shares surged by more than 18 percent. Twitter also managed to slim its quarterly losses to just $21 million in Q3 2017 despite a shrink

Facebook introduces new features for groups to help build communities

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to help admins better manage and grow their online communities, Facebook has added several new tools for members and administrators of groups including welcome posts, group-specific badges and member profiles. Group admins will also get new features like expanded insights