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iPhone X pre-orders to start from October 27

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Apple has confirmed that its tenth anniversary special, iPhone X will be available to pre-order from October 27 in India along with many other countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, the UK, and the US, among

Facebook is testing 4K video uploads in news feed

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Facebook is testing 4K video upload feature that would make the videos in your news feed a lot sharper. The social networking giant confirmed to TechCrunch that the company is starting to test 4K video support by giving a small group

A new ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ strikes Russia and Ukraine

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A new ransomware “Bad Rabbit” is sweeping Russia and Ukraine, among other Eastern European countries. Initial targets include Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Kiev’s public transportation system. The Russian news service Interfax also issued an official update stating that it had been hacked and that

Google Lens starts rolling out to first-generation Pixel, Pixel XL

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Google has begun to roll out Google Lens for the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL. Google Lens was introduced earlier this month at Google’s launch event for the Pixel 2. First reported by Android Police, Google Lens was discovered by a Reddit user who

Delphi acquires self-driving startup nuTonomy for $400M

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Delphi is acquiring Boston-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy, paying $400 million for the startup, plus $50 million more in earn-outs. “Our mission has always been to radically improve the safety, efficiency, and accessibility of transportation worldwide,” said nuTonomy cofounder and CEO

Micromax and Vodafone to launch a 4G smartphone at an effective price of Rs 999

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In order to compete with Jio 4G mobile phone, Micromax has teamed up with Vodafone to launch a smartphone named Bharat 2 Ultra at an effective price of Rs 999. The 4G smartphone will be available in India from November

Snap may have thousands of unsold Spectacles: Report

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Snap’s overhyped Snapchat Spectacles aren’t a hot commodity in the market right now. A report from The Information claims that thousands of the company’s unsold Spectacles are lying in a warehouse in China. Snap apparently over-estimated the demand for the product,

‘Pay with Google’ arrives on Android to fasten the checkout process

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Google has officially rolled out its new feature Pay with Google to speed up the checkout process. The feature lets you use any of the credit or debit cards you’ve previously logged on the web titan’s products (like Chrome, Android Pay, YouTube,

InMobi hires ex-Flipkart employee Ravi Krishnaswamy as its CTO

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InMobi, a global media advertising, and discovery platform have appointed former Flipkart employee Ravi Krishnaswamy as the Chief Technology Officer of the company. Krishnaswamy will replace Mohit Saxena, InMobi co-founder who recently moved to the US but continues with the company.

Reliance Jio 4G mobile phone explodes while charging

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Reliance Jio 4G phone is yet to become widely popular with the masses, but there’s already a case of the phone exploding. According to tech blog Phone Radar, the Jio Phone explosion happened in Kashmir. The owner of the device hasn’t been

WeWork acquires coding bootcamp Flatiron School

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Shared-workspace company WeWork has acquired New York-based coding bootcamp, Flatiron School. Launched in 2012, Flatiron School is a coding education platform that offers both online and offline classes to folks who want a career in the world of tech. “WeWork’s culture is one

Cisco is acquiring BroadSoft for $1.9B in big software push

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Cisco is acquiring BroadSoft for $1.9 billion, the company announced on Monday. Cisco will pay $55 per share, in cash, in exchange for each share of BroadSoft, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.9 billion net of cash, assuming fully diluted shares including conversion of debt. The

Netflix raising $1.6B in debt to fund acquisitions and content production

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Netflix is acquiring an additional $1.6 billion in debt to fund “content acquisitions, production and development,” among other “general corporate purposes,” the streaming giant said on Monday. It is the sixth time the company has issued senior notes since 2013. Last week,

Organizations adopting recruiting automation face fewer hiring challenges, finds survey

Digital recruiting is here to stay and candidates need to be aware of this new reality. A global survey by KellyOCG reveals that about 55 percent of survey respondents comprising 522 companies across the globe (including India) believe that Digital

Apple sued by a Japanese company over iPhone X Animoji feature

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Ahead of the official release of the iPhone X, Apple is finding itself embroiled in a trademark lawsuit in the US for the usage of the term ‘Animoji’, according to a Reuters report. A Tokyo based company is suing Apple

Alphabet’s Project Loon is delivering 4G LTE to Puerto Rico

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In the wake of the Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, Alphabet’s Project Loon has deployed its LTE balloons over the region to help bring connectivity to areas of the island still experiencing the after-effects of  the hurricane. According to Project Loon

Nokia 9 image leak confirms dual camera setup

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After the launch of Nokia 7 in China, HMD Global is now gearing up to unveil its new smartphone- Nokia 9. Though the company has not revealed any details about the launch as yet, a new live image of the

A bug in iOS 11 can give anyone access to your photos

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A potential bug has been discovered in the iOS 11 operating system which can give anyone access to the photos folder on your iPhone. The bug was discovered by YouTube channel iDeviceHelp and can affect any iPhone or iPad running the

Facebook Messenger users can now send money through PayPal

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Due to the rise in the digital transactions across the world, PayPal has launched a new facility to send and receive money via Facebook Messenger. This means, users will now be able to send and receive money through PayPal’s peer-to-peer

Grab raises $700M in debt funding to expand its car rental program

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Uber’s Southeast Asian rival Grab has raised up to $700 million in debt financing from unnamed global and regional banks, the company announced over the weekend. Grab, whose leasing programme helps in growing its driver network, said it would have the largest car