Xiaomi, Jio tie up to offer ‘Desh ka Smartphone’, Redmi 5A at Rs 3,999

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Xiaomi has finally launched its ‘Desh ka Smartphone’, the Redmi 5A in India with two storage variants- 2GB+ 16GB for Rs 5,999 and 3GB+ 32GB for Rs 6,999. However, the first 5 million units of the 2GB RAM variant will be

HTC’s Vive X accelerator invests in 26 AR/VR startups

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HTC has announced that it is investing in around 26 ambitious AR/VR startups through its Vive X accelerator program. The new batch of startups brings the total number of investments to 80 since July 2016.  The new startups joining the

Samsung launches Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport in India

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Samsung has launched two new wearables in India titled Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport. The Gear Fit 2 Pro has been priced at Rs 13,590 while the Gear Sport has been priced at Rs 22,990. Both the wearables

Vodafone offering up to Rs 2,200 cashback on Micromax 4G smartphones

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Vodafone India has extended its association with Micromax to offer exciting cashback on the entire range of entry level Micromax 4G smartphone models including Bharat 2 Plus, Bharat 3, Bharat 4 and Canvas -1. To avail this special offer, customers have

Snapchat unveils a major redesign of its mobile app

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Snapchat has unveiled a redesign of its mobile application which focusses more on personal interests rather than friends post. Snapchat‘s parent company Snap has made the application more user-friendly due to competition from rival messaging apps such as Facebook. The new

YouTube brings its own version of Stories- Reels

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YouTube is the latest entrant to adopt Snapchat Stories feature. We didn’t use the word copy here because Reels isn’t directly copied from Stories and is designed specifically for YouTube creators, Roy Livne, YouTube senior product manager, wrote in a

Accenture invests in quantum computing firm 1QBit; looks to boost analytics capabilities

INDIA: Accenture has made a minority investment in 1QBit, a quantum computing firm based in Vancouver, Canada, through Accenture Ventures. The move will help Accenture expand its capabilities in quantum computing analytics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Accenture

Andy Rubin takes leave of absence amid Google controversy

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Andy Rubin, the founder and CEO of Essential has taken a leave of absence from the company following a report from The Information stating that he had an inappropriate relationship with a former colleague at Google. The report says that Rubin left

OnePlus 3, 3T get Face Unlock with Android Oreo update

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OnePlus 5T has a lot to boast about and tempt OnePlus’ fans to upgrade to the latest flagship. But if you can’t upgrade, worry not because you could still get some of those features. Wondering how? While the previous OnePlus

Instagram testing Regram button and Gif search for stories

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Instagram is testing new features including Regram button and GIF search for Stories, according to The Next Web. TNW also detailed a number of other new features Instagram appears to be testing including a close friends list to share with only a small

Intel and Warner Bros. partner to develop immersive experiences for autonomous vehicles

USA: At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Intel announced a collaboration with Warner Bros. to develop in-cabin, immersive experiences in autonomous vehicle (AV) settings. “Called the AV Entertainment Experience, we are creating a first-of-its-kind proof-of-concept car to demonstrate what entertainment

Ring in Christmas with a new ‘Lava Red’ OnePlus 5T

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OnePlus 5T is a great phone with a 6-inches Optic AMOLED display, powerful Snapdragon 835 processor, and dual rear cameras at half the price of its rivals. But now the smartphone is getting another boost with a limited edition Lava Red color variant.

SoftBank offers to buy Flipkart shares at lower valuation

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SoftBank has offered to buy additional shares in Flipkart but at a reduced valuation in the range of $9 billion to $10 billion, Livemint reported on Thursday. Citing sources, the report said the Japanese conglomerate offered to buy Flipkart shares from investors and former and

Apple releases update to fix macOS security flaw

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Apple has released a security update for macOS High Sierra that fixes the serious security flaw that let anyone log into your Mac without your password. The critical bug, which gained attention after it was tweeted by developer Lemi Ergin, lets anyone

ABB unveils new YuMi cobot; announces cobot automation cooperation with Kawasaki

SWITZERLAND: Building on the success of YuMi, the collaborative, dual-arm industrial robot, ABB has now unveiled its single-arm collaborative robot, which combines cutting-edge capabilities with a much smaller footprint. As their name suggests, collaborative robots are designed to work alongside

Nokia expands Bangalore R&D center to focus on 5G and next-gen core networks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Nokia has expanded its R&D facility in Bangalore by opening a new state-of-the-art facility. The new facility will carry out research in areas including the cloud, ‘big data’ analytics, development of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and applications, as

Infosys Finacle ready to offer banks Blockchain-based trade finance solution


BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys Finacle today announced the global availability of Finacle Trade Connect, a blockchain based trade finance solution for banks. Typically, trade finance processes involve complex documentary processes, high transaction costs, high settlement times and low authenticity rates with

2nd phase of Reliance JioPhone’s booking begins

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Reliance Jio has resumed the booking for its 4G feature phone. But, this time, it’s open only to customers who had earlier registered their interest in the handset in July. The company has already started sending out messages to potential

Cheetah Mobile launches PhotoGrid lite in India

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Cheetah Mobile has launched a lite version of its photo editing app, PhotoGrid in India to fit the needs of Indian mobile users with limited cellular data. The PhotoGrid app is a key product for Cheetah Mobile in India and India

Google adds new Finance tab to Search

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Google has added a new filter to its Search results- Finance. The new feature works in the same way as its ‘images’, ‘videos’, or ‘news’ tab work and will enable users to access the same information that Google Finance provides, including news