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WhatsApp Group Description, search participants, switch to video call features now available for Android
Posted: March 17, 2018, 12:45 pm
Microsoft recorded 83 sexual harassment complaints, fired 20 employees in 2017, it claims
Posted: March 17, 2018, 11:35 am
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ start getting new Mickey and Minnie Mouse styled AR Emojis globally
Posted: March 17, 2018, 11:15 am
Xiaomi Blackshark gaming phone spotted on Geekbench with 8GB RAM, 18:9 display
Posted: March 17, 2018, 9:37 am
Vodafone introduces Rs 21 plan to counter Jio's Rs 19 plan: What it offers, Which is better?
Posted: March 17, 2018, 8:30 am
Samsung Galaxy S10 may sport iPhone X-like Face ID, under-display fingerprint sensor: Report
Posted: March 17, 2018, 7:17 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 quick review: Big on everything, low on price
Posted: March 17, 2018, 5:40 am
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB available at Reliance Digital, Jio Store with 70 per cent buyback offer
Posted: March 17, 2018, 5:15 am
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro AI Dual launched, comes with Android Oreo and better camera
Posted: March 16, 2018, 11:15 am
iPhone X selling with Rs 10,000 cashback & iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus with Rs 8,000, but for a limited period
Posted: March 16, 2018, 11:00 am
Airtel sells Samsung Galaxy S9 at Rs 9900, conditions apply
Posted: March 16, 2018, 9:32 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Redmi Note 5: Let's pinpoint those differences
Posted: March 16, 2018, 8:22 am
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ now available for buying in India, price starts at Rs 57,900
Posted: March 16, 2018, 8:00 am
Huawei P20 Lite is up for pre-orders, sale to start from March 26
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:30 am
HTC U12+ to have dual front cameras & big display, reveals fresh leaks
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:40 am
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5 will go on sale in India today via, Flipkart
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:24 am
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: A definitive masterpiece
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:00 am
Android Wear gets rebranded, will now be called Wear OS by Google
Posted: March 16, 2018, 4:01 am
You can now exchange your old smartphone for a new Xiaomi phone via, here's how
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:00 am
Waymo ad shows ordinary passengers riding in driverless cabs, formal launch expected soon
Posted: March 15, 2018, 12:15 pm
Apple is now getting really serious to curb iPhone addiction among children
Posted: March 15, 2018, 9:22 am
Xiaomi Redmi 4 gets Rs 500 price cut post Redmi 5 launch
Posted: March 15, 2018, 9:08 am
Here is why Apple's Siri failed to catch up with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:40 am
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale launched in India for Rs 1,999
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:39 am
Nokia 9 concept renders show off bezel-less design and iPhone X-like notch
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:12 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched with price of Rs 7,999 but you can get it for Rs 5,799, here's how
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:00 am
Google's AI-based portrait camera tech is now open for others to exploit
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:17 am
WhatsApp will not share user data with Facebook in UK
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:13 am
Google Assistant now chats in Hindi and will tell you weather when you say Mausam Batao
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:12 am
Annoyed at people who track you on WhatsApp? This trick hides your online status from others
Posted: March 15, 2018, 5:45 am
Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play, Moto E5 and E5 Play to launch soon, reveals benchmark listing
Posted: March 15, 2018, 4:45 am
Vivo V9 design, full specs listed on official website ahead of March 23 launch in India
Posted: March 15, 2018, 4:31 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Redmi 4: Let's pinpoint those differences
Posted: March 15, 2018, 4:00 am
Micromax Bharat 5 Pro with 5000mAh battery launched in India for Rs 7,999 to take on Redmi 5
Posted: March 15, 2018, 3:21 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Redmi 5A: It is worth paying extra for Redmi 5 because of its better design, display and hardware
Posted: March 15, 2018, 2:42 am
4G speed in India: Navi Mumbai is fastest city, Allahabad slowest
Posted: March 14, 2018, 11:58 am
Here's why the Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact ship without headphone jack
Posted: March 14, 2018, 11:18 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched in India: Full specs, top features, price and everything you need to know
Posted: March 14, 2018, 10:29 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched starting at Rs 7,999, comes with 5.7-inch 18:9 display, Snapdragon 450 and 3,300mAh battery
Posted: March 14, 2018, 9:51 am
Samsung Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S9: Beginner's guide to shooting mind-boggling 960 fps videos
Posted: March 14, 2018, 8:46 am
Acer Swift 5 with 14.9 mm thickness, 8hrs battery back-up launched at Rs 79,999 
Posted: March 14, 2018, 7:57 am
LG G7, G7 Plus with Snapdragon 845 chipset, iPhone X-like notch likely to launch in May, prices leak
Posted: March 14, 2018, 7:25 am
Fitbit Versa announced, offers high-end features like HR tracking at lower price
Posted: March 14, 2018, 7:00 am
Alcatel 1X Android Go edition with 18:9 display announced in India, sales to begin soon
Posted: March 14, 2018, 6:46 am
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s may come with AI camera enhancements, teasers suggest
Posted: March 14, 2018, 6:00 am
Facebook is spreading bitterness and hate in Myanmar, says UN
Posted: March 14, 2018, 5:47 am
Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro official cases leak ahead of March 27 launch
Posted: March 14, 2018, 5:15 am
Vivo V9 specs, image of retail box leak ahead of March 23 India launch
Posted: March 14, 2018, 5:15 am
Apple will kick off WWDC 2018 on June 4, updates to iOS, macOS and more expected
Posted: March 14, 2018, 4:30 am
Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza: Moto X4 sells for Rs 21,999, Pixel 2 for Rs 39,999, Pixel 2 XL for Rs 44,999
Posted: March 14, 2018, 4:00 am
Xiaomi to launch Redmi 5 in India today as Amazon exclusive, likely to be priced around Rs 7,000
Posted: March 14, 2018, 3:00 am
Vu 43, 49, 55-inch 4K UHD Android TVs launched in India: Specs, price and everything you need to know
Posted: March 14, 2018, 3:00 am
Don't use Aadhaar Android App: French Hacker to India Today
Posted: March 13, 2018, 2:30 pm
After SC order, you DON'T need to link mobile, bank account with Aadhaar by March 31: Everything to know
Posted: March 13, 2018, 11:30 am
Apple may launch entry-level MacBook with Retina display soon: Report
Posted: March 13, 2018, 11:00 am
Asus Zenfone 5 Max with Snapdragon 660, 4GB RAM, Android 8.0 Oreo spotted on Geekbench
Posted: March 13, 2018, 10:12 am
ECS launches world's smallest mini PC LIVA Q at Rs 13,500
Posted: March 13, 2018, 9:15 am
MIUI 9 Stable ROM now rolling out to all eligible Xiaomi phones
Posted: March 13, 2018, 8:41 am
Asus ZenFone 4 Pro is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update 
Posted: March 13, 2018, 8:30 am
Vu launches 43, 49 and 55-inch 4K UHD Android TVs to take on Xiaomi's Mi TV 4, price starts at Rs 36,999
Posted: March 13, 2018, 8:15 am
With Plus Codes, Google wants users to share and search addresses that have no formal listing
Posted: March 13, 2018, 7:15 am
Samsung Galaxy J8 Plus spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 625, Android 8.0 Oreo
Posted: March 13, 2018, 7:05 am
Huawei P20, P20 Lite, P20 Pro renders leak ahead of March 27 launch, reveal new colour options
Posted: March 13, 2018, 7:00 am
Apple Music has 38 million paid subscribers now, says Eddy Cue
Posted: March 13, 2018, 6:30 am
WhatsApp tips: 10 tricks that will make you chat app expert
Posted: March 13, 2018, 5:45 am
OnePlus 3, 3T OxygenOS Open Beta update brings auto call pick up gesture, February security patch
Posted: March 13, 2018, 5:15 am
US President Donald Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm, citing security risks
Posted: March 13, 2018, 5:04 am
Cheap and best: Xiaomi Redmi 5A, OnePlus 5T in the list of phones that offer best value for money
Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:30 am
Xiaomi 55-inch Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A 32-inch, 43-inch to go on sale in India today via Flipkart,
Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:22 am
Flipkart Mobile Bonanza: Moto Z2 Play for Rs 19,999 is a steal deal but also consider Redmi Note 5 Pro
Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:04 am
Samsung aims to ship around 43 million units of Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ in 2018: Report
Posted: March 13, 2018, 3:30 am
Xiaomi Dipper could be top-end Mi 7, Geekbench score leaked online
Posted: March 12, 2018, 12:21 pm
Nokia 9 may sport in-display fingerprint sensor, iPhone-like notch
Posted: March 12, 2018, 11:23 am
Xiaomi working on mid-range phone codenamed Berlin with unannounced Snapdragon 632
Posted: March 12, 2018, 11:00 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5A for Rs 5,999: Still the best ultra-affordable phone that you can buy
Posted: March 12, 2018, 10:58 am
Google Duo gets a new 30-second  Video message update
Posted: March 12, 2018, 9:41 am
Huawei Y9 (2018) launched with dual front and rear cameras, 4000mAh battery
Posted: March 12, 2018, 9:04 am
Sharing Aadhaar details safe or not safe? UIDAI can't make up its mind and clear confusion
Posted: March 12, 2018, 8:49 am
WhatsApp is working on a block revoke request feature to check on delete for everyone misuse
Posted: March 12, 2018, 8:45 am
Xiaomi plans to launch 6 new phones in India this year: Report
Posted: March 12, 2018, 8:30 am
World War 3 will end humans unless we colonise Mars: Elon Musk
Posted: March 12, 2018, 8:30 am
Galaxy S7 will sell for Rs 22,990, Pixel 2 XL for Rs 49,999, Moto Z2 Play for 19,999 on Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale
Posted: March 12, 2018, 7:30 am
Samsung Galaxy S9+ is apparently harder to repair than the iPhone X
Posted: March 12, 2018, 7:16 am
Twitter is suspending accounts responsible for mass-retweeting and stealing tweets from other users
Posted: March 12, 2018, 7:15 am
Revenge Porn: In a first, 5-year jail for Indian man who shared nude video of ex girlfriend
Posted: March 12, 2018, 7:06 am
Airtel rolls out VoLTE services in Kolkata, here's how to get it on your phone
Posted: March 12, 2018, 6:58 am
Creator of WWW says Web is under threat, is now ruled by big companies
Posted: March 12, 2018, 6:57 am
Huawei Nova 3e with Android 8.0, dual cameras to launch on March 20
Posted: March 12, 2018, 6:25 am
Bose working on augmented reality glasses that are everything Google Glass isn't
Posted: March 12, 2018, 6:21 am
WhatsApp Blue Ticks turned off but a simple trick reveals if your message was read or not
Posted: March 12, 2018, 6:11 am
Xiaomi sells 50 lakh Redmi 5A units, 2GB RAM with 16GB storage variant now selling for Rs 5,999
Posted: March 12, 2018, 6:00 am
Vivo V9 with iPhone X-like notch leaked in live images ahead of March 27 launch in India
Posted: March 12, 2018, 4:45 am
OnePlus 5T OxygenOS open beta 4 brings Android 8.1 Oreo update, February security patch
Posted: March 12, 2018, 4:45 am
Samsung Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S9: 9 cool software tricks you must know
Posted: March 12, 2018, 4:03 am
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s leaked images show bezel-less display, iPhone X like dual rear cameras
Posted: March 12, 2018, 3:36 am
Prime Video is growing faster in India than any other Prime country: Tim Leslie
Posted: March 10, 2018, 11:43 am
Xiaomi Redmi 5 expected to launch as Amazon exclusive in India on March 14
Posted: March 10, 2018, 10:30 am
Moto X5 likely cancelled following layoffs, Moto Z line and Moto Mods to survive
Posted: March 10, 2018, 9:00 am
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, OnePlus 5T, Samsung Galaxy S9+: Best phones to buy this March
Posted: March 10, 2018, 7:45 am
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A rival coming soon, Vu Television set to launch affordable Android TV on March 13
Posted: March 9, 2018, 12:30 pm
Mi Mix 2s could be the first Xiaomi phone to come with wireless charging
Posted: March 9, 2018, 10:32 am
Vivo X21 with in-display fingerprint sensor to launch on March 19, V9 to launch in India on March 27
Posted: March 9, 2018, 8:30 am
Samsung Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S9: It's what's inside that counts
Posted: March 9, 2018, 8:00 am
Xiaomi's next Redmi phone will be a compact powerhouse, launch set for March 14
Posted: March 9, 2018, 6:57 am
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not come with in-display fingerprint sensor: KGI Securities
Posted: March 9, 2018, 6:54 am
Swipe Elite Dual brings dual rear cameras, 3000mAh battery for Rs 3,999
Posted: March 9, 2018, 6:48 am
Google Pixel 3 will likely have a notch and you can blame Android P for it
Posted: March 9, 2018, 6:30 am
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get Oreo update on March 30, Galaxy S7, A5, A7 (2017) to follow
Posted: March 9, 2018, 6:00 am
Twitter may soon open up its blue tick verification to all
Posted: March 9, 2018, 5:41 am
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 32-inch versus 43-inch: A smart LED TV option for everybody
Posted: March 9, 2018, 4:45 am
Android P is coming but probably not to your phone so don't wait for it
Posted: March 9, 2018, 4:45 am
Android holds a higher brand loyalty than iOS: Study
Posted: March 9, 2018, 4:45 am
OnePlus 5T after three months: Android Oreo makes it a better flagship phone
Posted: March 9, 2018, 3:30 am
Android P is coming but not to Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P and that is alright
Posted: March 8, 2018, 12:15 pm
This Women's Day, meet Hedy Lamarr who made smartphones possible
Posted: March 8, 2018, 11:57 am
LG V30S ThinQ officially launched with 6GB RAM and lots of artificial intelligence
Posted: March 8, 2018, 11:45 am
Vivo V9 with iPhone X-like notch, dual rear cameras launching in India on March 27
Posted: March 8, 2018, 10:35 am
Netflix is bringing previews to Android and iOS
Posted: March 8, 2018, 9:08 am
LG G7 concept renders show off iPhone X like notch, slim bezels and dual rear cameras
Posted: March 8, 2018, 8:30 am
Samsung's 2018 QLED TVs can blend into your wall and come with Bixby smarts
Posted: March 8, 2018, 7:45 am
Nokia 7 Plus may cost around Rs 23,000 in India, shows its listing in China
Posted: March 8, 2018, 7:29 am
Apple releases 2018 Supplier Responsibility Report, highlights progress in India
Posted: March 8, 2018, 7:15 am
Amazon Alexa is laughing for no reason and it is creepy
Posted: March 8, 2018, 6:45 am
Xiaomi expected to launch Redmi 5 in India on March 14, company starts teasing
Posted: March 8, 2018, 6:15 am
Nokia 6 gets Rs 1500 discount, tries to take on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Mi A1
Posted: March 8, 2018, 6:15 am
Apple to say no to notch in iPhones in 2019: Report
Posted: March 8, 2018, 5:45 am
Android P developer preview is out and Google is embracing the notch
Posted: March 8, 2018, 5:30 am
OnePlus 6 expected to come with Snapdragon 845, 19:9 display and iPhone X-like notch
Posted: March 8, 2018, 5:00 am
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 32-inch, 43-inch: A closer look at what's inside and out
Posted: March 8, 2018, 4:15 am
Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro new renders show iPhone X-like notch, launch set for March 27
Posted: March 8, 2018, 3:30 am
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 32-inch vs 43-inch vs Mi TV 4 55-inch: All the differences
Posted: March 7, 2018, 11:33 am
Supreme Court says Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET for now, tells CBSE to follow rules
Posted: March 7, 2018, 11:15 am
HP launches new range of laptops with security features, privacy screen, prices start at Rs 95,000
Posted: March 7, 2018, 11:03 am
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 32-inch and 43-inch launched in India starting at Rs 13,999
Posted: March 7, 2018, 10:00 am
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos becomes first centi-billionaire, Mukesh Ambani only Indian in top 50 in Forbes richest list
Posted: March 7, 2018, 9:05 am
Samsung Galaxy S9 launched at Rs 57,900 but you can get it effectively for Rs 9,900
Posted: March 7, 2018, 8:50 am
Google Lens is no longer Pixel-exclusive, now rolling out to all Android phones
Posted: March 7, 2018, 7:45 am
Mi Mix 2s leaked image shows iPhone X-like dual cameras, could be first Xiaomi phone with wireless charging
Posted: March 7, 2018, 7:30 am
Google Tez is adding chat option to take on WhatsApp and Paytm
Posted: March 7, 2018, 7:09 am
Aadhaar linking deadline: Govt tells Supreme Court it could be extended beyond March 31
Posted: March 7, 2018, 6:49 am
Xiaomi Mi TV 4C expected to launch in India today: Here's what you can expect
Posted: March 7, 2018, 5:45 am
HTC U12 may sport white matte metal and glass design
Posted: March 7, 2018, 5:30 am
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro sold out yet again, Xiaomi tries to crackdown on black market sale
Posted: March 7, 2018, 5:00 am
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+: 9 key features that make them stand out from competition
Posted: March 7, 2018, 4:15 am
OnePlus 6 coming soon: Will it have waterproof design, new camera... here is a wishlist
Posted: March 7, 2018, 4:04 am
Bose SoundSport Free review: Truly great sound but it comes at a price
Posted: March 7, 2018, 3:59 am
BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over patent infringement
Posted: March 7, 2018, 3:45 am
Huawei P20 Pro to launch on March 27, latest leak hints it will cost more than Galaxy S9
Posted: March 7, 2018, 3:04 am
Xiaomi halts COD option for Redmi Note 5 Pro to curb unauthorised reselling
Posted: March 6, 2018, 12:30 pm
Vodafone offers 1GB data per day, unlimited calls for 56 days at Rs 299 for prepaid users
Posted: March 6, 2018, 11:50 am
WhatsApp now lets users delete message after an hour but it is pointless
Posted: March 6, 2018, 10:59 am
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launched in India: A closer look at all the offers
Posted: March 6, 2018, 10:41 am
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launched in India: Specs, key features, price and more
Posted: March 6, 2018, 9:43 am
Honor 7C with dual cameras, FullView display set to launch on March 12
Posted: March 6, 2018, 8:30 am
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launched in India, price starts from Rs 57,900
Posted: March 6, 2018, 7:45 am
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 sold out within seconds again in flash sale, next sale on March 13
Posted: March 6, 2018, 7:15 am
Facebook asks users: Should men be allowed to seek nude photos from schoolgirls, says sorry
Posted: March 6, 2018, 6:39 am
Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 Sirocco show 2018 could be year of brand Nokia
Posted: March 6, 2018, 6:15 am
Apple may launch high-end noise-canceling headphones later this year
Posted: March 6, 2018, 5:45 am
Samsung Galaxy J3(2018), J3 Pro with Android Oreo, 2GB RAM spotted on Geekbench
Posted: March 6, 2018, 5:15 am
Xiaomi 55-inch Mi TV 4 review: It's an offer you can't refuse
Posted: March 6, 2018, 4:30 am
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launching in India today, expect price above Rs 60,000
Posted: March 6, 2018, 3:45 am
Nokia 8 Pro, Nokia 9 with Snapdragon 845 expected in second half of 2018
Posted: March 5, 2018, 11:27 am
Facebook, Google making profits from pop-up brothels: Report
Posted: March 5, 2018, 11:11 am
After conquering India, Xiaomi plans to enter US smartphone market this year: Report
Posted: March 5, 2018, 9:13 am
Dear Instagram, don't act like WhatsApp and don't burden users with video and voice calling features
Posted: March 5, 2018, 9:04 am
Samsung Galaxy S9 Intelligent Scan is fast but not as secure as Face ID: Report
Posted: March 5, 2018, 9:00 am
WhatsApp may simplify voice messages in Android app, extends Delete for Everyone limit to 68 minutes
Posted: March 5, 2018, 8:45 am
Xiaomi 40-inch Mi TV 4A launched with full-HD display, voice control and a killer price
Posted: March 5, 2018, 8:15 am
Android P developer preview expected to come out mid-March: Here's what we know
Posted: March 5, 2018, 7:30 am
LG X4 with 5.3-inch HD display launched: Price, specs and more
Posted: March 5, 2018, 6:45 am
Galaxy A8+ available for Rs 28,990, Galaxy Note 8 for Rs 59,900 on Amazon's Samsung Carnival sale
Posted: March 5, 2018, 6:15 am
Jio offers additional 10GB data to select users, here's how to get it
Posted: March 5, 2018, 5:30 am
Xiaomi 43-inch Mi TV 4C India launch set for March 7: Specs, price and everything expected
Posted: March 5, 2018, 5:15 am
HTC U12 aka HTC Imagine full specs leaked, launch tipped for April 2018
Posted: March 5, 2018, 4:53 am
Nokia 7 Plus quick review: Bold and bezel-less
Posted: March 5, 2018, 4:00 am
Apple may launch cheaper 13-inch MacBook Air, 3 iPhones in 2018
Posted: March 5, 2018, 3:30 am
Xiaomi to launch 43-inch Mi TV 4C in India on March 7
Posted: March 3, 2018, 6:00 pm
Xiaomi confirms Mi Mix 2s with Snapdragon 845 SoC
Posted: March 3, 2018, 2:06 pm
Apple devices last an average of 4 years: Analyst
Posted: March 3, 2018, 12:45 pm
Xiaomi to launch new Mi TV on March 7 in India: Here are all the details
Posted: March 3, 2018, 10:00 am
Nokia 8 Sirocco quick review: Well hello, gorgeous
Posted: March 3, 2018, 8:15 am
New WhatsApp update lets you delete sent messages even after an hour
Posted: March 3, 2018, 7:47 am
Moto G6 Play leaked images show off a Moto X4-like design and bezel-less display
Posted: March 3, 2018, 6:30 am
After Mi TV 4, Xiaomi may launch even more affordable Mi TV 4A in India
Posted: March 1, 2018, 10:55 am
Samsung Galaxy S9+ beats Google Pixel 2, iPhone X to become best camera phone in the world
Posted: March 1, 2018, 10:23 am
Moto Razr may relaunch as smart feature phone to take on Nokia 8110
Posted: March 1, 2018, 10:13 am
Facebook VPN safety feature Protect a privacy risk, may record everything you do on phone
Posted: March 1, 2018, 9:36 am
Asus ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5 quick review: These iPhone X clones cost half as much and have a headphone jack
Posted: March 1, 2018, 8:30 am
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ camera: Dual Aperture, super slow-mo and everything new
Posted: March 1, 2018, 8:27 am
Samsung Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8 (2018) appeared on Geekbench, key specs revealed
Posted: March 1, 2018, 8:00 am
Amazon Music launched in India, get it for free for 1 year in five easy steps
Posted: March 1, 2018, 7:42 am
WhatsApp brings Instagram-like time and location stickers to iPhone users, coming to Android soon
Posted: March 1, 2018, 7:18 am
Airtel offers unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day, 6GB data for 180 days at Rs 995
Posted: March 1, 2018, 6:30 am
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ India price likely to start at Rs 57,900, DisplayMate calls S9 screen best ever
Posted: March 1, 2018, 6:00 am
Aadhaar update: Everything you need to know about changing phone number, address or fix errors in Aadhaar
Posted: March 1, 2018, 5:40 am
Reliance Big TV offers free HD channels for 1 year, free SD channels for 5 years but conditions apply
Posted: March 1, 2018, 5:27 am
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Mi 7 expected to use 6-inch OLED panels from Samsung
Posted: March 1, 2018, 4:45 am
Twitter launches Bookmarks, a feature that lets you privately save tweets
Posted: March 1, 2018, 4:30 am
This is Huawei P20 Lite, tipped to launch on March 27 alongside P20, P20 Plus
Posted: March 1, 2018, 3:15 am

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Oppo will launch its F7 smartphone on March 26, however, the company has decided to unveil the smartphone ahead of its official launch. The company had previously teased the smartphone in a video on Twitter and said that it will be equipped with AI based features. Reports tipping the device’s specifications were surfacing on the internet and now the smartphone manufacturer has confirmed some of them itself in a media release. The device is confirmed to feature an iPhone X-like notch and is a selfie-centric smartphone with 25MP AI beauty front camera, AR stickers and more. The OPPO F7 features a 6.2-inch full HD+ display with a 2280 x 1080p resolution and 89.09 percent screen-to-body ratio. It features a 19:9 display aspect ratio, similar to the recently launched Asus Zenfone 5 and 5Z. Oppo says that the smartphone will come the Notch Assistant, which will enable users to navigate between apps by using gestures.  The smartphone manufacturer has also obtained a patent for the notch display in China and says, “OPPO amongst the first smartphone manufacturer to have obtained the patent for the Notch-shaped full screen as per the website of State Intellectual Property Office of PRC where OPPO had applied for a notch-shaped full screen patent portfolio back in January 2017. It was approved and publicized by the authority on September 29th, 2017. The OPPO patent portfolio contains a variety of independent and innovative designs at the top of the screen, including a semi-circle, inverted triangle, half square, semi-ellipse, half-arc etc.” No other specs of the smartphone were revealed, however, a previous report on the Oppo F7 tipped that it could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. It could be equipped with a dual-rear camera and launch running on Color OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 17, 2018, 11:03 am
If Information circulating the Internet is to be believed, the Nokia 9 is coming soon. Renders online show the phone sporting an iPhone X like notch at the top. The renders also show the phone with a bezel-less design. Android P is expected to support a notch on Android smartphones so we can expect to see more smartphones sporting a notch. We have seen the launch of the Asus Zenfone 5 at MWC, and the smartphone sported an iPhone X like notch.  Other information circulating the Internet about the Nokia 9 suggests that the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC. When it comes to the optics, the smartphone will have a penta-lens setup, by ZEISS. The Nokia 9 is also expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, something that we have seen on the a Vivo smartphone.  There is no information available about the launch of the Nokia 9 but it is expected to launch in August or September 2018 alongside the Nokia 8 Pro. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 17, 2018, 10:03 am
The Android exclusive feature, Google Lens, is now being rolled out for iOS devices as well. Google announced that the Lens visual search option is now being seeded to the Photos app for all iOS devices over the week. Users can access the feature by selecting any image within the Photos app and tapping on the Google Lens icon. It will scan and extract information depending upon the image. For example, if Lens is used on an image of a business card, it will save the contact info and events on the phone automatically.  The company also said that the Lens’ activity is saved to the users Google account in case the web and app activity setting is switched on. The latest version 3.15 of the Google Photos app is receiving the Lens update.  The Google Lens feature was initially available exclusively on Pixel smartphones and was later rolled out for all Android users, within the Photos app. On Pixel devices, users could bring up the Google assistant and tap on the bottom right corner for booting up the visual search option. Lens can scan and recognise a variety of objects like books, movies, text, landmarks, art, and barcodes. It can also scan the password at the rear of a Wi-Fi router to let users connect to it.   Other features of Google Lens include recognising famous landmarks and OCR (Optical Character Recognition), for extracting information from business cards and text in images. Google is also working on improving and updating the feature for recognising common animals and plants.
Author: (Shubham Sharma)
Posted: March 17, 2018, 10:03 am
Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the availability of Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones (read review here) on its online store where users can buy the 64GB variant of Galaxy S9 and S9+ for a down payment of Rs 9,900. Buyers have to pay subsequent 24 monthly instalments of Rs 2,499 and Rs 2,799 for Galaxy S9 and S9+ respectively. The devices were launched in India earlier this month. The price of Galaxy S9 starts at Rs 57,900 and the S9+ starts at Rs 64,900. The monthly instalments for both the devices will include a postpaid plan with 80GB data, unlimited calling and subscription to exciting content such as one-year Amazon Prime membership, Airtel Secure, Airtel TV and Wynk Music, the company said. Airtel's online store is a platform where prospective buyers can get budget-friendly down payment options and bundled monthly plans. "We are happy to have the latest Samsung flagship on our online store. We have made it very convenient for customers to own this premium device by removing the price barrier and offering instant financing," Vani Venkatesh, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel, said in a statement. Samsung's "Dual Aperture" (F1.5/F2.4) in S9+, the world's first such feature in any smartphone, automatically lets in more light when it is dark and less light when it is too bright, taking photos that are crisp and clear.
Author: (IANS)
Posted: March 17, 2018, 9:03 am
To make public transit work for the differently abled, Google on Friday introduced "wheelchair accessible" routes in Maps at major metropolitan transit centres around the world. The feature is rolling out in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston and Sydney. In city centres, buses and trains, often the best way to get around presents a challenge for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. "We're looking forward to working with additional transit agencies in the coming months to bring more wheelchair accessible routes to Google Maps," Rio Akasaka, Product Manager, Google Maps, said in a blog post on Friday. To access the "wheelchair accessible" routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps. Tap "Directions" then select the public transportation icon. Then tap "Options" and under the Routes section, the users will find "wheelchair accessible" as a new route type. "When you select this option, Google Maps will show you a list of possible routes that take mobility needs into consideration," the blog post said. "Additionally, we've been busy capturing and updating Street View imagery of transit stations and city centres so people can preview a place or transit station ahead of time," it added. In 2017, Google Maps added the feature to see if a space is accessible by wheelchair under the "amenities" tab.
Author: (IANS)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:03 pm
Android Wear survives. Google announced in a blog post that the operating system for wearables has been renamed to Wear OS. Google shared a new logo and a new website for the same and announced: "We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible with wearables and there’s even more exciting work ahead.” While there has been no new smartwatch announced for Wear OS, Google did list the names of the existing wearables that will get the update. Despite the new name, Google did not announce new features for the update. But its understandable why Google went for a name change. For one, it is an indication that Google is indeed taking its wearable platform seriously. Secondly, Wear OS makes the Android-powered wearable more attractive to iOS users. Earlier, Android Wear watches were only compatible with Android phones, but later, Google opened the platform up to support iOS devices as well. As a result, Android Wear became somewhat misleading and Wear OS, which is more in line with how Apple names its operating systems. “As our technology and partnerships have evolved, so have our users. In 2017, one out of three new Android Wear watch owners also used an iPhone. So as the watch industry gears up for another Baselworld next week, we’re announcing a new name that better reflects our technology, vision and most important of all — the people who wear our watches,” Google announced. Google also listed down of the watches that will receive the update on a support page, which includes: Fossil Q Venture LG Watch Sport Louis Vuitton Tambour Michael Kors Sofie Montblanc Summit Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch Movado Connect Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You Guess Connect Gc Connect Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Fossil Q Marshal Fossil Q Wander Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Michael Kors Access Dylan TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Diesel Full Guard Emporio Armani Connected Fossil Q Explorist Michael Kors Access Grayson Fossil Q Control LG Watch Style Misfit Vapor Nixon Mission Huawei Watch 2 (Non Cellular versions)
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:03 pm
Since the beginning of the year, Intel along with it its partners and competitors have been working on fixes and updates to address flaws revealed by Google’s Project Zero. Intel has now finally developed a hardware level fix for both Meltdown and Spectre’s Version 2 vulnerabilities. Intel says that both the next version of Intel’s 8th Gen Core processors and Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors (cascade lake), which will be shipping in the second half of the year, will get the hardware fix. Moreover, as of last week, Intel has released microcode updates for its processors from 2nd gen (Sandy Bridge) processors all the way to the latest generation. Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich says, “We have redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning that will protect against both variants 2 and 3. Think of this partitioning as additional “protective walls” between applications and user privilege levels to create an obstacle for bad actors”. It should be noted that Intel calls the Meltdown flaw as variant 3. However, there is no hardware level fix for the variant 1 of the Spectre bug and Intel will continue to address it via software mitigations. That said, the variant 1 of the Spectre flaw is the most worrisome bug of them all. This is because the attacks targeted to exploit this bug work against the basic principles of speculative out-of-order execution. AMD, which is also affected the by the Spectre variant 1 flaw, got a big blow a day before when Israeli security agency CTS Labs published a white paper detailing four new classes of flaws in AMD’s Ryzen and EPYC processors. The white paper discloses 4 new flaws in AMD processors, all of which require physical access or elevated administrator privileges. While the findings by the new security agency, which was founded less than a year ago, can’t be taken lightly, its conduct in the situation doesn't seem ethical. Under normal circumstances, when a security vulnerability is found, companies are given a 90-day heads up, but here AMD was given just a 24-hour notice. CTS Labs did not provide any explanation on why they did so. Moreover, the language in the white paper seems severely hyped including the names of the vulnerabilities mentioned.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:03 pm
HTC is yet to debut its flagship smartphone for 2018 and the ongoing rumours tip that the HTC U12+ is in the works. Now the noted tipster Evan Blass has outed an image of the smartphone, giving a peek into the design language and external changes it could feature. Blass has also revealed some specifications of the mobile phone which is codenamed ‘Imagine’. If the image is to be believed, the HTC U12+ will feature a display with thin bezels, similar to the U11 and the U11+. It might sport a quad camera setup with dual cameras on both its front and rear. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear, below the main cameras, with an LED flash. Citing someone close with the device’s development, the report states that the phone could feature a 6-inch LCD panel with WQHD+ resolution and be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. It is expected to sport 6GB RAM with options for either 64GB or 128GB  expandable storage and launch running on Android Oreo.  These specs are in line with a previous report and in the camera department, the U12+ is speculated to come with dual 8MP selfie cameras on the slim top bezel and its design and placement is akin to the recently introduced HTC U11 EYEs. On the rear, it’s said to feature a pair of 16MP + 12MP cameras. The device could be powered by a 3420mAh battery and is expected to come with the updated HTC Edge Sense 2.0. Also, due to some development issues, the launch date of the HTC U12+ has reportedly been delayed to early May.  Additionally, Blass says that the company is also working on a pair of less expensive bezel-less smartphones codenamed Breeze and Breeze+. The smartphones are expected to hit the markets branded as the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ respectively. The HTC Desire 12 will reportedly be powered by a yet to be known MediaTek SoC and feature a 5.5-inch screen with an 18:9 display aspect ratio. It is said to feature 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM, come with a 13MP and 5MP rear and front cameras respectively and could be backed by a 2730mAh battery. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:03 pm
A slew of Xiaomi products are going up for sale today at 12 PM via Flipkart like the Mi LED Smart TV 4, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5 and the recently launched Mi LED Smart TV 4A. All these devices will also be available via and Mi Homes as well, and there is also some launch offers with the devices.  Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro, Mi LED Smart TV 4, Smart TV 4A price, offers: Starting with the Redmi Note 5, the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant of the smartphone is priced at Rs 9,999 and its 4GB RAM/64GB ROM model costs Rs 11,999. The Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/32GB ROM variant and costs Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB model.  The Mi LED Smart TV 4A comes in a 32-inch and 43-inch models, which are priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 22,999 respectively. Also, the 55-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4 will be available priced at Rs 39,999.  For offers, Xiaomi has partnered with Jio to offer a Rs 2,200 instant cashback to the telcos prime subscribers with the Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and the Mi LED Smart TV 4A. In case of the smartphones, the customer needs to perform an activation recharge on the device with Rs 198 or Rs 299 plan and the TV buyers need to purchase a new JioFi device, priced at Rs 999, and perform a recharge of Rs 198 or Rs 299.  In both the cases, the cashback will be credited to a user’s MyJio account in the form of 40 vouchers, each worth Rs 50. The Mi IR Cable worth Rs 299 is free with both the Mi Smart TV 4A and the Smart TV 4. Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Specifications:  Both the Redmi Note 5 smartphones feature a thin-bezel design with an 18:9 display aspect ratio and sport a 5.99-inch full HD+ screen with a 2160x1080p resolution. The Redmi Note 5 is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC and comes with a single 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture lens and an LED flash. The front camera is features a 5MP sensor with an LED flash and is capable of recording full HD videos. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 platform and on the rear, it’s equipped with a dual 12MP + 5MP sensors. While on the front, you get a 20MP camera with Selfie-light on the front. Both the smartphones are powered by a 4000mAh battery, come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Mi LED Smart TV 4, Smart TV 4A specs: Starting off with the Mi LED Smart TV 4, it features a slim, thin-bezel design and runs on Patchwall OS. It is powered by a 64 bit Amlogic processor with Mali T830 GPU and the OS it runs on is a fork of Android (but no Google Play store available). It features a 55-inch 4K HDR display with a 10-bit panel and 60Hz refresh rate. For audio, it is equipped with 16W speakers and claims of delivering Dolby + DTS Cinema quality sound. In terms of connectivity, the Smart TV comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3-HDMI ports (1 ARC), 1-USB 3.0 port and 1-USB 2.0 port. You can check out our review of the Mi LED Smart TV 4 here.   Coming to the Mi LED Smart TV 4A, it is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Amlogic processor with 1GB RAM and with 8GB ROM. The device is equipped with two 10 Watts stereo speakers and supports DTS sound. It comes in the two earlier mentioned 43-inch and 32-inch variants and the former model is capable of streaming full HD videos, whereas the 32-inch option can handle HD ready (720p) video playback. For connectivity, both variants of the Smart TV 4A feature Wi-Fi, Ethernet, an earphone out, and an AV port. The 43-inch model sports 3 USB, 3 HDMI and an S/PDIF port, whereas the 32-inch model comes with 2 USB ports and 3 HDMI ports. The TVs run on Patchwall OS. Read our spec comparison of the Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4A 43-inch vs competition here.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 11:03 am
For today’s deals offer, we have some of the best discounts listed on gaming titles and they are available at super reduced prices. There is also a gaming console thrown in the mix along with a couple of Bluetooth speakers and some other gadgets.  Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Assassin's Creed Origins, Rainbow Six Siege Deal Price: Rs 22,990 The gaming console comes pre-bundled with Assassin's Creed Origins and Rainbow Six Siege gaming titles. There is a no-cost EMI on the device starting at Rs 1,916 and customers can also get up to Rs 6,000 off on exchange. You can buy it here.  Logitech G300s Optical Gaming Mouse Deal Price: Rs 1,199 The wired gaming mouse features a max acceleration speed of 20g, which is tolerable from a device at this price range. It sports 250-2500 dpi resolution and comes with six extra buttons. You can buy the mouse here.  Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) Deal Price: Rs 1,655 A lot of effort has gone into the open world RPG which dishes out a well enthralling story and gripping gameplay. The game looks beautiful, even more so if you own a 4K HDR TV. You can buy the game here.  Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) Deal Price: Rs 1,589 The game needs no introduction amongst enthusiasts. It is able to keep up with the player’s expectations from the franchise finale and delivers a much needed thrilling adventure which was missing in the genre. You can buy it here.  Doom (PS4) Deal Price: Rs 945 Bethesda has remade the legendary game with all the blood and gore one would expect, and then some. If you like mashing some demons, along with the super bosses which drop-in from time to time, and showing off your shooting/slashing skills, you can buy the game at a highly discounted price here.  F&D IT180X 2.0 TV Soundbar Deal Price: Rs 4,999 If high fidelity is your thing and you are on the lookout for a decent soundbar to pair with your opulent TV set, the F&D IT180X 2.0 TV Soundbar is available with a highly discounted price. The device comes with a 3-inch full range driver and a 1-inch tweeter per channel. It sports Bluetooth connectivity as well and you can buy the device here.  Philips HTL1032 Deal Price: Rs 4,590 The Bluetooth soundbar speaker comes with a subwoofer and supports aux-in and USB connectivity as well. The soundbar is equipped with 2 drivers with 4 Ohm impedance rating. There is also a 5.35-inch subwoofer driver for bass-heads. You can buy the device here.  Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51 Deal Price: Rs 53,990 The Acer Nitro 5 is a laptop meant for gamers and is powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM with 1TB HDD and features a 15.6-inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display. You can buy it with 25% down payment and a no-cost EMI option starting at Rs 6,749 per month. There is also up to Rs 10,000 off on exchange with your old laptop. You can buy the gaming laptop here. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 7:03 am
Apple India has partnered with ICICI Bank and is offering cashback on its iPhones, iPads, MacBook and the Apple Watchs. Buyers will receive a cashback of up to Rs 10,000 with the purchase of these products. However, the offer is applicable only on transactions made on EMI, using an ICICI credit card, and is valid from March 12 to April 15, 2018.  It should be noted that the cashback offer is valid only for offline purchases and while using credit cards at Pinelabs/ Plutus POS terminal machines or payment gateways. The applicable cashback will be credited back to the user’s account within 90 days from the date of transaction. Also, there is a 13 percent interest on selecting EMI tenure of 6 or 9 months and 15 percent interest if one opts for EMI of 8 or 24 months.  On buying the company’s flagship iPhone X, using ICICI bank credit card, one will receive a Rs 10,000 cashback. With the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, there is a cashback of Rs 8000 and under the offer, buyers will get Rs 4,000 cashback for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. A cashback of Rs 3,000 is eligible for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6S Plus and there’s a Rs 2,000 cashback on the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6. Additionally, iPad and Apple Watch buyers will avail cashback of Rs 5,000 under the offer and there is a Rs 10,000 cashback on MacBooks as well.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:03 am
It looks like Spotify might soon be making its way into India. ET Tech reports that during the company’s investor day presentation, the company’s Co-Founder and CEO, Daniel Ek said that the company may be towards a launch of the service in India. “We are working on launching in some of the biggest markets in the world, including India, Russia, and Africa which has a very rich musical culture,” Ek said. Ek didn't reveal details about when the company wants to launch the services in the country, but in its public offering filing, the company had revealed that it had leased an office in Mumbai. It also noted that it has 308 employees in aggregate in India as well as a number of other countries such as Spain, Belgium, Singapore and more.  The music streaming service is one of the few big players that have yet to enter the Indian market. Google, Apple and Amazon have already launched their own streaming services in the country in the form of Play Music, Apple Music, and Prime Music. Amazon’s Prime Music subscription also offers other benefits such as Prime Video as well as free faster delivery options and early access to select deals. On top of this, there are also domestic competitors in the form of Gaana, Saavn and more that offer services at a very low cost. So Spotify may end up face an uphill task in order to get Indian subscribers to avail its services. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 4:03 am
Samsung’s flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus are now up for sale in India via Flipkart, Samsung Shop and the company’s offline stores. The devices were unveiled by the smartphone manufacturer at MWC 2018 and they feature upgraded hardware, major improvements in the camera department and more, as compared to their predecessors.  Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus price and launch offers: Samsung has priced the 64GB variant of the Galaxy S9 at Rs 57,900 and its 256GB model costs Rs 65,900. The Galaxy S9 Plus costs Rs 64,900 for the 64GB model and is priced at Rs 72,900 for the 256GB ROM option. There is also a 128GB variant of the S9 and the S9 Plus that is not available in India. For launch offers, Samsung has partnered with HDFC bank and is offering Rs 6,000 cashback while purchasing the smartphones using the company’s debit and credit card. Using Paytm Mall, buyers can also get Rs 6,000 cashback when they buy the device online or offline. Additionally, the company is doling out an extra Rs 6,000 off on exchange with the mobile phones.  There are also some more offers with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Reliance Jio subscribers can choose an annual plan priced at Rs 4,999 to receive 1 TB of high speed 4G data along with unlimited voice and SMS. Also, new and existing Vodafone postpaid customers will avail free Netflix subscription for a year on the company’s Red plans starting Rs 999 till April 30, 2018 and prepaid subscribers recharging with Rs 199 will get 1.4GB data per day along with unlimited calling and an additional 10GB data every month on ten subsequent recharges. Users can also buy the smartphoes from Airtel on a down payment of Rs 9,900 and shell out Rs 2,499 for 24 months, during which they will receive 2TB of data. There is also a Double Data offer with the Airtel Infinity Postpaid plans and opting-in with the Infinity 499 pack users get unlimited calls, 80 GB data and a one year Amazon Prime membership for free. With the Infinity 799 pack, they will avail 120GB data with unlimited calling and a free child connection with the one year Amazon Prime membership. With both the plans, users will get offer free subscription to Wynk Music and Airtel TV. Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus specifications: Coming to the hardware, both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus are equipped with a quad HD super AMOLED panel but with a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screen size respectively. They are powered by the company’s own Exynos 9810 SoC and feature AR Emojis, which use facial expressions for creating animated Emojis. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus sport 4GB and 6GB RAM respectively, and come with an option of expanding the onboard storage up to 400GB via a microSD card.  Camera setups on both the smartphones are capable of varying the aperture lens between f/1.5 and f/2.4. The Galaxy S9 is equipped with a 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel autofocus sensor and the Galaxy S9 Plus features a dual-rear camera setup with a 12MP sensor with wide-angle lens and another 12MP sensor with a telephoto lens. The two devices come with an 8MP front facing camera with f/1.7 aperture lens and autofocus feature and their main camera can also record 960fps super slow-mo videos.  The Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus are backed by a 3000mAh and 3500mAh battery respectively. They are launched running on Android Oreo out-of-the-box, are IP68 certified dust and water resistant and feature AKG Acoustics tuned dual speaker. You can read our first impressions of the smartphones here and an in-depth explanation of how the variable aperture tech works on the devices here.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:03 am
Ford has decided to standardise the safety technology equipment onboard most of its cars in USA by grouping all of them together under Co-Pilot360. As the name suggests, Co-Pilot360 is a group of driver assistance technologies that aim to provide 360-degree assistance to drivers on the road. This safety technology package will include pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane maintenance assistance and auto high beam, along with a more commonplace rear view camera. Furthermore, Ford has also announced that all of its new cars, SUVs, crossovers and trucks will be privy to the Co-Pilot360 in USA, making it the first non-luxury carmaker to standardise advanced safety technology across most of its lineup. The new 2019 Ford Edge will become the first car to get the Co-Pilot360 package, following which it will roll out to more cars this year. Ford also intends to improve this package, with ADAS systems like adaptive cruise control with autonomous stop-go control, lane centering, evasive steering assist, reverse brake assist and collision mitigation to be made available simultaneously, but only with a 'premium' tag. This means that for the more efficient features of ADAS units, Ford's customers will inevitably need to pay more. For the Indian market, though, these features are likely reserved for a later date in the future. In India, luxury car makers like Mercedes-Benz and Volvo have been the first to roll out advanced driver assistance functions in their cars. Given the value sensitivity among Indian customers, it is likely to be difficult for mid-market players like Ford to strike an effective balance in terms of car pricing. Adding advanced technology certainly makes a car more lucrative, but adds on to the overall cost of engineering and production. It remains to be seen how Ford approaches this - they may become the first mass-market company to offer ADAS safety technologies and leverage that benefit, or wait to see if car buyers in the country would be willing to pay more for these advanced features. Safety features still unfortunately take a lower rank in the priority chart for Indian car buyers. However, with a larger percentage of car buyers steadily opting to pay more for better equipment and features, India may soon see an influx of technology-heavy cars even in the mainstream car categories.
Author: (Souvik Das)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:03 am
Huawei is expected to launch its P20 series of smartphones on March 27. But it seems like one of the variants, The P20 Lite, is already up for sale via the company’s Polish website. As per the listing, the device is priced at PLN 1,599, which is roughly Rs 30,000. Besides the price of the phone, the listing also confirms some of the specs of the device. The phone features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with a 19:9 display aspect ratio. There is also an iPhone X-like notch that houses the earpiece, camera and sensors. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC with 4GB RAM. It offers 64GB of inbuilt storage and is equipped with a 3000mAh battery with fast charging. At the back of the device is a vertically stacked dual-rear camera setup consisting of 16MP + 2MP cameras the help it take Bokeh shots. Other features include NFC, face recognition and Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. To recall, Huawei is expected to launch the P20 Lite alongside the standard P20 and the P20 pro smartphone at an event on March 27 in Paris. The Huawei P20 Pro is tipped to feature a triple camera setup with f/1.6 and f/2.4 aperture lenses in two of the sensors. The standard P20 is expected to feature a standard dual-camera setup. Both these devices are expected to feature LDAF, as well as an infrared-based colour temperature sensor. Additionally, its said that the P20 will pack a 3400mAh battery, whereas the P20 Pro might be backed by a 4000mAh battery. In terms of camera, the P20 Pro is tipped ot feature a triple camera setup and it could feature f/1.6 and f/2.4 aperture lens with two of the sensors. The P20 is also said to come with a dual rear-camera setup with same aperture lens, and both the devices could come with LDAF support, LED flash and an infrared-based colour temperature sensor as well.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 16, 2018, 2:03 am
Google has announced that will open source the image segmentation tools behind the Portrait Mode in its AI-powered camera. This move should allow other developers to integrate and utilise the Portrait Mode feature used by the company’s Pixel 2 smartphones. Thereby letting them create camera apps that offer better Portrait shots, even though they may feature a single camera.  The code, called DeepLab-v3+, is an image segmentation tool that allows the phone to differentiate between the foreground and background elements. The tool helps to categorise each pixel with labels like ‘sky’, or ‘person’. This lets it differentiate between the foreground and background. As a result, the device will be able to apply blurring effects between the background and foreground more accurately. Which is essentially the basis of a good Bokeh shot.  Liang-Chieh Chen and Yukun Zhu, Software Engineers, Google Research said in the company’s official blog post, “Modern semantic image segmentation systems built on top of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have reached accuracy levels that were hard to imagine even five years ago, thanks to advances in methods, hardware, and datasets. We hope that publicly sharing our system with the community will make it easier for other groups in academia and industry to reproduce and further improve upon state-of-art systems, train models on new datasets, and envision new applications for this technology.” It should also be noted that while other manufacturers also offer features similar to portrait mode, they usually require a secondary camera to judge depth. Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones offer the feature through the use of a single camera. Further, the camera used on the two Pixel 2 devices is also regarded as one of the best you can get on a smartphone right now.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 12:03 pm
Lenovo’s upcoming G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play, E5 and E5 Plus have reportedly received their certifications in Asia. As per Nashville Chatter, the devices have passed from NBTC and TKDN, which are similar to China's TENNA, and certify phones in Thailand and Indonesia respectively. The Moto G6 series of smartphones have been spotted on NBTC with the Moto G6 sporting model number XT1925-7, Moto G6 Plus with XT1926-5 and Moto G6 Play with XT1922-1. Moto E5 Play with the serial number Moto XT1944-6 was also seen on the same website. The Moto XT1924-3, which is speculated to be the Moto E5, has been certified by TKDN in Indonesia.  With the Moto series of smartphones receiving certifications, it’s possible that teh company may unveil the devices soon. Leaks and rumours of the devices have also been making the rounds of the internet for quite a while. The report by Nashville Chatter doesn't reveal much about the Moto G6 Plus, except that it might be powered by Snapdragon's 630 SoC with 4GB RAM and could be backed by a 3250mAh battery. This is in line with a previous leak of the smartphone where its renders were outed. The company seems to have gone near bezel-less with the smartphone, as hinted by the earlier renders. It is tipped to sport a metallic build with a curved glass back, and is seen featuring a dual-rear camera setup, which is similar to the one seen on the Moto X4. Nashville Chatter's report also states that the G6 Plus might be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. It is tipped to sport a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080p resolution, pack a 3250mAh battery and will most likely launch with Android 8.0 Oreo. The renders tip at soft navigation keys and a front-facing fingerprint scanner, even though the smartphone comes with an 18:9 display aspect ratio.  Noted tipster Evan Blass had also recently posted a leaked render of the Moto E5 Plus. The smartphone can be seen with a taller 18:9 display aspect ratio and its rear panel and the camera modules are clearly inspired by the Moto X4. The rear camera comes with two cut-outs for lenses, however, Blass said that one of them doesn’t house a lens after some media publications mistook it for a dual camera setup. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 11:03 am
  Picking the best deals from the plethora of offers is no small task but we have compiled a list of top deals which will save you some bills. Today we have found good deals and discounts being offered on the MacBook Air, sound devices like headphones, smartphones, speakers and soundbar, and many more gadgets. So let’s take a look.  Philips IN- HTL1041/94 40 W Bluetooth Soundbar Deals Story: Rs 5,499 The Philips Bluetooth soundbar has a power output of 40W and comes with an external subwoofer which has a max power output of 18W. The device sports a 2.1 configuration and an aux input for connectivity. You can buy it here. Apple MacBook Air MQD32HN/A 13.3-inch Laptop 2017 Deal Price: Rs 56,300 The Apple MacBook Air 2017 is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. It features a 13.3-inch screen and comes integrated with Intel HD 6000 graphics. You can buy the laptop here. Samsung Galaxy S7  Deal Price: Rs 22,990 The smartphone has received a 50 percent discount and is also available on a no-cost EMI starting at Rs 2,555 per month. Customers can also get Rs 18,000 off on exchange. You can buy it here.  Samsung Galaxy On Nxt Deal Price: Rs 11,900 The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD display and comes with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. It is powered by the company’s own Exynos 7870 SoC which is paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM. You can buy the smartphone here.  Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime  Deal Price: Rs 11,990 The smartphone is equipped with the Exynos 7870 SoC and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. It features a 5.5-inch full HD display and comes with a 13MP sensor for both the front and rear cameras. You can buy the smartphone here.  Samsung LS22F355FHWXXL 21.5-inch LED Monitor Deal Price: Rs 7,395 The Samsung monitor sports a full HD resolution and flicker-free technology. It features a LED-backlit panel and has a response time of 5ms. You can buy it here. Logitech MK 220 Desktop Wireless Laptop Keyboard  Deal Price: Rs 1,155 The wireless keyboard mouse combo comes with a USB 2.0 wireless adapter which is used to connect to a system. You can buy the device here. JBL C100SI In-Ear Headphones Deal Price: Rs 749 The headphones come with JBL sound signature and feature one button with a mic. The device features 9mm drivers and comes with 3 ear tips of varying sizes. You can buy the in-ear headphones here. Philips Spa75B/94 speaker Deal Price: Rs 867 The speaker comes with Bluetooth connectivity but doesn’t come with an onboard battery, thus drawing power via a USB cable. It boasts of 2.0 channel sound and can be used with a laptop, smartphone or any other device with Bluetooth. You can buy it here.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 9:03 am
After partnering with Cashify for bringing the Mi Exchange Program offline to the Mi Home stores back in November 2017, Xiaomi has now extended the program to its online channel as well. One can now exchange their old smartphone to obtain a voucher, which can be used for purchasing a new Xiaomi handset from the company’s website,  Xiaomi says that the best exchange price will be based on a phone’s condition and current market price. In order to make use of the new scheme, a user needs to access the Mi Exchange page by visiting There, they will be able to choose an eligible smartphone for exchange from the list of supported devices. Select smartphones from Xiaomi, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola, Micromax, Gionee, Oppo, Asus, Lenovo, OnePlus, Huawei, Vivo, LeTV and Google are listed under the exchange program and after selection, they will be shown an estimated exchange value.  Users then need to provide their IMEI numbers and accept the terms and conditions after which their Mi account will be instantly credited with the exchange value coupon. The coupon can be used on while purchasing a new smartphone. It should be noted that the coupon is not eligible for use offline at Mi home stores. It will only be eligible for 15 days from the time it’s issued and cannot be redeemed while purchasing accessories.  Also, the smartphone being exchanged shouldn’t have cracks on screen or dents and should be in working condition with all security measures like screen lock, cloud-based accounts removed and it will be picked up when the newly bought device is being delivered. In case Xiaomi finds that the smartphone being exchanged is not eligible, the order will be cancelled and the full amount will be refunded.
Author: (Shubham Sharma)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:03 am
Expanding its entry-level "full-frame mirrorless' line-up, Sony India on Thursday launched the "A7 III" versatile camera with a newly-developed 24.2MP back-illuminated "Exmor R CMOS" image sensor. "A7 III" will be available from March 26 for Rs 1,64,990 (body only). The bundle kit (A7 III body and 28-70 lens) will cost Rs 1,79,990, the company said in a statement. The camera comes with fast shooting at up to 10 frames-per-second (fps) with either mechanical shutter or silent shooting and diverse 4K4 video capabilities. It has an updated "BIONZ X" processing-engine that boosts processing speed by nearly 1.8 times compared to the A7 II. Sony added "4D FOCUS" capabilities and has 425 contrast autofocus points that work with a 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system system that covers approximately 93 per cent of the frame. "A7 III" packs high-precision stabilisation that uses sensors and algorithms to achieve a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage in a system that compensates five types of camera shake with a wide range of lenses. The device is equipped with an updated image processing system that allows it to shoot full resolution images at up to 10 frames-per-second (fps) with continuous, accurate AF/auto exposure tracking for up to 177 standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images. With an impressive ISO range of 100 to 51200 (expandable up to ISO 50 to 204800 for still images) and an overall 1.5-stop improvement in image quality, the camera features a massive 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivity settings. "A7 III" also offers 4K video recording across the full width of the full-frame image sensor. The battery life has been extended as well with up to 710 shots per charge. Sony India claims that the camera offers world's longest battery life for any mirrorless camera.
Author: (IANS)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:03 am
Amazon may have been secretive about how well its Prime Video has been doing worldwide, but leaked documents obtained by Reuters reveals the company’s bet on original programming is paying off. Around 26 million customers in the US watched Prime Video from 2014 to early 2017. The documents also reveal metrics for 19 Amazon exclusive shows. These metrics, which have never been reported before, includes their cost, viewership, number of people they helped subscribe to Prime and more. Analysts estimate that these Prime Original shows account for around a quarter of total Prime sign-ups from late 2014 to early 2017. Prime Video has been one of the biggest expenditures at $5 billion per year, according to Reuter’s sources, but the documents reveal that the high costs actually do help in converting video watchers into online shoppers. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had openly admitted that it uses entertainment to drive people to buy more merchandise. Bezos told Reuters that film and TV viewers renew their subscriptions and convert from free trials at higher rates, than members who do not stream videos on Prime. Essentially, according to Reuters, Amazon looks at the first show that a subscriber has streamed after their sign up and then calculates how expensive it was to acquire the viewer by dividing the cost of making the show by the number of ‘first streams’ it had. The documents however do not reveal how profitable Amazon’s video business is. Amazon’s exclusive motoring series, “The Grand Tour” has been particularly notable of having more than 1.5 million first streams for Prime members worldwide, at $49 per subscriber in the first season. In comparison to the 26 million US subscribers of Prime Video, Netflix had more viewers than Amazon in the first quarter of last year. Although it is not known how many of them were active viewers.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:03 am
Twitter is reportedly working on a camera-first feature that will let advertisers combine location-based photos and videos with "Twitter Moments" -- curated stories about whats happening around -- to sponsor events or place ads in between tweeted posts, media reported. According to a report in CNBC on Thursday, the move is seen to rival Snap Inc. which has been popular with advertisers. "With this change, the emphasis on the platform would change from text to video and images, giving advertisers a competitor to one of Snap's most popular advertising opportunities," three senior agency executives familiar with the development were quoted as saying in the report. Snap collects location-based snaps around certain topics and displays them together as a highlighted post on its Discover tab -- a feature that has proven popular with advertisers. Twitter's feature would work in a similar way in Twitter Moments. However, it is unclear when the feature would launch and it could still be refined significantly or scrapped entirely, the report said. Twitter has been going after new advertising business after it posted its first profit. The company reported $87 million in data licensing and other non-advertising revenue, up 10 per cent from a year earlier. Ad revenue rose one per cent to $644 million. Twitter reported a net profit of $91.1 million, compared to a loss of $167.1 million, a year earlier.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 5:03 am
Xiaomi has launched its latest smart fitness device, the Mi Body Composition Scale in India priced at Rs 1,999. Alongside measuring the body weight, users can keep track of other statistics like BMI, bone mass, body fat, muscle mass and more. The weighing scale will be exclusively available via the company’s website from Thursday at 12 PM. It will be available only in a white colour model. The Scale features a minimalistic, sleek design and sports polished glass with an anti-slip finish. Xiaomi says that the Mi Body Composition Scale makes use of "10 precise data points” for providing accurate body composition statistics. It shows muscle mass, visceral fat, BMI, bone mass, basal metabolism, water content, body score, body fat, weight, and more. It sports an LED display that lights up for displaying information three seconds after stepping on the device and comes with a ‘unique’ light sensor, which automatically adjusts brightness for improved readability.  The company says that using a series of complex algorithms and advanced Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), the Mi Body Composition Scale produces accurate body data stats. The device is capable of identifying between children and adults, and can also store up to 16 user profiles. It uses four standard AAA batteries and can be connected to the Mi Fit app access as it comes with Bluetooth 4.0. The app provides insight into the user’s health with by syncing data from the weighing scale and displaying it in graphs and charts.  The Mi Body Composition Scale weighs 1.6KG and has a reading precision of 50 grams with the weighing range lying between 5 to 150kg. It is compatible with devices running on Android 4.4 and above, as well as iOS 8.0 and above. 
Author: (Shubham Sharma)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 5:03 am
Besides a slew of new movies and even a TV show, fans of Star Trek have another reason to rejoice. Popular language learning app, Duolingo has introduced a new course that allows users to learn Klingon. A language spoken by the extraterrestrial race of the same name in the sci-fi series. As with other languages in Duolingo, the course guides users through the various phrases and words used by the fictional Klingon people. While the Klingon race may not be real, the language itself is. It was created by American Linguist, Marc Okrand for the show. The language has been used by self-professed trekkies and is an integral part of geekdom. Duolingo states at the start of the course, “Klingon is the constructed language spoken by the fictional extraterrestrial Klingon species in the Star Trek universe. Created by Marc Okrand, the language itself is centered around spacecraft, warfare, and weaponry — but it also reflects the directness and sense of humor of the Klingon culture. For example, the closest word you can use to express "hello" is "nuqneH," which actually means "What do you want?". There are also plenty of insults, as it is considered an art form.” The app and the course are free, but users can pay a little extra to remove advertisements. Once you are through with the course, you will have (hopefully) mastered enough of the language to head over to the next Star Trek convention of convention and say “tlhIngan Hol vIyaj, ” or “I understand Kingon.” Of course, if you prefer Game of Thrones to Star Trek, then you could even give High Valyrian a shot. Qapla' batlh je!
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 3:03 am
HP has launched its latest Omen X series of gaming devices in India, which includes the Omen X notebook, desktop, a compact desktop with VR backpack, an HP Windows MR headset and some gaming accessories such as the Omen Headset 800, Mouse 600, Steel Series gaming keyboard and mouse pad. As a pre-booking offer, the company is bundling the OMEN X compact desktop with the HP MR Headset, Omen Headset, Omen Keyboard and the Omen Mouse. Also, the Omen X notebook will come pre-bundled with the Omen Headset, Omen Mouse, Omen Mouse Pad and 1TB HDD.  The company has priced the HP Omen X notebook starting at Rs 2,10,990 and it will be available from March 20. The OMEN X Compact Desktop with VR Backpack is available now starting at INR 2,94,988 and the OMEN X desktop will be available from June 2018, starting at Rs 4,49,999. The HP Windows MR Headset is now available starting at Rs 51,187, the Omen Headset 800 is priced at Rs 6,999, whereas the Omen Mouse 600 will cost Rs 4,999. The Omen Steel Series Gaming Keyboard and the Steel Series mouse pad are priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 2,199 respectively.  HP Omen X notebook The HP Omen X gaming notebook is powered by 7th Generation unlocked Intel Core i7 CPU, which is coupled with factory-overclocked GPU of up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and VR support. It comes with a 17-inch full HD display with refresh rate options of 120Hz and 144Hz and in terms of storage, customers can choose from a PCIe SSD+HDD setup or a standalone 1 TB HDD option. The device sports a mechanical keyboard with  2.5mm key travel, N-key rollover and per key RGB LED lighting.  The laptop features DTS headphone support with simulated sound surround, and comes with dual-speakers by Bang & Olufsen. There is also the Omen Command Center Software for customising and overclocking the laptop’s hardware. HP says that the notebook features thermal management features with high-end fans and an integrated vapour chamber with four 3.5mm heat pipes. It comes with custom lighting options and a translucent window, which allows users to peek inside the laptop.  For connectivity, the notebook comes with three USB 3.0 Type A, two Thunderbolt 3-certified USB 3.1 Type C ports, an HDMI 2.0a port with HDR support, a Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet port and a multi-format media card reader. There is a single panel for accessing all the replaceable components like HDD, SSD and RAM, and it also features dual audio jack and one mic-in port. OMEN X Compact Desktop with VR Backpack The Omen X compact desktop by HP is equipped with high-performance hardware and comes with a VR backpack, making it portable and obviously, VR ready. The device is available in 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and unlocked Core i7 variants. It comes with a factory-overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, which can handle 4K gaming with the Omen Command Center for overclocking and the DTS Headphone support. The Omen X compact desktop comes with a docking station, which allows users to access gaming accessories wirelessly. As the device is built with portable gaming in mind, it comes included with four batteries and a charging dock and allows hot-swapping batteries, while using the system. The fan exhausts, vents and mounting plate positions are angled so that the generated heat is dissipated away from the user while the device is mounted.  Omen X Desktop  The HP Omen X desktop can be customised with up to dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and dual AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPUs. It is powered by the latest Intel Core i9 Processor, which is unlocked for overclocking and is VR ready.  HP says that the desktop comes with superior thermal management features like a tri-chamber design for separate components and optimized thermals with dedicated cooling in each chamber. The PC also supports installation of up to three 120mm liquid cooling radiators with top-mounted exhaust vents and a stand, which lifts the case for ventilation.HP will also be selling an empty Omen X chassis to customers who are interested in building their own PC.  Similar to the Omen X laptop, the Omen X desktop also comes with the control software, allowing users to customise the LED lights and make brightness modifications in real time. The Omen X desktop also comes with a hidden toolkit in its case.  The HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset features two 1440x1440p resolution displays and comes with ‘double-padded’ headset and an easy-adjustment knob for quickly altering the size of the headband fit the user's head. OMEN by HP Accessories HP has added new gaming accessories to its Omen ecosystem with the Omen 1100 mechanical keyboard, which comes with N-key rollover for anti-ghosting, the Omen mouse 600 with mechanical switches for durability and the Omen headset 800, which the company says comes with boosted overall acoustic performance and a specifically tuned audio profile for clear speech.
Author: (Shubham Sharma)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 3:03 am
Google has announced that users will now be able to use the Google Assistant in Hindi. The company notes that Assistant in Hindi is rolling out to all devices running Android Marshmallow 6.0 and above. However, the company notes that the feature would soon be coming to Android Lollipop, iPhones and Android Oreo (Go Edition) devices. In order to access the Hindi Google Assistant, users will have to set their device language to Hindi, and update their Google Search app to the latest version.  Purvi Shah, Technical Program Manager, Assistant stated, “The Google Assistant is truly Indian, it’s your helpful dost that speaks our language and understands the things you care about, from finding biryani recipes, to pulling up the latest cricket score, or finding directions to the nearest ATM. In order to make it even more useful to Indians over time, developers and businesses can now build Actions for the Hindi Assistant through the developer platform Actions on Google. Once an action is built, you can just say ‘Ok Google, talk to’ and access the service or content straight through your Google Assistant.” It should be noted that Google Assistant was available in Hindi earlier, but its features were limited. With the new update, users will be able to ask questions like “Sabse kareeb Punjabi restaurant kahaan hain?” or “Cricket ka score kya hain?” Users can even give it instructions such as “Kal subah mujhe saat baje jagaao,” or “Selfie kheencho.” There is also an official site where users can learn the different commands they can give to the Assistant in Hindi. You can access it by clicking here. Google Assistant in Hindi is already available in the company's Allo app and a special version of the Assistant was made available for the JioPhone.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 1:03 am
The Vivo V9 smartphone has been listed on the company’s Indian website ahead of its offical unveiling on March 23. The listing gives away the design and entire specifications of the mobile phone. The notch is now confirmed and houses  the earpiece and the front facing camera. The device sports a thin-bezel design and comes with vertically stacked dual-rear cameras. As per the listing, it will be launched in Pearl Black and Gold colour variants. Funnily enough, it is priced at 1 crores as per the listing, which is most likely just a placeholder. Howver, since then Vivo has taken down the page and replaced with with another test page. The images on the website tips at metal unibody design with a rear placed fingerprint scanner. In terms of specifications, the smartphone will be powered by the octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It features a 6.3-inch full HD+ IPS display with a 2280 x 1080p resolution. It will be powered by a 3260mAh battery and launch running on Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.  On the rear, the Vivo V9 is equipped with a 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup. It comes with a 24MP front facing camera with AI and AR-based features like gender detection, AI face beauty, and AR Stickers. Both cameras have an f/2.0 aperture lens. The device sports triple slots, two for nano SIMs and one for a dedicated microSD card. It also features a ‘Game Mode’ option, which could work by clearing background apps for delivering a smoother gaming experience.  Connectivity options on the device include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi with support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, GPS, USB 2.0 with OTG support, and FM Radio. It also features all standard sensors like ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope. The handset measures 154.8x75x7.9mm and weighs 150 grams.
Author: (Shubham Sharma)
Posted: March 15, 2018, 1:03 am
Vivo will now launch its V9 smartphone on March 23. The comapny had initally planned tro launch the device on March 27. The phone will feature an iPhone X-like notch on the top of its display. The company has not revealed any details of the smartphone, except for teasing it in pictures on social media. Ahead of its unveiling, the specifications of the device along with its prices have been leaked online. In a separate leak, new images of the smartphone have been posted online, along with its retail box which reveals its design. The first leak comes from @bang_gogo_ via Twitter, who has posted screenshots of the device from an e-commerce website in Indonesia. It is listed at IDR 4,999,000 (Rs 23,600 approx) on the website and a previous report tipped that the Vivo V9 could be priced at Rs 25,000 in India and come with a dual-rear camera setup, along with a 24MP front-facing camera. As per the images, it features a 6.0-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. It is tipped to be equipped with a Snapdragon 660 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The smartphone could sport a 12MP + 8MP dual-rear camera and as per the listing, it's running on FunTouch OS 4.0, which is base on Android 8.0 Oreo. Another Twitter user has posted alleged images of the smartphone, along with its retail box. The notch on the smartphone’s display is clearly visible and it looks slightly smaller than the one seen on the iPhone X. The device is almost bezel-less, except for the chin at the bottom and the volume rockers and the power key sits on the right edge of the device. Its retail box comes with the 'FIFA World Cup 2018' branding and the tagline “Perfect Shot, Perfect View”, hinting at the camera capabilities of the mobile phone.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 12:03 pm
Xiaomi is all set to launch a new budget phone, expectedly the Redmi 5, in India on Wednesday at 3PM. The smartphone has been teased by the company as a ‘Compact Powerhouse’ with a bigger yet compact display, better battery life, a slim design and with a front-facing camera. Like the Mi LED Smart TV 4A launch, the company will be live streaming the event via its website and other social media channels like Facebook and YouTube.  The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is expected to be in the price segment above the Redmi 5A (review) and below the Redmi Note 5 (review). The smartphone was launched in three variants in China and costs CNY 799 (Rs 8,200 approx) for the 2GB RAM/16GB ROM model, CNY 899 (Rs 9,300 approx) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage option, and CNY 1,099 (Rs 11,300 approx) for the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM variant. The Redmi 5 features a metal unibody design with a taller 18:9 display aspect ratio. It comes with a thin-bezel design and features a 5.7-inch HD+ screen with a resolution of 1440x720 pixels and is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. On the rear, the device comes with a 12MP rear camera, which sports a 1.25-micron pixel sensor. on the front is a 5MP sensor which the company says is capable of capturing “enhanced” portrait shots with the Beautify 3.0 feature.  The smartphone is powered by a 3300mAh battery and comes with a rear placed fingerprint sensor. It runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Coming to connectivity options, it supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi, and comes with a micro-USB port for charging.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 11:03 am
It’s raining deals today on Flipkart and Amazon and in our lister as well. There are some outlier gizmos as well, which you can buy at lowered prices and regular gadgets like smartphone, laptops and headphones are also included in today’s deals roundup.  Honor 9 Lite Deal Price: Rs 10,999 The Honor 9 Lite is powered by the Kirin 659 Processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It features a 5.65-inch full HD+ display and is equipped with a 13MP + 2MP dual and front rear cameras. You can buy the smartphone here. Canon EOS 1300D  Deal Price: Rs 23,990 The Canon EOS 1300D comes with an 18-55mm ISII Lens is an 18MP DSLR. Buyers will also get a free camera bag with the device, as long as the stocks last and the a 16GB SD card is included with it as well. The device has received an 28 percent discount and you can purchase it from here. Sony MDR-ZX110A On-Ear Stereo Headphones Deal Price: Rs 649 The Sony headphones sport 30mm dynamic driver units and come with high energy neodymium magnets. It sports an over the ear design and can be folded as well. You can buy the headphone here.  Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (OEM 64-bit) Deal Price: Rs 2,444 Microsoft’s latest OS, the Windows 10 Professional is available with a major discount of 62 percent. It should be noted that this is only the key for activating the OS and one will need to download the ISO from the company’s website. You can buy it here. HP 15-bs145tu 15.6-inch FHD Laptop  Deal Price: Rs 38,990 The HP laptop features an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8250U Processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive. The laptop features a 15.6-inch full HD Display and comes with integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics. It should be noted that the laptop is big on performance, owing to the new 8th gen Intel processor and at the price it’s being offered, this is a steal deal. It comes pre-integrated with DOS OS but read on if you want to get a laptop with Windows 10. you can buy the laptop here. Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Deal Price: Rs 43,990 The Acer laptop comes with the latest 8th Gen Core i5 Processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD. It features a 15.6-inch HD display and comes with the Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU You can buy it here.  Microsoft Xbox One S 500 GB with Forza Horizon 3 Deal Price: Rs 23,990 If you’re on the lookout to buy a gaming console, the Microsoft Xbox One S (500GB) is available with a 20 percent discount and is now priced at Rs 23,990. Along with the console, you will also receive a free copy of Forza Horizon 3. You can buy the device here. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Point and Shoot Camera Deal Price: Rs 3,499 The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is an instant camera which comes with a slimmer and lighter body as compared to its competitors, the company says. One needs to use the instant films for capturing photos, which are included with the camera and one can also buy them separately. You can buy it here.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 9:03 am
LG could launch its rumoured G7 flagship smartphone in May this year. As per an ETNews report, the LG G7 will cost 999,800 won (Rs 66,950 approx), which is 100,000 South Korean Won more than LG G6 in South Korea. Also, the company will reportedly brief three local network operators in the company’s home market on its specifications and features by next week.  The report also reveals some specs of the device. It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor. It may come with an OLED display and as the current rumours suggest, an iPhone X-like notch on the top.  As per the report, the LG G7 could feature a 16MP dual-rear camera with AI integration and could be backed by a 3000mAh battery. It will reportedly feature a quad DAC audio system as well and could be launched alongside a Plus variant of the LG G7. The Plus variant is speculated to pack more memory and storage than the standard model and the phones could reportedly be showcased by early May and go on sale in the same month. Also, as the G7’s release will be happening a bit later than expected. The report also notes that the company may even release a LG G7S later this year alongside the and the LG V40.  Previously leaked renders of the smartphone also hinted towards a dual-rear camera setup on the mobile phone. As the render was made based on the ongoing rumours of the smartphone, the device is featuring a notch as well and its design language seems to be carried over from the LG V30. In terms of specification, the device is tipped to feature a 6-inch OLED display with a resolution of 3120×1440 pixels. The report by ETNews also lines up with previous rumours, hinting at a Snapdragon 845 SoC with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 5:03 am
With 67 per cent Indian businesses hit by ransomware -- 38 per cent twice -- they are at a high risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits, a new report warned on Wednesday. While $13.74 million were spent by three per cent of the organisations worldwide to rectify the impact of ransomware, India's share remained the highest at $1.17 million, said global cybersecurity leader Sophos. "We're aware of cybercriminals unleashing four different ransomware families in half-hour increments to ensure at least one evades security and completes the attack," said Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Sales at Sophos India & Saarc. "Persistent cybercriminals are deploying multiple attack methods to succeed, whether using a mix of ransomware in a single campaign, taking advantage of a remote access opportunity, infecting a server or disabling security software," he added. The survey polled more than 2,700 IT decision-makers across mid-sized businesses in 10 countries worldwide, including India, the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Japan and South Africa. It said that 91 per cent Indian organisations claimed running up-to-date endpoint protection when impacted by ransomware. "Nearly 54 per cent devices are infected per organisation which is higher than the global average infections at 46.09 per cent. Healthcare sector was impacted the highest by ransomware, at 76 per cent," the findings showed. More than 70 percent surveyed do not have anti-exploit technology, which means these businesses are easy prey for data breaches and complex threats like WannaCrypt. Over 70 percent of IT professionals surveyed were unable to identify the correct definition of anti-exploit technology, despite how critical it is for modern attack prevention Nearly 89 per cent India respondents stated that malware threats have got more complex over the last year while 99 per cent businesses were optimistic about deploying Machine Learning (ML) technology. "Since traditional endpoint technologies are often unable to keep up with advanced exploit attacks used to compromise a system, Sophos has added predictive, deep learning capabilities to the newest version of its next-generation endpoint protection product, Sophos Intercept X," Sharma said. The findings showed that despite the intensity and magnitude of attacks, Indian businesses are still not prepared to defend against determined attackers.
Author: (IANS)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 4:03 am
Amazon India on Wednesday announced a partnership with Bengaluru-based talent management start-up HackerEarth for its first virtual Artificial Intelligence (AI) hackathon for Alexa in the country. This unique hackathon is aimed at building more engaging skills for Alexa, which is the Cloud-based voice assistant, including Amazon Echo. "The AI Hackathon with HackerEarth will showcase the potential of the developer community in India to build voice skills for Alexa," Dilip RS, Country Manager for Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon, said in a statement. The contest will encourage developers to think outside of the traditional application development approach and embrace a voice-first design approach. The participants will be given access to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) -- a set of free, self-service, public APIs that developers can utilise to easily create new experiences for Alexa. The ASK is a useful tool for independent developers, designers and brands to create new ways to engage Alexa. "It is a great honour to collaborate with Amazon India for the AI Hackathon. This hackathon will provide a platform for eager participants to create amazing new skills for Indian users,"said Sachin Gupta, CEO and Cofounder, HackerEarth. The registration process for hackathon will conclude on April 1.
Author: (IANS)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 4:03 am
WWDC, Apple’s annual developers conference will kick off on Monday, June 4 till Friday, June 8. The Cupertino giant will hold the conference once again at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Apple will hold a keynote address on Monday, June 4 where the company is expected to unveil the next iteration of its operating systems. iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 as well as new firmware for HomePod. There is also likely to be a ‘One more thing’ moment at WWDC this year as there are strong rumours of an entry-level MacBook Air along with a new lineup of iPad Pro models equipped with Face ID. Apple has opened registration for the event and developers can register to attend from today. The registration will be open till March 22 10AM Pacific Time. However, registration alone is not confirmation. Like every year, Apple will choose WWDC attendees based on a lottery system. Tickets to WWDC will be priced at $1,599 (roughly Rs 1 lakh) and only those who win the lottery will be eligible to buy the ticket. Developers must be a part of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of March 13, 2018 to enter the lottery.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 4:03 am
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 as its much teased 'Compact Powerhouse' smartphone. The company says that the device is 11 percent slimmer than its predecessor, the Redmi 4. It will be available in India in three variants, the 2GB RAM/16 ROM variant at Rs 7,999, the 3GB RAM/32GB storage option will cost Rs 8,999 and the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model is priced at Rs 10,999.    The Redmi 5 will go up for sale at 12PM on March 20 via Amazon,, Mi Home stores, and subsequently it will be available via offline retail partners as well. As part of the launch offers, the company is giving out an case free with the smartphone and Jio subscribers will receive Rs 2200 instant cashback along with 100GB of additional data. Further, buyers will also receive a five percent cashback when purchasing the device using an SBI credit card on Amazon and The company is also offering 90 percent off (up to Rs 400) for users on the purchase of their first Kindle eBook.   The device will be available in Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants. Same as the Redmi 5A, Xiaomi says that the Redmi 5 features dual pyrolytic sheet technology, which helps in heat dissipation, thus optimising the smartphone for Indian environmental conditions.   The Redmi 5 features a metal unibody design with reinforced corners and an 18:9 display aspect ratio. It sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440x720 pixels and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU.    In the camera department, the smartphone is equipped with a 12MP rear camera, which sports a 1.25-micron pixels, PDAF, HDR, f/2.2 aperture, and an LED flash. On the front is a 5MP sensor which is complemented with an LED light, which Xiaomi says is the first for a Redmi series handset, and the company says that it can capture “enhanced” portrait shots with the Beautify 3.0 feature.    The Redmi 5 is powered by a 3300mAh battery, which boasts of delivering one day of battery life under normal usage, 9 hours while gaming and 10 hours on video playback. It comes with a rear placed fingerprint sensor and runs on MIUI 9, which is based upon Android 7.1 Nougat. In terms of connectivity, it supports GPS, A-GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and comes with a micro-USB port for charging.
Author: (Shubham Sharma)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 3:03 am
Alcatel showcased the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone, the Alcatel 1X, at MWC 2018 and the company has now announced that the phone will soon be making its way to India. The lightweight operating system is designed specifically for smartphones running on low end specs. The company will be revealing the device’s price in india when it unveils the phone in the country. The smartphone features a taller 18:9 display aspect ratio, and comes pre-loaded with the Go series of apps like Google Go, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go and more, which are optimised to run on devices with less powerful hardware. The Alcatel X1 is powered by a MediaTek quad core processor and comes with 1GB RAM. It features a 5.3-inch display with a 960 x 480p resolution and sports a fingerprint scanner on the rear. The phone packs a 13MP sensor on the rear and on the front, it is equipped with an 8MP camera. Both the cameras come with a dedicated LED flash. The device is backed by a 2460mAh battery and it supports VoLTE as well.  “For nearly 20 years Alcatel has been a leader at delivering high quality, premium mobile technology experiences that are accessible to consumers around the world, with this launch we will enable many consumers to upgrade to a 4G Smartphone” said Mr. Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India. Apart from Alcatel, other smartphone manufacturers like Nokia, Micromax and Lava have also announced their Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphones. We were able to spend some time with the three smartphones at MWC 2018 and you can check out our first impressions of the Android Oreo (Go Edition) devices here.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 2:03 am
Fitbit has launched a new smartwatch called the Versa. The device is priced at Rs 19,999 and will be available from Q2 2018. On top of this, the company also plans to introduce a Special Edition of the device that would retail for Rs 21,999. Accessories for the Fitbit Versa range from Rs 2,499 to Rs 8,999. Fitbit says that the Versa is its lightest smartwatch yet, and offers all the features you can expect from a fitness centric smartwatch. This includes 24/7 heart rate tracking, on screen workouts and automatic sleep tracking. It also offers quick replies on Android, wallet-free payments and on-device music. The company also claims that the device can offer a battery life of over four days. Further, the watch can be used while swimming as it offers water resistance of up to 509 meters. The company notes that the the watch also comes with a relative SpO2 sensor, which may allow Fitbit to add health trackers to monitor disorders such as sleep apnea. The Fitbit Versa comes with Fitbit OS 2.0. The OS offers stats at a glance and the company says that it will get more personalised over time.  However, one of the most unique features of the Fitbit Versa is female health tracking. The watch will help female users log their menstrual cycles and record symptoms such  as headaches, acne and cramps. It also offers a dynamic cycle predictions for where the user is in her cycles and when she can expect her period. It will also give information about the menstrual cycle, ovulation, fertility and common misconceptions with educational content on the Fitbit blog through the Fitbit app.  “As the wearables category continues to grow, Fitbit Versa fills a critical need in the market by delivering a beautifully designed, full-featured smartwatch that is easy to use at a very competitive price,” stated James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit. “Versa brings consumers the advanced health and fitness features Fitbit is known for, along with broad compatibility across mobile platforms and 4+ days battery life to provide users with a better picture of their overall health, making it stand out from any smartwatch available today.” The company also noted that female health  tracking will be available on the Fitbit Iconic as well as to all Fitbit app users starting May 2018. As for the smartwatch itself, the device features a colour touchscreen with a brightness of 1000 nits. Accessories for the Versa include Classic accessories with stain resistant bands. Other accessories include Horween leather, Stainless steel, and a Designer collection. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 1:03 am
Pioneering theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. The renowned scientist changed our assumptions about Black holes in 1974 when he along with Roger Penrose proposed that some things do escape the gravitational clutches of black holes. His theory combined Quantum mechanics and the Theory of Relativity. According to his theory, some kind of particles had to defy the immense gravity of a black hole and radiate out. This radiation was named Hawking radiation. This changed our fundamental understanding of gravity today. However, for most people, Hawking was better known as the author of ‘Brief History of time’. The book condenses essential cosmological concepts in an easier manner for a non-specialist audience.   A bright child, Hawking started university at the age of 17 but at 21, Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, which gradually debilitated him leading to paralysis. His body was confined to the wheelchair and in 1985, due to tracheostomy, he also lost his voice as well. But that didn't stop him and the brilliant mind started using a computer-aided speech system. He once wrote, “My disabilities have not been a significant handicap in my field, which is theoretical physics. Indeed, they have helped me in a way, Hawking was recently seen on the Star Talk show, hosted by the well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He talked about what was there before the big bang. Hawking was a true celebrity. He appeared many times in Simpsons as well as many other TV shows including, Futurama, Star Trek, the Next Generation, Big Bang Theory and more. The 2014 movie ‘The Theory of Everything’, tries to capture the life and times of Stephen Hawking, starring Eddie Redmayne. He won the Academy Award for the best actor that year and the movie based on the book written by his wife Jane Hawking.  At Digit, we also mourn the death of true scientific rock star. His theories and predictions will always light the future of this 'advanced breed of monkeys'.  The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities. - Stephen Hawkings
Author: (Hardik Singh)
Posted: March 14, 2018, 1:03 am
Joining the eye-mounted wearables market, Japan's Toshiba Corporation has unveiled an Augmented Reality (AR) headset called "dynaEdge" with a mini Windows 10 Professional PC for the enterprises world. "Meet Toshiba's 'dynaEdge' Mobile Mini PC -- the latest evolution from the mobile leader in B2B technology solutions. It's an ultra compact, full-performance computer that's ideal for any company seeking to modernise its workspaces," read the description on the company's website. "Coming in a $1,899 package, the product essentially weds a Google Glass-like heads-up display from Vuzix and a tethered battery-powered Windows 10 PC with a 6th-gen Intel processor," TechCrunch reported late on Monday. The AR headset fits over one eye and lets users easily push the display out of the way.  "Toshiba believes that by selling a Windows 10-based headset, they can make the process easier for enterprise customers looking at diving in," the report added. "dynaEdge" combines a head-mounted display screen with a wearable PC about the size of a transistor radio, according to Digital Trends. The device can be worn on either the left or right side of the eyeglasses, protective eyewear or anything else users choose to strap over their faces. Main image credit: TechCrunch
Author: (IANS)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 12:03 pm
Asus showcased the Zenfone 5 Lite, Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 5Z at MWC 2018. However, alongside the three smartphones, the company was expected to display the Zenfone 5 Max as well. While the company didn’t announce the smartphone on-stage, it did reveal details of the smartphone via a press release. But now it seems that there is another variant of the handset in the works, or possibly even a a new device altogether. A new device with model number ASUS_X00QD has appeared on Geekbench with upgraded processor and bumped up RAM.  As per the Geekbench listing, the Asus device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with 4GB RAM. It is listed as running Android 8.0 Oreo and scores 1518 in single-core benchmark and 5386 in multi-core tests. No other details of the device has been revealed by the benchmark listing, but the smartphone is rumoured to feature a 5.7-inch Full HD+ screen with a taller 18:9 aspect ratio. It might come with 64GB internal storage and could feature an iPhone X-like notch as well, which was seen on the Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z smartphones. The mobile phone is also speculated to come with a vertically stacked dual-camera setup and a rear mounted fingerprint reader. Leaked renders suggest that the phone could feature a USB Type-C port along with a 3.5mm audio jack.  Details of the Asus Zenfone 5 Max (M1) revealed by the company states that phone features a thin-bezel design with an 18:9 display aspect ratio and it doesn’t sport a notch on its display. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD+ IPS display with a 1440 x 720p resolution and is powered by either Snapdragon’s 425 or 430 SoC with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.  In the camera department, the device is equipped with a 13MP+8MP dual-rear camera setup with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF support. On the front, it comes with an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture lens and support for face unlock as well. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Zen UI 5.0, and is backed by a 4000mAh battery which the company claims can deliver up to 41-days of 4G standby, up to 36 hours of 3G talk time, up to 23 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi, up to 16 hours of video playback. Asus also claims that users can double the battery life of the phone via the company's PowerMaster power management app.   Connectivity options on the smartphone include 802.11b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, a Micro-USB card slot, and triple slots with two for dual SIM configuration with 4G + 3G standby and a dedicated slot for MicroSD card.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 12:03 pm
The two major online commerce platforms, Flipkart and Amazon, are offering gadgets and gizmos at a discounted price. The products in today’s listing have received good discounts and  Flipkart is also hosting a Bonanza Sale in which it has slashed prices of various smartphones. We have listed the best deal from the sale and you can check the entire deals for the Flipkart sale here. Now, let’s take a look at today’s deals roundup. Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Deal Price: Rs 47,999/Rs 54,999 The best deal on Flipkart’s Bonanza sale is the Google Pixel 2 and its bigger variant, the Pixel 2 XL. Customers buying the smartphones using a Citibank card will also get a cashback of Rs 8,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. There is also up to Rs 18,000 off on exchange and you can buy the device here. Brainwavz Delta Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones  Deal Price: Rs 1,999 The Brainwavz Delta features a metal housing in which the driver is placed. It sports a 3 button remote with built-in microphone and also comes with noise cancellation feature. It houses 8mm drivers and features a 16 Ohm impedance rating with a frequency response between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. You can buy the headphones here. Acer Swift 3 laptop with Ryzen 5 Processor Deal Price: Rs 39,990 The latest Acer Swift 3 laptop is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 Quad Core Processor and comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM. There is a 1TB HDD for storage needs and it features a 15.6-inch display. You can buy the laptop here.  Logitech MK215 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo Deal Price: Rs 1,099 The wireless mouse and combo deal is a good value for money deal and the devices use 2.4GHz wireless technology for operating. The keyboard is said to deliver up to 2 years of battery whereas the mouse is said to last for 5 months. You can buy the device here. Logitech B170 Wireless Mouse Deal Price: Rs 500 The USB dongle which allows the mouse to pair with a PC sits inside the mouse and one can plug it and start using the product. It claims of delivering reliable wireless connection of up to 10-meter with advanced optical tracking and 12 months of battery life. You can buy the mouse here.  HP 15Q-BU009TU Deal Price: Rs 19,990 If you’re on the lookout to buy an entry-level laptop, which will mostly be used for web surfing, MS office tools and media consumption, the 15.6-inch HP 15Q-BU009TU will be a good choice. The laptop is powered by Intel’s quad-core processor with 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD. You can buy the device here. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 8:03 am
Oppo F7, the company’s upcoming smartphone with a notch display will be launched on March 26. The company is sending out media invites for the launch event and has teased that the phone will come with the best of Artificial intelligence. The company has previously released a teaser video of the mobile phone on Twitter, confirming that it will feature an iPhone X-like notch. The F7 is expected to be a selfie-centric smartphone with AI beautification features, which was previously seen on the Oppo F5 and Oppo F5 Youth.  No specs of the device have been revealed by the company but as per a previous report, the smartphone could feature a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with a taller 19:9 aspect ratio display. This is similar to what ASUS has done with its Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 5Z. The 19:9 display ratio means that while playing games or any video content on the smartphone, the notch won’t hamper the experience by cutting into the content. It is speculated to feature 89.09 percent screen to body ratio and could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC.  The company is expected to keep the “Selfie Expert” tagline and owing to AI based features it could come with animated AR stickers, similar to Asus Zenfone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 devices. In terms of camera department, the smartphone is said to come with 25MP front-facing camera which supports AI beautification features, beauty mode and better real-time HDR. On the rear, it could come with a dual camera setup. It might feature 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage and run on Color OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 6:03 am
Flipkart is hosting the Mobile bonanza sale from March 13 till March 15. Many smartphones from manufacturers like Lenovo, Google, Oppo and more are available for purchase at a discounted price, along with some offers and deals. The online retailer will also be hosting flash sales for the Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and the Honor 9 Lite on the second day of the sale, on March 14. Customers buying the devices using an SBI credit card will get an additional five percent off and there is also an additional amount over exchange, on all eligible devices. Let’s take a look at all the top deals from the sale.  Samsung Galaxy S7  Deal Price: Rs 22,990 The smartphone has received a 50 percent discount and is also available on a no-cost EMI starting at Rs 2,555 per month. Customers can also get Rs 18,000 off on exchange. You can buy it here.  Samsung Galaxy On Nxt Deal Price: Rs 11,900 The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD display and comes with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. It is powered by the company’s own Exynos 7870 SoC which is paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM. You can buy the smartphone here.  Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Deal Price: Rs 47,999/Rs 54,999 The Google Pixel 2 and its bigger variant, the Pixel 2 XL are up for sale with a cashback of Rs 8,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively on Citibank Cards. Buyers can also get up to Rs 18,000 off on exchange. You can buy the device here. OPPO F3 Plus Deal Price: Rs 17,990 The smartphone sports a -inch full HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It features a 16MP rear camera and comes with a 16MP + 8MP dual front-facing camera. You can buy the device here.  Moto E4 Plus  Deal Price: Rs 8,999 The smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD display and is equipped with the MediaTek MTK6737 Processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It features a 13MP rear sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera. You can buy it here. Infinix Note 4 Deal Price: Rs 7,999 The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek MT6753 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. It features a 5.7-inch full HD display and comes with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing sensor. You can buy the smartphone here.  Moto C Plus Deal Price: Rs 5,999 The entry-level smartphone features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a MediaTek MTK6737 with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. You can buy it here.  Smartron P Deal Price: Rs 6,999 The smartphone comes with a 5.2 inch HD Display and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 SoC. It sports 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and features a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. You can buy it here.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 5:03 am
Volkswagen has introduced limited edition trims of the Polo hatchback and the Vento sedan in India. These trims offer aesthetic upgrades to what is already on offer, and are not priced at a premium over the existing variants. Of the two cars, the Volkswagen Polo Pace comes with a very subtle change, while the Vento Sport offers a more significant design upgrade in its limited edition avatar. To begin with, the Volkswagen Vento Sport now comes in a new exterior colour - flash red. Alongside, the list of aesthetic changes over the existing variants include glossy black spoiler lips, glossy black roof finish, black carbon fibre outside rear view mirrors, black side skirt foils, a 'Sport' badge in chrome, and 16-inch Portago alloy wheels. The Polo Pace, meanwhile, only comes with new 15-inch 'Razor' diamond cut alloys. The Vento Sport trim is being made available across the Highline and Highline+ variants, while the Polo Pace with the limited edition alloy wheels will be available only in the petrol Comfortline variant. Both the Polo Pace and the Vento Sport trims are available without any extra cost for the respective variants, and will be available for a limited period only. However, Volkswagen has not specified for how long these trims would be available across Volkswagen dealerships in India.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 5:03 am
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have unearthed a "relic galaxy" in the Milky Way's backyard. The galaxy NGC 1277, lies near the centre of the Perseus cluster of over 1,000 galaxies, located 240 million light-years away. The findings, published in the journal Nature, showed that the relic galaxy has twice as many stars as our Milky Way, but physically it is as small as one quarter the size of our galaxy.  Essentially, NGC 1277 is in a state of "arrested development". Further, the scientists found that NGC 1277 does not have the same kinds of globular clusters that other large galaxies have. While massive galaxies tend to have both metal-poor (appearing blue) and metal-rich (appearing red) globular clusters, NGC 1277 is almost entirely lacking in blue globular clusters. This suggests that NGC 1277 never grew further by gobbling up surrounding galaxies.  "I've been studying globular clusters in galaxies for a long time, and this is the first time I've ever seen this," said Michael Beasley, of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias at the University of La Laguna, Spain. NGC 1277 started its life with a bang long ago, ferociously churning out stars 1,000 times faster than seen in our own Milky Way today. But it abruptly went quiescent as the baby boomer stars aged and grew ever redder. The very rare and odd assemblage of stars has remained essentially unchanged for the past 10 billion years, scientists said. In addition, NGC 1277 also has a central black hole that is much more massive than it should be for a galaxy of that size. This reinforces the scenario that the supermassive black hole and dense hub of the galaxy grew simultaneously, but the galaxy's stellar population stopped growing and expanding because it was starved of outside material, the study showed. While Hubble has spotted relic galaxies before, but this one is by far the closest. "We can explore such original galaxies in full detail and probe the conditions of the early universe," said Ignacio Trujillo, from the varsity. For the study, the team started looking for "arrested development" galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and found 50 candidate massive compact galaxies. 
Author: (IANS)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:03 am
In a riveting turn of events, US President Donald Trump has officially blocked Singapore-based Broadcom's bid to acquire Qualcomm, which is based out of the US. The executive order signed by the US President states that there is “credible evidence” which suggest that the deal "threatens to impair the national security of the United States." This order comes just a week after US Department of the Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States citing similar concerns. In the four-page letter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment security, Aimen N. Mir, said Broadcom may decrease investment in Qualcomm R&D to increase profitability. This, in turn, will give China the opportunity to play a bigger role in the “5G standard-setting process”. Mir added, “...a weakening of Qualcomm’s position would leave an opening for China to expand its influence on the 5G standard-setting process. Chinese companies, including Huawei, have increased their engagement in 5G standardization working groups as part of their efforts to build out a 5G technology. For example, Huawei has increased its expenditures and owns about 10 percent of 5G essential patents. While the United States remains dominant in the standards-setting space currently, China would likely compete robustly to fill any void left by Qualcomm as a result of this hostile takeover”. The executive order does not exactly explain the basis of which, the said assessment was made. However, it seems like the Trump administration might have similar concerns as laid out by the Department of Treasury. Moreover, the current US administration seems to be extra sensitive to the issue of foreign investment in the country as it put tariffs in place for imported steel and aluminum.  Reportedly chip giant Intel was also not happy with Broadcom's acquisition bid, as that would affect Intel’s position in the market as a 5G hardware provider.  However, things might get a bit more complicated moving forward as Broadcom is looking to shift (re-domicile) the company headquarters from Singapire to Delaware in US.
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:03 am
Google has announced support for a new Plus codes feature for its Maps service, along with the addition of six more Indic languages for voice navigation. The company has also added more features to the app such as 'Smart Address search', 'Add an Address' and as mentioned above, new 'Plus Codes'. Google says that Plus codes are an open source solution that works by combining local codes plus area in a ‘6-character + City’ format. It can be generated and used by anyone with Google Maps on a smartphone or PC, and it can also be searched on Google for displaying a location instantly. The company says it can be used for a range of reasons like “communicating the venue of a temporary event, guiding emergency services to afflicted locations, and providing an identifiable location for complicated addresses.” The Plus code is not available for Maps Go and iOS, and the company said that the feature was available for on desktops from some time now.  Additionally, Google Maps now comes with a simpler way for adding missing home addresses. The Add an Address feature enables users to contribute to the apps’ database and similar to how one adds a business address, they can now also submit new or missing home addresses, which will be added to Maps after verification. Also, in order to search for an address easily in India, Google has introduced Smart Address Search which provides an approximation of the location of an address, in case the user is not aware of the exact place.  Finally, Google announced six new Indian languages for Voice Navigation that include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. One can now select from the mentioned languages of their choice by going to Voice selection option under the Maps’ navigation settings under the Settings menu. Maps received support for Voice navigation in Hindi three years ago.
Author: (Shubham Sharma)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 3:03 am
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has launched its new Liva Q Mini-PC in India. The highlight of the mini PC is its size. The dimensions of the Liva Q are 70mm x 70mm x 31.4mm, while the entire system weight 260gms. The Mini-PC comes with Windows 10 Home and is priced at 15,500. However, consumers can also purchase the system without an OS for Rs 13,500. The Liva Q Mini-PC is powered by Intel’s Apollo Lake processors with 4GB RAM. It offers 32GB of storage, which can be expanded by up to 128GB via a microSD card. The company also claims that the Liva Q is capable of handling 4K playback. Connectivity options include a RK45 LAN connector, 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless connections. It also comes with two USB ports and an HDMI.  Rajshekhar Bhatt, Country Manager, Elitegroup Computer Systems stated, “At ECS, we keep expanding the Liva family with perpetually comprehensive designs and innovations. Smaller size, more features and performance are transformed in each of the generations. Carrying on the Liva legacy forward, we proudly announce the Live Q as the smallest palm sized pocket PC available in the market today.” ECS unveiled the Liva Q PC back in November last year. However, back then the price of the device was not yet announced.  
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 2:03 am
Xiaomi has announced that the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM is now available for all compatible handsets. The announcement was made by the company's Global VP and India Head, Manu Jain via Twitter. He also noted that the update was rolled out to devices like the Mi 3 and Redmi 1S, which were launched nearly 4 years ago. “As promised, #MIUI9 is now available for all devices! @XiaomiIndia is committed to bringing the best and the latest OS to all our Mi Fans. That's why we're even updating the phones that were launched almost 4 years ago - Mi 3 and Redmi 1S,” Jain said in his tweet.  The complete list of smartphones that have gotten the update include the Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Mi Max 2, Mi Mix 2.  Besides the list of names, Jain also posted a link to the MIUI forums that offers the links to the changelogs for all devices as well as the Recovery ROMs and Fastboot ROMs. You can check them out yourself by clicking here. To recall, Xiaomi had announced that it was planning to update 40 of its devices to MIUI 9 back in January this year. The list even included devices like the Mi 2, which were launched back in 2012. It should be noted that MIUI 9 is based on Android Nougat, and not Android Oreo. However the next update, MIUI 10, should be based on Oreo. Last month, it was reported that the company may be planning to roll out the MIUI 10 update to as many as 32 of its devices. As promised, #MIUI9 is now available for all devices!@XiaomiIndia is committed to bringing the best and the latest OS to all our Mi Fans. That's why we're even updating the phones that were launched almost 4 years ago - Mi 3 and Redmi 1S. Check it out: — Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 12, 2018  
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 1:03 am
Huawei is all set to unveil its P20 series of smartphones at an event in Paris on March 27. Ahead of the launch, a leaked manual of the smartphones has been obtained by WinFuture, which reveals some details of the upcoming devices. According to the report, the leaked manual reveals that there is no microSD card slot on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones, with only the P20 is slated to arrive with microSD card support. Additionally, its said that the P20 will pack a 3400mAh battery, whereas the P20 Pro might be backed by a 4000mAh battery. In terms of camera, the P20 Pro is tipped ot feature a triple camera setup and it could feature f/1.6 and f/2.4 aperture lens with two of the sensors. The P20 is also said to come with a dual rear-camera setup with same aperture lens, and both the devices could come with LDAF support, LED flash and an infrared-based colour temperature sensor as well. There are also alleged images of the devices which are claimed to be official and reveals some new color variants of the smartphones. If the images are to be believed, the Huawei P20 Pro could sport Black, Blue and "Twilight" (Purple) colours, whereas the Huawei P20 might be launched in Blue, Black, and Pink-Gold colour models. The P20 Lite is also seen in Black, Blue, and Pink colour options. The report also sheds some light on pricing of the smartphones. The P20 Lite will reportedly cost EUR 369 (Rs 29,600 approx) whereas the P20 and the P20 Pro are said to be priced at EUR 679 (Rs 54,400 approx) and EUR 899 (Rs 72,000 approx) respectively. Leaked specifications of the device suggest that the Huawei P20 Lite could feature a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with an 18:9 display aspect ratio. The P20 Pro and the P20 are speculated to sport a 19:9 display aspect ratio with 2240x1080p resolution, which is similar to what Asus did with its Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z smartphones. 
Author: (Digit NewsDesk)
Posted: March 13, 2018, 1:03 am

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Read about the latest research on technology in the classroom, from new educational computer games and iPad apps to research on cyberbullying.

Young digital gamers do not have fewer friends at school than their non-gamer peers, two new research articles from indicate.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 3:10 pm
A new study describes a new cloud-based learning platform for artificial intelligence (A.I.) that teaches machines to learn like humans.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 2:30 pm
In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline -- in high school, when students' commitment to STEM fields tends to solidify.
Posted: March 2, 2018, 5:48 pm
Although the call for improving STEM education is widespread, there is little guidance for teachers on how to do so. A team set out to outline challenges and find best practices for teachers to better integrate science, technology, engineering and math in their classrooms.
Posted: February 27, 2018, 8:58 pm
Players of the competitive esports video game League of Legends showed no change in testosterone during game play, researchers have found.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 7:26 pm
Web-based learning tools can help deepen science knowledge among all middle school students, and ease the science literacy gap for underachieving students, according to a three-year study.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 1:45 pm
Researchers have long been applying AI to protect wildlife. Initially, computer scientists were using AI and game theory to anticipate the poachers' haunts, and now they have applied artificial intelligence and deep learning to spot poachers in near real-time.
Posted: February 8, 2018, 11:03 pm
The biology teacher's pedagogical toolbox is evolving. Bright colors, replicating computer code and a digital petri dish bring evolution science to life for students.
Posted: February 5, 2018, 4:30 pm
For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject. In a study of elementary school students, researchers found that having a positive attitude about math was connected to better function of the hippocampus, an important memory center in the brain, during performance of arithmetic problems.
Posted: January 24, 2018, 6:17 pm
Much of the evidence for the negative effects of screen use in children and teenagers is not based on robust enough science.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 6:55 pm
Virtual assistants have become increasingly sophisticated -- and more human-like -- since the days when Clippy asked if you needed help with your document. These assistants are intended to make programs and apps easier to use, but research suggests that human-like virtual assistants may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement. 
Posted: January 4, 2018, 8:34 pm
Male students tend to do better on high-stakes tests in biology courses, but it's not because they are better students. Gaps in performance change based on the stakes of the test. A new study confirms this, finding that performance gaps between male and female students increased or decreased based on whether instructors emphasized or de-emphasized the value of exams.
Posted: December 28, 2017, 10:06 pm
With children spending increasing amounts of time on screen-based devices, there is a common perception that technology is taking over their lives, to the detriment and exclusion of other activities. However, new research has revealed that as digital pasttimes have become intertwined with daily life, children have adapted their behaviors to include their devices. Much like adults, they are able to multi-task and also do all the things that they would do anyway.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 3:58 pm
It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to researchers.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 11:25 pm
Researchers have developed a tool to perform semi-automated security testing of mobile phone apps. After running the tool on a sample of 400 security critical apps, they were able to identify a critical vulnerability in banking apps.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 9:23 pm
Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens in less than a week. A new study found that typical teens seem to be resilient and cope with most online risks, moving beyond the temporary negative impacts quickly.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 3:53 pm
Online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom, the first-ever study of a pioneering robot-learning course shows.
Posted: December 1, 2017, 3:40 pm
As many other current, and potentially future, devices can connect to the Internet researchers are keen to learn more about how so called IoT devices could affect the privacy and security of young people.
Posted: November 29, 2017, 4:04 am
Researchers are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes and sharing a set of survey questions that will help researchers and educators at other universities do the same.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:15 pm
A link between young people's ability to perform well at two popular video games and high levels of intelligence has been uncovered.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 8:36 pm
Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.
Posted: November 10, 2017, 9:40 pm
A new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern. The behavior: 'digital self-harm' or 'self-trolling,' where adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online. The concern: it is happening at alarming rates and could be a cry for help. A new study is the first to examine the extent of this behavior and is the most comprehensive investigation of this understudied problem.
Posted: October 30, 2017, 3:22 pm
Designing apps for maximum utility is mostly a hit or miss process, according to researchers. There are only limited guides to what works and what doesn't. Scientists would like to change that, and they believe it is possible with the recent release of Rico, a huge database of mobile app designs.
Posted: October 25, 2017, 6:05 pm
According to Pew Research center, in 2013, about six out of ten Americans searched for health information online in the past year. With patients regularly turning to the internet for health advice, a group of researchers aimed to evaluate the educational quality of seasonal influenza videos on the user-generated, video-sharing platform, YouTube.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 6:55 pm
Americans should be concerned about how health and wellness apps collect, save and share their personal health data, a medical media expert says.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:16 pm
A biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 8:42 pm
Digital services that require users to log in with a personal account often collect more information about users than is needed. Certain policies may encroach on our privacy.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 1:29 pm
Everyone needs a good teacher -- including teachers. Two new studies show how digging deeper into what STEM education means and strategically designing online classrooms can enhance teaching science, technology, engineering, and math.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 1:51 pm
Computer scientists have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image -- the 3-D selfie. People are queuing up to try it and so far, more than 400,000 users have had a go.
Posted: September 26, 2017, 4:51 pm
A new study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom. Researchers found children did not do as well in school and were at greater risk for obesity and video game addiction.
Posted: September 26, 2017, 1:15 pm
New research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:09 pm
Researchers replicated a previous study to confirm that 4- to 6-year-old children can transfer learning of a puzzle from a touchscreen device to the physical version. This contradicts most previous research and suggests that different types of screen learning media could have different effects on whether children can transfer learned skills to the physical world.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:00 pm
A video game to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the video game as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, said the researchers.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:18 pm
Students who took part in a program that taught scientific argumentation learned the concepts better than their peers who did not, a study concludes.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 11:31 pm
Smartphone apps that share users' personal Information often do so through services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy. CResearchers say controlling access to these third-party libraries, which help app developers make money by targeting people with ads or compiling marketing profiles, promises to be an effective way of limiting the unwanted release of personal information.
Posted: September 12, 2017, 5:48 pm
Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical learning difficulties, according to an exploratory study.
Posted: August 29, 2017, 4:47 pm
Scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples and build canals. The new research shows the Babylonians beat the Greeks to the invention of trigonometry -- the study of triangles -- by more than 1,000 years.
Posted: August 24, 2017, 6:12 pm
Many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether, new research concludes.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:27 pm
Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teenagers who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care improved concussion symptoms and optimism more than with standard medical treatment alone.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 3:01 pm
Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important. A study indicates the intervention program has a "Robin Hood effect" which reduces the "motivational gap" between students from different family backgrounds because new information about the importance of math is made accessible to underprivileged students.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 11:36 am
A mobile learning app that uses game elements such as leaderboards and digital badges may have positive effects on student academic performance, engagement, and retention, according to a new study. Researchers developed a fully customizable app that allowed lecturers to push quizzes based on course content directly to their students' devices in order to motivate them, increase their competitiveness, and keep them engaged with the course.
Posted: August 4, 2017, 12:49 am
Online mathematics assessment could help improve the mathematics performance of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in South Africa, suggests a new report.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 2:31 pm
Computer scientists have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking great selfies. Inside the app is an algorithm that directs the user where to position the camera allowing them to take the best shot possible.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 2:30 pm
The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new study assesses the benefits and risks associated with their use.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:54 pm
Playing a popular physically-interactive, smartphone based game, like Pokémon GO, may actually promote exercise, a new study has concluded. The researchers suggest that while many smartphone functions may promote sedentary activity, they are hopeful that playing physically-interactive, smartphone based video games like Pokémon GO may help promote walking and reduce sitting in college students.
Posted: July 6, 2017, 7:59 pm
Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 2:53 pm
A new study has developed a novel way of evaluating and improving VAMs. By taking data from Boston schools with admissions lotteries, the scholars have used the random assignment of students to schools to see how similar groups of students fare in different classroom settings.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:10 pm
A study has identified a functional brain pattern linked to cognitive behavior able to activate an iPad's touchscreen. Results may be useful in brain-machine interfaces, of particular interest for people with physical difficulties to communicate with the outside world.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:05 pm
Based on a study of more than 30,000 elementary, middle, and high school students conducted in winter 2015–16, researchers found that elementary and middle school students scored lower on a computer-based test that did not allow them to return to previous items than on two comparable tests—paper- or computer-based—that allowed them to skip, review, and change previous responses.
Posted: June 12, 2017, 3:57 pm
Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, it isn’t surprising that mobile device users take steps to protect their privacy. However, more than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics.
Posted: June 9, 2017, 2:38 pm
Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills -- including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding -- while also improving their mental health, finds new research.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 7:57 pm
A study leverages the unvarnished opinions of Redditors to further our understanding of what makes a good educator.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:13 pm
Scrapping automatically-playing videos in apps and reversing trends of instant messaging and on-demand services could be key to cutting the growing energy demand of the Internet, say researchers.
Posted: May 16, 2017, 2:48 pm
Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why a professor is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including playing games such as Pokémon GO.
Posted: May 9, 2017, 5:28 pm
Whether parental help has positive or negative effects on students’ academic outcomes depends on the motivation and involvement of their parents. Results of a new study suggest that students whose parents are interested in math and perceive their own math competencies to be high perform better than students with parents who show a low interest in math and regard their competencies in the domain as equally low – regardless of the intensity of the help students receive at home.
Posted: May 8, 2017, 12:34 pm
Researchers have challenged traditional teaching and learning concepts employed in medical training. A comparison with conventional learning methods led them to conclude that tablet-based, multimedia-enhanced training improves medical examination results. Their study clearly shows that an integrated program of tablet-based theoretical training and clinical practice enhances medical training.
Posted: May 4, 2017, 8:15 pm
Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability between commercially available apps, even those using the same technology.
Posted: May 3, 2017, 1:21 pm
The content of a children's book -- not its form as a print book or a digital book -- predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 1:42 pm
Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence, suggests a new study.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:07 pm
A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The study also found that while almost all teens -- 91 percent -- use the regular text messaging tool on their mobile phones, 40 percent of teens also use messaging applications like Kik, WhatsApp, or Line on a smartphone.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 3:33 pm

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Read amazing research on neural interfaces, brain-controlled robotic devices, microchips that mimic the brain and more.

Researchers have made a decisive step towards being able to simulate brain-scale networks on future supercomputers of the exascale class. The breakthrough algorithm allows larger parts of the human brain to be represented, using the same amount of computer memory. Simultaneously, the new algorithm significantly speeds up brain simulations on existing supercomputers.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 6:03 pm
Scientists have developed new technology for long-term stable neural recording. It is based on a novel elastic material composite, which is biocompatible and retains high electrical conductivity even when stretched to double its original length.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 2:35 pm
Special-purpose chip that performs some simple, analog computations in memory reduces the energy consumption of binary-weight neural networks by up to 95 percent while speeding them up as much as sevenfold.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 7:58 pm
The tiny worm C. elegans is the only living being whose neural network has been analyzed completely. It can therefore be transferred to a computer, creating a virtual copy of the worm which behaves in exactly the same way to external stimuli. Such a 'virtual worm' can learn amazing tricks -- its neural network can even be used to balance a pole, which is a standard control problem in computer science.
Posted: February 6, 2018, 3:58 pm
Using patient measurement data, researchers have succeeded in further refining the brain modeling platform 'The Virtual Brain'. The software, which has been downloaded almost 11,000 times to date, has been used in projects and publications across the globe.
Posted: February 1, 2018, 4:57 pm
By recording brain activity during a simple task, neuroscientists show that the brain does not necessarily use the regions of the brain identified by machine learning to perform a task. Above all, these regions reflect the mental associations related to this task. While machine learning is thus effective for decoding mental activity, it is not necessarily effective for understanding the specific information processing mechanisms in the brain.
Posted: January 31, 2018, 2:55 pm
Scientists are developing a lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton that can be controlled with brainwaves. The device enhances performance of brain-machine interfaces and can restore functional grasps for the physically impaired.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 8:08 pm
How your brain responds to music listening can reveal whether you have received musical training, according to new research. By applying methods of computational music analysis and machine learning on brain imaging data collected during music listening, the researchers we able to predict with a significant accuracy whether the listeners were musicians or not.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 4:12 pm
One of the big challenges in computer architecture is integrating storage, memory and processing in one unit. This would make computers faster and more energy efficient. Physicists have taken a big step towards this goal by combining a niobium doped strontium titanate (SrTiO3) semiconductor with ferromagnetic cobalt. At the interface, this creates a spin-memristor with storage abilities, paving the way for neuromorphic computing architectures.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 2:13 pm
A brain-machine interface that combines brain stimulation with a robotic device controlling hand movement increases the output of pathways connecting the brain and spinal cord, according to a study of healthy adults. This work could have implications for restoring function in stroke patients with hand paralysis.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 8:16 pm
Easily printable, organic thin films can retain data for more than 10 years without power, work with low voltages -- and become the building block of future computers that mimic the human brain.
Posted: January 10, 2018, 4:29 pm
When the human-likeness of androids exceeds a certain threshold, the human's affinity for them decreases and an uncanny feeling about them increases. This effect, however, has been relatively unexplored. Osaka University-centered researchers recently found the visual observation of the android, compared with that of the human model, caused greater activation in the subthalamic nucleus, a brain region also involved in the pathology of Parkinson's disease. The findings further contribute to the knowledge needed to design androids with more natural movements.
Posted: January 9, 2018, 3:28 pm
A team of researchers has used cryptographic techniques to decode the activity of motor neurons. Their approach has allowed them to predict, from brain data, and with only generic knowledge of typical movements, which direction monkeys will move their arms.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 5:47 pm
Luke Skywalker's bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually. It provides fine motor hand gestures that aren't possible with current commercially available devices.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:16 pm
Engineers and cognitive neuroscientists have demonstrated that a new high-density EEG can capture the brain's neural activity at a higher spatial resolution than ever before. This next-generation brain-interface technology is the first noninvasive, high-resolution system of its kind, providing higher density and coverage than any existing system. It has the potential to revolutionize future clinical and neuroscience research as well as brain-computer interfaces.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 3:53 pm
Neuroscientists have shown how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain. The research details changes that take place in both sides of the brain used to control the amputated limb and the remaining, intact limb. The results show both areas can create new connections to learn how to control the device, even several years after an amputation.
Posted: November 27, 2017, 6:58 pm
Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:15 pm
Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will actually feel and adapt to its environment. This “living” robot will have its own peripheral nervous system directly linking robotic sensors and actuators.
Posted: November 14, 2017, 2:20 pm
Researchers have recently discovered a mechanism that could explain how the brain retains working memory when faced with distractions. These findings could endow cognitive flexibility to neural networks used for artificial intelligence.
Posted: October 31, 2017, 2:18 pm
Scientists have used functional MRI to show how the brain re-maps motor and sensory pathways following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation (TMSR), a neuroprosthetic approach where residual limb nerves are rerouted towards intact muscles and skin regions to control a robotic limb.
Posted: October 27, 2017, 1:44 pm
Artificial intelligence software can now evaluate the maturity of a preterm infant's brain directly from an EEG.
Posted: October 27, 2017, 1:00 pm
Researchers have demonstrated how to decode what the human brain is seeing by using artificial intelligence to interpret fMRI scans from people watching videos, representing a sort of mind-reading technology.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 5:20 pm
New research has shown future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging to sense hand gestures.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 5:16 pm
Single unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) directed by joysticks, radio controllers, and mobile phones are already accomplishing a variety of useful tasks, such as aerial photography and security patrols. But using multiple drones requires multiple human operators, and this presents a coordination problem.
Posted: September 30, 2017, 3:04 am
Scientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the 'holy grail' of computing -- microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 8:20 pm
Computer scientists have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image -- the 3-D selfie. People are queuing up to try it and so far, more than 400,000 users have had a go.
Posted: September 26, 2017, 4:51 pm
Results from an unexpected quarter is could help neurologists to identify which brain region to remove to eliminate an epilepsy patient’s symptoms. Mathematicians have shown that it is sensible to examine the interconnections between different brain regions closely, instead of searching for abnormal regions only.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:43 pm
A new brain-computer interface application that allows music to be composed by the power of thought has now been developed by scientists.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 4:26 pm
Scientists have successfully taught robots to perform a challenging brain technique only previously mastered by a handful of humans.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 4:25 pm
It is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer, research shows.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 2:35 pm
Researchers have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:13 pm
Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Researchers are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. They illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG).
Posted: August 18, 2017, 2:23 pm
In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 8:20 pm
Scientist, for the first time, have developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:27 pm
A mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 2:49 pm
Scientists have created comprehensive brain maps linking different groups of neurons to specific behaviors, using a machine-learning program that annotated more than 225 days of videos of flies -- a feat that would have taken humans some 3,800 years.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 7:50 pm
EEG headsets, growing in popularity among consumers, need better security, suggests a team of researchers who say that hackers could use the items to steal passwords.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 12:17 pm
As brain-controlled robots enter everyday life, researchers say that now is the time to take action and put in place guidelines that ensure the safe and beneficial use of direct brain-machine interaction.
Posted: June 29, 2017, 6:29 pm
New research builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to "mind read."
Posted: June 26, 2017, 2:57 pm
Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient. The researchers also looked at studies exploring brain regions associated with the reward system, and how these are related to video game addiction.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 2:38 pm
A study has identified a functional brain pattern linked to cognitive behavior able to activate an iPad's touchscreen. Results may be useful in brain-machine interfaces, of particular interest for people with physical difficulties to communicate with the outside world.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:05 pm
New work outlining the brain's visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment, suggest investigators.
Posted: June 8, 2017, 6:56 pm
Virtual Reality (VR) can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain, report researchers. A new test shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 2:29 pm
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:59 pm
Inspired by how mammals see, a new 'memristor' computer circuit prototype has the potential to process complex data, such as images and video orders of magnitude, faster and with much less power than today's most advanced systems.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:32 pm
Despite significant breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, it has been notoriously hard for computers to understand why a user behaves the way s/he does. Now researchers report that computers are able to learn to explain the behavior of individuals by tracking their glances and movements.
Posted: May 3, 2017, 1:30 pm
Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique characteristic of this prosthesis is that it can be controlled by the patient's own thoughts. Worldwide, there are only a handful of patients with such a prosthesis.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:30 pm
Motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner, new research reveals. The findings enhance our understanding of how the brain controls movement and have the potential to improve the performance and reliability of brain-machine interfaces, or neural prosthetics, that assist paralyzed patients and amputees.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 1:43 pm
Researchers modelled learning and visual search and predicted how users learn new or partially changed user interfaces. The model shows that even small changes can disturb visual search and impede use.
Posted: April 13, 2017, 12:45 pm
Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to classify individuals with major depressive disorder with roughly 75 percent accuracy using a machine learning approach. Stampede 2 -- which will come online later in 2017 -- will provide the increased computer processing required to incorporate more data and achieve even greater accuracy.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 8:49 pm
When brain cells don’t get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism show a critical tipping point: at lower energy levels, there is no way back.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 4:59 pm
Researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal's movement with human thought.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 12:50 pm
A new mathematical model could help clarify what drove the evolution of large brains in humans and other animals, according to a study.
Posted: March 9, 2017, 7:23 pm
Music, more than any art, is a beautiful mix of science and emotion. It follows a set of patterns almost mathematically to extract feelings from its audience. Machines that make music focus on these patterns, but give little consideration to the emotional response of their audience. Scientists have developed a new machine-learning device that detects the emotional state of its listeners to produce new songs that elicit new feelings.
Posted: March 9, 2017, 5:06 pm
New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an fMRI brain scan.
Posted: February 24, 2017, 6:39 pm
A new organic artificial synapse could support computers that better recreate the way the human brain processes information. It could also lead to improvements in brain-machine technologies.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 7:20 pm
A brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date, a clinical research publication has demonstrated.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 1:04 pm
In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power, the new chip requires between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize.
Posted: February 13, 2017, 10:14 pm
A similar rule governs traffic flow in engineered and biological systems, reports a researcher. An algorithm used for the Internet is also at work in the human brain, says the report, an insight that improves our understanding of engineered and neural networks and potentially even learning disabilities.
Posted: February 9, 2017, 6:32 pm
The use of brain computer interface has the potential to improve the daily lives of people with prosthetic limbs, according to new research.
Posted: February 6, 2017, 1:49 pm


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Miners have flocked to a small city in upstate New York, but now the local government is slamming on the brakes.

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Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: March 16, 2018, 8:01 pm

Austin, the city that hassled Uber and Lyft two years ago, now welcomes Chevrolet Bolts EVs aimed at the gig economy.

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Author: Bill Howard
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:30 pm
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After a year in space, NASA says Scott Kelly's genes behave differently, and the effect may be permanent.

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Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:30 pm

Blockchain may well form the basis for a secure, distributed application platform; here's how blockchain-based technology might be used to empower cities.

The post A Blockchain-Based Approach to Smart Cities appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Author: Ben Algaze
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:45 pm
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After several years of fumbled updates and questionable feature changes, Google is wiping the slate clean. Android Wear is now Wear OS. Oh, if only the name was all that needed fixing.

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Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: March 16, 2018, 2:30 pm
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Health expenditures in the U.S. are approximately 18 percent of GDP, up from around 5 percent in the 1960s. The reasons include a population that’s aging and living longer. But it also reflects a system with ever-rising costs that have gone mostly unchecked, and a system built around the providers of services, not around customer satisfaction.

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Author: Ben Algaze
Posted: March 16, 2018, 1:00 pm

Mission managers say they expect Kepler to run out of fuel in the next few months, putting an end to nearly a decade of planet-spotting.

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Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: March 16, 2018, 11:30 am
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The Galaxy S9 is coming out soon, and this is one of the last opportunities to pre-order and save big. Depending on which provider you order from, you can potentially save up to 50 percent with trade-ins and credits in play. We also found great bargains on 4K TVs, home automation gear, and laptops, so take a look.

The post ET Deals Roundup: Last Chance to Pre-Order Galaxy S9 up to 50 Percent Off, $600 Lenovo Micro Desktop, and more appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Author: Grant Brunner
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:45 pm

Ford's plan: An all-out new product offensive. Sell more hybrids than Toyota by 2021. Create more crossovers. Gain recognition for a standard driver assist / safety suite: with blind spot detection but without adaptive cruise control.

The post Ford Outlines the Future: More Safety Standard, More Telematics, More Crossovers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Author: Bill Howard
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:22 pm
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They've got a lot of power, but also a lot of RGB. Isn't that what you want in new speakers?

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Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:05 pm
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