TECH

Mobile Roaming Charges to Come Down as TRAI lowers tariff ceiling

Aiming to give some benefit to mobile phone subscribers, the telecom regulator has reduced tariff ceiling for national roaming calls and messages and has mandated telecom service providers (TSPs) to offer a special roaming tariff plan, an official said here on Thursday. These changes will come into effect from May 1 next. “All subscribers will benefit from the reduced ceilings… competitive ...

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Apple Watch Review Roundup: Not Up to Mark But Good Beginning

The Apple Watch set to storm the market on April 24, the first impressions are, however, negative writ large compared to positive feedback Apple enjoys whenever it releases a new product in the market. The Apple Watch is available in two sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm, enabling users to receive and send text messages, take calls and monitor health ...

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Computers will exceed human abilities soon, says scientist; What Next?

Since human brain stopped evolution or barely changed in the last 150,000 years, there is a possibility that computers will overtaken them in he near future with their exponentially promising capabilities and processing power, say scientists. Since the brain of Homo sapiens was able to create instruments, the species has not needed to modify its biology to survive changes, so ...

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Facebook in soup again over ‘stealing’ personal data for face recognition

Facebook is in legal trouble over usage of personal data of its users for its facial recognition features, media reports said. Carlo Licata from Illinois claimed that Facebook broke the law by collecting biometric data used for the social network’s tag suggestions feature. Licata, who filed the suit in Illinois’ Cook county circuit court recently, said he “never gave permission ...

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Safe Landing Drone in Emergency is All That Matters Now: Researchers

Amid reports and fears of using drones, new safety measures have come under radar and the University of Zurich team under Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, has developed a system to answer all safety concerns. The prblems faced by drones could be running out of power, crash land requirement, finding safe-landing spot, executing safe-landing procedure, among others. Moreover, potential crash landing situations ...

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Microsoft launches latest Lumia 640XL and Lumia 640 in India

Microsoft has launched two new models of its smartphones under Lumia brand, from its recently acquired mobile handset brand Nokia, saying “Powerful ideas can come at any time”, justifying the company’s late entry into the mobile phones domain. To cover up its late entry into the mobile phone segment, Microsoft acquired Finland’s Nokia for $7.2 billion in April 2014. Priced at ...

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Is Xiaomi in Talks with Snapdeal to Replace Flipkart?

Unconfirmed reports said Xiaomi may shift from Flipkart to Snapdeal to sell its highly successful online flash sale in India that runs int few seconds and minutes to sell half a lakh units. The Times of India, without naming its sources, said the Chinese smartphone maker is on the lookout for a new e-commerce partner in India, replacing Flipkart and ...

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Turkey lifts ban on Facebook, Twitter but not Youtube

Turkey, known for its on and off ban on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube has lifted the ban on social networking websites, pending talks with Youtube on adherence to government rules not to publish photos or spread them on their platforms. The recent ban was imposed following a court order to stop sharing images of a lawyer being held at gunpoint ...

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Gionee Launches New Elife S7 Smartphone, Unveils R&D Plan in India, Scouting for Manufacturing Facility

Gionee has launched its latest Elife S7 slim smartphone priced at Rs.24,999 in the range of mid-range phones rivalling Samsung’s Galaxy A7, Asus Zenfone 2, HTC’s Desire 826 and Xiaomi’s Mi 4. Chinese phone maker Gione has unleashed the war in thinnest smartphone segments and so is its latest smartphone Elife S7, which measures 5.5mm width, making it easy for ...

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IBM Uncovers Stunning Bank Transfer Malware ‘Dyre Wolf’ Taking out Money from Accounts

IBM has found a rather sophisticated fraud scheme that uses a combination of phishing, malware and even phone calls to transfer money from gullible Internet Banking users, siphoning off about $1 million so far from large and medium-sized American companies companies. IBM security researchers found the scheme the named “The Dyre Wolf,” is too small to detect by huge companies ...

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Google Search Trends on April Fool’s Day

The Internet is abuzz on April Fools’ day  with the gags and laughs reaching a whole new level, with searches for the best pranks and jokes topped more than 200,000, with Petco’s dog selfie stick and Cottonelle’s toilet paper for the left-handed earning top honors from the media. Even Google’s own “PAC-Maps” got the web chomping—searches for the game soared to ...

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Why Myantra is Shutting Down its Website for App-Based Sales?

Going by the Times of India report, Myntra will shut down its Internet website from May 1 to become a wholly mobile app-based e-commerce retailer as 60% of its business revenue comes from the mobile app route. Fashion retailer Myntra was taken over by Flipkart last year coughing out Rs.2,000 crore. The fashion retailer is hoping to reach 90% revenue ...

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