Microsoft inks patent license deal with Toyota for connected cars

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Microsoft has announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota Corp for connected car technologies. The latest  agreement builds on Toyota and Microsoft’s strong partnership, which includes their collaboration on the Azure-based Toyota Big Data Center. Continue reading “Microsoft inks patent license deal with Toyota for connected cars”

Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore

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Bharti Airtel today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tikona to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including its Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for Rs. 1,600 crores. Continue reading “Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore”

Xiaomi sold over 250,000 units of Redmi 4A within 4 minutes in first sale in India

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India at Rs. 5999 earlier this week. It went on sale for the first time in India today exclusively from Amazon.in and Mi.com. Xiaomi said that it sold more than 250,000 units within 4 minutes the sale started on Amazon.in and Mi.com today noon.
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Misfit Vapor smartwatch with GPS and heart rate sensor will run Android Wear 2.0

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Fossil-owned Misfit today has officially announced that its Vapor smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0. Announced first at CES 2017, it was not clear what software the watch will run.  Continue reading “Misfit Vapor smartwatch with GPS and heart rate sensor will run Android Wear 2.0”

Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499

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Micromax just launched Spark Vdeo, its latest budget smartphone with 4G VoLTE support. Since it belongs to the Vdeo series, it comes pre-loaded with Google Duo. It supports text in 12 regional languages, including Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi, Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Marathi. Continue reading “Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499”

LG Stylus 3 with 5.7-inch display, Android 7.0, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 18500

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LG has launched Stylus 3, the company’s latest smartphone with a stylus pen in India. It was introduced ahead of CES 2017 and packs a 5.7-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display and has a 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus that promises feel and feedback of an actual pen when writing on the screen. It also has a fingerprint scanner and enhanced UX with Pen Pop 2.0 as well as the popular Pen Keeper and Screen-off Memo.

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Facebook Live Video broadcast now available for desktop

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Facebook has expanded its live video functionality beyond mobile. The social network will now allow users to start a live video directly from your desktops and laptops. Until now, this feature was only available for mobile. Continue reading “Facebook Live Video broadcast now available for desktop”

Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990

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Zen Mobile has launched Admire Swadesh, the company’s latest budget 4G smartphone with VoLTE and support for 22 region languages. It also has  twin WhatsApp feature that will enable users to set up two WhatsApp accounts and the Lefty feature lets you access Weather, Apps, Videos, Games, Cricket updates and more easily. It has a 5-inch display, but the company has not mentioned the resolution. Continue reading “Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990”

Google adds audio calling for Duo, file sharing to Allo and updates Photos

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Google has announced an array of updates to a bunch of its apps, at an event in in São Paulo, Brazil. The company has added new feature to Duo, Allo and Photos apps. Continue reading “Google adds audio calling for Duo, file sharing to Allo and updates Photos”

OPPO F3 Plus with 16MP + 8MP Dual front cameras, 6-inch 1080p display launched in India for Rs. 30990

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OPPO just launched F3 Plus, the company’s latest selfie-focused smartphone in the ‘F Series’ at an event in India, as it had promised. The main highlight of the smartphone is its 16-megapixel front-facing camera  with 1/3.1-inch sensor and f/2.0 aperture along with an 8-megapixel secondary front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens for capturing better group selfies. It also has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX398 sensor and dual phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology.

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Google Maps now lets you share your location in real-time

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Google is making it easier for its users to share their location. The company is rolling out real-time location sharing feature to Google Maps on Android and iOS. The person you are sharing your location with will be able to see it on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop.

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Aircel launches new data packs, including a pack with one year validity in Bihar

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Aircel has launched new affordable data packs, including Rs. 35 and Rs. 64 packs that offer 1GB of 3G data with a validity of 3 days and 7 days, respectively. Aircel has also launched Rs. 999 data offering 36GB of 3G data with one year long validity. “This is by far one of the most economical propositions in the market offering lowest tariff and longest validity,” says the company. Continue reading “Aircel launches new data packs, including a pack with one year validity in Bihar”

Xiaomi Redmi 4A will go on sale for the first time in India today

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Earlier this week Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India at Rs. 5999. As promised at the launch, the smartphone will go on sale today exclusively from Amazon.in and Mi.com. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 4A will go on sale for the first time in India today”