Coolpad receives $300 million funding, plans for Silicon Valley expansion with AI focus

Coolpad Group has received $300 million in funding from Power Sun Ventures after separating from LeEco in 2017. Coolpad with the new funding is aiming to expand its capabilities in artificial intelligence. Chinese property mogul Chen Hua, Founder, and Head, Kingkey Group, will be leading the new investment through Power Sun Ventures. Continue reading “Coolpad receives $300 million funding, plans for Silicon Valley expansion with AI focus”

Xiaomi introduces Game Speed Booster in MIUI Global Beta ROM – here’s how to enable it

Xiaomi introduced intelligent CPU acceleration and Dynamic resource allocation to focus on system optimization and fluent user experience with MIUI 9. These certainly helped in reducing app launch timings and made the overall performance better than ever on MIUI. Continue reading “Xiaomi introduces Game Speed Booster in MIUI Global Beta ROM — here’s how to enable it”

Huawei partners with Google to integrate Android Messages app for SMS, RCS messaging on its phones

Huawei P10

Huawei today announced that it would be teaming with Google to integrate Android Messages across their smartphone portfolio. Huawei will combine Android Messages and RCS messaging to offer native messaging and communications experience. Continue reading “Huawei partners with Google to integrate Android Messages app for SMS, RCS messaging on its phones”

Google to roll out fix for WiFi network crashing issue on Chromecast and Home devices starting today

Google Home Mini

Recently there were reports about the Home and Chrome cast devices crashing on WiFi Network and today Google has acknowledged the issue saying that it is aware of the Chromecast built-in devices may be affecting Wi-Fi network performance. Since it is a widespread issue, Google said that it is starting to roll out the update from today, January 18th. Continue reading “Google to roll out fix for WiFi network crashing issue on Chromecast and Home devices starting today”

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus with FHD+ 18:9 display and G6 Play surface in more images

Moto-G6

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play press images have yet again surfaced after being all over the internet yesterday. These press images offer a better look at the devices and also provide more details on the specifications and other details. If Lenovo’s update cycle is any clue, we might see the new G-series phones at the MWC 2018 event in the coming month.  Continue reading “Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus with FHD+ 18:9 display and G6 Play surface in more images”

Apple to accelerate investments in the US, to contribute $350 Billion in next five years

Apple

Apple announced that it is accelerating its investments in the U. S. standing by its commitment to support the US economy. With Apple’s current phase of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, the company estimates a $55 billion contribution for 2018 and a total of $350 billion in the next five years. Continue reading “Apple to accelerate investments in the US, to contribute $350 Billion in next five years”

Samsung Exynos 5 Series 7872 Hexa-Core 14nm processor with Bluetooth 5, iris sensor support announced

Samsung has announced new Exynos 5 Series 7872 hexa-core processor based on 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology  for mid-range smartphones. It has built-in LTE Cat.7 modem that would offer download speed of 300Mbps and supports aggregation of up to two carriers. Continue reading “Samsung Exynos 5 Series 7872 Hexa-Core 14nm processor with Bluetooth 5, iris sensor support announced”

Alcatel 3C with 6-inch full-screen display, fingerprint sensor announced

TCL has introduced a new entry-level smartphone – Alcatel 3C in Italy. The company introduced new 1, 3 and 5 smartphone series along with new smartphones -Alcatel 1X, Alcatel 3V, and Alcatel 5 that were showcased last week in CES 2018. Continue reading “Alcatel 3C with 6-inch full-screen display, fingerprint sensor announced”

Xiaomi takes blame for WhatsApp obsolete error, announces a fix

WhatsApp is one of the most used instant messaging application. This is mainly due to the fact that, it is a cross-platform application and offers a lot of value-added services like voice calls, video calls, multimedia sharing, group chat, and not to forget the end-to-end encryption of these messages. On 13th January, several users, especially the ones with Xiaomi smartphones started noticing an error, which blocked the users from using instant-message with a message “This version of WhatsApp has become Obsolete on 13-Jan-2018” and asked the users to update the same using Google Play store. Continue reading “Xiaomi takes blame for WhatsApp obsolete error, announces a fix”

Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 50-inch 4K HDR TV with A.I. voice remote announced

Xiaomi introduced 43-inch and 49-inch 1080p, 55-inch, 65-inch 4K HDR TVs  and the cheapest 32-inch smart TV in the Mi TV 4A series last year. Now it has introduced a new 50-inch 4K HDR TV in the series. It has PatchWall, a UI layer on top of the Android OS that’s based on deep learning AI technology. It can curate content based on recommendations. It also have Dolby and DTS Audio. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 50-inch 4K HDR TV with A.I. voice remote announced”

ACT Fibernet launches ‘ACT Entertainment’ Broadband Plan in Hyderabad for Rs. 740

ACT Fibernet

After Bengaluru, ACT Fibernet has launched home entertainment package ‘ACT Entertainment’ broadband plan in Hyderabad. In partnership with Hooq TV, YUPP TV and FastFilmz it is offering bundled entertainment package to all these services in the plan. “Customers opting for this plan can enjoy additional benefits to choose any of these services without paying an extra amount of Rs.229 each per month,” said the company. Continue reading “ACT Fibernet launches ‘ACT Entertainment’ Broadband Plan in Hyderabad for Rs. 740”

Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be available in 17 new countries including India later this year

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Surface Book 2 in 17 markets including India. The Surface Book 2 was announced back in October last year, and the 13.5-inch model is already available in most markets, while the 15-inch model pre-orders will begin today and would go on sale later this year.  Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be available in 17 new countries including India later this year”

Honor 9 Lite Unboxing and First Impressions

Huawei’s Honor brand today launched the Honor 9 Lite smartphone in India, soon after the launch of Honor 7X. This has dual front and rear cameras similar to the Honor 9i, but it has a smaller 5.65-inch full-screen display. Check out the unboxing below.

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Hike Total offers essential services like messaging, news, recharge and more without internet

Hike Total

Hike today announced ‘Total’ feature with an aim to bring internet to the next billion users. It is capable of bringing essential services like messaging, news, recharge and more without needing an active data connection. For the sections that require data, Hike is offering data plans for as low as Rs. 1. Continue reading “Hike Total offers essential services like messaging, news, recharge and more without internet”

OPPO A83 with 5.7-inch full-screen display, face unlock launched in India for Rs. 13990

OPPO has launched A83, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘A series’ in India. It was introduced in China last month, has a 5.7 HD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by MediaTek Helio P23 SoC with 3GB RAM, comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with support for A.I beauty technology that scan 200 facial recognition spots to beautify a selfie shot perfectly as well as face unlock to unlock the phone quickly. Continue reading “OPPO A83 with 5.7-inch full-screen display, face unlock launched in India for Rs. 13990”