Uber releases road safety features in drivers app in 29 Indian cities

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In a bid to predict, prevent and reduce road accidents, Uber has rolled out new safety features in the driver’s app powered by telematics. These features were first rolled out for driver partners in Bangalore and will now be available for hundreds of thousands of driver partners in 29 cities across India. Continue reading “Uber releases road safety features in drivers app in 29 Indian cities”

Reos Iota Lite Bluetooth Smart LED Bulb Review

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As technology works to revolutionize and upgrade every facet of life, it is just the basic utilities like fans and lighting systems that have been relatively left behind. Sure, Philips has spearheaded this category with their Hue series of lights and lamps but the cost attached to embracing the format has made it out of the reach for a lot of prospective buyers especially in India. Cube26, a Bangalore based startup has been involved in the IOT sphere for some time now and recently introduced the next generation of its smart LED bulbs. We decided to take them for a spin and see how well they work out. Continue reading “Reos Iota Lite Bluetooth Smart LED Bulb Review”

Xiaomi targets $14.5 billion revenue in 2017

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Xiaomi has set new targets for 2017. The Chinese smartphone maker has revealed that it is targeting more than 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) in revenue in 2017. Xiaomi Chief Executive Lei Jun said “the worst is over” and touted 2016 as a “make-up year”.

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Airtel Payments Bank launched in 29 states across India

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After rolling out pilots in several cities, Airtel Payments Bank, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel today rolled out its banking services at 250,000 banking points in all the 29 states across the country. Airtel retail stores across the country will also function as banking points, and customers will be able to open savings accounts, deposit and withdraw cash across any of these banking points. Continue reading “Airtel Payments Bank launched in 29 states across India”

Android Wear 2.0 is coming in February, confirms Google

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Android Wear 2.0 is finally arriving in February. The release that was scheduled for last year had further delayed till early 2017. Now, Google has confirmed that the next version of Android Wear is coming next month via an email to that was sent out to app developers.  Continue reading “Android Wear 2.0 is coming in February, confirms Google”

Gionee Steel 2 with 5-inch display, 3GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE announced

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Gionee has introduced Steel 2, its latest budget smartphone in the Steel series in China. It ha a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Amigo 3.5 UI. It packs a huge 4000mAh battery that promises up to 45.45h of talk time, up to 7.94 hours of continuous video playback and up to 527.04h of standby. Continue reading “Gionee Steel 2 with 5-inch display, 3GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE announced”

Coolpad Conjr with 5-inch display, 3GB RAM, metal body expected to launch in India this January

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Coolpad introduced Conjr, its latest budget smartphone with unibody metal design at the CES 2017 last week. Now the company has announced that the phone could launch in India as early as this month. The phone packs a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, has 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Cool UI 8.0. Continue reading “Coolpad Conjr with 5-inch display, 3GB RAM, metal body expected to launch in India this January”

Google is testing Android 7.1 Nougat for Chrome OS with multi-window support

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Android 7.1 is currently in testing in Chrome’s Canary channel, according to one reader of Chrome Unboxed. Nougat could be rolling out to a collection of Chromebooks as pictures of a pre-release version of Chrome OS featuring Android 7.1 integration have surfaced. Continue reading “Google is testing Android 7.1 Nougat for Chrome OS with multi-window support”

HTC U Play with 5.2-inch 1080p display, 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor announced

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HTC today announced HTC U Play, a smaller version of the HTC U Ultra with a 5.2-inch 1080p display without a secondary screen. This has the has same glass design with a metal frame and HTC Sense Companion for AI-based suggestions. This is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, has 16-megapixel front and rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor on the front.

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HTC U Ultra with 5.7-inch Quad HD display, secondary display, Snapdragon 821, Android 7.0 announced

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HTC just announced U Ultra, the company’s flagship smartphone in the new ‘U series’. The main highlight of the smartphone is the 2-inch 520 PPI secondary touch-screen display above the main display, like the LG V20. It has a glass finish on the front and back, and a metal frame and the rear glass is fully curved at all four edges. HTC says that it has developed a unique process called optical spectrum hybrid deposition” to give the glass multi-layered color. Continue reading “HTC U Ultra with 5.7-inch Quad HD display, secondary display, Snapdragon 821, Android 7.0 announced”

Idea launches new bundled plans with extra 4G data, unlimited local and national calls

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Followed by Airtel, Idea Cellular has launched new packs for pre-paid and post-paid customers that  offers additional free data for customers with 4G handsets as well as unlimited calls. Idea said that the new initiative will allow customers to avail 12 months free data worth up to Rs. 9,000 on a new 4G handset.

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Sony tipped to release flagship smartphone with OLED display in 2018

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Sony is expected to launch Xperia smartphone with OLED display in 2018, according to a latest report from Nikkan, a Japanese publication. The company will adopt OLED display only for the premium Xperia smartphone and not for entire range.
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Facebook Live now lets you live stream from web

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Facebook has updated Live to add the ability for users to go live directly from their desktop. Users can now go live on Facebook via a web browser to Pages. The social network says the new tools and improvements will give publishers more control, customization, and flexibility over their broadcasts. Continue reading “Facebook Live now lets you live stream from web”

Nokia teases more Android smartphones are coming on February 26 at MWC 2017

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HMD Global introduced the Nokia 6 smartphone earlier this week, which will go on sale exclusively in China on January 19th. It already confirmed its appearance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 that is scheduled between February 27th and March 2nd in Barcelona. Now we have a date for the event.
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