Intel accuses Qualcomm’s anti-competitive actions for mobile chips

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Intel has accused Qualcomm of creating a monopoly for itself and not licensing “standard-essential” patents at a fair rate as required by law. The statement, filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) comes in response to Qualcomm’s suit against Apple alleging that the iPhone maker was infringing on six patents that aided iPhone battery life. Continue reading “Intel accuses Qualcomm’s anti-competitive actions for mobile chips”

The Essential Phone will start shipping in “few weeks”, confirms Andy Rubin

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Android creator Andy Rubin introduced the Essential Phone in May. Pre-order for the phone had began since the announcement and the phone was expected to start shipping this month but that it failed to meet the deadline. Now, Rubin has shared it’s close to shipping its new smartphone. Continue reading “The Essential Phone will start shipping in “few weeks”, confirms Andy Rubin”

Weekly update – Xiaomi Mi Max 2, LG Q8, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi TV 4A and more

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This week, Xiaomi launched  Mi Max 2 in India, LG announced Q8, a smaller version of the V20 smartphone, Sony launched Xperia XA1 Ultra. Let’s take a look at all the important launches and announcements that took place this week. Continue reading “Weekly update — Xiaomi Mi Max 2, LG Q8, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi TV 4A and more”

Facebook’s new patents suggests a modular smartphone is in the works

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It looks like Facebook is exploring modular smartphones. The social network has filed a patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a “modular electromechanical device” that would allow users to easily swap existing components. This development was first spotted by Business Insider. Continue reading “Facebook’s new patents suggests a modular smartphone is in the works”

iVooMi Me4 and Me5 with Android 7.0, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 3499 and Rs. 4499

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Chinese smartphone maker iVOOMi has launched Me4 and Me5, its latest budget smartphones with 4G VoLTE support and Android 7.0 (Nougat) in India. The Me4 comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display and the Me5 has a 5-inch HD display. These have dual SIM support, similar to most other smartphones. Continue reading “iVooMi Me4 and Me5 with Android 7.0, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 3499 and Rs. 4499”

Google Search update makes it easier to discover events happening in your city

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Google has updated Search to make it easier for you to find all the popular events that are happening in your city. The popular events feature is available via Google Search app and the mobile web. The feature was first launched in the US in May. Continue reading “Google Search update makes it easier to discover events happening in your city”

Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick world’s first USB-based deep learning kit announced

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Intel has announced Movidius Neural Compute Stick, which is the world’s first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator delivering dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices.

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TRAI rejects floor pricing proposal for data and voice calls by telecom operators

Today the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) rejected proposal of Telecom players to fix a floor price for both voice and data services and said it did not seem to be a ‘workable idea’. After proposal from telecom industry stakeholders last week for fixation of a minimum floor price for data and voice calls, TRAI had given them a meeting today, where Idea Cellular is said to have prepared a presentation to support it.

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Motorola Pulse M Premium Designer Over-Ear Headphones launched in India for Rs. 2999

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Motorola Pulse M Over-the- Ear Wired Headphone has launched in India. It is premium headphones targeted at those who are looking for a rich audio experience. It has a white leather and rose gold metal finish design for a premium look and also promises comfortable experience. It has over-ear cups and 40mm drivers. Continue reading “Motorola Pulse M Premium Designer Over-Ear Headphones launched in India for Rs. 2999”

WD Blue 250GB SSD Review

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After completing SanDisk acquisition last year, Western Digital introduced WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA SSDs for consumers in October. These were was launched in India a few months back. Both these promise near-maximum speed of SATA drives. Is the WD Blue 250GB SSD worth the price? Let us find out in the review.

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Clips app gets Disney and Pixar characters and new graphic overlays

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Apple had launched Clips video creation app for iPhone and iPad earlier in March. Now, the company has updated the app with addition of classic Disney and Pixar characters. The update which bumps the app to version 1.1 also features animated overlays of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck.

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ZOPO Speed X with 5-inch 1080p display, dual rear cameras, Android 7.0 launched in India for Rs. 9499

ZOPO Speed X

ZOPO announced the Speed X smartphone last month, today it has officially launched the phone in the country. It has a 5-inch 1080p display, unibody metal design, 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

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Reliance Jio clocks 125 million customers, has over 100 million paying Jio Prime users

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Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries at the company’s 40th annual AGM announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 120 million customers in 10 months of launch, adding 7 customers every second on average. He also said the company has over 100 million paid customers, since March, which is the biggest free to paid user migration, and most have recharged for Rs. 309 or more. Earlier this year the company had crossed 100 million customers in 170 days of launch. Continue reading “Reliance Jio clocks 125 million customers, has over 100 million paying Jio Prime users”

Google Motion Stills GIF-making app launched for Android

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Google has finally launched Motion Still app for Android. Introduced for iOS last year, the app uses video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans to remove shakiness for creating smooth GIFs. You can simply tap the camera button that will automatically capture a three-second clip as a looping GIF. Continue reading “Google Motion Stills GIF-making app launched for Android”

JioPhone ‘Made in India’ VoLTE feature phone launched, effectively free with refundable security deposit

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Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Reliance Industries at the company’s 40th AGM today announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 125 million customers in 10 months of launch, adding 7 customers every second on average and has more than 100 million paying Jio Prime customers. Continue reading “JioPhone ‘Made in India’ VoLTE feature phone launched, effectively free with refundable security deposit”