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  • OnePlus developing its own Smart TV

    Shenzhen: Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus announced on Monday that the company is developing a Smart TV called “OnePlus TV” under its Founder and CEO Pete Lau. The development of “OnePlus TV” comes as a “natural extension” for the company with the aim to address the gaps in the TV segment and balance high-quality minimalistic hardware with the latest technology, the company said in a statement. “With this new division, we’re excited to explore the

  • Engineers from British Columbia University develop cheap and portable smartphone-powered ultrasound machine

    Toronto: Engineers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe — no bigger than a Band-Aid — is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone. It could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Conventional ultrasound scanners use piezoelectric crystals to create images of the inside of the body and send them to a computer to create sonograms.

  • LG Q Stylus+ smartphone in India for Rs 21,990

    New Delhi: Expanding its Q series of smartphones, LG India on Tuesday launched Q Stylus+ for Rs 21,990 in the country. The device is available in a 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage variant. Housed in a metallic body, the 6.2-inch FHD+ “FullVision” is incredibly bright and has vivid colours with 18:9 aspect ratio. “The LG Q Stylus adds another dimension to our series of exceptionally-priced mid-range phones that deliver amazing value to consumers,” Advait

  • Apple delays ‘Group FaceTime’ feature for video calls

    San Francisco: Apple has delayed its “Group FaceTime” feature that will allow up to 32 people to simultaneously participate in video calls on iOS devices. According to a report in 9to5Mac on Monday, “Group FaceTime” has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall”. “Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac appears to be delayed and won’t be ready in time for iOS

  • 70% smartphone users in India switched brands in Q2: Report

    New Delhi: More than 70 per cent of smartphone users in India switched brands in the second quarter of this year, befitting Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi the most which sold nearly 37 per cent of the phones that were replaced, according a CyberMedia Research (CMR) report on Wednesday.

  • LG launches ‘G7 plus ThinQ’ with dual cameras in India

    New Delhi: LG Electronics India on Monday launched a premium smartphone “G7+ThinQ” in India for Rs 39,990. With features such as 1,000nit “Super Bright FullVision” display, IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, “BoomBoxSpeakers” and 16+16MP dual Artificial Intelligence (AI) camera, the device will be avialble on Flipkart starting August 10.

  • Sex and the city: Transactional sex

    Q: My girlfriend keeps asking for expensive gifts each time we have sex. I have already bought her jewellery, a smartphone and a watch along with several clothes and perfumes. I have started feeling that I’m having ‘paid sex’ and that there’s something seriously missing from her side in terms of emotional investment. I’m getting uncomfortable with this ‘transactional sex’. Does she want the ‘good life’ or me? Please guide me.

  • Xiaomi ‘Redmi Note 5’ series hits 5 million sales in India

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday said its “Redmi Note 5″ series has crossed 5 million sales in India within 4 months.’Redmi Note 5′ and ‘Redmi Note 5 Pro’, including all variants for both smartphones, have gained massive popularity and received huge love from Mi fans,” the company said in a statement.

  • Selfie Culture Is Here To Stay – Agam Berry From Quantified Commerce

    There are almost more smartphone owners in India than there are people in the entire United States. There are about 650 million mobile phone users in India, out of those users, a little over 300 million have smartphones. Now, take into consideration India’s very young population, with the average citizen’s age around 28 years old. Now, what do twenty-somethings like to do with their smartphones? They like to take selfies. Lots and lots of

  • Micromax unveils new ‘Canvas 2 Plus’ in India

    New Delhi: Domestic handset-maker Micromax on Friday unveiled its new “Canvas 2 Plus” smartphone at Rs 8,999. The smartphone comes with a 18:9 screen ratio, 8MP selfie camera, 13MP rear camera, 3GB double data rate type three (DDR3) RAM, 32GB memory, face-unlock feature, fingerprint sensor and a 22-regional language support.

  • Honor 10: Premium look, more storage, optimum run, less cost

    New Delhi: If you have a little over Rs. 30,000 and wish for a top-of-the-line smartphone, there aren’t many good options available in India although the price segment is full of Chinese devices and older Apple phones. The truth is that barring OnePlus 6, no device comes closer — even the much-hyped Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 – to charm the wannabes in the Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 segment.

  • OnePlus 6: Holistic flagship experience at half the price

    New Delhi, Since the release of OnePlus 3, Smartphone maker OnePlus has embraced the strategy of launching two smartphones each year sans fancy gimmicks, focusing on building strong hardware backed by top-notch chipsets. OnePlus 6 is the latest iteration from the company which is a first in the OnePlus’ line-up to feature a refreshing all-glass design — a radical change from its predecessors.

  • Samsung must pay Apple $539mn in patent lawsuit: US court

    San Francisco, A US court has finally asked Samsung to pay $539 million to Apple for copying patented iPhone designs, after the two giants got entangled in a legal battle in 2011. According to a report in Fortune late Thursday, Samsung was found liable in the initial verdict in 2012 and was initially asked to pay over $1 billion to Apple but the amount was later reduced in further court hearings. Under

  • Smartphone overindulgence blamed for weapons snatching in J-K; on-duty sentries banned from using it

    Srinagar, Blaming overindulgence in use of smartphones by police personnel for spike in weapon-snatching incidents in the Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir police has banned use of such gadgets by its sentries during duty time. The order, issued by Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Armed, A K Choudhary, yesterday, said the tendency not only lowered the image of the police, but also compromises with personal security of individuals. “It has been

  • Florida cops try to unlock phone with dead man’s finger

    New York: Two detectives in Florida reportedly visited a funeral home to unlock the deceased man’s smartphone by using his fingerprint, a move which has been claimed as disrespectful and a violation of rights, the media reported. Linus F. Phillip, 30, was shot and killed on March 23 at a Wawa gas station in Florida, after police said he tried to drive away when an officer was about to search him, the

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    Karbonn launches “Titanium Jumbo 2” at Rs 5,999

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Karbonn Mobiles on Friday launched a new smartphone “Titanium Jumbo 2” at Rs 5,999 on Amazon.in. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch screen with HD IPS full lamination 2.5D curved display.

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    Indore: Text Neck Syndrome Dark side of smartphone romance

    Indore: Smartphones and other hand held devices are indeed making our lives easier and simpler by enabling us get connected and stay updated; but as we know, every coin has two sides.  The darker side of being plugged with the electronic gadgets is a disease called Text Neck Syndrome, which is silently but swiftly increasing among people in city and especially the young ones. After all, staring at the screen for hours