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Lenovo unveils new range of consumer laptops in India
Lenovo unveils new range of consumer laptops in India

With an eye on the festive season, Chinese technology company Lenovo on Monday launched a new range of consumer laptops in the country that promises a faster and more powerful experience.

Apple loses patent retrial to VirnetX, owes $302.4 million
Apple loses patent retrial to VirnetX, owes $302.4 million

A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple Inc to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp`s patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application.

Coolpad Note 5 smartphone launched in India at Rs 10,999; to be available from Oct 18
Coolpad Note 5 smartphone launched in India at Rs 10,999; to be available from Oct 18

 Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Friday launched its Note 5 smartphone which is packed with features at a disruptive price of Rs 10,999.
 

Foxconn's Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED panel production
Foxconn's Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED panel production

Japan`s Sharp Corp said it will spend $570 million on its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen business - one of its first major investments since it was taken over by Taiwan`s Foxconn although the amount pales in comparison to efforts by South Korean rivals.

Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's $26.2 bn LinkedIn acquisition
Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's $26.2 bn LinkedIn acquisition

Cloud computing company Salesforce is reportedly trying to block the $26.2 billion Microsoft-LinkedIn deal, arguing that Microsoft`s acquisition of the enterprise social network LinkedIn will be anti-competitive.

Google rebrands cloud business, adds more artificial intelligence
Google rebrands cloud business, adds more artificial intelligence

Alphabet Inc`s Google said on Thursday it renamed its business-to-business cloud computing brand and enhanced some enterprise applications using artificial intelligence, the company`s latest gambit to better compete with Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp. in the lucrative cloud business.

Apple's $45 mn facility in China to focus on hardware
Apple's $45 mn facility in China to focus on hardware

Concerned over falling iPhone sales and the phenomenal rise of Chinese smartphone players, Apple has set up its first research and development centre in China with the initial investment of 100 million yuan ($15 million).

Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud
Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud

Swedish music-streaming service provider Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire German rival SoundCloud, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the discussions.

Lenovo offers exciting deals this festive season
Lenovo offers exciting deals this festive season

Chinese smartphone major Lenovo on Tuesday announced exciting offers on Lenovo products this festive season.

Are Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tech failures of recent times?
Are Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tech failures of recent times?

As we enter a technology era where Next-Gen devices are launched every single day, some are bound to fail as they don`t connect with consumers -- while a few will be remembered as being ahead of their time.

Google's October 4 event: Here's what to expect, how to watch
Google's October 4 event: Here's what to expect, how to watch

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Google has already sent the invites out for it's big event on October 4 in San Francisco, America.

Google's Home Assistant which obeys your voice command likely to be announced next month
Google's Home Assistant which obeys your voice command likely to be announced next month

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Google Home Assistant-Google Home- which works on voice command is expected to be formally announced in an event on October 4.

HP expects 'digitally active' consumers to push printers business
HP expects 'digitally active' consumers to push printers business

Tech major HP expects strong growth in its printer business in the country, driven by increasing uptake by "digitally active" consumers who are looking for innovative and cost-friendly printing solutions.

Samsung Note 7 sales to be hit in China after global recall: Report
Samsung Note 7 sales to be hit in China after global recall: Report

In mainland China, 51.9 percent people plan not to buy Samsung smartphones in light of the global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones owing to exploding batteries, a media report said on Monday.

HP unveils world's smallest all-in-one Inkjet printer series
HP unveils world's smallest all-in-one Inkjet printer series

With a focus on tech-savvy consumers who need compact machines with on-the-go printing features, HP Inc. on Monday unveiled world`s smallest 3700 all-in-one printer series which offers easy printing from a smartphone or tablet.

 Re-launch of Galaxy Note 7 sales in South Korea postponed: What's cooking?
Re-launch of Galaxy Note 7 sales in South Korea postponed: What's cooking?

Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible.

Google Glass now helping doctors during emergency
Google Glass now helping doctors during emergency

Although eye wearable device Google Glass did not take off as it was projected to be, the device is helping Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics communicate with ease with doctors during emergencies.

Intex ropes in Suresh Raina as brand ambassador for speakers' segment
Intex ropes in Suresh Raina as brand ambassador for speakers' segment

Domestic smartphone-maker Intex technologies on Saturday announced the appointment of cricketer and Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador for a new range of speakers` segment.

Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company
Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company

A high-end Samsung smartphone caught fire inside a Chennai-bound IndiGo aircraft on Friday, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing.

Microsoft told to compensate after Windows 10 'affected' PCs
Microsoft told to compensate after Windows 10 'affected' PCs

 A British consumer watchdog has told technology giant Microsoft to compensate customers whose computers have been adversely affected by the Windows 10 upgrade.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 launched in India at Rs 1,999; comes with heart rate sensor
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 launched in India at Rs 1,999; comes with heart rate sensor

Equipped with new features such as OLED display, heart rate sensor, the Mi Band 2 will on sale on Mi.com starting September 27.

Samsung says there are 3 reports of China phone battery fire
Samsung says there are 3 reports of China phone battery fire

Samsung Electronics says it has received three reports of Galaxy Note 7 battery fires in China.

Xiaomi's Mi Air Purifier 2 launched in India at Rs 9,999
Xiaomi's Mi Air Purifier 2 launched in India at Rs 9,999

Mi Air Purifier 2 seamlessly connects to the cloud via Wi-Fi, enabled by the Mi Home app.

Xiaomi to bring crowdfunding platform to India
Xiaomi to bring crowdfunding platform to India

Chinese tech firm Xiaomi may soon bring its 'crowdfunding' platform to India that will help start-ups working on consumer electronics to sell their wares through the medium.

Siri comes to Mac with all-new capabilities –Know them
Siri comes to Mac with all-new capabilities –Know them

MacOS Sierra, the latest major release of the world`s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update, Apple has announced, adding that macOS Sierra now brings Siri to the Mac systems.

HCL set to move from data centres to Cloud
HCL set to move from data centres to Cloud

With an aim to boost digital transformation, HCL Technologies will increase investment on SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud) -- especially Cloud -- in next couple of years, a top company executive has said.

Yahoo Messenger rolls out new video sharing feature
Yahoo Messenger rolls out new video sharing feature

Yahoo on Tuesday announced a new feature of sharing videos on its instant messaging platform Yahoo Messenger.

 

Paytm to extend health insurance to 3 lakh auto & cab partners
Paytm to extend health insurance to 3 lakh auto & cab partners

Mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm on Monday said it will enable health insurance for three lakh auto and cab partners across the country.

Microsoft to close London Skype office, 400 people to be laid off
Microsoft to close London Skype office, 400 people to be laid off

Technology giant Microsoft is planning to close its London office of Skype and to lay off most of the nearly 400 people employed there.