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HTC VIVE announces special Independence Day bundle offer HTC VIVE announces special Independence Day bundle offer

As a part of the independence day celebrations, all new customers will get an opportunity to buy the VIVE at a reduced price of Rs. 87,990 from its current price of Rs 92,990.With the purchase of HTC VIVE, customers will also receive Rs. 3,000 Steam gift card that can be redeemed. 

Smartphone screen maker Japan Display cutting 30% of workforce

Japan Display, born out of the 2012 merger of the liquid crystal display divisions of Hitachi, Toshiba and Sony, has been lagging behind its foreign rivals as the industry shifts to new technologies.

US trade body to probe Apple on Qualcomm's patent claims US trade body to probe Apple on Qualcomm's patent claims

The mobile-phone chip-maker claimed that Apple violated potentially six of its patents in how it uses the Intel modems.

Coming soon: Disney's own streaming service

Walt Disney is throwing its hat into the streaming ring, consequently ending its agreement with Netflix.

NSDC, Google to launch mobile app development programme NSDC, Google to launch mobile app development programme

"We believe India is uniquely placed to innovate and shape the internet experience of billions of users who are and will come online on the mobile platform," Peter Lubbers, Head of Google Developer Training said.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition now available from $1,829

Google sells the eye-wearable device with `Glass for Work` partners which are authorised to develop and deliver enterprise solutions for Glass customers.

Kingston launches KC1000 SSD in India

The storage device delivers up to 290,000 IOPS (Input/Output operations per second) and supports PCIe Gen3 x4 interface.

Now send postcards, texts along with money, using  Paytm ! Now send postcards, texts along with money, using Paytm !

The sent postcards and the amount with it is however completely refundable if the recipient fails to accept it within a time period of 10 days. 

No under-glass Touch ID in Apple iPhone 8 No under-glass Touch ID in Apple iPhone 8

In a breather to its rival Samsung, Apple has decided to give its Touch ID security solution for its forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset a pass and will instead rely on face unlock feature for all works, an analyst has said.

Trai, app firms to deliberate on speed testing methodologies Trai, app firms to deliberate on speed testing methodologies

Amid a raging debate on efficacy and results of speed test apps, Trai plans to 'study' the methodology and other nuances of such applications used for checking upload and download speeds of data, an official said.

Huawei to join offline expansion bandwagon in India

Riding on the success of its "Honor" sub-brand, the time is ripe for the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei to ramp up its offline presence in India, especially in tier II and III cities, says a top company executive.

Google likely to launch Snapchat 'Discover' competitor Google likely to launch Snapchat 'Discover' competitor

Google is developing a technology that would allow news publishers to build a news service that is similar to Snapchat `Discover`, by making mini-magazine of slides that users could swipe one-by-one on their smartphones, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Reliance Jio does it again, tops TRAI June test as fastest 4G operator Reliance Jio does it again, tops TRAI June test as fastest 4G operator

As per the TRAI test results, Bharti Airtel's average 4G download speed was lowest at 8.91 mbps. The company has been claiming to be the fastest 4G service provider as per tests conducted by private broadband speed measuring firms.

New system automatically retouches smartphone images like a pro New system automatically retouches smartphone images like a pro

It is so energy-efficient that it can run on a cellphone, and it is so fast that it can display retouched images in real-time, so that the photographer can see the final version of the image while still framing the shot, according to a paper presented at Siggraph 2017, a digital graphics conference here. 

Cyber attacks on India minimum, but govt alert: IT minister

As per the information reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERTIn), a total of 65 incidents involving ransomware were reported between 2014 and 2017 till June, he said in the Lok Sabha.

Google may launch native ad-blocker for Chrome Google may launch native ad-blocker for Chrome

Users can download the recent `Chrome Canary` from Google Play Store to try it out, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday.

Microsoft Word to ''Read Aloud'' text for the dyslexic Microsoft Word to ''Read Aloud'' text for the dyslexic

The software giant was testing text-to-speech features in Word for quite some time.

Mere spends on IT can't prevent cyber attacks, says report Mere spends on IT can't prevent cyber attacks, says report

Operational technology and consumer technology systems have long been used in industrial and end-user products to monitor and control physical processes.

Paytm plans to launch messaging service to rival WhatsApp Paytm plans to launch messaging service to rival WhatsApp

India`s leading digital payments firm Paytm plans to launch a messaging service to rival Facebook Inc`s WhatsApp by the end of this month, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Google wants local developers to build apps optimised for India Google wants local developers to build apps optimised for India

Speaking at Google India`s first-ever `App Excellence Summit` here, she said: "We support developers` imaginations and make Android consumers aware of the new experiences our developers are creating".

Suicide searches increase after Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' Suicide searches increase after Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'

The researches have found that the phrase "how to commit suicide" went up 26 per cent and "commit suicide" rose by 18 percent. In addition, "how to kill yourself" increased by nine percent, reports people.com.

Microsoft to remove Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone Microsoft to remove Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

Microsoft`s SwiftKey keyboard now competes against the likes of Google`s Gboard keyboard and various other iOS and Android keyboards.

Apple fails to get rid of FaceTime lawsuit Apple fails to get rid of FaceTime lawsuit

According to a report in CNET on Monday, the company has failed in its bid to dismiss the lawsuit and the US District Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that iPhone 4 and 4S users can pursue claims against Apple. 

Facebook acquires AI startup to make Messenger smarter Facebook acquires AI startup to make Messenger smarter

The four-year-old start-up claims that its virtual assistants can understand and provide answers to questions which do not have simple "yes" or "no" answers.

Google introduces doodling, YouTube, Maps on Gboard Google introduces doodling, YouTube, Maps on Gboard

Aiming to ease accessibility of Google`s services, the latest additions to Gboard will help users access these services without opening the browser each time, thereby increasing its popularity among the customers.

SAT stays IRDAI order on Sahara Life for a week

Giving a week's relief to Sahara India Life Insurance (SILIC), the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) today stayed the IRDAI decision to sell the business of the Sahara group company to ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.

Facebook enables sharing 'Stories' feature with public Facebook enables sharing 'Stories' feature with public

"This is something we rolled out a few weeks ago. The `Public` setting allows your `Followers` to see your story, in addition to your `Friends,`" a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Contained situation to a large extent: BSNL on external virus attack Contained situation to a large extent: BSNL on external virus attack

The statement added: "Instructions have been issued to all BSNL field units to educate all the customers about the procedures to configure their modems to prevent any vulnerability exploitation."

New Microsoft HoloLens to incorporate AI New Microsoft HoloLens to incorporate AI

According to a report in Financial Tribune on Sunday, the second version of HoloLens` custom multiprocessor -- called a "holographic processing unit" or HPU -- will enable HoloLens to do the kind of deep learning processing that typically is done only in the cloud.

Facebook shuts artificial intelligence system after bots create own language Facebook shuts artificial intelligence system after bots create own language

In June, researchers from the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) found that while they were busy trying to improve chatbots, the "dialogue agents" were creating their own language.