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How you lock smartphone can reveal your age: Study

The study tracked 134 volunteers, ranging from 19 to 63 years of age, through a custom app installed on their Android phones.

Jun 20, 2019, 13:56 PM IST

This app turns your phone into robot

The researchers demonstrated this app with robots watering a plant, vacuuming and transporting objects. A study on the embedded app, called VRa, was presented at DIS 2019 in San Diego.

Jun 19, 2019, 16:15 PM IST

Nokia confirms 42 5G deals with operators globally

Since the announcement of the 30th commercial 5G contract at the end of March, the company has seen one major contract win each week.

Jun 05, 2019, 15:20 PM IST

Instagram unveils new data-saving feature on Android

The feature would neither pre-load videos nor download high-resolution images, unless the user chooses, giving people the ability to control their data usage on Instagram and increase the speed for loading images.

Jun 05, 2019, 15:18 PM IST

Google Messages cross 500 mn installs on Play Store

The number is significant because Google does not require phone- makers to pre-install this app as a part of the Google Mobile Services package, despite which, the app seems to be in good use.

May 28, 2019, 11:37 AM IST

Smartphone shipment in Q3 up 5% at 44 million units

Xiaomi led the tally with 27 per cent market share, followed by Samsung (23 per cent), Vivo (10 per cent), Micromax (9 per cent) and OPPO (8 per cent) during the third quarter.

Oct 23, 2018, 16:57 PM IST

Teen refuses to give his smartphone, 'friend' kills him, burns his body in Hyderabad

The arrested youth picked the deceased from Uppal and took him to an isolated place in Adibatla where he attacked him with a stick before setting him ablaze. 

Jul 17, 2018, 11:57 AM IST

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

The order said the tendency not only lowered the image of the police, but also compromises with personal security of individuals.

May 24, 2018, 12:53 PM IST

62% Indians run out of smartphone space every three months: Report

Almost 64% said they had lost a precious photo or video from their smartphone as a result of files not being backed up.

Mar 26, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

Smartphone addiction linked to anxiety, depression: Study

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Well, nowadays most of the people are hooked to their phones.

Mar 22, 2018, 15:50 PM IST

Vladimir Putin admits he does not have a smartphone

The 65-year-old, Putin has previously admitted to technological cluelessness by saying in 2005 that he did not have a mobile phone at all.

Feb 08, 2018, 21:51 PM IST

Negativity on social media got you down? There is now a name for that feeling

The continuous exposure to bad news on social media combined with excessive smartphone use can take a toll on the mind.

Nov 11, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Chinese woman goes partially blind after 24-hour gaming binge

The gaming addict was reportedly playing the multiplayer online game "Honour of Kings" when she suddenly lost vision from her right eye.

Oct 11, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

Third of smartphone notifications worsen our mood: Study

Researchers at the Nottingham Trent University in the UK studied the effect on mood in 50 participants who received thousands of digital alerts over a five-week period.

Oct 04, 2017, 11:47 AM IST

This new electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration

The electronic skin has better trackers, greater flexibility, smaller size and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch just about anywhere on the body.

Aug 22, 2017, 22:49 PM IST

Don't panic if you don't see your phone nearby – It could lead to anxiety, say researchers

Nomophobia may serve as an indicator of a social disorder or phobia for individuals with a strong dependency on communication through virtual environments, research suggested.

Aug 20, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

LG unveils more details for V30

LG Electronics Inc on Monday revealed features for the upcoming flagship V30, which lets users fully utilise the "Full Vision" display that minimises bezels for a wider screen.

Aug 14, 2017, 15:39 PM IST

New handheld device turns smartphone into diagnostic tool

The USD 550 spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) Analyzer attaches to a smartphone and analyses patient blood, urine, or saliva samples as reliably as clinic-based instruments that cost thousands of dollars.

Aug 11, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Most Indian smartphone users face poor Internet connection

Despite the massive growth in mobile data usage in the past eight months in India, 56 per cent of smartphone users have no access to Internet at least once a day, a new report said on Monday.

Jul 31, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Jio phone: Idea flags net neutrality worries; to launch its own handset

Idea Cellular has flagged net neutrality concerns about Reliance Jio's proposed 4G phones, saying it will only allow the apps of the operator's choice and that it will also launch a slightly expensive handset as a counter to it.

Jul 30, 2017, 13:14 PM IST