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Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers

Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers

Bose smart speaker owners can now also use Apple AirPlay 2 for simple streaming from Apple devices

Aug 22, 2019, 15:23 PM IST
YouTube to kill direct messaging feature in September

YouTube to kill direct messaging feature in September

But it's not clear why the Google-owned platform has decided to retire the feature. It's being said YouTube would focus on beefing up the site's comments section.

Aug 22, 2019, 11:47 AM IST
Microsoft contractors can listen to Xbox players' chats: Report

Microsoft contractors can listen to Xbox players' chats: Report

The audio -- mostly of children as they played video games -- was captured by Xbox consoles "by mistake", the contractors were quoted as saying.

Aug 22, 2019, 11:45 AM IST
Data usage revenue jumps to Rs 54,671 crore in 2018: Trai

Data usage revenue jumps to Rs 54,671 crore in 2018: Trai

The volume of average wireless data usage per wireless data subscriber per month has increased from 4.13 GB during the year 2017, to 7.69 GB during 2018, the report said.

Aug 22, 2019, 11:44 AM IST
Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi

Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi

The India smartphone market saw its highest-ever shipment of 36.9 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 -- with 9.9 per cent year-on-year (YoY) and 14.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth

Aug 22, 2019, 11:43 AM IST
Jio gains, Airtel & Voda-Idea lose users: CLSA

Jio gains, Airtel & Voda-Idea lose users: CLSA

While Jio leads with 52 percent share among 3G/4G users, Bharti's share has been stable at 23 percent. But Bharti's incremental market share in 3G/4G additions during January-June has been much

Aug 22, 2019, 11:42 AM IST
Intel unveils 8 new 10th Gen mobile PC chips

Intel unveils 8 new 10th Gen mobile PC chips

The new mobile PC processors (formerly code-named "Comet Lake") are tailor-made to deliver increased productivity and performance scaling for demanding workloads while still enabling thin-and-light

Aug 22, 2019, 11:40 AM IST
Samsung Display cuts LCD production to focus on QD-OLED

Samsung Display cuts LCD production to focus on QD-OLED

The display making subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. has trimmed LCD production at its Asan factory, about 100 km south of Seoul, while preparing a large-scale investment for Quantum Dot (QD)

Aug 22, 2019, 11:38 AM IST
Paytm, SHEROES join hands for women's only platform on app

Paytm, SHEROES join hands for women's only platform on app

One97 Communications Ltd, which owns brand Paytm, has tied up with women's community platform SHEROES to build this community for women on its Paytm Inbox feature, which has registered over 30

Aug 22, 2019, 11:37 AM IST
TikTok launches consumer awareness initiative to drive responsible online conduct

TikTok launches consumer awareness initiative to drive responsible online conduct

The campaign, titled #WaitASecToReflect, has been developed with the mission to inspire users to pause for a second and think about their online conduct, TikTok said in a statement.

Aug 21, 2019, 11:31 AM IST
Google, Gmail down for some users in US

Google, Gmail down for some users in US

Some users had reported they had been able to log in by using an incognito window under the Chrome browser.

Aug 20, 2019, 13:23 PM IST
SC issues notice to Centre on Facebook's plea to transfer case over Aadhaar-social media linking

SC issues notice to Centre on Facebook's plea to transfer case over Aadhaar-social media linking

Facebook Inc had filed a petition in the apex court seeking transfer of cases pending in three High Courts – Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh – for linking social media accounts with Aadhaar in

Aug 20, 2019, 12:53 PM IST
Broadcasters wary of TRAI decision on review pricing

Broadcasters wary of TRAI decision on review pricing

They fear that the intrusive approach by the regulator will only discourage and disincentivise fresh investments into the sector, which can have dire consequences.

Aug 20, 2019, 10:58 AM IST
China trade war will help Samsung, Tim Cook tells Trump

China trade war will help Samsung, Tim Cook tells Trump

Most of Apple's products are assembled in China and will be subject to an additional 10 per cent import tax later this year.

Aug 20, 2019, 09:36 AM IST
Apple Watch 5 to come in ceramic and titanium versions

Apple Watch 5 to come in ceramic and titanium versions

Both new watch models would reportedly come in both the 40mm and 44mm versions and iHelp BR has found animations for the initial Apple Watch setup process.

Aug 20, 2019, 09:34 AM IST
Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in pact for cross-brand file transfer tech

Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in pact for cross-brand file transfer tech

With this tech, smartphones from these brands would soon be able to transfer files at up to 20 mbps without any third-party app ensuring a seamless media transfer experience. It will also support

Aug 20, 2019, 09:33 AM IST
Reliance Jio tops average 4G download speed in July: TRAI

Reliance Jio tops average 4G download speed in July: TRAI

Jio achieved 21.0 Mbps average download speed in the month of July, which was more than over two times of Bharti Airtel's average peak speed of 8.8 mbps in the reported month, as per the TRAI data.

Aug 19, 2019, 17:36 PM IST
Reliance Jio again pips Airtel to become India's 2nd largest mobile operator; adds 82.6 lakh users in June

Reliance Jio again pips Airtel to become India's 2nd largest mobile operator; adds 82.6 lakh users in June

Reliance Jio had 331255614 telecom subscribers in June as compared to 322987567 subscribers in May 2019 While Bharti Airtel had 320353475 subscribers in June as compared to 320383358 subscribers in

Aug 19, 2019, 17:20 PM IST
Facebook seeks transfer of case on linking Aadhaar-social media; SC to hear plea on Tuesday

Facebook seeks transfer of case on linking Aadhaar-social media; SC to hear plea on Tuesday

Facebook Inc had filed a petition in the apex court seeking transfer of cases pending in three High Courts – Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh – for linking social media accounts with Aadhaar in

Aug 19, 2019, 14:53 PM IST
Google Assistant beats Alexa, Siri again on smartphones

Google Assistant beats Alexa, Siri again on smartphones

In its annual test, research-driven venture capital firm Loup Ventures found that Google Assistant understood every single query and answered correctly 92.9 per cent of the time.

Aug 19, 2019, 10:37 AM IST