iPhone prices see a slight bump after 5% Import Tax hike

iPhone prices see a slight bump after 5% Import Tax hike

The Indian government has increased the import tax on electronics products in categories such as mobile phones and television sets. In a move to give a boost to the domestic manufacturing sector, the tax has been increased from 10 percent to 15 percent on imported handsets. Apple, which assembles only the iPhone SE in India, has seen a […]

Xiaomi Mi A1 gets a ‘price cut’ in India

Xiaomi Mi A1 gets a ‘price cut’ in India

                NEW DELHI: Xiaomi‘s first-ever Android One smartphone — Mi A1 — has recieved a price cut. The smartphone, which launched in India in September this year at Rs 14,999, has got a temporary price cut of Rs 2,000. The smartphone will be available at Rs 12,999 on both Flipkart and […]

Google launches Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2

Google launches Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2

 This is the final preview version before the company starts rolling out the final version to customers in December. One interesting thing for developers in this new build is that fact that Google has enabled an ‘early version’ of the Pixel Visual Core. This means that it is likely that the company has not completely […]

Nintendo sinks into loss despite Pokemon Go’s global success

Nintendo sinks into loss despite Pokemon Go’s global success

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. sagged into a loss of 24.53 billion yen ($232 million) for the fiscal first quarter through June, despite the global success of the “Pokemon Go” augmented reality game. The result Wednesday was worse than the 673 million yen ($6.4 million) profit forecast by analysts surveyed by FactSet. The manufacturer […]

Apple claims it has sold 1,000,000,000 iPhones

Apple claims it has sold 1,000,000,000 iPhones

Year 2016 hasn’t been the best one in Apple’s history, it recorded its first iPhone sales slump and then another. Even when the sales surged, the numbers are still below the numbers from Apple’s good days. Falling sales haven’t stopped the company from reaching a milestone. CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple recently sold its […]

Hi-tech farming: Drones to monitor agriculture growth in India

Hi-tech farming: Drones to monitor agriculture growth in India

Newdelhi:The day is not far when drones would be seen over agricultural fields, not for security, but to monitor crop and soil health. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) under a collaborative research project is developing indigenous prototype for drone based crop and soil health monitoring system […]

Belgian scientists turn urine into drinkable water

Belgian scientists turn urine into drinkable water

Scientists from a Belgian university have built a solar-powered machine that can turn urine into drinkable water. They deployed it at a 10-day music and theater festival in central Ghent, Belgium. The experiment was a success as the scientists were able to recover a 1,000 litres of unconsumed water, which will be used to make […]

New material may lead to cheaper solar cells

New material may lead to cheaper solar cells

Singapore: Scientists have found a promising new alternative solar cell material that may lead to more efficient and cheaper solar panels. Perovskite is relatively easy to process and, therefore, cheaper to manufacture, but also has an efficiency of 22 per cent, close to currently used silicon-based cells’ 25 per cent. “Silicon is very labour-intensive and […]

Now, robot therapist to help relieve muscle strains

Now, robot therapist to help relieve muscle strains

  Singapore: Suffering from back pain? A robotic massage therapist developed by a Singapore-based start up may help relieve muscle strains and injuries. Emma, or Short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, a robotic arm with a 3D-printed massage tip, can resolve some of the challenges faced by sports therapy clinics, such as a shortage of […]

Kickass Torrent’s alleged owner Artem Vaulin arrested, site goes offline

Kickass Torrent’s alleged owner Artem Vaulin arrested, site goes offline

The alleged owner of the most-visited illegal file-sharing website Kickass Torrents or KAT, Ukrainian national Artem Vaulin (30), was arrested in Poland over charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, criminal copyright infringement and unlawful distribution of copyright materials on the website. The US Justice Department’s criminal division on Wednesday announced the arrest in a […]

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