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Airtel updates Rs 448, Rs 509 plans to go against Jio Airtel updates Rs 448, Rs 509 plans to go against Jio
- January 09, 2018

Notably, Airtel has revised its Rs 448 and Rs 509 prepaid plans to take on Jio, which now come with a longer validity period. The firm will also offer 20% more data to users of the Rs. This means what Jio was offering at Rs. 199 prepaid recharge plan will now be available at Rs. 149 only. Airtel has increased its validity from 84 days to 91 days . (more...)
Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Leaving Apple Music Chief Executive Position In August Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Leaving Apple Music Chief Executive Position In August
- January 08, 2018

I have no idea [what I'm doing next]. Apple declined to comment. With Iovine at the helm, Apple Music endured a shaky start and has gone on to be something of a success. Apple Music now has 30 million subscribers, a number far less than the ambitious goals Apple had laid out during its launch in 2015.However, earlier this week the industry leader Spotify announced that it has 70 million subscribers and it seems Apple has a lot of ground to cover to catch up with the Swedish company ... (more...)
Astronaut John Young remembered as Astronaut John Young remembered as "fearless"
- January 07, 2018

During his first mission , aboard Gemini 3 in 1965, Mr. Counting his takeoff from the moon in 1972 as commander of Apollo 16 , Young's blastoff tally stood at seven, for decades a world record. When it was time for the freeze-dried lunch, he handed the sandwich to Grissom as a joke. The Spacelab was brought back for re-use, so that Columbia weighed over 110 tons as Young landed the spaceship at Edwards Air Force Base, California. (more...)
Monster Hunter World gets a final PS4 beta Monster Hunter World gets a final PS4 beta
- January 06, 2018

The beta runs from 6 PM Pacific on Thursday, January 18 until 6 PM Pacific on Sunday, January 21, with pre-loading beginning on January 17. Additional content will also be available for this testing period, "In addition to the previously released Great Jagras, Anjanath and Barroth quests, players will now be able to battle against the game's terrifying and challenging flagship monster Nergigant". (more...)
Why Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Missed the Mark Why Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Missed the Mark
- January 06, 2018

But it was already hard to see how Tesla can sell the Model 3 at its $35,000 starting price and pull in 25 percent gross margins, which are typical of higher-end luxury cars , Brinkman said. Only 1,550 Model 3s were delivered in 2017's fourth quarter, the company said in an online statement Wednesday. "The company has now said it is focused on quality versus volume, which is the right focus". (more...)
Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 renders and specs leaked Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 renders and specs leaked
- January 05, 2018

And to do that it is planning to launch at least three new smartphones in 2018, reports Venturebeat . Other than the flagship Xperia XZ Premium 2, Sony is also working on a couple of mid-range smartphones; the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra . (more...)
LG HU80KA 4K UHD projector to debut at CES 2018
- January 05, 2018

While having a TV in your living room is probably one of the most ideal setups, there are also benefits for using projectors. While they are "heavy, expensive, and hard to install", according to the company, the HU80KA is the opposite of all these. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) to launch today in China Nokia 6 (2018) to launch today in China
- January 05, 2018

The Finnish producer has clearly picked on-screen route to make the interface of the new Nokia 6 nearer to stock Android UI. The smartphone will be released in China on January 10 before reaching the other global markets. The phone features some decent hardware, including a 5.5-inch Full HD display and a relatively powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor . We'll keep you informed about Nokia 6's (2018 ) India launch so stay tuned! There's no Android 8.0 Oreo OS yet as the ... (more...)
Hisense's new 2018 TVs will have built-in Amazon Alexa Hisense's new 2018 TVs will have built-in Amazon Alexa
- January 05, 2018

You'll soon be able to use Amazon Alexa to start heating food in your microwave . Yes, you heard that right. Amazon and Google both held sales on their connected speaker products during the holidays to give consumers an even bigger reason to buy them. (more...)
SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday
- January 05, 2018

Air Force, although the timing of those missions is uncertain. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch that was expected to happen Friday night has been pushed back to Sunday night. For the first time since the February 2003 disaster of NASA's Columbia space shuttle, the United States unilaterally topped the list for the number of successful orbital launches in 2017. (more...)
There's a Strong Chance That Apple Will Buy Netflix, Citi Analysts Say There's a Strong Chance That Apple Will Buy Netflix, Citi Analysts Say
- January 03, 2018

Not only that, but the opportunity to repatriate money held in offshore accounts without paying a bunch of extra taxes means that Apple can bring the cash necessary for the purchase back into the States. ( AAPL ) will buy online video streaming service Netflix Inc. Let us know why or why not down below! Fuelling the scenarios are two big Hollywood names such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston who will feature in the first scripted video series of Apple . (more...)
Apple Offers $29 iPhone Battery Replacements after Slowdown Controversy Apple Offers $29 iPhone Battery Replacements after Slowdown Controversy
- January 03, 2018

Following its apology for slowing down the iPhone for performance issues - Apple has jumpstarted its new $29 battery replacement program for the iPhone 6 and later models. Recently, a theory that came out originally by a Reddit user shows that Apple is deliberately decreasing the performance of the smartphone as it gets old with a firmware update. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched in India, priced at Rs. 9999 Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched in India, priced at Rs. 9999
- January 03, 2018

There is the IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3000mAh battery operating under its hood. The launch is stated to be sometime in the middle of March, and the phone will be available by the end of the month. (more...)
'PUBG' On Nintendo Switch? CEO Wants Game On 'PUBG' On Nintendo Switch? CEO Wants Game On "Every Platform"
- January 03, 2018

Additionally, Kim mentioned that, although the goal is for PUBG to be a multi-platform game, the focus right now is completing the Xbox One version. He said he envisions going into the worlds of " Esports , movies, drama, cartoons, animation" and more with "Battlegrounds". We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers' taste. (more...)
A New Nintendo Direct May Be Coming on January 11th A New Nintendo Direct May Be Coming on January 11th
- January 03, 2018

This was despite Nintendo's constant dilemma of keeping a balance between the delivered number of units versus the demand. Lower down the best-seller list, we see games like Destiny 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy , but several more Nintendo Switch games had strong sales figures as well. (more...)
Scotland braces for Storm Eleanor Scotland braces for Storm Eleanor
- January 03, 2018

Met Eireann advises: "Strong to gale force and blustery southwest winds will develop later this afternoon over Munster and Leinster, veering westerly this evening, associated with storm Eleanor, giving some damaging gusts and also high seas on Atlantic coasts". (more...)
Samsung says they take reports of Note 8 battery issues "seriously"
- January 02, 2018

While there are some nifty little touches included in the most recent iOS 11 system, they don't really add up to the sort of functionality that the Galaxy S8 boasts. First of all, the concept image for the Galaxy Note 9 comes from a third party designer, so it is nothing official. The leaked document is comprised of devices that are expected to run Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 processor , which is designed for high-end smartphones. (more...)
On New Year's Eve, Whatsapp Faces Global Outage On New Year's Eve, Whatsapp Faces Global Outage
- January 01, 2018

As expected, those who were unable to send messages to their loved ones through WhatsApp took to another social network, Twitter , to vent their frustrations to the public. WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed . This is not surprising as last year the company confirmed that New Year's Eve is its "biggest messaging day" every year. (more...)
Jio leads with 21.8Mbps 4G download speed in October: TRAI Jio leads with 21.8Mbps 4G download speed in October: TRAI
- December 31, 2017

While, Idea Cellular recorded the highest upload speed of 7.1 mbps (megabits per second) during the month. For instance, the Rs. 349 gives prepaid users access to 2GB data per day, unlimited calls (local, STD, and roaming), and 100 SMSes per day, with a validity of 28 days. (more...)
Padmavati Now Padmavat, Cleared With 5 Changes Including A Song Padmavati Now Padmavat, Cleared With 5 Changes Including A Song
- December 31, 2017

Despite the suggested modifications by a special committee, a group that says it represents Rajputs vowed on Saturday to keep protesting against the movie. "Let's wait and watch", said Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the group's chief . They even burnt the sets of the movie in outskirts of Mumbai . Actor Renuka Shahane and director Rahul Dholakia expressed their displeasure with the boards suggested changes. (more...)
Snap Inc (SNAP) Developing New Snap Inc (SNAP) Developing New "Stories Anywhere" Feature Outside Of App Itself
- December 29, 2017

Snapchat includes professionally produced content by media companies like NBC News and Viacom, as well as stories comprised of user-submitted snaps and created by an in-house content team. Additionally, in 2018 Snap is reportedly planning to increase the overall output of content in the Discover feed, widen content distribution, and double-down on news. (more...)
Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets
- December 29, 2017

Reliance Jio that has seen a surplus growth in telecom since its launch will now grow with faster pace as it is going to acquire major wireless asset of Reliance Communication owned by Anil Ambani. The company went to Anil Ambani's fold in 2005 when the two brothers split their family businesses. India Ratings and Research says the industry is being redrawn from a large number of operators to an oligopoly as sponsors of smaller, unprofitable telcos exit the field, unable to sustain ... (more...)
Some Galaxy Note 8 devices facing issues while charging Some Galaxy Note 8 devices facing issues while charging
- December 29, 2017

Any customers with the similar matter are encouraged to contact Samsung at Local Customer Care number. Samsung recalled the phablet just weeks after its release and users were given a safe unit as replacement. Earlier this year, Samsung had introduced the 8-point battery safety check system to let its fans know that the future phones from the company will not come across such an issue. (more...)
WhatsApp to end support for BlackBerry OS by December 31 WhatsApp to end support for BlackBerry OS by December 31
- December 28, 2017

However, as of January 1, you will not be able to use the app if you're using the Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10 operating systems, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older. If you're a BlackBerry user who prefers the messaging app over BBM (who doesn't?), you can always grab a newer device that runs on Android. 'However, we provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email'. (more...)
A wireless charging solution that works, wirelessly
- December 28, 2017

But now, the Federal Communications Commissions ( FCC ) has given a green signal to the first wireless charger which is able to charge the device from up to three feet away. It allows juicing up of devices on any contact-based or non-contact-based wireless charging. You wouldn't need to "plug" anything into the device, but because you still need to hold it in a fixed location, the degree of additional convenience it offers isn't that significant. (more...)