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Xiaomi India Grosses $1 Billion Revenue in 2016 Xiaomi India Grosses $1 Billion Revenue in 2016
- January 07, 2017

The research reveals that competition is expected to become more intense in Indian smartphone market as Xiaomi plans to expand its offline presence in the market. It speaks volumes about the love and trust Mi fans have for Xiaomi, and we are extremely thankful to everyone who were a part of our journey. Jain acknowledged that demonetisation post 8 November 2016 did lead to a slump, but things have picked up since as 90 percent of the sales took online in December. (more...)
Mexico: Gasoline protest 4 Deaths Mexico: Gasoline protest 4 Deaths
- January 07, 2017

Mexican officials reported protests and looting erupted due to the recent spike of gas prices in the country. The Mexican state of Veracruz has offered a $20,000 for people to rat out those who have been rioting and looting. Four state police officers were fired and detained after they were caught on video taking some looted items and putting them in their patrol vehicles. (more...)
Dhoni steps down as India's limited-overs captain Dhoni steps down as India's limited-overs captain
- January 06, 2017

India's Test captain Virat Kohli is likely to take over captaincy of the limited overs team following Dhoni's decision. The hosts looked comfortable chasing Sri Lanka's total of 274 in Mumbai , but when Tillakaratne Dilshan dismissed Virat Kohli, India's chances looked uncertain at 115-3. (more...)
MS Dhoni Steps Down as Indian Cricket Teams Captain MS Dhoni Steps Down as Indian Cricket Teams Captain
- January 06, 2017

Dhoni is the most successful captain in all three forms of the game in Indian history and initially took control of the T20 team for the first ICC World T20 which was held in South Africa in 2007. Dhoni captained India in 199 ODIs and 62 T20Is and led the country to their second ODI World Cup in 2011 and into the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup. (more...)
Razer's Insane Project Valerie Laptop Packs Three 4K displays
- January 06, 2017

Dubbed Project Valerie , it's the world's first laptop with three screens - two of which gracefully slide away when you don't need them. Project Valerie's profile when closed is more like an art treasury that you'd park on a coffee table. (more...)
Google's India outreach: CEO Sundar Pichai goes back to college Google's India outreach: CEO Sundar Pichai goes back to college
- January 06, 2017

Today, India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated today he would like to see smartphones in the country priced as low as $30 (Rs. 2000). Asked by a student where he saw himself in 10 years, Pichai said he wasn't sure. Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam are some of the developed neighbourhood markets. Google has developed many services in India - YouTube Offline, for instance - and then taken them worldwide. (more...)
Former SA Open champ Westner killed in shooting Former SA Open champ Westner killed in shooting
- January 05, 2017

Another European Tour win followed at the co-sanctioned 1996 FNB Players Championship before partnering Ernie Els to a World Cup of Golf triumph at Erinvale (above) - where the duo saw off American pair Steve Jones and Tom Lehman by an incredible 18 strokes. (more...)
Lenovo primes to take on Microsoft's next Surface tablet with Miix 720 Lenovo primes to take on Microsoft's next Surface tablet with Miix 720
- January 05, 2017

This model weighs 2.4lbs and measures in at 14.6mm in thickness, making it suitable for frequent travelers. With the Lenovo Active Pen, you can quickly jot down notes. The Miix 720's integrated infrared (IR) camera with Windows Hello instantly recognizes your face to unlock the device instead of forcing you to remember yet another password. (more...)
Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank's Vision Fund Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank's Vision Fund
- January 05, 2017

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has promised to invest $50 billion of the fund in the United States to create 50,000 jobs in the country, a move that's been praised by President-elect Donald Trump . "We are excited to work with President-Elect Trump and his Administration to do our part to drive economic growth and create jobs in the USA", said Claure. (more...)
Ford to launch electric SUV by 2020 Ford to launch electric SUV by 2020
- January 05, 2017

In addition to an announcement that it's making hybrid versions of two of its American icons, the Mustang pony auto and the F-150 pickup, Ford issued a one-two punch of assembly-plant decisions adding up to a major commitment to its home turf. (more...)
Casio's WSD-F20 is a seriously hardcore smartwatch, runs Android Wear 2.0 Casio's WSD-F20 is a seriously hardcore smartwatch, runs Android Wear 2.0
- January 05, 2017

There's also a new low-powered Global Positioning System in this model that can monitor your location even when the watch is offline, as well as colored maps that can be downloaded to the watch and viewed in online or offline modes. Most Android Wear watches can take a splash, but knock them around and they might not hold up very well. In addition, the device's Location Memory app will let you customize those maps with text and markers, in case you need some reminders of where certain things ... (more...)
Hulu nabs CBS shows for live-TV service Hulu nabs CBS shows for live-TV service
- January 05, 2017

Hulu has also struck deals with part-owners Fox and Disney . "We are very pleased to make CBS available on Hulu's new live TV service", said Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation . Hulu is expected to launch its streaming service this quarter. While there will be a few current episodes that will be available, actual full seasons will still be exclusive to the CBS All Access app which is a standalone product. (more...)
What do Analysts Say about: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)
- January 05, 2017

The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $54.20. Solaris Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Verizon Communications during the third quarter valued at about $125,000. Girard Ptnrs accumulated 80,544 shares or 1.39% of the stock. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 1st. (more...)
What's Alexa up to at CES? Here's a running list
- January 04, 2017

Whirlpool announced on Tuesday that its new home appliances will be compatible with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. Lenovo is also launching a Harman Kardon version of its Smart Assistant , which will be outfitted in an all-black shell and feature a two-inch sound cavity. (more...)
Dish's New AirTV Box Streams Sling TV, Netflix, And Local Channels Dish's New AirTV Box Streams Sling TV, Netflix, And Local Channels
- January 04, 2017

The AirTV Player is 4K-compatible, which is important since Google recently introduced 4K movies and TV shows into its Google Play Movies store. The remote features voice capabilities and can control power and volume on any connected TV or sound system utilizing infrared. (more...)
What's Alexa up to at CES? Here's a running list
- January 04, 2017

Whirlpool announced on Tuesday that its new home appliances will be compatible with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. Lenovo is also launching a Harman Kardon version of its Smart Assistant , which will be outfitted in an all-black shell and feature a two-inch sound cavity. (more...)
Qualcomm fully unveils its new VR and AR-optimized Snapdragon 835 processor
- January 04, 2017

Qualcomm sums all this up to 5 for 5. The new X16 modem supports even faster LTE connections, although you'll need to be on an equally fast network to make use of that. Quick Charge 4 .0 will still require the right cables and adapters, but it makes it possible to charge a phone to 50 percent in 15 minutes. Of course, actually talking on your phone is probably a minority use-case these days. (more...)
TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay arrested in Rose Valley case TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay arrested in Rose Valley case
- January 04, 2017

Banerjee said that over the arrest of Bandhopadhyay, the party will hold protest on Wednesday in Kolkata . According to initial reports, the outraged TMC workers hurled stones at the BJP headquarters in Kolkata . I couldn't think that they would arrest Sudipda. Sudip Bandyopadhyay to be brought Bhubaneswar by CBI tonight for further interrogation. "It is all because of our fight against note ban", she said. (more...)
The Portal Is Chrysler's Futuristic Minivan for Millennials
- January 04, 2017

Among the most intriguing elements are the huge double-sliding doors. The three-row Chrysler Portal would be larger than the Bolt but not quite as large as the Model X. The company says the Portal is ready to roll out with Level 3 autonomous capabilities, which can later be upgraded to levels 4 or 5 as the necessary hardware is already in place. (more...)
Family sues Apple for vehicle crash Family sues Apple for vehicle crash "caused" by FaceTime
- January 04, 2017

James Modisette and his family were on the road when an SUV hit them from behind leaving him in critical condition, and his 5-year-old daughter, dead. The patent, which was issued by the U.S. patent office in April 2014 aimed to lock out users while they were driving. Mr Wilhelm is facing a jury trial on manslaughter charges in February. (more...)
Blackhawks Set to Square Off vs. Blues in Winter Classic Blackhawks Set to Square Off vs. Blues in Winter Classic
- January 03, 2017

The Blackhawks' first third-period shot didn't come until the midway point of the frame. Tarasenko then scored on a wrist shot over Crawford's shoulder at 13:58, giving him 18 goals this season. Forward Alexander Steen picked up his 300th National Hockey League assist and 500th National Hockey League point on the play. Tarasenko was attempting a pass on a Blues rush, and the puck went in off Hjalmarsson's skate 12 minutes, 5 seconds into the period. (more...)
Hollywood Sign Reads 'Hollyweed' After Prankster Strikes Overnight Hollywood Sign Reads 'Hollyweed' After Prankster Strikes Overnight
- January 03, 2017

Even in popular culture, there has been a lot of horsing around with the Hollywood sign. A prankster used tarps to cover up two letters on the sign so that it would read " Hollyweed ", according to NBC . "At this time , we don't know which way they accessed the sign", he said. By 11:15 a.m., park rangers had removed the tarps and restored the proper text's visibility, as tourists looked on in bemusement. (more...)
Twins born minutes apart but in different years Twins born minutes apart but in different years
- January 03, 2017

The boys are fraternal twins born to Holly and Brandon Shay of Glendale, Arizona, according to the Republic , and were born in a Phoenix hospital. A spokesperson for Banner Health, where the twins were born, remarked on the extraordinary nature of the twins' birth. (more...)
A Quick Look at General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Mid-session A Quick Look at General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Mid-session
- December 31, 2016

According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $0.32 and can go high up to $0.42. This showed the surprise of 30% in the last quarter earnings. If you are accessing this piece of content on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. (more...)
Amazon Flying Warehouse Equipped with Drones for Home Delivery
- December 31, 2016

Yes, it sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie. The patent , which was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, outlines a plan for an " airborne fulfillment center " that uses drones to make deliveries. Earlier this month Amazon successfully made a delivery by drone to a customer in Cambridge. The warehouses would also be mobile, allowing Amazon to easily shift position depending on consumer demand. (more...)