Under 10% of Americans are purchasing $1,000 smartphones: Report(19:28) New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A dismal under 10 per cent of American smartphone users are spending over $1,000 on their smartphones and since these users will be the target audience for 5G devices, which typically hit the market around the $1,200 price tag, this brings into question how quickly they will upgrade to 5G, says a new report.
Govts using new tactics to confuse social media dissidents(17:54) Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Governments the world over are learning new tactics to quash dissent on various social media platforms, responding with tweets designed to distract and confuse like longer hashtags, according to a team of political scientists.
Netflix to create a series on Spotify(17:22) San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Netflix has announced an untitled scripted series about Spotify, a Swedish startup that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the worlds leading music services.
Surge in international offers for IIT Hyderabad students(16:46) Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, has witnessed a surge in students getting placed abroad as they secured 38 international offers during the first phase of placements for the 2019-20 academic year.
TikTok owner ByteDance starts testing music app Resso in India(16:16) Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese short video making app TikTok's owner ByteDance Technology Co Ltd has begun testing its new music-streaming service 'Resso' in India and Indonesia, aiming to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Gaana, among others.
Samsung aims to become top AC player in India by 2022(16:06) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Electronics major Samsung India is renewing its focus on the air conditioner (AC) business in India and aims to become the top player in the country by 2022, a senior company executive said on Thursday.
HP launches Spectre x360 with 22-hour battery for Rs 99,990(15:58) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) PC and printer major HP Inc on Thursday launched world's smallest convertible Spectre x360 13 for tech-savvy users in India that comes with quad-core 10th Gen Intel chip, up to 22-hour-long battery life and 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, for Rs 99,990.
Photoshop on iPad opens up new avenues for Indian millennials(15:16) Gurgaon, Dec 12 (IANS) Thirty years and still going strong, Adobe Photoshop remains the most loved design tool for creators and professional designers. Now, iPad lovers in India are thrilled to try their hands on the software tool and let their imaginations fly.
UberEats launches in Cuttack(14:56) Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) UberEats on Thursday launched its operations in Cuttack, its second city in Orissa and will partner with a number of local restaurants such as Mirchi, Biryani Box, DFC Dada's Biryani, Burger Adda Factory.
Samsung Experience Store set to open near Apple HQ(13:52) San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Samsung is set to open its first Bay Area Samsung Experience Store in the heart of Silicon Valley and interestingly, it is not located very far from its major rival Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.
Cisco unveils 'Silicon One' chip for 5G era(11:20) San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) In a bid to create 'Internet for the 5G era', global networking giant Cisco has unveiled Silicon One -- a first-ever single, unified silicon architecture that can serve anywhere in the network and be used in any form factor.
I'm Santa Claus, hacker taunts terrified girl via room camera(11:02) New York, Dec 12 (IANS) In yet another bone-chilling incident, parents of an eight-year-old girl in the US were left stunned when a hacker accessed a camera installed in their daughter's room and taunted her. To their greatest worry, the hacker was watching her all the time.
Bezos' Blue Origin successfully launches New Shepard spacecraft(10:30) Austin (Texas), Dec 12 (IANS) In a step closer to soon take human tourists into space, Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin has successfully launched a reusable New Shepard spacecraft on a sub-orbital test flight, a record sixth flight of the re-used booster.
Twitter plans open, decentralized standard for social media(09:42) San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his company was funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media that would help better control abusive and misleading information on its platform.
UN global climate action award for Infosys(21:12) Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Software major Infosys became the first Indian firm to receive the UN global climate action award in carbon neutral category at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) being held in Spain's Madrid, the company said on Wednesday.
Mobile industry seeks GST rate cut for phones up to Rs 1,200(19:02) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Mobile phone manufacturers' body India Cellular and Electronics Association of India (ICEA) has sought "rationalisation" of goods and services tax (GST) rate to five per cent from existing 12 per cent for entry level mobile handsets costing up to Rs 1,200.