(L-R) Soumitra Gupta, CEO, Oplus, Rajeev Asija, CEO, Aforserve and Tony Navin, sr. vice president, Snapdeal launching XonPhone 5 in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
The Hindu (L-R) Soumitra Gupta, CEO, Oplus, Rajeev Asija, CEO, Aforserve and Tony Navin, sr. vice president, Snapdeal launching XonPhone 5 in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

Oplus India, a subsidiary of Oplus Taiwan, today announced the launch of its first smartphone in the country — the XonPhone5, priced at Rs. 7,999. The company has launched the handset th... »
The device seems ideal for casual
drinkers who are concerned about getting pulled over while intoxicated,
but the best use is likely to be for friends to help each other be responsible

Device detects if you are drunk

The breathometer, with an accompanying app on your smartphone, can measure alcohol and other chemicals in your breath »

Trip38 gives you more reasons to travel

Gordon Moore laid down many rules about technology, including one that says technology doubles in 18 months. As an increasing number of people embrace technology, they get hooked on to a plethora... »
Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone and Redmi Note tablet. File photo: Kamal Narang

Xiaomi Mi3 sold out in half hour on Flipkart

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi makes its entry into India through an exclusive partnership with Flipkart. »

Shout at your phone, and have it shout back!

There is an app in the market to help you do just that – find your phone. All you have to do is shout MARCO! And the phone will reply with POLO! »
Actor Amitabh Bachchan and Soon Kwon, MD of LG Electronics India at the launch of LG G3 Smartphone in Mumbai on Monday.
Mumbai, July 21, 2014

LG launches new G3 smartphone

Korean conglomerate LG Electronics has launched its premium smartphone LG G3 in India. The G3 will be available with a price tag of Rs.47,990 for the 16 GB version and Rs.50,990 for 32 GB version... »
Microsoft, on Thursday, indicated that it would put its Nokia X range of mobile phones, which run on the open source version of Android, on the back burner. File photo shows Nokia India Director (Marketing), Viral Oza introducing the Nokia X series smartphone in Chennai.
CHENNAI, July 17, 2014

Microsoft to axe Nokia X smartphone range

U.S software giant Microsoft, on Thursday, indicated that it would put its Nokia X range of mobile phones, which run on the open source version of Android, on the back burner.Nokia, which w... »
Kolkata, July 16, 2014

Now, hear the strains of santoor through mobile app

Soothing santoor tones, serene Om chants for meditation —— all these and more will now be available on your smartphones, courtesy a new mobile app targeted at popularising Indian classical music a... »
Berlin, July 16, 2014

New Sony smartphone specialises in selfies

The new Xperia C3 comes with a relatively high-resolution 5-megapixel front-mounted camera, including an LED flash. It also has a 25-millimetre wide-angle lens so as many people and as much of the... »
Google Glass prescription frames.
Los Angeles, July 15, 2014

Google Glass creator moves to Amazon

The developer behind Google Glass and other technologies has left Google to work for the online retailer Amazon, according to multiple media reports Monday.Babak Parviz confirmed the mov... »

NEW DELHI, July 9, 2014

Samsung launches Galaxy K zoom in India

South Korean handset maker Samsung Electronics on Tuesday launched in India a new smartphone, featuring a specialised camera with 10X zoom, for Rs.29,999. Galaxy K zoom, which will be ava... »
July 6, 2014

New Age devices

One can, with a degree of certainty, claim that most Indian kids have listened to the tales of how their parents walked to school/college carrying their small school bag. Over the years, times hav... »
Bangalore, July 3, 2014

An app to make your ride smoother

Touted as the app you need before you hit the road in India, ‘Traffline’ helps you get real time traffic updates and navigate to your destination through the quickest route. The application, which... »
Slim by Izzi gadgets is designed to make mobile phone photography better
HYDERABAD, July 1, 2014

Boost your camera’s potential

With a built–in camera in every smart phone, clicking pictures has become easier. It is rare that we are in a situation that calls for a photograph and we are not click–ready. All we have to do is... »
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks during the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco.
Chennai, June 26, 2014

Google working on low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets

Online search giant Google, which controls the Android operating system, announced on Thursday a partnership with three local smartphone makers that will see the roll-out of sub-$100 phones in Ind... »  

BlackBerry launches Z3 in India

'Apple likely to launch smartwatch this fall'

BlackBerry joins upgrade bandwagon

More than half of traffic will be from mobile devices: LinkedIn

Toshiba makes foray into hybrid laptop segment

Samsung unveils high-end Galaxy Tab S

Apple to abandon the classic 3.55 mm headphone jack?

Kindling reading

July 19, 2014

Android’s ‘factory wipe’ not too clean

Hundreds of naked selfies and intimate pictures of both men and women were found on a batch of Android smartphones that their owners thought they had wiped, a research study has found. Af... »
Bangalore, July 16, 2014

Commute made easy

Traffic snarls and Bangalore have become synonymous over the past few years, as more and more cars clog the city roads making the daily commute a stressful activity for millions across the city. Le... »
New Delhi, July 16, 2014

Apple, IBM announce partnership for cloud services and apps

Tech giants Apple and IBM on Wednesday announced their partnership for creating business apps and cloud services, among others, for iPhones and iPads. The agreement will also allow the Ne... »
SMART TRACKER The Vybe is a nifty and helpful device
July 15, 2014

Track your phone from wrist

Haven’t you been away from your phone and wondered about whether you missed any calls, and if any of them were important? Many of us have had that experience and would really like to avoid missing... »
Whether all iPad models and other Apple devices contain nickel is uncertain
CHICAGO, July 14, 2014

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy—inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nic... »
July 8, 2014
Melange - Tech Away

Show me the money

Growing up is a pain. Not only do you have to shoulder a lot of responsibilities, you also have to keep your finances in order. And most of us have a lot of those to deal with — bills, taxes, diffe... »
Smartphone users now have umpteen apps to plug into the world. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3, 2014

It’s a smart world out there

In the age of the smartphone, it is the app that makes your phone ring in the new and stand out from the herd. Smartphone users in the city use a wide variety of applications in all walks of their... »
Actor Kalki Koechlin with Asim Warsi (L), VP, Mobile and IT, Samsung India at the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab S, in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
NEW DELHI, July 1, 2014

Samsung launches Tab S in India

Samsung on Wednesday announced the launch of its Tab S series of tablet computers in India in two screen sizes — 8.4 inch and 10.5 inch — priced at Rs 37,800 and Rs 44,800, respectively.“We... »
“We will launch this around the world, but we will start with India this fall,” Pichai said.
New Delhi, June 27, 2014

Google partners Micromax, Karbonn, Spice for low-cost smartphone

Google has announced it will introduce a sub-USD 100 (about Rs. 6,000) smartphone, starting with India, by October this year as the US—based tech giant eyes the next one billion Android Operating... »  
The mobile phone shop at Gaffar Market, Karol Bagh. Photo: Monica Tiwari
June 25, 2014
Capital Check

For the smart

You no longer have to book an outstation telephone call with the Kashmere Gate office. Nor do you have to shell out Rs.48 to make a call from your mobile. Technology has grown by leaps and bounds,... »

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