Google partnering Hulu, YouTube stars to produce content for Daydream VR platform: Report

Google partnering Hulu, YouTube stars to produce content for Daydream VR platform: Report

By about 6 hours ago.
At the I/O 2016, Google announced Android-powered VR platform called Daydream, which is baked right into Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, with a dedicated VR mode. This mode includes special version of popular apps such as YouTube, Street View, Play Movies, Google Photos and Play Store. While Android 7.0 Nougat has just started rolling out, it does not include Daydream VR bits, which is likely to come as a part of Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) update. Now, Google has reportedly partnered Hulu and is also recruiting YouTube stars to create exclusive content for its Daydream virtual reality platform. More →
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No, Reliance Jio is not launching a Rs 199 smartphone

By about 6 hours ago.

No, Reliance Jio is not launching a Rs 199 smartphone

Despite not having had a commercial launch yet, Reliance Jio is hogging the limelight with its unlimited 'Preview Offer' the talk of the town. Not surprisingly, this has led to fake messages and potential scams surfacing online that are also shared via messaging apps like WhatsApp. One such scam shared via WhatsApp promises a Reliance Digital's LYF-branded smartphone with the preview offer for only Rs 199. We strongly advice our readers to not fall for the scam and thereby risk their smartphone and personal details. More →
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Facebook is testing videos that would autoplay with sound

By about 7 hours ago.

Facebook is testing videos that would autoplay with sound

From live videos to 360 degree videos support, Facebook has of late given a lot of importance to videos on its platform. Now, the company is testing a new feature for videos on its platform wherein all kinds of videos be it live, ads or otherwise, would autoplay with sound turned on. There are two versions of the video autoplay tests that Facebook is conducting. In one version, the videos play automatically with sounds as a user scrolls to land on a video (of course, given that the phone is not set on silent mode), and in the other version, similar to Instagram, users have an option at the bottom right corner of the video to turn the sound off. More →
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Mars had a suitable climate for life four billion years ago: Study

By about 7 hours ago.

Mars had a suitable climate for life four billion years ago: Study

Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago, said researchers after analyzing fossilized riverbeds discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface. The team from the University College London identified over 17,000 km of river channels on a northern plain called Arabia Terra, providing further evidence of water once flowing on Mars. "We've now found evidence of extensive river systems in the area which supports the idea that Mars was warm and wet, providing a more favorable environment for life than a cold, dry planet," explained lead author Joel Davis. Since the 1970s, scientists have identified valleys and channels on Mars which they think were carved out and eroded by rain and surface runoff, just like on the Earth. More →
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Computer Sciences Corporation and HP merger gets Competition Commission approval

By about 7 hours ago.

Computer Sciences Corporation and HP merger gets Competition Commission approval

Competition Commission has approved the proposed merger of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) with Hewlett Packard's enterprise services segment, a deal that would create one of the world's leading pure play IT services companies. Both the entities have a presence in India. Under the deal, announced in May, CSC would merge with Everett Spinco - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) that holds the enterprise service business. In a tweet, Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it has approved the "demerger of Enterprise Service Business of HPE into Everett Spinco; the latter to become subsidiary of CSC". More →
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Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus users facing ‘Touch Disease’ that kills the display, Touch ID sensor

By about 8 hours ago.

Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus users facing ‘Touch Disease’ that kills the display, Touch ID sensor

After launching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple faced an embarrassing 'Bendgate' controversy, something it is still ridiculed for. Two years down the line and with the imminent launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus; the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are again in the news, and not for the right reasons. A number of iPhone owners have been complaining about another issue, which is being called 'Touch Disease'. Despite being a new issue, reports say it stems from the same issue that caused Bendgate. More →
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 likely to be unveiled in China tomorrow, here’s everything we know

By about 8 hours ago.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 likely to be unveiled in China tomorrow, here’s everything we know

Xiaomi looks all set to introduce two new smartphones in China tomorrow. The company, in partnership with China Mobile, has released a new teaser image for its launch event, where it is widely expected to unveil the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 smartphones. The teaser confirms previous report that hinted at Redmi 4 launch on August 25. Earlier this month, we also came across leaked photos of the Redmi 4 showing off the metal unibody design with fingerprint scanner at the back. Also, at the front, a 2.5D curved glass is expected with thin bezels on the sides. More →
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Soon, you can add contacts on Messenger without adding them as Facebook friends

By about 9 hours ago.

Soon, you can add contacts on Messenger without adding them as Facebook friends

After a bunch of updates and new features from Facebook a few weeks ago, Messenger users may soon see another new feature on the messaging app. Reportedly, Facebook is working on a new ‘Add contact’ feature on Messenger. The feature, as confirmed by BuzzFeed News, allows users to add new contacts or people on Messenger, without actually adding those people on their Facebook friend list. In essence, with the new feature rolled out, Messenger would have a sort of standalone contact list of itself, independent of a user’s friend list on Facebook. More →
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NCR startups face funding crunch in 2016: Report

By about 9 hours ago.

NCR startups face funding crunch in 2016: Report

Funding activity in the national capital region witnessed a slowdown with deals signed worth $170 million in 155 transactions so far this year, says a report. According to 'VCCEdge Startup Funding Insights' the NCR startup ecosystem witnessed funding crunch and attracted $170 million (about Rs 1,140 crore) this year. "At the going run-rate, funding deals for the year 2016 may not be able to cross the 2014 deal value of $289 million," the report said. The year 2015 was a landmark year that registered a deal value totaling $608 million as against $289 million in 2014. More →
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Xiaomi Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime to go on sale at 12 PM today: Price, specifications and features

By about 9 hours ago.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime to go on sale at 12 PM today: Price, specifications and features

Xiaomi’s Redmi 3s and 3s Prime will go on sale today in India at 12:00 PM IST. The Redmi 3s series will go on sale on e-commerce site Flipkart and also on mi.com. Good news is that there is no registration required for the purchase, but this could mean that the stock of the smartphones could be limited. The company is also offering an exchange offer from Rs 1,999 on both the devices. The first sale took place on August 9 while the second sale took place on August 17. The company clams it sold 90,000 units in just about eight minutes during the first sale. Right now Xiaomi hasn't revealed how many units it will be putting up for the third sale. More →
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