Panasonic P66 Mega with support for 21 Indian languages launched for Rs 7,990: Specifications and features

Panasonic P66 Mega with support for 21 Indian languages launched for Rs 7,990: Specifications and features

By on February 9, 2016 at 7:51 PM.
Panasonic has launched a new smartphone, P66 Mega, in India. Priced at Rs 7,990, one of the talking points of the P66 Mega is its support for 21 Indian languages. With support for vernacular languages, users can type and text in their native language. More →
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TRAI likely to conduct next test of call quality by April

By on February 9, 2016 at 7:33 PM.

TRAI likely to conduct next test of call quality by April

The Indian telecom watchdog is likely to carry out another test drive in April to access the random call quality in various parts of the country, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman R.S. Sharma said on Tuesday. Asked about some telecom service providers' (TSP) opposition to the test drives carried out by TRAI, Sharma said: “Road tests are regularly done by TRAI. From the last time, telecom companies have started raising objections saying you (TRAI) don't consult us about the roads you are using.” More →
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Internet activists welcome TRAI ruling against discriminatory pricing, gear up for new challenges

By on February 9, 2016 at 7:17 PM.

Internet activists welcome TRAI ruling against discriminatory pricing, gear up for new challenges

On Monday afternoon, India's telecom regulator finally put to rest the fiery net neutrality debate in India -- by ruling against zero rating and differential tariffs. Zero rating lets Airtel users use Facebook, for instance, free of data levies, while charging for access to other services or websites. This violates net neutrality, which says there should be no differential pricing -- free data for one service, but priced for another -- based on the content or websites.  More →
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This ‘smart’ shirt can help improve your fitness

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:58 PM.

This ‘smart’ shirt can help improve your fitness

Two Japanese firms have developed an intelligent undershirt that can be connected to a smartphone and provide data on the health of the person wearing it, the media reported on Monday. The shirt has an ultra-fine and flexible sensor (which can be removed before the shirt is washed) that can monitor posture, heart rate, and calories consumed and burned, spokesperson of the tech firm NEC, which has developed the shirt in collaboration with Gunze Ltd., told EFE news.  More →
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Scientists developing a wearable to help people recover after a stroke

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM.

Scientists developing a wearable to help people recover after a stroke

Scientists at a British university are developing a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover with the use of their arm and hand. A team of researchers at the University of Southampton, England, will create a wireless sleeve to provide information about muscle movement and strength while patients practice every-day tasks at home, a university statement said on Monday. Led by professor Jane Burridge, the two-year project has been funded with a grant of nearly 1 million pounds from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through its Invention for Innovation (i4i) program.  More →
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Oracle’s new program focuses on partner success in Cloud segment

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:27 PM.

Oracle’s new program focuses on partner success in Cloud segment

Global software and cloud major Oracle has unveiled a new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud program to help partners accelerate the growth of their Oracle Cloud business by providing them with technical and go-to-market support. Through this new programme, partners will be able to showcase their Oracle Cloud expertise, vertical market offerings and success with customers through new tiers of recognition and progressive benefits, the company said in a statement. More →
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Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition, Moto G (third-generation) now also available via Amazon India

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:01 PM.

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition, Moto G (third-generation) now also available via Amazon India

Motorola is slowly expanding its portfolio of devices available outside Flipkart. Motorola has announced that the Moto G (third-generation), as well as Moto G Turbo Edition are now also on available on Amazon India. Currently, only the Moto G (third-generation) 16GB variant is available on the e-commerce site with a price tag of Rs 10,999. Motorola says that the 8GB variant of the Moto G will go on sale sometime later this week, while the Moto G Turbo Edition is set to go on sale from tomorrow onwards.

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Telcos to improve network quality in Goa, says COAI

By on February 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

Telcos to improve network quality in Goa, says COAI

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) today said that quality of service (QoS) levels for all operators in Goa is in conformity with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)-mandated benchmark. "These measures have resulted in a substantial decrease in instances of dropped calls in almost all key areas in Goa under supervision of Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and TRAI, along with government's support," Rajan S Mathews Director General COAI told reporters.  More →
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Android Wear devices to get app permissions and doze mode with the latest update

By on February 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

Android Wear devices to get app permissions and doze mode with the latest update

Google recently announced a new update for its Android Wear platform. The update brings new gestures and speaker support for certain smartwatches, allowing user to make and receive calls right from the wrist. Motorola has also announced an update for its Moto 360 (2nd gen) smartwatch, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. While Google left out few features in its release notes for that update, Motorola has put up a complete changelog and new features that the update brings. More →
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Google launches flood alerts for India, available via Google Public Alerts

By on February 9, 2016 at 5:17 PM.

Google launches flood alerts for India, available via Google Public Alerts

Google has introduced a new flood alerts feature in India as a part of its efforts to make critical information around natural disasters more accessible to everyone. Available via Google Public Alerts platform, the alerts will be displayed on Google apps such as Google web search, Google Maps and Google Now cards. Clicking on the alert, users will be provided with details about hazards, expected timeline, maps and a few tips to stay safe. More →
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