Coolpad Note 5 likely to launch in India tomorrow; here’s what we know so far

Coolpad Note 5 likely to launch in India tomorrow; here’s what we know so far

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We are less than 24 hours away from Coolpad taking the wraps off its next flagship smartphone, reportedly called Note 5. The smartphone is scheduled to launch at an event in Delhi tomorrow. The company has been teasing the smartphone for quite some time on social media along with a tag line -- “Beast among the best.” As per the teasers, the smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India. While we await the official announcement, the upcoming smartphone was spotted on India’s import-export site Zauba, where it was priced at Rs 8,832. More →
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Apple iPhone 7 pre-orders go live on Flipkart tonight, here are the special cashback, exchange offers

By on September 29, 2016 at 8:34 PM.

Apple iPhone 7 pre-orders go live on Flipkart tonight, here are the special cashback, exchange offers

The new Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are all set to launch in India on October 7. Ahead of the launch, Apple and Flipkart have entered into online retail partnership, under which the e-commerce giant will not have to rely on third-party retailers; instead it will source iPhones directly from Apple. Pre-orders for the new iPhones are set to kick off on Flipkart at 23:59PM, tonight, and buyers can also avail some exciting cashback and exchange offers. Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone pre-orders and offers. More →
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Sony Xperia XZ vs Galaxy S7 vs Le Max2 vs OnePlus 3: Price, specifications and features compared

By on September 29, 2016 at 7:18 PM.

Sony Xperia XZ vs Galaxy S7 vs Le Max2 vs OnePlus 3: Price, specifications and features compared

Earlier this year, Sony moved away from its Z-series branding and replaced it with X-series. It launched a handful of smartphones under the same series, called Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XA and Xperia X Performance. Now, Sony has launched a new flagship smartphone called Xperia XZ, which the company showcased earlier this month at the IFA 2016 in Berlin. With top of the line specifications, the smartphone will compete with the likes of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S7, OnePlus 3 and the LeEco Le Max2. We compared all four smartphones based on their price, specifications and features, and here’s how they fare. More →
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DIPP to hire consultants for Startup India initiative

By on September 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

DIPP to hire consultants for Startup India initiative

In a bid to engage consultants to promote the government’s Startup India campaign for budding entrepreneurs, the commerce and industry ministry is looking to engage consultants for the campaign. In doing so, the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), under the ministry, has issued an advertisement for engaging a senior consultant and two consultants for the Startup India initiative. It has invited applications from eligible candidates for "engagement as senior consultant/consultant on contractual basis." The job responsibilities that have been laid out for the senior consultant include assessment of the existing startup ecosystem in the country, identifying the national and international best practices, making recommendations to facilitate growth of startups and monitoring implementation of action plans, schemes and programs. More →
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HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle launched in India, priced at Rs 15,990: Specifications, features

By on September 29, 2016 at 5:52 PM.

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle launched in India, priced at Rs 15,990: Specifications, features

After a global launch last week, HTC has brought the Desire 10 Lifestyle smartphone to India. Priced at Rs 15,990, the smartphone is mid-range but features a premium design. The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will go on sale in India beginning September 30, and will be available exclusively on Amazon India and HTC e-store. One of the highlights of HTC's smartphone is the support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio, Dolby-enhanced BoomSound speakers. The device will be available in Stone Black and Polar White colors. More →
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India’s electronics system design, manufacturing space to get investments worth Rs 2 lakh crore in next four years: IESA

By on September 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

India’s electronics system design, manufacturing space to get investments worth Rs 2 lakh crore in next four years: IESA

The Industry body India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) said that investments up to Rs 2 lakh crore is expected in India in the electronics system design and manufacturing space within the next four years. IESA president M N Vidyashankar said that applications cleared at the Central and state level are worth about Rs 1.5 lakh crore over the last two-and-half years, under various programs in the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) space. Vidyashankar said IESA, the trade body representing the ESDM industry in India, would set up front offices in Taiwan (Taipei) by December and Japan (Fukoka) soon to attract investment. IESA is also mulling opening offices in the US and South Korea. More →
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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch ID power button, OLED touch panel launching in late October: Report

By on September 29, 2016 at 5:05 PM.

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch ID power button, OLED touch panel launching in late October: Report

After launching the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple is now turning its attention to the Mac lineup. Over the past year, Apple has launched the all new thin and light MacBook, it even refreshed the MacBook Pro by bumping its processor and adding Force Touch trackpad. This year, Apple is expected to give the long overdue revamp to its MacBook Pro range. More →
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Oppo overtakes Apple by sales value in India: GFK report

By on September 29, 2016 at 4:45 PM.

Oppo overtakes Apple by sales value in India: GFK report

Oppo became the leader in the smartphone market in China with 23 percent market share, followed by Huawei with 17.4 percent and Vivo with 12 percent, a media report released in July said. This led to Oppo’s market share crossing both Apple and Samsung combined in China. Apple’s share in China had shrunk to 2014 levels at nine percent and Xiaomi was at a three-year low with 6.8 percent. More good news for Oppo, as the Chinese smartphone maker has now overtaken Apple for the first time to become the number two brand in India by sales value, and is behind Samsung in August 2016.. Oppo has also clocked in a growth of 16 percent in comparison to the previous month, Germany-based market research firm GFK said. More →
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Sony Xperia XZ launched in India for Rs 49,990, but does anyone still care?

By on September 29, 2016 at 4:15 PM.

Sony Xperia XZ launched in India for Rs 49,990, but does anyone still care?

Sony was among the last companies to launch its flagship smartphone this year. At IFA earlier this month, Sony took the stage to reveal that its Xperia Z lineup had reached the end of the line, and will be replaced with the Xperia X lineup. Consequently, the company unveiled the Xperia XZ at the expo, which has been launched today in India. Sony's Xperia XZ is priced at Rs 49,990, which makes it more expensive than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, LG G5 and even the HTC 10. More →
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Mark Zuckerberg shares rare photos of Facebook’s highly advanced data center

By on September 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg shares rare photos of Facebook’s highly advanced data center

As of the second quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.71 billion monthly active users. But how many users out of the 1.7 billion ever wonder about Facebook’s technology infrastructure, which is keeping so many people across the world connected. To share the same with the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared what the data center of the company looks like and where it is situated. Zuckerberg shared some stunning images of the facility and talked about how the center operates in an energy and resource efficient manner. Zuckerberg describes the data center as a shot from a ‘sci-fi’ movie. The data center was first opened three years ago in 2013, which was also Facebook’s first server outside of the US. It is situated at Luleå, in Sweden, which is a small coastal town just south of the Arctic Circle, and near the top of the world. It is surrounded by dense forests and icy rivers. More →
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