Facebook’s new millimeter wave technology for Free Basics is 40 times faster than 4G

Facebook’s new millimeter wave technology for Free Basics is 40 times faster than 4G

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Social networking giant Facebook is developing a novel technology for Internet.org to better serve Internet access for the rural populations globally, a media report said. Patent records obtained by The Verge show that the social media giant is developing the millimeter wave technology -- a networking technology that is theoretically capable of data speeds faster than most home connections and is 40 times faster than 4G. Sanjai Kohli, a Facebook employee, filed one patent recently that describes a "Next Generation Data Network" that would connect computers using millimeter-wave radio links deployed as a mesh network. More →
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Amazon expands logistics operations in China to control costs

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Amazon expands logistics operations in China to control costs

American electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon.com Inc, in a bid to control escalating expenditure, is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China. Some analysts say the move could help position Amazon to offer shipping services to other companies, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Amazon declined to comment on the development. "These are major gateway ports. They appear to be laying the foundation for a large forwarding operation," said John Manners-Bell, who heads Transport Intelligence, a logistics analysis firm.  More →
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Indian-origin scientist develops a robots-driven system that can reduce drug experiments

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Indian-origin scientist develops a robots-driven system that can reduce drug experiments

Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have created a robotically-driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by as much as 70 percent."Biomedical scientists have invested a lot of effort in making it easier to perform numerous experiments quickly and cheaply," said lead author Armaghan Naik from Carnegie Mellon University's computational biology department.  More →
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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S to launch at MWC with a retail box that doubles up as a virtual reality headset

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S to launch at MWC with a retail box that doubles up as a virtual reality headset

Alcatel OneTouch seems to have a few interesting smartphones lined up for MWC later this month. It plans on unveiling the Idol 4 and the Idol 4S, which as the names suggest, are the successors to last year's Idol 3. The Idol 4S is the one to watch out for as it will come in a retail box that can double up as a Google Cardboard-like virtual reality headset. More →
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WhatsApp for Android updated with tons of new emojis

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WhatsApp for Android updated with tons of new emojis

WhatsApp for Android has received a new update. Spotted by Android Police, the update adds new emojis including new characters and facial expressions from the latest Unicode update. While Web and iOS users have had these emojis for quite some time now, they are now being made available for Android users as well. More →
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HTC One M10 reportedly launching on April 11; here’s everything we know so far

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HTC One M10 reportedly launching on April 11; here’s everything we know so far

A lot has been already been written about HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the One M10 aka Perfume. Just yesterday, we learnt that the smartphone would sport a 5.2-inch WQHD display and likely to launch at MWC 2016 later this month. However, as per a new report, HTC is said to be planning a launch event on April 11. The report also states that while HTC will continue the One brand name, the upcoming flagship smartphone may not be called M10. More →
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Twitter tweaks its timeline to show the ‘best tweets’ first

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Twitter tweaks its timeline to show the ‘best tweets’ first

Micro blogging site Twitter has promised to revamp it's core functions like replies and other features after it reported a disappointing earnings last quarter. The number of monthly active Twitter users, excluding those who use the service via SMS, fell from 307 million to 305 million last quarter, the Verge reported. More →
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Google’s porn problem: App to enlarge your genitals is top trending app on Play Store in India

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Google’s porn problem: App to enlarge your genitals is top trending app on Play Store in India

An app that claims to feature videos about enlarging your genitals has been the top trending app on Google's Play Store in India for more than a day. The app, which is rated appropriate for ages 12 years and above, defies Google's policy for sexually explicit content in apps. Interestingly, the app somehow became the number one trending app on the Play Store when it had just 1,000 downloads. BGR India downloaded the app and found it filled with adware. More →
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Oracle CEO Safra Catz discusses smart city solutions for Maharashtra

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Oracle CEO Safra Catz discusses smart city solutions for Maharashtra

Oracle CEO Safra Catz on Wednesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and discussed how Oracle can provide assistance with smart city apps to improve citizen experiences. Safra discussed three mobile solutions -- myOneCity, mHelp and mTourist -- to help authorities provide multiple channels to address public grievances, be better prepared for natural disasters and improve tourism in the state. "I am thrilled to have this opportunity to meet with the chief minister of Maharashtra to discuss his vision and priorities for the state and to discuss our nearly three decade's commitment to India. More →
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Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo with 5,000mAh battery launched: Price, specifications, features

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Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo with 5,000mAh battery launched: Price, specifications, features

Lenovo has quietly launched yet another variant of the Vibe P1, called the Vibe P1 Turbo. Despite the name, this new smartphone seems to be the Vibe P1 Pro, which had leaked ahead of MWC last year. The smartphone is up for preorders on Lenovo's Indonesian website, IDR 3,999,000, which roughly translates to Rs 20,200. The listing was spotted by GSMArena, and it is available in silver, graphite grey and gold colors. More →
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