> Kul Bhushan
  • WhatsApp still in discussions with SBI, NPCI for UPI integration: Report

    By on June 23, 2017 at 11:52 AM.

    WhatsApp still in discussions with SBI, NPCI for UPI integration: Report

    Back in April, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced that it will soon enable digital payments in the messaging platform. While the company is yet to roll out the service in India, a new report reveals that it is in talks with State Bank of India (SBI) and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for the integration of the UPI platform. Considering that WhatsApp is still in discussion phase, the rollout of the payment service may take more time than expected. More →
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  • Google Android O could be called ‘Oatmeal Cookie’, not Android Oreo

    By on June 23, 2017 at 9:48 AM.

    Google Android O could be called ‘Oatmeal Cookie’, not Android Oreo

    Besides new features and improvements, what else do you look forward to on Android’s new OS versions? In most of our cases, the dessert name it will carry. In what has become a tradition, people keep guessing what would be the name of the next Android version before it is officially announced. Now that we have been treated to what features to expect from Android O, speculations are rife as to it would be called. While Android Oreo is an easy guess, leaked codes of Android O suggest that the the new Android version could actually be called Oatmeal Cookie. Eww! More →
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  • Samsung’s upcoming ‘standalone’ VR headset to boast 2,000ppi OLED display: Report

    By on June 22, 2017 at 1:50 PM.

    Samsung’s upcoming ‘standalone’ VR headset to boast 2,000ppi OLED display: Report

    One of the drawbacks of the current VR headsets is that they are not independent of a secondary device. Even as the VR is becoming increasingly popular among masses, the technology companies are working to deliver a VR headset that is truly standalone. Google’s DayDream platform is believed to pave way for such affordable standalone VR headsets. In the meanwhile, Samsung, which has a pretty decent lineup of Gear VR headsets, is working on its own version of standalone virtual reality device. More →
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  • Travis Kalanick’s resignation could have big impact on Uber’s India foray

    By on June 22, 2017 at 12:14 PM.

    Travis Kalanick’s resignation could have big impact on Uber’s India foray

    Uber, the company which is believed to have revolutionized the public transport, has of late gone through a series of turmoil, ranging from drivers protests to shady working atmosphere within the organization. After the exit of a series of top executives, the company is now looking to revive. For its new journey, it is looking for a new leadership as co-founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down. While all this is happening in the US, the company also has to ensure its aggressive global strategy remains undeterred. However, Kalanick’s exit has raised apprehensions in its units in key markets, especially India. More →

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  • Apple is quite obsessed with secrecy of its future products, leaked company presentation reveals

    By on June 21, 2017 at 5:48 PM.

    Apple is quite obsessed with secrecy of its future products, leaked company presentation reveals

    Blame the rumor mills for killing the element of surprise. With rumors and leaks pouring in every other day, it is increasingly becoming difficult for brands to keep their announcements a secret. Take the OnePlus 5 for an example, the details continued to leak till a couple of hours before the official launch. It’s not just OnePlus either. Apple, Samsung, and others all have been grappling with this problem. Now, ironically a “leaked” internal briefing of Apple reveals how the company handles the leaks before the official announcements. More →
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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 with dual rear camera spotted online

    By on June 21, 2017 at 5:02 PM.

    Samsung Galaxy S8 with dual rear camera spotted online

    Dual-cameras are in. From Apple, Huawei to OnePlus, almost every other brand is hopping onto the dual camera bandwagon. One of the top names missing in this list is Samsung. According to rumors, Galaxy C10 is going to be the first Samsung phone with dual-camera. Though there are also rumors that Galaxy Note 8 could also come with dual-camera, a new leak suggests that there could be a new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 with two cameras on the back. More →
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  • How To

    How to disable pesky Google Chrome notifications on your desktop

    By on June 20, 2017 at 3:03 PM.

    How to disable pesky Google Chrome notifications on your desktop

    Ever since Google Chrome for desktop enabled the native notification feature, browsing the internet has become a nightmarish experience. Almost each every other website is giving you a pop up to get notifications. And the process of visiting a simple page has become a two-step process. Not that the notifications feature is a bad thing. I use the tool for notifications from multiple publications, Slack messenger, and so on. More →
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  • Opinion

    Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface plans are creepy and exactly the kind of AI you dread

    By on June 19, 2017 at 3:44 PM.

    Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface plans are creepy and exactly the kind of AI you dread

    Humans are driven by emotions and sentiments. Their outlook to the surrounding is quite subjective rather than being driven algorithms or binary codes like 01101100011010010110011001100101. Being the most intelligent species on this blue planet, humans have sporadically played God. From cloning to genetic-level modifications, there are numerous such instances. Of late, the focus has shifted to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Perhaps your first-level interactions with AI have already happened. From Apple’s Siri to Amazon’s Alexa, the so-called assistants are actually your personal assistants, assisting you in your daily lives with bare minimum distraction. More →
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  • LG G6+, LG G6 32GB variants launched in Korea: Price, specifications and features

    By on June 19, 2017 at 2:19 PM.

    LG G6+, LG G6 32GB variants launched in Korea: Price, specifications and features

    LG has officially announced two new variants of its flagship smartphone. The first one is called the LG G6+ and comes with 128GB of onboard storage. The company has also introduced a new 32GB variant of the LG G6, conveniently dubbed as the LG G6 32GB. Earlier, the media reports from Korea had suggested the two phones will be launched as the LG G6 Plus and LG G6 Pro.  More →
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  • Opinion

    Samsung Pay Mini brings digital payments to low-end phones, but misses out on its key feature

    By on June 15, 2017 at 6:25 PM.

    Samsung Pay Mini brings digital payments to low-end phones, but misses out on its key feature

    Digital payment modes have existed in India for quite a few years. But it was the radical decision of the ‘demonetization’ of old Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes that truly ushered in the era of digital India. Now that necessary liquidity is back into the Indian system, digital payments may have slowed. But the key takeaway has been that Indians have been pretty quick to adapt to digital transactions – wallets like Paytm, Mobikwik and UPI-based banking apps, financial exchanges have become much easier. More →
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