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  • BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with ‘Triple Ace’ plan priced at Rs 333; offers 270GB 3G data for 90 days

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    BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with ‘Triple Ace’ plan priced at Rs 333; offers 270GB 3G data for 90 days

    Although BSNL still runs on its 3G network, that doesn't stop the state-run telco from introducing new plans to counter private players. Reliance Jio’s latest Dhan Dhana Dhan offer has yet again stirred the telecom operators. Airtel and Idea Cellular have already launched new offers to counter Jio, and now, BSNL has also joined the bandwagon with three new plans called - Triple Ace, Dil Khol Ke Bol and Nehle per Dehla offer for its prepaid users. In addition to this, BSNL also revamped the benefits of STV339 plan. More →
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  • Earth Day 2017: Google Doodle sends an important message about climate change

    By on April 22, 2017 at 2:58 PM.

    Earth Day 2017: Google Doodle sends an important message about climate change

    Every year, April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day globally, and Google celebrates the day with a special Doodle. Today’s Google Doodle not only commemorates the celebration of Earth Day but also follows with a set of tips on how one can preserve and protect the environment. The Google Doodle has a series of 12 images with the first one set against the backdrop of stars, leaves, and animals. The word 'Google' is written with the Earth taking the shape of the letter O. An interesting part is where one can click on the image and drag to get a closer look. More →
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  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) spotted on Geekbench, Galaxy J5 (2017) receives FCC certification

    By on April 21, 2017 at 5:01 PM.

    Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) spotted on Geekbench, Galaxy J5 (2017) receives FCC certification

    Samsung is expected to upgrade its Galaxy J series for this year soon with the Galaxy J3 (2017) and the Galaxy J5 (2017). The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) was last spotted on benchmarking website GFXBench and the most recent update on the Galaxy J5 (2017) was a Wi-Fi certification. The latest developments include a Samsung smartphone with model number SM-J3305 appearing on Geekbench website believed to be the Galaxy J3 (2017) while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has been certified by the FCC in the US. More →
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  • Alcatel Idol 5S live photo spotted online ahead of launch

    By on April 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

    Alcatel Idol 5S live photo spotted online ahead of launch

    Alcatel had launched a series of smartphones at MWC 2017, which included the U5, A3 and A5 LED. Alcatel was also expected to launch the Idol 5 and Idol 5S smartphones. The smartphones have been spotted online quite a few times giving an idea on what the specifications would be. The Alcatel Idol 5S was last spotted on benchmarking website GeekBench. An alleged live photo of the Alcatel Idol 5S sitting next to last year’s Idol 5 has now been spotted online. More →
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  • LG G6 up for pre-booking ahead of April 24 launch; here’s everything you need to know

    By on April 21, 2017 at 1:31 PM.

    LG G6 up for pre-booking ahead of April 24 launch; here’s everything you need to know

    LG yesterday confirmed that it will be launching its flagship, the G6 in India on April 24. The smartphone is now up for pre-orders on LG’s official website. LG had begun pre-registrations for the G6 on April 18 and there were speculations that the pre-booking would start by today. LG hasn’t listed the price for the G6 but mobile retailer Mahesh Telecom claims that it will be available for Rs 51,990. The stock availability for the G6 is also mentioned as April 29 being the last date. More →
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  • Apple to use micro-LED displays for the Apple Watch 3: Report

    By on April 21, 2017 at 11:31 AM.

    Apple to use micro-LED displays for the Apple Watch 3: Report

    Apple is widely expected to debut the OLED panel with the upcoming iPhone 8 due for a launch later this year. Multiple reports keep pouring out about Apple’s plan to launch the iPhone 8 with a bezel-less OLED display, and the Touch ID sensor embedded under it. Apple is now reported to be working on a new display technology, and is expected to mass produce starting from the end of 2017. Business Korea reports that this display technology is micro-LED, and it will be used on the Apple Watch 3. It is also expected that the micro-LED would eventually be used on the iPhone 9, which would be launched next year. More →
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  • Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus gets certified in China, launch expected soon

    By on April 21, 2017 at 9:58 AM.

    Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus gets certified in China, launch expected soon

    Xiaomi launched its flagship device, the Mi 6 yesterday in China. The Xiaomi Mi 6 made an appealing first impression with its curved glass body, Qualcomm’s most talked about Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB RAM and iPhone 7 Plus-like dual camera setup. Along with the Mi 6, Xiaomi was expected to launch the Mi 6 Plus as well, which would essentially join the company’s phablet lineup. While it may have been disappointing for phablet lovers considering the Mi 6 packs a 5.15-inch screen, the Mi 6 Plus has received certification in China hinting on a possible launch soon. More →
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  • LG G6 to launch in India on April 24; here’s everything you need to know

    By on April 20, 2017 at 5:18 PM.

    LG G6 to launch in India on April 24; here’s everything you need to know

    LG has confirmed the launch of its flagship device, the G6, in India, and it will take place on April 24. LG has sent out media invites for the launch event, which is scheduled to take place in New Delhi at 11.30 AM. LG had already put up the G6 on its India website, and the pre-registrations for the smartphone began on April 18. It is speculated that LG will begin pre-orders for the G6 from April 21, and the smartphone could cost somewhere between Rs 53,000 and Rs 54,000. More →
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  • HTC U with ‘Edge Sense’ to launch on May 16; here’s what we know so far

    By on April 20, 2017 at 4:16 PM.

    HTC U with ‘Edge Sense’ to launch on May 16; here’s what we know so far

    HTC recently launched two smartphones under its U series, called U Ultra and U Play. Soon after, rumors started pouring in hinting at a third smartphone codenamed ‘Ocean’ and a launch has been anticipated for long now. HTC has now shared a teaser on Twitter, announcing May 16 as the official launch date for the HTC U smartphone. HTC shared a five second video for the launch with the tagline 'Squeeze for the Brilliant U'. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00PM in Taipei, which would be 11.30AM IST. HTC will livestream the launch event as well. More →
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  • Brain-to-text technology to AI for 360-degree videos: Top announcements from Facebook F8 2017 Day 2

    By on April 20, 2017 at 2:12 PM.

    Brain-to-text technology to AI for 360-degree videos: Top announcements from Facebook F8 2017 Day 2

    Facebook concluded its two-day F8 2017 developer conference yesterday with a host of new innovations announced. The first day saw announcements such as camera filters to enhance its augmented reality platform, a VR social space, and integration of music and games to its Messenger app. Day two of the F8 2017 conference moved on to bigger ideas showing how Facebook is following the path of augmented reality and virtual reality and how the ‘camera’ is the way to future technology. Here is a brief roundup of all the exciting announcements made by Facebook on the second day of its F8 conference. More →
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