E-commerce market to grow 5 times by 2020, will be worth $45-50 billion: Study

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E-commerce market to grow 5 times by 2020, will be worth $45-50 billion: Study

E-commerce market size for goods is expected to jump about five times to $40-50 billion by 2020 from about $8-12 billion presently, says a report. While travel is expected to account for 60 percent of e-commerce sales by 2020, electronics would account for about 30 percent, said the joint report by Boston Consulting Group and Retailers Association of India.  More →
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Huawei Y6 Pro with 4,000mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera listed ahead of launch: Specifications and features

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Huawei Y6 Pro with 4,000mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera listed ahead of launch: Specifications and features

Huawei has quietly listed a new smartphone on the company’s official website called Y6 Pro. It is the Pro variant of the Y6 that was launched last year. It features a metal frame and a textured back cover, which the company calls “water ripple” design. Boasting decent hardware on board, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about the launch date and pricing of the smartphone. According to the listing, the Y6 Pro will be available in White, Gold and Gray color variants. More →
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Indian smartphone market showing signs of maturing, sales likely to dip in one year: Survey

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Indian smartphone market showing signs of maturing, sales likely to dip in one year: Survey

India's smartphone market is showing signs of maturity as lesser number of consumers are planning to buy new devices in the next one year, says a survey. "Smartphone market has reached maturity...the percentage of consumers planning to purchase a smartphone in the next 12 months has dropped from a peak of 80 percent in 2014 to 68 percent," a survey conducted by Accenture said. More →
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Researchers develop tiny rescue robots inspired by creepy cockroaches

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Researchers develop tiny rescue robots inspired by creepy cockroaches

Taking inspiration from the creepy cockroaches that squeeze through the tiniest cracks, US researchers have developed a robot that can rapidly squeeze through cracks during a search-and-rescue mission. The robot, called CRAM, was created to help humans during search-and-rescue operations in rubble arising from natural disasters such as tornados, earthquakes and explosions. "What's impressive about these cockroaches is that they can run as fast through a quarter-inch gap as a half-inch gap, by reorienting their legs completely out to the side," said Kaushik Jayaram from University of California, Berkeley, the US. More →
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Computer onboard Google’s self-driving cars can be considered as ‘driver’, US regulator says

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Computer onboard Google’s self-driving cars can be considered as ‘driver’, US regulator says

In a major boosts to technology giant Google, its self-driving car has been approved by US vehicle safety regulators, which states that the computer could be considered the driver under federal law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google in a letter approving autonomous vehicles on the roads, Reuters reports. "NHTSA will interpret 'driver' in the context of Google's described motor vehicle design as referring to the (self-driving system), and not to any of the vehicle occupants," NHTSA's letter said. More →
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Lenovo K4 Note to be available via open sale starting February 15, Pearl White variant introduced

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Lenovo K4 Note to be available via open sale starting February 15, Pearl White variant introduced

Lenovo has announced that its K4 Note will be available to purchase in open sale via Amazon India starting February 15. The company has also announced a new pearl white color variant of the smartphone. Lenovo claims it has received over 1 million registrations and sold 180,000 units of the K4 Note so far. More →
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More Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks leave little to imagine for February 21 launch

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More Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks leave little to imagine for February 21 launch

With 11 days to go for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge launch event at MWC 2016, the leaks don’t seem to stop. So far, we have come across live leaked photos giving a hint at the smartphone’s design, leaked benchmark results and the import-export listingpointing to the waterproofing feature of the flagships. Now, live photos of Galaxy S7 dummy unit in gold color have surfaced, courtesy of prolific leaker @stagueve. The dummy unit photos give us a gist of how the smartphone will look like in real life. More →
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It’s still early days, virtual reality will take time to develop: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

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It’s still early days, virtual reality will take time to develop: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

These are still early days for the virtual reality (VR) technology’s adoption and the VR ecosystem will take time to develop globally, social media giant Facebook's top executives have predicted. Addressing a gathering at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said that turning virtual reality into a business is part of the firm's 10-year plan rather than an immediate action item. More →
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Android co-founder Andy Rubin is building a free dashcam

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin is building a free dashcam

A couple of months ago reports suggested that Android’s co-founder and ex-Googler Andy Rubin is set to make a comeback in the smartphone segment. While there hasn’t been much of information on this since then, Rubin, who now runs Playground Global, an incubator for hardware startups, has confirmed he working on a dashcam with a very unique business model.  More →
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