80,000 Coolpad Note 3 Lite units sold during first three flash sales

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80,000 Coolpad Note 3 Lite units sold during first three flash sales

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Thursday announced that it sold 80,000 units of Coolpad Note 3 Lite in 41 seconds during their first three flash sales on Amazon. The first flash sale saw 30,000 units going out in 21 seconds. The second and third flash sales proved a success too with 25,000 units each disappearing in a mere eight and 12 seconds, respectively. "With 80,000 units being sold collectively in the first three flash sales, this is a clear indication that the customers have appreciated this power packed smartphone for its features and is also a testimony of our commitment and efforts to bring affordable technology to all," Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, said in a statement.  More →
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Nissan successfuly tests self-driving car at NASA research center

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Nissan successfuly tests self-driving car at NASA research center

With the help from NASA space technology, automaker Nissan has successfully test-driven its all-electric, driverless car at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California this week that will help scientists send self-driving vehicles on deeper space missions. Nissan’s all-electric LEAF performed safe autonomous drives across the Ames center on Wednesday in the presence of Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan and Jose Munoz, chairman of Nissan North America, NASA said in a statement on Friday. More →
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How To

Here’s how to enable Twitter’s latest timeline feature

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Here’s how to enable Twitter’s latest timeline feature

Twitter has made several changes to its service over the years and has gradually focused more on customization and improved multimedia experience. While real time reverse-chronological Timeline has remained its main USP, it has made a few tweaks such as the "while you were away" feature that displays top tweets that you may have missed when open Twitter after a while. Now, Twitter is making more changes to the Timeline to show the "best tweets from people you follow". More →
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Reviews

Logitech K380 multi-device keyboard review: Essential for road warriors

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Logitech K380 multi-device keyboard review: Essential for road warriors

Smartphones and tablets these days are powerful enough to do most of the common tasks one does on a PC or a tablet. But one of the biggest pain point most face is typing on a tiny touchscreen, which deters most users, yours truly included. One solution is to have Bluetooth keyboards but they tend to be tiny and cramped, which might not give the best user experience. That was my biggest apprehension when I started using the Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard. More →
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Decline in monthly active users trigger sharp fall in Twitter shares

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Decline in monthly active users trigger sharp fall in Twitter shares

A sequential decline in its monthly active users (MAUs) base triggered a sharp fall for Twitter shares in the after-hours trade, as the company announced its fourth quarter results on Wednesday. The micro-blogging site reported 305 million monthly active users for the fourth quarter, compared to 307 million in the third quarter that excluded SMS-only followers. The almost-flat user growth led to its shares falling as much as 13 percent in extended trading, Tech Crunch reported, hitting another new low of around $13.75 before flattening out to 3 percent in extended trading. More →
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Samsung could lose in more ways when Apple launches iPhone 7: Report

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Samsung could lose in more ways when Apple launches iPhone 7: Report

Up until now, both Samsung and TSMC had been making chipsets for Apple’s iPhones. However, new reports suggest Apple has inked a deal with TSMC to solely produce A10 chips for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While the chip is reported to go in full production in June, TSMC is believed to have won over Apple due to its 10-nanometer fabrication process, which allows for better performance and power efficiency, The Electronic Times reports. More →
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Facebook’s new millimeter wave technology for Free Basics is 40 times faster than 4G

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

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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