Airline passengers prefer tech over people while flying: Survey

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Airline passengers prefer tech over people while flying: Survey

Airline passengers across the globe are so comfortable with technology today that they are choosing to use it rather than interacting with people, a recent survey by the communications and IT solution provider SITA said on Friday. The "2016 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey" shows that 85 percent of passengers had a positive travel experience up from 80 percent last year. More →
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Smartphone growth in the US slowed down in 2015: Report

By on May 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM.

Smartphone growth in the US slowed down in 2015: Report

Days after the news that Apple sold fewer iPhones for the first time ever in the first quarter this year, a new report says that smartphones in the US posted half the growth in 2015 when compared to the previous year. The number of reported smartphones in the US last year grew to 228 million from 208 million in 2014 -- an increase of 9.6 percent, thestreet.com reported quoting the industry organisation CTIA-The Wireless Association. More →
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Indus OS users to get AVG antivirus security

By on May 26, 2016 at 4:00 AM.

Indus OS users to get AVG antivirus security

Multi-lingual operating system brand Indus OS on Wednesday announced that it will make AVG AntiVirus and AVG Cleaner from the online security company AVG Technologies available to its users. The security features will be available on App Bazaar to safeguard users from online threats. App Bazaar is the world's first regional language app marketplace from the Indus OS. More →
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From Reliance Digital LYF to ‘Make in India’; here are 5 Key trends from Indian smartphone market

By on May 19, 2016 at 6:15 PM.

From Reliance Digital LYF to ‘Make in India’; here are 5 Key trends from Indian smartphone market

In the first quarter of this year, 23.5 million smartphones where shipped in India, which marks a 5.2 percent year-over-year growth, IDC report reveals. At the same time though, this is second consecutive quarter that has seen a dip in smartphone shipments. In addition to shipment data, the IDC report also highlights some of the trends in the smartphone industry, including the impact of Make in India, and a shift in the list of top-five vendors of India. We have picked out five such trends worth highlight from the IDC report. More →
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Make in India handsets pushing smartphones sales: Report

By on May 11, 2016 at 8:28 AM.

Make in India handsets pushing smartphones sales: Report

While India shipped a total of 52.8 million handsets against 55.4 million in the first quarter this year - registering a decline of 4 percent (year-on-year), “Make in India" smartphones have come of age and are pushing the sales, the latest report said on Tuesday. The contribution of India brands was at an all-time high of 45 percent - up 7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 and “made in India” handsets contributed 67 percent to the sales, said the “India Mobile Handset Report for 1Q CY 2016” by the market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR).  More →
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Meet HoloFlex, world’s first holographic flexible smartphone

By on May 9, 2016 at 6:51 PM.

Meet HoloFlex, world’s first holographic flexible smartphone

Scientists claim to have developed the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone that lets users interact with 3D videos and images without any headgear or glasses. The device, dubbed HoloFlex, is capable of rendering 3D images with motion parallax and stereoscopy to multiple simultaneous users without head tracking or glasses. More →
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Smartphone app for school security launched in Karachi

By on May 9, 2016 at 3:45 PM.

Smartphone app for school security launched in Karachi

A smartphone app designed to provide security to about 3,000 schools of Pakistan's Karachi city was launched, a media report said. Sindh Rangers on Saturday announced the application will help educational institutions in the metropolis alert law enforcers in case of an emergency, Dawn online reported. More →
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Land Rover to launch its first smartphone by early 2017

By on May 9, 2016 at 12:40 PM.

Land Rover to launch its first smartphone by early 2017

In the race to capture the burgeoning global smartphone market, British automotive brand Jaguar Land Rover, currently owned by Tata Motors, is all set to launch smartphones and accessories by early 2017. For this, Land Rover has tied up with consumer electronics company Bullitt Group to develop a bespoke smartphone and range of accessories. More →
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Mobile phones don’t increase brain cancer risk: Study

By on May 9, 2016 at 12:25 PM.

Mobile phones don’t increase brain cancer risk: Study

There is no link between increasing mobile phone use and brain cancer, claims a new study that found no rise in tumors over 30 years in Australia despite widespread use of the devices. Researchers from University of Sydney examined the association between age and gender-specific incidence rates of 19,858 men and 14,222 women diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia between 1982-2012, and national mobile phone usage data from 1987-2012. More →
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Young adults spending over three hours a day on smartphones: Study

By on May 6, 2016 at 4:00 AM.

Young adults spending over three hours a day on smartphones: Study

Millennials -- those born in the two decades after 1980s -- are hooked to their smartphones or phablet screens for over three hours a day, media reported. The amount of time that the millennials are devoting to their screens is such that before the end of the present decade, smartphone time will be greater than the time spent on all other screens combined, ctvnews.ca reported. More →
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