Keeco K1, a hexagonal smartphone ‘designed for women’ launched

By on July 15, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Keeco K1, a hexagonal smartphone ‘designed for women’ launched

Keeco Mobile, a Chinese startup,  has launched its first smartphone ‘Keeco K1’, which has been  "especially designed for women.” The smartphone features a hexagonal design and boasts a size that fits into "the small hands of women.” It has a front-facing selfie camera that "automatically makes your skin look delicate and smooth", Engadget reports. More →
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New import norms becoming a hassle for mobile manufacturing companies: ICA

By on July 14, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

New import norms becoming a hassle for mobile manufacturing companies: ICA

Mobile manufacturers are having a tough time with the new import norms laid out. They have demanded roll back of these import norms that mandate companies to provide bank guarantees for availing duty concessions. They have claimed that due to new import rules this fiscal, funds to the tune of Rs. 15,000 crores of mobile companies have been blocked and manufacturing in the country has become very complex and problematic. More →
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Demand for refurbished and unboxed electronics products is rising: Survey

By on July 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM.

Demand for refurbished and unboxed electronics products is rising: Survey

Business dynamics is rapidly changing today, whether they are specialty products, luxury goods or daily consumer goods-the ways they are sold and purchased are undergoing rapid metamorphosis. The latest growing craze in the market is refurbished factory seconds- products, including electronics, IT products, telecom gadgets and others. India is a rising market power with vast untapped potential and the refurbished market here has a great potential for the coming years. More →
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Over 90 pc Indian travelers remain glued to smartphones even during vacations: Survey

By on July 6, 2016 at 10:13 AM.

Over 90 pc Indian travelers remain glued to smartphones even during vacations: Survey

Most Indian travelers spend time glued to their smartphones due to their "fear of missing out" on anything while they are away, according to a recent survey. Hotels.com Mobile Travel Tracker survey showed that travelers spend 50% more time on their smartphones while on a vacation. More →
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Researchers develop software to let you control smartphone with eyes

By on July 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Researchers develop software to let you control smartphone with eyes

A team of international researchers, including an Indian-origin graduate student, is developing software that could let you control your smartphone through eye movements to play games, open apps and do other stuff. The team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Georgia and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Informatics has so far been able to train software to identify where a person is looking with an accuracy of about a centimetre on a mobile phone and 1.7 centimetres on a tablet, MIT Technology Review reported. More →
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BlackBerry Hamburg leaked image surfaces online, likely to launch as BlackBerry NEON

By on July 1, 2016 at 4:25 PM.

BlackBerry Hamburg leaked image surfaces online, likely to launch as BlackBerry NEON

BlackBerry hasn't launched a smartphone in a while though the company has been long rumored to be working on a new smartphone running Android operating system. A new image of what's believed to be BlackBerry's next smartphone has surfaced online. According to rumors, the leaked device, dubbed BlackBerry Hamburg, could be launched as the BlackBerry NEON. More →
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Texting can change the rhythm of brain waves: Study

By on June 28, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Texting can change the rhythm of brain waves: Study

Sending text messages on a smartphone or iPad can change the rhythm of brain waves in humans -- a finding that has significant implications for brain-computer interfacing, gaming and driving. People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological effects of smartphone use. To find out more about how our brains work during textual communication using smartphones, a team led by Mayo Clinic researcher William Tatum analysed data from 129 patients. More →
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10 tips and tricks to save your Android smartphone battery

By on June 27, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

10 tips and tricks to save your Android smartphone battery

How many times your smartphone has run of battery exactly the time you need it the most? Imagine you are stuck in traffic or have to make an important call to your parents or friends. And at that very moment, your smartphone battery drops to zero percent or is about to die. But it does not mean you stop using the smartphone altogether to save the battery. One of the ways is to buy a powerbank and keep it charged, and use whenever required. Or you can simply use a few tricks to save and optimize the battery life of your smartphone. More →
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Excessive usage of electronic gadgets can lead to early ageing: Study

By on June 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM.

Excessive usage of electronic gadgets can lead to early ageing: Study

Excessive use of electronic gadgets, including mobile phones and tablets, can cause "tech neck" that leads to early signs of ageing, health experts have warned. According to experts, "tech neck", which leads to sagging skin, dropping jowls, and creases above the clavicle, seriously affects facial looks of the person by causing frown lines, under eye bags, and horizontal lines on the neck along with fat prominences. More →
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Smartphone apps could improve emergency care for heart attack patients: Study

By on June 27, 2016 at 10:25 AM.

Smartphone apps could improve emergency care for heart attack patients: Study

Smartphone apps and other digital technology have the potential to provide rapid emergency care for cardiac arrest, heart attacks and strokes, says researchers. Digital technology like mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing could aid in swift reponse to the patient and thus, boost their survival odds. More →
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