TECHNOLOGY

Reliance Jio subscribers made shortest calls in second half of 2016

New Delhi: According to Truecaller’s TrueInsights Q4 report, Reliance Jio subscribers made the shortest calls which lasted inside 30 seconds on average in the second half of 2016. However, the users made more calls than those of any other operator

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Google Chrome Mobile Update Brings Virtual Reality Functionality

Google has announced that the forthcoming update to its Chrome mobile application will allow any web user to enjoy 3D content, without necessarily using the firm’s Daydream View virtual reality headset. This new version of Chrome will let mobile device

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Apple rumored to remove even more buttons from the iPhone

If a new bombshell report from Fast Company is to be believed, the iPhone 8 sounds like it’s going to have an even more radical design than we thought. The most insane nugget is that Apple might remove all physical

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With Samsung Pay’s imminent launch, mobile payment war set to intensify in India

South Korean tech giant Samsung is planning to launch its mobile payment wallet in India in the first half of 2017, media reports said. According to a report in Mashable India, to bring Samsung Pay in India, Samsung has partnered

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Digitial economy initiatives, cyber security measures in budget welcomed

Bengaluru: Technology based companies have appreciated government’s push for digital economy and cyber security measures announced in the Union budget today.  Amid government’s push on digital transactions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech today announced setting up of

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WhatsApp may soon allow you to track your friends in real-time

Instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on a feature that will track the live location of members, allowing users to track the whereabouts of their friends in real time. According to the WABetaInfo account on Twitter which is known for

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Will artificial companions be our best friend in the future?

Companion robots are playing an ever-increasing role in helping busy people look after the elderly and children. With an aging population and an increasing labor shortage, the demand for companion robots for elder care and children’s companions is on the

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Govt planning insurance guidelines for electronic wallet transactions

New Delhi: In order to work out a mechanism to enable an insurance framework for electronic wallet transactions, government has initiated talks with mobile wallet players and insurance companies.  Also in the offing is notification of forensics labs as registered

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Apple looking to manufacture iPhones in India

New Delhi: In the latest, Apple executives had a meeting with the Indian government officials on Wednesday so as to discuss a plan to make iPhones in the southern city of Bangalore.  The iPhone maker is trying hard to increase

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Samsung confirms faulty batteries as cause of Note 7 fires

Samsung’s probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by defective batteries. The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and

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Google search can work even without internet connection

New Delhi:  Google said that it has added a new feature in the Google app which will allow users to “search” for something even when the smartphone has no iinternet connection.  There is a catch though! The fact is that

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CSIR lab develops the most advanced reading machine for visually challenged

Chandigarh [India], Jan.7 : Good news for visually challenged persons this New Year – tens of thousands of them can get the most advanced reading machine, at an affordable cost. The machine would bring to an end dependence on others

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review

“The Redmi Note 3 is a great phone. It will be a great phone next year too,” a Xiaomi spokesperson explained to me not long ago. “We spent a long time trying to figure out how we can improve upon

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BSNL to launch 1,000 wifi hotspots in Kerala to counter 4G challenges

Public-sector BSNL is all set to set launch 1000 high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots across the state to address the challenges posed by its absence in the 4G data services. Kerala Circle CGM of BSNL, R Mani told reporters here that the

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Google now allows you to ‘search’ without internet

Google on Wednesday said that it will allow smartphone users to “search” for something even when there is no internet connection in the phone. Now of course, there is a catch here. Google, irrespective of its brilliant engineers, cannot defeat

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