Category Archives: Mobile Devices

Best phones of 2018 in India: The top smartphones we've tested

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If you prefer Google’s OS, then our best Android phone roundup should be right up your alley.  The best phone doesn’t always mean it has to be a flagship phone. The finest of phones can also be those that offer the most significant value-for-money. Different features have varying significance from person to person, so how […]

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Fantasmo is a decentralized map for robots and augmented reality

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“Whether for AR or robots, anytime you have software interacting with the world, it needs a 3D model of the globe. We think that map will look a lot more like the decentralized internet than a version of Apple Maps or Google Maps.” That’s the idea behind new startup Fantasmo, according to co-founder Jameson Detweiler. Coming out of stealth […]

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Vivo X21 brings in-display fingerprint scanner to India

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It was the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 where Vivo first showcased the in-display fingerprint scanner as the first in the world, and now, they’re bringing that technology to India piggybacking on the Vivo X21. The phone is already available in China and has two variants, the X21 and X21 UD. After the launch in […]

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Facebook united

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Facebook was a mess. The independence it dangled to close acquisition deals with Instagram and WhatsApp turned the company into a tangle of overlapping products. Every app had its own messaging and Stories options. Economies of scale were squandered. Top innovators led mature products already bursting at the seams with features while new opportunities went […]

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Verizon and Samsung get 5G boost

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Verizon and Samsung have been boosted by the news that the latter’s high-band spectrum 5G system has been certified by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), paving the way for a commercial launch later this year. The Samsung equipment is the first such system to receive FCC approval and covers access units as well as […]

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Twitter has an unlaunched ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature

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Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better home for sensitive communications that often end up on encrypted messaging apps like Signal, Telegram or WhatsApp. The encrypted DMs option was first spotted inside the Twitter […]

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Xiaomi Mi 7 leak details new design

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It’s not entirely clear whether the Xiaomi Mi 7 will launch on 23 May, let alone come to India, but latest leak concerning Mi 7 cases shows what the phone might look like. First spotted by Gizmochina, the case itself isn’t anything spectacular but it does offer some insight into the Xiaomi flagship device.  Xiaomi […]

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Samsung Pay now available on the web to consumers in the UAE

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Samsung Pay can now be used on certain websites to complete your online purchases in the UAE. Merchants using CCAvenue as their payment gateway can easily alow you chose Samsung Pay as an option. The process on than the desktop isn’t necessarily very intuitive, where, after you’ve signed in with your Samsung account, you’ll still […]

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You can now easily buy movie tickets with Google Assistant

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Google Assistant is gaining some new capabilities thanks to a deal with Fandango that should make ordering movie tickets a quick and easy process. Simply tell Google Assistant that you want to buy some movie tickets and you’ll see what’s playing nearby; you can dial in the specificity to find out just what’s playing at […]

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China said to be discussing ZTE ban with U.S. officials

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The Chinese government is reportedly going to bat for ZTE over a seven-year ban that would have broad ranging consequences for the phone maker. According to a new report from Reuters, the subject was broached during a meeting with between senior Chinese and U.S. officials in Beijing this week. The ban imposed by the Department […]

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