WhatsApp Will Begin Sharing User Data With Facebook

August 29, 2016

WhatsApp announced in a blog post on Thursday that it will be bolstering its relationship with Facebook, after the messaging app was bought by the social media giant in 2014. While WhatsApp assured users that the partnership would not infringe on personal privacy, the company said it would begin sharing a limited amount of user data with Facebook, including individual phone numbers. The company says the new information sharing system…

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World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

August 25, 2016

 Autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy’s launch beats Uber, which plans to offer such rides in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. The world’s first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public…

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BSNL Launches Unlimited 3G Mobile Data Plan for Rs. 1,099

August 25, 2016

Highlights BSNL added most number of subscribers in April Doubled data usage in Rs. 549 plan for 3G service to 10GB from 5GB Doubled 3G data usage in Rs. 156 plan to 2GB, valid for 10 days To counter competitors, state-run BSNL on Wednesday announced a national unlimited 3G mobile data plan for Rs. 1,099 and doubled the data usage limit in some existing plans. “Due to improvement in network,…

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Reliance Jio SIM Officially Available for These Smartphones

August 25, 2016

Highlights Reliance Jio SIM is available to anyone with a 4G phone But not all stores are respecting that offer But owners of select smartphone can definitely get one As we reported earlier, you can now walk in to a few Reliance Digital and Xpress Mini stores with any 4G smartphone and walk out with a Reliance Jio SIM. However, as we’d noted in our report, in the absence of…

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World’s Largest Aircraft Crash Lands After Test Flight, Is Damaged

August 25, 2016

Highlights Airlander 10 nosedives during landing, cockpit damaged World’s largest aircraft was on second test flight All crew safe. Aircraft is worth 40 million dollars  The world’s longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday. The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained damage on landing from its…

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Indian Flights To Offer Wi-Fi Soon, Says Top Aviation Officer

August 25, 2016

New Delhi:  If you are one of those Indian fliers who have always wished that Indian carriers too allowed the use of mobile phones and internet services on board like some of the leading international airlines, your wish may just come true. Civil Aviation Secretary Rajeev Chaubey on Wednesday said the government is likely to take a decision in the next few days. “I hope I can share some good…

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GoDaddy launches app for domain investors in India

August 24, 2016

GoDaddy’s app is available on iOS and Android devices and allows users to watch and bid on domains at auction  GoDaddy has launched the first mobile app for domain investors in India. The app will be available on iOS and Android devices and will allow investors to watch and bid on domains at auction. Further, it will also allow them to stay on top of their current bids from mobile…

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LG X Screen Review

August 24, 2016

LG X Screen: Detailed Review Of all the companies making smartphones today, LG is one of the more innovative companies around. Historically, LG has presented a number of interesting smartphones including the curved display G Flex 2, and the LG G5, the world’s first practically modular smartphone. Keeping in line with the same spirit, we have with us the LG X Screen. Alongside the standard, 4.93-inch IPS LCD display, the…

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Lenovo Devices to Now Come Pre-Installed With Microsoft Apps

August 24, 2016

San Francisco: Microsoft apps such as Office and Skype will be installed on Lenovo mobile devices powered by Android software under the terms of a collaboration announced late Monday. The US technology giant and the Chinese computer titan said they were “deepening their strategic relationship” with a move that could add to the ranks of people using Microsoft programs as services hosted in the internet cloud. “The marriage of Microsoft’s…

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Free WiFi Kiosks a Hit With the Homeless in New York

August 24, 2016

New York: An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with WiFi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. The city doesn’t track who’s using the new LinkNYC terminals, but anecdotal evidence suggests many users are living on the streets. On several recent weekdays, people wearing plastic garbage bags or hauling dented shopping…

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Facebook has given you a political label — find out where (it thinks) you stand

August 24, 2016

Facebook is acutely aware of your political views and is using them to serve you ads as part of its recently launched ad personalization tool. In order to bring you ads that cater to your interests, it has given you a political label. Tucked away in the ad preferences section on Facebook is your political category based on the information gleaned from your profile and activity on the social network….

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Xiaomi slashes prices for Mi 5, now available for Rs 22,999

August 23, 2016

Xiaomi Mi India has just announced a permanent price drop for the latest flagship smartphone from the company, Mi5. The Mi5 will now be available for Rs 22,999 exclusively on Flipkart and Mi.com. The new price is Rs 2,000 less than the original price of Rs 24,999. The Mi 5 was launched on 31 March earlier this year and comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It sports a 5.15-inch…

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