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  • Lenovo launches A6000; Will take on Yu and Xiaomi in India | The Indian Express

    10 January, 2015 12:03 AM 43

    Fresh from the success of the Vibe X2, Lenovo has tied up Flipkart to launch the A6000, a Qualcomm Snapdragon-based affordable 4G LTE smartphone. While the India price has not yet been anounced, the $169 phone is expected to come to India by the end of January at under Rs 10,000. But considering that the phone will take on the Xiaomi Redmi Note and the Yureka

  • Hike buys Zip Phone to add voice calling

    9 January, 2015 1:33 PM 39

    Homegrown internet chat application Hike messenger on Thursday announced that it has acquired Zip Phone, a free voice-calling company. Hike’s first acquisition is designed to expand its product range in the internet-based communication space. The company did not disclose disclose the deal amount. Zip Phone, a one-man startup, was founded by Anuj Jain in the US. Kavin

  • Xiaomi might start selling phones in stores

    9 January, 2015 1:26 PM 34

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it could sell more models in Indian stores while pursuing its primarily online-only strategy if it succeeds in selling enough Redmi Note 4G handsets through shops of carrier Bharti Airtel. Xiaomi entered India with online retailer Flipkart.com in July, selling phones through flash sales whereby availability is limited

  • Best smartphones at CES 2015

    9 January, 2015 8:44 AM 40

    If CES 2015 is any indication, smartphone innovation could well be shifting towards China. The most interesting smartphones in Las Vegas are from ZTE and Lenovo. ZTE has almost perfected Jithesh art of voice control with its news Star 2 smartphone. During a demo at the Chinese company’s stall the Star 2 understood and executed a whole bunch of commands

  • Most innovative products of CES

    8 January, 2015 6:30 PM 36

    You wouldn’t normally equate Las Vegas to innovation. But for a week every year, this little oasis of luxury in the midst of the Nevada desert lights up with the most innovative products and ideas in the technology sector. Among the most innovative products that we noticed at the Consumer Electronics Show this year is small $125 device called the Strone

  • Opera TV to debut on Android L TVs in 2015

    8 January, 2015 3:57 PM 32

    Opera’s Blink-based TV rendering engine will ship on the latest Smart TVs and entertainment devices based on Android L. The Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) 4.x series will launch on Android TVs by long-term Opera Software OEM partner, Sony, with the Opera Devices SDK 3.x series delivered on connected-TV devices using Android Open Source

  • Panasonic launches range of Lumix and 4K cameras and Next-gen Blu-ray disc player | The Indian Express

    8 January, 2015 3:37 PM 38

    Panasonic at CES 2015 has introduced its range of high-end consumer camcorders with three new models – the HC-WX970, HC-VX870, and HC-V770 along with the all-round Lumix SZ10 model, Lumix TS6 and TS30 rugged cameras and the Lumix ZS range. The company also showcased the prototype of next-gen Blu-ray disc player. The HC-WX970 and HC-VX870 models are both equipped

  • NASA robot can explore extraterrestrial volcanoes

    8 January, 2015 7:52 AM 39

    NASA researchers are developing robots to explore crevices of volcanoes where humans can not go in order to gain new insights about these wondrous geological features. Carolyn Parcheta, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, plans to take a robot, called VolcanoBot 2, to explore Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in March. The research has implications

  • Intel CEO says computing ‘unleashed’ by wearables, unveiles Curie module

    7 January, 2015 1:39 PM 40

    Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said today that computing is being “unleashed” by the move to wearables as the tech giant unveiled a button-sized device for new connectivity. Speaking at a keynote at the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Krzanich said he sees wearables and similar technology taking computing power out of the constraints

  • Kodak launches its first Android smartphone IM5 | The Indian Express

    7 January, 2015 9:34 AM 38

    Kodak at CES 2015 launched its first smartphone called IM5. The Kodak IM5 is a dual-SIM smartphone running on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, which will be upgraded to Android Lollipop. The IM5 runs on a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. The smartphone features