• Fri, Apr 28, 2017
  • Samsung S8 pre-orders hit 80,000 units

    Updated: Apr, 27, 201708:44 AM

    Coming as a sigh of relief for Samsung after the Note 7 fiasco last year, pre-orders for its new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have reached 80,000 units within a week of the launch in India.
    Samsung S8 pre-orders hit 80,000 units
    “The pre-orders are expected to hit 150,000 units by the end of this month,” industry sources said. Packed with a voice assistant, the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ were listed on a Flipkart banner ad for pre-orders, starting from April 19.  Per sources, the company saw 15 times more traffic than usual on Samsung e store that led to a temporary downtime. The pre-booking saw more than four times the pre-booking compared to the earlier Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. Early delivery for pre-booking customers will start from May 2 and owing to high demand of the black colour variants, the delivery date of these devices will start from May 12. Asim Warsi, Senior Vice-President, Mobile Business, Samsung India said: “We are overwhelmed with the response we have received for our flagships Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. A special ‘thank...
  • Google to support Indian languages across products Google to support Indian languages across products
    Updated: Apr, 26, 201708:13 AM

    Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India unveiled a new set of products and features for Indian languages.

  • Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with collaborative website Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with collaborative website
    Updated: Apr, 25, 201704:46 PM

    Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of...

  • New Google Earth VR to take you to any place in the world New Google Earth VR to take you to any place in the world
    Updated: Apr, 24, 201705:30 AM

    A new Google Earth Virtual Reality (VR) feature allows users to visit any address in the world and fly over it in 3D with the help of a headset system, according to the company. Using a new updated...

  • LG’s G6 hits Indian market today LG’s G6 hits Indian market today
    Updated: Apr, 24, 201705:15 AM

    Days after Samsung launched its flagship devices Galaxy S8 and S8+, its South Korean rival LG will launch G6 with the unique 18:9 screen aspect ratio in India on Monday.

  • Users can now ask Siri to read out WhatsApp messages Users can now ask Siri to read out WhatsApp messages
    Updated: Apr, 24, 201705:00 AM

    WhatsApp has released a new update for the iPhone, which brings some nifty little visual improvements along with the ability to have Siri read out your latest messages. The new WhatsApp update...

  • Apple self-driving car testing plan gives clues to tech program Apple self-driving car testing plan gives clues to tech program
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201708:02 PM

    Apple Inc outlined a plan to train operators of self-driving cars in documents submitted to California regulators earlier this month, the latest clues to the company's autonomous vehicle technology...

  • Facebook will soon let you type with your brain Facebook will soon let you type with your brain
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201706:32 PM

    Giving a glimpse of what is going on at its secret “Building 8” research group, Facebook has said it is working on a way to let people type with their brains – at speeds faster than physical typing –...

  • Students design camping tent that uses solar energy Students design camping tent that uses solar energy
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201704:45 AM

    A group of Hispanic students living in California is designing a camping tent that can use solar energy to meet the electricity needs of the homeless.

  • Snapchat stock falls as alleged CEO comments rile some on social media Snapchat stock falls as alleged CEO comments rile some on social media
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201705:11 PM

    Shares of Snapchat fell 1.5 percent as the owner faced criticism for comments allegedly made by its CEO about not prioritising growth in India and Spain because they were poor countries.