New Cortex A73 chip easily beats Snapdragon 821 inside Google Pixel

The Snapdragon 821, based on Cortex A72 design from ARM, is supposed to be the best in the business, but it’s reign is likely to be cut short — very short — by the release of Huawei Mate 9. The Mate 9 comes equipped with a radically difference core technology known as Cortex A73. Though the name is very similar, in reality, the new core is far from an incremental evolution of the older one. Instead, the new A73 cores were developed by a totally different team of ARM engineers, who started their…

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Zebronics launches Chromecast-like device at Rs 1699 to cast phone screen to TV

Zebronics, a Chennai based electronics manufacturer, launched ZEB Cast 100 — similar to Google’s Chromecast device which helps in casting the screen of your phone or device onto a TV or monitor. The device has been priced at just Rs 1,699, compared with Rs 3,399 for Google Chromecast. “ZEB CAST 100 is compact easily fits into your pocket or the palm of your hand thereby eliminating the needs of wires and will,” the company said. The device can be operated just by plugging it into the HDMI port of the…

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Wipro to sell its cloud service via Oracle platform

Wipro Limited, an India-based information technology, consulting and business process services company, said it had joined Oracle’s Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program. Wipro’s Boundary Less Data Center offering has been integrated with Oracle’s twin cloud offerings — Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service. ‘Cloud’ refers to the practice of leveraging the Internet to provide clients access to software that is running at the tech company’s data center. “We are excited to be a part of the Oracle Managed Services Partner program (MSP) to help enterprises build…

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IIT Guwahati home to India’s latest super computer PARAM-ISHAN

IIT Guwahati unveiled one of India´s fastest and most powerful computer, PARAM-ISHAN. PARAM-ISHAN has power of 250 Teraflops and three hundred tera bites capacity. ¨This will not only augment the research initiatives in the Institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of research,¨ said Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati. PARAM-ISHAN can be used in the application areas like Computational Chemistry, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Electromagnetic, Civil Engineering Structures, Nana-block Self Assemble, Optimization etc. North East India receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, which…

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Aurion completes acquisition of Spikes Security; forms Cyberinc for enterprise security

Aurionpro Solutions, a technology solutions provider, said it completed the acquisition and merger of Spikes Security Inc., a software and hardware solutions company based in California, with its enterprise security division. The silicon Valley based subsidiary for enterprise security will operate under the new brand name of ‘Cyberinc – An Aurion Pro Company’ and will be headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Cyberinc will deal with solving next generation consumer and enterprise security challenges in a digital MYSTI TANT era especially around identity and access management and malware isolation, the indian…

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AGC Networks to offer self-learning technology from UK’s Darktrace

Darktrace, a British cyber security company, said it partnered with AGC Networks, an India-based technology solutions provider to expand the market for the company´s self-learning technology. “This partnership allows more and more organizations to benefit from Enterprise Immune System technology across Asia, helping defend against today’s advanced cyber-threats,” said Sanjay Aurora, Darktrace Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. Darktrace is a cyber threat defense company. Its enterprise immune system technology detects and responds to previously unidentified threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Darktrace’s self-learning…

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Intex Launches New 2.1 Channel Speaker @ Rs 4000

Intex Technologies launched its new 2.1 channel speaker IT-Turbo SUF BT at a price of Rs 4000 thereby expanding its 2.1 speaker series to 25 models. There are 10 models in 5.1 series and 15 models in the 4.1 series taking the total speaker portfolio to more than 70 models, said the company. The new 2.1 speaker supports a USB port, SD card slot, Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in FM tuner. The speakers output power is 40W+ 10W X 2, which is more than what most computer speaker sets offer….

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Biostar launches its first SSD drive for gamers starting @ Rs 3,250

Biostar, one of the leading manufacturers for Motherboards and Graphic cards, announced the launch of its first Sold State Drive (SSD) category with G300 series for power users and gamers looking for high performance storage starting at Rs 3,250. SSD is similar to a hard disk and does functionally everything a hard drive does but data is instead stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there’s no power present and reduce the data loading time. The G300 SSDs is designed to deliver a read speed of upto…

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Government launches online library for blind people with TCS

The government, in association with NGOs, set up an online library called Sugamaya Pustakalaya for visually impaired people. This online platform offers e- books across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats and is powered by TCS access. With the help of SugamAya Pustakalaya — set up with the help of Daisy Forum of India — the visually impared can search a book of his choice at the click of a button without any external help. One can read the publications on any device of his choice- mobile phones,…

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Upcoming Intel Apollo Lake could disappoint going by Broxton Goldmont benchmarks

Intel’s upcoming Apollo Lake low-end tablet and PC processor could trail ARM-based chips by a big margin if a benchmarking result from a product using similar technology is any indication. Goldmont, the core inside Apollo Lake is to be the first major update to Intel’s Silvermont architecture and was supposed to take on ARM chips. When first unveiled in 2013, the Silvermont architecture was more or less comparable in power to high-end offerings from the ARM ecosystem, though it consumed more battery juice. Since then, ARM processors have increased their processing muscle…

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Google Project Ara to soon release modular smartphone, not tablet; could surprise on price

Google could release one of world’s first truly modular mobile device — one with user-replaceable parts — as early as next month and it won’t be a tablet, but a smartphone, according to person close to the company’s Project Ara unit. “People are saying it’s a tablet because a benchmarking site said the screen size was 13.8,” the person said. “It is indeed 13.8, but in centermeters, not in inches,” he added. It was back in early February that reports came out that the first device from Google under the project…

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Reliance LYF brings 4K UHD TV models ahead of Jio launch, price Rs 55k

Reliance Retail, sister company of upcoming telecom operator Jio, is bringing out two 4K UHD smart TVs in India, sized 50 inch and 65 inch. The 50-inch model will be priced Rs 55,900, while the 65-inch model will be a premium one with a tag of Rs 1.55 lakh. Both prices are before discounts, and prices can vary from state to state. The models will be made available in coming days via Reliance Digital. The launch is coming just days ahead of the introduction of Jio branded 4G services under the Reliance…

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US kids earning lakhs per month using social media – Survey

A new survey conducted by one of Canada’s biggest colleges has found that many kids and teens are making serious money by posting promotional photos and videos on their well-connected social media accounts. The research, conducted by Centennial College of Toronto, found that some minors earn as much as $10,000 to $20,000 (Rs 6.5 lakh to 13 lakh) per post or video. “The marketing industry is hiring kids en masse, negotiating huge endorsement and brand integration deals and handing over paycheques of $10,000 to $20,000 per sponsored Instagram post and…

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Lenovo launches India’s first retina-display laptop, Yoga 900 priced Rs 1.22 lakh

One of the longstanding gripes of ‘serious’ users of gadgets the world over has been how the high definition display revolution bypassed laptops and arrived straight on smartphones, not the screen that people spend most of their working hours staring at. So, while most phones priced Rs 25,000 and above now come with QHD displays, even premium laptops that cost thrice as much still come with HD or Full HD screens. For the uninitiated, QHD refers to a display with 4 mln dots on it, while HD screens have 1…

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LIst of Cheapest 4K Monitors and UHD TVs in India

So you’re upgrading your TV and want to make sure that you futureproof it by buying the best available within your budget. Perhaps you’re buying a new monitor for your PC and want to ensure that it’s got at least as much resolution as your latest phone? Welcome to the world of ultra-high-definition TVs and monitors. DO YOU REALLY NEED AN UPGRADE? The first thing to figure out before thinking about a high resolution display is whether you need it at all. While UHD resolution works very well for PC monitors, if…

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Yu says use of Google-like services declining on mobile, introduces Around Yu

Yu Televentures has entered the local and classified search business in a big way, baking its app Around Yu into all its new phones, starting with Yutopia. The company is hoping that its ability to implant the app in all its phones will give it an edge over competitors like Foodpanda, Taxiforsure etc. It also said that people are moving further and further away from search engine-based services on their mobile phones. Yu Televentures founder Rahul Sharma said data indicated that people are starting to use dedicated apps for searching…

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Install Android Lolipop on your PC with Android-x86 release candidate

For those who have too much time on their hands, or are plain curious or have more practical requirements for installing Android on their PC, the x86 project has come up with the ‘release candidate’ of Lolipop version of the mobile operating system. Release candidate is the final version of the software under development, with the idea being that it would be the final release unless something big bug turns up. This will be the first instance of Android Lolipop being put out by the project for PC users and…

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Intel Skylake brings 4k to basic desktops, boosts battery life in cheap laptops, convertibles

Intel has unveiled 40 of its new chips belonging to the Skylake or 6th Generation family. While there many advancements all over, for the price-sensitive customers, the launch gives special reasons to celebrate. FOR DESKTOPS First, the Skylake processors bring 4K UHD display support at a silicon price of just $64 (Rs 4,200). This was unthinkable earlier, as 4K support required you to buy an entry-level Core i3 processor that cost $120, or nearly twice as much. The chip responsible for this is the dual-core Pentium G4400, with a box…

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Build a powerful PC at just Rs 16,990 – Intel advocates new cheaper, smaller desktops via NUCs

With the latest generation of Intel’s Broadwell chips demonstrating a great improvement in graphics capabilities, chip giant Intel is getting ready to push its new-format desktop device by teaching consumers how to build a powerful PC for just Rs 16,990 ($270). Earlier, creating a custom PC with decent power required users to buy components such as video cards. However, with the current line-up of solutions from Intel, a full PC can be built for a smaller amount, it pointed out, announcing its “MyPCMyPride” campaign. “Intel will be working along with…

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Asus is No 1 in fast-growing hybrid PC market, Lenovo No 2 – Gartner

Worldwide shipments of hybrid devices will increase 70 percent this year to 21.5 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Hybrid devices will account for 12 percent of total sales of mobile PCs in 2015, rising to 26 percent in 2019, it predicted. Ultramobile is Gartner’s term for new-age computers (similar to Intel’s Ultrabook nomenclature). Within Ultramobiles, it divides the devices into ‘regular Ultramobiles’, ‘tablet Ultramobiles’ and ‘hybrid Ultramobiles’. Hybrid Ultramobiles come with a keyboard (that can be detached), while tablet Ultramobiles can be bought without a keyboard. “Of the 21.5…

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