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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

Technology

Apple, Samsung in midnight slugfest, Diwali buyers cheer

As the clock rang in Friday, the race between Apple and Samsung in India entered a new phase: both companies held midnight sales to launch their latest products in the country, the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 respectively.

This new year, get personalised e-cards from PM Modi

Marking the New Year on a different note, millions of Indians would get a personalised greeting card from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the New Year’s Eve with a message that in 2015 the government will aim to connect entire country on a digital platform either through broadband or mobile phones.

Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' internet

Schmidt's concern was echoed by Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox and others involved in a panel discussion in Silicon Valley led by Senate finance committee chairman Ron Wyden.

Get a selfie with Isro's Mangalyaan using this mobile app

Hyderabad based start-up Smarturhas developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars next week.

Some consumers say Apple is losing its 'coolness' quotient

While still a juggernaut, with analysts expecting sales of around 9 million iPhone 6s in its launch weekend, Apple may be losing some of its shine, according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll. What’s with gravity and Apple?

LG launches smartphone 'G3 Beat' for Rs. 25,000 in India

Korean electronics major LG on Wednesday expanded its smartphone portfolio with the launch of its new 'G3 Beat', priced at Rs. 25,000 in India.

Samsung accuses LG executives of damaging its products

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation.

Samsung launches world's largest curved ultra high -definition TV

Korean electronics major Samsung on Thursday launched world's largest bendable curved ultra high definition television with screen size measuring 105 inches. The bendable television has been launched for European market at the moment.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Two years of research into what Google referred to as 'Project Wing' was capped this month with test flights delivering candy, water, medicine, dog treats and other items to two farmers in Queensland, Australia.

Five reasons to go ration shopping online

Buying groceries for home a chore you dread? Hate lugging the face washes, shampoos and that basmati rice bag across the general store in a rickety carry-bag? We tell you how the neighbourhood kirana store is mimicking the best of online shopping.

Now charging phone as easy as walk in park

Two 15-year-old school boys have developed a device that will enable a shoe to charge a mobile phone while walking. Students of south Delhi’s Mount Carmel school have invented a compact attachment, which, when attached to the heel of the shoe, will automatically act as a portable mobile charger.

World's first smartphone turns 20 today!

The first ever smartphone - a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone - has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994.

Virus stealing debit, credit card info prowling online portals

Debit and credit card owners in India have been alerted by cyber security sleuths against the damaging activities of a virus which attacks Point of Sale (POS) business counters to steal confidential data like card number and passwords.

Will it be Nikesh vs Mukesh in India's 4G wars?

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is set to usher in 4G services next year. Last week, I was tempted to say, it is now perhaps Nikesh vs Mukesh in India’s telecoms, after Nikesh Arora quit as chief business officer at Google Inc and headed to become vice-chairman of Japan's SoftBank where he starts in October.

Google shutting down Orkut social network

Google on Monday said it is shutting down Orkut, its 'first foray into social networking', to focus on YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ services that have proven more popular.
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