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Coming soon: a smartphone with a four-day battery life

Thanks to the smartphone’s status as the Swiss army knife of the average consumer’s digital life, battery life is fast becoming the number one feature that people look for when choosing a handset.

Apple slashes Mac Book Pro price in India by Rs 11,000

Tech giant Apple on Tuesday reduced the price of its 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by Rs 11,000 to Rs 78,900. The California-headquartered firm also updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors.

Google Nexus to herald a big screen era

It looks like global smartphone makers are betting on bigger screens in 2015 and Google cannot be far behind. to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

Device that reads sleep patterns

Combining information on your sleep patterns with what is going on around you, this new device will wake you up at the perfect moment.

2.5 billion smartphone users globally by 2015: report

Nearly 2.5 billion people or 35 % of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics.

Tiny printer brings you personalised news, emails

A web-connected printer that can print out a personalised feed of breaking news, messages, and amusements at a specified time has been developed.

Celkon launches 'slimmest' smartphone at Rs. 7,999

City-based mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles on Friday unveiled 'Millennium Vogue Q455' priced at Rs. 7,999, saying this is the slimmest smartphone in the country.

Watch videos on any surface with smartphone projector

Love watching videos on your smartphone? Now share them with friends via "Smart Phone Projector".

Apple iPhones allow extraction of personal data, text messages, researcher finds

Users are not notified that the services are running and cannot disable them, researcher Zdziarski said. There is no way for iPhone users to know what computers have previously been granted trusted status via the backup process or block future connections.

Lenovo reveals Google glass competitor

Displaying its smart glasses for the first time in prototype form in its native China on Thursday, the company is hoping to attract developers' and manufacturers' attention ahead of an official launch in October.

Apple set to cash in on mobile payments: report

The iPhone maker is reportedly in negotiations with a number of companies in the payments industry and could launch a new mobile payment or smart wallet system before the end of the year.

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

Demand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to grow over the course of the year, albeit at a slower rate.
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