HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android: sources

Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies.

YU launches 4G Cyanogen OS-based phone for Rs. 8,999

Yu, a subsidiary of India's second largest smartphone maker Micromax on Thursday unveiled its first 4G device 'Yureka' for Rs. 8,999.

Xiaomi's Redmi 1S will launch in India on December 23

The Delhi High Court has finally allowed the Chinese smartphone maker to sell its phones in India after banning them last week for infringing on Ericsson's patents.

Huawei to launch 4G handsets below Rs. 10,000

To cash in on the next generation high-speed mobile data services, Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei said it has plans to launch 4G smartphones for less than Rs. 10,000 within six months.

Men shop more via smartphones than women

Your spouse may find it hard to digest this but men are much more likely than women to go beyond browsing on their smartphones to make an actual purchase, says a survey.

Devialet presents a powerful, high-fidelity wireless speaker

The French premium audio specialist has introduced the Devialet Phantom, a multi-room wi-fi speaker system offering crystal clear sound and impressive power (from 750 to 3,000W).

After Xiaomi, OnePlus forced to suspend sales in India

Following a ban on Xiaomi, OnePlus is the latest smartphone upstart to be forced to suspend sales in India.

Make any pair of glasses smarter with Sony's latest gadget

Sony has developed a little clip-on module with an integrated display, processor, Bluetooth and wi-fi that can be clipped onto everything from reading and sunglasses to skiing goggles.

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

Sony might release upcoming Xperia Z4 in phablet and compact versions

Though its Xperia Z3 smartphone range was introduced just months ago (at IFA in September), Sony may be on the verge of announcing its successor. The next generation of premium smartphones from the brand could include the Z4 Ultra and the Z4 Compact, according to Android Origin.

Lumia users can now operate phones without touching screens

Microsoft has unveiled a new application "Gestures Beta" for Lumia Windows Phone owners wherein they can operate the phone without having to touch the screen and perform a few simple gestures.

The iPhone 6 tops Google's 2014 tech search list

The search engine's yearly round up of what was hot and what was not saw Apple dominate tech searches, men get to grips with the concept of the selfie and obsession over the Flappy Birds iPhone game hit fever pitch.

Lava launches 'Iris Fuel 60' in India at Rs. 8,888

Homegrown handset maker Lava on Tuesday launched a new smartphone -- Iris Fuel 60 -- offering a greater battery life to help users work for longer hours without frequent charging.

HC allows Xiaomi to sell Qualcomm-based phones

The world's third-largest smartphone maker had been issued an order to stop selling handsets in India last week for infringing on Ericsson's patents.
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