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Cloud brings affordable luxury to computing

HT takes a look at VMWorld, the annual jamboree on cloud computing in San Francisco championed by cloud software leader VMWare.

Spice launches 'Fire One Mi FX1' for Rs. 2,299

Aimed at capturing a larger chunk of the booming affordable smartphone market in India, domestic handset maker Spice on Friday launched its new Firefox OS-powered smartphone, priced at Rs. 2,299.

What to expect at Apple's upcoming event

After months of speculation, the world's most secretive consumer technology company has finally sent out the official invites to an event on September 9, where the unveiling of the iPhone 6 is expected to take place.

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung's Tizen-based handsets

Telecom gear maker Nokia has partnered Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant.

Gionee launches 'GPAD G5' at Rs. 14,999

Chinese handset maker Gionee on Thursday launched a Android KitKat-powered smartphone, GPAD G5, in India for Rs. 14,999.

LG G Watch R, time to get fashionable

The South Korean company's second attempt at a smartwatch is all about dialing up the style rather than trying to replace a smartphone or trying to second guess what other companies are going to be integrating into their intelligent timepieces.

A professional camera for the selfie-obsessed

Olympus has added a new model to its PEN range of beautifully styled mirrorless cameras that is focused as much on helping users capture and share stunning self-portraits as it is on offering DLSR performance in a compact package.

Microsoft to clamp down on ‘misleading' apps

Over 1500 Windows Phone apps have already been removed as part of a concerted effort from Microsoft to police the quality and legitimacy of titles uploaded to the Windows Store.

HTC unveils 64-bit Android phone 'Desire 510'

HTC has announced Desire 510, the first Android phone to run a 64-bit processor.

Apple to unveil 'iWatch' on September 9: Report

Apple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumored foray into wearable computing, technology news website Re/code said Wednesday.

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls

Samsung's new smartwatch, called the Gear S, differs from its predecessors with a bigger 2-inch curved display and offers features like WiFi connectivity, pedestrian navigation and a built-in GPS. This device will run on Samsung's nascent Tizen operating system.

Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

An e-book at bath time

The Kobo Aura H20 is the world's first premium water-resistant e-reader. Capable of being submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes it could well be the breakthrough that finally makes e-books as flexible as their real-world alternatives.

Three of the best back-to-school smartphones

As kids return to school and students head off to college, electronic devices, and in particular smartphones are going to be high on parents' shopping lists, even for those with younger children.

Flipkart bets on partnership with Intel for its tablet range

Flipkart, along with global chip maker Intel, is betting big on revival of the tablet market in India as it launches a new range of tablets priced Rs. 5,999 onwards under its in-house brand Digivive.
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