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BusinessToday.In
July 16, 2018
A partnership with Flipkart could have unleashed a formidable force in terms of a voice-based shopping experience - Google's strength in building an online shopping ecosystem, along with its AI-powered speaker Google Home.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, July 11, 2018
The biggest USP of Honor 10 is the stunning camera with loads of modes and settings.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, July 11, 2018
The slightly angular earbuds are a snug fit, and with the neckband balancing the weight, Bullets Wireless is comfortable to wear for long durations.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, July 10, 2018
The top five countries in terms of smart speaker installed base in 2017 includes the US at 73 per cent, the UK at 10 per cent, Germany at 8 per cent, China at 3 per cent and Canada at 2 per cent.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, July 4, 2018
With a premium look and feel, Samsung's Galaxy A6+ is a feature-loaded device. But is it good enough to compete with the offerings from the likes of Vivo, Xiaomi, Honor etc.?


BusinessToday.In
June 29, 2018
KaiOS has partnered with manufacturers like TCL Corporation, HMD Global, and Micromax; and is compatible with carriers such as Reliance Jio, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, June 27, 2018
Honor 10 is a notable addition to the list of flagship killer devices. The latest from Honor also boasts a solid pedigree. But does it live up to the expectations?


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 27, 2018
In what may seem like a move to counter the dominance of Amazon, Google has announced price cuts on its line of smart speakers. Google Home and Home Mini are now available on Flipkart at Rs.8,499 and Rs.3,699 respectively.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 22, 2018
IRCTC to launch own payment systemIndian Railways' catering, tourism and online ticketing platfom IRCTC will launch its own payment system 'IRCTC-iPay' by August 18. The system is aimed at alleviating troubles travellers face while booking train tickets online. As of now, IRCTC supports only six banks for online transactions, but this list will be extended greatly with IRCTC-iPay. The platform will also make refunds with IRCTC easier.Google rolls out Continued Conversation featureAs promised at Google I/O, 2018 last month, Google is rolling out Continued Conversations feature for Google Home speakers. It means that you won't have to repeat 'Ok Google' or 'Hey Google' everytime you give a command to ypour Google Assistant via Google Home smart speakers. This will make conversations with your Google Assistant more natural and fluent. The feature is being rolled out for Google Home, Google Home Max and Google Home Mini speakers.Nokia X6 support page goes live on Nokia's India websiteHopes of the Nokia X6 being launched in India were ignited after the device's support page went live on Nokia's India website. This was no mistake, either, as the support page mentioned the SAR value of the Nokia X6. No details about the launch date or the pricing of the device were divulged, though. Recent listings on Bluetooth certification sites have confirmed that HMD Global will launch the Nokia X6 in markets other China soon.Redmi 6 Pro to be launched in China on June 25Xiaomi is all set to launch the Redmi 6 Pro in China on June 25. This device will cost a little more than the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, and will come with better specifications. By far, we know that the device will come in three memory configurations - 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Redmi 6 Pro will likely run Snapdragon 625 under the hood and will come with a 4000mAh battery.WhatsApp group video calling feature launchedWhatsApp has finally rolled out group voice and video calling feature for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. This feature will allow WhatsApp users to chat with multiple group members at once via video or voice calls. On Android, the group call feature is available to WhatsApp Beta/Stable version users, whereas iOS WhatsApp users will only have to uodate their apps to the latest version. WhatsApp will bring this feature to Windows Phone soon.Cradle Fund CEO passes away in smartphone explosionSmartphone exlosions are common, death by smartphone explosions not so much. In an unfortunate incident, Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hussain passed away after his mobile phone exploded while charging. Reports suggest that he suffocated due to the smoke. He got a blunt trauma at the back of his head from the explosion, due to which he could not respond to the fire and smoke.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, June 22, 2018
Smart speakers have been smart enough to understand commands and respond in real time. But they till now they could only process one command at a time and not make a conversation.


Associated Press
June 20, 2018
Virtual assistants and smart speakers are still relatively new technologies, and potentially susceptible to being exploited by cyber criminals.


BusinessToday.In
June 8, 2018
Google has released it AI policy for the first time since the company started working on this technology. The new policy will govern applications and other services under Google's domain that use Artificial Intelligence to get work done.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 6, 2018
1. Vivo NEX specs leaked online ahead of launch on June 12Design details and specifications of Vivo NEX have been leaked online before its launch on June 12. This is the production-ready version of Vivo's concept phone Apex which was showcased earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress.The front of the Vivo NEX is dominated by a screen with a slight chin and no notch. The sensors have been placed under the screen, whereas the selfie camera is housed in a periscope-like extension which pops out of the top of the phone. Taking a cue from Vivo Apex, the NEX is likely to feature an under-screen fingerprint scanner.Leaks suggest that there will be two variants of the Vivo NEX - a high-end flagship NEX S and an upper mid-range NEX A. The specifications of the latter were leaked recently, leaving nothing to imagination.The Vivo NEX A is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 710, coupled with at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will have a 6.59-inch Full HD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 19:9 or 20:9.While the Vivo NEX will be launched in China on June 12, a global launch is expected later.2. Xiaomi to launch Redmi 6 line-up on June 12Xiaomi has confirmed that it will launch the Redmi 6 line of smartphones in China on June 12. The Chinese tech giant released the poster for the launch event on Chines microblogging site Weibo.One of the new Redmi smartphones, which could either be the Redmi 6 or Redmi 6A, have already been spotted on the Chinese certification site TENAA. According to the listing, the new Redmi 6 phone will have a HD+ screen with 18:9 screen. It will be powered by Snapdragon 625 under the hood.Another bigger Redmi 6 variant, which could either be a Pro or Plus, has also been spotted online. This device is likely to come with Full HD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 19:9, which means it will be first Redmi device with a notch. This smartphone will be powered by an octa-core processor, although we do not know which one.Xiaomi is yet to declare a date for India or global launch of the upcoming Redmi 6 line-up.3. Google Lens gets a standalone applicationAndroid users will be able to access Google Lens using a standalone applications. This means that the AI-based visual assitant can be accessed directly from the home page without going to the Google Assistant or Google Photos. Google has made the standalone Google Lens application available with certain smartphones only for now. The serach giant had declared at the Google I/O that it will incorporate the Google Lens with camera apps of other smartphone manufacturers like Nokia, Xiaomi, Sony, OnePlus, Asus and more.


Nidhi Singal
June 5, 2018
One of the much-awaited update that will run on millions of iPhones and iPads, the iOS 12 along with the introduction of new features, aims to fix bugs and improving performance.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, June 4, 2018
Apple's WWDC 2018 to begin on June 4Apple will begin its developer conference WWDC 2018 on June 4 (10:30pm IST). The event is being conducted at McEvery convention centre in San Jose, California. The company will be launching the latest iOS 12 during this event. The new update will be big on stability and small on new features. However, Apple will introduce a better ARKit and enhancements to their native voice assistant, Siri. Apple might also reveal something called Digital Health which will be on the same lines as Google's Digital Wellbeing. MacOS and WatchOS will also receive their due updates during this event. In terms of hardware, don't be too hopeful. Apple might just reveal the new Home Pod and its new charging pad called Air Power.Motorola launches Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play in IndiaMotorola launched the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play in India. The devices will go on sale from midnight tonight. The Moto G6 starts at a price of Rs 13,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM variant. The Moto G6 Play is priced at Rs 11,999 and will sell exclusively on Flipkart. Both devices are priced in the mid-range segment. While the Moto G6 seems like a competent mid-range with a dual camera setup, the Moto G6 Play focuses on the basics like battery life and bigger screen experience.Reliance Jio is working on building a team dedicated to work on Artificial IntelligenceA report by Live Mint claims that Reliance Jio is building a team of professionals to work on Artificial Intelligence. The team will be headed by none other than Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani. The company is also looking forward to recruit people who work on machine learning and Blockchain technology. The report suggests Jio has already started recruiting people in Bengaluru.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, June 4, 2018
Apple will be starting its developer conference WWDC 2018 from June 4, 2018; Motorola launched the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play in India and Reliance Jio is building a team of professionals to work on Artificial Intelligence. Watch more in this episode of Daily Tech Wrap with Danny D'Cruze.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, May 28, 2018
The Android P update brings in some radical changes for users and developers.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, May 16, 2018
OnePlus, along with its next flagship smartphone, has announced the launch of its first wireless earphone. Designed for everyday use, the Bullets Wireless earphone is water-resistant and supports fast charging.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, May 15, 2018
Just like with Siri and Google Assistant, Android smartphone users will be able to talk to Alexa using the Alexa app on their smartphones. Alexa can fetch information on the weather, nearby restaurants, movies, music and more.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, May 12, 2018
1. Xiaomi Redmi S2 launched in ChinaXiaomi launched the Redmi S2 in China. The 3GB/32GB variant has been priced at 999 yuan, whereas the 4GB/64GB variant has been priced at 1,299 yuan. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 runs Snapdragon 625 under the hood, and comes with an 18:9 screen, AI-enabled dual cameras and a very powerful selfie camera. Xiaomi claims that it is its best selfie phone so far.2. Reliance Jio launches new postpaid planReliance Jio recently launched its new postpaid service by the name of JioPostpaid. Priced at Rs 199, the postpaid plans unlimited voice calls, unlimited text messages and 25GB of high speed data for the billing cycle. With its Zero Touch feature, JioPostpaid users get text, voice, internet and even international calling pre-activated. International roaming could be activated with one click without any security deposit. Just like its prepaid plans, Jio has kept the tariffs under JioPostpaid highly competitive.3. OnePlus 6 to be available through Amazon's 'Fast AF' saleOnePlus 6 will available for select buyers under Amazon's 'Fast AF' sale from May 13-16. Interested buyers can register their units by purchasing an eGift card from Amazon for Rs 1,000. Amazon is also offering Rs 1000 cashback to successful buyers under this sale. OnePlus 6 is coming with Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, a glass back panel, water resistance and 3,300 mAh battery.4. Google I/O sees Android P beta, new Google AssistantAndroid P Beta was launched on the first day of Google I/O. This new version of Android uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to a great extent. Slices, a feature that allows you to interact with your Google Search results, Wind Down, a feature that turns on the Do Not Disturb mode when the phone is kept screen down, and a new app drawer, are some of the features available with Android P Beta. A new version of Google Assistant was also launched during the Google I/O. This new version of voice assistant drew eyeballs with its ability to understand nuances of human conversation.5. Walmart to buy majority stake in FlipkartUS-based retail giant Walmart has announced that it will buy 77 per cent stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart for a sum of $16 billion. This deal is being hailed as a turning point for India e-commerce for several reasons. The deal now awaits regulatory approval.6. Instagram payments rolled outFacebook recently released a native payments feature for its subsidiary Instagram. This feature is available to select users in US and UK. The Instagram payments feature allows users to register a debit or credit card, set-up a security pin and start shopping without leaving the application.


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