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According to the industry, the categorisation of premium appliances varies with every category. In refrigerators, anything above 350 litres is referred to as the premium.

Festive season dhamaka! Premium consumer electronics witness robust growth

Sep 30, 2022

With the festive sales commencing with Independence Day and Onam and lasting till December, the industry is witnessing high sales for premium devices compared to entry-level.

iPhone SE has a Widescreen HD LCD Retina Multi-touch IPS Display of 4.7 inch and is powered by A13 Bionic Chip processor.

iPhone for less than Rs 14,000? Check out Flipkart Big Billion Days offer

Sep 29, 2022

Before this offer, Apple iPhone SE was priced at Rs 29,990 after a 24 per cent discount on its previous cost of Rs 39,900.

As always, this is the outrage on many social media platforms but what most fail to recognise is the duties and taxes the iPhone attracts.

Consumers to pay Rs 24,398.47 in taxes, duties for Rs 79,900 iPhone 14

Sep 08, 2022

Discontinuing the mini, this year’s entry into the iPhone 14 series starts with iPhone 14 starting at Rs 79,900. But the same model (unlocked) would sell for $829 + taxes in the US market.

With the iOS 16, you can bid goodbye to the good old lock screen and customise it as per your liking.

Apple's iOS 16 to be out soon: List of new features, enhancements for latest iPhone update

Sep 06, 2022

The iOS 16 will be supported on a wide range of iPhones including iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X series, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 13 series and iPhone SE 2022.

This is the second time BGMI has been delisted from the app stores in India after PUBG Mobile was banned in 2020.

This is why has BGMI been taken off the Google Play Store, Apple App Store

Jul 30, 2022

On July 27, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the Indian version of PUBG Mobile, was taken off the app stores. Here’s what possibly might have happened

Worldwide Chromebook shipments fell by 61.9 per cent year-on-year in Q1 2022, closing at 5.1 million units,  according to IDC.

Google to add video editing, productivity apps to Chromebooks

Jul 28, 2022

Over the next few months, Google will roll out new Chromebook features, including video editing tools in the Google Photos app, enhanced app capabilities and features to get organised and get things done. 

Garuda drone deployed during Assam floods

How drones designed for a food delivery aggregator are helping flood victims

Jul 16, 2022

The drones are being used to ferry up to 20 kilos of payloads including food, water and medicines to flood victims.

Twitter said on the call that the spam accounts represent well below 5% of its active user base each quarter. 

Twitter tells executives it removes 1 mn spam accounts each day

Jul 08, 2022

Elon Musk, who has offered to buy Twitter for $44 billion, has threatened to walk away from the deal if the company can’t show that less than 5% of its daily active users are automated spam accounts.

The senators said such access raised questions over TikTok's claims to lawmakers and users that the data was protected.

 Senators Mark Warner, Marco Rubio call for FTC probe into TikTok

Jul 06, 2022

The request on Tuesday from Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat, and Republican Marco Rubio followed a Buzzfeed report saying the short video app permitted TikTok engineers and executives in China to repeatedly access private data of US users.

Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc, India believes over the last couple of years, actually, the business has been extremely strong.

Democratisation of gaming is finally here: HP’s Vickram Bedi 

Jul 05, 2022

Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc, India, chats with Business Today about why gaming is a huge segment for HP.  

Another factor that is adding to the fall is the US dollar strength amid rising US interest rates, due to which emerging economies will also face capital flight and inflation.

Smartphone market to shrink globally to 1.36 billion units in 2022

Jun 03, 2022

While overall supply has improved in 2022, shortage of parts continues to plague the industry

According to the report released on May 31, Facebook detected 53,200 hate speech in April, which is 37.82% higher compared to 38,600 detected in March, on which the platform took action.

Facebook sees 38% jump in hate speech, violent content on Instagram surges 86% in April

Jun 03, 2022

The majority of the content in the report is based on detection by social media platforms before users reported to them.

Sheryl Sandberg spoke to Business Today about the India story, the country’s place in the Meta scheme of things, its partnership with Jio and gender diversity

As Meta's Sheryl Sandberg steps down, here's what she told BT about the India story

Jun 02, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Meta this fall. During BT's January edition this year, she spoke exclusively at length about the company's metaverse journey and about its big India plans. Take a look.

Meta Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg

‘Beyond grateful’: Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg steps down after 14 yrs  

Jun 02, 2022

Meta Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg sent the corporate world on a roller coaster as she announced her departure from the company after a 14-year stint that encompassed steering a 'scandal-prone' Facebook to advertising dominance. 

And despite sustained pressure on the global supply chain, shipments have grown by 44 per cent on an average in the last six quarters.

5.8 mn PC shipments in Q1 2022, commands 48% on-year rise: Canalys

May 31, 2022

Of this, notebooks are the largest category with 3.4 million units followed by desktops at 8,88,000 units. Tablets emerged as the strongest category, due to government orders, with shipments touching 1.6 million units.

In the said quarter, HP shipped over 1.4 million units and continued to lead the overall PC market with a share of 33.8 per cent

India's PC market shipped 4.3 million units in Q1 2022, shows data from IDC  

May 19, 2022

The report from IDC also pointed out that the demand for PCs continued to stay strong across segments as people continued to procure PCs for remote learning and working.  

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Microsoft's president says will address cloud computing complaints

May 18, 2022

The company will make some changes, marking the first step to allaying the concerns, Smith told a conference organised by think tank Bruegel in Brussels.

Apple is also expanding support for its screen reader VoiceOver with over 20 new languages and locales. These features will be available later this year with software updates across Apple platforms.

Apple previews features for users with disabilities, to be available this year

May 17, 2022

Using a combination of LiDAR, camera, and on-device machine learning, the Door Detection will be available on iPhone and iPad models with the LiDAR Scanner

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Millions of digital locks, including Tesla cars, vulnerable to hackers: researchers

May 17, 2022

Although researcher Sultan Qasim Khan demonstrated the hack on a 2021 Tesla Model Y, NCC Group said any smart locks using BLE technology, including residential smart locks, could be unlocked in the same way.

India currently has 3G and 4G telecom networks and companies are gearing up to launch 5G over the next few months.

India to roll out 6G telecom network by end of decade, says PM Modi

May 17, 2022

Connectivity, Modi said, will decide the progress of the country in the 21st century and so modern day infrastructure needs to be rolled out.

Netflix has also said it would crackdown on users sharing passwords as competition and password sharing were making it harder to grow.

Ads may appear by end of year: Netflix tells employees

May 11, 2022

The streaming pioneer is also planning to start cracking down on password sharing among its subscriber base around the same time, the report said, citing an internal note to employees.