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  • JioPhone's beta-testing commences on Independence Day, bookings open on August 24

    August 15, 2017 11:12 AM 15

    As India celebrates its 71st Independence Day today, beta-testing of the much-awaited 4G-enabled zero-cost Reliance JioPhone has commenced. This testing phase will continue for a few days after which the phone will be open for bookings on August 24. During the testing phase, the phone will be given to a limited number of users to try it out before it is released

  • Jio Phone Finally Released as Beta Testing Commences

    August 15, 2017 4:10 AM 11

    The first batch of JioPhone units will become available Tuesday, August 15 as beta trials of the 4G feature phone are scheduled to commence today, a little over three weeks after it was unveiled at the Reliance Industries AGM 2017. This, of course, does not mean the handset has been released in the market, only that Reliance Jio has made it available

  • Facebook Secretly Releases Photo-Sharing App in China

    August 14, 2017 11:06 AM 12

    Colorful Balloons is an app similar to Facebook Moments, but without any hint of the social network's involvement. Mark Zuckerberg really wants Facebook to have an presence in China, but it doesn't matter what he tries the social network remains banned there. He' s learned to speak Mandarin, gone jogging across Beijing's Tiananmen Square, met with their

  • Samsung Electronics Brings Steam Link Game App for Smart TV Users

    August 14, 2017 8:12 AM 20

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the expansion of Valve’s Steam Link to all of its 2016 and 2017 Smart TVs, including the recently released QLED TV line. Samsung is the first TV manufacturer to have this application live on its Smart TVs. Instead of connecting Steam Link hardware to the TV, this technology enables users to stream their favorite

  • Nokia 5 offline-only sales to begin on Independence Day, phone to seel at price of Rs 12,899

    August 14, 2017 7:07 AM 10

    Back in February, Nokia announced four phones at MWC 2017 -- the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and a re-incarnation of the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 have already gone on sale in India. Now the Nokia 5 is set to hit retail stores on Independence Day, August 15. Offline pre-bookings for the Nokia 5 had already begun a few weeks ago on July 7. A few days later

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A spotted in the wild, 13MP rear camera & 2GB RAM on the cards

    August 11, 2017 1:26 PM 22

    That Xiaomi may be working on a Redmi 4A successor - the Redmi 5A - is no secret. The Redmi 5A has been spotted in the past, via retail boxes, and also its probable specs have been out in the open for quite some time. A new report however now paints the first picture of what the phone may look like. As per the report , the Redmi 5A would look more or less like the Redmi

  • Nintendo is getting sued over the design of its detachable Switch console controllers

    August 11, 2017 11:29 AM 18

    Video game developer Nintendo is being sued by a U.S. mobile gaming accessory company that claims the controllers for the Nintendo Switch console infringes on a patent for its own product. Gamevice, which makes video game controllers to attach to tablets and smartphones, is demanding that Nintendo stops making and selling the Switch and wants to be awarded

  • Facebook Watch is here to recreate your TV viewing experience, here's how to use the feature

    August 11, 2017 6:39 AM 19

    Facebook has higher ambitions and its pretty clear from its latest move. The company has rolled out Watch- a new way to view videos on social media. Watch can give a tough fight to platforms like YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos and even the regular TV shows. The company already has a Video tab in the app, only for the users in US and now the it has introduced

  • Overwatch is adding Deathmatch modes

    August 10, 2017 9:08 PM 17

    Tired of all that teamwork in Overwatch? Then the new Deathmatch mode might be for you. Most of Overwatch revolves around two teams of six players going after objectives, like pushing a payload or capturing a zone. Deathmatch takes Overwatch back to first-person shooter basics, giving players points for nothing but kills. Whoever has the most wins. Overwatch

  • Facebook Watch and the reinvention of TV

    August 10, 2017 5:07 PM 22

    Ok, perhaps today is the day that Mark Zuckerberg finally abandons the pretence that Facebook isn't a media company. Then, in December, he appeared to soften his language, saying "It's not a traditional media company. You know, we build technology and we feel responsible for how it's used." In a blog post in December I argued that Zuckerberg's firm was indeed