Day: October 4, 2015

Isro Scientists Give Thumbs Up to The Martian

October 4, 2015

A group of scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) have thoroughly enjoyed Ridley Scott’s forthcoming space drama “The Martian” at a special screening of the film here. The screening on Thursday was also attended by ten members from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). “I think the technology that they have shown and used, […]

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BlackBerry Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss, Shares Slump

October 4, 2015

BlackBerry Ltd reported a bigger-than-expected second-quarter loss on Friday, as revenue from its once-iconic smartphone slid further, sending shares down nearly 4 percent in premarket trading. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said it expects “modest” sequential revenue growth in the remaining two quarters of this fiscal year and a return to profitability in the fourth quarter. […]

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HTC One A9 Leaked in New Image With Specifications in Tow

October 4, 2015

The rumoured HTC One A9 that’s expected to be announced on September 29 was recently leaked with an iPhone-like design, has made its way to the Web in yet another leaked image alongside specifications. The live image uploaded by a user on Weibo shows the smartphone’s display and the specifications mentioned on the screen. As […]

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Micromax’s Yu Close to Launching High-End Smartphone, Hints Founde

October 4, 2015

Ahead of Yu Yunique launch earlier this month, a high-end smartphone from Micromax’s subsidiary dubbed Yu550 was spotted in Geekbench listings as well as at an Indian import/ export manifest site. We might soon see the smartphone in the coming weeks, if hints from the company’s founder are to be believed. Rahul Sharma, Founder, Yu […]

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Over 55,000 Villages to Get Mobile Coverage by 2018, Says Official

October 4, 2015

Government will provide mobile connectivity to 55,669 uncovered villages across the country by 2018. According to a Communications Ministry official as part of the Digital India programme, 55,669 villages that do not have mobile coverage till now will be connected during 2014-18. The official added that mobile services to uncovered villages will be provided in […]

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BlackBerry Priv Android Slider Smartphone Confirmed for 2015 Launch

October 4, 2015

BlackBerry has confirmed it is launching its long-rumoured Android smartphone. In an earnings report on Friday, the firm confirmed the smartphone would be launched this year, and be called the Priv, a name leaked recently by reliable tipster @evleaks. BlackBerry Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Chen, in the company’s latest earnings report confirmed […]

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Google’s Android Is Now Under US FTC’s Antitrust Scanner

October 4, 2015

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary investigation into whether Google Inc uses its Android operating system to dominate competitors as more consumers go mobile, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The Android mobile platform is a key element in Google’s strategy to maintain revenue from online advertising as people […]

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Tim Cook Makes Surprise Stop at This Apple Store for iPhone 6s Launch

October 4, 2015

A cheer rose through the Georgetown Apple store here at around 8:10 Friday morning when the first customer finished purchasing the latest iPhone a rose gold iPhone 6s. But that was nothing compared to the thunder that roared out when the more than 100 iPhone fans lined up outside spotted Apple chief executive Tim Cook […]

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Rose Gold iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Prove Popular as Record Weekend Sales Expected

October 4, 2015

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus hit stores around the world on Friday, kicking off what is expected to be a record weekend of sales as customers scrambled to buy Apple Inc’s marquee product in pink for the first time. Eager buyers – joined by at least one robot – flocked to Apple stores […]

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Nasa Says Opportunity Rover Ready for Harsh Martian Winter

October 4, 2015

Red Planet is headed for harsh winter and Nasa rover Opportunity is not worried at all. The rover is conducting a “walkabout” survey of the “Marathon Valley” where it plans to face the upcoming Martian winter while studing the context for outcrops bearing clay minerals. For several months starting October, the rover team plans to […]

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