Day: October 6, 2015

Apple Acquires Speech Recognition Startup VocalIQ

October 6, 2015

Apple has acquired VocalIQ, a UK-based startup that builds speech processing technology to enable more human-like and natural communication between machines and people. Apple is likely to utilise VocalIQ’s expertise to improve its virtual assistant Siri. VocalIQ uses machine learning technology to make self-learning virtual assistants that would be able to understand natural human conversations […]

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Yu Yuphoria Gets Price Cut, Now Runs Android 5.0 Lollipop

October 6, 2015

Yu Televentures has announced a Rs. 500 price cut for its Yu Yuphoria smartphone in the country. The handset is now available to purchase at Rs. 6,499 from Amazon India. Also, the smartphone is now available running Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box instead of Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 custom ROM. The smartphone was launched back […]

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Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P India Launch Likely on October 13

October 6, 2015

Internet giant Google’s newly-launched Nexus smartphones will start selling in India between October 10-14, two days before the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus go on sale in the country. According to IANS sources, the new Nexus smartphones – Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X – will be launched on October 13. India […]

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First Non-Volatile Light-Based Memory Chips Developed

October 6, 2015

A team of scientists has developed the world’s first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently that can help dramatically improve the speed of modern computing. The new non-volatile memory uses the GST phase-change material – the same as that used in rewritable CDs and DVDs – to store data. This material can be […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 to Sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC in Some Markets

October 6, 2015

Samsung Electronics will use Qualcomm mobile processors for some of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S smartphones, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Friday citing unnamed industry sources. The paper said Samsung will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chips for the Galaxy S7 phones, which is expected to launch early next year and which will be sold […]

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Nasa’s New Horizons Probe Reveals Colourful, Violent History of Charon

October 6, 2015

Nasa’s New Horizons probe has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images ever of Pluto’s largest moon Charon which show a surprisingly complex and violent history. At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system. Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be […]

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Apple, Google Take Top Spots in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2015 List

October 6, 2015

Technology giants Apple and Google were adjudged the best brands in the world for the third consecutive year as technology companies dominated Interband’s 16th annual best global brands report. “For the third year in a row, Apple (ranked first) and Google (ranked second) claim the top positions. Valued at $170.276 billion (roughly Rs. 11,11,038 crores), […]

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Lenovo Phab Plus With 6.8-Inch Display Launched

October 6, 2015

After being listed on Amazon India for purchase at a discounted price of Rs. 18,490, the Lenovo Phab Plus has been officially launched in India at Rs. 20,990. Apart from Amazon, Lenovo says the smartphone will be made available to buy offline via Croma and Reliance retail stores. The Lenovo Phab Plus smartphone was launched […]

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Tipped to Sport Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

October 6, 2015

There have been several previous reports claiming that Xiaomi may include a fingerprint scanner on its long-rumoured flagship Mi 5 smartphone likely to launch in November this year. Now, a new leaked detail coming from China tips that the company may use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint scanner technology. Additionally, Xiaomi is rumoured to launch […]

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LG G4, LG G3 Appear Set to Receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

October 6, 2015

LG’s flagship smartphones — LG G4, and LG G3 — could be among the first handsets outside Google’s Nexus and Android One devices to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update, the latest iteration of company’s Google’s mobile operating system. The company has updated the support documents (first report by GforGames) on its Korean website […]

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