Reliance Jio Plans, Nokia 3310 (2017) Price, Vivo V5s and LG G6 Launched, and More News This Week

April 30th, 2017 Gadgets

Reliance Jio announced new prepaid and postpaid plans, Nokia 3310 (2017) price revealed, Vivo V5s and LG G6 launched in India, and more news this week.

Nokia 3310 (2017) Spain Price, Release Date Revealed

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

Nokia 3310 (2017) feature phone has been listed online in Europe at a higher price of EUR 59 and it’s mentioned to go on sale on May 15.

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 3310 UK Price and Release Date Revealed

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 3310 (2017) will go on sale in June in the UK.

Turkey Has Blocked Access to Wikipedia, Says Monitoring Group

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

A block on all language editions of the Wikipedia website was detected at 8:00am (5:00am GMT) on Saturday, monitoring group Turkey Blocks said on its website.

Xiaomi the Second Biggest Smartphone Vendor in India, Overall Shipments Grew 15 Percent in Q1 2017: Counterpoint

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

Samsung remains number one ahead of Xiaomi, while Vivo, Oppo, and Lenovo (plus Moto) took the next three spots.

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Whisper and Bleep Out Words, Change Its Pitch

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

Amazon has introduced new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) features to its voice assistant Alexa that allows it to whisper, bleep, and even change its pitch.

Apple Wants California to Toughen Up Its Proposed Policy on Testing Self-Driving Cars

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

In its letter, Apple said California should revise how companies report self-driving system “disengagements.”

Google Announces ‘Solve for India’ to Inspire Entrepreneurs and Developers in Tier-2 Cities

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

The programme is targeting emerging cities like Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur, as well as Kolkata and Chennai.

Robotic Fruit Pickers May Help US Orchards With Worker Shortage

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets, Science

Harvest has been mechanised for large portions of the agriculture industry, but for commodities where the crop’s appearance is especially important, harvest is still done by hand.

Movies Written by Machines Are Multiplex-Bound

April 29th, 2017 Entertainment, Gadgets

We live in an era when an AI-created novel was able to compete for a major literary prize in Japan.

US NSA Spy Agency Halts Controversial Email Sweep

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

NSA said although it has the legal power to continue scooping up such communications, it would halt the practice to protect the privacy of US citizens.

Apple Cuts Off Licensing Payments to Qualcomm as Fight Escalates

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

The announcement escalates the fight between the world’s largest publicly-traded tech company and one of the main suppliers of components to its most important product.

The Most Common Reason People Quit Their $200,000 Tech Jobs

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

The answers the “tech leavers” gave were eyebrow-raising in that they suggest the extent to which feelings of mistreatment drive people to leave even the most elite jobs.

Google’s Sundar Pichai Received Nearly $200 Million in Compensation in 2016

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, roughly double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million.

New Funding Makes China’s Didi ‘Most Valuable Asian Startup’ as It Gets Ready to Take on Uber

April 29th, 2017 Gadgets

Didi’s valuation makes it tops in Asia and number two in the world after Uber’s $68 billion.

Hacker Threatens to Release Stolen Copies of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black

April 29th, 2017 Entertainment, Gadgets

The hacker, operating under the name The Dark Overlord, has already purportedly uploaded the first episode to an illegal file-sharing service.

YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet’s Google

April 28th, 2017 Gadgets

Like its arch-rival Facebook, Google has aggressively shifted the focus of its business to mobile advertising.

Samsung, Apple Keep Top Spots in Smartphone Market, Huawei Cements Third Position: IDC

April 28th, 2017 Gadgets

“The first quarter smartphone results further prove that the smartphone industry is not dead and that growth still exists,” said IDC analyst Ryan Reith.

Apple Reportedly in Talks to Launch Money-Transfer Service

April 28th, 2017 Gadgets

Apple will announce the new service later this year, one source told Recode, while another told the website an announcement and launch date may not yet be set.

House of Cards, Master of None, War Machine, and More on Netflix in May

April 28th, 2017 Entertainment, Gadgets

The White House drama returns for a fifth showing, Aziz Ansari is on his second year at Netflix, and Brad Pitt stars in an Afghanistan war parody.