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One in four smartphone owners spends more than 7 hours a day on it

Counterpoint published some interesting numbers about daily smartphone usage and mobile technology attitude. According to the researchers, half of smartphone users spend more than 5 hours a day on their mobile devices, with 26% of all owners spending more than 7 hours. The annual spending on smartphone hardware across the globe exceeds $370 billion. Counterpoint also published a detailed analysis ... Read More »

Cyanogen, Now Called Cyngn, Is Working on Software for Self-Driving Cars: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Once a celebrated Android fork developer, Cyanogen is making a return It has rebranded itself as Cyngn It is now making software for autonomous cars Cyanogen, the startup best known for its failed attempt to “steal Android’s future away from Google”, is prepping for a return to the game. Only this time, it has a different business plan in ... Read More »

Step aside, Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus – Pixel 2 scores 98 on DxOMark

Google’s Pixel 2 is now official, and sure enough, a DxOLabs review went live as soon as the phone got announced. And if you thought the Galaxy Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus’ score of 94was impressive, think again – the Pixel 2 just pushed the bar higher to a record 98 points overall. The new 12MP camera relies on a 1/2.6″ sensor behind an ... Read More »

Supreme Court on NEET 2017: No extra marks, revision of merit list will be done

The NEET 2017 candidate Saumitra Ginodia found that she had been granted four marks in a question instead of five as her answer was considered wrong before it was found that there was a mistake in the question. Supreme Court on NEET 2017: No extra marks, revision of merit list will be done The Supreme Court (SC) has put a ... Read More »

This lifestyle brand is trying to put the Northeast on India’s retail map

In an effort to put the Northeast on the retail map of the country, lifestyle brand ANTS is combining contemporary design and craft to deliver a globally inclined yet locally rooted range of designer products. ANTS, an offshoot of The Action North East Trust of Assam, is making its lifestyle brand a platform not just to generate a sustainable livelihood for the artisans of ... Read More »

BSNL to Give 50 Percent Cashback on Talk Time Vouchers With ‘Dussehra Vijay’ Offer

BSNL is offering cashback of 50 percent this Dussehra on voice recharges as part of a new promotional offer. Apart from this, there will be a full talk time offer on recharge transactions carried via the state-owned telecom operator’s mobile app or website for a limited period. Both offers will be applicable for BSNL users across India and will go ... Read More »

Railway board asks book stalls at the platform to sell books on India Culture, morals

The Railway Board has instructed all general managers to display books on Indian culture and morals at all platform kiosks.   Railway platforms must sell books on India Culture, morals The Railway Board has instructed all general managers to display books on Indian culture and morals at all platform kiosks. According to a report in PTI, “Zonal railways shall ensure that all ... Read More »

Tech firm Smartron collaborates with University of Southern California for research on education through technology

A partnership has been established between the Indian tech firm Smartron and University of Southern California for research on education by using wearables and machine learning technologies. The partnership with USC’s Centre for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT) will focus on understanding the influence on learning when smartphones and sensors are used. About tBand Smartron’s ‘tBand’ ... Read More »

Smartron Collaborates With USC on Machine Leaning, Wearables Research

HIGHLIGHTS Smartron and University of Southern California have collaborated They will work on machine learning Smartron recently unveiled tronX Home-grown technology company Smartron and University of Southern California (USC) have collaborated to impart personalised education through the applications of machine learning and wearable technologies. USC’s Center for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT), along with Smartron, would focus on building the ... Read More »

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Update Live on All Platforms Except PS4 and Switch

HIGHLIGHTS You can play Minecraft across consoles, smartphones, and Windows 10 PCs The PS4 and Nintendo Switch are not a part of this The Minecraft Better Together for the Switch will be out in winter Announced at E3 2017, Minecraft finally gets cross-platform play via the Better Together update. What this means is, Windows 10, Xbox One, Xbox One X, VR, and mobile versions of Minecraft will ... Read More »