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Reliance Jio’s rate hike may be bad news for your mobile bill

MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are likely to emulate Reliance Jio by raising prices but only after the latter launches its mass market 4G VoLTE feature phone to get a better sense of the Mukesh Ambani-owned telco’s future offerings, analysts said. “We expect incumbents to follow suit in raising effective prices but leave a 15-25% price gap with Jio, although such announcements could only be made after Jio’s feature phone launch,” brokerage UBS said in a note. A top analyst at…

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NanoPhone ‘Smallest Phone in the World’ Launched in India

E-commerce site Yerha.com on Thursday announced the launch of what is claimed to be the ‘smallest phone in the world’ – the Elari NanoPhone C. Specifically, the company claims the NanoPhone C is the world’s smallest GSM phone, said to be no bigger than a credit card. The Elari NanoPhone C price in India is Rs. 3,940, and it is available in Black, Rose Gold, and Silver colour variants. In a statement, Yerha says the NanoPhone C is a “stylish, ultra-compact, anti-smart…

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Solar Eclipse Could Wipe Out Enough Power To Supply 7 Million Homes In US

A solar eclipse on August 21 will cast a shadow along a 113-kilometer corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina in the US and could wipe wipe out power equivalent of about nine nuclear reactors. The eclipse set to darken skies next month threatens to sideline solar farms and rooftop panels in a wide swath of the U.S., wiping out enough power generation to supply about 7 million homes. This rare event, during which the moon will completely obscure…

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‘Saraswati’: A Supercluster Of Galaxies Discovered By Indian Scientists

Supercluster Saraswati is supposed to have originated some 10 billion years ago. NEW DELHI: Some may mistake them for city lights, but this is the glow from an astronomical structure named ‘Saraswati’ – one of the most massive, large-scale structures in the universe. Discovered by a team of Indian scientists, the supercluster of galaxies exists some four billion light years away from Earth. The scientists who made the discovery estimate that the weight or mass of the Saraswati supercluster…

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Reliance Jio User Data Leak: Police Detain Man Suspected of Involvement

Police in Rajasthan on Tuesday detained a man suspected of involvement in a major leak of user data from the newest telecom company Jio, a police official said. Jio, controlled by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani and his vehicle Reliance Industries Ltd, said on Monday it was investigating whether personal data of over 100 million of its customers had been leaked to a website named “Magicapk.com”. The company said it is working with law enforcement agencies to investigate the alleged leak, which…

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Google slapped with record $2.72 billion fine by EU

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fineon internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that “Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.” It gave the Mountain View, California, company 90 days to stop or face fines of up to 5 percent of the average daily…

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Tricks to stop auto downloading of photo, video, and audio files on WhatsApp

Here are few tricks that will prevent WhatsApp from automatically downloading audio, video, document, as well as GIF files in both Android and iOS platforms WhatsApp became the default means of texting in India. With more than 200 million users in india alone, WhatsApp has reached out to almost ever hook and nook of the country. Video files, audio files, picture messages, and texts, everything can be shared with a quick click through this instant messaging platform. With time,…

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YouTube is bringing its A game to tackle terrorism online

YouTube has often been blamed for not doing enough to curb some of the offensive content (mainly terrorist propaganda videos) that makes its way into the channel and spreads extremism online. Now Alphabet, Google and YouTube’s parent company, has released a new set of rules, which they are going to follow to tackle this problem head on. Here’s all you need to know. Content: A dilemma of sorts A dilemma of sorts When it comes to content, things do…

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IIT-K team develops wearable technology from silk

This novel material has the potential to spawn prototype textile-based smart electronic devices for soldiers. Just imagine India-made smart textiles that can sense what goes on around you, store data and communicate for necessary action! Well, scientists have inched closer to indigenously built wearable electronic devices, thanks to unique properties of silk. A team of experts at the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur has fashioned a hybrid material based on silk protein called silk fibroin. This novel material…

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Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Release Date, and More

HMD Global on Tuesday unveiled the much-awaited Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 Android phones in India. The three smartphones mark the re-entry of the Nokia smartphones in the country, and HMD Global has announced that all Nokia phones sold in India will be manufactured domestically. Notably, the company is selling Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 offline, while the Nokia 6 will be sold exclusively via Amazon India. All three Nokia smartphones are 4G VoLTE-enabled, and run stock…

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