In what could be bad news for the tech industry, Apple has reportedly shelved plans to develop its Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. According to Taiwan-based portal DigiTimes that cited people familiar with the situation, the Apple team working on the AR/VR project has been temporarily disbanded and “reassigned to other product
Revenue from Apple App Store and Google Play reached $39.7 billion during the first half of this year – up 15.4 percent from the $34.4 billion consumers spent across both stores in the first half of last year, according to a new report from mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. While consumers spent an estimated
Apple Watch has yet again been credited with saving a user’s life. It is reported that a man was riding a jet ski in the United States to take pictures of the Chicago skyline when a huge wave knocked the man down into the water from his jet ski. With his phone lost in the
Apple announced the launch of the refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops last week, just in time for the back-to-school season. Now, a new report claims that the new MacBook Air laptop has slower SSDs in comparison to its predecessor from last year. Considering that this is a refresh of the MacBook Air, this
Realme 3i was launched in India just a day ago, and the phone is all set to go on sale for the first time on July 23. The first sale is a week away, and the phone is priced starting at Rs. 7,999. It offers quite a few great specifications at this price point including
Honor 9X series is all set to launch on July 23 in China, and ahead of the unveiling, the lineup is up for reservations on Huawei’s e-commerce marketplace Vmall. The listing has revealed the official renders of the Honor 9X Pro ahead of the launch and it is seen to sport a notchless display, a
Xiaomi is planning to add a new colour variant to the well-received Redmi Note 7 series of phones. After teasing the arrival of a new shade for the Redmi Note 7 series, the company has today shared the photo of a Redmi Note 7 series phone flaunting a glossy white finish on the rear panel.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is just a week away from its launch, but it appears that leaks will spoil some of the surprises, at least when it comes to the looks of the phone. A couple of alleged Asus ROG Phone 2 hands-on images have surfaced online, giving us our first look at the upcoming
PUBG Mobile v0.13.5 update is here and it brings a tonne of changes, notable among them being a new weapon, HDR mode, ocean-themed outfits for the Season 8 Royale Pass, new display effects, and a lot more. Patch notes for the latest update are now live and it has begun rolling out across the globe.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is all set to launch very soon. The South Korean technology giant will be unveiling its upcoming mid-year flagship smartphone at the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York, on August 7. As we head closer to the release, more and more leaks about the phone have started popping up online.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus is fresh out of the oven but it is already receiving a lot of interest from a host of smartphone makers looking to employ the new SoC in their upcoming flagships. Merely hours after the Snapdragon 855 Plus went official, Realme teased the arrival of a Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered flagship on
Redmi K20 Pro is all set to debut in India tomorrow. But just hours ahead of the phone’s formal launch, Xiaomi has revealed that it is bringing a special version of the Redmi K20 Pro. The new variant has been teased by the company through its social media channels. It appears to have a premium
Vivo S1 has made its international debut. Almost four months after introducing the smartphone in its home market, Vivo is now ready to bring it other markets. There are, however, a few differences between the China variant and the global variant, and the most notable ones include different battery, processor, display size, and camera. The
Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings’ smartphone brand Tecno Mobile on Tuesday said its flagship smartphone Phantom 9 will be available on Flipkart starting July 17. Priced at Rs 14,999, Tecno Phantom 9 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 6.4-inch Full HD+ Amoled display, 6GB RAM and 32-megapixel selfie camera. The first smartphone under Rs. 15,000 segment
Samsung Electronics said Friday it expects operating profit to tumble 56 percent for the second quarter of this year in the face of a weakening chip market. The world’s largest maker of smartphones and memory chips has enjoyed record profits in recent years despite a series of setbacks, but is now struggling, with chip prices
As part of its promotional crossover with the hit Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things, Epic Games has added a couple of new skins — Chief Hopper and the Demogorgon — to Fortnite, in addition to a “Vines” weapon wrap. The Chief Hopper skin, naturally modelled on David Harbour’s character, costs 1,500 V-Bucks, the Demogorgon
A hacker who broke into Microsoft and Sony gaming services in 2013-14 has been sentenced to 27 months in prison in the US. Utah-born 23-year-old Austin Thompson, known as ‘DerpTrolling’, launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, Electronic Arts’ Origin service and the Sony PlayStation Online, The Inquirer reported on late Thursday. Arrested
Wireless charging has been a wonderful addition to mainstream flagship smartphones including the iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy lineup and Google’s Pixel phones. But there hasn’t been a really great option for bringing the benefits of wireless charging with you on the road, while keeping your desktop setup tidy until now, with TwelveSouth’s recently released HiRise Wireless.
HQ Trivia is struggling after a mutiny failed to oust its CEO. Downloads per month are down 92% versus last June according to Sensor Tower. And now four sources confirm that HQ laid off staff members this week. One said about 20% of staff was let go, and another said six to seven employees were
A flash drive—also known as a thumb drive—is a data storage device. They are small, portable, and can connect with any computer or device that has a USB port. The drives earn their name from their usage of NAND and NOR flash memory chips. NAND flash memory can store any file type you throw at
Honor launched a pair of new tablets – the Honor Pad 5 (8-inch) and Honor Pad 5 (10.1-inch) – in India last month. Both the tablets are now on sale from Flipkart. The Honor Pad 5’s 8-inch and 10.1-inch variants come in two storage configurations with 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage ticking alongside 3GB and
Subscribers need to pay a one-time non-refundable registration charge to avail the new broadband offer Hathway has reportedly brought a ‘Lifelong Binge’ offer for broadband subscribers to provide unlimited Internet access at Rs. 399 per month. The latest offer brings Internet access at 50Mbps speed. Also, the subscribers are reported to opt for a one-time
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a solar panel that’s only there when the sun shines on it? That’s the idea behind this research project, which uses shape-shifting materials to make a solar panel grow from a compressed state to an expanded one with nothing more than a change in temperature. The flower-like prototype device
Alphabet-backed UnitedMasters, the music label distribution startup and record label alternative that offers artists 100 percent ownership of everything they create, launched its iPhone app today. The iPhone app works like the service they used to offer only via the web, giving artists the chance to upload their own tracks (from iCloud, Dropbox or directly
Lenovo has launched a new Smart Band Cardio 2 fitness tracker in India. The wearable comes in at an affordable price, and offers continuous heart rate monitoring among other features. Other key features of the fitness band include a lithium-polymer 100mAh battery that lasts up to 20 days on one charge, 5ATM waterproof level which
Asus ROG Phone 2 has been spotted on Wi-Fi Certification site The Asus ROG Phone was launched in India late last year and was the first gaming smartphone from the Taiwanese company to launch in India. This gaming smartphone had specialised hardware that gave it an edge over the competition. Since its launch, multiple smartphones
Contrary to recent speculation that Microsoft has cancelled plans to launch a low-cost console along with its next-gen Xbox, new rumours suggest that Microsoft is in fact working on such a device, and it will be designed for game streaming through its upcoming Project xCloud service. According to the source, the new console will bring
Apple is set to replace the technology underlying the keyboards found in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers, according to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac). Kuo is frequently accurate in his predictions, which are sourced from within Apple’s supply chain and tend to provide an early indication of forthcoming
After years of buildup, 5G is finally here — albeit more as a trickle than a deluge. These things take time, of course. Carriers are adding coverage, city by city, promising dozens by years end. And as for hardware, early adopters have somewhere between one and three handsets to chose from, carrier dependent. 5G is
Canon, the largest camera manufacturer in the world, has taken to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to make its first action camera a reality. Its called Ivy Rec and it’s a tiny, USB thumb drive-sized clippable action camera which is said to be waterproof, shockproof, and has the ability to shoot stills and videos. The campaign is