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Toyota develops app to start up car from smartphone

San Francisco: Japanese car maker Toyota has developed an app called Smart Key Box that lets people use smartphones to access and start up a car. The app would only allow users that have previously signed up for the shared-use car to operate it, providing a more secure way of lending and renting cars, Toyota

Samsung smartphone found emitting smoke at Japan airport

Tokyo:Japan’s Transpo rt Ministry on Friday said that a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone belonging to a foreign passenger was found emitting smoke at Kansai International Airport earlier this week. However, there were no damages or injuries, the ministry confirmed.The smartphone started to emit smoke on Tuesday, shortly after its owner tried to detach the

Stream Facebook videos on TV from smartphone now

New York:Facebook has allowed users to watch news feed videos on their televisions with a new feature that lets them stream video clips.Users with iOS devices can stream their videos via Apple TV, AirPlay devices, Google Chromecast and Google Cast devices, Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday.The move can help Facebook generate more video ad revenue.

Facebook launches smartphone app for event seekers

San Francisco: Facebook has released a mobile app for finding local happenings to enjoy with friends. The Events app tailored for iPhones hit Apple’s online shop, with a version “coming soon” for smartphones powered by Google-backed Android software, Facebook product manager Aditya Koolwal said in on online post. Events is a stand-alone spin on a

LAVA launches A97 smartphone with 4G/VoLTE at Rs 5,949

New Delhi: Domestic mobile handset maker LAVA on Wednesday launched its A97 smartphone with VoLTE-enabled 4G for Rs 5,949. The device sports 5-inch display, a 5MP rear and front cameras — both with LED flash — to deliver high-quality selfies even in low-light conditions. The smartphone is packed with camera features such as Face Beauty,

Lava launches X28 smartphone for Rs 7,349

New Delhi: Domestic mobile handset maker LAVA on Tuesday launched X28 smartphone at Rs 7,349 which is a 4G VoLTE-enabled device running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The smartphone is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and has 8GB internal memory. The dual-SIM device sports 8MP rear camera and a

Students may get free smartphones : Andhra Pradesh CM

Andhra Pradesh: To develop Digital Andhra Pradesh, the state government has come up with a new proposal to distribute smart phones to students free-of-cost as an “incentive for innovation”. The government intends to involve students in spreading “digital literacy” and simultaneously come up with various innovations. A proposal to incentivise the students by giving them free

LG X Screen: Smartphone that offers more than just two screens

New Delhi: LG Electronics is known for trying out fresh and innovative ideas with its smartphones to make them stand out in the crowd. Its flagship Rs 52,990 G5 — touted as the world’s first modular smartphone featuring a “slide-out” battery design and dual rear cameras — is an apt example. This time, LG has

TCL 562: Well-performing smartphone that’s worth its price

New Delhi: After launching the affordable Rs 7,999 TCL 560 smartphone with a unique eye-verification feature in India, Chinese global consumer electronics brand TCL Corporation has unveiled another one in the budget category. The Rs 10,990 TCL 562 smartphone features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display, octa-core Helio P10 MT6755M processor, 3GB RAM and runs on

Smart’ tattoo that can remotely control smartphone

New York:A group of Ph.D. students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with a temporary tattoo with which you can control your smatphone. The wearable can turn into a touchpad to remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC (Near Field Communication). The technology is called DuoSkin

Vivo V3: Smartphone with good audio, smooth fingerprint scanner

New Delhi :Even among the many Chinese players that have taken the Indian smartphone market by storm with their large marketing spends and increasing retail presence, Vivo stands out. It is the only one that has a full-fledged manufacturing unit in India, and is rapidly powering into tier II and III cities. And it has

Fake Pokemon Go apps found in Indian cyberspace; users alerted.

New Delhi,  With the smartphone-based realitygame Pokemon Go gaining popularity, cyber security sleuths have issued an alert against some fake and malicious apps prowling in the Indian web space which can seriously compromise an individual’s phone. “It has been observed that fake Pokemon Go malicious apps are available on third party websites for download. There

Panasonic launches new smartphone at Rs 3,199

New Delhi: Panasonic India on Friday launched a new T44 lite smartphone which will be available on Snapdeal at Rs 3,199. “T44 lite is the perfect choice for youth who want a trendy phone loaded with future proof features and yet not being heavy on the pocket,” said Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic

Microsoft to cut additional 2,850 jobs from smartphone sector

New York: Hurt by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment amid growing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment, Microsoft has announced to lay off an additional 2,850 workers to the previously 1,850 jobs it said it would cut. In a regulatory filing, the tech giant said it will cut 4,700 jobs globally by the

TCL 560 smartphone: Good performance at decent price

New Delhi: Another smartphone player knocks at the door. Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL Corporation has forayed into the Indian market with TCL 560 which is equipped with eye-biometric verification feature. The Rs 7,999 affordable device takes Lenovo Vibe P1m, Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime head on. The device comes with a

BlackBerry bids goodbye to its Classic smartphone

Toronto: It is time to say goodbye to tactile keys. Canadian mobile maker BlackBerry has parted ways with its most successful device of its times — BlackBerry Classic. According to Ralph Pini, chief operating officer and general manager for devices at BlackBerry, the company will no longer manufacture BlackBerry Classic. “For many years, Classic (and

Smartphone app makes solar panels more effective

Toronto: A young researcher in Canada has created a smartphone app that helps find out when the solar panels are facing the most effective direction — making them up to 40 per cent more effective. Bruce Gao, 22, created the software when he was attending Canada’s Shad programme for exceptional high school students, The Star

Rs 7,999 TCL smartphone with eye-verification now in India

New Delhi: Chinese global consumer electronics brand TCL Corporation on Monday entered the Indian market with a brand new TCL 560 smartphone which is equipped with a unique eye-verification feature to prevent unauthorised access. The Rs 7,999 smartphone will be sold exclusively on Amazon.in, starting July 5 midnight. “We are entering the Indian market and

Smartphone app can help you avoid unplanned pregnancy

Washington: A smartphone app that alerts a woman if she is on a high or low risk day for the purpose of planning or avoiding pregnancy would be 96-98 percent effective if used correctly, say researchers. Recognising that each woman’s menstrual cycle can vary, the app, called Dot (Dynamic Optimal Timing), allows for menstrual cycles

BlackBerry reports $670 mn loss, may exit smartphone business

London: BlackBerry, the Canadian mobile company sold just 5 lakh phones globally in the first fiscal quarter – down from six lakh in the previous quarter – reporting a $670 million loss which is its biggest loss in over two years. Although much of the loss was down to restructuring charges, sales also fell to