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HTC to release iPhone-inspired smartphones soon

New York: Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC is planning to unveil a new version of iPhone-inspired One A9 smartphones at this year’s IFA’s consumer electronics and home appliances trade show in Berlin in September. The device is expected to retain a similar design to the original One A9, with a few changes to the rear

New material lets smartphones detect toxic gases in seconds

Boston: Researchers have developed a new low cost sensing material that can be integrated in electronic circuits and can enable smartphones to detect toxic gases within seconds. Researchers from National Institute for Materials Science in Japan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the chemical sensing material whose electrical conductivity dramatically increases when exposed to

Xiaomi launches Redmi 3S, 3S Prime smartphones in India

New Delhi:Both the smartphones will be available exclusively on Mi.com and Flipkart. Of the two devices, Redmi 3S Prime will go on sale first, starting August 9. Redmi 3S will go on sale from August 16. “I am thrilled to be introducing a Redmi device today and once again change the game in the sub-10k

We touch smartphones at least 2,617 times a day: Study

New York: As smartphones become centre nucleus of our lives, a new study says that we touch our smartphones 2,617 times a day on average — and the heaviest smartphone users are clicking, tapping or swiping on their devices 5,427 times a day. The research firm Dscout, which specialises in consumer reactions to products, recruited

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Texting on smartphones can alter your brain rhythm

London: Sending text messages on a smartphone or iPad can change the rhythm of brain waves in humans — a finding that has significant implications for brain-computer interfacing, gaming and driving. People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological effects of smartphone use. To find out more about how our

Why people ignore friends for smartphones

London: Internet addiction is the reason why people often snub social companion to concentrate on their smartphones, suggests a new research. According to researchers, addiction to internet has proliferated this behaviour — known as phubbing — wherein they are prompted to ‘phub’ as well as experience being ‘phubbed’ in social situations. The term “phubbing” represents