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  1. Google Search app updated with shortcuts for Android, iOS, mobile web platforms

    03.24 / 10:06 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Tech giant Google has introduced shortcuts on the Google Search app for Android, iOS and the mobile web that gives users the ability to explore deeper within topics they care about. With shortcuts right on the home screen, users now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat and drink, entertainment and weather sections. Android users will find other useful shortcuts too like translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter, and more.…
  2. Xiaomi Mi 6 price leaked ahead of launch next month; here’s what we know so far

    03.24 / 10:06 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Apart from the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Apple iPhone 8, it’s Xiaomi’s Mi 6 that has kept the rumor mills quite busy these past few weeks. Now, ahead of the launch scheduled on April 16, a new leak has allegedly revealed the pricing of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6. The leak, spotted by Mydrivers, reveals prices of different variants of the Xiaomi Mi 6. According to the listing, the Mi 6 will be available in 4GB+32GB variant priced at RMB 1,999 (Rs 18,900 approximately), a 4GB+64GB ver…
  3. Internet privacy is a figment of our imagination, and that’s what US Senate ruling teaches me

    03.24 / 10:06 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    I live in India. Am an Indian by nationality, residency and citizenship. I don’t see a direct connection with matters of the US, besides amusing news reports that keep cropping up. For that matter, I do not see a direct impact on my life from the developments of the US Senate. Or so I think. On Thursday, the US Senate just made it easier for any internet service provider in the US to share sensitive information about their users. The online privacy debate isn’t new. Over the…
  4. Digital India: ‘Digi Dhan Mela’ to be held in Ghaziabad on March 25

    03.24 / 08:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    A ‘Digi Dhan Mela’ will be held to enhance cashless transactions in the district, officials said. The one-day fair will be held at ITS School, Duhai, Murad Nagar. District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani said banks and mobile companies will demonstrate cashless transaction modes and generate awareness. Banks will set up stalls through which people can open accounts and learn about online banking, net banking and other such channels.  Union Minister V K Singh, MLA Atul Garg as well as…
  5. Instagram to blur ‘sensitive’ photos and videos, finally rolls out two-factor authentication

    03.24 / 08:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Instagram has announced two important features aimed at improving privacy and security of users on its platform. Describing the move as a “commitment to the community”, Instagram will now put a blur overlay on posts that have been flagged as sensitive. The social network has also introduced the long-awaited two-factor verification process for users. Here’s how both the features work. Soon, users will see a screen over some photos or videos when they scroll through their…
  6. Elon Musk’s Tesla remains apathetic towards India’s push for ‘Make in India’

    03.24 / 08:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Amid all the news of Tesla coming to India soon, Elon Musk’s electric car company has been seemingly cold about the Indian government’s proposal to ‘Make in India’. Reportedly, the government proposed to offer a land near a major port to facilitate exports to Tesla, along with offer other incentives. Last year, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari visited Tesla, where he proposed a joint venture between the company and Indian automobile companies to manufacture pollution-free vehicles, especia…
  7. Social media causes depression in people: British model David Gandy

    03.24 / 08:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    British model David Gandy says social media is a source of depression for people. The 37-year-old has as many as 700,000 followers on Instagram and more than 100,000 followers on Twitter, but has warned of the dangers of living through the lens of social media, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “It is something people need to look at. People are depressed. In a world where we are supposed to be so diverse and communicative, I see people put a phone or tablet on a dinner table,” Gandy t…
  8. Google to end support for SMS in Hangouts from May 22

    03.24 / 07:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Google has sent out an email to members of G Suite team informing them about removing SMS support in Hangouts from May. The said email has been shared over Reddit and states that the change will come into effect from May 22. The move is believed to be part of Google’s growing focus on the enterprise segment. Google recently launched a ‘Hangouts Meet‘ for corporate video conferencing. In the enterprise segment, Google already competes with Skype, and is now also facing…
  9. MobiKwik launches ReMP for companies to automate reimbursements

    03.24 / 07:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Mobile wallet company MobiKwik has launched a product that companies can use to automate their staff reimbursements, including food and travel expenses, to run in sync with the digital wallet. “This will save precious time, effort and enhance efficiency of usage among both corporates and employees in addition to giving them more choice of outlets and reducing pilferage,” a MobiKwik statement said. MobiKwik said the new product ReMP (Employee Reimbursement Management Product)…
  10. Apple iPhone 8 to launch in September, but in limited quantities: Report

    03.24 / 07:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Looks like we may not have to wait as long for the iPhone 8 as we thought. As opposed to the earlier speculated launch of smartphone at the end of the year, a new report walks in with news that the iPhone 8 may in fact be launched in September, along with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. According to the latest research from Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O’Malley, and Jerry Zhang, Apple iPhone 8 will be launched in September, however, the majority…
  11. Paytm partners Booking.com to expand its travel marketplace

    03.24 / 07:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Digital payments company Paytm has partnered with Booking.com to expand accommodation choices for customers on its online travel marketplace. Under this partnership, all domestic and international accommodations available on Booking.com will now be available on Paytm with unique promotions and offers. The online hotel booking service on Paytm has seen a major uptake in bookings since last year owing to increasing mobile penetration and adoption, a Paytm release said. “The…
  12. Volkswagen begins production of upcoming SUV Tiguan at Aurangabad plant

    03.24 / 07:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    German auto major Volkswagen today said it has started production of its upcoming premium SUV Tiguan at the Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra. To be launched later this year in India, the Tiguan will be available with a 2 liter diesel engine mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. “The Tiguan will be our premium SUV offering for India and will cater to the unceasing demand in the segment. Our customers will now have an extended portfolio, ranging from hatchback to executive sedan, to…
  13. Apple Watch could soon add driving mode, to show only select alerts

    03.24 / 06:48 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Apple Watch comes as a successful device in reading notifications, and answering calls when your iPhone is away. But, it somehow causes a distraction while driving. Apple’s latest patent hints at a new feature which will enable Apple Watch users to receive only the important notifications while driving and not distract them at the same time. The patent titled ‘Detecting controllers in vehicles using wearable devices’ was filed by Apple last fall and it was awarded yesterday. As reported by …
  14. Twitter could introduce paid-subscription version of TweetDeck

    03.24 / 06:48 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Twitter is considering offering an advanced TweetDeck experience, with more powerful tools to help marketers and professionals find out what is happening in the world quicker, to gain more insights, and see the broadest range of what people are saying on the social network. Whether you use Twitter for work or just want to be more informed on the latest news, sports, entertainment, political viewpoints, and information in today’s world, this advanced TweetDeck experience will be…
  15. Government rolls out first phase of e-District Project in Puducherry

    03.24 / 06:48 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Administration rolled out today e-District Project to provide services and to issue certificates online to the citizens. A release from the Directorate of Information Technology said that the e-district project launched in the first phase today has brought under its fold eleven State government departments. Other departments would be covered in the next phase and the project is intended to provide various certificates on line to the citizens, the release said. The e-district project is…
  16. Digitizing Indian Armed Forces is top priority: Union Minister Subhash Bhamre

    03.24 / 06:48 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Union Minister Subhash Bhamre said digitization of forces is one of the top priorities of the government, an official said. The government intends to create high capacity information network for the Digital Army based on state-of-the-art technologies of the Indian armed forces, the minister said. Talking on the urgent need for a robust, secure, high capacity data networks for Operational Commanders, Bhamre said: “They are also a critical facet of the force modernization plans of the…
  17. Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 to launch globally in Q2 2017 at ‘affordable price’

    03.24 / 05:44 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    HMD Global unveiled Nokia smartphones running stock Android OS this year at Mobile World Congress and since then, Nokia fans have not been at peace. Eagerly waiting for the devices to launch, HMD Global has confirmed the global launch of these Nokia Android smartphones over Twitter. “We’re aiming to release worldwide in Q2 2017 (April – June) at an affordable price and great quality,” tweeted Nokia on Friday. The company also tipped of a US release of the devices as they look fo…
  18. Facebook Messenger gets Mentions and Message Reactions for group and personal conversations

    03.24 / 05:44 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Facebook has expanded its reactions feature for Messenger and introduced some new fun and quirky emoticons. There is also a new feature called ‘Mentions’, for Group chats on Messenger. While it has traditionally supported multiple emoticons, the new Reactions as well as Mentions feature helps users respond to messages individually on group chats. Mentions: The Mentions feature is not unlike the Whatsapp Group chat feature wherein members of a chat can respond to specific individuals in the …
  19. Airtel to acquire Tikona 4G BWA: Co-founder and minority shareholder Rajesh Tiwari sends legal notice

    03.24 / 05:44 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Airtel yesterday announced acquiring Tikona’s 4G business including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles. The move is supposed to help Airtel expand its 4G footprints in India as it gears up for a fierce battle with Reliance Jio, Idea-Vodafone combined. Rajesh Tiwari, one of the co-founders of Tikona, however could spoil Airtel’s party as he has reportedly sent a legal notice against Airtel and Tikona for not sharing details about how the proc…
  20. Apple to manufacture iPhones in India within 2 months: Report

    03.24 / 05:44 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    After months of back and forth, Apple may finally begin to assemble iPhones in India in the coming two months. While Apple has had a strong hold on the industry worldwide, given the exorbitant price tags, Indian market has still been a little reluctant. However, the move to make iPhones locally will boost the company’s chances of gaining a foothold in India’s fast-growing market. “Almost all preparations have been done for launching Apple’s first phase project in Bangalore through Wistron…