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  1. Ransomware to double in 2017 unless governments act: F-Secure

    04.28 / 01:20 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    The growth of ransomware is likely to double in 2017 unless the governments decide to crack down on all potentially illegal payments, a European cyber security firm warned. According to IT security company F-Secure, there was one known ransomware family variant in 2012 which grew to 35 by 2015 and soared to 193 in 2016. “If the US pursues all the forms of potentially illegal payments, ransomware’s growth could be abated. Otherwise, we expect to see the new ransomware families…
  2. Zyxel launches VPN firewall to offer more security to businesses

    04.27 / 22:48 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Networking company Zyxel Communications introduced a premium virtual private network (VPN) firewall to offer businesses an end-to-end solution and manage secured communications between multiple sites and offices. The “USG2200-VPN” is integrated with VPN concentrator technology to handle large quantities of VPN connections (up to 3,000 VPN tunnels) between branch offices, partner offices, telecommuters, BYODs in offices and employees on the move with an extra layer of data and…
  3. Maruti Suzuki Q4 net profit up by 16% in January-March 2017

    04.27 / 16:53 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Countrys largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported 15.8 percent rise in net profit to Rs 1,709 crore for the fourth quarter of last fiscal ended March 31. The company had posted net profit of Rs 1,476.2 crore in the January-March period of previous fiscal, 2015-16, MSI said in a statement.”Growth in volumes, increase in. “Growth in volumes, increase in share of the company’s higher segment models, benefits due to full capacity utilisation and cost reduction…
  4. Huawei beats OPPO to lead China’s smartphone market in Q1 2017; Xiaomi under ‘increasing’ pressure: Canalys

    04.27 / 16:53 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    China’s smartphone market is believed to have hit a saturation point. This only means more intense competition between the smartphone brands. Unlike the Indian market, homegrown players like Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi have dominated the market for quite some time. Huawei and OPPO, in particular, have been in the close contest for the number one position. According to the latest Canalys report, Huawei is now at the number one spot for the first quarter of this year. According to the report, H…
  5. Paytm ties up with MMTC-PAMP to offer ‘digital gold’ at investment as low as Re 1

    04.27 / 14:34 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Paytm has officially launched a new ‘Digital Gold investment’ option on its site. Apart from being an e-wallet, Paytm is also an e-commerce portal and has over time mushroomed into multiple other avenues like ticketing, bill payments, municipality payments, etc. The gold buying and investment scheme has long been listed on the Paytm site but it is only now that the app has made the official announcement. Paytm has tied up with MMTC-PAMP for its new service, and only 24K 999.9…
  6. Dual camera smartphones under Rs 30,000 in India: Honor 6X, Micromax Dual 5 and more

    04.27 / 14:34 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Smartphones are increasingly giving DSLRs a run for their money when it comes to ease of photography. A lot of this comes down to the dual-camera setup we are seeing on smartphones these days. Two camera lenses work together to click DSLR-like photos with bokeh effect (where the subject is in focus, but the background is blurred). What started out as a feature restricted to premium flagship-level smartphones, has lately percolated to devices that are not heavy on one’s pockets. This year w…
  7. Reliance Jio effect: TRAI to soon issue rules for mobile operators testing new services

    04.27 / 14:34 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Telecom regulator TRAI plans to start by May this year industry-wide consultation on framing rules for new mobile operators testing their services prior to full-fledged commercial launch. The issue of a specific framework for trial services had cropped-up last year after newcomer Reliance Jio‘s stormy entry into the telecom sector. The incumbent cellular operators had demanded that the dos and don’ts of such trial service needs to be clearly spelt out. The upcoming consultation…
  8. Samsung Z4 Tizen smartphone leak hints at front-facing flash, S Bike mode

    04.27 / 14:34 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    The Samsung Z4 is expected to be the company’s fourth and upcoming smartphone running on Tizen OS. The smartphone has already been certified by the FCC in the US and has received Wi-Fi certification as well. A user manual from Samsung has now been leaked online and is suspected to be the Z4’s as the model number is SM-Z400. The leaked manual gives us a glimpse at the Z4’s design, and a few specifications and features as well. Shared by popular leakster Roland Quandt, the manual mentions two…
  9. Mi 6 coming to ‘select global markets’ at a later date: Xiaomi

    04.27 / 14:34 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Xiaomi’s newest flagship smartphone Mi 6 launched in home country China last week. One of the first smartphones to run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Mi 6 is poised against the Samsung Galaxy S8, but at almost half the price. While there’s a bit of anticipation about when the smartphone is going to be launched in India, IndiaToday reports that Xiaomi may skip India for its Mi 6 altogether. BGR India reached out to Xiaomi, and here’s what the company spokesperson told us.“Mi 6 is comin…
  10. Samsung to launch flagship device in H2 2017; could be the Galaxy Note 8

    04.27 / 13:32 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Things are looking good for Samsung as the South Korean giant posted a profit of around $8.75 billion for the quarter till March in 2017. This has been the company’s highest quarterly earnings since 2013 and expects it to continue this way with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sales. Samsung believes its profit will be bumped with another flagship due to be launched this year. During the announcement of its quarterly results, Samsung said, “Against this backdrop, the company will strive to mai…
  11. Paytm aims to reach 4.5 billion transaction milestone by year-end

    04.27 / 12:23 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Alibaba-backed Paytm expects its platform to facilitate 4 billion transactions this fiscal, enthused by the strong uptake of digital payments in the country. The Noida-based company, which runs a mobile wallet and e-commerce portal, had registered 1.5 billion transactions on its platform last year. “We have seen significant growth and this year too, we expect to see a manifold growth to 4.5 billion. A significant part of this growth is coming from tier II and beyond cities.” Pay…
  12. Huawei Y3 (2017) live photos, user manual leaked ahead of launch

    04.27 / 12:23 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Huawei Y3 (2017), which will be the successor to Huawei Y3 II launched last year, has now been spotted online. Alleged live photos of the upcoming Huawei device were leaked by the certification site FCC. Being a part of Huawei’s Y-series devices, the phone will be an entry-level to budget offering. The leak does not offer any specifications, but only the design of the phone is discernable.  Huawei Y3 (2017) will come encased in a plastic body with a removable back panel. Whether the ba…
  13. Vivo V5s hands-on, first impressions: Another selfie smartphone in town

    04.27 / 11:17 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    The craze for selfies is not going anywhere, courtesy manufacturers like Vivo which has just added yet another front camera-focused smartphone to its V5 series. Called the Vivo V5s, it is a variant of the Vivo V5, which was launched late last year. Priced at Rs 18,990, the smartphone gets a few improvements under the hood. It is also one of the affordable, selfie-centric smartphones out there in the market. I briefly used the Vivo V5s and here are my first impressions. One of the first…
  14. Railways to go for complete digitization; save Rs 60,000 crore

    04.27 / 11:17 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    The Railways is developing a common digital platform integrating information from all departments as a roadmap for the future for bringing transparency in the system and enabling the public transporter to save about Rs 60,000 crore. Besides, the entire supply and procurement chain of Railways will be digitised to curb corruption. “Our entire supply chain is being digitised. Payment will be made electronically and procurement will also be made electronically. It will curb…
  15. Reliance Jio launches new prepaid, postpaid plans; here’s everything you need to know

    04.27 / 11:17 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Reliance Jio after months of offering free services to its users began paid services from April 16. Jio had announced that it would begin paid services in April but it still had some tricks up its sleeve. The telco announced a ‘Summer Surprise’ offer bundled with exciting plans which unfortunately had to be scrapped after TRAI’s directive. Jio then introduced a ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan’ offer which included two plans, priced at Rs 303 and Rs 509. Reliance Jio has now a…
  16. Kia Motors to invest $1.1 billion for its first manufacturing facility in India

    04.27 / 11:17 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors Corp  said it plans to sign a deal to invest about $1.1 billion in building its first factory in India, aiming to tap a fast growing market at a time when its China sales are sagging. Kia Motors, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor, said it plans to start production at the factory in Anantapur District in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the second half of 2019. The plant, which will have a maximum production capacity of 300,000 vehicles a year, will produce a …
  17. Vivo V5s vs Gionee A1 vs OPPO F1s: Price, specifications, features compared

    04.27 / 11:17 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Vivo is clearly obsessed with its V5 series as it introduced yet another variant today. Called the Vivo V5s, the smartphone is priced at Rs 18,990, and as expected, it too boasts selfie-centric features. As more manufacturers are cashing in on the selfie-obsessed nature of Indians, we pitted the Vivo V5s against other smartphones available in the market — Gionee A1 and OPPO F1s, which boast similar capabilities and are priced in the sub-Rs 20,000 category as well. Here’s how the t…
  18. NASA Space Apps Hackathon to see 3 Indian teams enter finals

    04.27 / 10:12 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    NASA’s Space Apps Hackathon will be held at multiple centers around the world over the weekend. Multiple individuals from all over the globe participate in the hackathon each year. While the initial rounds are individual rounds, the selected participants have to then work in teams for their project. This time around three Indian teams from Kerala will represent the country in the Hackathon.  Each team can choose from multiple challenges presented to them during the competition. The ch…
  19. HP Lubricants, Leo Burnett India develop ‘roads that honk’

    04.27 / 10:12 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    India, unfortunately, ranks high in the list of countries with the largest number of road accidents. Most of these accidents are reported at mountain roads and highways. In a bid to minimize fatal accidents on these relatively difficult terrains, HP Lubricants and Leo Burnett India have partnered to develop a system of roads that would honk, when it is needed the most. The companies have developed the world’s first anti-collision vehicle management system to help the case. The system invo…
  20. Vivo V5s with 20-megapixel front camera launched at Rs 18,990: Specifications and features

    04.27 / 10:12 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    After the dual-selfie camera totting V5 Plus, Vivo is back with another selfie-focused smartphone called the V5s. The Vivo V5s is priced at Rs 18,990 , and is available in color choices of Crown Gold and Matte Black . As is the case with the company’s V5 series, the USP of the Vivo V5s is the 20-megapixel front-facing camera. Pre-booking of the smartphone starts today with the first sales starting May 6. The Matte Black variant will be available on May 6 while the Crown Gold model…