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  1. Researchers develop electronic skin to track heart rate, respiration

    08.23 / 19:50 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Taking the technology of wearables to the next level, researchers have developed a new electronic skin that tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone. The electronic skin developed by South Korean and US-based researchers has better trackers, greater flexibility, smaller size and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch just about anywhere on the body. The microsystem could also be used in robotics or autonomous…
  2. Microsoft launches ‘Project Brainwave’ for real-time AI

    08.23 / 17:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Software giant Microsoft has announced its Project Brainwave deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI). With the help of ultra-low latency, the system processes requests as fast as it receives them. “Real-time AI is becoming increasingly important as cloud infrastructures process live data streams, whether they be search queries, videos, sensor streams, or interactions with users,” said Doug Burger, an engineer at Microsoft, in a blog post…
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with dual-camera, Android Nougat 7.1 launched: Here are the device photos

    08.23 / 17:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    At an event in New York, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8 as the successor to the Note 7. The event kicked off at 11 AM EDT (8:30 PM IST) and although details of the device were known thanks to leaks, the anticipation continued till the device was officially launched. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with Samsung’s Infiniti Display that is also present in the Samsung Galaxy S8, only larger. The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. …
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: Here’s what’s different

    08.23 / 17:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    After months of leaks, Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at its ‘Next Galaxy Unpacked’ event in New York. As Samsung tries to bury the damage done by last year’s Galaxy Note 7, the new smartphone brings in design changes, faster hardware, new features, and a lot more to the table. But exactly what all has been improved in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 compared to the Galaxy Note 7? Let’s find out. Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartph…
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: Top 5 features

    08.23 / 17:58 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    At an event in New York today, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 8. If we look back at the most recent leaks and renders at this point, we were pretty close to the final design and specifications. But nothing matches the charm of the official announcement, and its accuracy of course. Therefore let us take you through the smartphones five best features. Do Bigger Things Since Samsung itself stresses on the screen size the most, with its tagline “Do Bigger Things” for the Galaxy No…
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with dual cameras, Infinity Display launched: Specifications, features

    08.23 / 16:59 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    After the unfortunate debacle of the Galaxy Note 7 last year, Samsung started 2017 on a positive note with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. Both smartphones have left the users and critics widely impressed, and with the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung hopes to repeat the success, and regain the lost glory of the Galaxy Note-series. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has gone official, and its design, specifications and features are in sync with what we have already come across…
  7. Truecaller is winning mobile advertising, delivers 200 million impressions in a day

    08.23 / 16:59 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Top communication app Truecaller today announced that it has crossed 200 million single day impressions on its mobile advertising platform in India. This comes half a year after it entered the 100 million-impressions club that also includes biggies like Facebook and Google. In the last one year, the daily impression rate on Truecaller has grown by over 300 percent after it expanded its services from mere mobile number identification to payments and brand engagement. FMCG and auto brands…
  8. Blue Whale Challenge: ICSE in Bengal to sensitize children on online gaming

    08.23 / 14:56 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Amid concerns over the ‘Blue Whale game’ phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the Association of ICSE Schools in West Bengal will hold a sensitization workshop on online gaming and internet addiction, covering around 200 schools. “We are scheduled to have a workshop between the second and third week of September. The issues are online gaming and addiction to the internet. Resource person has been briefed to not mention any specific game…
  9. Xiaomi’s Manu Jain, Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Snapdeal’s Kunal Bahl in LinkedIn Power Profiles 201

    08.23 / 14:56 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    LinkedIn announced the fourth edition of its Power Profiles in India — a list of most viewed professionals on its network — and it features some prominent names from the world of mobile and technology. Leading the list of CEOs is Manu Jain, Vice President & Managing Director, Xiaomi. Also in the category are Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Snapdeal co-founder Kunal Bahl. The Power Profiles are a list of individuals with maximum impact in their respective sectors. They are widely foll…
  10. Blue Whale challenge: 24-year-old girl jumps off 7th floor, police probe link to online game

    08.23 / 14:56 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    In what could possibly be another case of a Blue Whale victim, a 24-year-old girl allegedly jumped from her seventh floor flat in Virugambakkam. The police is probing the case and looking at its connection to the viral social game, which originated in Russia and plays with the pushes vulnerable teens into committing suicide. On Monday, J Niveditha, jumped from her flat, landing on a car parked below, and sustained serious injuries. The doctors who are treating her at a private hospital…
  11. HTC 10, U11, U Ultra confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update

    08.23 / 13:57 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Google announced the latest iteration of its mobile OS, Android 8.0 Oreo earlier this week. Following the launch, reports of smartphones in line to receive the update started showing up. The latest to join the bandwagon is the HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and the HTC 10. This comes as a direct confirmation from HTC itself. In a tweet directed to HTC USA (via Android Authority), the company was questioned on whether HTC 10 would get Android Oreo or not. HTC responded saying that Android Oreo would…
  12. Uber integrates UPI-based payments in partnership with HDFC, Axis Bank

    08.23 / 12:57 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Since last year’s demonetization, the Indian government’s push towards digital payments has only become stronger. Fortunately, many in the country, including customers and businesses, have been quite supportive of the initiative. Lately, a lot of foreign and domestic companies operating in India, have integrated Unified Payment Interface (UPI) to offer ease of payments - Samsung Pay, Olacabs and Hike Messenger to name a few. And now, the cab hailing company, Uber, has partnered with HDFC Ba…
  13. #Hashtag10: Twitter celebrates as hashtag turns 10

    08.23 / 12:57 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Touted as one of the most widely used symbols in the digital age, the famous hashtag of Twitter turned 10. Born on August 23, 2007, the hashtag was originally meant to simply ‘tag’ or categorize tweets. The micro-blogging platform celebrated the occasion by inviting its users to tweet #Hashtag10, which would enable a custom ‘#’ (hashtag) emoji. In India, Cricket hashtag #IPL, TV show BiggBoss #BB10 and movie #Sultan were among the most tweeted hashtags of all time,…
  14. Vodafone, Idea Cellular lost 3.7 million subscribers in July; Airtel market share nears 30%

    08.23 / 12:57 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    India’s telecom sector is going through a phase of intense competition, and consolidation. The disruption began last September with the launch of Reliance Jio that lured Indians with what they cherish the most — freebies. In less than a year, Jio has gained 123 million subscribers, and a 13 percent market share. It is adding more subscribers than the rest of the telecom industry put together. Two of its peers, Vodafone (18 percent), and Idea Cellular (16 percent) are at arm’s le…
  15. Nokia 6 next sale on Amazon India scheduled for August 30

    08.23 / 12:57 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    The Nokia 6 went on its first sale today in India via Amazon India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999, and comes in four color options of Matte Black, Blue, Silver, and Copper. In today’s flash sale, the Nokia 6 was sold out within seconds. Prior to the sale, it was reported that Amazon India received over 1 million registrations for the Nokia 6. The number of units sold isn’t known as yet. Many Nokia fans took to Twitter to share frustrations. According to the tweets, it…
  16. Meizu M6 Note with dual cameras announced: Specifications, features

    08.23 / 12:57 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    After being overtly leaked this week, the Meizu M6 Note has gone official in China today. The smartphone is expected to be soon available in global markets, including India. There’s surprisingly no word on the pricing of the new smartphone. Alongside though, Meizu has also launched EP52 Bluetooth sports headset, which will be available separately from the M6 Note. The Meizu M6 Note packs an altogether different line of features and specifications when compared to its predecessor M5 N…
  17. Facebook allows publishers put logos next to headlines

    08.23 / 11:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    In a move to give publishers a brand recognition on its platform, Facebook has released new tools that let media houses display their logos alongside headlines. According to a report in Adage, publishers can put their logos next to headlines in the trending and search sections to give readers an idea about where the news is generating from. The tools come as a relief for publishers who had been lamenting about losing their brand identities on social networking site where the headlines and…
  18. India among the top targets of web application attacks: Report

    08.23 / 11:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    India ranks eighth among countries most frequently targeted for web application attacks and stands fifth on the list of source countries, with close to 12 million attacks sourced from the country, a new report said. According to a report by Cloud delivery firm Akamai, there has been a 28 percent year-over-year (YoY) increase in total Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks globally in the second quarter of 2017. The rise, which was followed by three-quarters of decline, was mainly…
  19. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will go on sale in India via Amazon

    08.23 / 11:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    We are just a few hours away from the official launch of Samsung’s second chance at delivering a safe, non-combustible phablet. Until now, most of the premium smartphones by Samsung were available for purchase first in home country or the US, before trickling down to other markets. However, if Amazon India’s homepage today is anything to go by, we might see the Galaxy Note 8 go up for sale around the same time in the country as other markets. Amazon India homepage currently…
  20. Google removes over 500 apps from Play Store over spyware

    08.23 / 11:52 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Google has removed over 500 apps that included mobile games for teenagers from its Play Store on account of a spyware threat. The decision came after US-based cyber-security firm Lookout discovered more than 500 apps that could spread spyware on mobile phones, Fortune reported late. According to Lookout, the apps used certain software that had the ability to covertly siphon people’s personal data on their devices without alerting the app makers. The impacted apps included mobile ga…