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  1. ICICI Bank blocks UPI-based transactions on PhonePe; security concerns over mobile wallets to blame?

    01.15 / 13:13 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Sameer Nigam, co-founder and CEO of mobile wallet app PhonePe has alleged that ICICI Bank has been blocking transactions on its platform since Friday. On Saturday, Nigam took to Twitter to lash out on ICICI Bank saying, “Definitely on purpose! Over 10x txns failed. Bank is not reversing the block.” PhonePe, owned by Flipkart, is a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based e-wallet app that works on platform created by National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI). Powered by Yes Bank, PhonePe not on…
  2. Japanese space agency fails to launch mini-rocket due to communication failure

    01.15 / 12:00 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Japanese space agency failed to send a satellite into orbit aboard an experimental mini-rocket due to communication failure. The modified sounding rocket SS-520, to be one of the world’s smallest rockets to put an object in orbit, took off at 8.33 a.m. from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture, Xinhua news agency reported. However, the ignition of the second stage was aborted soon after a glitch was discovered in its communication system and data showing the …
  3. Smart City still remains top agenda in NDMCs Rs 3,600 crore budget

    01.15 / 07:06 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) today presented its budget for 2017-18 with ‘Smart City’ project yet again topping the agenda along with installation of LED streetlights, e-governance, automated parking facility and free Wi-Fi. NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar projected total receipts of Rs 3,627.08 crore against a total estimated expenditure of Rs 3,621.62 crore. ‘Smart City’ has been the focus of NDMC budget for the third consecutive year with the 2015-16 and …
  4. Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro with 16-megapixel selfie camera launched: Specifications, features

    01.15 / 05:53 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Rumors about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy C7 Pro can now be put to rest as Samsung has unveiled the smartphone in China. The Galaxy C7 Pro is currently listed on Samsung’s website, and pre-orders are set to kick off in China tomorrow (January 16). There’s however no word on whether Samsung plans to launch the smartphone in other markets as well. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is seen flaunting an all-metal unibody design, with the rear camera placed in the center, along with the LED flash on the ri…
  5. Reliance Jio to see subscriber base double by fiscal end: JP Morga

    01.15 / 04:40 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Even as the last word on the pricing war in India’s telecom space is yet to be heard, JP Morgan in an analysis says the 4G offering by the latest player Reliance Jio is gaining traction and will see its subscriber base double by the end of this financial year. “Over the last few months, as Jio’s free offering has gathered subscribers, and more importantly, impacted data consumption on existing telcos’ networks. There has been a pricing reaction from the incumbents fo…
  6. Microsoft working on ‘Game Mode’ to enhance PC gaming experience

    01.14 / 12:46 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Microsoft is working on a new “Game Mode” feature for Windows 10 that will enhance the PC gaming experience of users making it run faster. The company will also release “Arena” on Xbox Live, where you can play in organised tournaments or create your own, making eSports available for everyone. In 2016, Microsoft acquired Beam, a live streaming video platform that focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games and allows viewers to interact with the …
  7. No, WhatsApp does not have any backdoors for government snooping: Open Whisper Systems

    01.14 / 08:29 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    A seemingly damning report has put a big question over how secure the WhatsApp messaging platform really is. Turns out a bug — which WhatsApp reportedly has known about for quite sometime — theoretically allows the company or a government agency to snoop on any encrypted messages sent over the platform. WhatsApp however has categorically refuted the report, calling it a false claim. The Guardian was the first to report about the bug, which was discovered by Tobias Boelter, a…
  8. Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program to mentor second batch of tech startups

    01.13 / 19:03 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    After helping the first group of early-stage tech startups towards establishing successful businesses, technology giant Oracle is now mentoring another group under its Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program. Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator is a global initiative to develop an ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurial innovation. In the second group, Ezedox, Farebond, initCodes, Trendlyne and Sonder Connect will be mentored under Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator. “We have had the…
  9. Global semiconductor capital spending to reach $69.9 billion in 2017: Gartner

    01.13 / 16:00 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Global semiconductor capital spending is projected to grow 2.9 percent in 2017 to reach $69.9 billion, market research firm Gartner said on Friday. The stronger growth in 2016 was fuelled by increased spending in late 2016 which can be attributed to a NAND flash shortage which was more severe in late 2016 and will persist though most of 2017. NAND flash memory is a type of non-volatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data. “This is due to a…
  10. HTC’s 2017 flagship won’t be called HTC 11, to launch 4-5 more smartphones in 2017

    01.13 / 14:10 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    After the launch of the U Ultra and U Play, HTC had been expected to launch its 2017 flagship smartphone, dubbed as the HTC 11. Back in December, there were rumors that the HTC 11 smartphone will come with Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB RAM and dual-rear camera setup. Turns out HTC has some other plans for this year. In what may disappoint many HTC fans, the company may may restrict the number phone launches this year between six to seven. Also, it will be dropping the HTC 11 moniker for its…
  11. Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked render gives us first look at phone’s lock screen

    01.13 / 13:33 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    With high expectations from Samsung’s 2017 flagship Galaxy S8, the leaks and rumors have been quite high as well, with there being an almost overdose of the speculations. However, the latest leak would have you scroll down with curiosity, as it reveals, what is believed to be the first look of the Galaxy S8’s lock screen. Spotted by Android Guys on a UK e-commerce website called MobileFun, a case maker posted an image of the Samsung Galaxy S8 encased in a FlexiShield protective cover. The r…
  12. Social media, messaging apps usage increased by 394 percent in 2016: Report

    01.13 / 11:05 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Time spent on social and messaging apps grew by an astounding 394 percent over the last year, proving to be the driver that helped mobiles achieve year-over-year time-spent growth of 69 percent globally, a report by Yahoo-owned research firm Flurry said on Friday. Overall app usage grew by 11 percent compared to 2015. “Over the last year, the Flurry footprint grew to track more than 940,000 applications, across 2.1 billion devices in 3.2 trillion sessions. In this context, we define…
  13. Nokia could launch foldable smartphones, patent hints

    01.13 / 10:28 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Nokia began the year with a fresh start by launching the Android-powered Nokia 6 smartphone, under HMD Global. The once glorious smartphone company is looking forward to launching more in the days to come, hoping to regain its lost stature. The latest development in Nokia’s stride is that of a foldable smartphone which comes from a patent granted to the company. It looks like Nokia is joining the race of major smartphone companies like Samsung and LG in the quest of launching foldable d…
  14. Twitter to livestream US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20

    01.13 / 09:51 bgr.in Bgr.in - Gadgets
    Despite being excluded from the recently held Trump-tech meeting, Twitter will live-stream US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration here on January 20. “Twitter and PBS @NewsHour Partner to Live Stream Coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 #golive,” @TwitterComms tweeted on Thursday. According to a report in CNET, the six-hour coverage would be anchored by Judy Woodruff and feature several correspondents and analysts commenting on the swearing-in of Trump and vice…