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University of Washington and Chinese University Unite to Form Technology Institute

With hometown companies like Amazon and Microsoft, this bustling region on the Puget Sound easily ranks in the top tier of technology hubs in the United States.But the area lags its peers in one glaring way: It is home to a single major research university, the University of Washington, while nearly every other big technology scene in the country has ... Read More »

Titan’s Atmosphere More Earth-Like Than Previously Thought

Saturn’s moon Titan’s atmosphere could bear more similarity to the Earth’s atmosphere than previously thought, researchers from the University College London (UCL) say.The UCL team analysed data gathered over seven years by the international Cassini probe and found that the interactions between Titan’s atmosphere and the solar magnetic field and radiation create a wind of hydrocarbons and nitriles being blown ... Read More »

Cuba Unveils Plans to Launch First Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Cuba announced plans Thursday to open 35 public Wi-Fi hotspots and halve the price to go online, seeking to expand Internet access in one of the world’s least-connected countries.State telecoms firm Etecsa said the hotspots, a first for the communist island, would be set up nationwide and begin service in July. It is “a first step toward increasing Internet access,” ... Read More »

Celkon Campus A402, Campus A407 Dual-SIM Smartphones Listed on Company Site

Two new Celkon smartphones, the Campus A402 and Campus A407, have been listed on the company site. The domestic handset maker is however yet to officially revealthe pricing of both the smartphones.While there are no official availability details for the Celkon Campus A402 andCampus A407, the company can be expected to announce them in the coming days. The Celkon Campus ... Read More »

OnePlus One to Soon Be Sold on Flipkart as Well, E-Commerce Site Teases

OnePlus, after permanently slashing the price of its OnePlus One smartphone in the US and some regions in Europe, appears to be set to end its exclusive online retail partnership with Amazon India – and make the smartphone available on Flipkart as well. A Flipkart Twitter post on Thursday showed an image highlighting the outline of a handset along with ... Read More »

Fitbit Races Higher in Healthy IPO Surge

Fitbit, the company known for wearable devices promoting healthy lifestyles, saw its shares surge Thursday following the biggest stock offering this year for the tech sector.Shares in Fitbit vaulted 48 percent to close at $29.68, after the initial public offering at $20 a share raised up to $732 million (roughly Rs. 4,660 crores). The market value for Fitbit was some ... Read More »

Disney Interactive Exploring Virtual Reality for Video Games

Walt Disney Co’s interactive unit is considering bringing Disney Infinity or other video games into the world of virtual reality.Adapting elements of current titles is one option the company is exploring, James Pitaro, president of Disney Interactive, said in an interview. Disney also might create new games specifically for VR or for another emerging platform known as augmented reality, he ... Read More »

iBall Splendo PC-on-a-Stick With Windows 8.1 Launched at Rs. 8,999

iBall in partnership with Microsoft India has launched its first PC-on-a-stick device, dubbed Splendo. The Windows-based mini computer, which is meant to turn a TV into a PC or Smart TV, has been priced at Rs. 8,999.The iBall Splendo will go on sale in early July across the country and will also be available via online and TV retail channels.Much ... Read More »

LG G4 With 5.5-Inch QHD Display, Android 5.1 Lollipop Launched at Rs. 51,000

LG India has launched its 2015 flagship G4 smartphone at Rs. 51,000.The smartphone launched in India features dual-SIM and dual LTE support, previously announced in select markets as the LG G4 Dual SIM (Dual LTE) variant of the flagship with model number H818N. LG started taking pre-orders for the LG G4 at the beginning of the June. To recall, the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 Selfie-Focused Smartphones Launched

Samsung, a day after launching its two mid-range tablets in India, has now launched two new Galaxy smartphones under its J-series in China – the Galaxy J7 (seen above) and Galaxy J5 (seen below). The smartphones are priced at at CNY 1,798 (roughly Rs. 18,400) and CNY 1,398 (roughly Rs. 14,300) respectively. The Android 5.1-based handsets for now are limited ... Read More »