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Having last baby after 35 makes women sharper in old age

IANS | Nov 18, 2016, 05.20 PM IST Having last baby after 35 makes women sharper in old age (Representative image) Women have better brainpower after menopause if they had their last baby after age 35, says a study. “Based on the findings, we would certainly not recommend that women wait until they’re 35 to close their family, but the ... Read More »

Apple took home over 90% of mobile profits last year

Apple pocketed more than 90% of the mobile market’s profits in 2015, according to data posted by Michael Walkley, who works as an analyst with market research firm Canaccord Genuity. The iPhone maker’s share of the smartphone market stood at 17.2% last year. Samsung, on the other hand, captured around 24% of the market, but its profit share stood at ... Read More »

Despite missed sales target, Xiaomi was still at top in China last year

Despite falling short of its 2015 sales target, Xiaomi was still the top smartphone manufacturer in China for the year, according to a new Wall Street Journal report which cited “early figures” from market research firms Canalys and Strategy Analytics. According to Canalys, Xiaomi claimed 15.2% of the market in China. Huawei came in second with 14.7%, while Apple was ... Read More »

Microsoft sold only 4.5 million Lumia phones last quarter

Only 4.5 million Lumia phones were sold by Microsoft in the last quarter of 2015, according to the company’s just released Q2 fiscal 2016 earnings report. That’s down from the 10.5 million figure reported in the same quarter the year prior. This translates into a drop of around 50% compared to the last quarter of 2014. Considering the latest IDC ... Read More »

Countdown to MWC 2016: Looking back at last year’s best products and biggest letdowns

Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest mobile-centric trade show. Major manufacturers from around the globe come together to announce all their new stuff at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. Typically, we expect to see new devices fromSamsung, LG, Sony, and the like, but sometimes a dark horse company has a trick or two up its sleeve. So, ... Read More »

This simple labelling trick could make gadgets last longer — and help save the planet

The lifespan of consumer electronic products is getting ever shorter, and manufacturers aren’t the only ones to blame: You could do the planet a big favor by hanging onto that shiny gadget a bit longer. That’s according to a new study from Germany’s Environment Agency (UBA), which notes that shorter product lifespans means more waste, more pollution and higher consumption of ... Read More »

Research says Apple Watch claimed over 50% of smartwatch market last year

The Apple Watch – which launched in April 2015 – constituted more than 50% of the smartwatch shipments last year, according to new data from Juniper Research. On the other hand, sales of Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S2, which was launched in the month of November, weren’t strong despite the smartwatch being largely well received. It was also revealed that the ... Read More »

‘Big bets’ cost Google parent Alphabet $3.6 billion in losses last year

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, racked up $3.6 billion in losses last year through investments in “big bets” such as self-driving cars and Internet balloons. The company was known to be spending heavily on these items but revealed actual figures for the first time Monday when it broke out results separately for its core Google business and for big-bet ... Read More »

HTC’s sales were down 35% last year

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has released its annual financial report for the year 2015, revealing a sales drop of over 35%. The company’s last year’s revenue stood at NTD 121.68 billion ($3.65 billion), down from NTD 187.91 billion ($5.64 billion) in 2014. HTC saw its monthly revenue jump to a six-month high in the month of November, something that led ... Read More »