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HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset With Snapdragon 835 SoC Unveiled, but Only for China

HTC on Thursday announced its Vive Standalone VR (virtual reality) headset exclusively for the Chinese market. HTC has partnered with Qualcomm to develop the new “premium” standalone VR headset, and said come with HTC’s Viveport as its official content platform. One of the biggest highlights of the new premium standalone …

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Axis Bank Agrees to Buy Snapdeal’s FreeCharge for $60 Million

Country’s third largest private sector lender Axis Bank on Thursday entered into an agreement to acquire payments wallet FreeCharge for Rs. 385 crores in an all-cash deal. “The bank has today entered into a share purchase agreement with Jasper Infotech Private Limited (‘Snapdeal’), to acquire 100 percent equity capital of Accelyst Solutions and FreeCharge …

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Apple, Cochlear Partner on First ‘Made-for-iPhone’ Hearing Implant Sound Processor

Cochlear, a company focused at implantable hearing solutions, has teamed up with Apple to unveil the first “made-for-iPhone” cochlear implant sound processor. With the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, people with a Cochlear Nucleus Implant can stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Additionally, people using the …

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InstantCAD Tool Promises to Make 3D Design Easier and Faster

To make computer-aided design (CAD) programmes process easier and faster, researchers have developed a new tool called “InstantCAD” that lets designers interactively edit, improve and optimise CAD models using a more streamlined workflow. Developed by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Columbia …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition to Sport 8GB of RAM, 256GB Storage: Report

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is all the talk of the town these days as we approach its launch on August 23. While most rumours say that the Galaxy Note 8 will feature pack 6GB of RAM, a new leak makes mention of a Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition. Now the name …

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Gaming PCs, convertibles to drive growth after note ban bump: Lenovo India

The note ban did have an impact on the adoption of technology and purchasing trends in the country, but that phase is now over and gaming PCs, along with convertible laptops, will drive the next level of growth in the personal computers’ space, a top LenovoIndia executive has stressed. Market research …

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Samsung developing a Bixby-powered Apple AirPods rival: Report

Samsung is developing a voice-activated smart earpiece to rival Apple’s AirPods, according to a new report. Korea’s ETNews claims the wireless earbuds will be powered by the company’s Bibxy AI, which has recently started rolling out for all owners of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US. The voice-activated earpiece will …

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Sony Bravia OLED A1 first impressions: This is a sight to behold

Sony India has announced the arrival of their flagship OLED series, the A1, in India from August 4.  Sony Bravia OLED A1 comes in two sizes, 55 inches and 65 inches, although Sony had a 77-inch version of the TV on display as well, it is not being launched here for …

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Apple Watch Series 3 to launch later this year, says new report

Apple is expected to launch a new model of its popular smartwatch in the second-half of the year, according to a report from Chinese-language news site Economic Daily News. DigiTimes has sited a Chinese news outlet to confirm the launch date of Apple Watch Series 3 The report says Quanta Computer …

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Xiaomi-backed Yi action and security cameras launched in India, prices start at Rs 2990

Yi Technology has taken a tentative step to make its presence felt in India. Xiaomi-backed startup has started selling its action and security cameras in India, though the selection is small rather than a full range. The prices start from Rs 2,990 and go up to Rs 17,990. Yi Technology, China’s …

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