Microsoft may be riding high on the Windows 10 rollout but it still feels the sting of the loss caused by the purchase of Nokia a few years back. Microsoft’s acquisition of the Finnish company was speculated to be a sure hit, only it didn’t. The Lumia devices never performed as expected and neither did Nokia’s Android devices. And just last week, Microsoft wrote off Nokia $7.5 billions on Nokia, considering the company brought the once-smartphone major for $9.5 billions. Thus, what was Microsoft’s loss became Huawei’s gain as the Chinese company became the third largest mobile phone vendor, displacing Microsoft without [...]
A few months after Facebook declared its plans to provide internet access to the remote areas around the world via drones, the social media giant has revealed its first solar powered drone, Aquila. Developed under Facebook’s Connectivity Lab, the drone is part of Mark Zuckerberg’s ambition to connect the world to the internet through “drones, satellites and lasers”.
The drone, which has a wingspan of a Boeing 737, can fly at an altitude of between 60,000ft (18 km) and 90,000ft (27 km), higher than any commercial airliner. The solar powered drone can fly without landing for a three months at a time. The drone [...]
OnePlus 2 has been in high demand even before its official launch, given the high-end specifications provided in the phone, at a reasonable price. It’s not surprising that OnePlus 2 got one million reservations within 72 hours of its launch. According to a statement released by OnePlus, the company has received over one million registrations for an invite to purchase the device. The device will go on sale from August 11th in India, starting at a price of Rs. 22,999 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 24,999 for the 64GB variant.
That’s not all. OnePlus will hold pop-up events around the world on July 31st to [...]
If you’re one of the 14 million users around the world who has installed Windows 10, you know what we’re talking about. Windows 10 has made Microsoft Edge as the default browser, and while the reviews have been positive so far, it is far from perfect. So, when users try to make Mozilla or Google Chrome the default browser, they are redirected to the Settings, from where they can then change the default browser. While the procedure is easy, the effort has doubled and Mozilla is not happy at all.
In an open letter penned to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Mozilla’s CEO Chris Beard says that it “now [...]
Never getting tired of delighting its fanbase, Canon has introduced a new camera which should put all the headaches experienced during shooting in low-light situations to rest. The MH20F-SH uses a CMOS sensor with 2.6 megapixels, each pixel being 5.5 times larger than the the pixels found in Canon’s 1Dx or Nikon D810. Thus, every pixel in the MH20F-SH will sense more light than any other camera, delivering a full HD color footage captured in extreme low light situations.
The camera doesn’t feature a monitor or a recording, so you have to connect the camera to an external [...]
While it may not be as high profile as OnePlus or Motorola, Asus will launch three new phones next week at the ZenFestival, an event hosted by the company on August 6. The phones, named ZenFone 2 Deluxe, ZenFone Selfie, and the ZenFone 2 Laser are aimed to take on current hotshots in India – the likes of Xiaomi and Motorola.
The Asus ZenFone2 Deluxe features a 5.5-inch 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone is powered by an Intel Z3580 quad-core 64-bit processor with 4GB of RAM. The storage capacity provided by phone is 64GB, which can be expanded via microSD card. The phone uses a 13MP rear [...]
A security firm has found a bug in Android that can result in the death of your phone – you won’t be able to access it as the bug will make your phone unresponsive to the extent that you won’t be able to receive any notifications or calls. According to Trend Micro, the security firm behind the discovery, the bug is present in phones running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and above, meaning that even your newly purchased Moto G (Gen 3) is vulnerable.
The new bug causes your phone to crash through Android’s mediaserver service, which indexes all the media files located on your Android device. The [...]
Two weeks before, Rovio announced that Angry Birds 2 would be coming soon and today the publisher has launched the game for Android and iOS platforms. The new game is the first official sequel to the bonafide hit game of 2009, despite the fact that Rovio has released numerous spin-offs of the game, namely Star Wars, Seasons, Rio, Transformers and many more.
One of the first notable things in the Angry Birds 2 is that the pigs’ design has been tweaked a little. A shadow is visible under the pigs and their colour is a bit darker. Plus, Rovio has fulfilled what every fan has [...]
With just a little less than month left for the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Samsung has not released any sort of promotional material so far, leaving us to speculating about the phone. A new detail has emerged about the phone, regarding its rear camera this time.
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will sport a 16MP camera, spotted by Zauba, a website which tracks Indian exports and imports. The camera will come with a 1/2.6″ sensor, which is similar to the rear camera in the Galaxy S6 Edge. The website has posted the memo for the import, dated 24th July, 2015. It seems Samsung may have imported the camera unit [...]
OnePlus 2 has finally launched and will be made available in India from August 11 at a price of Rs. 22,999 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 24,999 for the 64GB variant.
OnePlus 2 feels lightweight, thanks to the maufacturer’s decision to use an aluminium alloy in the body. It has a 5.5 inch display and comes with the classic Sandstone Black back cover, which feels nice to hold. The back panel can be easily customised using OnePlus’ StyleSwap covers available in four variants – Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Kevlar. The covers can be swapped without any hassle, but it still takes some effort to remove the [...]
Motorola has finally released the Moto G (Gen 3). The new phone has been in the news for quite a few months, thanks to the leaks made by retailers and sources. The Moto G (Gen 2) was a hit, like its predecessor but will be discontinued from today because the company is confident that the new Moto G (Gen 3) will perform well.
Let’s see how the Moto G (Gen 3) performs against its predecessor, the Moto G (Gen 2)Specifications Moto G (Gen 2) Moto G (Gen 3) Display 5 inches, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5 inches, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 pixels HD, 1280×720 [...]
After weeks of speculations and leaks, Motorola has finally launched the new Moto G (Gen 3) today. The device will be available on Flipkart from midnight today priced starting at Rs. 11,999. From the first look, Motorola has made some notable improvements in the phone, such as an increased battery life, upgrading the rear camera, and has made Android Lollipop the default OS that will be compatible with 4G network.
The phone comes with a dual USB port charger, a mini USB cable for charging and data transfer purpose and the usual documents containing warranty card and user [...]