Fitbit may lay off up to 10% of its workforce: Report

June 20, 2017

Fitbit will lay off 5 to 10 per cent of its workforce as the company prepares to release a disappointing fourth quarter earnings later today. A report in The Information claims the job cuts are expected to affect between 80 and 160 people across multiple departments out of its strong 1,600 – work force. The purpose of the job cuts is to restructure the organisation and save around $200 million…

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Apple’s RED iPhone 7, 7 Plus, upgraded 9.7-inch iPad: Everything that was announced

June 18, 2017

Apple took the tech world by surprise when it unexpectedly launched a new (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition colour option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today. The Cupertino-giant launched several other products as well including an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad, iPhone SE in two new storage models, Clips app as well as new band options for Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+. Apple announced the new products through press…

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Amazon Fire TV Stick to launch in India soon, will start at Rs 1,999 for Prime members: Report

June 14, 2017

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, which is a TV streaming product, could launch in India this month at a starting price of Rs 1,999, according to a report on tech website TechPP. The report on TechPP also says the price will be higher for non-Prime consumers, around Rs 3,999. The report adds this launch has been due for sometime in India. Interestingly Amazon has also sent out media invites to select…

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Now there is a smart mirror that can book Uber, show Facebook notifications

June 14, 2017

Nuovo has unveiled its touch screen ‘Smart Mirror’ that shows notifications from social media sites, news updates, allows users to book a cab and more. The ‘Smart Mirror’ works using Wi-Fi connectivity, along with Android app. It shows users notifications from Facebook and Twitter as well as latest news from the leading publications. Users can access YouTube videos, and book cab through Uber using ‘Smart Mirror’. Users will need to…

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Microsoft, Qualcomm’s ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops to launch in Q4

June 14, 2017

Microsoft previously announced its partnership with Qualcomm, where Windows 10 will be arriving on ARM-processors. Now Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf has confirmed the company will be launching Windows 10 PCs with ARM chipsets in fourth quarter. “Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into Mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year,” said Mollenkopf during the company’s latest investor call. Transcript of the…

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DJI’s Spark drone can be launched from your palm, and costs only $499

DJI Spark is a new drone, priced at $499, which can be launched straight from the palm of your hand. The idea is to make drone flying simple enough for everyone, and thus it can be controlled by hand gestures alone. For those who have never flown a drone or find it an extremely difficult task, the Spark drone from DJI could solve some of those problems. According to DJI,…

June 7, 2017
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Java modular battle heats up as Oracle criticizes Red Hat, IBM

Amid a budding controversy surrounding the module system planned for Java, Oracle’s chief Java architect, Mark Reinhold, lashed out today at Red Hat and IBM’s opposition, saying the companies are simply guarding their own interests. In an open letter to the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Commitee published Friday morning, Reinhold was highly critical of the two rival vendors. The current disagreement centers on Java Specification Request 376, which focuses…

June 3, 2017
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Microsoft brings customization to its pre-built AI services

Microsoft is doubling down on its cloud AI services for business customers with a fleet of new offerings aimed at helping companies deal with video and unique problems not solved by its off-the-shelf cognitive services. New services announced Wednesday include a new Video Indexer service that will provide customers with automated captioning, sentiment analysis, custom face recognition, object detection, optical character recognition and keyword extraction of videos they provide. The…

June 3, 2017
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Possible Nokia 9 Models Certified As TA-1004 & TA-1012

Two possible variants of the Nokia 9 flagship have been certified by the EA Union in the first half of May, as evidenced by a new set of documents obtained by industry sources on Friday. The devices were submitted for certification by HMD Global, a Finnish consumer electronics company that shares the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded devices with Foxconn-owned FIH Mobile. The two handsets certified by the agency are bearing…

June 2, 2017
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AT&T Bundles DIRECTV NOW with Unlimited Data

AT&T has just announced a new perk for those on the Unlimited Choice plan. In addition to already getting HBO for free, users now get DIRECTV NOW included for $70/month. The company is offering up their 60 channel ‘Live a Little’ plan, which is priced at $35/month normally, for basically $10 for Unlimited Choice users. Now those that are on Unlimited Plus, you still get a $25 credit each month which…

June 2, 2017
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