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Apple's new patent turns your iPhone into a laptop
The US Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent filing describing a way by which you would dock your iPhone into the MacBook-like shell and power it using the smartphone. An image in the patent shows a dump laptop terminal, featuring a slot near the trackpad where you can dock it the iPhone. As always, there's no guarantee whether Apple would go ahead with its plans to turn the dump laptop terminal smart with the help of an iPhone.
Samsung Pay digital payment app launched in India: Know how it works
A few weeks ago Samsung rolled out Samsung Pay for selected users in India. Post upgrading the firmware, the user can download the Samsung Pay app and save their credit card and debit card information in the app. The next time you need to make the payment, you can do so by using the Samsung Pay services using the smartphone. With Samsung Pay the mobile payment is authenticated using fingerprint, tap & pay and swipe up feature.
OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Limited Edition Launched For Rs 34,999
OnePlus today announced that it is making its latest all-black version of the OnePlus 3T available to more users with the limited release of the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black. OnePlus is teaming up with Hypebeast for an online pop-up sales event from 4 PM GMT on March 24, where the first 250 units of the limited-edition OnePlus 3T Midnight Black will be available while supplies last.
Kiran Bedi Stresses on E-Learning in Police Training
Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday stressed the need to adopt e-learning techniques for training police officers to cut cost, time and distance. The trainer should put in complete effort to teach the trainees, because the outcome of the training depends on the way the trainer is, Bedi said while addressing the 35th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions. These hubs should also be the source of content or material for e-learning, she said.
After Sitharaman, ministry of electronics and information technology says no to Apple
In another showdown of sorts, it is now the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) that has gone with the revenue department and said that Apple's demands just cannot be met. MeitY said that Apple's demands for an import duty exemption for certain components for making iPhones in India will just not work out. As per a report from the Financial Express, Apple is seeking an exemption from phased manufacturing programme (PMP) to be exempted from basic customs duty and countervailing duty as well.
Government of India has started the process to roll out chip-based passports
Chip-enabled e-passports with high-security features may soon be rolled out as the government has started preparation for introducing it. He said Nasik-based India Security Press (ISP) has been authorised to float a global tender for procurement of the contactless inlays along with its operating system. The personal particulars of the applicants would be digitally signed and stored in the chip. In the last two years, he said Sri Lanka had released 708 Indian fishermen while Pakistan freed 858 fishermen.
OnePlus 3T Black Variant May Launch in India Tonight
OnePlus enthusiasts who have been waiting for the release of OnePlus 3T Colette Black edition in India can rejoice. The company has hinted at launching a Black coloured variant of the massively-popular OnePlus 3T Black in a tweet. An announcement of the Black OnePlus 3T can be expected at around 9pm IST. The new teaser also indicates that OnePlus 3T black colour variant will be launched sans the Colette engraving in India.
180 Million Indians Watching YouTube on Mobile Phones Only
With nearly 300 millions smartphone users in the country as better connectivity and affordable data plans come to the fore, YouTube on Thursday said it has now reached 180 million Indians on mobile phones alone. We're seeing more hunger for YouTube content across all genres.
Hong Kong stocks tread water on Trump policy worry; China flat
China stocks were roughly flat, with gains in transport stocks offset by losses in energy majors. In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 0.1 percent, to 24,308.63 points at the end of the morning session. The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.2 percent, to 10,462.95 points. There are concerns in the Hong Kong market, but not big enough to be overly anxious. Most sectors in Hong Kong lost ground, with resource stocks leading the declines.
Government has denied the claims about EVM tampering during recent UP elections
The government today rubbished claims about EVM tampering even as it promised all support to the Election Commission's endeavour of maximising the use of voting machines with paper trail, but in a phased-manner. Members of the Congress, the SP, the BSP and the Left staged a walkout, expressing dissatisfaction over the minister's reply. The EVMs are completely safe, he asserted, adding, I don't buy this logic that EVMs have not done a good job.
Xiaomi sells about 2.5 lakh units of Redmi 4A in 4 minutes with 1,500 orders per second
Chinese handset vendor Xiaomi on Thursday announced the sale of 2.50 lakh plus units of its latest model 'Redmi 4A' in just four minutes through e-commerce giant, Amazon. Redmi 4A, Xiaomi India Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain said in a tweet. Responding to the tweet, Niti Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant said Xiaomi's future is here in India instead of China. Xiaomi has partnered with Foxconn to set up its second manufacturing unit in India at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh.
WikiLeaks 'Vault 7': CIA tools to hack into Apple's Macs, iPhones revealed
The release follows the initial publication on March 9 by the anti-secrecy group of thousands of pages of instructions band code from what it called the entire CIA arsenal of hacking tools. The documents are generally believed to be genuine, although the CIA has not acknowledged this. The newest documents focus on how the CIA targets Apple's popular personal electronics to spy on users.
IIT Kanpur provides Rs 50 lakh seed funding to startup working to provide clean and cheap drinking water
To promote a startup firm involved in providing clean and cheap drinking water, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has sanctioned seed funding of Rs 50 lakh to Lucknow-based Decentrik Technologies. Vineet Vats and his team in Decentrik Technologies have developed a mobile water ATM known as 'Waah' which will give 250mL of clean drinking water at just Rs 2, said IIT in a statement.
LG Stylus 3 launched in India at Rs 18,500; includes stylus and 3GB RAM
The LG Stylus 3 has made its way to India at a price of Rs 18,500. It's powered by a 1.5GHz Octa Core processor and a Mali-T860MP2 and 3GB RAM. LG packs in a Pen Pop 2.0 stylus with a Precision Tip, as they call it. The phone also has apps that support features like perspective corrected cropping, writing memos when the screen is off, and more.
Micromax Dual 5 dual camera smartphone to launch on 29 March
After putting out teasers, the company has now sent out an official invite and has set the launch date for a new smartphone on 29 March at 12 PM. The invite gives out not just the name, Micromax Dual 5, with a new hashtag and logo, but even gives us a glimpse of the back of the dual camera smartphone. Micromax could take the lead provided its dual camera offering is priced right, and delivers on the basics along with image quality.
J&J latest to suspend ads from YouTube over offensive videos
US healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson became the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos. Wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T said on Wednesday they would suspend digital advertising on YouTube, joining a list of well-known British brands such as retailer Marks and Spencer Group Plc deserting Alphabet Inc's Google. J&J said it wanted to ensure that its product advertising did not appear on channels that promote offensive content.
Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones
Apple is refreshing and cutting prices on two of its iPads, but held back on updating its higher-end tablets. A much-speculated 10.5-inch iPad didn't materialise, nor did new versions of iPad Pros aimed at businesses and creative professionals. Apple also announced the release of a red edition of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; for each phone sold, Apple is donating an unspecified amount to HIV and AIDS programs.
Toshiba banks push for quick Westinghouse bankruptcy filing
Toshiba Corp's main lenders are asking it to submit a bankruptcy filing for US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC by the end of this month, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday, without citing sources. Toshiba is grappling with a multibillion dollar financial maelstrom stemming from Westinghouse's ill-fated purchase of a US nuclear power plant construction company in 2015.
YouTube's bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt
Some analysts also believe that departing advertisers, eager to reach YouTube's millennial audience, will quickly return. The timing may also favor television networks as they usually present their fall line-ups and woo big advertisers starting in May, agency executives said. YouTube, part of Alphabet Inc, has spent years courting big brands that spend hundreds of millions annually on air time. Over the past week, companies including Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and Johnson & Johnson have canceled their YouTube ad deals.
Secretive billionaire reveals how he toppled Apple in China
Duan is the reclusive billionaire who founded Oppo and Vivo, the twin smartphone brands that dealt the world's largest company a stinging defeat in China last year. Apple couldn't beat us in China because even they have flaws, the 56-year-old electronics mogul said. Oppo's gains against Apple may now earn an even broader following for the billionaire dubbed China's Warren Buffett by local media for his investment acumen.

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