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Google dedicates its doodle to NASA's seven earth sized exoplanets discovery!

Google dedicates its doodle to NASA's seven earth sized exoplanets discovery!

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 : Google has always made sure to celebrate every special affair around the globe.

Likewise, it has dedicated its doodle today to NASA's discovery of seven earth sized exoplanets.

In a short, comical animation, the doodle shows NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.

The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water - key to life as we know it - under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

Gemalto, Microsoft join forces to provide seamless connectivity for Windows 10 devices

Gemalto, Microsoft join forces to provide seamless connectivity for Windows 10

New Delhi [India], Feb 21 : World leader in digital security Gemalto is presenting the newest release of its On Demand Connectivity and eSIM technology for Windows 10 devices, in connection with Microsoft.

Gemalto's release is compliant with the latest specifications and guidelines for remote SIM provisioning as laid out by the GSM Association (GSMA), a global association of mobile device makers and mobile network operators.

Gemalto and Microsoft have teamed up to make this advance a reality for end users to have a secure and ubiquitous connectivity experience. Gemalto's On-Demand Connectivity subscription management solution, together with Windows 10 native eSIM support enable consumers to seamlessly manage the connectivity experience of their devices.

Lenovo MBG emerges as second best brand in India in CY 2016, says IDC report

Lenovo MBG emerges as second best brand in India in CY 2016, says IDC report

New Delhi [India], Feb 16 : As per the International Data Corporation (IDC) India Q4 2016 smartphone market report, Lenovo has emerged as the second best smartphone brand in CY 2016 with 8.9 percent and 9.8 percent market share by volume and value respectively.

Fueled by aggressive product launches in mid-tier and premium segment, Lenovo MBG continues to grow across segments and has registered a 14.8 percent YoY growth.

According to the IDC Q4 2016 report, Lenovo MBG (comprising of Lenovo and Moto-branded smartphones) maintained its leadership in the online channel by 23 percent in volume and 23.5 percent in value market share in CY 2016.

India's first VR platform booths launched at Mumbai metro stations

India's first VR platform booths launched at Mumbai metro stations

New Delhi [India], Feb. 14 : In a move to introduce the concept of virtual reality (VR) in the Indian market, Anand Gandhi's Memesys Cultural Labs has launched ElseVR, India's first VR platform.

ElseVR, collaborating with Amnesty International India and Oxfam India, yesterday launched this initiative at the Mumbai metro stations. With this, Memesys Cultural Labs is looking to venture into the VR domain.

From February 13 to 25, 2017, VR booths will be set up at Azad Nagar, Andheri and Ghatkopar metro stations to engage the commuters with VR documentaries, putting them at the center of important narratives like floods, mining and displacement, Dalit protests and feminist movements.

Google incorporates creation of 'lists' in Google Maps

Google incorporates creation of 'lists' in Google Maps

New Delhi [India], Feb. 14 : Google on Tuesday announced the launch of Google Maps' new feature 'Lists'. The feature has been designed to help an individual create a list of his/her favourite places. This feature is currently available on Android and iOS softwares.

Users can list the places to visit as well as share recommendations, whether it is a list of weekend getaways, or a list of best street food joints, or best fashion boutiques in a particular area amongst others. Shared lists are also accessible for users. Moreover, the lists can be viewed and edited offline, which can then be viewed on the offline map.

Users can create the list in two ways:

HCL Technologies is fastest growing IT services brand

HCL Technologies is fastest growing IT services brand

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb.4 : HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, has emerged as the fastest growing global IT services brand in the world moving upwards by 122 ranks over the last year, in the 2017 Brand Finance Global 500 report released on February 1st, 2017.

HCL's brand value has surged by 38% over the last year. HCL now ranks at number 378th with a brand value of $4,463 million and AA+ brand rating.

On its 13th b'day, Facebook has a gift for you

On its 13th b'day, Facebook has a gift for you

New Delhi [India], Feb. 3 : This Saturday, February 4, is Facebook's 13th birthday, a day they call Friends Day.

Through friendship, our world grows more connected, powerful things can happen, and lives and communities can be changed. Today, connecting is more important than ever.

The team will be sharing some stories of powerful connections made in their community, as well as launching products to celebrate friendship and encouraging people to take time to connect with their friends.

-Inspirational Stories of Friendship

This week, Facebook hosted an event at Menlo Park in the United States. Members of the community who've been using Groups to connect with friends around the world joined to share their stories.

KYOCERA introduces New 'Rafre' washable Smartphone

KYOCERA introduces New 'Rafre' washable Smartphone

New Delhi [India], Jan. 27 : Kyocera Corporation announced the release of the new Rafre Smartphone for Japanese service provider, KDDI Corporation. The product is a successor to the original DIGNO Rafre, which launched in December 2015 as the world's first hand-soap-washable smart phone.

In addition to resistance against foaming hand soap, the second-generation model possesses resistance to foaming body soap. The product will be available from March 2017 in Japan, and will be offered in three colors: Pale Pink, Clear White and Light Blue.

Like its predecessor, the new Rafre features resistance to hot water and a touch screen that can be used even when the user's hands are wet or when wearing gloves.

Pryme gets major software update with security patch from Google

Pryme gets major software update with security patch from Google

New Delhi [India], Jan. 24 : Hyve Pryme, India's first deca-core Pure Android smart phone, announced its most recent software update for its flagship smart phone, the 'Pryme', with Google's latest security patch.

Hyve is amongst the very few OEMs who regularly update its devices in response to customer feedback. The latest update released in January 2017 ensures security patch with latest fixes and improvements. The update, furthermore, introduces a new feature of VoLTE (Jio) Video Call Support in Dialer, adhering to the increasing demand of the same from its users.

Medikoe launches pioneering social health network 'WE'

Medikoe launches pioneering social health network 'WE'

New Delhi [India], Jan. 24 : Online medical platform Medikoe has launched its innovative platform 'WE' to offer social health networks with more than 2000+ content pieces, and more than 100 establishments.

The new roll-out on Medikoe is a combination of Facebook, Pinterest, Quora and BookMyShow for healthcare and wellness.

The newly launched ' WE' acts like a one-stop destination for patients and doctors to stay connected with each other. Users can search from a wide array of health-related topics, get regular updates on several health campaigns, take up a challenge and invite friends to be a part of this interesting social health network.

Ericsson, Cisco to virtualise Vodafone Hutchison Australia's core and IP network

Ericsson, Cisco to virtualise Vodafone Hutchison Australia's core and IP network

New Delhi [India], Jan 17 : Industry leaders in the development and delivery of networking and mobility Ericsson and Cisco Systems have announced to transform and virtualize Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)'s networks for VHA to better prepare for new emerging services and to evolve its core network to increase the level of agility and programmability from network slicing.

Through simplification of its network and infrastructure, VHA will benefit from having the tools to become more agile, innovative and more pro-active in the way services are brought to market, ultimately resulting in improved customer engagement experience alongside reductions in opex and capex spend.

The deal represents the first major collaboration between Ericsson and Cisco on Telecom Cloud infrastructure.

Delta ID introduces Iris Scanning Technology for in-Car Biometrics and Secure Autonomous Driving at CES 2017

Delta ID introduces Iris Scanning Technology for in-Car Biometrics and Secure

New Delhi [India], Jan. 16 : Delta ID Inc. has introduced its iris scanning technology for automotive at CES 2017. Delta ID collaborated with Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) to demonstrate the use of iris scanning as a secure, reliable and convenient way to identify and authenticate the driver in a car, and as a way to elevate the security of automobiles during the driving experience.

Delta ID and Gentex demonstrated a rearview mirror that scans the iris of the driver upon entering the vehicle and gets ready to drive. Only if authorised, the driver is able to start and drive the vehicle.

CASIO launches smart watches; ORIX provides good living facility for elderly

CASIO launches smart watches; ORIX provides good living facility for elderly

Tokyo[Japan], Jan.13: At the consumer electronics industry's largest event in the world, CES 2017, the iconic digital watch maker Casio made its latest timepiece introductions - including the brand new PRO TREK WSD-F20 Smart Watch.

Yuichi Masuda, Senior Executive Managing Officer, Member of the Board, said, "Our latest product is the smart outdoor watch WSD-F20. To effectively appeal to our users, we have positioned the WSD-F20 as a PRO TREK Smart. It is the latest edition to the PRO TREK lineup watches."

Under the CASIO Connected concept, facing the era of internet, CASIO have already made significant technology innovations in terms of connecting analog watches with internet, further increased the value and usability, also lead to the development of today's smartwatches.

Facebook-WPP launch Creative Ambassador Program in India

Facebook-WPP launch Creative Ambassador Program in India

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 12 : Aimed at educating WPP creative agencies and unveiling new possibilities of leveraging the platform, Facebook recently hosted the Creative Ambassador Program in Mumbai.

The main motive of the program was to educate WPP Creative agencies in a scaled way and to empower them to develop award winning, mobile first creatives that exceed their clients' business objectives.

As the adoption of mobile accelerates in India, it is transforming the way people are discovering, experiencing, sharing and connecting with people, ideas and organizations that matter to them.

With the Creative Ambassador Program, Facebook is focused on helping partners develop ideas that intrigue and engage for the mobile world.

British Telecom signs up Trend Micro to strengthen security in cloud

British Telecom signs up Trend Micro to strengthen security in cloud

New Delhi [India], Jan 12 : Leading providers of communications services and solutions British Telecom and Trend Micro, a global leader in cyber-security solutions on Thursday announced immediate availability of Trend Micro's Deep Security data centre solution on BT's Cloud Compute platform.

The customers of British Telecom around the world can now benefit from deep security's protection for physical, virtual, and cloud servers from a single integrated platform, on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Deep Security's capabilities include anti-malware, host-based firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, integrity monitoring, log inspection, and globally trusted SSL certificates to protect customers from ransomware, advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and more.

Teradata expands customer choice in Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Teradata database on Microsoft Azure

Teradata expands customer choice in Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Teradata databas

New Delhi [India], Jan 12 : Leading analytics solutions company Teradata on Thursday announced imminent availability of Teradata Database on Azure providing customers more choice of cloud options for Teradata software.

By combining Teradata's industry-leading data warehouse software with the agility and elasticity of Azure public cloud services, customers can focus on driving business value rather than installing and maintaining physical infrastructure.

As per Teradata's recent Data Warehouse Survey one, more than 90 percent of Teradata customers will employ a hybrid environment by 2020 consisting of a mix of on-premises and cloud resources.

ASUS unveils 'R558UQ' notebook with i7 models, i5 models in India

ASUS unveils 'R558UQ' notebook with i7 models, i5 models in India

New Delhi [India], Jan 10 : Taiwanese multinational ASUS on Tuesday announced the launch of its R558UQ notebook in two models, the i7 models and i5 models priced at Rs. 59,990 Rs. 48,990 respectively.

Available across all leading online and offline retail outlets from January 09, 2017, the R558UQ has updated its mainstream line up by adding latest features and performance updates.

Both i7 and i5 models showcase the next gen USB type C connectivity and advanced graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX (N16S-GTR) with a performance, almost two times if compared with its competitors.

Available in glossy dark brown IMR, i7 comes with SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5' HDD storage, VGA web camera (Fixed type), a chiclet keyboard coupled with ASUS Smart Gesture and ASUS Splendid software.

Kyocera develops robust FPC/FFC connector with 0.5mm pitch

Kyocera develops robust FPC/FFC connector with 0.5mm pitch

Kyodo [Japan], Dec.2 : Kyocera Connector Products Corporation recently announced that it has developed a 0.5mm-pitch flexible printed circuit / flexible flat cable (FPC/FFC) connector with a suite of features to enhance productivity in robust assembly operations.

The new 6811-Series has already gone on sale.

Mobile phones and related devices have created rising demand for smaller, thinner FPC/FFC connectors. These connectors require delicate handling in the assembly process and may be damaged by improper insertion or unintentional manual contacts with certain parts. Kyocera's highly robust 6809 Series electronic connectors, introduced in 2014, were designed with this challenge in mind and have performed well.

Personal computing crucial to India's knowledge economy vision: Intel

Personal computing crucial to India's knowledge economy vision: Intel

New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Personal Computers (PCs) are instrumental in closing the skill gap, enabling upward socio-economic mobility and achieving universal digital literacy in the country, states an Impact Assessment Report commissioned by Intel India.

The report finds that while smartphone has been a gateway to on-board first-time technology users in India, the PCs have emerged as the preferred interface for content creation, skill development and accessing information related to government, education, healthcare and employment.

The report, which was prepared by Kantar Indian Market Research Bureau and endorsed by Indian School of Business, reiterates that personal computing will be catalytic in India's shift from content consumption to knowledge creation.

Kyocera begins annual illumination and concert at its Kyodo HQ

Kyocera begins annual illumination and concert at its Kyodo HQ

Kyodo [Japan], Dec.2 : Kyocera announced the opening of its annual illumination event which will be held from December 1 through December 25 at its headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.

A seasonal outdoor lighting event, Kyocera has been presenting festive lighting in the public space in front of its building and a giant Christmas tree display to help invigorate the community.

Since 2006, the area in the public garden in front of the building has always been illuminated by LEDs to produce an ethereal and fantastic night.

The use of roughly 190,000 LEDs of various colours and the 86-meter tall Christmas tree have created an east to west decoration.

The illumination of the Christmas tree will start on December 12.




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