The Lumia 925 comes packed with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon and 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.
Nokia finally launched its Lumia 900 in the Indian market for Rs 32,999, a spokesperson of the company confirmed this to The Mobile Indian. Nokia Lumia 900 is a non 4G version but will support download speeds up to 42 Mbps. However there is no network in India offering that kind of speed as the maximum speed available here in the country is just 21 Mbps.
Investigation into the arrest of six mobile sellers, who allegedly purchased smartphones stolen from the cargo hub of Indira Gandhi International Airport, revealed that this area of the airport is where thieves have an easy time . The data shows that nearly seven consignments, containing 1,237 cell phones of companies such as Samsung, HTC and Lava, were stolen from the cargo hold this year, apart from laptops and bags. According to DCP (Airport) Dinesh Kumar Gupta, the data shows that seven cases of mobile theft were registered this year.
GANGS are stealing branded sealed mobile phones and accessories from Delhi airport�s cargo terminal due to lack of security. This year, on an average, about 12 new phones disappeared daily from the cargo terminal. After Delhi Police unearthed one such case where accused used to sell phones through Flipkart, cops now doubt that phones were also sold through shopping websites in four other cases.
Taking it to the next level, the Maharashtra Police are now putting in special efforts to make the lowest rung cops — the constabulary — techno-savvy. The Directorate of Police Training has instructed all ten police training centres (PTCs) in the state to make digital interventions in the year-long training modules of the newly inducted constables. About 8,800 constables are presently under training in 10 PTCs in the state where the digitisation is going to be implemented.
As per a recent study volcanic activity may have also contributed to Cretaceous extinction. While there is general consensus that a massive asteroid colliding with Earth 66 million years ago contributed to the ensuing mass extinction, including that of dinosaurs, new evidence suggests that this impact triggered more intense volcanic activity, further compounding the extermination. The new measurements of volcanic activity, which may be the most precise to date, indicate a dramatic increase in the rate of eruption of the Deccan volcanos within 50,000 years of the impact.
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) Geologists from the University of Berkeley have unearthed compelling evidence that an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago accelerated the eruptions of volcanoes in Deccan Traps in west-central India for thousands of years. This double whammy - huge asteroid impact and erupting volcanoes - caused the extinction of many land and marine animals, including the dinosaurs, the team noted. Deccan Traps are a large province located on the Deccan plateau of west-central India and one of the largest volcanic features on Earth.
New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): Google has marked their 17th birthday with a nostalgic Doodle harking back to 1990s` web. The doodle, which features on Google's homepage, shows a retro, plastic PC, lava lamp and even 1998's "Google!" logo. Google looks back at its early days in its '17th birthday doodle.' However, not even Google seems to really know when it was formed.
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) With three major brand endorsements already in his kitty even before the release of his debut film, actor Akhil Akkineni has sure attracted lot of eyeballs from brands. Akhil, son of actor Nagarjuna, currently endorses Karbonn mobiles, Mountain Dew and Titan. "He is such a good fit for a brand because he carries an air of sophistication and suavity which neatly complements the brand he endorses," Sandeep Malhotra of a popular ad agency told IANS.
Samsung flagged a nearly 80 percent jump in quarterly profit Wednesday, as sales of chips and displays offset stiff competition in smartphones from Apple and cheaper Chinese rivals. The firm's flagship smartphone business is struggling against fierce competition, sandwiched between top-end rivals like Apple's iPhone and lower-end devices from fast-growing Chinese outfits including Xiaomi. Sales of the Galaxy S6 -- the latest edition of Samsung's top-of-the-range handset, launched in April -- failed to generate much excitement among consumers.
Oil prices on Wednesday extended a rally on hopes a global supply glut could be easing, boosting Asian energy shares, while a broadly upbeat outlook helped emerging currencies to further gains against the dollar. Market heavyweight Samsung Electronics dragged South Korean shares higher after flagging a massive increase in operating profit for July-September. Global markets have rallied since the release Friday of underwhelming US jobs data that lowered expectations the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy before the end of the year.
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Continuing its arguments on the issue of division of power between the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the elected cabinet, the Delhi government on Tuesday told the High Court that the Lt Governor cannot be “treated as the Centre’s agent”. The Lt Governor cannot “reduce” the elected chief minister to a “puppet”, the counsel for the government told the court. Appearing before the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, senior advocate Dayan Krishnan said that the elected chief minister had a “constitutional trust placed on him”, along with powers given under the GNCTD (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi) Act and the Conduct of Business rules.
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Washington D. C., Oct. 6 (ANI): Google has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for several of its Nexus devices. According to the Verge, the users can get the Android 6.0, the newest version of Google's mobile OS, update for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player directly from Google. The update focuses on improvements to battery life through a new feature called Doze, which makes it less power-hungry than previous versions and also overhauls Android's handling of app permissions in a way that gives the users much more efficient control over exactly what information an app has access to.
Delhi Police Monday sent a notice to Flipkart and asked them to join a probe into the sale of hundreds of mobile phones stolen by agents registered with the e-tailer. The notice, addressed to the CEO of Flipkart, came following the arrest of six persons and recovery of stolen high-end mobile phones worth around Rs 1 crore, said sources. The police recovered 209 of the 600 mobile phones stolen from a cargo hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, the sources added.
New York, Oct 5 (IANS) Technology giants Apple and Google were adjudged the best brands in the world for the third consecutive year as technology companies dominated Interband's 16th annual best global brands report. "For the third year in a row, Apple (ranked first) and Google (ranked second) claim the top positions. Valued at $170.276 billion, Apple increased its brand value by 43 percent," Interbrand said.
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) American tech giant Apple Inc. topped this year in terms of brand value, a global consultancy report showed on Monday.
Train traffic on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai section was affected after a portion of a 50-year-old railway overbridge collapsed on the railway tracks at Khokhra area here on Saturday, injuring two persons, Western Railway officials said. The walkway portion of the bridge near Khokhara collapsed around 10 am and fell on the railway tracks. The bridge is an old one,” said Inspector MN Yadav, Railway Protection Force.
India’s traditional bazaars have evolved into today’s high streets. At the same time, the perception of high streets being down-market is changing. A JLL research paper High Streets In Vogue — Always, which examines the character of 24 of the most popular high streets in India, confirms that high streets have successfully stood the test of time in India.
Los Angeles, Oct 2 (IANS) Technology giants Google and Microsoft have agreed to drop 18 patent lawsuits between the two companies in the US and Germany, the media reported. The agreement brings an end to legal battles over the use of technology in mobile phones and Wi-Fi and of patents covering games for the Xbox video-gaming console and Windows products, Efe cited the two companies as saying in a joint statement. "Google and Microsoft have agreed to collaborate on certain patent matters and anticipate working together in other areas in the future to benefit our customers," the companies said without disclosing financial terms.
New York, Oct 1 (IANS) Video sharing site YouTube seems to provide a better platform to the brands in the online video realm than rival sites in terms of enhancing "recall value", a new study has found. Research from video content advertising firm Visible Measures found that brands enjoy a so-called "ripple" effect when they share a new video on YouTube that drives views of the brands' older videos -- something that does not happen when they share a new video on Facebook, Wall Street Journal reported. As a result, videos on YouTube are watched by more people over an extended period of time, the study said.
Resuming arguments on the issue of distribution of power between Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and the Delhi government, senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, representing the AAP government, has argued that the Lt Governor "was not the elected representative" and could not act against the aid and advice of the elected government. Referring to various precedent judgments of the Supreme Court and various high courts, Krishnan also compared the position of the Lt Governor to the "symbolic" position of the President of India, who is bound by the advice of the Council of Ministers.
For years they have been ringing his mobile for help, from the Sinai desert to the Mediterranean. Now this Eritrean priest, himself a former refugee, is a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work saving migrants. A small man with greying temples, Mussei Zerai wears a simple metal cross over his light blue t-shirt as he describes his own escape from his homeland and his drive to help others whose lives are in danger.
When it comes to grandiose, mass displays of state muscle and military grandstanding, North Korea has few equals. This Saturday, the reclusive, and diplomatically elusive North is set to put on its biggest show to date -- a goose-stepping, tank-rumbling, missile-bristling tribute to the Workers' Party that has served at the whim of three generations of the ruling Kim family. Speculation that the party's 70th anniversary celebrations would be topped by a long-range rocket launch has receded, but the centrepiece mass parade in Pyongyang is still expected to provide a masterclass in synchronised military swagger.
Delhi Police said Tuesday that their investigation into the abduction of a 50-year-old Assam doctor, Hemhari Pegu, showed that an Itanagar councillor, who they suspect to be the mastermind, was present in Delhi from September 19 to 23. Police said the councillor left the city on September 24, hours after Pegu’s abduction from Chanakyapuri. Police said the councillor along with his associate had purchased two mobile phones from Khan Market —they have CCTV footage to back their claim — and used these to make the ransom calls.
Blaming his successor K Radhakrishan for misleading the government on the agreement with Devas Multimedia, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair Tuesday said the space agency did not follow legal procedures while cancelling the agreement in 2011 — a decision that has now resulted in an international court of arbitration imposing huge fines on ISRO. Nair, who was barred by the government in 2012 from taking up any government position because of his role in stitching together the Devas agreement, said someone should be held responsible for the financial losses to ISRO because of the fine. “It is very unfortunate that such a huge fine has been imposed on ISRO.
Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US after the EU's top court on Tuesday struck down a key transatlantic data deal in the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal. The landmark verdict stemmed from a case lodged by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged the 2000 "Safe Harbour" agreement between Washington and Brussels on the grounds it did not properly protect European data. After declaring Safe Harbour "invalid," the European Court of Justice said authorities in Ireland, where Facebook has its European HQ and where Schrems lodged the case, now had to decide whether transfers of data to Facebook in the United States should be suspended outright.
Microsoft unveiled its first laptop and its first Windows 10 smartphones Tuesday as it aims to widen the use of its new operating system in the mobile technology universe. The spate of fresh products, launched before the year-end holiday shopping season, seeks to build on the July launch of Windows 10. Microsoft said Tuesday that the Windows 10 system was now running on 110 million devices around the world, up from 75 million in late August.
New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Technology major Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a flurry of devices using Windows 10, sounding a challenge to rivals Apple and Google in the mobility space. In an event streamed globally, it unveiled a holographic computer, three smartphones, one tablet and a convertible laptop PC along with a new Xbox gaming console and a new gaming controller. Both Apple and Google recently launched several devices and upgrades to their apps and services in order to stay ahead of the competition and woo more customers.
Menlo Park (US), Oct 6 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook on Tuesday said that it had customised its news feed for any connection speed. "People are coming online at a staggering rate in emerging markets and, in most cases, are doing so on mobile via 2G connections. In order to make sure another billion people can connect using Facebook we need to design features of the product that work seamlessly regardless of mobile network and device," Chris Marra, product manager, emerging markets and Alex Sourov, engineering manager, emerging markets, wrote in an official blog post.
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The US trade deficit jumped in August as exports fell sharply amid a slowing global economy, outweighing an increase in imports, government data released Tuesday showed.
Washington D.C., Oct 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a reply to an email depends on a variety of factors including age, platform, volume and timing. According to the researchers at University of Southern California, 90 percent of people respond within a day or two of receiving an email to which they plan to respond.
Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US after the EU's top court on Tuesday struck down a key transatlantic data deal in the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal. The landmark verdict stemmed from a David-and-Goliath case lodged by Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy campaigner, who challenged Irish authorities over user data transferred to the United States from Facebook's European base in Ireland. "The message is clear -- mass surveillance is not possible in Europe (and is) against fundamental rights," Schrems, who turns 28 this month, told reporters at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
Amsterdam, Oct. 6 (ANI): Twitter has introduced a new feature for the direct messages which allows the users to now send super-sized emojis.
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) If you find your daughter is paranoid about texting to friends and can't leave her smartphone even for a minute, get ready to hear some bad news from her school on the academic front. According to researchers, teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically. It appears that it is the compulsive nature of texting, rather than sheer frequency, that is problematic.
Sydney, Oct. 6 (ANI): Ride sharing company Uber has expressed concern over the recent attack in Brisbane, the latest in a string of violent incidents, could be part of a coordinated assault on its drivers. Queensland Police said the men had also targeted another motorist who did not work for Uber. Uber said it was "very concerned" about the attacks, adding that the safety of its drivers and passengers was a priority.
This is because you may have to wait about four minutes longer for an email response from a woman than an email response from a man, an interesting study has revealed. Age is also an indicator for email response time. Teenagers are the quickest, with an email response time of 13 minutes.
London/New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Social networking site Facebook has announced a partnership with French satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to provide free high-speed internet to get more Africans online by next year. Scheduled to be launched in 2016, the AMOS-6 satellite is configured with high gain spot beams covering large parts of west, east and southern Africa. Under a multi-year agreement with global satellite communication company Spacecom, Facebook and Eutelsat will utilise the entire broadband payload on the AMOS-6 satellite and will build a dedicated system comprising satellite capacity, gateways and terminals, Eutelsat said in a statement on Monday.