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Top 10 tech news: Lava Iris X1, Microsoft Windows 10, Coolpad Dazen Note 3, Twitter, Samsung Galaxy S6, more

Mon August 03 2015, 2:25 pm
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    Lava Iris X1 Seflie smartphone launched priced at Rs 6,777
    Lava has introduced another selfie smartphone in its Iris series called Iris X1 Selfie at a price of Rs 6,777. The smartphone sports a 4.5-inch IPS display along with a 5MP front camera with LED Flash. Both the front and rear camera have multiple capture modes. Pictures can be clicked by making a “V” Gesture for front camera. Alternatively Lava Iris X1 Selfie smartphone also supports voice controlled photo capture methods which assist in clicking pictures by saying “Capture” or “Cheese”. Further, there is a ‘Tap to Capture’ feature which allows users to focus and click images with a single tap, thus removing the need for a second tap. The Lava Iris X1 Selfie smartphone also sports the smile detection feature for both front & rear camera and offers various modes such as HDR, Burst, Panorama and Image watermark. Full HD Video recording is also available on preview screen.
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    Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Microsoft Windows 10
    Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft’s offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system. Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as if they’re legitimate copies of the new program. The attachments contain a ”ransomware” program that, when opened, locks all the data on a computer and demands payment to release them. Researchers at Cisco Systems say the emails are designed to look like an official upgrade notice from Microsoft Corp., but several words have random, out-of-place letters and punctuation. Another important clue: Microsoft says its update mechanism provides computer owners with a notice on their screens – not via email – when a direct Internet download is available. Experts warn against clicking on files that come with unsolicited emails. (ANI) (Image: Microsoft)

  • coolpad dazen note 3

    Coolpad Dazen Note 3 with fingerprint sensor set to launch under Rs 10,000
    Coolpad Dazen will soon launch its new smartphone, Dazen Note 3 in India at under Rs 10,000. The Dazen Note 3 features fingerprint scanner at the back with 360 degree finger rotation capability. The Chinese handset maker, Coolpad had earlier launched its Dazen 1 and Dazen X7 smartphones in India exclusively on Snapdeal. The Dazen Note 3 was recently launched in China and has already received 2.6 million pre-orders in seven days. The Dazen Note 3 runs Android 5.1 out of the box and will come with a 5.5-inch 720p HD diplay, powered by a Mediatek octa-core MT6753 processor. The device has 2GB RAM coupled with 16GB onboard storage. (Image: GizmoChina)
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    Twitter interface now available in six Indian languages
    Twitter today said it has added four more Indian languages in which the popular micro-blogging website can be used. “Today we’ve made Twitter available in Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil, and we’ve updated and the android app to support these additional Indian languages,” it said in a statement. Though users can tweet in any script, the user interface (UI) until now was available only in Hindi and Bengali (among the Indian languages). Now the website has created interfaces in four additional languages and all the unique features of the website including looking up trending topics, searching for handles, etc, can be done in these regional languages. Users will have to select the language from the settings menu in the profile. A community of Twitter users partially translated the interface into these new four languages via a ‘Translation Centre’, it said. (Reuters)

  • samsung galaxy s6

    Samsung to ‘adjust’ price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to boost sales
    The prices of both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have dropped by as much as Rs 10,000 within just four months of its launch in India and there could be a further price-cut going forward. This comes after Samsung reported a drop in its overall smartphone shipments and profits. “Overall revenue improved slightly QOQ for the Mobile Business, due to increased shipments of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, despite a drop in overall smartphone shipments caused by declining shipments of older middle- to low-end models. Although revenue increased, profits increased marginally QOQ, due to supply difficulties from higher than expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 edge, as well as increased marketing expenditures that typically accompany flagship product launches,” said Samsung in a statement. Samsung also hinted at a possibility of slashing the price of premium Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones to maintain sales. The Galaxy S6 was launched at Rs 49,000 (32GB version) while the S6 Edge (32GB) was priced at Rs 58,900. Both of them are now available for Rs 39,208 and Rs 49,900 respectively on Flipkart. (Image: Reuters)
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  • google apps

    Google offers paid apps on Play Store for Rs 10
    Technology giant Google will make paid apps available for as low as Rs 10 through its app store, Google Play to help expand the paid apps user base in India. “India continues to be a major growth opportunity for developers to reach new users on Google Play. We’ve heard feedback from you – our global developer community – that you’d like more flexibility when choosing how much to charge for your apps and games in India,” Google Product Manager (Google Play) Alistair Pott said in a blogpost. Developers can reduce the price of their premium titles and in-app products, to as low as Rs 10, he added. “We hope this additional lower price tier will allow you to reach more users in India and help you continue to build successful businesses on Google Play,” Pott said. (PTI) (Image: Reuters)

  • aqueous solar flow battery

    Use of these photovoltaics can also ease the economic burden for reaching the government’s target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022, which is expected to cost approximately $100 billion. (Image: Reuters)

  • yahoo

    Yahoo tries to get more fashionable with Polyvore purchase
    Yahoo is buying style-tip specialist Polyvore in its latest attempt to become a more fashionable place to advertise. Financial terms of the deal announced Friday aren’t being disclosed, signaling the price of the acquisition isn’t considered to be significant. Polyvore is an 8-year-old startup that specializes in connecting merchants with consumers browsing for ideas on clothing, health, beauty and home decor products. Good Housekeeping magazine once dubbed the service a ”fashionista’s playground.” Yahoo plans to tap into Polyvore’s taste-making skills and loyal consumer following to sell more ads in its digital magazines focusing on style and beauty. The acquisition will join dozens of other mostly small deals that have been engineered by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer during the past three years in an attempt to boost advertising sales. (Image: Reuters)
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  • google

    Google rejects French order on world ‘right to be forgotten’
    Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European law allowing the `right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply globally. In a statement posted late Thursday, Google said bowing to CNIL’s request would force it also to agree to similar requests worldwide from any government that doesn’t agree with how the company posts content. ”The Internet would only be as free as the world’s least free place,” the company wrote on its Europe policy blog. Europe’s highest court ruled in May 2014 that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. Google said it has received more than a quarter-million requests. In the statement, Google said it had asked CNIL to withdraw the order. (AP)

  • facebook aquilia

    Facebook’s solar powered plane Aquila to provide internet to remote places
    Facebook has introduced Aquila, an internet drone, which uses laser technology to deliver internet to the developing world from the sky. According to the Verge, the working model of the plane is ready and Facebook is going to start testing it. The plane has a shallow V-shape and has 140 feet wingspan of a Boeing 737 and weighs only weighs between 880 to 1,000 pounds even fully loaded down with communications gear. Facebook said in a blog post that when deployed, it will be able to circle a remote region for up to 90 days, beaming connectivity down to people from an altitude of 60,000 to 90,000 feet. The feat is possible because of its dependence on solar energy and nothing else. Facebook says that it will have lasers on the ground that can locate the dome-shaped optical head, located on the bottom of the plane, in the air. The plane will first hone in on the general location of the laser on the ground, proceeding to target it further and lock onto the location so that it can start beaming down the internet. Because the plane requires a connection with the lasers on the ground though, the users might experience a slower connection when it’s raining or cloudy. (ANI) (Image: Reuters)

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    Ann Wheeler
    Aug 5, 2015 at 10:52 am
    A good step to move ahead of Compeors by Yahoo.

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