Technology

Nokia 3310 comes back to life at MWC

Punjab News Express
BARCELONA : Seventeen years after its debut, the much-awaited Nokia 3310 has been relaunched in an all new revamped look featuring a colour screen at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) here.

LG launches India's first smartphone with panic button '112'

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: In line with the government's initiative to make the "Panic Button" service on mobile phones mandatory from March 2017, South Korean electronics conglomerate LG on Wednesday launched "K10 2017" smartphone that comes with the panic button service "112".

Microsoft launches 'Made for India' Skype Lite app

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI: Microsoft on Wednesday launched Skype Lite, an exclusive "Made for India" app to provide seamless experience in messaging, audio and video calling even at lower bandwidths.

Mars had water in recent past: Study

Punjab News Express
LONDON : Researchers have discovered a patch of land in an ancient valley near Mars' equator that appears to have been flooded by water in the not-too-distant past.

iPhone 8 to feature wireless charging

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Apple's upcoming iPhone is set to come with wireless charging which will enavle users to charge the phone without having to plug it in.

Disruption of TV signals, mobiles may help predict earthquakes

Punjab News Express/Arun Bapat
NEW DELHI : A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Uttarakhand on the night of February 6. As usual, there was the news rush -- breaking news, specialists' comments and the like. But the earthquake news was somewhat eclipsed by the current charged election environment.

Facebook Safety Check will now aid you in emergencies

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Social media giant Facebook has announced an update to Safety Check, called Community Help, that lets people find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis.

Samsung Pay in India soon

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : South Korean tech giant Samsung is planning to launch its mobile payment wallet in India in the first half of 2017, media reports said.

Facebook celebrates 13th birthday with new products

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : On its 13th birthday on Friday -- and calling it "Friends Day" -- Facebook is launching new products to encourage people to connect with their friends.

Soon track your friends in real-time on WhatsApp: Report

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on a feature that will track the live location of members, allowing users to track the whereabouts of their friends in real time.

Samsung blames batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Punjab News Express
SEOUL : Samsung Electronics on Monday said its months-long probe into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has established that faulty batteries were the main problem, not the device's hardware design or software.

Samsung launches new smartphone Powerhouse with 6GB RAM, 16MP Front and Back Camera

Punjab News Express/Kulbir Singh Kalsi
CHANDIGARH: Samsung India today announced the launch of its all new smartphone powerhouse, the Galaxy C9 Pro. The all metal unibody smartphone is loaded with powerful features and is designed for consumers who demand more from their smartphone.

Apple to offer up to 32GB of RAM in 2017 MacBook Pro

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Aiming to cater to the needs of professional users, Apple is predicted to offer up to 32GB of "potentially desktop-class" RAM in its high-end MacBook Pro models in 2017 and 16GB of RAM in its 12-inch MacBook.

MobiKwik launches app in 5 regional languages

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Domestic mobile wallet major MobiKwik on Thursday launched five more regional language versions of its mobile app for its users.

Apple bans app that tracks lost AirPod

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : "Finder for Airpods", an app that helped people track lost AirPod ear pieces has been banned by Apple.

Apple iPhone turns 10, revolution continues

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : At Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, Steve Jobs introduced the world to iPhone as three products in one -- a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.

14 bn WhatsApp messages sent on New Year in India

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: On New Year's Eve, 14 billion messages were exchanged through WhatsApp in India, 32 per cent of which were in some form of media, the instant messaging app said on Friday.

Airtel offers 1 year free data for customers switching to 4G

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : In a bid to let customers experience 4G network at affordable prices, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it will offer free data for 12 months, worth up to Rs 9,000, to customers who switch to Airtel 4G.

Samsung likely to report forecast-beating Q4 earnings

Punjab News Express
SEOUL : Despite the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung Electronics Co is likely to report market forecast-beating earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016, helped by robust sales in its chip business, industry sources said on Monday.

Samsung retrieves 90% of Galaxy Note 7 in S.Korea

Punjab News Express
SEOUL : Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that it has retrieved over 90 per cent of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea, leading the company to consider software upgrades to further limit the battery-charging capability.

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