New System Makes It Cheaper to Process Mobile Images

Researchers have developed a new technique that consumes much less battery and bandwidth while processing images taken through smartphone cameras. The system sends a highly compressed image to a central server, and the server sends back an even smaller file, which contains simple instructions for modifying the original image. As smartphones become people’s primary cameras, there is growing demand for built-in image-processing apps in smartphones. But image processing quickly drain…

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BlackBerry Releases Emulator For BlackBerry PRIV

f we were to go back a few years, the BlackBerry PRIV would not have been a particularly unique device, but fast forward to today where the majority of our smartphones are fully touchscreen, the PRIV is truly a unique handset as not only does it sport a full touchscreen display, but a slideout physical keyboard. A rarity these days. That being said while the phone does run on Android…

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Google Nexus 6P Benchmarks

Google announced the Huawei-made Nexus 6P smartphone back in September, and it was launched in India last month, starting at Rs. 39,999. We brought you the unboxing of the smartphone recently, here we have its benchmarks. It is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit 20nm processor that has four bigger ARM Cortex A57 cores clocked at 1.96GHz per core and four smaller ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.56GHz per core…

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vivo X6 with 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor gets certified in China

Earlier this month vivo confirmed 4GB of RAM for the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, vivo X6, after teasing the name of the phone. Even some specifications of the smartphone surfaced along with that, now the smartphone has passed through TENAA (Via), showing off the design of the phablet. There is a X6L version and the X6D version for China Unicom. Specifications of the smartphone have not been confirmed by TENAA yet. These images clearly shows its metal body, fingerprint…

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Lenovo Vibe P1 Unboxing

Lenovo launched Vibe P1, the company’s latest mid-range Vibe series smartphone with a huge 5000mAh battery in India last month for Rs. 15999 on Flipkart. We already brought you photo gallery and the hands-on impressions of the smartphone from the announcement at IFA in September, here we have the unboxing. Box Contents Lenovo Vibe P1 smartphone in Silver color 2-pin fast charger (5.2V-2A or 7V-2A or 9V-2A or 12V-2A) Micro USB Cable…

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Swipe Junior kids smartphone launched for Rs 5,999

Swipe has launched Swipe Junior smartphone specifically for kids. The smartphone that is targeted at children in 5-15 age group is aimed at increasing creativity and making learning fun without compromising kids safety and security. The Swipe Junior comes with parental control feature that enables them to keep an eye on their kids smartphone activities. They can check the contact list, control and limit the time spent on internet browsing, games or…

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This is the HTC One X9

While HTC has yet to say anything about the rumored One X9, we’re now certain of the handset’s existence, as this has just been approved by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. The Chinese certification body also revealed a list of specs, and four images of the One X9, thus confirming that the previously leaked images were indeed showing the real device. The HTC One X9 measures 153.2 x 75.9 x…

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Android Wear Officially Gets Cellular Support

Google’s Android Wear OS for wearables has received features in bits and pieces. The company introduced offline music and GPS support last year. This was followed by Wi-Fi support and always-on display support which was rolled out earlier this year, and now Google has officially announced cellular support for Android Wear, enabling mobile data without requiring a smartphone . Peter Ludwig, Product Manager, Android Wear, confirmed the news in a…

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Fossil Acquires Misfit Wearables for $260 Million

Watchmaker Fossil has acquired Misfit Wearables. The company announced the acquisition of the connected wearable maker and confirmed that the purchase price was $260 million (approximately Rs. 1,700 crores) including transaction costs, which will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and bank debt. The company expected to complete the acquisition before the end of fiscal 2015; though notes that this is subject to customary closing conditions and…

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Nasa’s Cassini Finds Giant Ice Cloud on Titan

Cassini’s camera had already imaged an impressive cloud hovering over Titan’s south pole at an altitude of about 300 kilometres. However, that cloud, first seen in 2012, turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg. A much more massive ice cloud system has now been found lower in the stratosphere, peaking at an altitude of about 200 kilometres, Nasa said. The new cloud was detected by Cassini’s infrared…

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Microsoft Releases First Major Update to Windows 10

Microsoft has announced it is rolling out the Windows 10 November update, the first major update to its latest operating system. Codenamed Threshold 2 and also dubbed the Fall Update, Thursday’s update largely aims to smoothen the rough edges that Windows 10 originally shipped with around three-and-a-half months ago. (Also see: Xbox One Windows 10 Update Is Out Now – How to Download) The update is the same build, dubbed…

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Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G+ With Android 5.1 Lollipop Listed on Company Site

Micromax, after launching the Canvas Blaze 4G in September, has now introduced its refreshed version, the Canvas Blaze 4G+. Listed on the company site, the pricing and availability details of the Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G+ have yet to be announced by the company. The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G+ is 4G LTE support. The Micromax listing also claims that the handset supports Cat. 4 LTE with download speeds…

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