YU announces Project Caesar smartphone

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Following hard on the heels of Xiaomi and OnePlus, Micromax’s China-based subsidiary Yu Televentures has announced the ‘Project Caesar’ smartphone aimed at its competition, the Xiaomi Redmi 2.

In a Twitter teaser that says, “Read Mi (Xiaomi India Logo) Lips… [64bit, 1GB & 8GB], Future is YU [64-Bit, 2GB & 16GB]” with a tag line that says, “It’s not about me, it’s all about YU.” Yu takes a not-so-subtle dig at Xiaomi and outlines the supposedly better performance and higher-end specifications of the new smartphone compared to the Redmi2.

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F8: The Oculus Virtual Reality Headset by Facebook is Awesome

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Drones and Messenger aside, the Facebook F8 Conference has been one amazing innovative launches after another, this time, it is an announcement that the Oculus Rift, a Virtual Reality headset being designed by Oculus in collaboration with Facebook, might come to the market soon.

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A stray hint dropped by Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer as he demonstrated a space shooter game, “You’re going to be able to do this, this year in VR … and in something shipped by Oculus,” set off a storm of speculations and conjectures. He quickly added, “We are just on the cusp of getting there, the sense of presence … the sense that you are not where you stand,” but later clarified in a Twitter post that his words did not hint at any specific shipping date; he only meant that the this year’s innovations in PC hardware makes VRs possible. (more…)

F8 Conference: Facebook Planning Solar-Powered Drones for World-Wide Internet

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The second day of the Facebook F8 conference kicked off with more surprises as Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company had completed the first test of an unmanned aircraft in its plan to connect the even the most remote parts of the world via internet.

Though Zuckerberg had dropped subtle hints at the earlier 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelone, with his words, “It’s only about a third of people [that] have any access to Internet at all. It’s a really important problem,” the announcement for the drone came as a surprise.

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Newsflash: Apple to launch 6S, 6S Plus and 6C and maybe the new iPhone 7 this Year

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With iPhone 6 and 6 Plus already more than six months old, news has trickled down from sources in the California based electrical giant that Apple is already gearing up for the next big releases – three new iPhone models.

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The iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and another four-inch display device which people are speculating to be the iPhone 6C are all set to be launched in the later part of the year. According to a report from unidentified industry sources, “All of the handsets will come equipped with LTPS panels and supply for the iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6C will come from Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display while that for the iPhone 6S will come from Japan Display and LG.
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Lenovo to launch A7000 on April in India

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After the grand unveiling at the Mobile World Congress  2015 in Barcelona earlier this month, Lenovo has finally announced the India launch date for the Lenovo A7000 by sending out media invites saying ‘Save the Date, 7 April 2015.’

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‘Unsend’ your text with the New RakEM app

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Regretting that angry text to your partner? Embarrassed about those spur-of-the-moment crazy pictures sent to your friend, wishing you could delete them from their mobiles? There is a new Free app in the market – the RakEM by New York based Raketu, that lets you do just that! Users can delete any unwanted sent message which removes the content from both the sender’s and the receiver’s device.

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The 40-inch Xiaomi Mi TV 2 smart TV is here!

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Xiaomi is on a roll! It has been coming out with devices one after another, this time unveiling the 40-inch Xiaomi Mi TV 2, a smart TV to liven to complement all your other smart devices.

With an abundance of feature rich TV sets already in the market, this might seem like a pushover, but the Mi TV2 comes with spectacular functionality to back it up. At only $320, it is a smart TV unlike most others.

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Facebook Teases Brand New Features and Updates at its F8 Conference

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Facebook dropped a couple of bombs on the first day of its annual F8 Developer conference in San Francisco yesterday. Not only did it open up the Messenger service for developers to build apps, 9 brand new features and a couple of updates were also launched.

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The biggest announcements pertained to Messenger which is expected to feature a collection of 40 popular apps over the next few days which can be shared or exchanged with contacts. While developers can add basic features to ensure compatibility with Messenger, Facebook with pre-approve the apps that request integration with Messenger. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg took the stage and made it clear that “This is just the first step towards creating better sharing experiences across this whole family of apps.” He also said, “We’re really excited about what you all are able to do with these fast and simple tools we are rolling out.”
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COMING SOON: The Asus ZenFone 2 set to debut in India

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In a possible bid to go head to head with Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, Asus has come out with its own version of a high-end smartphone –  the ZenFone2 – a flagship Asus smartphone which is expected to debut in the Indian market soon.

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Earlier revealed at the CES 2015 held in Las Vegas, according to Asus India country manager Peter Chang, the phone is expected to arrive sometime between April and June.
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Get Ready to Pay your Bills directly from Gmail with Google’s Pony Express

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Google is Google and this time, they are testing out a new feature supposedly called Pony Express which, if it is successful will allow Gmail users to pay their bills from within their email account without going to external websites like a telecom or utility company’s website.

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As per a report, Pony Express “is designed to let people pay their bills within Gmail, rather than having to go to a telecom or utility company’s website to complete a payment.” Google however did not provide any official comment.

People using the Pony Service will be able to settle and clear their bills directly from Gmail either with Google Wallet or with a new payment service, though that has yet to be announced.  Wallet however does not yet allow Net banking and if the service launches, it could actually extend Wallet’s own features to include payments made from bank accounts. Pony Express will (more…)