As India bans computer imports, Dixon Tech smells multi-billion opportunity

Homegrown electronics manufacturing services company Dixon Technologies is betting big on domestic IT hardware production under the government’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme. With approvals in place, Dixon is poised to manufacture laptops, tablets, all-in-one PCs and servers in India. Dixon started operations in 1993, commencing with the assembly of colour televisions. Over the years, the […]

Festival Offer: Samsung announces discounts on NVMe, SSD and MicroSD range

Samsung has announced discounts of around 20-40% on its storage devices, including SSDs, NVMe drives, Micro SD cards and pen drives. The discounts are offered as part of Flipkart Big Billion Days and Amazon Great Indian Festival, which start tomorrow. External SSDs On the external storage drive front, it is offering discounts on both its […]

Intel Under Threat? Qualcomm enters the PC business with Asus, HP & Lenovo

It’s been anticipated for years, but today at Computex, Qualcomm announced the launch of what can be called a world war in the semiconductor business. The smartphone chipmaker said three PC manufacturers — Lenovo, HP and Asus — will start making computers with its chips inside them. The move should be particularly bitter for Intel, […]

New Cortex A73 chip easily beats Snapdragon 821 inside Google Pixel

The Snapdragon 821, based on Cortex A72 design from ARM, is supposed to be the best in the business, but it’s reign is likely to be cut short — very short — by the release of Huawei Mate 9. The Mate 9 comes equipped with a radically difference core technology known as Cortex A73. Though […]

Zebronics launches Chromecast-like device at Rs 1699 to cast phone screen to TV

Zebronics, a Chennai based electronics manufacturer, launched ZEB Cast 100 — similar to Google’s Chromecast device which helps in casting the screen of your phone or device onto a TV or monitor. The device has been priced at just Rs 1,699, compared with Rs 3,399 for Google Chromecast. “ZEB CAST 100 is compact easily fits […]

Wipro to sell its cloud service via Oracle platform

Wipro Limited, an India-based information technology, consulting and business process services company, said it had joined Oracle’s Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program. Wipro’s Boundary Less Data Center offering has been integrated with Oracle’s twin cloud offerings — Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service. ‘Cloud’ refers to the practice of leveraging the […]

IIT Guwahati home to India’s latest super computer PARAM-ISHAN

IIT Guwahati unveiled one of India´s fastest and most powerful computer, PARAM-ISHAN. PARAM-ISHAN has power of 250 Teraflops and three hundred tera bites capacity. ¨This will not only augment the research initiatives in the Institute, but also help in creating an ecosystem for attracting right talents to the field of research,¨ said Gautam Biswas, Director, […]

Aurion completes acquisition of Spikes Security; forms Cyberinc for enterprise security

Aurionpro Solutions, a technology solutions provider, said it completed the acquisition and merger of Spikes Security Inc., a software and hardware solutions company based in California, with its enterprise security division. The silicon Valley based subsidiary for enterprise security will operate under the new brand name of ‘Cyberinc – An Aurion Pro Company’ and will […]

AGC Networks to offer self-learning technology from UK’s Darktrace

Darktrace, a British cyber security company, said it partnered with AGC Networks, an India-based technology solutions provider to expand the market for the company´s self-learning technology. “This partnership allows more and more organizations to benefit from Enterprise Immune System technology across Asia, helping defend against today’s advanced cyber-threats,” said Sanjay Aurora, Darktrace Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. […]

Government launches online library for blind people with TCS

The government, in association with NGOs, set up an online library called Sugamaya Pustakalaya for visually impaired people. This online platform offers e- books across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats and is powered by TCS access. With the help of SugamAya Pustakalaya — set up with the help of Daisy Forum of […]

Upcoming Intel Apollo Lake could disappoint going by Broxton Goldmont benchmarks

Intel’s upcoming Apollo Lake low-end tablet and PC processor could trail ARM-based chips by a big margin if a benchmarking result from a product using similar technology is any indication. Goldmont, the core inside Apollo Lake is to be the first major update to Intel’s Silvermont architecture and was supposed to take on ARM chips. When first […]

Google Project Ara to soon release modular smartphone, not tablet; could surprise on price

Google could release one of world’s first truly modular mobile device — one with user-replaceable parts — as early as next month and it won’t be a tablet, but a smartphone, according to person close to the company’s Project Ara unit. “People are saying it’s a tablet because a benchmarking site said the screen size was […]

Reliance LYF brings 4K UHD TV models ahead of Jio launch, price Rs 55k

Reliance Retail, sister company of upcoming telecom operator Jio, is bringing out two 4K UHD smart TVs in India, sized 50 inch and 65 inch. The 50-inch model will be priced Rs 55,900, while the 65-inch model will be a premium one with a tag of Rs 1.55 lakh. Both prices are before discounts, and […]

US kids earning lakhs per month using social media – Survey

A new survey conducted by one of Canada’s biggest colleges has found that many kids and teens are making serious money by posting promotional photos and videos on their well-connected social media accounts. The research, conducted by Centennial College of Toronto, found that some minors earn as much as $10,000 to $20,000 (Rs 6.5 lakh […]

LIst of Cheapest 4K Monitors and UHD TVs in India

So you’re upgrading your TV and want to make sure that you futureproof it by buying the best available within your budget. Perhaps you’re buying a new monitor for your PC and want to ensure that it’s got at least as much resolution as your latest phone? Welcome to the world of ultra-high-definition TVs and monitors. DO […]