Author Archives: Loknath Das

iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple appears all set to enable faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus with the upcoming iOS 11.2. The new experience is reported to be 50 percent faster than the present wireless charging feature that delivers 5W of power. With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable ... Read More »

iPhone X Face ID Fooled on Video, Fails to Identify Between Mother and Son

While Face ID, Apple’s native facial recognition technology, is one of the key compelling features of the iPhone X, it seems to have some loopholes. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks. And now, a mother and her 10-year-old son show how Face ID can be fooled, failing to secure the experience between family members. At the time ... Read More »

OnePlus Downplays Backdoor Issue on Testing App, Says OTA Update Will Remove Root Access

OnePlus received fresh criticism from experts as well as users of the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 for leaving behind a testing app that could leave a backdoor, allowing root access to be gained without unlocking the phone. The Chinese company has finally come out and defended its move. OnePlus has downplayed the root access exploit, and said even this access ... Read More »

Tech Sector: Bubble Or Not?

Seventeen and a half years ago, on April 1, 2000, we published a piece entitled, “Will the NASDAQ sell-off become a crash?” We have now retrieved that piece from our archives and posted it on our website. Here is the link to the original piece. In preparing that piece in 1999-2000, we evaluated the stock market at the time and made ... Read More »

Tech industry growth boosting local office market, report says

Growth in the technology industry has become a big driver of activity in the local commercial real estate market, according to a new report by CBRE, which ranked Indianapolis fourth for tech-job increases among U.S. cities. The real estate firm’s annual “Tech 30 Report”—which is based on U.S. Department of Labor statistics and the company’s proprietary research—found the tech labor ... Read More »

Chinese tech giant Tencent has surpassed Facebook in market value

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next ... Read More »

BlackBerry Shifts Patent Strategy Through Outsourcing Deal

Canada’s BlackBerry announced the outsourcing of a significant part of its patent licensing efforts on Wednesday to a unit of the US-based Marconi Group. BlackBerry said the work of sub-licensing a broad range of its patents to global smartphone manufacturers will fall to Teletry. Teletry is part of the Marconi Group, which launched earlier this year and says it specializes in patent ... Read More »

Vivo V7 India Launch Set for Monday

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V7 launching in India on Monday It is likely to sport similar specifications to Vivo V7+ It can be expected to go on sale later this month Chinese handset manufacturer Vivo has started sending media invites for a launch event on November 20 where it is set to launch another V-Series smartphone. The company has revealed the Vivo V7 will be launching ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Spotted in Leaked Oreo Build

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition evidence hidden in leaked Android Oreo build The new variant would debut ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi release The new unboxing video mentions Android 7.1.1 Nougat presence OnePlus 5T launch is set for today, with the Chinese manufacturer’s latest flagship due for a 9:30pm IST unveiling at its New York event. There are ... Read More »

San Diego Stands Out For Attracting Tech

San Diego is attracting tech firms from elsewhere, offering an attractive alternative for startups and established firms as they grow into new markets. The area benefits from the lure of a growing economy and high quality of life while still remaining less expensive than some of the traditional tech meccas, a recent JLL report notes. Technology is the top industry for real ... Read More »