Tech Market

How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Microsoft recently confirmed that its Windows Phone operating system is over and done. That means when it’s time to buy a new smartphone, there are basically only two operating systems a consumer can choose from: iOS or Android. The two have a sort of duopoly on the smartphone market. Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and a little over ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has a bezel-less 5.9-inch Full-HD+ display OnePlus 5 comes with dual rear camera setup Both the phones come under the Rs. 30,000-Rs. 40,000 segment After much anticipation, Xiaomi finally launched its Mi MIX 2 bezel-less smartphone in India at a price of Rs. 35,999. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 takes design cues from its predecessor Mi MIX and comes ... Read More »

Google Pixel Buds Translation Feature Will Be Exclusive to Pixel Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel Buds were launched by Google on Wednesday They will work with other phones, but the translation feature won’t Google explained its rationale for limiting access to the feature Google Pixel Buds’ real-time translation feature, unveiled alongside the wireless headphones at Google’s hardware event on Wednesday, will be exclusive to Pixel smartphones. This bit of news was revealed by Google to Gadgets 360 ... Read More »

Toshiba Signs Deal to Sell Chip Unit to Bain-Led Group for $18 Billion

HIGHLIGHTS Toshiba has signed chip unit deal worth $18 billion with Bain Capital LP It was earlier in talks with Apple that later demanded new terms Bain’s consortium also includes Dell, Seagate Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key – albeit not ... Read More »

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all joined Microsoft at the top of the list. Each of these companies dominates its primary market, and is gradually expanding its reach into secondary markets. Have they become too big? Are they full-fledged monopolies at this point? And ... Read More »

Benjamin Hubert aims to disrupt the tech market with new brand Nolii

  British designer Benjamin Hubert has teamed up with entrepreneur Asad Hamir to launch a new electronic accessories brand, which they hope will rid us of “chaotic cords and broken cables”. Hubert and Hamir debuted the Nolii brand this morning at the Design Frontiers exhibition, which is taking place at Somerset House as part of London Design Festival. The duo – Hubert a designer and ... Read More »

Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 With Dual Rear Cameras Listed Online in India

HIGHLIGHTS The handset has been listed at Rs. 8,999 Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 houses a 4000mAh battery The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box The Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 smartphone has now been listed online in India and despite the affordable listing price of Rs. 8,999, the handset carries interesting features including dual rear cameras and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone has ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ1 with Android 8.0 Oreo spotted on GFXBench

Sony is all set to unveil three smartphones on August 31 at the IFA 2017 tech show in Berlin. As the launch is approaching close, there are several leaks that are emerging online regarding the devices. Well, Sony is likely to launch three smartphones – Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia X1 at the event. The Xperia XZ1 ... Read More »

Lack of women still a huge glitch in Toronto’s tech market

Toronto was recently ranked as North America’s fastest growing tech market, adding more than 22,000 jobs last year. Yet there remains one massive glitch: the lack of women in the industry. Right now only about 25 per cent of the workforce is female. Jodi Kovitz, CEO at AceTech Ontario and also one of the organizers of Elevate Toronto – a ... Read More »

Energy firms, tech startups and oil majors have eyes on the charging stations market meant for electric vehicles

he battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent’s cities to its motorways. A hybrid electric car plugged in for charging Power utilities, tech start-ups, and oil majors are fighting to establish themselves as the dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations, but advances in electric vehicles means where they build them is ... Read More »