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Xiaomi Mi A1 Gets a Rs. 1,000 Permanent Price Cut in India

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain announced the price cut on Sunday The new price is applicable on both Mi.com and Flipkart Flipkart is additionally offering bank discount and no-cost EMI option Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One smartphone by the Chinese company, has received a permanent price drop of Rs. 1,000 in India and is now available ... Read More »

WhatsApp Text Status Gets a Colourful Update, Now Rolling Out to iPhones, Android Phones

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp for iPhone version bumped to 2.17.50 The feature is still not live for all users Both Android and iPhone users are getting this feature After testing it in beta for a while, WhatsApp has finally introduced coloured text statuses to its Android and iPhone apps. This feature was first introduced by Facebooklate last year on its Android app first, allowing its users to ... Read More »

B-Secur gets £3.5m funding for identity security technology

B-Secure’s chief executive, Alan Foreman, believes next-generation ECG authentication technology is crucial to fighting cyber attacks. A Belfast company that uses a human heartbeat pattern to securely identify an individual has attracted a major funding injection totalling £3.5 million (€3.92 million). B-Secur, which has developed patented biometric technology, sealed the early-stage funding boost from a syndicate of investors which included Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel ... Read More »

Android Wear Gets New Smartwatch Models, Ranging From $99 to $2,450

HIGHLIGHTS Mobvoi’s Ticwatch E starts at $99 on Kickstarter Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon is priced at $2,450 These smartwatches run the latest Android Wear 2.0 The smartwatch segment may not have seen the same craze as other technological innovations like the smartphone or the tablet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t companies investing in them. In fact, smartwatch sales ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Video Chat Gets Animated Reactions, New Masks and Filters

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has added video filters to the app There are different versions of animated reactions within the app Users can now take screenshots pressing the round button in the app Facebook Messenger has a video call feature, and in order to promote its use the social media giant has added more features to make the feature more attractive than ... Read More »

Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten

A Florida man who tried to kiss a rattlesnake, only for it to snub his advances and bite him, is recovering in hospital. The snake was found by Charles Goff, a resident of Putnam County, in the north-east of the state, on Monday. A day later, a neighbour, named by a local CBS channel as Ron Reinold, started playing with ... Read More »

Hopkins School of Education gets new dean

Aprominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education will become the new dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education on Aug. 1. Christopher C. Morphew will lead about 130 faculty members and 2,400 students training at Hopkins to become teachers and administrators. He will also lead research aimed at improving educational instruction. As an executive associate ... Read More »

LinkedIn Gets New Look on Desktop — and Bots to Fine Tune Your Feed

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) last week unveiled its largest desktop redesign since the professional social network’s inception in 2002. LinkedIn Desktop Redesign The new desktop design was reportedly built from the ground up with the social network’s new mobile app in mind. The streamlined look is supposed to provide a LinkedIn experience that’s more intuitive, faster and creates more value for users. See ... Read More »

MakeMyTrip’s Acquisition of Ibibo Group Gets CCI’s Nod

HIGHLIGHTS MakeMyTrip and Ibibo announced merger last year in October CCI has approved the acquisition of Ibibo group by MakeMyTrip This will bring redBus, goibibo, Ryde under MakeMyTrip’s group Fair trade regulator CCI has approved online travel portal MakeMyTrip’s proposed acquisition of rival Ibibo group in an equity deal that would create one of the country’s largest online travel firm. ... Read More »

Telegram Gets Ability to Retract Messages Within 48 Hours, Network Usage Section, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The update is available on App Store as well as Google Play Network usage section allows users to keep track of data consumption App now remembers scroll position on Android Popular messaging app Telegram has announced its version v.3.16 update, which adds the ability to retract messages sent from the app within 48 hours of being sent. The update ... Read More »