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Budget 2018: Customs Duty on Mobile Phone Imports Increased to 20 Percent

The Budget 2018 announcement of increase in custom duty on mobile phone imports was largely expected HIGHLIGHTS In Budget 2018, customs duty on phones raised to 20 percent Apple most likely to be affected as Xiaomi, Samsung mostly make in India This was first introduced in July at 10% and raised in December to 15% In the Union Budget 2018 speech, the ... Read More »

Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash: US NTSB Board to Vote on Likely Cause

HIGHLIGHTS US National Transportation Safety Board will vote on September 12 A man lost his life in a crash involving Tesla Model S in 2016 Post that, Tesla in September 2016 unveiled improvements in Autopilot The US National Transportation Safety Board will vote at a September 12 hearing on the probable cause of a May 2016 crash that killed a man using ... Read More »

Vivo X20 Plus UD With Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Listed on TENAA

Vivo X20 Plus UD with in-display fingerprint sensor has been certified by TENAA in China. The company had showcased the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning technology on the Vivo X20 Plus at CES 2018. Although the handset looks similar to the Vivo X20 Plus, it does not have a square rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Based on the ‘UD’ nomenclature, it is expected that ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India Launch Expected on January 10

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India launch is round the corner, what with Amazon setting up a dedicated page for the handset a day ago. Now, Samsung has sent invites for an event it will host next week in India, which the company is calling “the year’s first big innovation.” This invite pretty much confirms the fact the Galaxy A8+ (2018) launch event will be held ... Read More »

ICSE Board Exams To Begin On 26 February, ISC On 7 February

ICSE, ISC Board Exam Date Sheet; Download PDF at Cisce.org NEW DELHI:  Bringing an end to the long wait, CISCE has released the class 10, 12 board exam date sheets today. ICSE will begin on 26 February and for ISC students the examination will begin on 7 February 2018. However the Council has also mentioned that the dates may change on the ... Read More »

Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Available on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel (2016) With Camera NX v7.3 App

HIGHLIGHTS The APK brings portrait mode-like features to earlier Google phones It replaces Lens Blur mode with Portrait mode AR Stickers, AR Core also available for Nexus (2015) phones in beta The Portrait Mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones has been one of the most talked about features since launch. A new APK has now been released that lets users ... Read More »

Microsoft Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Results on Cloud, Business Service Growth

Microsoft on Thursday delivered stronger-than-expected earnings for the past quarter, lifted by gains in cloud computing and other business services. For its first fiscal quarter to September 30, the tech giant said profit was up 16 percent from a year ago to $6.6 billion (roughly Rs. 42,911 crores). Revenue meanwhile rose 12 percent to $24.5 billion (roughly Rs. 1,59,304 crores) for the one-time ... Read More »

Just The Beginning? Tech On The March

Summary Tech galloped ahead of the market again in 2017. Is this just how markets will work going forward? Our panel calls out specific trends and drivers, including differing views on how blockchain and bitcoin matter. There are plenty of ideas for top performers next year that go beyond the usual suspects. 2017 has been an exciting year in the ... Read More »

Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1, Other Mobiles Discounted on No.1 Mi Fan Sale, Re. 1 Flash Sale Detailed

HIGHLIGHTS The No.1 Mi Fan Sale will be held on December 20 and December 21 Xiaomi Mi A1: Special Edition Red will be available for Rs. 12,999 Re. 1 flash sales will be held at 2pm on both days of the sale Xiaomi India is hosting a two-day ‘No.1 Mi Fan Sale’ that will be held on Wednesday, December 20 and ... Read More »