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Samsung’s Foldable Smartphones to be Reportedly Launched in 2017
Foldable smartphones have been making news since quite some time now. There were also reports suggesting that such a device would be launched in January 2016. Now if rumors are to be believed South Korean smartphone maker Samsung could introduce a device with a display that physically folds. Internally known as “Project Valley,” the device is said to hit the store shelves sometime as early as 2017. Apparently the technology has been slow coming. Initially it was expected that the devices would be launched in 2013. A prototype of the...
iPhone Maker Should be Prepared to Face the Same Fate as Zuckerberg’s ‘Free Basics’ in India
India is on the verge of becoming smartphone industry’s latest profound love following China, with handset manufacturers scampering to nail the smartphone market. Tech giant Apple is attempting to breach the smartphone market of India by trading used models. India is still considered as an emerging economy, but it doesn’t mean it’s going to settle itself down for anything less. It has already banned Free Internet, Facebook’s one of the most important initiatives. Now, it is the time when iOS giant suffers the backlash as it meets t...
Microsoft Has Dumped Windows Phone Line-up Already
The odd absence of Windows Phone from the Microsoft’s annual developer conference Build 2016 in San Francisco has fueled major speculations regarding the dead end of smartphone line-up by the company. Judging by what we witnessed at the Microsoft’s annual developer conference Build 2016, you wouldn’t know it probably, but the software mammoth hasn’t given up on its smartphone line-up just yet. Every year, Microsoft welcomes a swarm of developers to talk about the fresh updates on Microsoft’s products during Build conference. This ...
Looks like Gmail Mic Drop feature was a Misadventure
Like all the April Fools’ Day pranks, some are received as funny ones while others do not go as planned. Even when pranksters do it with well-intentions, some of the pranks push it a little too far and as a result, recipients are saddened. Today, Google was blamed for taking it too far, by introducing a new feature in its Gmail. The prank included a Mic Drop button that was placed near the conventional Send button, which would send a funny Minion GIF to the recipient and would further mute the conversation. Google created the new f...
‘Google Cardboard Plastic’, Google's April Fools’ Day Prank of 2016?
It has been a hectic time for immersive, 360-degree virtual reality world. Earlier this week, Oculus Rift, Mark Zuckerberg’s $2 billion baby, finally reached the homes of first buyers, and now HTC’s almighty Vive is about to follow the cycle. So, this seems like a perfect opportunity to lighten up the stress with what looks as a latest prank thrown by Google. The search engine giant absolutely loves the idea of trolling on the very first day of April and is known for its April Fools’ Day pranks. Pac-Maps, Ingress, Pacman, and #ChromeS...
The Gold Rush in Digital Payment Startups gets Even Bigger
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” This quote from Charles Dickens strikes our mind when we need to sum up the digital payment market. On the brighter side, the way we pay for products and services is changing as everyone migrates to Smartphone apps as a replacement of cash and cards. This creates a demand for mobile payment services. But, some startups have skidded in the gold rush to become the de facto standard for mobile payment. Such evolution is the outcome of omnipresent mobile platforms and ever-conne...
Enjoy Hassle-Free 360-Degree Embedding with VR View
Ever since we’ve tried Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard, we’ve always wanted to create those groovy VR experiences of our own and post it on our website. Rejoice people! The search engine giant just made 360-degree embedding pretty simple. Google desires to make the entire experience of 360-degree embedding easily accessible for more individuals, and to set its plan right in the action, the company is introducing VR View, a new tool to enhance the process of embedding contents having a 360-degree format. This brand new tool al...
Oculus Rift Review: Zuckerberg’s ‘Dream of Science Fiction’ is Worth All Hype
If you’ve ever wished to use a high-powered, immersive gadget to explore various tropical islands altogether in an hour, live underwater without those hefty oxygen cylinders and slippery diving suit, or jump into a battle with zombies, this is your chance. The Oculus Rift VR headset is neither the first-born of the big daddy of new age technology, nor it is the first and only VR gear to hit the market. The title for first entry has been secured by Samsung Gear VR since what it feels like ages and, of course, there are the others who ...
Snapchat is here to stay with Chat 2.0 Update
Snapchat is now a lot more than ephemeral photos and texts with the recent Chat 2.0 update. This update makes Snapchat a competitor to every messaging or social networking app that exists today. At its initial phase, it was just an app that high schoolers used for sexting, but with time, it has evolved into the most vivacious app. If you missed the latest and greatest update of Snapchat, Chat 2.0 came up with six new features that will drastically change the good ole Snapchat. Chat 2.0 will enable users to make both audio and video...
Facebook Messenger May Soon Feature In-Store Payment
The immensely popular Facebook Messenger app could be doing a whole lot more than just helping people keep in touch with one another. The social network giant is exploring the possibility of offering its chat app as another way to pay for things through an in-store purchase model via its mobile app. So, how did this bit of information surface? Well, evidence of the potential plans was discovered inside the software code for Facebook’s chat app Messenger, which currently has around 800 million users. According to reports, the code ...