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WASHINGTON: A Silicon Valley “flying car” start-up, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a “personal flying machine” this year. “Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will open up to them,” said a statement on the website of the Kitty Hawk company, based in Google’s home town of Mountain View, California. “Today we’reRead More
New Delhi:  India moved another step closer to the launch of a nation-wide sales tax regime when the lower house of parliament approved supporting legislation on Wednesday night. The development will boost confidence that the wide-ranging tax reform — which was proposed a decade ago and since then has been refined to win bipartisan support under Prime Minister Narendra Modi — will meet the government’s latest target of July 1. The four bills supporting India’s most significant economic reform since the 1990s will now go to the upper house, whereRead More
Mumbai: Riding on the outcome of the just-concluded assembly elections, key Indian equity indices zoomed to new 52-week highs and crossed their psychologically significant levels. The benchmark NSE Nifty hit a record intra-day high and closed above the 9,100-mark for the first time during the truncated week ended Friday. On Friday, the wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) touched a new record intra-day high of 9,218.40 points. Similarly, the Sensex touched a new 52 week-high of 29,824.62 points. The bull run continued for the second consecutive weekRead More
Hyderabad: Writing on the wall is clear now as slowdown in hiring by technology majors looks certain. However, industry bigwigs are not explicitly admitting this. Nasscom attributes surging levels of automation and efficiency to hiring slowdown.  The convergence of information, communication and technology (ICT) coupled with surging IoT (Internet of Things) are expected to drive the talent hiring pattern in the days to come. “Just not Trump and the US market, but over all developments are responsible for this,” said CP Gurnani, Nasscom Chairman and also MD&CEO of Mahindra Satyam.Read More

Posted On February 25, 2017By telanganaIn Slider, Technology

Nokia 3310 Reboot Price, Design Leaked

At MWC 2017, all eyes will be on the rumoured Nokia 3310 reboot, the modern avatar of the classic phone that dominated the 2000s. The device is said to stick to its feature phone roots, but not much had been leaked about it so far. However, a new leak has given us a few nuggets of detail about the Nokia 3310 reboot, suggesting that HMD Global – the company that holds the rights to the Nokia brand name on mobile devices – will keep the nostalgia factor alive, and notRead More
MUMBAI: Automation and the new U.S. administration were the big unknowns at the tech sector’s annual shindig this week, with machines threatening to take away thousands of jobs and concerns over possible visa rule changes in the key American market. But senior executives from the $150 billion industry, which rose to prominence at the turn of the century by helping Western firms solve the “Y2K” bug, said companies with skilled English-speaking staff and low costs could not be written off yet. The sector, led by Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys LtdRead More
Following its launch on Friday, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus has gone on sale in India on Monday. The smartphone is exclusively available via Flipkart, priced at Rs. 11,999. The smartphone is only available in its 4GB RAM variant in the country. The highlight of the smartphone is its 5000mAh battery, and it will be available in Gold and Grey colour variants. The ZTE Blade A2 Plus sports a metal unibody, with a square shaped camera, flash and fingerprint scanner, sitting one below the other vertically at the back. TheRead More
Uber Technologies Inc has signed another deal with a major automaker as the popular ride service accelerates efforts to build out one of the world’s first fleets of autonomous vehicles. Uber on Tuesday announced a partnership with Germany’s Daimler AG, maker of the luxury Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks. In the coming years, Daimler plans to incorporate its own self-driving Mercedes-Benz into Uber’s growing fleet of self-driving cars. Uber did not offer a specific timeline. Daimler is the first auto company to join Uber as it opens up its platform forRead More
WhatsApp was rumoured to be testing a new feature on its iPhone beta version that allowed users to revoke or edit messages you have already sent to other contacts. It seems the feature is being tested on the Android beta app as well – though regular users cannot access it right now. The edit sent message and revoke/ recall message features have reportedly shown up in beta versions of WhatsApp for Android – though they are disabled by default, meaning that you will have to turn it on manually onRead More
SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai today criticised US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order against people from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying it will create “barriers” to bringing great talent to the US, as the Internet search giant ordered its travelling staff to return to America. In an email to staff, Mr Pichai said that the ban on foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries will hit at least 187 Google employees. “We’re upset about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers andRead More