Samsung starts rolling Bixby voice assistant

Samsung has reportedly started rolling out its artificial intelligence-based voice assistant Bixby to select Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in the United States. Reportedly, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ system apps received a bunch of updates related to Bixby Voice support in past few days. Reports suggest that the Bixby rollout might be available to limited users who signed up for the Bixby Early Access Program at the end of last week.

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ISRO starts countdown for PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 series satellite

According to reports, the 28-hour countdown for the PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 series satellite mission started on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch its Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 30 co-passenger satellites on Friday. Notably, the satellite will carry the 712 Kg Cartosat-2 series satellite into a 505 Km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.

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Lenovo unveils laptop concept that rolls like a yoga mat

Lenovo has reportedly unveiled a laptop concept whose centerpiece is a flexible screen that runs right up to the keyboard. The laptop wouldn't have a trackpad, but you could write on it and speak to it. There are no guarantees that Lenovo will build it but we wouldn't rule it out at some point in the future.

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Moto C Plus was ‘Sold Out’ in 7 Minutes, Says Flipkart

According to Flipkart, the Moto C Plus budget smartphone was sold out within 7 minutes of the start of its first sale on Thursday. Flipkart said, "The entire stock on Flipkart was sold out within 7 minutes of the sale opening, selling at a bristling rate of 100 units per second." Based on Flipkart's statement, the first sale of the Moto C Plus had roughly 42,000 units on sale. Flipkart also announced that the Moto C Plus would be available via open sale on Flipkart from Thursday.

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Apple parts leaked through toilet flush

Apple's Director of Global Security revealed that Apple factory workers in China flush parts down a toilet to collect later in a sewer. The workers sell these parts to professional leakers to make money. The workers earn more by selling these parts than they'd otherwise make in a whole year, said Apple at their presentation on leaks of upcoming products.

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Honda launches its cheapest scooter at Rs 42,500

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched its cheapest ‘Honda Cliq’ 110 cc scooter in the domestic market on Tuesday priced at Rs 42,499 at an ex-showroom, Delhi. Honda Cliq is powered by the 110cc single-cylinder BS-IV engine with Honda Eco Technology that is tuned to produce 8 bhp. The scooter also comes with Combi-Braking System with equaliser technology, while you also get a maintenance free battery.

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IISc professors test plan to plant a forest using drones

According to reports, professors from Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science held their first trial to drop 50,000 seeds using drones in Karnataka's Kolar district. The team aims to plant an entire forest using drone seeding techniques in the next three years. They plan to use aerial imaging and science to monitor the growth of seeds every few months.

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The human race is doomed: Stephen Hawking

Famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking on Tuesday said: "I am convinced that humans need to leave earth." He also warned that the human race must start leaving the Earth within 30 years to avoid being wiped out by overpopulation and climate change. Stephen Hawking also said Humans have high chance to colonise Moon or Mars.

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Google stops support for Android Market on Android 2.1 devices

American technology giant Google has reportedly stopped support for its digital distribution service Android Market on the devices running Android 2.1 OS or lower. According to reports, the users of these devices will not be getting access to the Android Market, announced Google. Notably, Android Market was launched in 2008 and was later combined with Google Music and eBookstore as a single app, named Google Play.

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OnePlus 5 launched, but not in India

OnePlus on Tuesday reportedly launched its new flagship smartphone OnePlus 5. According to reports, OnePlus 5 comes with an 8GB RAM powered by Snapdragon 835 processor. In terms of camera, OnePlus 5 packs a 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel dual camera setup at the back. For selfies, it also has a 16-megapixel front camera. OnePlus 5 has been launched for a price of  $479 (roughly Rs. 31,000) in the US and EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 35,900) in the European market. However, there was no word on the pricing of OnePlus 5 in India. Notably, it is scheduled for India's launch on Thursday.

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Get ready to experience flying taxi service

According to reports, German aviation startup Volocopter on Monday announced that it has signed a deal with Dubai government to launch 18-rotor multicopters. The multicopters will work as a part of its flying taxi service in the city later this year. The multicopter can travel for about 27 kilometres when flying at a speed of 69 kmph. Its maximum flight time is 27 minutes.

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Google rolls out AI-powered Google for Jobs in US

American technology giant Google has reportedly launched its new job search tool ‘Google for Jobs’ in the United States. According to reports, the tool will help the users to find job listings directly on Google search engine. Notably, Google has partnered with employment-oriented sites like LinkedIn, Monster, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, Facebook, etc. for this service.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 launched in India

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was launched in India on Tuesday and will be made available in India via offline retail stores and the Samsung India site from Tuesday itself, say reports. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with 6000mAh battery includes the S Pen stylus. The LTE variant is priced at Rs. 47,990. The 9.7-inch QXGA (2048x1536) Super AMOLED display tab comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM with 32GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The tablet runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Max to goes on sale in India

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max will go on sale in India on Tuesday, after being unveiled last week. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max price in India is Rs 17,900, and it will be available to buy via offline retail stores as well as the Samsung India site. It will be available in Black and Gold colour variants.

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NASA finds 10 new Earth-like planets

According to reports, NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are Earth-like and orbit in their star's habitable zone, the distance at which liquid water can exist. To date, Kepler has identified 50 near-Earth-size habitable zone candidates, of which over 30 have been verified. Further, it has identified 4,034 planet candidates, with 2,335 being verified as exoplanets.

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Apple Music introduces new $99 per year subscription plan

American technology giant Apple has reportedly introduced a new $99 subscription plan on its music streaming platform Apple Music. According to reports, the subscribers have to open the ‘featured tab’ on the App Store app, enter their password and then click on subscriptions to activate the plan. Notably, $99 subscription plan will be valid for one year.

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2 lakh IT jobs at risk: Survey

A survey conducted by CIEL HR Services revealed that nearly 2 lakh jobs are expected to be slashed in the IT sector in the next two years. The survey also revealed that more than 50 percent of the laid-off employees would be re-skilled and transferred to other opportunities. "This may sound depressing, but all is not lost. There are enough opportunities to be leveraged upon," CIEL HR Services CEO Aditya Narayan Mishra told PTI quoting the survey.

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Huawei claims to have beaten Apple

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei on Monday reportedly claimed that it had overtaken Apple regarding global sales volume. According to reports, Huawei India Director for Product Centre Allen Wang said: "Huawei overtook Apple in global sales volume share in December." The company claims to have shipped 139 million smartphones last year. However, Samsung remains the global market leader in terms of volume.

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Vodafone announces SuperNight recharge pack at Rs 29

British telecom major Vodafone has reportedly rolled out a new recharge plan at Rs 29 for its prepaid customers. According to reports, under SuperNight recharge pack, the users will get access to unlimited data between 1 am to 6 am and the plan is valid for one night. Notably, Vodafone customers can purchase the recharge pack both online and offline.

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Eat grapes to kill colon cancer cells: Study

A research published in the journal of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has reportedly found that the compounds, found in the skin and seeds of grapes, may help in killing colon cancer stem cells. Researchers say the compounds, resveratrol, could also eventually lead to treatments to help prevent colon cancer. The compounds could be used in a pill to help prevent colon cancer if they are found to be successful in clinical testing.

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