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US Appeals Ruling on Accessing Data in New York iPhone Case

Calling a New York judge’s ruling “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority, the Justice Department asked a Brooklyn federal court on Monday to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn’t required to pry open a locked iPhone. The government’s 45-page brief comes a week after US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued his decision in a routine drug case, dealing ... Read More »

Oppo R9, R9 Plus Camera-Focused Smartphones Set to Launch on March 17

Oppo since last week has been teasing the Oppo R9 and the Oppo R9 Plus camera-focused smartphones in China. It has also been posting teasers on its Weibo account touting the handsets’ VOOC fast charging. However, it has finally posted an image confirming when it will be launching the duo. The Chinese tech firm, as expected before, will be launching ... Read More »

Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days Sale: What’s On Offer

Flipkart’s second ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale of the year has kicked off, where the online marketplace is offering discounts on smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets. In addition to these deals, consumers shopping on Flipkart until Wednesday can also get an additional 10 percent extra discount on every purchase made via State Bank of India (SBI) debit and credit cards during ... Read More »

Sensex Rallies 464 Points on Buying in Banking Shares

The stock markets rallied for the second straight day on Wednesday on the back of buying in banking shares. The Sensex surged 464 points to close at 24,243 and Nifty rose 147 points to close at 7,369. Banking shares came in high demand after the Reserve Bank of India said it would ease capital requirement rules. Investors also drew comfort ... Read More »

HMT Shares Soar 20% on Revival Plan Of Subsidiary

Shares of HMT rose sharply by 20 per cent on Friday as the government is eyeing revival of HMT Machine Tools. The stock advanced by 18.61 per cent to Rs. 49.70 on BSE. On NSE, shares of the company jumped 19.92 per cent to Rs. 49.95. “Having closed down three of its subsidiaries, we are now looking to revive HMT ... Read More »

Jai Bala Bets On Sharp Rise of Rupee Against Euro

Jai Bala of 1857 Advisors is “very bullish” about rupee vs euro. The sharp movement of the rupee against the US dollar this year has kept many traders on tenterhooks. But here is something that could make foreign exchange traders even more jumpy: The rupee could rally to 61 against the euro from current level of around 74, says Jai ... Read More »

Survive on the Microscopic Level With ‘Viva Ex Vivo’ on PS4

A molecular-level explorer titled VEV: Viva Ex Vivo will release in the summer on PlayStation 4, with planned support for PSVR once it arrives. Described as a new take on “arcade-style survival gameplay”, it is the brainchild of three people who form Ohio, USA-based indie developer Truant Pixel. You assume the role of a microbiologist who is “researching biological samples ... Read More »

Facebook’s Instagram Blocks Telegram, Snapchat Links on Its Platform

Instagram has started blocking links to select rival platforms on its platform. The Facebook-owned photo sharing network confirmed it is disallowing ‘add me’ deep-linking to Telegram and Snapchat. Until recently, users were able to include links to a range of social networking website on the ‘add me’ or ‘follow me’ section of their account. In what appears to be an ... Read More »

Uber Teams With Florida City on Public Transit Test

A Florida city is testing whether it can save millions of dollars in road-building and other public transportation expenses by subsidizing the cost of rides with Uber Technologies Inc. Altamonte Springs, an Orlando suburb, on March 21 will become the nation’s first city to pay a portion of the fare for all trips with Uber within its limits, according to ... Read More »

Google Testing Hands Free Payment App on Android and iOS

Until now, the Android Pay customers needed to pull our their smartphones from their pockets to make a payment in stores. Google however, is moving a step ahead this time trying to make the purchase process simpler. On Wednesday, the search giant started experimenting a new in-store payment app called Hands Free. As the name suggests, the pilot app would ... Read More »