Month: December 2018

India to Have Over 800 Million Smartphone Users by 2022: Cisco

December 3, 2018

The number of smartphone users is expected to double to 829 million by 2022 from 404.1 million in 2017, projects a new Cisco report. This proliferation of smart devices will propel India’s per capita data consumption to nearly 14 gigabytes (GB) by 2022 from 2.4GB in 2017, according to Cisco’s latest “Visual Networking Index (VNI)” report. “By 2022, […]

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Facebook Says COO Sheryl Sandberg Asked for Info on Soros

December 3, 2018

Facebook on Thursday said that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg asked staff to look into whether billionaire critic George Soros had a financial interest in tarnishing the social network. The company was responding to a New York Times report citing sources that maintained the second most powerful executive at Facebook was directly involved in the social network’s tactical response […]

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Goes on Sale in India Tonight via Amazon

December 3, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro₹ 69,990 was launched in Europe in October, and was introduced in the Indian market last week. The smartphone went on sale for Amazon Prime members earlier today, and is all set to go on sale for all Amazon customers starting 12am IST (Midnight). The smartphone comes with the 7nm Kirin 980 SoC, […]

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Google CEO Hearing in US House Likely to Be Postponed

December 3, 2018

The US House Judiciary Committee will likely put off until next week a hearing with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on the Alphabet unit’s social media practices because of the state funeral of former President George HW Bush, Chairman Bob Goodlatte said on Sunday. Pichai had agreed to testify before the panel over Republican concerns that the company is […]

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Microsoft HoloLens AR Headset Wanted by US Army for the Battlefield

December 3, 2018

Virtual- and augmented-reality headsets haven’t had much traction in the consumer market, but they’re finding a place on the battlefield. The US Army said Thursday that it has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply its HoloLens headsets to soldiers. The Microsoft HoloLens head-mounted displays use augmented reality, which means viewers can see virtual imagery superimposed […]

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