Paytm Waives Off Merchant Fees on Offline Transactions

February 18, 2016

Paytm announced Wednesday that it is waiving off per-transaction merchant fees for wallet transactions made offline, to drive adoption of its wallet. There are only 1.3 million PoS (point of sale) terminals in India, which are typically given to more established outlets that meet the bank’s stringent KYC norms, said Nitin Misra, head of payment […]

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New Thruster Built With Aim to Propel Humans to Mars

February 18, 2016

An engineer from University of Michigan has developed a prototype of a thruster that may form the basis for a propulsion system to take a manned spacecraft to Mars in the 2020s. Nasa has funded a spaceflight propulsion system to be built around a tabletop-sized thruster developed by Alec Gallimore, the Richard F and Eleanor […]

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Uber Losing $1 Billion a Year to Compete in China

February 18, 2016

Uber Technologies Inc is burning through more than a billion dollars a year in China as it wages a fierce price war against local rival Didi Kuaidi, its chief executive said. The company’s Chinese business boosted its valuation last month to more than $8 billion after raising more than $1 billion in its latest funding […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL Now Receiving Bug-Fixing Windows 10 Mobile Update

February 18, 2016

Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile 10.0.10586.107 February cumulative update to its latest smartphones – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. The update will be reaching open market variants initially, followed by other variants over the next week. The update includes improvements in reliability and stability; Bluetooth connectivity with car […]

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New Method Proposed to Check Pay-Per-Click Advertising Fraud

February 18, 2016

Indian-origin researchers have proposed a new method for detecting fraud from the payment-per-click model – a pricing model used for online advertising. “If somebody likes something, they can click on the ad and go directly to the site. Hopefully, that translates to a sale. No matter whether it does or not, the advertiser pays for […]

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Microsoft Launches Refreshed Chromecast-Like Wireless Display Adapter

February 18, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded version of its Wireless Display Adapter, its Chromecast-like dongle that allows people to mirror what’s on their phones, tablets, or laptops onto their television screens. Priced at $49.95 (approximately Rs. 3,500), the refreshed Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is now up for pre-orders via the company’s online store in Canada […]

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‘Smart’ Robotic Limb Turns Musicians Into 3-Armed Drummers

February 18, 2016

Scientists have developed a ‘smart’ wearable robotic limb that responds to human gestures and the music it hears, allowing drummers to play with three arms. The two-foot long robotic arm can be attached to a musician’s shoulder, and knows what to play by listening to the music in the room. It improvises based on the […]

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Freedom 251 Mobile Day One Online Bookings at Just 30,000 Units

February 18, 2016

For all the hype that has surrounded the launch of the “Rs. 251 smartphone,” as most people are calling the Freedom 251, the number of handsets that have actually been sold to customers from the freedom251.com website is a rather modest “30,000 plus,” Ringing Bell Director Mohit Goel told NDTV in an interview. The Ringing […]

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Skype Group Video Calling Starts Rolling Out to Android and iOS

February 18, 2016

Skype last month introduced the group video calling feature for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile. The firm at that time said the feature will roll out to users over the coming weeks. The company on Thursday finally started rolling out group video calling on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The company adds that […]

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Intex Aqua Freedom With 5-Inch Display Launched

February 18, 2016

Intex has introduced a new smartphone – the Aqua Freedom – priced at Rs. 5,790. The smartphone has been listed on the company’s India site with pricing, and will be available in Black and White colour variants. While the company hasn’t officially announced the launch of the Intex Aqua Freedomsmartphone, we can expect to go […]

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