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Cellphone Data Can Help Track Real-Time Unemployment Levels: Study

Cellphone data can detect unemployment levels in real-time because people’s communications patterns change when they are not working, according to a new study co-authored by MIT researchers.Using a plant closing in Europe as the basis for their study, the researchers found that in the months following layoffs, the total number of calls made by laid-off individuals dropped by 51 percent ... Read More »

LG Signs Smartphone Patent Licensing Agreement With Nokia

LG Electronics will soon embed technologies developed by Nokia in its smartphones as the Korean firm has agreed to take a royalty-bearing smartphone patent licence from the Nokia Technologies, the technology development and licensing arm of Nokia Corporation.”We are pleased to welcome LG Electronics to our licensing programme,” Nokia Technologies President Ramzi Haidamus said in a statement. LG Electronics is ... Read More »

Mobli Takes on Internet Giants With Event-Based Photo and Video Search

Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook andYahoo with an innovative online search tool to find the latest photos and videos across social media, the company said on Monday.Mobli, which is backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and big-name U.S. celebrity investors Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena Williams, Lance Armstrong and Tobey Maguire, has raised more than ... Read More »

Unlimited Night Calling Spurs Demand for BSNL’s Forgotten Landlines

The nation-wide unlimited night calls from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) landlines since May 1 has spurred interest for its traditional wired telephones. “In the last two months we have seen growth of 30 percent in registration for new connection compared to April 2015,” BSNL GM (Calcutta Telephones) responsible for fixed lines, K C Ghosh said. He said demand for ... Read More »

Sony PlayStation 4 Gets a Dedicated Media Player App

For those PlayStation 4 users who always wanted a dedicated media player on their consoles, Sony at its pre-E3 2015 event announced that it would be bringing the functionality on the console starting Monday. The Media Player app, which is now available to download from the PlayStation Store, is already visible in the PS4’s content area before downloading – PS4 ... Read More »

Logitech Launches UE Roll Rugged, Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker

Logitech brand Ultimate Ears (UE) has launched a new Bluetooth speaker – Roll, which is designed like a frisbee and comes in a plethora of colours and patterns. It will be available in the US in June 2015, for a retail price of $99.99 (approximately Rs. 6,500). The UE Roll comes in seven different colours and patterns, and they are ... Read More »

‘India to Have 1.4 Billion Mobile Subscriptions by 2020’

The number of mobile subscriptions in the country is expected to increase to 1.4 billion by 2020, against 970 million in 2014, driven by rise in affordable devices and services, according to a report by telecom equipment maker Ericsson.The India appendix of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released on Tuesday, shows key trends and forecasts on mobile traffic, subscriptions, consumer behaviour ... Read More »

Lenovo K3 Note India Launch Expected at June 25 Event

Lenovo India has started sending press invites for the launch of a new Note device at a June 25 event. The company is widely expected to launch the K3 Note smartphone in India.The press invite includes an image that says “Note the date,” with the word Note highlighted in bigger letters, and in a different colour. The Lenovo K3 Note, ... Read More »

Micromax to Invest Up to Rs. 500 Crore on Hyderabad Plant

Mobile phone manufacturer Micromax will set up its manufacturing plant in Hyderabad with an investment of Rs. 400 crores to Rs. 500 crores, a Telangana government official said on Monday.The unit will come up mobile manufacturing hub, proposed to be developed in Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Hyderabad. State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that the ... Read More »

Microsoft Aims to Use Drones and Mosquitoes to Help Prevent Epidemics

Microsoft researchers are developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs that potentially harmful viruses are spreading, with the goal of preventing disease outbreaks in humans.Project Premonition, launched by American tech company Microsoft, is developing a system that aims to detect infectious disease outbreaks before they become widespread. Project Premonition could eventually allow health officials to get ... Read More »