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Nokia Faces Lengthy Arbitration Over LG Patent Royalty Payments

Nokia said on Tuesday that South Korea’s LG Electronics has agreed a deal to use the Finnish company’s smartphone patent license but royalty payments will be settled in a lengthy arbitration process.Nokia sold its once-dominant phone business to Microsoft last year, leaving it focused on its telecoms network equipment business while retaining its handset patents. Analysts said the future royalty ... Read More »

Opera Max Data-Saving App for Android Launched in India

Opera Software’s Opera Max data-saving application for Android devices, after beinglaunched in Europe and the US in February last year, was made available on Tuesday in India and Bangladesh. The app was announced in December last year, and was in private beta until its launch in February. The Opera Max app helps users compress all non-encrypted mobile data being downloaded ... Read More »

Torchlight Mobile to Launch for Android and iOS This Year

The popular Torchlight series of action RPG games is going to get an instalment on mobile this year. Perfect World Entertainment, the maker and publisher of innumerable RPG games, will be publishing the game, while Fedeen Games will be developing it. Runic Games, the makers of the Torchlight and Torchlight II, doesn’t seem to have much hand in it.For now, ... Read More »

Google Maps Now Warns If Your Destination Will Be Closed When You Arrive

Google has updated its Maps app for Android adding another useful feature that will warn users if they are navigating to a place that will already be closed at the estimated time of arrival. The feature can come handy in situations where we search for a nearby destination and end up reaching the place only to see it is closed.The ... Read More »

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 »