Author Archives: Loknath Das

Cryptocurrency Exchange Theft Surges in First Half of 2018: CipherTrace

Theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges soared in the first half of this year to three times the level seen for the whole of 2017, leading to a three-fold increase in associated money laundering, according to a report from US-based cyber-security firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday. The report, which looks at the global anti-money laundering market, showed that in the first six months ... Read More »

Xiaomi Plans to Enter US Market Next Year, Says Ties Will Help Avoid Trade Tensions

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi is set to enter the US next year The company is considering the US market “very attractive” Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang confirmed the development Xiaomi is aiming to enter the US a long time after gaining success in India and China. The company also recently entered Europe and the UK. The Beijing-based smartphone maker that sells its Mi and ... Read More »

Vivo Z1i With 19:9 Display, AR Stickers Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo Z1i has been launched in China The smartphone comes with a price tag of CNY 1,898 It comes with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio Vivo Z1i has been launched in China. The new handset, which appears as the cheaper version of the Vivo Z1, comes with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and includes artificial intelligence (AI) backed smart beauty features. Vivo has also ... Read More »

HTC to Slash 1,500 Jobs for ‘More Effective and Flexible Resource Management’

HIGHLIGHTS Job cuts indicate fresh hiccups for the struggling HTC HTC employs 6,450 staff globally The layoffs will be completed by the end of September Smartphone maker HTC plans to slash around a quarter of its global workforce through job cuts at its manufacturing unit in Taiwan, in a bid to better manage resources as the company continues to battle dwindling sales. ... Read More »

2018 iPhone With 6.1-Inch Display to Cost $600: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple iPhone 9 price tag to fall in the $600-700 range, analyst predicts The company will keep making iPhone models with LCD displays Apple Watch 4 expected to sport a larger screen Three new Apple iPhone models are expected to be launched this year in September, and noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (now with TF International Securities) has already been providing details ... Read More »

Facebook Patents Tech That Records Ambient Audio From Client Devices to Measure Ad Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS The patent shows tech that turns your mic on to record how you watch ads Facebook can embed high-pitched audio signals emerging from your TV The social media giant has denied the claims It is not surprising when Facebook users think that the social media giant is spying on their conversations. While a large number of people believe that Facebook secretly ... Read More »

Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus India Launch Expected Soon, Company Teasers Tip

HIGHLIGHTS The teasers were posted on Motorola India’s Twitter account Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play have been launched in India Launch and pricing details are currently not available Lenovo-owned Motorola at its product launch event held in Brazil in April this year announced a refresh to its Moto G and Moto E series of smartphones. While the Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 have ... Read More »

Vivo V9 6GB RAM Variant With Snapdragon 660 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V9 6GB RAM comes is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC The cameras have been downgraded from the Vivo V9 It has been priced at IDR 4,299,000 (roughly Rs. 20,600) Vivo V9 has been launched in the market in a new 6GB RAM variant. When Vivo unveiled the V9 in India or Thailand and the Philippines earlier this year, the smartphone arrived in ... Read More »

5 MAJESTIC, customised Royal Enfields from Old Delhi Motorcycles

Royal Enfield bikes have a rich heritage and there is almost not a single RE branded bike on the road that is in stock form. India has remained the base of the Anglo brand for a long time now. There are numerous custom houses and designers, in India, that modify RE bikes. Old Delhi Motorcycles is one design house that ... Read More »

Modified Yamaha RX135 vs KTM RC390: Who wins?

The KTM RC390 is easily the sportiest and most performance-oriented motorcycle in the sub-3 lakh segment. The RC390 is not only quicker than direct rivals like the TVS Apache RR310, but is also quicker than some more expensive motorcycles like the Yamaha R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300. But what happens when the RC390 meets a drag-spec version of the ... Read More »