Xiaomi Mi Band Maker Huami Launches Amazfit Health Band With Built-in ECG Chip

Huami, the company that makes the Mi Band in collaboration with Xiaomi, has unveiled a new fitness tracker under its Amazfit branding. The all-new Amazfit Health Band fitness tracker has been launched at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 6,500) in China, and will be going on sale in Deep Black, Rose Gold and Sapphire Blue colours. The Huami Amazfit… Read More »

Thai Police to Review Ways to Take Down Content After Facebook Live Killing

Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly 24 hours before they were taken down, show Wuttisan Wongtalay hanging his daughter from a building on the southern… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro, Galaxy On7 Pro Available at a Discount on Amazon

Samsung is now offering its Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro smartphones at discounted prices on Amazon India as part of a special sale. Both Gold and Black colour variants of the smartphones are available at same price as part of the sale. While Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro is currently available on the website at Rs. 7,490… Read More »

Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”. It is the first time the government has taken such a step, although it regularly blocks mobile internet signal in the Kashmir Valley. Internet services were cut 28 times over the… Read More »

Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Its Latest Windows Update, For Now

With its Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft promised that users would have the option to postpone future updates for a limited period of time and many rejoiced. But now that the update has started rolling out, it’s become apparent that there are still some stability issues and performing a manual installation isn’t recommended right now. In a… Read More »

Uber to Make Passenger Ratings More Visible on iPhone and iPad

Uber today announced that passenger ratings will be displayed more prominently within its iPhone and iPad app. Now, a rider’s rating will be displayed right under their name in the app’s menu that slides out from the left. Previously, riders had to visit an unadvertised Uber support documentand sign into their account to view their score, likely resulting… Read More »

Microsoft’s LinkedIn Now Has Over 500 Million Members

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft. “We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone,” LinkedIn vice president Aatif Awan said in a blog post. “We now have half a billion members in 200 countries connecting, and… Read More »

Microsoft, Qualcomm’s ARM-Powered Windows 10 Laptops Will Arrive in Q4

Microsoft and Qualcomm announced last year that Windows 10 will get support for ARM chipsets, specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs. While the companies said that the first PCs with ARM chipsets will be coming in 2017, there was never a specific timeline mentioned for the launch. Now, Qualcomm has revealed that the first such laptops will be launched in… Read More »

iVoomi Launches Smartphones With 3000mAh Battery Starting at Rs. 3,999

Chinese electronic major iVoomi on Tuesday launched two new affordable smartphones – Me 1 and Me 1+ – in its ‘ME’ series at Rs. 3,999 and Rs. 4,999, respectively. The smartphones are available via Shopclues starting midnight tonight. Both the iVoomi Me 1 and Me 1+ sport a 5-inch HD IPS display along with 2.5D Curve Glass on… Read More »

Instagram, Snapchat More Popular Among US Teens Than Facebook: Survey

It is not Facebook itself but its popular app Instagram – and its closest rival Snapchat – have become the most popular social media platforms among the teenagers in the US, a new survey has found. The survey by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at University of Chicago found that 76 percent of American teenagers in… Read More »