Tag Archives: Takes

Microsoft Takes Path Less Traveled to Build a Quantum Computer

In the race to commercialise a new type of powerful computer, Microsoft has just pulled up to the starting line with a slick-looking set of wheels. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t have an engine – at least not yet. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant is competing with Google, IBM Corp., and a clutch of small, specialized companies to develop quantum computers… Read More »

Airtel Takes on Jio Phone With Karbonn A1 Indian, A41 Power Smartphones: Price, Offer Details

Jio Phone is effectively free, while the new Airtel phones’ effective price starts at Rs. 1,799 HIGHLIGHTS The new Karbonn phones will compete against Jio Phone Karbonn A1 Indian comes at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,799 Karbonn A41 Power at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,849 Jio Phone is a looming threat for both phone makers and telecom… Read More »

Huawei Surpasses Apple in Global Smartphone Sales, Takes Second Spot: Counterpoint

As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device – probably iPhone 8 – on September 12, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei, which is now at second spot after South Korean giant Samsung, could be on the… Read More »

HTC U11 over takes iPhone 7 Plus to become the world’s best performing smartphone

HTC U11 has over taken the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutu’s overall performance benchmark for May 2017 and hence the latter is no longer the best performing device. Antutu collects the average score of all the benchmark test performed for a device throughout the month in order to reveal top ten beast performing smartphones of the month. This… Read More »

Analyst takes a guess at the OnePlus 5’s price, a dubious poster shows the phone’s release date

So, the OnePlus 5 is coming. We don’t know when exactly, but seeing how the company’s “guerilla marketing” campaign is churning teasers left and right, we are guessing an unveiling should be pretty soon. As usual, it’s expected that the “flagship killer” will have top-notch hardware at an aggressive price point. But how much, exactly? OnePlus is well-known… Read More »

Facebook takes aim at ‘low quality’ websites

Facebook said Wednesday it was making changes designed to keep its users from linking to “low-quality” websites, part of an effort to fight spam and misinformation. The world’s biggest social network said it is updating its ranking algorithm with the help of artificial intelligence so users would see fewer posts “that link to these low-quality web page experiences.”… Read More »

Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Cosmos is an expansion of DocumentDB, a managed NoSQL database service that Microsoft launched in 2015. Its key innovation is a feature that lets developers pick between five consistency models that range from “strong” to “eventual” consistency. The tool allows developers to store and access data with a variety of APIs, including DocumentDB, MongoDB, SQL, Gremlin, and Azure… Read More »

FACEBOOK MESSENGER TAKES ON SNAPCHAT WITH 3D MASKS, PHOTOS EFFECTS, AND VIDEOS

The camera is becoming an integral part of Facebook Messenger — so much so that users now have direct access to it from the home screen of the messaging app. Facebook has revamped its Messenger’s camera to offer a higher quality, faster experience. It has also added several new camera-related features that make Messenger more of a hybrid… Read More »

Drone racing takes to the Sky with $1m investment

Sky is spending $1m (£757,000) to bring live drone racing to UK viewers. The satellite broadcaster is making the investment in the Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring competitive flying to its new Sky Sports Mix channel. The league specialises in “first person-view” drone racing, which features pilots flying custom drones through complex three-dimensional racecourses. One of the… Read More »

Walmart takes down Coke twin tower display

Walmart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center has been removed from a Florida store, and was not meant to be disrespectful near the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack. The display was mocked online after a photo was posted on Twitter, and Buzzfeed wrote about it. The photo showed… Read More »