NEW DELHI - Transportation network company TukTuk Ride on Monday launched its app-based on-demand cab and bike service in Noida. The company in a statement said there would be no surge pricing and that the rates would be flat. It plans to lay down its services first in Delhi-NCR and then spread across the country. "The startup claims to facilitate cabs and bikes with no surge pricing and flat rates. The company plans to present an array of exciting innovative modern transportation services,
NEW DELHI - Unlike most Chinese smartphone manufacturers who are "one portfolio" players, South Korean giant Samsung does not see India with one lens and one portfolio and believes in serving all consumers across price points, stresses Asim Warsi, Global Vice President, Samsung India. Gearing up to launch two smartphones -- M10 for around Rs 9,500 and M20 for nearly Rs 15,000 -- with industry-first features this month, Warsi said the company is deeply committed to the whole smartphone ecosystem...
NEW DELHI - The #MeToo movement that took the Bollywood and the media industry in India by storm topped popular photo-sharing platform Instagram's advocacy hashtags with 1.5 million usage in 2018, the company said on Thursday. In "Instagram Year In Review 2018" report, the Facebook-owned company said that #timesup (used 597K times) and #marchforourlives (used 562K times), at second and third spot, demonstrated that the platform can be a powerful platform for users to speak out and bring light to...
NEW DELHI - Google on Thursday said it launched shopping search features to make the experience more personal and allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find the products they are looking for. The new experience is available via a "Shopping" home page, shopping tab in Google search and style search in Google Lens, an image recognition mobile app, Google said. "More than 40 million Indians are coming online every year,
NEW DELHI - Come April 2019, all new vehicles will come pre-fitted with high security registration plates (HSRP), the government said on Thursday. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified amendments in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to this effect. The notification mandates that the high security registration plate including the third registration mark shall be supplied by the vehicle manufacturers along with the vehicles manufactured on or after April 1, 2019 to their dealers.
NEW YORK - Scientists have developed the world's smallest wearable, battery-free device that can warn people of overexposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) -- a leading factor for developing skin cancer. Currently, people do not know how much UV light they are actually getting. The rugged and waterproof device interacts wirelessly with the phone and helps maintain an awareness and for skin cancer survivors. Smaller than an M&M (colourful button-shaped chocolates) and thinner than a credit card,
BENGALURU - Global software major Infosys on Thursday said it had opened a technology-cum-innovation hub at Hartford in Connecticut state in the US to work for its clients in the region. "The Hartford hub will help us to work closely with our clients in the region and serve as the global hub for our InsurTech and HealthTech efforts," said the city-based IT firm in a statement here. InsurTechAis, a portmanteau (combination) of insurance and technology, derived from fintech,
LONDON - Researchers have designed a new nano tool which could become a new way of mining blood samples for information about cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday by the University of Manchester. Minimally invasive blood tests have the potential to detect and monitor life-threatening diseases such as cancer. But the markers released into the bloodstream as a response to a disease are often difficult to detect because they are too small and too few in number, Xinhua news agency reported.
Unveiling its future offline strategy for the India market, Chinese giant Huawei on Wednesday said it would set up 100 exclusive experience zones through its retail partners by 2019. Huawei, which became the second largest smartphone seller in the world after Samsung in the second quarter of this year, considers India a tier-1 market. In line with its India push, the company brought for the first time to India a premium Mate series device when it launched on Tuesday the Mate 20 Pro smartphone in the country.
TORONTO - With Artificial Intelligence (AI) pushing the frontiers of communication technology, Samsung Electronics is planning to develop a multi-device platform -- a variety of AI-enabled devices that communicate seamlessly with each other -- to make experiences more personal and relevant. The South Korean tech giant presented its future vision for AI while announcing this week a new AI centre in Montreal, Canada.