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More Details About iPhone 7, iPhone 5se Emerge

A new report claims that Apple for the first time is opting for EMI (electromagnetic interference) shield technology to be used on a variety of its chips on the upcoming iPhone 7. Additionally, a Taiwan-based website reports that Wistron along with Foxconn will be the primary suppliers of Apple’s long-rumoured iPhone 5se. Apple is said to be using EMI (electromagnetic ... Read More »

Microsoft Explains Why the Lumia 650 Doesn’t Have Continuum

Microsoft on Monday revealed its latest Windows 10 Mobile device, the Lumia 650 and stressed that the new device will be a perfect fit for consumers looking at built-in support for Microsoft business apps at an affordable price. Much like other Windows 10 devices, the Lumia 650 packs Microsoft suite of productivity apps including Office apps, for creating and editing ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Is the Cheapest Smartphone in the World, Costs Just Rs. 251

Ringing Bells is set to official unveil the Freedom 251 smartphone, delivering on its commitment of launching the cheapest smartphone in India. Bookings for the Freedom 251 – which is priced at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), making it arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world – begin on Thursday at 6am. The Freedom 251, which Ringing Bells says has ... Read More »

Samsung Launches Exynos 7 Octa 7870 SoC for Mobile Devices

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its latest Exynos mobile processor – the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 (aka Exynos 7870). Some might find the name familiar as the processor was spotted in a recent benchmark result listing for the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone. Samsung announced it will mass produce the SoC in Q1 of 2016. The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 ... Read More »

Apple Supplier Delta Electronics Plans to Quadruple Revenue From India

Taiwan-based Delta Electronics Inc expects to quadruple annual revenue from India over the next three years as it makes more power components in the country, in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to develop industry. Boosted by the rollout of India’s 4G broadband network, the company aims to generate about $700 million (roughly Rs. 4,795 crores) in revenue from ... Read More »

Predicting Right-Size Of Heart Valves Before Surgery

The computer simulation project is a collaboration between Flamini and Puneet Bhatla from NYU Langone School of Medicine. (Representational Image) New York:  Children born with a certain congenital heart defect often need a pulmonary valve surgically inserted when they are 10 to 15 years old. Researchers have now developed computer simulations to determine if the necessary valve will fit in ... Read More »

Finger Prick Blood Test May Help Detect Cancer

In the new technique, nanotechnology is used to determine whether a specific target nucleic acid sequence exists within a mixture. (Representational Image) Washington:   A simple finger prick blood test may be used to diagnose cancer, say scientists who have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms. ... Read More »

Scientists Identify Antigens That May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

When an autoreactive T cell sees its antigen, it becomes activated and can initiate disease. (Representational image) New York:  A new class of antigens have been identified that may be a contributing factor to type 1 diabetes. Type-1 diabetes is the auto-immune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the body’s own immune ... Read More »

3D ‘Mini-Brains’ Developed In A US Lab

Cells from the skin of several healthy adults were used to create the mini-brains. (Representational Image) Washington:  Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed tiny 3D ‘mini-brains’ that mimic some of the human brain’s structures and functionality and can be used to study diseases such as Alzheimer’s and autism. The creation of these ‘mini-brains’ could dramatically change how new ... Read More »

Zika Scare Prompts Philippines To Advise Women To Postpone Pregnancy

The Philippines, sole reported case of Zika was in 2012 and involved a teenage boy in Cebu island in central Philippines. (Reuters File Photo) MANILA:  A minister in the Philippines has urged women to delay pregnancy until more is known about the mosquito-borne Zika virus raging in Latin America, even though the Asian country’s only reported case of zika was ... Read More »