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Housejoy Acquires Fitness Startup Orobind

Home services booking portal Housejoy on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Orobind, a startup which provides a mobile app for discovery and home booking of personal fitness coaches. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The entire Orobind team will also be moving to Housejoy. As a part of the deal, Housejoy has acquired the trainers of Orobind, the ... Read More »

Uber May Deliver Latest Blow to European Parcel Firms

Europe’s postal companies, already under pressure from Amazon, could soon face a challenge from Uber, which is moving into deliveries, and other start-ups. UberRUSH run by Uber but connecting you to a courier rather than a taxi and new entrants like PiggyBaggy and Nimber, could dent the market share of operators such as Royal Mail, Deutsche Post and PostNL, equity ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications Tipped by Leaked Retail Packaging

We are exactly one week away from Xiaomi’s February 24 launch event in China as well as a limited media preview at MWC 2016 in Barcelona the same day. But there is no shortage of leaks related to the upcoming flagship from the Chinese handset maker. In a latest leak, a retail package sticker claimed to be from Xiaomi Mi ... Read More »

‘ReFlex’ Flexible Android Smartphone Developed, Brings ‘Bend Gestures’ to Apps

Researchers in Canada have developed world’s first flexible smartphone that uses bend sensors to simulate flipping of pages and playing games without even touching the display of the screen. Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab developed ReFlex – a full-colour and high-resolution smartphone that combines multi-touch with bend input allowing users to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with ... Read More »

Samsung Details Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Features for Galaxy Devices

Samsung recently started seeding the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones globally. The South Korean company on Wednesday in a blog post detailed what are the new features that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will bring for other eligible Samsung phones, apart from the changes to the Edge panels already described. Two ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 Spotted in New Leaked Live Images, Video

We have already seen the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone in several renders and other leaks. Now, the smartphone has surfaced on the Internet in a couple of new images and a short 14-second video. Out of two new leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S7, one shows the front panel of the device alongside confirming the microSD card support. ... Read More »

Apple Resisting Magistrate Order to Share iPhone Information

Apple has rejected a judge’s order to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, warning it was “too dangerous” to create such a backdoor to the smartphones. US magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple on Tuesday to provide “reasonable technical assistance” to the FBI, including disabling an auto-erase feature after too many ... Read More »

Swipe Konnect 5.1 With 3G Support, 3000mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 3,999

Swipe Technologies has launched its Konnect 5.1 smartphone priced at Rs. 3,999. The smartphone is now available online exclusively via Snapdeal. The biggest highlight of the Swipe Konnect 5.1 smartphone is it packs a large 3000mAh battery, which is a highlight at this price point. It is available in a Sandstone Black colour variant, referring to the roughened texture of ... Read More »

Xolo Era 4G With 5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 4,777

Soon after launching the Era 4K smartphone, Xolo on Wednesday unveiled a new Era model, dubbed the Era 4G, with 4G LTE support on both the SIM card slots. Priced at Rs. 4,777, the smartphone will be available exclusively via Snapdeal starting February 26 in a flash sale model. The company confirmed that registrations for the Xolo Era 4G will ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7’s First ‘Unboxing Videos’ Released by Company

Samsung, days ahead of its Galaxy S7 launch at its pre-MWC 2016 event, has rolled out two teaser videos as a part of its “Seven Days of Unboxing” campaign. While the first video shows a child unboxing the flagship smartphone, interestingly the second shows a llama unboxing the handset. Both the child and the llama are then asked to paint ... Read More »