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Steam Bundles May Soon Be Priced Flexibly

Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam will soon introduce dynamic pricing for bundles, if reports are to be believed. The amount you pay will reflect what you already have in your library.   “With Steam Bundles, if a customer already [owns] some items in the Bundle, they will pay for and receive only the items not already in their account,” the ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Your Xbox One to Be a Gaming PC

Information has been trickling out after Microsoft’s press event last week. While we’ve known that Forza 6 is coming to Windows 10 PCs in Spring and Gear of War: Ultimate Edition finally available on the Windows 10 Store, Xbox head Phil Spencer made a comment worth noting. He feels that consoles should be upgradeable like PCs and that buying a ... Read More »

Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to open chic new offices in ... Read More »

Employer’s Contribution to PF Above Rs 1.5 Lakh To Be Taxed

While the Budget proposal to tax Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal has stumped the salaried class, two other announcements in the Budget have not attracted much attention so far. The Budget proposes to cap the annual employer contribution to EPF at Rs. 1.5 lakh per year. Currently, there is no monetary limit on the employer contribution under EPF, with only ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Tipped to Be Just 6.1mm Thin and Sport Stereo Speakers

Corroborating several previous reports that tipped Apple would be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack to make its next iPhone slimmer, a new report tips the iPhone 7 will be up to 1mm slimmer than its predecessor – but will retain the same design. The report adds the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-speaker setup, and a thinner cut-out for the ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Tipped to Be Just 6.1mm Thin and Sport Stereo Speakers

Corroborating several previous reports that tipped Apple would be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack to make its next iPhone slimmer, a new report tips the iPhone 7 will be up to 1mm slimmer than its predecessor – but will retain the same design. The report adds the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-speaker setup, and a thinner cut-out for the ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Says Pre-Booking Money to Be Refunded This Week

Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, makers of the controversial world’s cheapest smartphone which has promised to return money to 30,000 customers who pre-booked the Rs. 251 (less that $4) device on the first day of the sale, said on Monday that the refund will reach their accounts any time this week. According to Ringing Bells president Ashok Chadha, the money ... Read More »

Picking Genders for Characters Could Be the Next Big Thing for Emoji

According to the common emoji keyboard, women don’t run. Only men run. See? But that could soon change under a new draft proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the body that develops and maintains software standards for texts and characters. The document outlines a number of changes, including male, female and neutral gender options for many human-looking characters. If adopted, this ... Read More »

Freedom 251: 30,000 Units Sold, Components for Up to 2.5 Million Will Be Imported

Ringing Bells, the makers of the Rs. 251 smartphone – the Freedom 251 – confirmed to Gadgets 360 on Tuesday that it has still only accepted payments for 30,000 units of the phone. It also added that the components for these phones will be imported, and only assembled in India, not made here. Ringing Bells stopped accepting orders on February ... Read More »

Unlocking San Bernardino iPhone Would Be ‘Bad for America’ – Apple CEO

Apple chief Tim Cook on Wednesday said that complying with a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters would be “bad for America,” and set a legal precedent that would offend many Americans. “Some things are hard, and some things are right, and some things are both – this ... Read More »