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Scientists Push Back Against Harvard ‘Alien Spacecraft’ Theory

November 9, 2018

A scientific paper led by two researchers at Harvard University made a splash this week by claiming that a cigar-shaped rock zooming through our solar system may have been sent by aliens. The researchers noted in a pre-print of the article that it was an “exotic scenario,” but that “Oumuamua may be a fully operational […]

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Airtel Lost 2.3 Million Mobile Subscribers in September: COAI

November 5, 2018

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) last week shared its latest report detailing the mobile subscribers in India for the month ending September 2018. The report claims that India’s private telecom service providers have a combined total of 1017.71 million or about 1.017 billion subscribers, which is about 9.05 million lower than the number […]

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Musk Said to Shake Up SpaceX in Race to Make Satellite Launch Window

November 3, 2018

SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth. Within hours of landing, Musk had fired at least seven members of the program’s senior management team at the Redmond, Washington, office, the culmination of disagreements over the pace at […]

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Airtel Continues Its Domination in Download Speeds, Jio Leads in 4G Availability in India

November 1, 2018

Airtel has continued its domination in data download speeds with 7.53Mbps of overall 4G and 3G speeds, followed by Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea, and BSNL that recorded overall download speeds of 5.47Mbps, 5.20Mbps, 4.92Mbps, and 2.70Mbps respectively, according to a network report by OpenSignal. Despite its leadership in downloads speeds, the New Delhi-headquartered telco hasn’t […]

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Samsung Posts Record Profit in Q3 Despite Smartphone Struggles

October 31, 2018

Samsung has recovered from a series of setbacks It reported operating profit of KRW 17.6 trillion Company’s profits have been driven by its mighty semiconductor unit Samsung Electronics on Wednesday posted record quarterly operating and net profits for the July-September period as solid demand for its memory chips cushioned the fallout from slowing smartphone sales – but […]

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iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini Refresh Said to Headline Next Week’s Apple Event

October 28, 2018

Apple Inc. is about to give two product lines much needed upgrades after the gadgets slipped into the towering shadow of the iPhone. On Tuesday, the Cupertino, California-based technology giant will take the stage in Brooklyn, New York, to unveil new Mac computers and iPad tablets. The theme of the event is “making,” and it […]

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IMC 2018: Telcos to Roll Out 1 Million Wi-Fi Hotspots by December 2019, Says Telecom Minister

October 26, 2018

The Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Thursday announced that the Indian telecom industry will roll out one million Wi-Fi hotspots in the country by December next year. “Bharat Wi-Fi, a country-wide common inter-operable platform of one million Wi-Fi Hotspots, owned and operated by telecom service providers, Internet service providers and virtual network operators will be rolled […]

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LG Electronics Posts Higher Quarterly Profit as Its Mobile Losses Narrow

October 25, 2018

South Korea’s LG Electronics said on Thursday third-quarter operating profit jumped 45 percent as its mobile phone division narrowed losses. A focus on sales of mid-range mobile phones and cost-reduction plans contributed to smaller losses in its mobile division, LG said in a statement. Operating profit reached KRW 749 billion ($657.83 million) in the July-September quarter, in line […]

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Supreme Court Restrains E-Commerce Sites From Selling Firecrackers Online

October 24, 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained e-commerce players, including Flipkart and Amazon, from selling firecrackers online across the country. While allowing the manufacturing and sale of only “green crackers” that have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals, the apex court said that e-commerce companies would be hauled up for contempt of court if they are found […]

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Diwali With Mi Sale Kicks Off With Deals on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Re. 1 Flash Sales, and More

October 23, 2018

The Xiaomi Diwali with Mi has kicked off with limited period discounts, cashback, and coupons on mobiles, smart TVs, and accessories, to prospective buyers ahead of Diwali. The Diwali with Mi sale will run till Thursday, October 25. Xiaomi’s must-anticipated Re. 1 flash sale is also back as part of the sale wherein two products will be available for […]

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