Monday, 30 January, 2023

Topic: smartphones

5G launch, festival sales are tempting but buying a smartphone in 2022 is a bad idea

Hold on to your old phones till 2023. It will be the year for smartphones with more dramatic updates.

Centre’s push for indigenous navigation system on smartphones worries Samsung, Xiaomi & Apple

The govt wants to reduce dependence on foreign systems and believes that the home-grown NavIC provides more accurate domestic navigation and its use would benefit the economy.

Your smartphone can guess your age, gender, apps used in 60 seconds, finds study on user privacy

Gathered info can be used for various purposes such as getting likes/dislikes of users and for targeted ads, according to the study by a graduate researcher at Georgia State University

India’s e-waste mountain growing. ‘Right to repair’ can lower it—tax breaks, skill partnerships

Manufacturers who plan a shorter life for gadgets are realising that public opinion is shifting on repairing rights. It’s time to let our devices, and planet earth, live longer.

#GenerationNowhere: India’s young are fighting an invisible epidemic, smartphone addiction

Young Indians are dropping out of college, their IIT aspirations turning to dust and many are now in de-addiction centres. Is smartphone dependency growing?

More people in Tier-2 cities searched for smartphones & RO than Tier-1: Survey on search trends

The top five most searched products on Just Dial were smartphones, RO water purifiers, air conditioners, car batteries, and car accessories, the survey said.

What to look for while opting for a trading app: An analysis of some of the best in the market

Most companies now have well-established trading applications. These apps help a trader or investor trade on the go via smartphones.

Cities across the world now have ‘zombie traffic lights’. But they are saving human lives

To date, these traffic lights have been installed in Australia, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Israel and Singapore.

Xi Jinping’s CCP is daring to go where even Taliban wouldn’t — separate kids from smartphones

CCP has issued a decree allowing kids no more than 3 hours of online gaming per week. The time freed will be used to revise Xi Jinping Thought, now part of school curriculum.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in smartphone data usage. Here is how much

According to reports, the pandemic boosted global data consumption by more than 30 per cent in 2020. And it's set to grow nearly as quickly this year.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.