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Flipkart Says No To Airtel Zero; Supports Net Neutrality

flipkart backs out of airtel zero for net neutrality

Following the social media stir on Net Neutrality over the last few days and 3 lakh emails being sent out to TRAI, Flipkart announced today that they have pulled out of the Airtel Zero platform. In an official statement, Flipkart said that they are walking away from the on-going discussions with Airtel for the Airtel Zero platform. The statement also added that they commit themselves to the larger cause of Net Neutrality in India. This has come following the massive debate about Net Neutrality that has been haunting Indian online space for the last few days. All India Bakchod also launched a video to Save The Internet claiming that the internet means all content in equal and it should be the choice of the user, what content it is that they want to see. Flipkart was in the heat of the debate because of their discussions with Airtel. After 1.5 [+more]

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Microsoft Windows 10 Preview Build Hints At Improved Interface, Better Browser

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview Build

Windows has proven to be Microsoft’s trump card. Just after the giant rolled out the initial build for Microsoft Windows 10 on phones, the technical Microsoft Windows 10 preview build is also set to roll out.  According to a Windows Blog, this build 10051 is part of project Spartan that is built into the OS. In case you own a Lumia handset—sparing Lumia 290 and Lumia 640 XL, the preview build can be accessed without much effort. As for these two Lumia model mentioned, the hiccup standing in way of the preview build is the screen dialling issue. However, before you get disheartened, the better news is that the preview build is in its infant stage and thus, not expected to be a high-end experience for the users at all. Insiders have warned users to avoid installing the same on their primary smartphones. Coming to the main features that the [+more]

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Intel Skylake Processor Looks Like a Highly Capable Machine

Intel develops a highly capable processing unit

Some new details regarding Skylake processors have leaked at the Intel Developer Forum, which is being held in Shenzhen, China. As reported by Hexus, the company utilized a dedicated conference session to display the graphical capabilities of this processor on a wide range of machines. The primary motive behind this conference was to educate consumers and tech experts on the advantages of Skylake processors. These processors are the most capable unit when it comes to handling IRIS 6100 machines and graphics.  Designed and developed keeping in mind a thermal design, these processors would be effective in handling high end graphics. With a thermal design power (TDP), the processors would consumers very less power. Intel plans to release four versions of both i5 and i7 processing units in the year 2015, the report further states. The company will then make four SKUs which will be made available by 2016. Intel plans [+more]

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Moto 360 Successor Smelt: Expected Specifications and Launch Date

Moto 360 successor Smelt

We have already seen Motorola’s Android smartwatch, the MOTO 360, which is till date the most interesting and ‘smart’ wearable device running on Google platform. Many other such devices flooded the market post its launch, but no one claimed to be the best. Once again, the rumor-mill suggests some good news as a ‘successor’ of the MOTO 360 could be coming soon. It will even have an exciting new nomenclature as ‘Smelt’. A month ago, there was a news leak by a Lenono executive about Motorola’s alleged manufacturing of a new model for the smartwatch. Although that post was immediately removed from the net, the tech world has not forgotten it. Continuing with the same news, there is a new picture of ‘Smelt’ that has been making the rounds online. Thin bezels, steel body and 360×360 pixels resolution–from the looks of it, the all-new MOTO 360 ‘Smelt’ will surely blow [+more]

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HP Sceptre x360 Dissected: A 13.3-Inch Beauty With Lots of Potential

hp sceptre x360 review

The purpose of technology today has become innovation. An example of that is the HP Spectre x360, which is a Windows 8.1 laptop with an interesting 360° flip. What is most credit worthy about this laptop is the transition that HP has taken in terms of its design. So you will find a lot of aluminium, less flex and rarely any parting line on the x360 from HP. Physically, it is beautiful and compact in design. Even slimmer than the Macbook Air, it works well for a modern lifestyle. At 3.26 pounds, the laptop appears very similar to Lenovo’s Yoga convertibles from certain angles. The 13.3-inch screen is touch responsive and comes in full HD with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. However, just as you thought the x360 could be placed beside the Macbook, the display gives it away. Review: HP Omen–Gaming Laptop with Intel iCore i7 Despite being [+more]

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Apple Pay Has Not Made a Mark, So Does Microsoft Payment Stand a Chance?

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview Build

Mobile money transfer has gained quite a momentum recently and the latest news is that Microsoft now wants to encash this demand. According to reports, Microsoft would soon launch Microsoft Payment that would allow users to transfer money directly from their smartphones. Though the company is yet to launch this, the news has created a great hype and is expected to give a tough fight to Google Wallet and Apple Pay. As per reports, Microsoft has applied for money transmitting license in 50 states and may have Microsoft Payment support in the Windows 10 operating system for phones. Reports also state that the company has already received its license in Indiana. Once they get the license for all 50 states, users will be able transfer money without assistance from third-party services or even without a secured SIM. Existing Competitors Apple Pay and Google Wallet have already been introduced into the [+more]

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Microsoft Rolls Out April Update For Xbox One, Brings In Party Chat Revamps But Skips Voice Messaging

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview Build

Microsoft has finally launched the Xbox One April update after a long wait. While rumors about plausible additions via the update had been rife for long, it is only now that we will be able to get hands of improvements to the Xbox One. For starters, the good news comes from the revamped party chat feature and the dashboard achievement notifications. With the party chat feature improved, users will now gain access to troubleshooting guides easily. In fact, this party feature will also enable the microphone to be used. This means that the party can inform users about plausible network or settings issues that might have held inter-party communications. However, a dedicated party chat server has not made through with this update. Specifically for those having an Xbox One in China, Microsoft’s April update has removed the region lock. While the makers have not given an official statement on this [+more]

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Cyanogen CM12S Update To Launch Soon For Loyalists

Does Cyanogen Stand A Chance Against Android?

Sure, OnePlus released their in-house operating system, the OxygenOS over the weekend to get over its Cyanogen stalemate. Cyanogen engaged in an exclusive contract with Micromax and pushed OnePlus to the corner. While many users are experimenting with the OxygenOS and testing it out, most are not impressed with the features and would like to stick to the earlier ROM. Luckily for them, Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik has said on Google+ that the ROM could release in a couple of days. In a reply to a post, he says, “It’s just as frustrating for us because we are in scramble mode and really want to ship our hard work. Hopefully we’ll get the signoff in the next day or two. We’ll immediately send the OTA as soon as we get that email”. Also read: Does Cyanogen Stand A Chance Against Android? It’s Cyanogen vs Android If you have been planning to get [+more]

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4-inch iPhone 6c Leaks Suggest Rounded Corners With Plastic Body

iPhone 6c

Even though craze around a heftier and bigger iPhone is over with the launch of Apple iPhone 6 Plus, latest leaks point to a more minuscule version in the making. Apple is reportedly designing a 4-inch phone and could christen it the iPhone 6c. As of now, only initial photographs of the smaller iPhone 6 have gone viral but there is ample information to support that this model could see the light of the day soon enough. Pictures of the phone suggest a build around the chassis, which works almost like the iPhone 5C. The body of the phone suggests a plastic make, while the edges are soft and curved. However, it needs to be mentioned that the leaks reveal a much thicker body for the rumored 6C, when compared to iPhone 6. That sounds a little bulky to us. Ports and plug-ins for the microphone are lodged in the [+more]

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Motorola Remains Loyal To Flipkart, No To New Retail Tie-Ups

Motorola Remains Loyal To Flipkart

Motorola has already raked up a huge share in the Indian smartphone market thanks to its tie up for retail with e-commerce giant Flipkart. While the online store has loyally shipped Motorola-E series orders over months now, many other e-commerce stores are getting greedy to partner with the American giants. Sad news remains that Motorola has officially clarified that it has no interest in retailing the smartphones via any other store expect Flipkart. Motorola India business head Amit Boni today made an official statement confirming this. When quizzed on why Motorola is so rigid about its tie up with an exclusive seller, Boni said that partnerships are meant to be long-standing and akin to “a strategic bet”. Especially at a time when Flipkart is at the top of its game, Motorola needs to consider no other partner or tie up. One change that Motorola has taken under its arm is [+more]

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