Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: smartphone

Jio-Google phone dream for millions but only MRP will shake them up — when September comes

Mukesh Ambani wants to make India ‘2G-mukt’. To a lay person that’s not a big deal, to a telecom geek, it’s nothing short of a spiritual awakening.

Reliance-Google cheap smartphone faces supply chain snags, but Ambani will unveil it 24 June

Mukesh Ambani's Google-powered smartphone is facing headwinds with rising component prices and fall in volume but a delay in its launch can be a significant setback for Reliance.

Coronavirus could stay for weeks on currency notes, touchscreens, Australian study finds

Scientists showed SARS-CoV-2 is 'extremely robust', surviving for 28 days on smooth surfaces such as glass found on smartphones and plastic banknotes at room temperature.

Xiaomi celebrates 10th anniversary with ultra-spec Mi phone

Currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, Xiaomi launched an Mi 10 Ultra that comes packed with 120x zoom system nestled in a large multi-camera array and a super-fast 120W charger.

India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.

Your mobile phone could soon help you test for coronavirus

Smartphone-based tests have been developed for detecting HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. Work is now underway to use smartphones to detect Covid-19.

Here’s how the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown can be India’s last

India is at a stage where it can control the coronavirus outbreak and better its healthcare. It just needs a digital push and vigilant contact tracing.

Apple unveils new iPhone 11: Are people spending money to buy the same phone again?

Apple unveiled iPhone 11, iPhone 11 pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max this week. While iPhone 11 is priced at Rs 65,000, the other two models cost nearly Rs 1 lakh.

Your worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.

If 2019 is India’s first WhatsApp election, women should be given smartphones

While using social media to reach out to new voters, political parties may be missing out on a large section of the electorate.

On Camera


Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.