Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: smartphones

Why more smartphones and bank accounts haven’t brought financial digital inclusion in India

India's financial sector has been a gung-ho adopter of technology. But design of technology and finance have hardly reflected users’ lived realities.

Smartphone rebound sparks signs of life in Asia’s tech cycle

Rise in global sales and better demand for smartphones signal a recovery for Asia's ailing tech industry, whose fallen sales have hurt economic growth

A phone cluttered with pictures good or bad? Depends on how you use your camera

From selfies causing anxiety to picture taking being a private art form, new studies explore if our smartphones are aiding or disabling us.

Microsoft looks to rewrite history on its phone business

Three years after retreating from the smartphone business, Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Surface Duo, a dual-screened device to be launched in 2020.

Global smartphone supply will be affected by 100-year-old strife between Japan & South Korea

With South Korean electronic device manufacturers reliant on chemicals from Japan, any delay in their production has the potential to disrupt global tech supply chains.

Smartphones business might be struggling, but there is one market preparing for a boom

There's been a slowdown in global smartphone sales. Not for companies that make the sensors powering your phone’s camera though.

Crack open an iPhone and you’ll see why Trump’s ongoing trade war with China makes no sense

Trump seems to believe that imports of iPhones or everything else from China represent money it’s 'taking out' of US and using to 'rebuild' China.

Huawei braces for a steep drop in overseas smartphone sales

Huawei sales & marketing managers are internally charting a drop in volumes of anywhere between 40 million & 60 million smartphones this year.

Google launches cheaper Pixel phones as it battles Apple & Samsung

Google is counting on its cheaper Pixel to fill in for people left behind by the rising price of many high-end phones.

Samsung can learn from Apple that boring beats sexy

Exploding of Galaxy Note 7 to poor product execution of Galaxy Fold, Samsung forgot that most consumers want a product that works, and not the one that excites.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.