Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: smartphones

Future of democracy is literally in India’s hands — through smartphones

The smartphone is dramatically reconfiguring human character in India, and the long-term consequences for the country’s fragile democracy.

This Lok Sabha election, Indians are taking on fake news the smartphone way

The Election Commission of India has offered mobile apps that help report poll violations like cash giveaways, voter intimidation and spread of fake news.

Foxconn Technology comes closer to producing iPhones in India

Apple Inc’s higher prices have deterred customers in India — the world's fastest growing major market, and has made the company a minor player in the country with only 1% of shipments.

This invention 143 years ago led to the small & powerful computers we all carry with us now

Today's smartphones wouldn't have existed if it weren't for Alexander Graham Bell, who fought off controversy over whether he was indeed the inventor of the first telephone.

These 10 tech breakthroughs from India Mobile Congress can change our world

The India Mobile Congress 2018, which concluded over the weekend, is South Asia's biggest mobile, internet and tech event.

For most internet tech companies like Google, venturing into hardware will remain a hobby

Google technology is already everywhere, Android is an example. It didn’t need its own hardware product offering to achieve the same.

Remember this: Younger people are as prone to memory disorders as the old

Most everyday memory lapses can be fixed simply by being more mindful and less busy.

Xiaomi struggles to live up to IPO despite scale-up in India & Russia

China-based manufacturer of mostly cheap smartphones has sunk 19% from its post-IPO peak despite a spate of positive ratings.

Huawei eyes no.1 slot in smartphone sector after dethroning Apple

The Chinese giant shipped more than 95 million phones in the first six months, up about 30 per cent from last year.

Google takes on Facebook in India with hyper-local network Neighbourly

In an era of fake news, trolling and privacy concerns, Neighbourly could help Google take on Facebook and WhatsApp. A Mumbai train commuter who witnessed...

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(Clockwise from top right): Archana Sharma, Kusala Rajendran, Aashima Dogra, Nandita Jayaraj, Chandrima Shaha and Dr. Gagandeep Kang (centre)

India’s growth is not in dispute. But women not advancing in STEM holds us back

The male-skewed STEM job market makes Indian parents educate their daughters in scientific fields not to increase their labour market value, but their marriage market value.
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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.