Microsoft Surface tablet images appear in patent filings

A new Patent titled “Hinged Design” about Surface Phone, Surface Mobile has been granted to Microsoft. The latest patent gives us a clearer look at the “hinged device” Microsoft is said to be working on.

Reports in the past have suggested that Microsoft is working on a foldable mobile device that will be powered by Andromeda, the full Windows 10 on


Here’s how to guard yourself against Christmas con on Facebook

Use caution before participating in any gift exchange program on Facebook as a Christmas con is doing the rounds on social media to take advantage of your generosity during the festive season, warns a report. Christmas is meant to be the time of giving, but con artists are capitalizing on that in a cynical scam on Facebook, reported.



Google will not display news from sites that hide country of origin

Google has been stepping up its fight against fake news in an effort to prevent factually incorrect information from being spread through its search engine. The search giant has recently also joined ‘The Trust Project’ to fight fake news. In the latest move, the company has updated its Google News guidelines to forbid sites that “misrepresent or co


Microsoft AI helping Indian farmers increase crop yields

New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said.

In a few dozen villages in Telengana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, farmers are


Increased customs duty a statutory industry-wise hike: Apple

The government’s decision to hike the customs duty from 10 percent to 15 percent for mobile handsets is a statutory industry-wise hike, Apple India said. “There is no comment on this as it’s a statutory industry-wise duty hike,” an Apple official told IANS.

The notification issued by the Department of Revenue under the Finance Ministry said customs


This is how your smartphone can help fight cyber crime

Taking a cue from tiny variations in the smartphone camera’s sensors, a team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device. The advancement opens the possibility of using smartphones — instead of body parts — as a form of identification to deter cybercrime, said the researchers from the Un


How smartphone players in India can keep innovating in 2018

The year 2017 is likely to be remembered as the year of transition. And 2018 is going to be the year of experiments for the smartphone industry — marking the start of a second era of handsets for Indian consumers.

Handset players will attempt various strategies as they have different agendas to drive and achieve distinct goals. There can be no

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