In a first for Cuba, state-run telecom launching internet on cellphones

In a first for Cuba, state-run telecom launching internet on cellphones

People sit and stand near a Wi-Fi hotspot in Havana, March 17, 2016. (REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/Files)   The country has been considered as one of the Western Hemisphere’s ‘least connected countries’   HAVANA, December 5 (Reuters):  Cubans will be able to access the internet on their mobile phones from Thursday, state-run telecoms monopoly ETECSA said, marking […]

2 in 3 Indians can’t stop using phones: Survey

2 in 3 Indians can’t stop using phones: Survey

Commuters watch videos on their mobile phones as they travel in a suburban train in Mumbai on April 2, 2016. (REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo)   New Delhi, July 6 (IANS): Digital devices have now become such a big part of so many people in India that two-thirds of users in the country find it difficult to […]

Close to 40 million JioPhones sold so far: Report

Close to 40 million JioPhones sold so far: Report

A sales person displays JioPhone as she poses for a photograph at a store of Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. (REUTERS File Photo)   New Delhi, April 25 (IANS): Highlighting the fact that JioPhone is already a meaningful contributor Reliance Jio’s growth, a recent survey estimates that total JioPhones sold […]

5G to herald next wave of satellite communications: Report

5G to herald next wave of satellite communications: Report

Jordan Jtakin walks though a 5G wireless broadband technology display in the Intel booth during the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. (REUTERS Photo)   New Delhi, April 25 (IANS):  Augmenting 5G mobile networks with next-generation satellite capabilities may help satellite operators become a major player in the emerging 5G ecosystem, leading data and analytics […]

Motorola ‘Moto G6’ series leaked ahead of launch

San Francisco, April 19 (IANS):  Details of Lenovo-owned Motorola’s upcoming “Moto G6” series have been leaked online ahead of its launch, the media reported.   Online smartphone retailers Carphone Warehouse and Amazon released pictures of the upcoming “Moto G6” and “Moto G6 Plus”.   However, the pages were removed soon after the media reported about […]

Apple working on iPhone SE 2: Report

Apple working on iPhone SE 2: Report

Silhouette of mobile user is seen next to a screen projection of Apple logo in this picture illustration taken March 28. (REUTERS Photo)   San Francisco, April 19 (IANS): Apple is reportedly working on several iPhone models and have registered those model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a Russian-language regulatory organisation.   A […]

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ top global smartphone ratings: Report

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ top global smartphone ratings: Report

New York, April 16 (IANS): Newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have topped the global smartphone ranking by the US-based magazine Consumer Report’s smartphone ratings based on durability, speed and sound.   According to the platforms’s durability test, S9 made it through 100 drops with just minor scratches. The S9+ survived the first 50 drops […]

5G smartphones to hit over 100 mn units by 2021

5G smartphones to hit over 100 mn units by 2021

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS): The 5G smartphone shipments are expected to grow a whopping 255 per cent by 2021, almost reaching 110 million units, a new report said on Tuesday.   According to Counterpoint Research, while the growth will be slow during the initial commercialisation phase in 2019, there will be an uptick in […]

Your smartphone is damaging the environment, says study

Your smartphone is damaging the environment, says study

Toronto, March 4 (IANS) Smartphones and data centres will be the most damaging information and communications technologies to the environment by 2040, warns a new study.   For the study, the researchers studied the carbon footprint of consumer devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktops as well as data centres and communication networks.   Their […]

Smartphone addiction is more dangerous than you thought. It causes depression, anxiety

Smartphone addiction is more dangerous than you thought. It causes depression, anxiety

Seoul, December 4 (PTI): Prolonged use of smartphones may significantly increase the risk of depression, anxiety and insomnia among teenagers, a study warns. Researchers from the Korea University in South Korea have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet.   They used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) […]

Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids

Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids

New York, May 25 (IANS) Do you spend too much time on your smartphone during mealtime, playtime and routine activities or conversations with your kids? If so, it may lead to behavioural issues in your children, warned researchers.   A new study suggests that even low or seemingly normal amounts of technology-related interruption were associated […]