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Nokia gets into festive mood, offers cash back on Lumia 630 and Lumia 530
October 17, 2014
Microsoft's Nokia is getting into the spirit of Diwali festive season. The company is offering two of the Nokia handsets on cash back today - on Lumia 630 one can get a cash back of INR 1,501 and on Lumia 530 one can get a cash back of INR 1,001 today.

Jumbo Electronics, Flipkart to launch YotPhone
October 17, 2014
Leading IT, telecom and consumer electronics retailer and distributor in the UAE, Jumbo Electronics has joined hands with e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, to launch the world's first dual-screen smartphone - YotaPhone - in India, The Financial Express reported.

Videocon launches Infinium Graphite Android KitKat smartphone in India for Rs 10499; It sports a 4.7 inch display, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, Android KitKat 4.4 OS, 1800 mAh battery, 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera and some exiting features
October 17, 2014
It sports a 4.7 inch display, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, Android KitKat 4.4 OS, 1800 mAh battery, 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera and some exiting features

Wonder walls; The future of television is here as leading brands unveil their latest and greatest at a recent industry show, writes Jamie Carter
October 17, 2014
Television has changed so fast. At the start of this century the idea of every home having a 40-inch widescreen, flat screen TV that gets online and shows high-definition detail was unthinkable. Such concepts were for the distant future, but little more than a decade later we already take HDTVs for granted. So what's next? We can forget 3D. While it's set to continue as a default feature in most TVs, demonstrations of new-look 3D technology were missing at Berlin's Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) last month, where the world's TV makers unveiled exactly what they're working on in the labs and, therefore, their visions for the future of TV. The next few years are all about Ultra HD or 4k televisions, all of which boast a resolution panel four times as detailed as modern full HD TVs. That, of course, means bigger, slimmer and flatter TVs are needed - and why not add a curve, too?

How artificial intelligence can be used in point-of-sale displays
October 17, 2014
Artificial intelligence is being experimented with in point-of-sale displays by a team from Queen Mary University and a digital agency.

Apple Releases 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display And A Screen 7 Times Sharper Than HD TVs
October 17, 2014
Apple on Thursday launched the new 27-inch iMac, its all-in-one desktop computer with Retina 5K display, which, according to the company, has the “world's highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels.” However, the price tag could put off the general public and users may have to wait a while before they can enjoy the screen's full power.

QD Vision Wins Prestigious Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
October 16, 2014
QD Vision, Inc. , the leading manufacturer of quantum dot optical components for LCD products, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the highest domestic honor in the field, recognizing chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use.

Yota Devices Invests in YotaPhone Development USD 15 Million
October 16, 2014
Moscow . OREANDA-NEWS. Yota Devices invested only USD 15 million in development and making the first YotaPhone, 1/10th the orginal iPhone cost of development.International companies invest much more in development of their smartphone models. For example, Nokia invested USD 200 million in this in 2012-2013, and development of the original iPhone ended up costing approximately USD 150 million.Yota Devices had approximately 70 people working for it when the first-generation YotaPhone was being developed, enabling the company to make decisions several times faster than the decision-making process at the larger companies. And this certainly helped to cut costs quite substantially. The company explains the difference in smartphone development costs versus the world's major manufacturers by Yota's rational approach to ogsanization of its operations, Lenta.ru reports.Yota Devices also made extensive use of freelancers and consultants, which is far less expensive than paying full-time employees. Altogether, about USD 50 million was invested in organizing the business to develop, set up the production and promotion of two YotaPhone smartphone models.This money was spent to put together an international team, a structure for sales and post-sales service in Russia and overseas. This amount also included the cost of advertising.As a reminder, the first YotaPhone model went on sale in December 2013. Apart from Russia and the CIS, the YotaPhone is available in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and the UAE.Its key distinguishing feature is its two screens, one the conventional LCD screen on the front, and another one based on the E Ink technology.

Nikon D750
October 10, 2014
The Nikon D750 ($2,299.95) is the company's second real effort at making an affordable full-frame D-SLR. It's only $300 more than the D610, but it's much more capable. The D750 uses a 24-megapixel image sensor, but its autofocus system, video recording capabilities, and build quality are equal to that of the 36-megapixel D810. When you add integrated Wi-Fi for remote control and on-the-go file transfer, and a tilting rear display that's a great help for video capture, you've got a camera that is worthy of being called our Editors' Choice. It displaces the Canon EOS 6D as our favorite entry-level full-frame SLR; the 6D has a GPS, which is an expensive add-on for the D750, but its autofocus system and burst capabilities aren't on the same level as the Nikon.

YALTA October 3.
October 03, 2014
Andrei Zverev said on Friday He told TASS that Russia has been creating its own hardware components for quite a long time, and the problem was not linked to technology, but to the economy.


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