The Economic Times
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DOMINANCE IN FASHION Flipkart's strong gains in terms of the value of sales in fiscal 2017 was led by its dominance in key categories such as fashion -- where it claims a 65-70% marketshare -- and an impressive comeback in the smartphone segment after the relatively flat sales in 2015 and till mid-2016. In the first quarter of 2017, Flipkart increased its share in the smartphone category to 57% while Amazon India had a 27% share, according to data from Counterpoint Research. In the whole of 2016, Amazon increased its share to 31% in this category while Flipkart slipped to 44%, the research firm said. Amazon India's surge in sales volume comes from its focus on daily essentials, or fast-moving consumer goods category, a low average sale price (ASP) category which has driven volume growth for it over the last 12 months. "While higher GMV means more sales, higher orders mean more customers or more orders from the same customers, both are desirable for the sizeable growth of the industry," said Krishna Choudhury, senior business analyst at RedSeer Consulting.
ScienceDaily
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TechCrunch
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In-car navigation and infotainment options now abound, and more vehicles are shipping with support for native vehicle smartphone software from Apple and Google. But these all still prove distracting, and take your eyes away from the roadway, if only for a few brief seconds. Navdys dash-mounted aftermarket head-up display (HUD) is a solution to that problem, and after a few months of... Read More
Popular Science
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Health Diabetes: There’s literally an app for that A push of a button causes the cells implanted in this mouse's back to start making insulin. Read on.
Fast Company
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Then it gives them the training needed to screen and treat common illnesses. [Photo: Bret Hartman/TED/ Flick ] Its a system that the organization has proven can work in Liberia, where community health workers now carry backpacks with modern but low-cost medical equipment such as a $1 rapid test for malaria, and a smartphone to track and report on epidemics. Now the organization wants to scale up to reach the rest of the world. Using the prize money, Last Mile Health plans to create the Community Health Academy , a digital platform that will train workers on skills like administering vaccines or how to treat a malnourished infant. The platform, inspired by other digital education platforms like Khan Academy, will be piloted in Liberia and then go global. [Photo: Bret Hartman/TED/ Flick ] The platform, inspired by other digital education platforms like Khan Academy, will be piloted in Liberia and then go global.
Fast Company
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Then it gives them the training needed to screen and treat common illnesses. [Photo: Bret Hartman/TED/ Flick ] Its a system that the organization has proven can work in Liberia, where community health workers now carry backpacks with modern but low-cost medical equipment such as a $1 rapid test for malaria, and a smartphone to track and report on epidemics. Now the organization wants to scale up to reach the rest of the world. Using the prize money, Last Mile Health plans to create the Community Health Academy , a digital platform that will train workers on skills like administering vaccines or how to treat a malnourished infant. The platform, inspired by other digital education platforms like Khan Academy, will be piloted in Liberia and then go global. [Photo: Bret Hartman/TED/ Flick ] The platform, inspired by other digital education platforms like Khan Academy, will be piloted in Liberia and then go global.
Know Your Mobile
15 hours
26/04/2017 - 4:59pm The Alcatel A30 can only be had through Amazon in the US, but its proving quite a popular little device Alcatel has released the Alcatel A30 with very little fanfare - not so much as a peep, in fact. The reason for the silence? Well it's not going to be the most widely available handset on the planet; it's an Amazon exlcusive in the US market only (for now, and maybe forever) and, what's more, there's a Prime Exclusive deal which brings the price down from $99.99 to $59.99, making it one of the cheapest phones with Android Nougat out of the box. Oddly enough, however, we did notice Amazon UK stocks plenty of accessories for the Alcatel A30, making us wonder if the firm has plans to expand availability across the pond. Regardless, even at its base price this is a budget offering, but as well as the Nougat appeal, there are a few other little nuggets to draw your attention to this cheap-as-chips smartphone.
NewsMax
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NewsMax
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Techradar - Reviews
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aTube Catcher is one of a growing number of tools that download videos from the likes of YouTube, Dailymotion and Metacafe. While it's often easy to browse the web on your phone will you travel, there are times when there's no connection available. This is when it pays to have downloaded videos in advance. The videos you download can be converted to a number of popular formats, suitable for playback on a variety of devices. So whether you're looking for the best possible quality to view on a high resolution monitor, or the emphasis is on smaller file size to fit on your smartphone, aTube Catcher can do the job for you. There's also a screen recorder that can be used to capture video from your screen, and a disc burning option. You might not expect it from what many people would not consider 'serious' software, but aTube Catcher includes an automatic updater that ensures you're always using the most recent, most secure, and most feature-packed version of the program.
The Economist - China
17 hours
Weighing them up against BMWs A MAN pedals a brand-new, orange and silver bicycle to his office door. He dismounts in the middle of the pavement, flicks down the kickstand and disappears inside. A woman approaches and waves her smartphone over a QR code near the rear mudguard. The lock snaps open and off she rides. These days, China’s once bicycle-clogged streets are choked with cars. But some urbanites are getting back on two (motorless) wheels, lured by the ease of using shareddocklessbikes controlled by high-tech gadgetry. For years, bike-sharing schemes have been common in big cities around the world, including in China. Examples include Paris’s Vélib and London’s Santander Cycles (“Boris bikes”). But these require customers to return the bicycles to docking stations. In China, a more user-friendly approach is spreading rapidly. It involves bikes that can be paid for using a smartphone and left anywhere.
Reuters
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The Sun Daily
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BANGKOK: A Penangite suspected to be the key member of a drug syndicate has been described as a brutal enforcer who never hesitated to mete out punishment including torturing any members of the syndicate who failed to carry out his orders. The 44-year old man was nabbed at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport two day ago by a heavily armed Thai Police before he boarded a flight back to Malaysia. According to a Thai Police source who was involved in the interrogation of the Penang-man said, the man beat and tortured friends' of two syndicate members who failed in their attempt to smuggle drugs into Malaysia late last year. "He beat and tortured their (syndicate members') friends and sent the chilling images of the torture via smartphone to the two syndicate members after finding out their failure to smuggle drugs to Malaysia," said the source who declined to reveal his identity due to the sensitive information he shared with Bernama today.
Daily Express - Technology
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ONLINE listing claims fans don't have long to wait to get their hand on the new Nokia 3310 smartphone.
TechCrunch
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Phys.Org
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Parents can toss out the owner's manual for that new smartphone or tablet—they can get all the digital assistance they need from their teens.
Fast Company
20 hours
And third, new transportation and logistics more efficiently move economic activity. The first industrial revolution was led in Britain by steam-powered printing, which converged with cheap coal, then the steam engine to move the coal. The second industrial revolution kicked off in the U.S. when centralized communication was introduced by the telephone (later came radio and TV). When the telephone converged with cheap Texas oil, powered by the combustion engine, and the automobile and interstate highways, it created the advancements of the 20th century. Today, Rifkin says the new paradigm is the convergence of a digital communication internet, a digital renewable energy internet, and a digital automated transportation and logistics internet, to create a super-internet of things infrastructure. The first aspect is already well underway and sitting in your pocket right now in the form of your smartphone.
Techradar
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Video memory and clock speed are the two areas MSI Afterburner shines the most when it comes to overclocking your machine. Be warned, though mucking about with this settings can seriously overheat your rig, so make sure your cooling unit is set to full blast before you start cooking your GPU. Download here: MSI Afterburner 7. f.lux Away from your smartphone, gaming sessions usually mean long stretches in front of your display, straining those peepers of yours in the quest for trophies and achievements. Its a fine old life, but its not going to do your eyes any good in the long run. One potential solution is a piece of software specifically designed to make your monitor that bit less damaging over long periods. One such option is f.lux , and its especially useful if you like getting in your gaming hours later at night with the lights down low.
The Week
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Take the size of your bag down a notch or two with one of these chic but tiny designer accessories In Depth Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:24am This season, bigger is not necessarily better. In what could be called a rebellion against the domination of practical larger bags, design houses from Dolce Gabbana to Stella McCartney have been launching ranges of micro equivalents. Their travel-light nature has been gaining these little luxuries some serious fashion credentials, whether worn solo or as an added extra to save searching for your keys in the bottom of your usual handbag. Here we take a look at some of spring/summer 2017's most sought-after examples. Mini Lucia' bag, £1,450, Dolce Gabbana Dolce Gabbana have created several ornate versions of their Lucia bag, including this petite gold metallic calf leather version. Fashioned in the iconic box silhouette, this miniature is lined in pink leather, comes complete with an accompanying compact mirror and is just big enough to fit your smartphone.
Autocar
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0-litre engine would seem to leave the door open for a fully fledged performance version of the new Picanto, Kia officials say no such car is planned, as the company is instead putting its hot hatch ambitions into the new Rio GT , which is due in 2018. Upmarket interior The new Picanto’s cabin is dominated by a new 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, which will be standard-fit in the UK. Drivers will be able to control their smartphones using the Apple Carplay and Android Auto services, while the options list includes a reversing camera, wireless smartphone charger and USB port. When it comes to luggage space, the Picanto’s boot can now carry up to 255 litres – more than Hyundai’s i10 – and up to 1010 litres with the rear seats folded flat. While exact specifications for the UK have yet to be confirmed, we do know the Picanto will be offered in 1,2, and 3 trim levels, plus the new GT-Line and GT-Line S specifications.
Daily Express - Technology
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SAMSUNG’S Galaxy S8 will go on sale later this week but a render of upcoming smartphone may make you think twice before buying one.
Daily Express - Technology
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APPLE iPhone owners should be aware of a frustrating new glitch that causes the smartphone to crash and restart. And there's no known fix for the glitch.
SiteProNews
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Techradar
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It's getting closer to mid-2107, a time when Tesltra said it would have 99% of the country covered with speedy 4G , but it hasn't forgotten to keep its smartphone offering fresh. With family data plans and the ability to upgrade your smartphone every 12 months when you're on a 24-month plan, Telstra's array of flashy new handsets mean it's never a bad time to start looking for an upgrade. They all support Tesltra's 4GX network capabilities too, making for increased data speeds in most major city and rural areas. Traditionally, Telstra has been very selective with which OEM partners it works with and it tends only to take on the big name products. But that's just fine, because there's plenty of quality to be found among the big guns. Samsung Galaxy S8 The Samsung Galaxy S8 is designed for those who just want a great phone and arent bothered about the cost.