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Former Xiaomi executive Barra joins Facebook to lead virtual reality business

Facebook has hired Hugo Barra, the most prominent global executive at Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc, to lead its virtual reality business including the Oculus unit, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said. The 32-year-old Facebook founder has spoken about virtual reality as an important part of the company’s future business, especially as the technology becomes less […]

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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra will join Facebook to work on VR, confirms Mark Zuckerberg

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra will join social network Facebook to help the company further develop its Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities, Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed on Thursday. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said that he was “excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus […]

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Vivo to launch its V5 Plus smartphone in India today

Chinese handset-maker Vivo is expected to launch its V5 Plus smartphone on Monday at an estimated price of Rs 27,980. The Vivo V5 Plus, which was unveiled globally last week along with V5 Lite, runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is powered by […]

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Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year’s humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device. Internal and independent investigations “concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents”, the South Korean company said in a statement. The […]

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Xioami Redmi Note 4 to go on sale on Flipkart, Mi online store in India today

Chinese handset-maker Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 smartphone that was launched on Friday last week will go on sale in India on Monday afternoon at domestic e-commerce player Flipkart’s website and at Xiaomi’s online store — Mi.com. Xiaomi has launched three variants of the Redmi Note 4, after enjoying huge success with its predecessor Redmi Note […]

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Huawei’s P10, P10 Plus expected to launch in March-April

Chinese handset-maker Huawei P10 and P10 Plus is most likely to be expected to be launched in the month of March or April. According to a post on Chinese Twitter-like website Weibo, the Plus variant will have a curved screen, and pictures of the supposed Huawei P10 smartphone were also put out, which showed the […]

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Users forced to follow Trump on Twitter after glitch

Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to follow US President Donald Trump on Twitter after a technical glitch, prompting the social networking site to apologise to users. The new President was handed control of the @POTUS account when he took the oath of office at Friday’s inauguration. Some users parted ways with @POTUS on […]

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As Obama exits White House, PM Narendra Modi now the most followed world leader on Twitter

The Prime Minister has 26.5 million followers on Twitter, most among current world leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now become the most followed world leader on social media after Barack Obama, the 44th president of the US, exited the White House to make way for Donald Trump. PM Modi has the highest number of […]

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Google grabs Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric

Google is acquiring Twitter’s mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor. Terms of the deal were not announced. Twitter last year was in talks to sell itself with several firms including Google parent Alphabet, but without a […]

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched in India for Rs 9,999, to be sold on Flipkart

Chinese handset-maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched its next model of its Redmi series — the Redmi Note 4 — at a starting price of Rs 9,999 on domestic e-commerce platform Flipkart. The device will go on sale from January 23. The Redmi Note 4 comes in three variants — a 2GB RAM/32GB storage version at […]

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