Photo Leak Possibly Reveals BlackBerry’s Upcoming Keyboard Smartphone

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

BlackBerry might have given up on its hardware ambitions but one final phone from the Canadian manufacturer is still in the works. The company is looking to bid adieu to its legacy ‘keyboard’ with the launch of an Android-powered Priv successor. Continue reading 

The Port of Hamburg Embarks on IoT: Air Quality Measurement with Sensors

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Kii, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Enablement Platform provider, has announced collaboration with The Hamburg Port Authority in a smart port project. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) launched an IoT pilot project in March 2016. Continue reading 

Qualcomm Leads Global Ranking of Top 10 Fabless IC Design Companies Based on Annual Revenue for 2016, Says TrendForce

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Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (abbreviation QCT, here referred to as Qualcomm) tops the projected ranking of the top 10 fabless IC design houses worldwide based on annual revenues for 2016, according to TrendForce’s analysis. Broadcom Limited is expected to be runner-up, while MediaTek will take third place. The ranking positions of these three companies are fairly secure in the short term because collectively they would represent about 65% of the total revenue generated all the design houses that are listed on this year’s top 10 ranking. Continue reading 

Grab and Tokyo Century Corporation to Work Together

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Ride-hailing-app operator Grab inked a deal with financial services company Tokyo Century Corporation to work on new leasing and rental car options for GrabCar drivers.  The collaboration could help Grab better compete with Uber by allowing passengers the chance to ride in newer vehicles. The services will be available for GrabCar drivers in all six countries where Grab operates, including Singapore and Malaysia. Continue reading 

Spinoff 2017 Shows How NASA Technology Makes a Difference on Earth

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NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology – innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding, or under a contract with the agency – in products that we all benefit from. Continue reading 

Paytm to Reportedly Merge Its Digital Wallet with the Payments Bank

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By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Paytm, the leading online payment service provider in India, is now planning to merge its digital wallet service with its upcoming payments bank service. As per the report from ET, the step will be taken as soon as the payments bank service gets regulatory approval from RBI. Continue reading 

Apple’s Letter to the NHTSA Suggests Work on Self-Driving Technology

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By  Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

To be or to not to be. Apple’s self-driving cars are a huge secret. At one moment , it seems like the company is going full steam into the field and at the next, it comes up and denies everything. Well, the company has just submitted a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it sent out some pretty strong hints that it might be working on self-driving tech. Continue reading 

Taiwan Becomes Micron’s Major DRAM Production Base as Micron Said to Increase Investment in Taiwan with a New Packaging and Testing Plant for 3D Memory

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Dust has settled down on the long-awaited acquisition between leading US DRAM vendor Micron and Taiwanese Inotera Memories. Continue reading 

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India takes a leaf out of China’s book: QR codes everywhere for mobile payments
QR codes – those cryptic matrix barcodes that contain scannable information – arrived in China from Japan way back in 2010. But it really took off a couple of years later, after ecommerce giant Alibaba and social network titan Tencent adopted it to push digital payments for their businesses. Now you see them everywhere in Chinese cities – it’s in fact the most popular payment method in China. Continue reading 

SoftBank Founder Masayoshi Son Looking to Gift a Million Electric Cars to Ola Drivers

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

To fulfill (or seemingly exceed) his $10 billion commitment to India, SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son has a brilliant and ambitious action plan. He is looking to launch our country on the path of sustainability with the generous contribution of a million electric cars to Ola drivers. Continue reading