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Flipkart Completes $1 Billion Fund-Raise, Plans to Raise Another Billion Soon

23 Mar flipkart-600x400

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

India’s e-commerce poster boy Flipkart has completed a $1 Billion fund raise. The company is reportedly planning to go ahead with another round of similar magnitude. Apparently, it is hoping to use the newly generated funds in its coffers to take upon competition as it struggles to remain on the top in an increasingly competitive market. (more…)

PVR Cinemas and HP Join Hands to Debut India’s First VR Lounge in Noida

23 Mar pvr-990x660

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

India’s leading theater franchise, PVR Cinemas has today launched India’s first VR lounge in partnership with Global IT company HP. The VR lounge opened in PVR ECX, Mall of India, Noida features four VR pods, which are powered by HP’s Omen desktops or laptops with HTC Vive headsets. Under this partnership, PVR further seeks to inaugurate about 10 such VR lounges across India by the year end. (more…)

SMRT Partners with NEC to Preempt Bus Accidents Using Artificial Intelligence

23 Mar SMRT-Double-Deckered-buses-990x408

Japanese IT giant NEC has collaborated with the Singapore public transport provider SMRT Corporation to prevent bus accidents using AI technology. (more…)

Sony Silently Launches Entry-Level Smartphone ‘Xperia L1’, Will Go on Sale in Late April

22 Mar xperia-l1-black-990x401

After launching its premium line-up of smartphones under XZ series at MWC this year, Sony has now launched a new smartphone — Xperia L1. Interestingly, this one is an entry-level smartphone, the market segment which Sony has not looked upon in a very long time. (more…)

Meet Bixby, Samsung’s Brand New Voice-Powered Virtual Assistant

22 Mar samsung-e1480409515573

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Apple has one, Microsoft has one, even as Google as one. However, the world’s largest smart manufacturer Samsung has been somewhat lacking in this regard. Not any longer though. The company is upping its antics and has announced a brand new intelligent interface called Bixby.  (more…)

Apple Is About to Give Augmented Reality a Push with a Dedicated Team

22 Mar id-2959634-img_20140919_142836-100602267-orig

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Augmented Reality is the next big Apple. And you can bet that Apple is taking some serious interest in the same. As per a brand new Bloomberg report, the company is working on augmented reality features for the iPhone. The company also has a new device called “Glasses” within its sights, which could then be paired with your smartphone. (more…)

Super Mario Run Is Officially Coming to Android on March 23

21 Mar super-mario-run-990x557

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Yes, it official now! Your favorite plumber is coming to your Android smartphone! This morning Nintendo Americatweeted that their first-ever gaming phenomenon ‘Super Mario Run’ will be making its debut on Android next week. The game was initially released only on iOS back in mid-December but is coming to the Google Play Store on March 23. (more…)

Cash-Deprived LeEco Is Planning to Sell Out Its Massive Silicon Valley Property

21 Mar IMG_20160608_124537_HDR-1024x647

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

After slashing off a major 85 percent of its workforce in India, Chinese phone maker LeEco is now taking its consolidation drive to the United States. The company is looking to sell its massive 49-acre property it purchased from Yahoo last year, as reported by Reuters. It is already said to be involved in advanced talks with a little-known development firm for the sale. (more…)

LG G4 and V10 Owners Affected by Bootloop Issues File Class-Action Lawsuit against the Company

21 Mar lg-g4-featured

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

At the beginning of 2016, several users reported bootloop issues with the LG G4 and V10 smartphones. The said bootloop issue usually arises when someone tries to tinkle with the software. However, in this case, the issue was raised even when people didn’t do anything with software. LG acknowledged the problem and offered to repair the devices. (more…)

Apple Gives Indie Games a Permanent Placement in the App Store

20 Mar apple-india-games

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

With a handful of game development studios dominating the mobile market, independent games are usually drowned out by the noise. But, Apple is now planning to look out for them and has announced the addition of a permanent spot for indie games in the App Store. (more…)