Volvo’s Tesla killer Set To Arrive In 2019

Volvo is building an electric vehicle, and, somewhat surprisingly, it’s not going to cost a ton of money. Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of the luxury car maker’s USA arm, has said that the company aims to launch the car in 2019 with a $35,000 – $40,000 price. Very

Google Maps To Help You Find Your Parked Cars

It is very easy to forget where you parked your car, especially on a city street or in a huge mall parking lot, but Google Maps is here to save the day. The latest beta version of Google Maps for Android (sorry iOS users!) has a few

Dubai Launches World’s ‘Fastest’ Free Wi-Fi Service At Airports

Dubai Airports has announced world’s fastest free Wi-Fi service across its terminals to provide millions of passengers superfast internet access while they wait for their flight. Aptly called WOW-Fi, the service offers a top speed of up to 100 megabits per second (mbps), about ten times faster

Cognizant Likely To Retrench 6,000 Employees

Cognizant is set to cut at least 6,000 jobs, which represents 2.3% of its total workforce, as it struggles with growth in an IT environment that is fast shifting towards new digital services. The variable payout to employees for 2016, too, is expected to be adversely affected.

Netflix Bringing Changes In Rating Content

Netflix is giving away its five-star ratings system for good in favour of a thumbs up/thumbs down one. The streaming service’s VP of Product Todd Yellin said that thumbs up and down got 200 percent more ratings than the star-rating feature when tested on hundred of thousands

Micromax to Unveil 4G-Enabled Feature Phone Soon

Indian handset maker Micromax is aiming to sell 5-6 million units of its upcoming Bharat 1 VoLTE feature phone and Bharat 2 VoLTE smartphone in India over the next 5 to 6 months, which will help it enhance its overall market share and better compete with Chinese

Americans Don’t Lock Their Phones: Survey

A report resurfaced by the Pew Research Center recently shows many Americans don’t even take the most basic steps to secure their smartphones, like, enabling the lock screen. The survey, which was conducted last spring, found that 28 percent (!) of respondents didn’t even use a lock

Wipro To Offer Automotive Engineering Solutions In The US

Wipro has announced opening an automotive engineering centre at Detroit in the US to drive innovation in connected vehicles concepts. The centre in the automotive hub of Detroit will work on vehicle concepts spanning design, product engineering, digital customer-vehicle experiences, artificial intelligence and sensor-driven vehicle data analytics.

Google Eyes Our Kids

In a recent development, the tech giant is opening up its many online services to kids under 13 with a new tool called Family Link, an app that lets parents carefully manage the content on their kids’ devices. It marks one of the first attempts by a

Huawei Chosen As A Platinum Member Of The OpenStack Foundation

The information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei has been selected as a platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation. The OpenStack Foundation promotes the global development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. It is to be mentioned that this is the first time

China Comes Up With Big Data Centre For Children’s Health

China’s first big data research centre for children, which has already collected information on over 200,000 children, has been set up in the central Hubei Province to improve their health.The center, established by Wuhan University and a Beijing-based paediatric technology firm in Wuhan, capital of Hubei, aims