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The Freedom 251 smartphone boasts some surprisingly decent specs.

How the world’s cheapest smartphone compares with its pricier cousins

Noida-based Ringing Bells grabbed headlines on Wednesday with the launch of the Freedom 251 smartphone that will be available for only 251.
Smartflix is a new and impressively sleek app which offers users a clean and simple interface composed of any and every Netflix video available, regional restrictions be damned.

This magic app lets you access Netflix’s entire global library in India

Netflix officially launched operations in India last week, with plans starting at 500 per month. The streaming giant’s launch in India was part of a major global roll out that included 129 other countries across the world.
Microsoft’s Surface line of hybrid tablets didn’t take off in the beginning, but by the 4th version (above), Microsoft had a winner on its hands.

2015: The year tablets finally grew up

Tablets aren’t going to replace laptops any time soon -- but 2015 was the year that they really started blurring the line.
2015 was a year when women in video games were fleshed out characters with gender-neutral skills and strong personalities. From left: Assassin Creed: Syndicate’s Evie Fyre, Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Aloy, and the Rise of the Tomb Raider’s reimagined Lara Croft.

2015: The year when video games started treating women fairly

Female characters in video games are finally being recognised for their gender-neutral attributes and not by their appearance or sexuality.
Twitter

Twitter is at a dead end. Can Google save it?

Something has gone wrong at Twitter, the world’s second largest social media company, even with a monthly active user base of 316 million people and more than 500 million tweets sent out per day .
A person using the French version of the Uber app to order a UberPop cab in Paris. Photo: AFP

Uber to invest $1 bn in India; targets 1 million riders a day

App based taxi aggregator Uber has plans to invest $1 billion into a major initiative in India to target 1 million rides per day by March 2016. The news comes in a few days after it was reported that local rival Ola is in talks to raise $500 million.
OnePlus-2

OnePlus 2 first impressions: One 'Flagship' to rule them all

OnePlus this week announced its long-awaited OnePlus 2 smartphone, and despite its 25,000 price tag, it has all the bells and whistles to make most flagships in the market obsolete.
The Prynt smartphone case.

Spotlight: This case turns your phone into a Polaroid

Let’s face it: smartphone cases are boring. They add extra protection, style or battery life to your device, but most usually stop right there. Now, a small French startup called Prynt is kicking it up a notch.
Amazon-Echo-which-responds-to-voice-commands-and-answers-questions-can-now-turn-compatible-lights-on-and-off-control-fans-heaters-and-other-devices-Photo-AFP

Amazon to take on Apple, Google with 'Alexa' voice assistant

Amazon has announced three initiatives to support its Alexa voice service and accompanying wireless personal assistant, Amazon Echo, including a software development kit and a $100-million fund to back engineers building experiences around human speech.
Google-s-self-driving-car-takes-to-the-street-Photo-Google

Google starts road tests of new self-driving car prototypes

Google has started testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving cars on the roads of Mountain View, California, with safety drivers on board.

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