Apple’s share in global shipments of smartwatches went down to 30 percent

Although Apple continues to dominate the smartwatch market, its share in the global shipments of smartwatches went down to 30 percent in the third quarter of 2018, from 35 percent in the same quarter last year, according to a new report. Global smartwatch shipments grew 53 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of this year with strong […]

Continue Reading

Flickr slashes allowance for free users from 1TB to 1,000 images

Bad news for non-paying Flickr users: the formerly Yahoo-owned photo sharing site will be reducing its free cloud storage limit from a whopping 1TB to just 1,000 pictures, with plans to start deleting excess images early next year. Announced by Andrew Stadlen, VP of Product at Flickr, users on the site’s Free tier will permanently lose access […]

Continue Reading

Motorola One Power will soon be updated to Android 9.0 Pie

Berlin: Motorola One Power will soon get the Android 9.0 Pie update in the coming weeks, indicates a Geekbench listing. When the phone made its debut at this year’s IFA Berlin tech show, it came with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed. However, the company promised that the mid-end device will get upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie before the year […]

Continue Reading

Reliance via blockchain receives India’s first LC payment

Mumbai: In a first for India, HSBC Holdings Plc has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain for an export by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to US-based Tricon Energy. The blockchain-enabled letter of credit (LC) transaction substantially reduced the time taken for such deals, RIL said in a press release. “The use of blockchain offers significant […]

Continue Reading

NASA sets world record with Mars 2020 parachute

NASA has created a world record with its “supersonic parachute” for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg load and was deployed in just four-tenths of a second — twice the speed of sound. Less than two minutes after the launch of a 58-foot-tall (17.7-meter) Black Brant IX sounding rocket on September 7, a payload separated and […]

Continue Reading

Earth’s dust cloud satellites confirmed

Scientists may have confirmed two elusive clouds of dust first reported in 1961, located just 400,000 kilometers away from the Earth. The clouds, named after Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski, are exceptionally faint, so their existence is controversial, said researchers from Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary. The Earth-Moon system has five points of stability where gravitational […]

Continue Reading