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Tag: Mobile Phones

This district is world's 1st place to get 5G coverage!

Shanghai: In what could be seen as a significant development in the world of mobile communication, 5G coverage was introduced for the first time in China. Shanghai on Saturday claimed to have the world’s first district with 5G coverage and a broadband gigabit network. It conducted trial runs of the 5G network, backed by telecom […]

Police bust dacoit gang in Koraput; 9 arrested

Koraput : A joint police team from Koraput and Jeypore has successfully busted a notorious dacoit gang and arrested nine of its members yesterday. Police have seized cash worth Rs 25,000, sharp weapons, mobile phone and three bikes from the possession of the robbers. “Acting on a tip-off, a team of cops from Jeypore Sadar […]

Users are being tracked on smartphones despite disabled feature: Google

San Franciso: Google has updated a help page for customers of mobile phones to acknowledge that they still can be tracked for using its Search or Maps services, even if they turn off the phone’s tracking feature. In the help page for the Location History setting, Google clarified, “This setting does not affect other location […]

Miscreants loot cash, mobile phones from 20 truck drivers

Rourkela: Unidentified miscreants looted cash worth over Rs 1 lakh and mobile phones from around 20 truck drivers by brandishing weapons near Kalta police outpost in Bonai of Sundergarh district late last night. According to sources, the dacoits intercepted the trucks near a limestone quarry under Kalta police outpost in Bonai of the district. Later, […]

Customs duty hike on mobile phones set to hurt consumers

New Delhi: In a bid to protect domestic smartphone manufacturers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hiked customs duty on mobile phones to 20 per cent from 15 per cent — a move that will force foreign players to pass on the burden to consumers. “Customs duty on import of mobile phone parts will be […]

TRAI slashes mobile termination charges to 6 paise per minute

  New Delhi:The Indian telecom regulator on Tuesday came out with a regulation where it has more than halved the call termination charges from mobile to mobile to 6 paise per minute effective from October 1, 2017. “For mobile to mobile, termination charge has been reduced from 14 paise per minute to 6 paise per […]

India-born Arun Netravali wins Marconi Prize for digital video technology

Bengaluru: India-born and US-based Arun Netravali, former Bell Labs President, is the winner of the 2017 Marconi Prize for his pioneering work in digital video technology, used in mobile phones and television sets, announced the Marconi Society on Friday. “Netravali’s pioneering work on video compression standards served as the key base technology for MPEG (Moving […]

Many Panchayat candidates have no mobiles or bank accounts

Kendrapara: The ensuing three-tier panchayat polls has thrown up quite a few paradoxes with several candidates not having mobile phones, bank accounts or post office passbooks. As per the sworn affidavits furnished at the district election office, there are instances of candidates in the fray having no movable or immovable property of their own. Penniless […]

Four looters nabbed, 13 mobile phones, 2 bikes seized

Bhubaneswar: Kharavela Nagar police today apprehended four looters and seized 13 mobile phones and two bikes from their possession. The arrested have been identified as Akshaya Behera (20), Sidhanta Nayak (19) and Guru Behera (20) of Bhattapada village under Mancheswar Police Station limits and Biswajit Nayak (23) of PHD Colony in Kedarpalli area under Capital […]