The US e-commerce company is beginning to ship Echo speakers in India this week, about a year after bringing them to foreign markets like the UK and Germany. In that time, teams of linguists, speech scientists, developers and engineers have given a decidedly local makeover to the Alexa virtual assistant that powers the speakers.
Ideally, by now people who had booked the JioPhone in August would have got it. Originally, these people were supposed to get the device in the first week of September. But delays happened. It was never officially announced, but the delivery date moved to mid-September, then to September 21 and then finally first week of October. That time is also gone now and JioPhone is yet to reach majority of people who had booked it, although some have got it.
The plan, according to reports, was that Jio will deliver over 6 million JioPhone units by October 10. After that it was also supposed to re-start the pre-booking process for the JioPhone. This is a popular device, largely because it is effectively free, and there are a number of people waiting for it. But now it seems that the delivery date for the 6 million units of JioPhone has been moved to Diwali and pre-booking too will restart after Diwali.
Home-grown automaker Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday announced the launch of the facelift version of KUV100 at starting price of Rs 4.39 lakh and going up to Rs 7.33 lakh. As per the company, the price is introductory for first three months. The facelift KUV 100 would be available in 10 trims with interior and minor mechanical updates.
Reliance Jio allows its subscribers to make unlimited voice calls, but the company also maintains a limit on how long a voice call between two people can last, alert users reported over the weekend. The limit on the duration of a single call is five hours, a customer representative with Reliance Jio told Gadgets 360, with another adding that after one hour itself, the caller could sometimes start to hear some “disturbances” in the connection. A third customer representative said these restrictions affect only a few customers.
Apple Inc. on Tuesday launched the much-awaited iPhone X, the 10-year anniversary edition of Apple’s pioneering touch-screen mobile. Apple’s iPhone X, among the latest entrants in the iPhone series of smartphones, will be clad in glass and stainless steel and will come loaded with features including facial recognition unlocking. The iPhone X will also feature an edge-to-edge display termed as “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone” by chief executive Tim Cook. The iPhone maker touted the new device – iPhone X – as the next generation of mobile computing.
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Mount Etna on the east cost of Sicily, Italy, being one of the few active volcanoes on the Earth, is typically a destination for the tourists. However, it recently had unexpected visitors – robotic rovers meant to land on the Moon and Mars in future. German scientists have found out that the area around Mount Etna offers closest environment matching the surface of the moon and have therefore began testing their rovers there.
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