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HTC One M9 gold edition smartphone to be release in Dubai for Dh 2,749 by March end

DUBAI: HTC finally announced to launch its new smartphone HTC One M9 fully gold edition in UAE for Dh 2,749. It is a notable that the price of HTC One M9 is same as the HTC One M8 last year. The HTC One M9 will be hitting UAE shelves by the end of March. The HTC One M9 finally appeared ... Read More »

Netflix partners with Optus, ready to launch in Australia on March 24, offers free six-month subscription

SYDNEY: Netflix the US streaming entity has entered into a partnership with Optus the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. Netflix has announced that it is launching in Australia on March 24. In early days of launch Netflix will provide a six-month free subscription to all the to new and recontracting Optus customers on certain broadband and mobile plans. Netflix ... Read More »

$199 Nvidia Shield games console runs Google’s Android, streams 4K video, challenges PS4, Xbox One

LONDON: Nvidia has launched a new Shield game console in $199 only which is able to run Google Android and can also stream 4K videos. Nvidia Shield is also capable of competing with the likes of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as Apple TV. What’s more, the company is building in a technology called Nvidia GRID that ... Read More »

Huawei introduces 2nd generation MediaPad X2 with 2.0GHz 930 Kirin ultra octa chipset, 64 bit octa-core CPU

LAHORE: Huawei unveiled the Huawei MediaPad X2 at Mobile World Congress 2015. “Following the success of the Huawei MediaPad X1, and having inherited the signature feature of our large screen design, the Huawei MediaPad X2 represents our faith and commitment in creating better quality product with our technology and innovation.” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei consumer business group. “As the ... Read More »

Latest version of WhatsApp v2.11.541 brings voice calling feature to Android users

NEW YORK: The latest version of WhatsApp v2.11.541 is still in beta version. This is the version that brought along the voice calling feature to the Android users. However, this feature is long gone and only those who had activated it can still access it on their Android devices. Despite the short life of the WhatsApp voice calling feature, it ... Read More »

Australia sells 90,424 cars in Feb 2015, sets new record, Toyota stands first with 2861 sales, Mitsubishi second with 1988, Ford 3rd with 1953  

MELBOURNE: Australia is being an emerging market for auto makers as car selling ratio in Australia increasing day-by-day. Australian car sellers witnessed a 4.2 percent increase in its sale in February 2015 as compeered to the February 2014. In February 2015 Australia sold around 90,424 cars. In that ratio Toyota Hilux secured the top place with 2861sales, Mitsubishi with Triton ... Read More »

Hyundai shows new teaser sketches of i20 Active SUV, likely to unveil in few weeks

NEW DELHI: Hyundai’s new i20 Active is now on track for an official unveiling in the coming weeks. These new teaser sketches, although now somewhat redundant, offer a clean if predictably stylised look at the new light crossover. As with Volkswagen’s CrossPolo and the larger Subaru XV, Hyundai’s new compact SUV is essentially the regular i20 on stilts. A taller ... Read More »

Sialkot: Six booked for using substandard material in Ashiana Housing Scheme

SIALKOT: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has registered corruption cases against six senior officials of the Housing and Physical Planning Department and a contractor for using substandard material in the construction of houses under the Punjab government’s Ashiana Housing Scheme, Sialkot. ACE Gujranwala Regional Director Dr Suhail Anwar Chaudhry said that a high-level team of ACE conducted a detailed inquiry following ... Read More »

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BMW i8 sell 18,000 units worldwide, launches in India for Rs 2.29 crore

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Yahoo Mobile Development Suite launched to court mobile app developers

LONDON: Yahoo is determined to get its position back and tighten its belt to fasten the progress rate. For this purpose the company has launched Yahoo Mobile Development Suite to court mobile app developers at it first ever developers conference. According to ChinaTopix, many of the features come from Yahoo’s acquisition of the mobile analytics firm, Flurry. Flurry offers analytics ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz launches 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 sports sedan AMG C 63 for $154,900 to set BMW M3 back in Australia  

SYDNEY: Mercedes-Benz has launched launches 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 sports sedan AMG C 63 for $154,900 to set its old rival BMW M3 back in the race in Australia. The pricing of the new W205-generation C-Class flagship undercuts its most obvious rival, the $156,430 BMW M3 as well as the farewell 507 Edition of the outgoing W204 naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre V8 sedan. ... Read More »

Toyota Prius C, Camry, Aurion to hit markets till mid 2015, LandCruiser, HiLux redesign in late 2015, Prius redesign, Fortuner in early 2016

CANBERRA: Toyota’s all-new seven-seat Ford Everest fighter set to arrive within months of HiLux and follow eight major releases this year Toyota Australia will add yet another SUV to its range. The next-generation Fortuner off-roader will arrive by this time next year — just months after the launch of the redesigned HiLux ute on which it’s based. The Japanese giant ... Read More »

Australia’s next-generation patrol, pursuit fleets continues, ACT kicking off test program with Volvo’s S60 T6 R-Design sedan

CANBERRA: Research into Australia’s next-generation patrol and pursuit fleets continues, with cops in the ACT this week kicking off a test program with Volvo’s S60 T6 R-Design sedan. The midsized sedan, decked out in full police livery and loaded with the requisite lights and computer tech, will be evaluated over the coming year for its potential as a full-time addition ... Read More »

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare adds Exo-Zombies mod, new weapons, powers up, new characters

SYDNEY: Exo-Zombies Mode is a new game mode featured in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It’s a brand new storyline revolving around 4 employees working at Jonathan Irons’ private military organization, Atlas Corporation. Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Outbreak Weapons, Power Ups, Upgrades The new storyline is divided across 4 episodes, the first of which is featured in Outbreak. Exo-Zombies Mode ... Read More »

Audi launches second showroom in Bengaluru, becomes top Indian luxury car brand

CHENNAI: German luxury car manufacturer Audi has opened its second showroom in Bengaluru. This is the third Audi showroom in Karnataka. Based on a unique Central Business District concept, this showroom is the second of its kind in the country after Audi Delhi Central. “Audi is the undisputed No1 luxury car brand in India. We command a leadership position in ... Read More »

China witnesses 85% increase in metallurgical coke export

BEIJING: China has showed 85% increase in the exports of metallurgical coke in 2014 which reached to 85.1 million metric ton. This was the highest annual export figure recorded since 2008, when volumes hit 12.17 million mt. December exports increased 36% year on year to 1.02 million mt — the largest monthly export volume since September 2008. The December figure ... Read More »

Automakers gear up efforts to make car of the future

LAS VEGAS: It has four wheels, is always connected and the driver is optional: the car of the future is starting to take shape from collaboration between automakers and their technology partners. The Mercedes Benz F 015, an electric and autonomous concept car, is introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 5, 2014. At this ... Read More »

Porsche introduces digital outdoor campaign on billboards

MELBOURNE: Porsche launches digital outdoor campaign that detects oncoming Porsches. Porsche has launched a new digital outdoor campaign that will display a tailored message on a Melbourne Airport digital billboard when it detects a Porsche car approaching. The campaign, created by Ooh Media and creative agency The Ross Partnership, will automatically change the content on the digital billboard to the ... Read More »

Philippines Customs fails to collect $9.15b in 2014

MANILA: The Bureau of Customs will likely miss its 2014 collections goal even as revenue in the 11 months to November grew at double-digit pace on the back of “major headway made in reducing smuggling, quoting Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla. The Bureau of Customs has a collection target of 408 billion pesos ($9.15 billion) this year. NOTE: Reuters has ... Read More »