If you like the current state of the internet, you should know about net neutrality. If you are not aware of it, don't worry. Internet is built around the idea of openness. It allows people to connect and exchange information freely, if the information or service is not illegal. Much of this is because of the idea of net neutrality. If you like the current state of the internet, you should know about net neutrality. Many web users are aware of it. But if you are not, don't worry. We explain it here: Click here to register your voice Join The Times of India's campaign to support net neutrality What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is an idea derived from how telephone lines have worked since the beginning of the 20th century. In case of a telephone line, you can dial any number and connect to it. It does not matter if you are calling from operator A to operator B. It doesn't matter if you are calling a restaurant or a drug dealer. The operators neither block the access to a … [Read more...] about What is net neutrality and why it is important?
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Apple fans, here’s some good news for you. E-tailer Flipkart has announced a ‘craziest-ever’ deal on one of the most powerful Apple iPhones in the upcoming Republic Day sale. The e-commerce platform is giving up to Rs 40,000 discount on Apple iPhone XS. The 64GB storage variant of Apple iPhone XS will be available at Rs 49,999 during the five-day long sale. Currently, the iPhone is listed at Rs 89,900 on Flipkart.com. So if you have been planning to buy an iPhone recently, this is one of the best deals you can get. Flipkart’s Republic Day sale will start on January 19 at 12:00am. For Flipkart Plus members, the sale will start early on January 18 at 8pm. The Walmart-backed online retailer has partnered with ICICI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank to offer an instant discount of 10% on all purchases made using these bank cards. Beside, there will be EMI purchase offers from Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and SBI Bank. Other Apple iPhones that will be available on discount … [Read more...] about This is the ‘craziest-ever’ deal on an Apple iPhone
The Flipkart Republic Day sale has started for Plus subscribers at 8PM, January 18. The sale will officially be hosted between January 19 and 22 but Flipkart Plus subscribers are entitled to get early access to the sales. Flipkart has announced that during the Republic Day sale, it will offer up to 80% off on electronics and accessories. Smartwatches from Apple, Samsung will be available at a discount of up to 50%, headphones and speakers category will see a discount of up to 70% from brands including JBL and Boat. Laptops from Asus, Acer and other will be available starting Rs 31,990. Other product categories too will be available on discount during the Flipkart Republic Day sale. TVs and appliances will get a discount of up to 75% off, fashion products will get a discount of up to 80%, home essentials will sell at up to 80% off and Flipkart brands including MarQ and SmartBuy will also sell at up to 80% off. During the four day sale period, Flipkart will offer ‘blockbuster … [Read more...] about Flipkart Republic Day sale starts for these users
In a bid to gain footprint into Cloud game streaming market, Facebook has acquired Spanish video gaming firm PlayGiga. According to a CNBC report, the acquisition comes at a time when tech giants like Apple and Google have rolled out Cloud video game streaming services like Arcade and Stadia. Microsoft has also previewed its xCloud game streaming service. A Spanish business newspaper Cinco Dias claimed that Facebook acquired PlayGiga for about $78 million. "We're thrilled to welcome PlayGiga to the Facebook Gaming team," a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying on Wednesday. PlayGiga was founded in 2013. "We are excited to announce that the PlayGiga team is moving on to something new. We are continuing our work in cloud gaming, now with a new mission. We want to thank all of our partners and customers for their support over the years," the company wrote on its website. Facebook acquired VR headset maker Oculus for $2 billion in 2014. The social networking giant has also … [Read more...] about Facebook has acquired this video gaming company
When it comes to smartphones, people mostly talk about operating systems like Android or iOS. But here is a phone which runs Linux and is meant only for developers. If you are not a techie, you simply can’t use this phone. Dubbed as the PinePhone BraveHeart, this phone is made by a company called Pine64 which focuses on open software. The first batch of the devices have already started to ship. The company categorically states that this phone is meant only for developers. “Only intend for these units to find their way into the hands of users with extensive Linux experience and an interest in Linux-on-phone,” it said. The device doesn’t come with any pre-installed operating system and you are required to install your own Linux build. Priced at $150 or around Rs 11,000, if you are a Linux enthusiast and someone who likes to tinker around your own projects then this phone might interest you. The smartphone offers a 5.95-inch LCD display with a resolution of … [Read more...] about Non-techies, this new phone is not for you