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  • Microsoft has quietly rebranded Windows Store, the flagship store for apps and games, to Microsoft Store. The rechristening comes as part of a software update the company pushed to some Windows 10 Insiders (beta testers).Besides the name, nothing much has changed as part of the rebranding, news site MSPowerUser reported on Friday. Users will, however, notice a new logo for the Microsoft Store, which instead of Windows logo, now has Microsoft logo. Users who haven't signed up for Windows Insider program won't see the change yet. We've reached out to Microsoft to comment on the reasons for the rebranding, and will update this copy once we hear back.Photo Credit: MSPowerUserMicrosoft hasn't made any announcement about the move, but the rebranding of Windows Store is in line with some of its previous efforts to align its online and brick-and-mortar stores. But the company may have bigger ambitionms in mind. The company calls its online store as Microsoft Store Onlin..

    Windows Store Is Now Microsoft Store as Company Begins Rebranding

    Microsoft has quietly rebranded Windows Store, the flagship store for apps and games, to Microsoft Store. The rechristening comes as part of a software update the company pushed to some Windows 10 Insiders (beta testers).Besides the name, nothing much has changed as part of the rebranding, news site MSPowerUser reported on Friday. Users will, however, notice a new logo for the Microsoft Store, which instead of Windows logo, now has Microsoft logo. Users who haven't signed up for Windows Insider program won't see the change yet. We've reached out to Microsoft to comment on the reasons for the rebranding, and will update this copy once we hear back.Photo Credit: MSPowerUserMicrosoft hasn't made any announcement about the move, but the rebranding of Windows Store is in line with some of its previous efforts to align its online and brick-and-mortar stores. But the company may have bigger ambitionms in mind. The company calls its online store as Microsoft Store Onlin..
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  • Japan's Toshiba is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by US private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.Toshiba said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell the prized unit to the Bain consortium, and had been expected to formalise the sale on Thursday.Instead, South Korea's SK Hynix, part of the winning consortium, said talks were still ongoing. Sources familiar with the matter confirmed consortium members were still wrangling over details of their agreement and said commitment letters from all participants were still needed before the sale could be signed formally."There are some key issues still to be agreed upon in the content approved by Toshiba's board," the South Korean chipmaker said in a statement, adding that it would continue talks.Toshiba and Bain did not immediately reply to a request for comment.Adding to uncertainty, jilted suitor and Tos..

    Toshiba, Keen to Seal $18 Billion Chips Sale, Wrestles With Last-Minute Delays

    Japan's Toshiba is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by US private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.Toshiba said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell the prized unit to the Bain consortium, and had been expected to formalise the sale on Thursday.Instead, South Korea's SK Hynix, part of the winning consortium, said talks were still ongoing. Sources familiar with the matter confirmed consortium members were still wrangling over details of their agreement and said commitment letters from all participants were still needed before the sale could be signed formally."There are some key issues still to be agreed upon in the content approved by Toshiba's board," the South Korean chipmaker said in a statement, adding that it would continue talks.Toshiba and Bain did not immediately reply to a request for comment.Adding to uncertainty, jilted suitor and Tos..
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  • Opera has released a new developer update bringing VR headset support to watch 360-degree videos from the Web. The latest Opera Developer 49 (for Linux, macOS, Windows) comes with a built-in VR 360 player and supports headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and other OpenVR compatible devices.The VR 360 player integrated in the latest Opera Developer 49 version will automatically detect an installed VR headset. Therefore, when a user browses a video, a button above the video (next to Opera's video pop out button) labelled Watch in VR will appear. Clicking on the button will open the video in the installed VR headset easily. Furthermore, you don't need a mouse or a keyboard to more around the video, and a simple gesture of the head will work. Opera also notes that the new video playback will not only support 360-degree videos but standard videos as well. You can launch any 2D movie or standard 180-degree video through the headset as well. Also, it's worth mentioning that th..

    Opera Developer 49 Brings 360-Degree Videos Support for VR Headsets

    Opera has released a new developer update bringing VR headset support to watch 360-degree videos from the Web. The latest Opera Developer 49 (for Linux, macOS, Windows) comes with a built-in VR 360 player and supports headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and other OpenVR compatible devices.The VR 360 player integrated in the latest Opera Developer 49 version will automatically detect an installed VR headset. Therefore, when a user browses a video, a button above the video (next to Opera's video pop out button) labelled Watch in VR will appear. Clicking on the button will open the video in the installed VR headset easily. Furthermore, you don't need a mouse or a keyboard to more around the video, and a simple gesture of the head will work. Opera also notes that the new video playback will not only support 360-degree videos but standard videos as well. You can launch any 2D movie or standard 180-degree video through the headset as well. Also, it's worth mentioning that th..
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  • Japan's Toshiba is expected to formalise the sale of its prized memory chip unit on Thursday to a group led by US private equity firm Bain Capital, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action.The embattled conglomerate said on Wednesday it had agreed to the sale, but the formal signing of the contract is awaiting commitment letters from all participants, sources have said.Toshiba, struggling to plug a yawning balance sheet hole, has been trying to sell its chip business since late January. The sale of the world's second-largest producer of NAND memory chips brings the group closer to the end of a tangled and fraught process.As late as Tuesday night, sources said Toshiba was leaning towards selling the business to Western Digital.But even after Toshiba officials announced that the JPY 2 trillion ($18 billion or roughly Rs. 1,14,817 crores) deal had been reached, question marks remain - not least around antitrust approvals and the..

    Toshiba Prepares to Formalise Chip Unit Sale to Bain Capital, Rejected Suitor Steps Up Legal Action

    Japan's Toshiba is expected to formalise the sale of its prized memory chip unit on Thursday to a group led by US private equity firm Bain Capital, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action.The embattled conglomerate said on Wednesday it had agreed to the sale, but the formal signing of the contract is awaiting commitment letters from all participants, sources have said.Toshiba, struggling to plug a yawning balance sheet hole, has been trying to sell its chip business since late January. The sale of the world's second-largest producer of NAND memory chips brings the group closer to the end of a tangled and fraught process.As late as Tuesday night, sources said Toshiba was leaning towards selling the business to Western Digital.But even after Toshiba officials announced that the JPY 2 trillion ($18 billion or roughly Rs. 1,14,817 crores) deal had been reached, question marks remain - not least around antitrust approvals and the..
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  • Netgear on Tuesday launched two new routers in the Orbi series - the RBK30 and RBK40 Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems - for small to mid-sized homes in India. The Orbi series started with the RBK50 and introduced a new design language. The new RBK30 and RBK40 start at Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 26,000, respectively, and will be available on Amazon India from the Diwali season.The Orbi RBK30 and RBK40 follow a similar design but are smaller and less powerful in terms of coverage area compared to the Orbi RBK50. Netgear says it is introducing new form factors for Orbi to provide customers with more choice of style and flexibility of Wi-Fi placement. The Orbi RBK30 has a smaller range of 3,500 square feet compared to the Orbi RBK40 that can cover an area of up to 4,000 square feet. Both the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite for wider coverage area.Additionally, the new Orbi Systems support 802.11ac AC2200 Wi-Fi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, supporting simultaneous ..

    Netgear Launches Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems for Small to Mid-Sized Homes in India: Price, Specifications

    Netgear on Tuesday launched two new routers in the Orbi series - the RBK30 and RBK40 Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems - for small to mid-sized homes in India. The Orbi series started with the RBK50 and introduced a new design language. The new RBK30 and RBK40 start at Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 26,000, respectively, and will be available on Amazon India from the Diwali season.The Orbi RBK30 and RBK40 follow a similar design but are smaller and less powerful in terms of coverage area compared to the Orbi RBK50. Netgear says it is introducing new form factors for Orbi to provide customers with more choice of style and flexibility of Wi-Fi placement. The Orbi RBK30 has a smaller range of 3,500 square feet compared to the Orbi RBK40 that can cover an area of up to 4,000 square feet. Both the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite for wider coverage area.Additionally, the new Orbi Systems support 802.11ac AC2200 Wi-Fi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, supporting simultaneous ..
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  • The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale has started, with deals on TVs, smartwatches, and accessories. However, if you are looking to buy a smartphone, you will have to wait a day as the Flipkart offers on mobile phones go live at 12am on Thursday. But that doesn't mean you can't check out the Flipkart offers on mobiles to decide which one suits your requirements and budget the best. The e-commerce brand has revealed the deals it will provide on smartphones, and among the most attractive offers is the Rs. 16,010 discount on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Rs. 25,000 discount on the Huawei P9 smartphones. There will also be the "lowest prices on all iPhone models," apart from exclusive launches, exchange discounts, no cost EMIs, and Buyback Guarantee to make the Flipkart offers more attractive. So scroll down to check out all the Flipkart offers on mobiles revealed so far.Paytm Mera Cashback Sale Offers: Deals on iPhone 7, Google Pixel, TVs, and MoreFlipkart offers on mobilesAs mentioned a..

    Flipkart Offers on Mobiles Revealed: Big Billion Days Deals on Samsung Galaxy S7, Lowest Prices on iPhones, and More

    The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale has started, with deals on TVs, smartwatches, and accessories. However, if you are looking to buy a smartphone, you will have to wait a day as the Flipkart offers on mobile phones go live at 12am on Thursday. But that doesn't mean you can't check out the Flipkart offers on mobiles to decide which one suits your requirements and budget the best. The e-commerce brand has revealed the deals it will provide on smartphones, and among the most attractive offers is the Rs. 16,010 discount on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Rs. 25,000 discount on the Huawei P9 smartphones. There will also be the "lowest prices on all iPhone models," apart from exclusive launches, exchange discounts, no cost EMIs, and Buyback Guarantee to make the Flipkart offers more attractive. So scroll down to check out all the Flipkart offers on mobiles revealed so far.Paytm Mera Cashback Sale Offers: Deals on iPhone 7, Google Pixel, TVs, and MoreFlipkart offers on mobilesAs mentioned a..
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  • Netgear on Tuesday launched two new routers in the Orbi series - the RBK30 and RBK40 Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems - for small to mid-sized homes in India. The Orbi series started with the RBK50 and introduced a new design language. The new RBK30 and RBK40 start at Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 26,000, respectively, and will be available on Amazon India from the Diwali season.The Orbi RBK30 and RBK40 follow a similar design but are smaller and less powerful in terms of coverage area compared to the Orbi RBK50. Netgear says it is introducing new form factors for Orbi to provide customers with more choice of style and flexibility of Wi-Fi placement. The Orbi RBK30 has a smaller range of 3,500 square feet compared to the Orbi RBK40 that can cover an area of up to 4,000 square feet. Both the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite for wider coverage area.Additionally, the new Orbi Systems support 802.11ac AC2200 Wi-Fi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, supporting simultaneous ..

    Neatgear Launches Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems for Small to Mid-Sized Homes in India: Price, Specifications

    Netgear on Tuesday launched two new routers in the Orbi series - the RBK30 and RBK40 Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems - for small to mid-sized homes in India. The Orbi series started with the RBK50 and introduced a new design language. The new RBK30 and RBK40 start at Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 26,000, respectively, and will be available on Amazon India from the Diwali season.The Orbi RBK30 and RBK40 follow a similar design but are smaller and less powerful in terms of coverage area compared to the Orbi RBK50. Netgear says it is introducing new form factors for Orbi to provide customers with more choice of style and flexibility of Wi-Fi placement. The Orbi RBK30 has a smaller range of 3,500 square feet compared to the Orbi RBK40 that can cover an area of up to 4,000 square feet. Both the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite for wider coverage area.Additionally, the new Orbi Systems support 802.11ac AC2200 Wi-Fi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, supporting simultaneous ..
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  • Ahead of Google's Pixel event on October 4, several leaks regarding the company's upcoming devices have now surfaced on the Internet. We already told you about the leaks on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones but the details on the company's upcoming Chromebook - Pixelbook, the mini variant of its Home smart speaker, and the next generation of Daydream VR headsets, have also been leaked.First talking about the details on the upcoming Chromebook, Droid Life reports that the Pixelbook will be a high-end product in the category, just like the Chromebook Pixel. The Google Pixelbook will reportedly come with a pressure-sensitive stylus, called the Pixelbook Pen, and will be offered in three storage variants: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The 128GB storage variant has been tipped to be priced at $1,199 (roughly Rs. 77,200), while the 256GB and 512GB variants are expected to be priced at $1,399 (roughly Rs. 90,000), and $1,749 (roughly Rs. 1.12 lakhs) respectively by the company. No..

    Google Pixelbook, Home Mini Smart Speaker, New Daydream VR Headset Ahead of Pixel Event

    Ahead of Google's Pixel event on October 4, several leaks regarding the company's upcoming devices have now surfaced on the Internet. We already told you about the leaks on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones but the details on the company's upcoming Chromebook - Pixelbook, the mini variant of its Home smart speaker, and the next generation of Daydream VR headsets, have also been leaked.First talking about the details on the upcoming Chromebook, Droid Life reports that the Pixelbook will be a high-end product in the category, just like the Chromebook Pixel. The Google Pixelbook will reportedly come with a pressure-sensitive stylus, called the Pixelbook Pen, and will be offered in three storage variants: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The 128GB storage variant has been tipped to be priced at $1,199 (roughly Rs. 77,200), while the 256GB and 512GB variants are expected to be priced at $1,399 (roughly Rs. 90,000), and $1,749 (roughly Rs. 1.12 lakhs) respectively by the company. No..
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  • The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale has started, with deals on TVs, smartwatches, and accessories. However, if you are looking to buy a smartphone, you will have to wait a day as the Flipkart offers on mobile phones go live at 12am on Thursday. But that doesn't mean you can't check out the Flipkart offers on mobiles to decide which one suits your requirements and budget the best as the e-commerce brand has revealed the deals it will provide on smartphones. Among the most attractive offers is the Rs. 16,010 discount on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Rs. 25,000 discount on the Huawei P9 smartphones. There will also be exclusive launches, exchange discounts, no cost EMIs, and Buyback Guarantee to make the Flipkart offers more attractive. So scroll down to check out all the Flipkart offers on mobiles revealed so far.Paytm Mera Cashback Sale Offers: Deals on iPhone 7, Google Pixel, TVs, and MoreFlipkart offers on mobilesAs mentioned above, the most attractive Flipkart offers on mobiles ar..

    Flipkart Offers on Mobiles, Laptops Revealed: Big Billion Days Deals on Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, Huawei P9, and More

    The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale has started, with deals on TVs, smartwatches, and accessories. However, if you are looking to buy a smartphone, you will have to wait a day as the Flipkart offers on mobile phones go live at 12am on Thursday. But that doesn't mean you can't check out the Flipkart offers on mobiles to decide which one suits your requirements and budget the best as the e-commerce brand has revealed the deals it will provide on smartphones. Among the most attractive offers is the Rs. 16,010 discount on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Rs. 25,000 discount on the Huawei P9 smartphones. There will also be exclusive launches, exchange discounts, no cost EMIs, and Buyback Guarantee to make the Flipkart offers more attractive. So scroll down to check out all the Flipkart offers on mobiles revealed so far.Paytm Mera Cashback Sale Offers: Deals on iPhone 7, Google Pixel, TVs, and MoreFlipkart offers on mobilesAs mentioned above, the most attractive Flipkart offers on mobiles ar..
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  • Flipkart is all set to commence its Big Billion Days sale at midnight, and the e-commerce site has previewed more offers on smartphones, gadgets, TVs, fashion, and other categories. Hours ahead of the sale, the company has previewed all the mega deals that it is set to offer in the four-day sale ending on September 24. There are new offers listed on smartphones, especially the Samsung Galaxy S7, Huawei P9, and budget smartphones like the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, and Moto C Plus as well.All smartphone deals are set to go live from September 21, and the big price cut is on the Samsung Galaxy S7 which will be up for grabs for Rs. 29,990 only. The Huawei P9 which is originally priced at Rs. 39,999 will be made available for Rs. 14,999 only during the sale. Limited stocks of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A and the newly launched Xiaomi Mi A1 will also be made available for Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 14,999 respectively. The sale of these two smartphones will begin at 12am midnight on September 21.There are a ho..

    Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Offers Revealed: Smartphone, Laptop Deals and More

    Flipkart is all set to commence its Big Billion Days sale at midnight, and the e-commerce site has previewed more offers on smartphones, gadgets, TVs, fashion, and other categories. Hours ahead of the sale, the company has previewed all the mega deals that it is set to offer in the four-day sale ending on September 24. There are new offers listed on smartphones, especially the Samsung Galaxy S7, Huawei P9, and budget smartphones like the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, and Moto C Plus as well.All smartphone deals are set to go live from September 21, and the big price cut is on the Samsung Galaxy S7 which will be up for grabs for Rs. 29,990 only. The Huawei P9 which is originally priced at Rs. 39,999 will be made available for Rs. 14,999 only during the sale. Limited stocks of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A and the newly launched Xiaomi Mi A1 will also be made available for Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 14,999 respectively. The sale of these two smartphones will begin at 12am midnight on September 21.There are a ho..
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