Monthly Archives: December 2016

India launches BHIM app to replace cash with digital transactions


Just in time for the new year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today officially launched the BHIM app, the country’s new mobile payment solution. BHIM (which stands for Bharat Interface for Money) is India’s bet to push the switch to a cashless economy, requiring nothing more than a smartphone to make any sort of transaction.

On stage at the DigiDhan Mela in Delhi, Modi used a Google Pixel to showcase the app, demonstrating how easy it is to send money to anyone in just seconds with nothing more than a phone number or payment address.

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Amazon’s Alexa has a dirty mind [Video]

Every now and then, we all can’t quite make out what somebody just said. Sometimes, you fill in the blanks with whatever it is you’ve been thinking about. If Amazon’s Alexa works the same way, this video will really make you wonder what’s been on her mind.

The young man you see in the picture is talking to Alexa in such a difficult-to-understand toddler voice that you could forgive her for failing to understand.

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Amazon’s Alexa has a dirty mind [Video]

Every now and then, we all can’t quite make out what somebody just said. Sometimes, you fill in the blanks with whatever it is you’ve been thinking about. If Amazon’s Alexa works the same way, this video will really make you wonder what’s been on her mind.

The young man you see in the picture is talking to Alexa in such a difficult-to-understand toddler voice that you could forgive her for failing to understand.

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LG posts January security bulletin ahead of Google with Android and LG-specific patches

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Google has been releasing monthly security patches like clockwork ever since it revamped the Android security model in the wake of Stage Fright. Samsung and LG are also trying to keep up with the monthly patches, but not always with the most success. LG’s getting the jump on Google today, though. It has posted the January security bulletin a little early with information on Google and LG-specific patches.

You can check LG’s security page for the full list or patches (under the LG Security Bulletin tab).

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Foxconn and Sharp team up to launch $8.8 billion LCD panel factory in China

LCD displays are still going to be around for a long time, at least for smart TVs such as the ones that use Android TV and other operating systems. Today, the massive electronic manufacturing company Foxconn announced a new partnership with Sharp to build and operate a new TV LCD flat-panel factory in China, which will cost $8.8 billion.

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Reuters reports that the new factory will help with the expected demand of new flat-screen TVs in Asia. Foxconn said that the LCD factory will make 10.5-generation 8K displays, along with screens for smart TVs and electronic whiteboards. Production is expected to begin in 2019.

This news comes even as other companies are embracing OLED displays for both TV as well as smartphones. However, there’s still some life in the LCD market. Panasonic recently announced an LCD IPS display with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It is supposed to have 600 times more contrast compared to normal LCD panels, and those levels are close to those found in OLED displays.

However, other companies seem to want to move towards an OLED future. Earlier this month, it was reported that LG had decided to make some business changes in its display business to focus more on the OLED format. It will be interesting to see how this format battle will move forward in the future.

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