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Will India go cashless if mobile payments take off?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1220000/1220236_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658237_d7da365a592b3bb7dcbb1dbb3f8a7346<p><b>As soon as Binod Upadhyay arrives at a destination he immediately turns round to check if the customer is pulling out a wallet or a mobile …

Developers are frustrated because GitHub isn't listening

In an open letter published Friday, developers and maintainers of some of the Web’s largest code libraries and languages, complained that GitHub isn’t listening to them — and is almost impossible to reach.<p>The letter, Dear GitHub, says that “many of us are frustrated” because the company isn’t …

Apple's iOS code indicates Li-Fi wireless data may work on future iPhones

Li-Fi is a concept you may not be familiar with, but there are indications Apple is toying with it for inclusion on future iPhones.<p>Using pulses of light to transmit information, Li-Fi receivers (like a future iPhone, if Apple has its way) will take in that transmission, then translate it into an …

HTC Denies Reports It Will Spin Its VR Business Into A Standalone Company

Virtual reality is becoming a major focus for struggling smartphone maker HTC, but not so major that it will spin out its VR business into a standalone company.<p>The firm today issued a statement denying a report from local media in its home country of Taiwan which claimed Chairwoman Cher Wang is in …

Samsung's next fitness tracker could measure your body fat

It looks like the Gear S2 might be getting a little brother. Leaked images suggest Samsung is preparing to release a new fitness tracker with detachable bodies and a few new tricks – including measuring your body fat.<p>Called the SM-R150 (probably not the final name), it looks like a fitness-oriented …

Google is letting Android users install apps via search instead of the Play Store

The ability to find direct links to apps in search has been around for some time, but Google is now letting Android users install apps without ever visiting the Play Store.<p>A feature in the Google app for Android is letting users sidestep the redirect to Google Play, but displays the same app …

In Apple patent spat, Samsung rides a new wave of support

Samsung's got some new friends in its legal battle against Apple -- including farmers, African American small businesses and an electronics retailer.<p>Legal experts, nonprofit organizations and technology companies have filed amicus, or "friend of the court," briefs in support of Samsung, urging the …

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Karma's unlimited data plan is getting its speed back, but there's a catch

Neverstop's speeds are back, but this time there's a cap<p>About 10 days ago, Karma announced that it would be cutting the speeds of its Neverstop data plan in response to a small number of users that were racking up hundreds of gigabytes of usage per month. Today, the company is announcing a …

Apple investigates iPhone 6s battery bug

The bug displays inaccurate battery percentage on phones, possibly due to time zone changes<p>The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may be affected by a bug which displays an incorrect battery percentage.<p>Some users have reported their phones as stuck on displaying a certain percentage, which may lead them …

WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee

WhatsApp, the $19 billion dollar messaging service is dropping its $1 annual fee. Founder Jan Koum revealed the news on stage at this year's DLD conference, explaining that the buck-a-year charge might not sound like much, but still prevents many people from using the service -- in particular, …

Christian Benteke will miss rest of the season and World Cup after suffering serious ankle injury in training

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will be out of action for six months after tearing his Achilles tendon in training<p>Christian Benteke will miss the rest of the season for <b>Aston Villa</b> and the <b>World Cup</b> with <b>Belgium</b> after suffering a serious ankle injury in training.<p>Villa have confirmed the striker …