LeEco beefs up its leadership team in India by adding top notch talent
LeEco, the global internet and ecosystem conglomerate has roped in three industry heavyweights to bolster its leadership team in India. The company has announced the hiring of Shrinivas Bairi, as Senior Director R&D and Manish Aggarwal as Vice President, Marketing Communications for Smart Electronics Business. For LeEco’s Content Marketing Business, Divya Dixit comes in as Director from Percept Live. Atul Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Smart Electronics Business of LeEco India said, &l...
Allstate extends a hand to Airbnb hosts with home-sharing insurance
Home-sharing may not cover hosts if temporary renters break or steal something. Allstate is going to test HomeAdvantage homeowner insurance rider for home-share hosts in six states starting this summer. If it works more states will be added in 2017. The post Allstate extends a hand to Airbnb hosts with home-sharing insurance appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Recover an Unsaved Microsoft Office File
You’ve just closed an Office document and accidentally clicked Don’t Save. Or maybe Word crashed or your laptop lost power before you remembered to save what you were working on. We’ve all felt that pain, but all is not necessarily lost. By default, Office applications automatically save temporary backup copies of your documents as you work and there’s a good chance you can recover them.Click Here to Continue Reading...
The Last Guardian will come to PS4 this year, promises Fumito Ueda
There are a great many highly anticipated games coming out this year, but for Sony fans, none more so than The Last Guardian. The game has been promised since 2007 and even now, more than a decade later, we’re yet to see any signs of life. Until now. Fumito Ueda, the designer and mind behind The Last Guardian told EDGE that the game will definitely hit the Sony PlayStation 4 by the end of this year. Ueda’s earlier works, Shadow of the Colossus and Ico are considered by many to ...
Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asia
 Althea, a Korea-based company that exports and sells cosmetics and beauty products to Southeast Asia, has closed a $3.5 million Series A round for expansion. Read More ...
Tata Group to enter e-commerce space with websites selling apparel and electronics
India’s biggest conglomerate Tata Group launched an e-commerce venture on Friday, as it seeks to cash in on rising purchasing power in a market dominated by deep-pocketed international retailers and startups backed by global tech investors. The group said it developed its Tata Cliq website over a year-and-a-half at a cost of “several hundred million dollars” to be a marketplace for in-house and partner companies to sell apparel and electronics. The move is in line with a second...
Tata Group to enter e-commerce space with websites selling apparel and electronics
India’s biggest conglomerate Tata Group launched an e-commerce venture on Friday, as it seeks to cash in on rising purchasing power in a market dominated by deep-pocketed international retailers and startups backed by global tech investors. The group said it developed its Tata Cliq website over a year-and-a-half at a cost of “several hundred million dollars” to be a marketplace for in-house and partner companies to sell apparel and electronics. The move is in line with a second...
Japanese handmade marketplace Creema raises $10M
 Creema is latest handmade marketplace in Asia to raise new funding. The Japanese startup announced this week (link via Google Translate) that it has received 1.1 billion yen (about $10 million) from Globis Capital Partners and returning investor KDDI Open Innovation Fund (the venture fund run by Japanese telecom KDDI). Read More ...
Nissan’s 600hp GT-R NISMO is back, boasting both power and luxury
The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO gets many of the same upgrades as the rest of the 2017 GT-R lineup, while keeping its 600-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The end result is a mixture of powerful performance and luxury. The post Nissan’s 600hp GT-R NISMO is back, boasting both power and luxury appeared first on Digital Trends.
PSA: Don’t Shut Down Your Computer, Just Use Sleep (or Hibernation)
In this day and age, there’s no reason to shut down your computer, then sit through the boot-up process when you want to use it. Save yourself time by putting your computer to sleep or hibernating it instead.Click Here to Continue Reading...
HCL awarded at artificial intelligence summit
Leading global IT services company HCL Technologies has been named winner of the ‘Best Innovation in Natural Language Processing (NLP)’ award at the AIconics Awards during the “AI Summit” in London recently. AIconics are the world’s only independently judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the international Artificial Intelligence (AI) community. “This award gives testimony to the innovation and pragmatic implementation of &lsquo...
First Drive: 2016 Mazda CX-9
Mazda is known for producing vehicles with the handling and performance of a sports car – but how can they translate those qualities into a mid-size crossover SUV? The answer lies in design and engineering. The post First Drive: 2016 Mazda CX-9 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Why Google winning ‘fair use’ lawsuit against Oracle is good, bad and ugly
The long drawn courtroom drama between Oracle and Google finally saw a slice of victory for the latter. A jury in a U.S district court unanimously upheld claims by Google that its use of Oracle’s Java development platform to create Android was protected under the fair use provision of copyright law, bringing trial to a close without Oracle winning any of the $9 billion in damages it requested. This battle of the tech titans was closely watched by the industry for the gravity of the repercu...
Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Obama visit
 This much-talked about Instagram photo wasn’t the only product of President Obama’s recent visit to Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country also cut access to Facebook while the head of the U.S. was on its soil. Read More ...
Do you want Jolla’s swish new smartphone? Tough luck, you can’t have one
Jolla, the company responsible for Android alternative OS Sailfish, has a new phone called the Jolla C. The limited edition device comes as part of a new developer-led initiative to boost interest in the software, and the program has already sold out. The post Do you want Jolla’s swish new smartphone? Tough luck, you can’t have one appeared first on Digital Trends....
Access to Facebook restricted during Obama visit in Vietnam : Activists
The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on Thursday. Officials of Access Now, a digital rights organization, and Viet Tan, a Vietnamese pro-democracy group, said the social media site was restricted and at times blocked inside Vietnam from Sunday to Wednesday, citing reports from people...
Jolla launches a community device program for its Sailfish mobile OS
 Just when you thought Finnish mobile OS maker Jolla had given up on making its own hardware, given its recent financing troubles which led to it having to shutter a planned tablet, it gets back in the game — albeit with a limited run of 1,000 smartphones intended for developers and enthusiasts of its platform to test the latest and beta releases of Sailfish OS. Read More ...
Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin’s next space mission will deliberately go wrong
Blue Origin has been making good progress with its New Shepard space missions, but the next one is going to go wrong. The system failure will, however, be carefully planned, and is all part of a safety test for the capsule that'll one day carry people. The post Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin’s next space mission will deliberately go wrong appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook most preferred source to get news for US citizens: Survey
Nearly 62 percent Americans get news from various social media platforms like Reddit, Facebook and Twitter and social networking giant Facebook is leading the pack, according to a new survey. Facebook is by far the largest social networking site, reaching 67 percent of US adults. The two-thirds of Facebook users who get news there, then, amount to 44 percent of the general population, said the survey from the Pew Research Centre, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight...
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 expected to go on sale from 7 June
The next iteration of Xiaomi’s popular and affordable fitness band, the Mi band 2 is confirmed to arrive on the 7 June. CEO Jun Lei had earlier given a sneak peak of the band, back in April, which was originally expected to launch on 10 May when the company announced the Mi Max and MIUI 8. But due to some production constraints, the unveiling was postponed and the CEO himself said that there would be some delays. After the launch of Mi Drone on Wednesday, the CEO c...