Apple's newly launched iPhone X, which has an edge-to-edge display, face recognition, and wireless charging technology will be available in Russia at ₹88,000 (64 GB) and ₹1,01,800 (256 GB). While in Italy it will cost over ₹90,000 (64 GB) and ₹1,03,000 (256 GB), in the UK it will be priced at ₹84,000 (64 GB) and ₹97,000 (256 GB).
Apple's latest smartphones iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, to be launched in India on September 29 at a starting price of ₹64,000 and ₹73,000 respectively, come with glass rear to support wireless charging. While the iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch display, the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch display. The phones' speakers are 25% louder and have deeper bass.
Luxury carmaker Audi has unveiled its fully autonomous Aicon concept car in Germany without a steering wheel or pedals. The electric vehicle has a four-door, 2 by 2 flexible seating design and has a range of 500 miles (800 kilometres) on a single charge. The Aicon also uses Audi's artificial intelligence assistant to offer services to drivers based on situations.
Technology giant Google is planning to launch a mobile payment service next week in India, according to reports. The service called Google 'Tez' will reportedly offer more payment options than Google Wallet or Android Pay. Tez will also include support for Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and other payment services including Paytm and MobiKwik, the reports added.
Mumbai doctors on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, launched 'Emotional Support Helpline Directory', a free mobile app to prevent suicides. The app displays suicide prevention helpline numbers and directs the users to the nearest help centres. Bombay Psychiatric Society President called it a great step, adding that helplines are a significant intervention to prevent suicide.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Tuesday said it aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand. Samsung has been planning such a smartphone since 2013 when the company first showcased its flexible display prototype called Youm. The announcement comes just hours before Apple is reportedly said to announce its 10th-anniversary iPhone models.
Italy-based fashion company Stone Island has made a sweater called Ice Knit that changes colour when exposed to cold temperature. It consists of an outer layer of thermo-sensitive yarn which changes colour from yellow-to-orange or emerald-to-military-green depending on the intensity of the cold. The inner layer is made of wool to prevent body heat from interfering with the colour change.
US and China-based researchers are developing electronic devices that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules. In a prototype, electronics built on a film remained stable until surrounding moisture triggered a chemical breakdown to digest the inorganic material. The work holds promise for eco-friendly disposable electronics that dissolve within the body, said researchers.