Scientists from announced that they have 40 light years from Earth, named , with a record seven Earth-like exoplanets. TRAPPIST-1’s star is an ultra-cool dwarf and is quite cool compared to our Sun. Three of the seven fall in the habitable zone, which means that they are in an area where water in liquid state can be found. The surface of the planets is said to be rocky, and they are tidally-locked, meaning that one side of any particular planet always has day while the other always has night.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 key specifications, Galaxy S8 launch date leaked
Key specifications and features of the have been by prolific tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks). According to the list of specifications, the upcoming smartphone will have a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD resolution, 12-megapixel ‘dual pixel’ camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 4G LTE support, iris scanner, and wireless charging. The Galaxy S8 will also come with 64GB inbuilt storage, microSD support, 4GB RAM, Samsung Pay payments solution, Knox security software, IP68-certification for dust and water resistance, and earphones tuned by AKG.

by South Korea’s ET News says that will go on sale on April 21. The Galaxy S8 is also expected to hit the market the same day.

Hyperloop One hosting ‘Vision for India’ event on February 28
, the startup aiming to build high-speed transportation solutions based on the concept, has in New Delhi called ‘Vision for India’ for February 28. Shervin Pishevar, the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Hyperloop One, and the company’s Global CEO Rob Lloyd will play hosts to Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, while NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will be the keynote speaker. In January, Hyperloop One released a list of locations vying to test its near-supersonic rail transit system; the list included Delhi and Mumbai. If implemented successfully, the Hyperloop One system can potentially cut down the transit time between the two cities by a huge margin.

Telecom Commission asks TRAI to review mobile tariffs
The has asked to look at the necessary changes to be made in the current policy to ensure the financial growth of the industry. Reportedly, the reason behind is the 10 percent decline in telecom industry revenues between the second and third quarters of the current fiscal. The commission has asked to implement orders on promotional mobile tariffs to ensure revenue growth does not stop.

Apple Park, the $5 billion ‘Spaceship’ campus, to open in April
, the futuristic ‘Spaceship’ campus in Silicon Valley envisioned by as a “centre for creativity and collaboration,” , the company has announced. The 175-acre campus has a ring-shaped main building clad in giant panels of curved glass blends workspaces and parkland, and is powered entirely by renewable energy, CEO Tim Cook said. A theatre in Park has been named after Jobs in his memory.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 rumoured to launch in May, Mi 6 live image leaked
, the follow-up to last year’s with 6.44-inch display, will be launched in May. The mid-range, big-screen smartphone is said to pack the Snapdragon 660 processor, backed by 6GB RAM, while the display size is expected to remain the same. In-built storage of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will be 128GB, while the battery capacity is said to be 5000mAh.

In other news, live images of have , showing the front panel of the smartphone. While the images hint at a very high screen-to-body ratio, but show a very different design compared to previous Mi 6 leaks, putting their authenticity under doubt.

Nokia MWC 2017 event to be live streamed
The Nokia event – scheduled for February 26 – , HMD Global has said. The company is expected to announce four smartphones at the event – the , (or Nokia 8) flagship phone, and and budget smartphones. Along with this, the event may see the global availability of  being announced. You can catch the live stream of the MWC 2017 event on the official Nokia channel and page.

Instagram allows users to share multiple photos, videos in single post
Instagram is that finally lets users share up to 10 photos and videos in a single post. The feature is being rolled out gradually and will hit Android and iOS users over the next few weeks. When followers see the post, it will appear as an album, and each photo and video can be ‘liked’ individually. The post will have a carousel interface and followers will have to swipe sideways to view more photos in the post.

MobiKwik to invest Rs. 300 crores in bid to triple user base
startup plans to with the aim of increasing its user base from the current 50 million to 150 million by 2017-end. It added that the rise in users will be accompanied by an increase in Gross Merchandise Value (GMV); it is by year-end from $2 billion at present. MobiKwik will mobilise the Rs. 300 crores in the form of loyalty initiatives as well as launching financial services such as loans and investments on its platform.


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