M&M to acquire tractor, foundry biz of Turkey’s Erkunt for Rs 735 crore

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s biggest tractor maker by sales, on Wednesday signed pacts to acquire Turkey-based Erkunt Group’s tractor manufacturing and foundry businesses for Rs 735 crore in cash.

The acquisition is part of Mahindra’s plan to double its global revenue to $5 billion by 2019. It is targeting 50 per cent revenues from global markets by 2019 to de-risk the cyclical business.

Creepy or Incredible? This $36,000 Clock Looks Like a Robot Octopus

MB&F has been collaborating with clockmaker L’Epee 1839 for many years, and during that time, the partnership has produced a number of very varied clock designs, which have taken from the worlds of biology, science fiction, and space exploration to produce some dramatically different timepieces (including one guaranteed to cause heebie-jeebies in 3.5 to 6.1 per cent of the general population).

Mahindra showcases driverless tractors

Mahindra and Mahindra – India’s biggest tractor maker by sales – showcased its driverless tractor on Tuesday. The Mumbai-based auto major, which plans to bring the tractors in the market next year, is also working on an electric tractor.

The company said farmers can now control the tractors remotely, which will be launched in early 2018. The first priority would be to reduce the driver’s dependence and the second would be to make it completely driverless.

M&M, Ford in tie-up for product development

It is a re-meeting of minds of two auto behemoths. Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s biggest utility vehicles manufacturer by sales, and Ford Motor Company, America’s auto giant, on Monday signed a pact, saying the two would explore a strategic alliance in areas of product development, future mobility, electric and connected vehicles.

Waymo CEO Says Self-Driving Trucks May Come Before Taxis

Alphabet Inc’s driverless vehicle technology may come to market first in trucks, rather than as an autonomous ride-sharing service.

John Krafcik, chief executive officer of Alphabet’s Waymo division, said Wednesday he’s exploring at least two paths for its self-driving systems and software. “Ride-sharing makes a lot of sense for the world,” he said. “For goods transportation, which could travel primarily on highways, there’s a good and compelling use-case there, too. Either of those two might be the first ones you see.”

Bring memories to life with HP Sprocket

HP Inc, the global leader in printing, on Thursday launched the HP Sprocket Photo Printer for millennials and photography lovers, passionate about capturing memories in their day-to-day life through smartphones. The pocket-sized photo printer allows users to print directly from their mobile device instantly.

HP unveils pocket-sized printer for selfie-loving millennials

Tech giant HP today unveiled a pocket-sized printer 'Sprocket' that allows users to take prints of photographs stored on their mobile phones.

The device will be available in India through Amazon.In for Rs 8,999. It is already available in countries like the US, China and Australia.

"Smartphones have become the default device for taking pictures. But people don't go to photo stores now to take prints and eventually, one forgets about those pictures from holidays or birthday parties," HP India Senior Director (Print Business) Raj Kumar Rishi told PTI.

Domino’s operator falls 6% on reports of bugs in sachet

Jubilant Foodworks, which sells Domino’s Pizza in India, slipped the most in 10 months on Wednesday after a video of bugs in a pizza seasoning sachet was widely circulated and viewed by consumers, casting doubts on the hygiene and quality of the products sold by the company. Deutsche Bank too raised concerns on bugs being found in a Domino’s Pizza seasoning sachet. The global financial research firm said such an incident could potentially be serious for Domino’s franchise in India, a news channel reported.

Apple leaps into the future with FaceID driven iPhone X

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the next generation sensation iPhone X, which relies on a new generation 3D facial recognition technology called FaceID, was finally unveiled. After much delay and keeping the event on hold for more than 45 minutes, Apple Inc kicked off the event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on its new Apple campus on Tuesday.

Apple enthusiasts in India will be able to buy the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus at a price starting from Rs 64,000 within days of availability of the smartphones in the US and other markets. This was confirmed by Apple India.