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08 Dec 2019Android
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Nokia TV, Echo Input Portable, Android flaw, and more
In the first week of December, we saw some big developments in consumer tech, thanks to the launch of a Nokia-branded TV and Amazon's first wireless Echo smart speaker.
08 Dec 2019India
Garmin Venu, Vivoactive 4 launched at prices starting Rs. 32,600
US-based Garmin is fast expanding its portfolio of wearables in India. Over the past few months, the company has launched its Forerunner 45 smartwatches as well as the rugged, multi-sport Fenix 6 series wearables.
08 Dec 2019India
Nissan is offering Rs. 1.15 lakh off on Kicks SUV
In an attempt to ramp up sales before the year-end, several automakers are offering exciting discounts on their vehicles.
08 Dec 2019WhatsApp
WhatsApp gets call waiting feature on Android, with a caveat
WhatsApp is rolling out a stable update for its Android app that brings a host of new features and improvements including a new call waiting feature.
08 Dec 2019WeChat
Some women are paying for virtual boyfriends: Here's why
Today, a large number of people use smartphone technology to fight their loneliness.
08 Dec 2019Samsung
Samsung to launch these smartphones in the coming weeks
Samsung is working to launch three new premium smartphones in the coming weeks.
07 Dec 2019Qualcomm
Snapdragon 865's Geekbench scores are out, and they look promising
Qualcomm's latest mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 865, is touted to be upto 25% faster than the Snapdragon 855 (not 855 Plus) and that claim seems to be true.
07 Dec 2019OnePlus
How will OnePlus 8 Lite look like?
We know OnePlus is working on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro flagships but the company might surprise us with a new low-cost OnePlus 8 Lite handset - the company's first mid-range offering since the 2015's OnePlus X.
07 Dec 2019Google
Pixel 4's AI-powered Recorder app now available for older Pixels
Google Pixel 4's recorder app, which can live transcribe audio recordings, is now available for some of the older Pixel handsets. The AI-powered app can be downloaded from the Play Store for the Pixel 2 series, Pixel 3 series and Pixel 3a series.
07 Dec 2019Apple
Apple to launch a port-less iPhone in 2021: Report
Apple is working on a bunch of new devices for the next year including a much-awaited notch-less iPhone. However, it is the 2021 iPhone that might raise some eyebrows.
07 Dec 2019Android
Soon, Google may block users from sideloading apps on Android
One of the best things about Android is the flexibility to sideload apps.
07 Dec 2019Security
#BugAlert: Airtel security flaw risked over 300 million subscribers' data
Leading telecom operator Airtel risked the personal data of its subscribers, more than 300 million people, due to a critical security flaw in its mobile app.
07 Dec 2019Social Media
Shocking! TikTok suppressed videos by disabled, fat, LGBTQ creators
TikTok is in trouble again, this time for suppressing the videos of certain users.
07 Dec 2019India
Soon, Google Maps may show well-lit roads for pedestrians' safety
Over the last few months, Google has been improving Maps with features aimed at helping pedestrians find their way around.
07 Dec 2019Twitter
Now, Twitter has an account to highlight best tweets
Twitter has long been that place where you can discuss anything in the world, be it politics, quirky stuff or technology gems.
07 Dec 2019India
Smartphone with 108MP penta-camera to be launched in India, soon
Mi Note 10, Xiaomi's camera-centric handset with 108MP main camera, is likely to arrive in India by January-end.
Meet Zenia, an AI that can guide your yoga sessions
The fact that hundreds of millions of people practise yoga is enough to explain how critical discipline is for leading a healthy life.
06 Dec 2019India
Samsung newest TV costs Rs. 3.5 crore
If you have an innate desire to throw an insane amount of money on a swanky television, better get in touch with the nearest Samsung store.
06 Dec 2019Flipkart
Nokia TV v/s Mi TV: Which one should you buy?
As part of a partnership with Flipkart, Nokia has launched its first-ever smart television in India.
This app uses blockchain to help sexual assault victims
Often, victims of sexual abuse and assault face the dilemma of whether to reveal the identity of their offenders on the internet.
06 Dec 2019Ram (Random Access Memory)
Android One-based Nokia 2.3, with two-day battery life, goes official
As an addition to its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Android One-based Nokia 2.3 at an event in Cairo, yesterday.
06 Dec 2019India
Facebook/Twitter likely to be forced to begin user-verification in India
The latest draft of India's Personal Data Protection Bill has proposed a major change for social media giants - user verification.
#TechBytes: How to block strangers from messaging on Instagram
Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has introduced major changes to keep users of the platform safe from harassment and other potential problems stemming from social media.
06 Dec 2019Google
How Google uses 'ultrasonic sensing' to show appointments/reminders
Google is making its Nest Hub smart display more accessible to old people and those suffering from visual impairments.
This is how Indians are consuming porn
Last year in October, the Indian government took the major step of banning porn in the country.
Nokia's 55-inch 4K Android TV launched at Rs. 42,000
The all-new Nokia TV has been launched in India today. The premium model comes with a bezel-less design, a 55-inch 4K screen with Dolby Vision support, JBL speakers with Dolby Audio, and a stock Android interface.
05 Dec 2019Facebook
Instagram wants to know age of its users: Details here
In a major move, Instagram is introducing a bunch of changes, including mandatory age-verification for people signing up on the photo-sharing service.
Motorola One Hyper launched with 32MP pop-up selfie camera
After several leaks and teasers, Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched its camera-centric One Hyper for $400.
05 Dec 2019Security
Apple iPhone 11 Pro caught collecting users' location without permission
Apple's latest flagship, the iPhone 11 Pro, might be triggering trypophobia for some, but it appears to have much bigger problems now.
05 Dec 2019Samsung
Samsung's Fold 2, with clam-shell design, to cost around $1,000
Samsung is working on a new foldable phone that will feature a clam-shell design and it could go official sometime early next year.
04 Dec 2019California
Pablo Escobar's brother is selling a $350 'unbreakable foldable phone'
The brother of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has taken up selling smartphones.
04 Dec 2019Xiaomi
These brands to launch flagship phones with Snapdragon 865 chipset
At its ongoing annual summit in Hawaii, tech giant Qualcomm has unveiled two new mobile processors. The Snapdragon 865 has been announced as the successor to the flagship 855 SoC while the Snapdragon 765/765G is a new chipset with integrated support for 5G.
04 Dec 2019India
Amazon launches its first-ever portable Echo smart speaker in India
In a major surprise, Amazon has added another member into its smart speaker family in India - a new avatar of Echo Input.
04 Dec 2019WhatsApp
WhatsApp's upcoming Dark Mode for Android gets new battery-saver option
WhatsApp has long been working on a new Dark Mode. And now, the feature seems to be getting some final changes before the launch.
04 Dec 2019YouTube
Now, Google is adding instant chat into Photos. But, why?
From Google Talk and Voice to Google+ Hangouts and Allo, Google has created way too many messaging and communication apps over the years.
04 Dec 2019South Korea
1 out 3 women face harassment on call, says Truecaller
Truecaller has released its annual insights report, giving a glimpse at how spammers have been targeting India and other countries.
04 Dec 2019India
HP Chromebook x360, with Google Assistant, launched in India
American tech giant HP has launched its latest Chromebook x360 laptop in India.
03 Dec 2019Amazon
Now, Amazon's AI converts patient-doctor conversation into medical record
For years, doctors have been treating patients by spending time with them and then detailing their condition in their medical records.
03 Dec 2019India
Meet Shanmuga Subramanian, the techie who found Vikram on Moon
On December 3, India woke up to the news of Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 being discovered on the Moon.
03 Dec 2019Xiaomi
Xiaomi launches a new 3-in-1 flashlight, power bank, and lamp
As the latest addition to its portfolio of smart home products, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has launched a new 3-in-1 device in its home country.