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17 May 2020Google
#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus X-ray cam, DRDO's currency-sanitizer, POCO F2 Pro, more
This week, plenty of developments were noted in the world of technology.
17 May 2020Android
#TechBytes: How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web
Back in March, WhatsApp added the much-coveted dark mode for Android and iOS, and the feature was welcomed by users around the world.
17 May 2020iOS
Edison Mail may have redirected your emails to someone else
Edison Mail, the popular app that lets you manage multiple email services from a single place, has run into a major privacy issue - a bug compromising personal email accounts of many of its users.
17 May 2020Microsoft
#BugAlert: Windows 10 update causes data loss, broken audio issues
A few days back, Microsoft released a cumulative update to fix security glitches on Windows 10.
17 May 2020Technology
Dell launches 2020 XPS 15, 17 laptops with 10th-generation CPUs
Expanding its range of premium laptops, Dell has launched its much-anticipated notebooks, the XPS 15 9500 and XPS 17 9700.
17 May 2020Ram (Random Access Memory)
iQOO Z1 5G will come with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset
iQOO is all set to launch a new premium smartphone, the Z1 5G, in China on May 19. In the run-up to the event, the company has shared some teasers, highlighting the key features of the handset.
17 May 2020OxygenOS
OnePlus 8, 8 Pro receive OxygenOS updates with important fixes
OnePlus has started rolling out new OxygenOS updates for its latest flagship smartphones in India and some other countries. The OnePlus 8 is getting OxygenOS 10.5.7 while the 8 Pro is receiving version 10.5.8.
17 May 2020Huawei
Huawei P40 Lite 5G launched as rebranded Nova 7 SE
Huawei has added a new member to its P40 family, the P40 Lite 5G. With a price tag of €400 (Rs. 33,000), it arrives as one of the most affordable 5G phones in Europe.
16 May 2020India
OPPO K3 gets Android 10-based ColorOS 7 update in India
OPPO has started releasing the latest Android 10-based ColorOS 7 update for its K3 smartphone in India and other regions.
16 May 2020Xiaomi
#LeakPeek: Redmi Note 9 to be launched in India soon
Xiaomi is likely to launch its budget-friendly smartphone, the Redmi Note 9, in India in the coming days. The Indian version of the handset (with model number M2003J15SI) has been spotted on Wi-Fi Alliance's website, suggesting that the device could arrive in the country soon.
16 May 2020Space News
Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced that the government will boost private participation in the space sector.
16 May 2020Technology
Brain implant gives 'sight' to visually-challenged people: Details here
In a major development, a team of scientists has given 'sight' to people who had completely lost their sense of vision.
16 May 2020Android
Google Pixel 4a rumored to be cheaper than iPhone SE
A new leak is making buzz that the Google Pixel 4a could be cheaper than its predecessor, the Pixel 3a, as well as its rival, the newly-released iPhone SE (2020).
16 May 2020Samsung
Samsung Galaxy A21s, with punch-hole design and 5,000mAh battery, launched
After several leaks and teasers in the past couple of weeks, Samsung has officially launched its new budget-range smartphone, the Galaxy A21s.
16 May 2020OnePlus
Apparently, OnePlus 8 Pro can see through some objects, clothes
Last month, OnePlus took the wraps off its latest flagship, the OnePlus 8 Pro.
16 May 2020Samsung
Samsung's latest 5G smartphone comes with quantum encryption technology
Tech giant Samsung and South Korean carrier SK Telecom have announced a new 5G smartphone called the Galaxy A Quantum.
16 May 2020Ram (Random Access Memory)
Honor X10's pre-orders go live; X10 Pro in the pipeline
Honor has started accepting pre-orders for its X10 smartphone in China ahead of the May 20 launch. The company has activated a microsite where interested buyers can pre-book the handset. Interestingly, the webpage has also revealed the design and hardware details of the X10.
15 May 2020Samsung
This was the world's best-selling Android phone in Q1 2020
Samsung Galaxy A51 became the world's best-selling Android phone in Q1 2020, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Reportedly, the tech giant shipped over 60 lakh units of the handset to capture 2.3% of the overall smartphone market.
15 May 2020Google
Now, Google Chrome will block ads draining your laptop's battery
A day after adding tab grouping capabilities, Google is moving to make Chrome a little less resource-hungry.
15 May 2020Flipkart
Motorola's Edge+ flagship to be launched on May 19
Motorola will launch its latest flagship smartphone, the Motorola Edge+, in India on May 19 at 12pm, according to a teaser on Flipkart.
15 May 2020ICICI Bank
Vivo V19 goes on sale in India today
Vivo's recently-launched smartphone, the Vivo V19, has gone on sale in India for the first time today via the company's e-store, Amazon, Flipkart, and other partner offline stores.
15 May 2020Twitter
#BugAlert: Google's Gboard is suggesting explicit words to users
Gboard, the fancy keyboard app operated by Google, appears to have run into a crazy bug.
15 May 2020India
iPhone SE (2020) to go on sale on May 20
Apple's much-awaited iPhone SE (2020) will go on sale in India starting May 20 via Flipkart.
15 May 2020Android
Motorola promises two major Android updates for its Edge+ flagship
When the Motorola Edge+ was launched last month, the flagship model met with criticism that it would only get a single major OS update (Android 11).
15 May 2020Redmi Note 8
Redmi 8, Note 8, 8A Dual have become costlier
Following the recent price-hike after GST revision, Xiaomi has once again increased the prices of the Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A Dual smartphones in India.
14 May 2020Reliance Jio
OnePlus 8, Pro to go on sale starting May 29
OnePlus's newly-launched flagship devices, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, will go on sale in India on May 29 across all channels.
14 May 2020Xiaomi
Redmi Note 9 Pro's next sale scheduled for May 19
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9 Pro, which got sold out within minutes earlier today, will be up for grabs once again on May 19. The sale will go live at 12 pm via Amazon and Mi.com.
14 May 2020Technology
Chinese scientists just isolated antibodies that can 'block' coronavirus
A team of Chinese scientists claims to have isolated a pair of antibodies that could 'block' the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19.
14 May 2020Reuters
Now, JioPhone users can use Aarogya Setu: Details here
India's COVID-19 contact-tracer, Aarogya Setu, is now being rolled-out on JioPhones, the low-cost 4G-enabled feature phones sold by Reliance Industries.
14 May 2020OPPO
OPPO Find X2 series teased in India, launch imminent
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has teased the launch of its Find X2 and Find X2 Pro flagship smartphones in India. However, the company has not revealed the release date as of now.
14 May 2020Samsung
#LeakPeek: Samsung Galaxy A21s to be launched at Rs. 16,000
Samsung is expected to launch a new budget-friendly Galaxy A21s smartphone in global markets later this month.
14 May 2020Google
Finally, Google Chrome is getting tab grouping capabilities
Finally, Google has decided to add tab grouping capabilities into Chrome.
14 May 2020Ram (Random Access Memory)
HMD Global releases Android 10 update for Nokia 3.1 Plus
HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1 Plus in India and 37 other countries. According to the company, all users in these regions will receive the firmware by May 18.
14 May 2020Android
Want to schedule WhatsApp messages? Here's the way
When you are too busy with your life, it can be difficult to keep track of important events/days and wish people on time.
14 May 2020Huawei
Huawei P30 Pro New Edition launched with Google Mobile Services
Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched the P30 Pro New Edition smartphone in Germany and the UK.
14 May 2020Federal Bureau of Investigation
Chinese hackers tried stealing US COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here
Even as the world remains battered by the coronavirus pandemic, hackers are not stopping from disrupting the work going on to fight the crisis.
13 May 2020Cryptocurrency
Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why
Telegram, one of the biggest messaging platforms in the world, has decided to shutter its blockchain and cryptocurrency project - the Telegram Open Network (TON).
13 May 2020Ram (Random Access Memory)
#LeakPeek: Nokia 9.3 PureView will support 8K video recording
HMD Global is expected to launch its flagship Nokia 9.3 PureView smartphone in August-September this year.
13 May 2020COVID-19
Inventor of N95 masks is making them reusable: Here's how
Health workers around the world are using N95 masks to treat COVID-19 patients while protecting themselves.
13 May 2020Kirin
#LeakPeek: Honor X10 will come with a 90Hz display
Honor is all set to launch its new X10 smartphone in China on May 20. Now, just days ahead of the launch, a teaser has confirmed that the handset will come with a 90Hz refresh rate display and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.