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31 Mar 2021Space News
Virgin Galactic unveils next-generation SpaceShip III commercial spaceflight vehicle
SpaceX competitor Virgin Galactic has unveiled the VSS Imagine, the latest in its fleet of spacecraft primarily designed for commercial tourism.
31 Mar 2021Xiaomi
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 and 14 launched in China
Expanding its portfolio of premium laptops, Xiaomi has launched the Mi Notebook Pro 15 and Mi Notebook Pro 14 models in China. The range starts at CNY 5,299 (roughly Rs. 59,400) and will go on sale starting April 2.
31 Mar 2021Mobikwik
NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more
Tesla customers were in for a surprise when they received two withdrawals instead of one for vehicles that cost anywhere between $37,000 and $100,000.
31 Mar 2021Xiaomi Mobiles
Xiaomi releases MIUI 12.5 stable update for Mi 10 Ultra
Xiaomi has started releasing the MIUI 12.5 stable update for the Mi 10 Ultra model.
31 Mar 2021OnePlus
OnePlus 8, 8 Pro receive OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 update in India
OnePlus has started rolling out a new OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro models in India.
31 Mar 2021OnePlus
OnePlus 9 series recorded $45 million revenue in 10 seconds
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones went on their first sale in China yesterday and the company has made a revenue of CNY 300 million (roughly $45.6 million) during the first 10 seconds of the sale.
30 Mar 2021Health & Wellness
Rampant plastic use is causing human penises to shrink
Environmental pollution is causing penis shrinkage and genital deformation in humans, a new book reveals.
30 Mar 2021Xiaomi Mobiles
Xiaomi launches its first-ever foldable smartphone at Rs. 1.2 lakh
Rivaling Samsung and Huawei, Xiaomi has launched its first-ever foldable smartphone, called the Mi MIX FOLD in China. The device carries a starting price-tag of CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs. 1,11,700).
30 Mar 2021Poco
POCO X3 becomes cheaper in India by Rs. 2,000
Following the launch of the X3 Pro model, POCO has reduced the prices of the vanilla X3 in India by Rs. 2,000. The handset now starts at Rs. 14,999 for the base 6GB/64GB model.
30 Mar 2021OPPO
OPPO A54, with Helio P35 processor and 5,000mAh battery, launched
OPPO has launched its latest entry-level smartphone, the A54, in Indonesia.
30 Mar 2021Xiaomi Mobiles
Ahead of launch, Mi MIX Fold's design and specifications leaked
Xiaomi is expected to announce its first-ever foldable smartphone, the Mi MIX Fold later today, i.e. March 30. Now, just hours before the launch event, an alleged poster of the Mi MIX Fold has leaked online, revealing its design and key specifications.
30 Mar 2021Vivo
Vivo Y30G, with MediaTek Helio P65 chipset, launched in China
Expanding its portfolio of budget-range smartphones, Vivo has launched the Y30G model in China. It carries a price-tag of CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 17,000).
30 Mar 2021OPPO
OPPO Find X3 Pro gets a new Cosmic Mocha color
OPPO has introduced a new Cosmic Mocha color variant for its flagship Find X3 Pro model in China. It joins the existing shades of Gloss Black, Blue, and White.
30 Mar 2021Poco
POCO X3 Pro goes official in India at Rs. 19,000
Expanding its portfolio of mid-range smartphones in India, POCO has announced the X3 Pro with a starting price-tag of Rs. 18,999. It will go on sale starting April 6 via Flipkart.
30 Mar 2021Security
MobiKwik breach: Hacker calls it the largest KYC data leak
In what could be one of the largest KYC data leaks in history, personal data of more than 10 crore MobiKwik users has been compromised. Independent security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia claimed that the user data is on sale on the darknet.
30 Mar 2021Latest Mobile Phones
iQOO Neo5's Indian variant listed on Google Play Console
iQOO is expected to launch the Neo5 model in India soon. In the latest development, the handset (model number I2012) has been spotted on the Google Play Console with a Snapdragon 870 chipset, a curved display, 8GB of RAM, and Android 11 support.
30 Mar 2021Apple
Apple refutes allegations that App Store is a monopoly
Responding to a probe by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Apple has refuted allegations that its App Store is a monopoly. The company claimed that iOS users could use web apps as a viable alternative.
30 Mar 2021Space News
Event Horizon Telescope releases most detailed black hole image yet
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has recently published what is being touted as the most detailed image of a black hole to date.
29 Mar 2021Samsung Mobiles
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G's support-page goes live, India launch imminent
Samsung is expected to launch its first M-series 5G smartphone, the Galaxy M42 5G, in India soon.
29 Mar 2021Google
NewsBytes Briefing: Google bats for the terrorists, and more
Google faced some internal turmoil over the contentious issue of foiling a nine-month-long counterterrorism operation run by an unnamed US ally.
Realme C25 with 6,000mAh battery teased in India, launch imminent
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has teased the arrival of a new C-series smartphone in India, the Realme C25. Going by Sheth's Twitter post, the handset will be launched sometime in April with a 6,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11i go official
Alongside the flagship Mi 11 Ultra and Pro models, Xiaomi has also launched the Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11i models today.
29 Mar 2021Security
Google shut down Western counterterrorism operation disguised as cyberattack
Google's crack security team Project Zero has highlighted 11 zero-day exploits compromising iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. All of these have been linked to state-sponsored Western hacking groups.
Ahead of launch, Realme V13's live images, full specifications leaked
Realme is gearing up to launch a new budget-range smartphone, the V13, alongside the GT Neo in China on March 31.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro debuts with Snapdragon 888 chipset
Xiaomi's much-awaited premium smartphone, the Mi 11 Pro, has finally been launched.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra launched with 2K display, secondary screen
Xiaomi has finally launched its latest high-end flagship smartphone, the Mi 11 Ultra.
Realme GT Neo with 12GB of RAM spotted on Geekbench
Realme is all set to launch the GT Neo smartphone, the second in line to join its GT series, in China on March 31.
28 Mar 2021Blockchain
Million-dollar NFTs could disappear with time if they aren't maintained
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are all the rage these days with completely virtual entities such as Jack Dorsey's first tweet, the world's first virtual house, famous memes, and digital art being sold for millions of dollars online.
28 Mar 2021Xiaomi
Xiaomi warns chip shortage will increase prices, but Apple unaffected
Gamers have been forced to buy graphics cards at insane markups due to global chip shortages. Looks like it's the smartphone buyers' turn to suffer now.
28 Mar 2021OPPO
OPPO rolls-out ColorOS 11.1 update for Find X2 Lite model
OPPO has started releasing the Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1 update for the Find X2 Lite model.
28 Mar 2021Motorola Mobile
Motorola releases Android 11 update for Moto G 5G Plus
Motorola has started rolling out the Android 11 update for its Moto G 5G Plus model.
28 Mar 2021Latest Tech News
Redmi Note 10 5G spotted on TENAA, China launch imminent
Redmi is expected to announce the Note 10 5G model in China in the coming weeks. In the latest development, the handset has been spotted on TENAA, hinting at its imminent launch.
27 Mar 20213D Printing
Ford now produces F-250 parts using recycled 3D printer waste
American automaker Ford has teamed up with HP and three other companies to repurpose spent 3D printing raw materials such as powders and filaments. The new process converts the waste into material suitable for injection molding plastic parts for vehicles.
27 Mar 2021Intel
This AI-powered backpack could replace guide dogs for the blind
Most visually impaired people depend on walking canes and guide dogs to navigate public places. While tools do exist to assist with haptic feedback, they aren't comprehensive solutions.
27 Mar 2021Xiaomi Mobiles
Mi 11 Ultra to feature new 'full phase cooling technology'
Ahead of the March 29 launch event, Xiaomi has started teasing some of the key highlights of its high-end flagship smartphone, the Mi 11 Ultra.
27 Mar 2021Samsung Mobiles
Samsung Galaxy M42, A42 receive BIS certification, India launch imminent
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy M42 5G and A42 5G models in India soon. In the latest development, the handsets have been spotted on the BIS certification site, hinting at their imminent launch.
27 Mar 2021Xiaomi Mobiles
Mi 10i emerges as India's top 5G smartphone (shipments-wise)
Mi 10i 5G has become the top 5G smartphone in India in terms of shipments, Xiaomi has announced. The tech giant has claimed the top position for its affordable 5G handset citing IDC India Monthly Smartphone Tracker report.
27 Mar 2021Spotify
Spotify desktop and web apps get improved UI, curation tools
Popular music streaming platform Spotify is giving its desktop app a comprehensive UI update. Both Mac and Windows versions of the desktop app will receive the revamped look. The platform-agnostic web app is also receiving a similar cosmetic upgrade.
27 Mar 2021Xiaomi
Xiaomi might be working on an electric car project
While Apple wrangles unsuccessfully with auto manufacturers over its ridiculous branding rules, Xiaomi might beat it to the electric car race. The Chinese electronics conglomerate's smart mobility strategy involves tying up with a local auto maker called Great Wall Motor.
27 Mar 2021Huawei Mobiles
Mate X2 will be the first phone to receive HarmonyOS
Huawei will launch its own operating system, HarmonyOS, in April, the company has confirmed. The third beta version will arrive on March 31, followed by the stable version in April.