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20 Apr 2021

OPPO A74 5G smartphone debuts in India at Rs. 18,000

As an addition to its A-series of smartphones, Chinese tech giant OPPO has launched its latest 5G model in India, the A74 5G.

20 Apr 2021

Facebook unveils its upcoming Clubhouse-style audio-based social media offering

When Big Tech social media platforms such as Twitter and Spotify unveiled their Clubhouse clones, it was speculated that Facebook would also join in with a similar platform.

20 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Domino's leaks all your data, and more

So you thought you'd order pineapple topping on your pizza and no one would find out? Well, think again because Domino's India has somehow managed to leak 180 million order details, which include names, phone numbers, addresses, and even credit card details.

20 Apr 2021

Samsung rolls out Android 11 update for Galaxy A31 handset

Samsung has started releasing its Android 11 update for the Galaxy A31 model.

20 Apr 2021

Ahead of launch, Vivo V21 5G's key specifications leaked

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo will launch its "slimmest 5G smartphone," the V21 5G in India on April 27. It will be launched in Malaysia on the same day.

19 Apr 2021

Every important upcoming iOS 15 feature you should know about

Apple hasn't yet released iOS version 14.5, but with the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) likely to be held in June, now is a good time to round up all the important features rumored to be a part of the upcoming iOS 15.

19 Apr 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aces first test flight in Martian environment

Ever since NASA successfully unsheathed the Ingenuity helicopter that accompanied its Perseverance rover to Mars, anticipation had been building for the helicopter's first flight.

19 Apr 2021

Domino's acknowledges data breach; Denies leak of million credit cards

Pizzas are usually considered bad for your health, but the latest Domino's India data leak could have serious consequences for your financial health as well. The latest security lapse has allegedly compromised customers' names, phone numbers, delivery addresses, and credit card details.

19 Apr 2021

Samsung Galaxy Jump appears on Bluetooth SIG site, launch imminent

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy A32 has appeared on the Bluetooth SIG certification site, hinting at its imminent launch. The handset, with model number SM-A326K, has been listed under the moniker 'Galaxy Jump'.

19 Apr 2021

Prior to launch, Xiaomi Mi 11X smartphone series' prices leaked

Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro models in India on April 23.

19 Apr 2021

Wearing two fitted masks may double protection against COVID-19: Study

Wearing two tightly-fitted face masks can double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer's nose and mouth and causing COVID-19, according to a study.

19 Apr 2021

POCO M2 Reloaded to debut in India on April 21

POCO will introduce a new version of the M2 smartphone, the M2 Reloaded in India on April 21 at 12 pm. The handset will go on sale on the same day at 3 pm.

19 Apr 2021

OPPO A54 goes official in India starting at Rs. 13,500

As an addition to its A-series of smartphones, OPPO has launched its latest budget-friendly model, the A54 in India. It carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 13,490.

19 Apr 2021

Infinix Hot 10 Play launched in India at Rs. 8,500

Infinix has launched its latest budget-range smartphone, the Hot 10 Play in India. The handset is priced at Rs. 8,499 and will go on sale starting April 26.

19 Apr 2021

Realme Q3 Pro to be launched on April-22; specifications leaked

Realme is all set to launch its latest Q3 and Q3 Pro smartphones in China on April 22.

19 Apr 2021

Software update for Samsung Galaxy S10 brings new camera features

Samsung is rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy S10 handset locked onto Verizon's network.

18 Apr 2021

How Spotify's Car Thing solves a problem you never had

Last spotted seeking FCC certification, Spotify's latest hardware product dubbed the Car Thing is finally available to consumers in the US.

18 Apr 2021

Northrop Grumman's MEV-2 life-extender successfully coupled with an active satellite

In an industry-first development that could potentially increase the active service life of satellites, renowned aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman successfully docked a life-extension vehicle to an operational satellite.

18 Apr 2021

OPPO A94 5G, with Dimensity 800U chipset, launched in Europe

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has launched the rebranded version of its Reno 5Z 5G handset, the A94 5G in Europe. It will be up for grabs from May 3.

18 Apr 2021

Sony launches its first 32-inch BRAVIA Android TV in India

Japanese tech giant Sony has added yet another Smart TV in its Indian portfolio, the Sony BRAVIA 32W830.

18 Apr 2021

SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's SpaceX to build the lunar lander for the Artemis mission.

18 Apr 2021

Google Assistant driving mode's early preview now available in India

Google's recent app updates indicate that it wants Android Auto to be a car-only system while your phone functions as a separate entity.

18 Apr 2021

India's COVID-19 surge: Could 'double mutant' variant be blamed?

India is now reporting more coronavirus infections than any other nation, yet it continues to see a daily record rise in cases.

18 Apr 2021

OnePlus Nord N100 receives OxygenOS update in North America, EU

Chinese tech giant OnePlus has started rolling out a new OxygenOS update for its budget Nord N100 handset in the EU and North America.

18 Apr 2021

BOAT Xplorer smartwatch launched in India at Rs. 3,000

Expanding its smartwatches' portfolio in India, lifestyle and consumer tech giant boAt is out with its latest budget-friendly wearable, the BOAT Xplorer.

18 Apr 2021

Scientists secure government nod for genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida

In a turn of events straight out of a science fiction flick, a biotechnology company called Oxitec has secured approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release swarms of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.

17 Apr 2021

Ahead of launch, OPPO A54's pricing and storage details leaked

OPPO is all set to launch its A54 smartphone in India on April 19 followed by the A74 5G on April 20.

17 Apr 2021

Xiaomi sells over $61.3 million worth of Mi MIX FOLD

Xiaomi's first-ever foldable smartphone, the Mi MIX FOLD, had gone on sale in China yesterday i.e. April 16.

17 Apr 2021

Samsung Galaxy A22 appears on BIS certification, India launch imminent

Samsung is likely to launch a new A-series smartphone, the Galaxy A22 in both 4G and 5G variants in India soon.

17 Apr 2021

Here's another look at features in Android 12's Developer Preview

The hype surrounding Android 12 has been growing since Google began to release Developer Preview builds. With the third Developer Preview right around the corner, XDA-Developers got some hands-on time with a yet unreleased build of the smartphone operating system.

17 Apr 2021

Prior to launch, Flipkart confirms Infinix Hot 10 Play's specifications

Infinix is all set to launch its latest budget-range smartphone, the Hot 10 Play, in India on April 19.

17 Apr 2021

Vivo V21 series' India launch tipped; design and specifications leaked

Vivo is expected to announce its V21 series of smartphones in India on April 27 alongside its confirmed launch in Malaysia on the same day.

17 Apr 2021

OnePlus rolls out first OxygenOS update for its 9R handset

OnePlus has started releasing its first OxygenOS 11 update for the 9R smartphone in India.

17 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

Want a new graphics card, gaming rig, or a next-generation console? Well, you might as well pay the atrocious scalper prices because the world's largest chipmaker TSMC has painted a rather grim picture.

17 Apr 2021

Motorola rolls out Android 11 update for RAZR 5G model

Motorola is rolling out the Android 11 update for its RAZR 5G smartphone in multiple countries including India.

16 Apr 2021

ZTE unveils Axon 30 Pro and Ultra smartphones in China

ZTE has unveiled its latest Axon 30 smartphone series in China, including the Axon 30 Pro and 30 Ultra models. The line-up carries a starting price-tag of CNY 3,000 (roughly Rs. 34,300).

16 Apr 2021

ASUS launches ZenBook Duo 14, Pro Duo 15 in India

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has launched its latest premium laptops, the ZenBook Duo 14 and ZenBook Pro Duo 15 in India.

16 Apr 2021

Ahead of launch, Moto G60 and G40 Fusion's specifications revealed

As an addition to its G-series of smartphones, Motorola will launch the G60 and G40 Fusion models in India on April 20.

16 Apr 2021

ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 888

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS is gearing up to launch its ZenFone 8 series, including the 8 Mini model later this year.

16 Apr 2021

Google Earth's Timelapse feature lets you watch Earth's 40-year evolution

So far, Google Earth has served as an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to view any nook and cranny on Earth via satellite imagery.

16 Apr 2021

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G to be launched on April 28

As per an Amazon listing, Samsung will launch its Galaxy M42 5G smartphone in India on April 28 at 12pm.

16 Apr 2021

OPPO A54, A74 5G to debut in India next week

OPPO will launch its A-series of smartphones, the A54 and A74 5G, in India on April 19 and April 20, respectively.

16 Apr 2021

Realme 8 5G to debut in India on April 22

Realme is all set to launch its 5G-ready smartphone, the 8 5G, in India on April 22. The event will be live-streamed via Realme's Facebook page and YouTube channel from 12:30pm.

16 Apr 2021

Microsoft Edge adds Kids Mode for safer browsing experience

Microsoft has been making constant improvements to its Edge browser since it shifted to Chromium—the same engine that powers Google's Chrome browser.

16 Apr 2021

Prior to unveiling, price and specifications of Realme Q3 leaked

Realme will unveil a new smartphone named Q3, in China soon.

16 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook could enter the dating game, and more

Facebook had already made an abortive attempt at its own dating app back in 2019, but that didn't work out at all. Now, the social media behemoth is trying its hand at video-based speed dating.

16 Apr 2021

Facebook ran ads for fake Clubhouse app loaded with malware

Cybercriminals have been running ads on Facebook for a PC version of Clubhouse that does not exist, reports TechCrunch.

15 Apr 2021

NASA risks losing InSight lander forever to Martian dust storms

NASA's InSight lander might be in a spot of trouble. It had landed on Mars in late 2018, but it has been plagued with serious problems throughout its 30-month expedition.

15 Apr 2021

YouTuber teaches Spot robot dog to pee beer on command

What better way to find use-cases for robots than to make them publicly available, right? Well, that does come with a few trade-offs, including control over how the robot is used.

15 Apr 2021

Moto G60, G40 Fusion, with Snapdragon 732G, spotted on Geekbench

As an addition to its G-series, Motorola is gearing up to launch two new smartphones in India soon.

15 Apr 2021

Telegram offers direct download to bypass Google's censorship overreach

While most Android users prefer to download WhatsApp's alternative Telegram off the Play Store, there is now a compelling reason to seek an unusual method provided by the app makers.

15 Apr 2021

Instagram's test lets users hide Likes, Facebook might follow suit

Continuing its ongoing experimentation with the Likes counter, Instagram has now announced a new option. It allows users to turn off the visibility for the Likes count on their own posts as well as others' posts they see on the app.

15 Apr 2021

OPPO Reno6 Pro's specifications leaked; may feature Dimensity 1200 chipset

OPPO is expected to launch its Reno6 series of smartphones, soon. The line-up will include the Reno6, Reno6 Pro, and Reno6 Pro+ models.

15 Apr 2021

Sony Xperia 10 III, with Snapdragon 690 5G chipset, launched

Alongside the flagships Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III, Japanese tech giant Sony has also announced a mid-segment smartphone, the Xperia 10 III (pronounced as Xperia 10 Mark 3).

15 Apr 2021

iQOO 7 to arrive in India as rebranded Neo5

iQOO will launch the iQOO 7 and 7 Legend smartphones in India on April 26.

15 Apr 2021

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin might be several steps behind Elon Musk's commercial spaceflight competitor SpaceX, but it's inching toward its first manned spaceflight.

15 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Germany clamps down on WhatsApp, and more

Even as Indian government scrambles to figure out how to prevent Facebook from taking advantage of its citizenry, Germany has leveraged the European Union's solid privacy laws to take WhatsApp to task.

15 Apr 2021

Nokia 2.2 receives Android 11 update with March security patch

HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 11 update for its Nokia 2.2 model.

14 Apr 2021

OnePlus 9, 9R went on first sale in India today

OnePlus 9 and 9R smartphones went on their first sale in India today for the Amazon Prime and Red Cable Club members.

14 Apr 2021

OPPO A35, with Helio P35 chipset, goes official in China

Chinese tech giant OPPO has launched its latest A-series smartphone, the A35, in its home country.

14 Apr 2021

This feature nudges Android users to look up while walking

Google has begun rolling out the latest addition to its Digital Wellbeing app. First spotted by XDA-Developers' Mishaal Rahman in November last year, the Heads Up feature is designed to prevent people from using their phones while walking.

14 Apr 2021

Realme 8 5G, with Dimensity 700 chipset, teased on Flipkart

Realme is likely to launch its latest 5G smartphone, the 8 5G in India on April 22, preceded by the April 21 Thailand launch.

14 Apr 2021

Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?

Earlier this week, India's drug regulator approved Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for restricted use in emergency situations.

14 Apr 2021

Sony unveils Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III smartphones

Japanese tech giant Sony has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III.

14 Apr 2021

Ahead of launch, Moto G20's renders, specifications leaked; prices tipped

Motorola is expected to launch a new entry-level smartphone, the Moto G20 in India soon.

14 Apr 2021

Prior to launch, ZTE reveals Axon 30 Ultra smartphone's specifications

ZTE will announce its Axon 30 smartphone series tomorrow i.e. April 15 in China, including the Axon 30 Ultra.

14 Apr 2021

Physical inactivity linked to more severe COVID-19 infection: Study

A sedentary lifestyle is associated with more severe COVID-19 infection and an increased risk of dying from the viral disease, according to a large-scale study.

14 Apr 2021

Realme C21 to go on first sale at 12pm

The Realme C21 smartphone, which was launched in India last week, will go on sale at 12pm today via Realme.com, Flipkart, and other retail channels. Its price starts at Rs. 7,999.

14 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Your WhatsApp account isn't safe anymore, and more

Another day, another colossal security bungle from the good folks at Facebook. If two separate data leaks weren't bad enough, it was revealed that anyone who knows your phone number can nuke your WhatsApp account.

14 Apr 2021

OnePlus releases OTA update to resolve 9 Pro's overheating issue

Last week, several OnePlus 9 Pro users had reported overheating issues, especially while using the handset's camera app.

14 Apr 2021

Xiaomi releases MIUI 12.5 update for its Mi 11 handset

Xiaomi is rolling out the MIUI 12.5 update for the Mi 11 in China.

13 Apr 2021

Realme 8 Pro gets improved camera, fingerprint sensor via update

Chinese smartphone maker Realme has started rolling out an update for its 8 Pro model in India.

13 Apr 2021

Samsung Galaxy Quantum2 smartphone previewed in unboxing video: Details here

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Quantum2 a.k.a Galaxy A82 5G smartphone in South Korea on April 23.

13 Apr 2021

NVIDIA, MediaTek plan to equip future Chromebooks with RTX graphics

NVIDIA has revealed a unique partnership with MediaTek at its GPU Technology Conference. NVIDIA will be using the fellow Taiwanese chipmaker's ARM expertise to create SDKs for a reference platform that can eventually herald GeForce graphics to Chromebooks.


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