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Samsung Republic Day Sale Offers Include Free Galaxy Smartphones on QLED TV Purchases and More

Samsung's Republic Day offers Samsung Galaxy smartphones as assured gifts, cash backs and more.

20 Jan 2020 7:51 pm
Google Chrome Set to Deploy Battery Usage Improvements Suggested by Microsoft’s Edge Engineer

Microsofts senior software engineer Shawn Pickett submitted a commit for approval last week that is set to be taken into consideration by Googles Chrome team.

20 Jan 2020 7:32 pm
Oxygen on the Moon? ESA Prototypes Plant That Extracts Oxygen From Lunar Soil

European Space Agency (ESA) claims to have developed a solution that enables oxygen production from resources found on the Moon, including lunar soil or what is commonly known as moondust.

20 Jan 2020 7:25 pm
Studio Ghibli Movies Coming to Netflix Globally, Including India

Studio Ghibli, the Japanese maker of some of the best animated movies of all time, has finally agreed to license its works to Netflix globally, including India.

20 Jan 2020 7:22 pm
Hacker Leaks Passwords for 500,000 Internet-Connected Devices: Report

A hacker has leaked usernames and passwords of over 500,000 servers, routers and Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the Dark Web which can be used to install malware on Internet-connected devices at home or at work.

20 Jan 2020 6:57 pm
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Global Corporate Tax System Must Be Overhauled

Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global rules that are currently under consideration.

20 Jan 2020 6:50 pm
Android R Developer Preview Spotted Running on Google Pixel 4 on Geekbench

With the next edition of Android operating system (OS) reportedly around the corner, a benchmark test has been spotted on Geekbench which indicates that a Google Pixel 4 smartphone was running the upcoming Android R operating system.

20 Jan 2020 6:45 pm
Samsung Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 Price in India and Launch Dates Tipped

Samsung Galaxy A51 will be available in 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB RAM options along with 64GB and 128GB storage versions. The Galaxy A71, on the other hand, will be offered in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants with 128GB onboard storage.

20 Jan 2020 6:28 pm
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Calls for Regulation for Artificial Intelligence

Googles chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also negative consequences.

20 Jan 2020 6:27 pm
SpaceX Aims to Send NASA Astronauts to Space in Q2 2020: Musk

After NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket, Elon Musk said that his aerospace company aims to send NASA astronauts to space between April and June this year.

20 Jan 2020 6:14 pm
Excessive Internet Use Reduces Motivation to Study in Students, Researchers Say

Students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about exam tests, according to new research.

20 Jan 2020 6:03 pm
Jio UPI Payments Being Enabled for Select Users Through MyJio App: Report

Jio has updated the MyJio app with the ability to let users make UPI payments, according to a media report. The new option is believed to make the competition stronger for platforms such as Google Pay and WhatsApp that are largely driving UPI transactions in India.

20 Jan 2020 5:45 pm
Vodafone Rs. 997 Prepaid Plan With 1.5GB Daily Data, Unlimited Calls, 180-Day Validity Launched

The new Vodafone Rs. 997 plan offers benefits like 1.5GB data per day, unlimited local or national calls to any network, and 100 local or national SMS messages per day for a validity of 180 days i.e. six months.

20 Jan 2020 5:39 pm
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite to Launch in India Tomorrow: Expected Price, Specifications

As per recent leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite 6GB variant is likely to start around Rs 39,900. However, a past report even suggested that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite may start from as low as Rs. 35,990.

20 Jan 2020 4:24 pm
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Goes to Canada Court to Fight US Extradition

A senior Huawei executive whose arrest in Vancouver led to a breakdown in Canada-China relations headed to court on Monday to fight extradition to the United States.

20 Jan 2020 4:15 pm
Samsung Plans to Set Up a Display Factory in India

Samsung Display plans to set up a factory in India with a $500 million investment as parent Samsung seeks to expand smartphone production here, a regulatory filing showed.

20 Jan 2020 4:04 pm
Saregama Carvaan GX01 Earphones Launched, Priced at Rs. 1,599

Saregama has launched a new product in the Carvaan lineup - the GX01 earphones priced at Rs. 1,599.

20 Jan 2020 3:42 pm
Jio Witnessed 22 Million Heavy Voice Subscribers Churn in Last Quarter: SBI Caps Securities

Reliance Jio witnessed churn of 22 million heavy voice subscribers and its ARPUs have not improved despite tariff hikes as most of the subscribers are on the 84-day plan, analyst firm SBI Caps Securities has said, adding that net subscriber adds were muted due to churn of heavy voice users.

20 Jan 2020 2:59 pm
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Camera Module Leak Tips Two-Tone Design, 100x Digital Zoom Capabilities

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G camera setup will include a 108-megapixel custom-made ISOCELL main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 48-megapixel telephoto shooter with 10x optical zoom support, and an impressive 100x digital zoom output, and a ToF fourth sensor.

20 Jan 2020 2:49 pm
Amazon India Rolling Out Electric Delivery Rickshaws, Pledges to Have 10,000 EVs on Road by 2025

Amazon India on Monday announced that it has started rolling out its electric vehicle delivery fleet in the country, with the goal to have 10,000 such vehicles on the roads by 2025. The move comes as part of the companys global Climate Pledge, as announced in September last year.

20 Jan 2020 2:27 pm
Realme X2 Android 10-Based Realme UI Beta Testing Applications Now Open: How to Apply

After the registration period ends, successful applicants will be contacted via email, and the final list of beta testers will be announced on the forum thread on February 1 next month. Beta testing will commence from first week of February 2020.

20 Jan 2020 2:06 pm
Asteroid Twice the Size of Big Ben to Skim Past Earth Today

Flying towards the planet at a speed of over 61,500 miles per hour, the Near-Earth Object (NEO) is big enough to destroy an entire city if collides with the Earth.

20 Jan 2020 1:51 pm
Amazon Prime Video Orders Inside Edge Season 3, Announces 2 Shows, Unveils First Look for 5 More

Amazon Prime Video has renewed Inside Edge for season 3, announced Mumbai Diaries 26/11 and Sons of Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, and unveiled first looks for Four More Shots Please season 2, Gormint, Amit Kumars The Last Hour, Ali Abbas Zafars Dilli, and Sudip Sharmas Paatal Lok.

20 Jan 2020 1:25 pm
Samsung Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41 Camera and Battery Specifications Leaked

Samsung Galaxy A31 is rumoured to have a 48-megapixel primary camera sensor and 5-megapixel secondary camera sensor. The Galaxy A41, on the other hand, is said to have a 25-megapixel secondary camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

20 Jan 2020 1:22 pm
Amazon, Flipkart Republic Day Special Sales: Best Offers on Smartphones

Amazon Great Indian Sale 2020 and Flipkart Republic Day 2020 sale is currently underway. We've hand-picked the best offers available on mobile phones today. These include iPhone XR, Google Pixel 3a...

20 Jan 2020 1:11 pm
Facebook Says Technical Error Caused Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader Xi Jinping's Name

Facebook on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinpings name appearing as Mr Shithole in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

20 Jan 2020 1:05 pm
Mi 10 Release Date Rumoured for February 11; Mi 10 Pro 5G Live Images Leaked

Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, the two new flagship smartphones by Xiaomi, are rumoured to debut as early as February 11. An official-looking teaser image has been leaked online to suggest the release date of the Mi 10 series. Separately, some live images suggesting the design of the Mi 10 Pro 5G have surfaced online.

20 Jan 2020 12:55 pm
Samsung Appoints New Mobile Chief, Roh Tae-moon

Samsung, the world's top smartphone maker, said on Monday that it has named President Roh Tae-moon as its new mobile chief as part of a management shake-up.

20 Jan 2020 12:44 pm
WhatsApp to End Support for Select Android, iOS Devices on February 1: How to Save Chats

All affected users must update to newer versions soon, or export their chats to avoid losing all their conversations. These users are already being restricted from creating new WhatsApp accounts or re-verifying their existing accounts.

20 Jan 2020 12:41 pm
Government Said to Explore Use of AI to Tackle Social Media Misuse

To stop spread of disinformation leading to widespread public disorder, the government is said to be exploring use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to remove such content automatically from social media platforms.

20 Jan 2020 12:27 pm
Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro: Release Date, Expected Price, Specifications, Features, Latest News

Huawei P40 will run Android 10, but without Googles apps and services. It will instead integrate Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) core on-board.

20 Jan 2020 12:08 pm
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Price Tipped, and It Isn't as Expensive as the Galaxy Fold

Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claim that the device will be priced between $860 and $1,295.

20 Jan 2020 11:43 am
WhatsApp Reaches 5 Billion Installs on Android, Second Non-Google App to Do So

WhatsApp for Android has now notched up a staggering five billion downloads, making it only the second non-Google app to achieve this milestone.

20 Jan 2020 11:34 am
Poco F2 Lite Alleged Live Images Appear in YouTuber’s Inbox, Tipped to Have Snapdragon 765, 6GB of RAM, and 5,000mAh Battery

Purported images of the Poco F2 Lite appear via email to a YouTuber. Claimed to have a Snapdragon 865 SoC, 6GB of RAM and a 5,000mAh battery.

20 Jan 2020 11:30 am
Airtel Brings Rs. 179 Prepaid Recharge Plan With Rs. 2 Lakh Life Insurance Cover, 28-Day Validity

Airtel has launched the Rs. 179 prepaid recharge plan with life insurance cover of Rs. 2 lakhs. The telco has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to provide the term insurance benefits.

20 Jan 2020 10:45 am
Realme XT Android 10-Based Realme UI Update Rollout Begins in India

The version number of the update is RMX1921EX_11_C.01 and the OTA update should arrive in a few days. Based on users reports, the update size is about 3.52GB.

20 Jan 2020 10:40 am
Microsoft Says Will Fix Internet Explorer Security Flaw Under Active Attack

Microsoft has confirmed a security flaw affecting Internet Explorer is currently being used by hackers and it is working on a fix, to be released at a later date.

20 Jan 2020 10:18 am
SpaceX Elon Musk Emergency Landing Successful Crew Dragon Abort System Test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a big step its mission to fly NASA astronauts for the first time as soon as this spring.

20 Jan 2020 9:49 am
Honor 9X Price in India Reveal, Oppo F15 Launch, Amazon and Flipkart Sales, and More Tech News This Week

Honor 9X and Oppo F15 India launches as well as the Republic Day sales from Amazon and Flipkart dominated the news this week. Additionally, Realme started rolling out Android 10 with Realme UI update for Realme 3 Pro and Samsung announced a price cut for Galaxy A20s.

19 Jan 2020 11:36 am
Flipkart Republic Day Sale 2020 Live for Everyone: Check Discounts on Realme, Samsung, and Asus Phones

Flipkart Republic Day Sale is now open to everyone with a tonne of offers and discounts on a wide range of products.

19 Jan 2020 6:01 am
Amazon Great Indian Sale 2020 Live for All: Offers, Deals, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Amazon Great Indian Sale 2020 is now live for all users, and it brings a host of discounts and offers on a wide range of products.

19 Jan 2020 6:00 am
Apple Fixes Location Privacy Issue With iPhone 11 Chip in iOS Beta Update

The second beta version of Apple's iOS 13.3.1, released recently, now includes a toggle for disabling the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) chip in the device.

18 Jan 2020 7:16 pm
WhatsApp Beta for Android Update Hints at Upcoming Support for Animated Stickers

WhatsApp's latest beta update for its Android app has arrived and it indicates that the service might be bringing support for animated sticker packs soon.

18 Jan 2020 7:06 pm
Realme 3 Pro Starts Receiving Android 10 Update With Realme UI in India: All You Need to Know

Realme has begun the rollout of Android 10 update for the Realme 3 Pro in India that brings the Realme UI with a tonne of aesthetic and functional changes.

18 Jan 2020 5:35 pm
$150 5G Phones May Arrive by the End of 2020, Huawei Executive Says

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei's President for 5G product line, Yang Chaobin believes that 5G smartphones priced around $150 are expected to be launched by the end of 2020 or in early 2021.

18 Jan 2020 2:13 pm
Amazon Great Indian Sale 2020 Begins: All the Best Offers Today

Amazon Great Indian Sale 2020, Offers: The sale is now live for Prime members. It will offer great deals on mobile phones, laptops, TVs, Amazon devices, and more. We've selected the best tech deals...

18 Jan 2020 2:09 pm
Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Specifications Leaked: 120Hz Display, 10x Optical Zoom, Exynos 990, and More

Alleged specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra phones have surfaced online, revealing a 120Hz display, 10x optical zoom support, and more.

18 Jan 2020 1:58 pm
Elon Musk's SpaceX to Simulate Rocket Failure in Final Astronaut Capsule Test

Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from US soil.

18 Jan 2020 1:41 pm
Flipkart's The Republic Day Sale 2020 Kicks Off Today for Plus Members: Timing, Offers, and Other Details

Flipkart sale will start today for Plus members with a host of offers in tow on smartphones from Realme, Asus, and Huawei to name a few.

18 Jan 2020 11:49 am
Kidnapped US Teen Rescued by Police Thanks to Snapchat

A California teen who had been drugged and kidnapped was rescued by police this week after using Snapchat to alert her friends to her abduction.

18 Jan 2020 11:35 am