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Vivo is set to launch the Z5x on May 24 in China but a steady stream of leaks have already revealed a lot about the smartphone. Based on the leaks we also know what processor the smartphone will be sporting and how the device looks. For starters, the Z5x is going to be the first smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker to sport a hole-punch display.

08:57:02 on 22 May

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WhatsApp is all set to start serving advertisements in 2020, Facebook has reportedly revealed at the annual Facebook Marketing Summit in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The ads will initially be featured within the WhatsApp Status feature -- similar to how the ads are being served through Instagram Stories since January 2017.

07:29:39 on 22 May

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Two British mobile phone companies say they're putting on hold plans to sell new 5G mobile phones from China's Huawei. EE and Vodafone said Wednesday they are pausing the launch of Huawei smartphones that can be used on next-generation mobile networks. The companies said they are holding off amid uncertainty about devices from the world's No. 2 smartphone maker.

07:04:51 on 22 May

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If you are a Truecaller user, your might have a thing or two to worry about. Personal data of millions of Truecaller users, including Indians, has been leaked online and it is available on sale on dark web, a part of the internet that is notorious for sale of illegal goods and information among other things.

06:43:26 on 22 May

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Now Huawei Laptops Lose Windows 10 Support

The week just seems to be getting worse for Huawei. Complying with US President's executive order to crack down on Chinese tech companies, software giant Microsoft has removed Huawei laptops from the store, while remaining silent on the potential Windows ban. The software giant appears to have stopped selling Huawei's MateBook X Pro at the company's online store as well.

06:03:02 on 22 May

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ByteDance, owner of the popular video app TikTok, is developing a paid music service that will challenge industry leaders Spotify and Apple Music in emerging markets, according to people familiar with the matter. The company has already secured rights from T-Series and Times Music, two of India's largest labels, according to executives with those companies.

05:52:39 on 22 May

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Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has hired famous meme-creator, Adam Koszary to be the social media manager for his Electric Vehicle (EV) company, Tesla. Koszary, the programme manager for the The Museum of English Rural Life, run by the University of Reading, will join Tesla in July, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

04:35:17 on 22 May

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Even after the revoking of Section 377, stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQI community still remain in our country. Members of the community are increasingly taking to online platforms to express themselves and to find their potential love interests, with sections of the world still being hostile, homophobic and transphobic.

03:45:38 on 22 May

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An Indian-origin scientist and his team in the US have won a whopping USD 20 mn contract from an agency of the defence department to develop a system that could allow a soldier to control multiple unmanned aerial vehicles or even a bomb disposal robot with his thoughts. The team headed by Gaurav Sharma is among six teams to win grants to develop brain-machine interfaces.

03:39:24 on 22 May

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Samsung has announced a couple of wireless chargers for the Indian market. The first is a 10,000mAh Wireless Power Bank that aims to offer the convenience of charging devices on the go while the other is a new Wireless Charger Duo pad that allows you to charge multiple devices at the same time.

02:57:38 on 22 May

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When it comes to rivalries in the technology space, the face-off between Sony and Microsoft in the console gaming space is about as big as rivalries can get. As a result, when Sony announced its partnership with Microsoft in this very space, employees raised natural questions, and more than one eyebrow was raised.

02:46:58 on 22 May

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Oppo A7 and Oppo R17 Pro have received new price cuts in India, the company confirmed to Gadgets 360. While the Oppo A7 4GB RAM variant has got the price cut of Rs. 1,000, the Oppo R17 Pro has received a whopping dip of Rs. 10,000. The new revision comes just weeks after Oppo India dropped the prices of the Oppo A7 3GB and 4GB RAM variants in the country.

02:37:48 on 22 May

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Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 per cent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook ever.

02:28:23 on 22 May

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The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is set to become the newest James Bond-inspired car, thanks to the most recent collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 50 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' DBS Superleggera special edition cars will be sold.

01:54:38 on 22 May

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Google loves Sholay. You can Google it. The search engine giant and Easter eggs go hand in hand. Just last month, Google sent the Avengers: Endgame fans screaming after it let users "snap" their search results with the words "Thanos". But Google isn't just a Hollywood fan. It is equally desi at heart. And what better movie to add to its Easter egg list than Sholay, right?

12:11:59 on 22 May

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Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side with the launch of new Honor smartphones, in a confident display of the Chinese firm's technology. Huawei runs its devices on Google's Android platform outside China, but the US Commerce Department blocked Huawei from buying US goods last week, throwing future software updates into question.

11:34:39 on 22 May

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As the majority of exit polls predicted victory for the BJP-led NDA at the Centre, Twitter recorded nearly 5.6 lakh tweets related to exit polls in 24 hours, the company said. Twitter saw 560K Tweets talking about the Exit Polls in 24 hours, between 6:30 pm on Sunday 19th until 6:30 pm on Monday 20th May, across news commentators, opinion makers and Indian citizens.

10:12:30 on 22 May

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India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B lifted off from the first launch pad of the rocket port on Wednesday. About 15 minutes into the flight the rocket would eject the 615 kg RISAT-2B into about 555-km orbit. The satellite will be used for surveillance purposes.

07:10:02 on 22 May

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Unlike the growing popularity of Tiktok and their feed featuring users remixing each other's clips or Snapchat's new Discover format, Instagram IGTV seems to have not had similar success since being launched. A TechCrunch report says that Instagram is revamping IGTV to be much more like a Snapchat and TikTok hybrid in an attempt to make it more popular.

09:25:01 on 21 May

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Used gadget seller Cashify said it would launch in June an e-commerce platform to sell refurbished smartphones and other devices in India. The brand today has 23 offline kiosks across five cities for customers to sell their old smartphones instantly. Cashify is planning to open a chain of exclusive stores, the first one of which will be operational in Faridabad soon.

08:27:02 on 21 May

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A team of Google researchers has used a deep-learning algorithm to predict lung cancer accurately from computed scans. The work demonstrates the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase both accuracy and consistency, which could help accelerate adoption of lung cancer screening worldwide.

07:57:02 on 21 May

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Already confirmed by its studio for the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, "Cyberpunk 2077" is now said to be set for a target release date announcement and a new trailer. That's according to a post on internet message board NeoGAF, with one of its members claiming insider information on Microsoft's next year and a half.

06:53:32 on 21 May

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Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are now available to buy in India on Flipkart. The ‘budget premium’ phones from the kitty of Google shoulder the charge to make inroads in the Indian smartphone market against the some of the bigwigs. Google Pixel 3A XL is supposed to be the more affordable option with one of the best cameras. But is the Google phone worth the hype?

05:55:04 on 21 May

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7S in India yesterday, but given the price and specifications, there were questions on what this will mean for the Redmi Note 7. Now, it looks like the phone will be discontinued in India, though the company has not given an exact date for this.

05:37:00 on 21 May

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The US Commerce Department has announced loosening of some of the restrictions Washington placed on Huawei equipment last week, which made it difficult for American companies to do business with the Chinese tech giant. Although Huawei does not do much business in the US, the company is the sole provider of networking equipment to many rural American internet providers.

03:53:39 on 21 May

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Nokia 3.2 was launched in India on Tuesday. The budget smartphone was unveiled globally back in February at MWC 2019, alongside the Nokia 4.2 - which has already made its way into India. The Nokia 3.2's highlights are its large 6.26-inch HD+ display and massive 4,000mAh battery, which HMD Global says will give a battery life of two days.

03:28:28 on 21 May

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A study recently took place which found out that limiting smartphone usage can improve sleep. It is common for teenagers to have a smartphone these days. While this has benefited them to a certain extent, it has also backfired in terms of causing some worrying health outcomes. Heavy usage of smartphones usage can result in sleep problems and may cause difficulty in sleep.

03:19:37 on 21 May

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Can't tell Bei Bei apart from Bao Bao? Fear not. Chinese tech whizzes, who already have perfected facial recognition technology for humans to frightening levels of accuracy, have now come up with an app that can tell one from another. Visitors to the panda base in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu will be able to scan the panda's face to get info about each individual bear.

02:57:35 on 21 May

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The very mention of ‘Aqua Blue’ in this summer heat brings to mind everything that’s cool and calm. The soothing colour reminds you of that beach holiday. While we certainly reckon that you take that water-cation you’ve been planning this summer, there’s another way you can up the cool quotient – by getting the newly launched Aqua Blue variant of vivo V15.

01:39:53 on 21 May

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Personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers stands exposed on Instagram in a massive database that has been traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox. Each record contained public data, including bio, profile picture, number of followers they have, location and private contact information.

05:57:01 on 21 May

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A few months ago, Huawei was riding the wave of a great 2018 for the smartphone business. However, Huawei will no longer have access to Android. It was last year when US said American citizens shouldn’t use products made by Huawei, owing to the security risks. There are two aspects to the conundrum that Huawei finds itself in.

06:30:52 on 20 May

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Vivo Y91 3GB RAM variant has been launched in India. The smartphone, which comes as an upgrade over the original Vivo Y91 model with 2GB RAM. Apart from increased RAM, key specifications of the Vivo Y91 3GB RAM variant are identical to that of its 2GB RAM model that was launched in January.

06:01:19 on 20 May

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This morning, the world woke up to what can only be described as a bombshell. Google said it was suspending Huawei’s access to its Android operating system for smartphones. At least till the US Government doesn’t remove the restrictions it has put in place for American companies from doing business with Huawei. Now finally, Huawei has responded to the matter.

04:53:13 on 20 May

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk who has been moving back and forth on his India dream for couple of years and unable to take the next big step now has an invitation from commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland. Musk wants to make India his next big market but the question lingers: Will the electric car ever run on the bumpy 'desi' roads?

04:26:05 on 20 May

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Nokia 4.2 with a price tag of Rs 10,990 places itself in a heavily competitive smartphone segment in India. Thanks to brands like Xiaomi, Realme and Honor, most of the recent budget phones have offered high-end specifications like 48-megapixel camera and better looking gradient design. Nokia 4.2, however, fails to beat the competition.

03:52:10 on 20 May

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Xiaomi on Monday launched the new Redmi Note 7S in India, expanding its smartphone portfolio. With this new addition, there are now three phones in the Redmi Note 7 series – the vanilla Redmi Note 7, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, and the Redmi Note 7S. We pit these phones against one another, to highlight all the differences between the three phones.

03:25:43 on 20 May

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Xiaomi is all set to launch the Redmi Note 7S in India today. The Redmi Note 7S has been revealed to arrive with a 48-megapixel shooter. The Redmi Note 7S has been revealed to arrive with a 48-megapixel shooter. Joining the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Note 7 line-up, the Redmi Note 7S is being said to sport the same primary shooter as the Note 7 Pro

09:40:03 on 20 May

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As the Washington-Beijing trade war intensifies along with fresh restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the US, there has been a significant rise in "Boycott Apple" movement in China. There has been a flurry of anti-Apple and anti-Trump messages on Weibo, China's version of Twitter. The US move effectively takes aim at Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

03:25:02 on 20 May

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After Asus and Nubia, Black Shark is set to launch a high-end gaming smartphone in India. According to BGR India, Black Shark has already started sending invites for the launch of Black Shark 2. The gaming phone will reportedly launch in India on May 27. Black Shark 2 was launched in March and is already available for sale in China.

03:51:03 on 19 May

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A dwindling user base has forced Google to shut down its Jump virtual reality (VR) platform that would go offline by the end of June. The company is telling users to download their data before it shuts down the video stitching platform completely. Jump makes 3D 360-degree video production at scale possible with automated video stitching using the power of Cloud.

11:46:28 on 19 May

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Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account. The information is made available to users via a private web tool which, the company claims, keeps your data private. Google, however, stressed it does not use the information for personalised ad tracking.

01:27:01 on 18 May

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Vivo Y91 was launched in India in January, and it was then made available in a lone 2GB RAM + 32GB storage option back then. Now, the company has quietly listed a 3GB RAM variant on Croma. The new Vivo Y91 3GB RAM option is now available to buy for the same price tag as the Vivo Y91 2GB RAM option.

10:27:01 on 17 May

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Instagram Kills Direct Messaging App

Instagram is putting an end to Direct, its standalone camera-first messaging app, which was used to send Instagram direct messages. The Facebook-owned photo-messaging app is also doubling down on Stories and will now feature personalised Stories recommendations in the Explore tab.

08:27:02 on 17 May

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Huawei Mate 20 X 5G – the 5G ready variant of the Huawei Mate 20 X – has gone official. After an alleged render and retail packaging of the phone surfaced online last month, Huawei has officially launched the phone. It is identical to the Huawei Mate 20 X, except the fact that the former is 5G compatible and packs a smaller battery with support for faster charging.

03:57:01 on 17 May

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It's well-known that PUBG is popular. But how popular? Very popular apparently as it has been revealed by App Annie, an agency that tracks app usage, that PUBG Mobile now has over 100 million active users. To celebrate the monumental feat, PUBG Mobile has announced the release of Update 0.12.5 that, apart from other bits, brings to users Season 7 Battle Pass.

02:39:18 on 17 May

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TikTok frenzy doesn’t look like dying anytime sooner. The short video sharing network was the most downloaded application on Apple’s App Store globally in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest Sensor Tower report. On Android, TikTok was the third most downloaded app, trailing WhatsApp and Facebook. Messenger was the second best performing app by downloads.

12:47:02 on 17 May

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SpaceX postponed the launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet.

12:06:38 on 17 May

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World Telecommunication Day that is marked on May 17 every year highlights the role of Information and Communication Technology in today’s world. This year, the 50th anniversary of the World Communications Day is being celebrated, with the event being first started in 1969. The day also marks the anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

10:30:12 on 17 May

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Indian YouTuber Ajay Nagar who is popularly known by his stage name CarryMinati has made it to the list of TIME Next Generation Leaders 2019. The list just features 10 young personalities from around the world who are successfully forging their paths in music, Politics and various other spheres. The YouTuber is followed by over 7 million subscribers.

07:40:01 on 17 May

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Netflix has announced that it has now enabled Android users to share their favourite movies and TV shows to their Instagram Stories. The new experience is live through the Netflix app for Android. You need to have the latest Netflix app on your Android device to start sharing your movies and TV shows.

10:57:01 on 16 May

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The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls. As the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections only comes to an end on May 19, the poll panel directed the micro-blogging platform to remove all such tweets. Twitter was yet to react to the EC order.

09:27:01 on 16 May

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Samsung Galaxy A50 has started receiving a new software update. The fresh update comes along with the May 2019 Android security patch. It also comes with a list of camera improvements to enhance the overall picture quality of the Galaxy A50. Samsung has also provided various general bug fixes and performance improvements.

07:45:37 on 16 May

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Google has announced its first direct speech-to-speech translation system called, Translatotron that can convert verbal communication from one language to another while maintaining the speaker's voice and tempo. It is based on a sequence-to-sequence network which takes source spectrograms as input and generates spectrograms of the translated content in the target language.

06:12:29 on 16 May

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Companies in India claiming that they can help people send bulk messages on WhatsApp must cease operations, it warned. A media report on Wednesday said how political activists and digital marketers are bypassing restrictions on forwards by using counterfeit versions of the popular messaging app and other software tools costing as little as Rs 1,000.

05:25:02 on 16 May

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Over the years, we have loved OnePlus phones for what was a lovable personality, and the fact they cost much lesser than typical Android flagship phones but offered a similar user experience. However, these are different times. The OnePlus 7 Pro is itself a flagship, and that means the dynamics have changed.

05:13:28 on 16 May

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Tencent games has finally started rolling out a gameplay management system which will notify users below the age of 18 years while playing the game. Players who register themselves as under the age of 18 years will be sent a notification when they start the game. There will be frequent pop-up notifications which will keep reminding players to take periodic breaks as well.

05:08:46 on 16 May

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OnePlus is reportedly bringing the Zen Mode feature introduced with the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 smartphones to its 2018 smartphones. The company has told a publication that OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 smartphones will be getting Zen Mode support via a software update. OnePlus 7 Pro was launched with much fanfare earlier this week.

04:51:12 on 16 May

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WhatsApp is drawing flak over the recent security breach that allowed hackers to inject spyware through just missed in-app voice calls. Telegram founder Pavel Durov is the latest to join the criticismover the recent security lapse. In a blog post titled “Why WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure”, Durov pointed out that WhatsApp is not open source like Telegram.

04:41:58 on 16 May

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Smartphone maker Realme has said that it will be ready with its 5G devices before telecom operators in India start offering the fifth generation network services. Speaking to reporters here, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth, however, said that the timeline for launching 5G phones is, so far, not clear.

04:20:17 on 16 May

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Pokemon Rumble Rush has now appeared on the Australian Play Store as a soft-launch release. It will be called Pokemon Scramble SP in Japan, where it will be rolled out soon. Internationally, the game will be called Pokemon Rumble Rush and it's a ‘fast-paced action game that expects users to defeat a large number of enemy Pokemon with their choice of favourite Pokemon.'

04:16:36 on 16 May

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OnePlus 7 Pro is all set to go on sale today for the first time in India, and if you've been eyeing the latest OnePlus flagship, you better get in line to purchase it from Amazon. The first online sale of the OnePlus 7 Pro will start at 12pm (noon) IST from Amazon.in, but only Amazon Prime members are eligible for the first flash sale.

03:52:13 on 16 May

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Google Pixel 3a XL comes with the promise of the same great experience as the more expensive Pixel 3 variants, though there are noticeable downgrades. Now, Google has gone for a more mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor on these phones, while the Pixel 3 had the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

03:10:55 on 16 May

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The darknet: Fighting a losing battle

The arrest of two Delhi youths for the import and sale of illegal marijuana through the darknet in December last year sparked widespread discussion on the rising prominence of the darknet in India. With darknet being the new market for drug peddlers and illegal traders, it is slowly becoming one of the most challenging problems to be tackled in this cyber age.

02:57:47 on 16 May

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Major tech firms pledged to come up with new measures for stamping out violent extremist content on the Internet, amid growing pressure from governments pushing for action in the wake of the massacres at two New Zealand mosques in March. Executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Microsoft met with the world leaders in Paris to unveil the "Christchurch Call".

12:54:57 on 16 May

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In 1976, Apple Inc made and sold the first ever Apple computer. Fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1 computers, ever made, have survived and one of them could be yours as it goes for an online sale starting Thursday. A rare Apple-1 computer, the first personal computer ever made, will be sold by global auction house Christie's during an online sale.

06:40:01 on 16 May

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Honor 20 Series has got a launch date in India ahead of the next week's global launch of the lineup. The company on Wednesday revealed that it will be unveiling the new Honor 20-series phones in the country on June 11. The Honor 20 lineup is said to include three smartphones – Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, and Honor 20 Lite.

08:27:02 on 15 May

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To establish itself as an e-commerce site, Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram has set up @shop, a special platform to facilitate convenient transactions for shoppers as well as merchants. The content on @shop is inspired by its community of shoppers, says the company. "@shop is a celebration of small businesses and the creators behind them.

07:55:01 on 15 May

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Two months after deadly attacks inspired by online hate left dozens dead in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country's prime minister will urge other governments and top tech giants to commit to combating the spread of extremism on social media. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron organized Wednesday's meeting in Paris.

07:31:36 on 15 May

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Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce. As these "altcoins" grow in prominence, Reuters is publishing a series of stories that examines the features and characteristics of some of the alternatives to Bitcoin.

06:38:09 on 15 May

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To make it easy for people to manage their publicly visible information on Facebook, the social media giant is restoring the "View as Public" feature it had disabled last year owing to a major security flaw. The feature helps users view their profile from the perspective of someone they aren't friends with.

06:12:01 on 15 May

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OnePlus 7 Pro, starting at $670, not only is the OnePlus 7 Pro easily the most expensive OnePlus phone yet, but it’s also the most luxurious. Between new features like a pop-up selfie cam, a stunning display without any notches or cutouts, triple rear cameras. So is the price hike worth it, after OnePlus worked so hard to carve out its place in the mid-range?

04:29:01 on 15 May

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WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as $14 (roughly Rs. 1,000) are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions set up by the world's most popular messaging app, Reuters has found. The activities highlight the challenges WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, faces in preventing abuse in India.

03:53:07 on 15 May

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Realme made its debut in China with two new smartphones – Realme X and Realme X Lite. Realme X Lite comes in three storage variants starting at CNY 1,199 (Rs 13,000 approx) for the 4GB+64GB variant, and CNY 1,299 (Rs 13,300 approx) for the 6+64GB variant. Realme X Lite also comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is priced at CNY 1,499 (Rs 15,400 approx).

03:23:50 on 15 May

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People who have broken certain rules, including those against "dangerous organizations and individuals," will be restricted from using the Facebook Live streaming, said the vice president of integrity Guy Rosen. "Following the horrific recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand, we've been reviewing what more we can do to limit our services from being used to cause harm."

12:45:16 on 15 May

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OnePlus 7 Pro Launched Alongside OnePlus 7

The next iteration of the ‘flagship killer’ is official, and this time we have two models, the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7. The company launched the handsets at a special event in Bengaluru along with the all-new Bullets Wireless 2 earphones. While the focus was mainly on the Pro model, the OnePlus 7 was announced at a similar price point.

07:40:02 on 15 May

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Samsung is bringing another Galaxy A series smartphone in India. Galaxy A80 with rotating camera will launch in India next month. Samsung had launched Galaxy A80 along with the Galaxy A70 in Thailand last month. Galaxy A70 is already available in India at Rs The new Galaxy A80 smartphone will be priced between Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000, Samsung told Hindustan Times.

07:36:56 on 14 May

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Facebook’s WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge. The Financial Times reported that a vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to inject spyware on phones.

04:15:09 on 14 May

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Foldable phones have finally become a reality. Samsung, Huawei and Google are some of the top players who have embraced the foldable form factor. Lenovo is now looking to bring the popular ‘foldable’ design to PC. The company on Monday previewed what it calls the ‘world’s first foldable PC’. Lenovo’s foldable laptop is scheduled to launch in 2020.

01:01:09 on 14 May

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Spyware crafted by an “advanced cyber actor” infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention through in-app voice calls, the company said. The malware was able to penetrate phones through missed calls alone via the app’s voice calling function, the spokesman for the Facebook subsidiary said.

12:23:05 on 14 May

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Twitter Inc said it may have accidentally collected and shared location data of some users accessing its app through Apple devices with an advertising partner. They said that the information collected was not retained and only existed in their systems for a short time and have informed the people whose accounts were impacted to let them know the bug has been fixed.

08:56:23 on 14 May

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Gone are the days when HTC used to be one of the few Android smartphone makers to provide with the latest Android operating software to its devices. Now the company is hardly seen focussed on to bringing either new smartphones or bringing new updates. However, it appears that the company still remembers to bring the long-awaited Android 9 to its devices.

07:40:01 on 14 May

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Emojis are important. They colour conversations, stand in for your speechlessness & diffuse the tension when you make a loaded statement. And while the icons have gotten a major overhaul from the 176 that were originally released back in 1999 to more than 3,000 today, the evolution of the emoji species continues with Google’s newest release of over 50 gender-fluid emojis.

06:50:45 on 13 May

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The Samsung Galaxy A70 was launched in the Indian market targeting an audience that wanted a premium experience for less than half of its price. It comes with a massive screen, a huge battery, a mid-range processor. How does all this fare together as a package? Let's find out

06:17:30 on 13 May

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Nokia 8.1 has received a flat discount of up to Rs. 6,000 during the Nokia Phones Fan Festival. The ongoing sale has also brought discounts worth Rs. 1,000 on the Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The discounts are notably valid throughout Monday, May 13 -- depending on the availability of the stock.

05:22:15 on 13 May

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Samsung is working on a premium Galaxy M smartphone. Dubbed as Galaxy M40, the smartphone is likely to launch in India early next month. At about Rs 25,000, Samsung Galaxy M40 will be the most expensive Galaxy M phone so far. It will also be Samsung’s first Galaxy M phone to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor.

04:01:56 on 13 May

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Vivo V15 Pro has gained a new variant in India that packs 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. In addition to launching a new variant, the company has also slashed the price of the Vivo V15 Pro's base variant by Rs. 2,000. Viivo V15 will now be available in a new colour option called Aqua Blue, in addition to the existing Frozen Black and Glamour Red variants.

03:44:51 on 13 May

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The first quarter of 2019 witnessed the launch of flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S10, Huawei P30 Pro, and the Sony Xperia 1, but the ongoing year's second quarter does not appear to be too shabby either. We have phones like the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and the Realme X lined up for launch in the next couple of days.

02:38:49 on 13 May

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Arguably the most popular video streaming platform in the world, Netflix is making some changes to its core philosophy. One of them is greater transparency. The company which has historically not really shared much data in terms of what users were watching, is changing. Netflix is now releasing the data for the Top 10 most-watched content in the UK and Ireland.

01:27:01 on 13 May

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Anxiety has set in across the space industry ever since the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, revealed Project Kuiper: a plan to put 3,236 satellites in orbit to provide high-speed internet across the globe. Offering broadband internet coverage to digital deserts is also the goal of the company OneWeb, which is set to start building two satellites a day this summer.

07:40:01 on 13 May

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Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of FB was actually a benefit to its users and for the security of the democratic process. Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by Chris Hughes that it is time to break up Facebook as Zuckerberg has yielded "unchecked influence" far beyond that of anyone else in the private or govt sector.

09:57:01 on 12 May

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Oppo India, back in March this year, launched the Oppo F11 Pro in India at a price of Rs 24,990. At the time of the launch, Oppo had introduced only one variant of the device with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space. And now, nearly two months later, and it has quietly introduced the higher storage variant of the phone with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space.

08:27:01 on 12 May

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Apple’s annual conference, WWDC is around the corner, and like past years, the company will showcase updates to all its OS, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. As you are probably aware, iOS 13 is set to be a pretty significant update, the new mobile OS for iPhones and iPads. But if you own an older iPhone, you may not be able to install the updated mobile OS.

06:32:06 on 12 May

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The Android platform has become one of the biggest gaming platforms in the world. With millions of players, it eclipses not just iOS, but also the user base of popular consoles from PlayStation and Xbox. Much of this is because of the presence of some exceptionally good games that exist on Google Play. From Battle Royale to First Person Shooters, and even simulation.

01:42:29 on 12 May

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Facebook’s top communications exec penned his own op-ed in the New York Times, responding to an opinion piece published two days ago in the newspaper by co-founder Chris Hughes — who urged the U.S. government to find a way to break up Facebook and put other checks on its “unprecedented and un-American power.” They argued that Hughes gets some fundamental things wrong.

08:27:01 on 12 May

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TikTok is a popular creative music video clip app, where users can upload short video clips with background music or mimicking dialogues. It was launched back in 2016 and since then has become one of the most popular apps on the Play Store. Inside of the app, you can shoot a video, edit it, add special effects, background music and more.

12:57:01 on 12 May

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has started production of a new chip for Apple Inc’s next line of iPhones launching later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The processor, dubbed A13, went into early test production in April and mass-production is planned for as early as this month, employees said.

12:41:57 on 11 May

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The iPhone 2019 is going to be launched this year and like every year the rumour mill is working overtime with renders, and leaks. The design of the renders are debatable and we can't wait for the final renders of the upcoming iPhone 2019 to surface. A number of case renders for the upcoming iPhone XI have surfaced and they are in line with the latest design.

04:27:01 on 11 May

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Active noise cancellation is a technology that has existed for a while now, but until recently it was pretty expensive to implement. However, we're now seeing many more headphones being launched with this technology, and prices are coming down as well. Today, we're going to try and explain it, so you can decide if active noise cancellation is for you.

10:57:01 on 10 May

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A coalition of child rights and privacy protection advocates have filed a complaint with FTC urging the federal agency to investigate Amazon for violating children's privacy via its smart speaker for kids - the Amazon Echo Dot Kids. The two organisations in their joint investigation also found out that it retained children's data even after parents had deleted it.

09:42:01 on 10 May

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Autonomous dump trucks, tele-operated equipment and other artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for mining will help countries like India avoid fatal open-cast mine accidents, Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra said on Friday. Zyfra said last month that it has cumulatively earned more than $26 million from India-related deals.

09:12:02 on 10 May

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