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OnePlus 7 Pro to Google Pixel 3a: The top mobile launches expected in May 2019

May 2019 will be a busy month when it comes to smartphone announcements. Google Pixel 3a series is expected on May 7, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will make an appearance on May 14, Honor will unveil its latest Honor 20 device, and a new Mi phone is also expected in India. We take a look at the top mobile launches expected ... Read More »

Lithium-Ion Batteries That Don’t Catch Fire May Arrive Soon, Researchers Say

Adding powdered silica (in blue container) to the polymer layer will prevent lithium-ion battery fires. At a time when consumer electronics players are aiming to develop safe Lithium-ion batteries that don’t catch fire, a team of researchers has developed a practical and inexpensive way to help prevent these fires. In a lithium-ion battery, a thin piece of plastic separates the ... Read More »

Samsung Patents New Face, Iris Recognition Biometric Camera; May Take on Apple’s Face ID

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has been granted a patent for a filing in 2014 The biometric camera said to feature iris and 3D face recognition The technology is expected to get introduced in the Galaxy S10 Samsung may soon replace its iris scanning technology with a new biometric camera, if a recently granted patent is any indication. 3D facial recognition technology is one ... Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) Now Receiving Update With 4G Support for Second SIM, May Android Update

Nokia licensee HMD Global had launched the Nokia 7 Plus at MWC 2018, and the smartphone arrived in India in April. The smartphone comes with a dual-SIM slot, but while one slot offered 4G LTE connectivity the other one did not, even though the Snapdragon 660 SoC supports the feature. As a result, several users had complained about the flaw that lead to Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer ... Read More »

Popular apps with social media features that you may have missed

Apps with no background in social media have started incorporating some mode of communication to keep users hooked up longer, and share more with friends. New Delhi: Most smartphone users rely on messengers WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger or social media apps such or Twitter or LinkedIn to chat, share photos, or even location with friends and family members. Interestingly, these features ... Read More »

Social media ‘bots’ tried to influence the U.S. election. Germany may be next

On 3 September, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main opponent Martin Schulz faced off in an election debate that many viewers panned as more of a duet than a duel, a far livelier effort was underway on social media. People on Twitter started using the hashtag #verräterduell, which translates as “duel of traitors” and mirrors the claim by ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Expected at ‘What’s Next’ Event on May 23 in Shanghai

HIGHLIGHTS Panos Panay has confirmed his presence for the event Panay used “#Surface” tag in his tweet for the event Surface hardware is expected to be launched Microsoft has announced that the company will be holding an event later this month on May 23 in Shanghai and “will show the world what’s next.” While the company has not shared any further ... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 May Not Come to India in 2017 or 2018

HIGHLIGHTS The India launch of Tesla Model 3 could be delayed Supply chain issues could be a big hurdle 30 percent of its parts need to be locally sourced for sale in India If you were hoping that the electric car revolution would begin in India this year with Tesla’s entry, you may have to wait a little while longer. ... Read More »

J&K may be first to bring real estate under new regime

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir may be the first state in the country to bring real estatewithin the ambit of goods and services tax (GST) when it enacts laws to integrate its indirect tax regime with other states, state finance minister Haseeb Drabu indicated. While the Centre and the states had amended the Constitution to move to GST, J&K will have ... Read More »

Uh Oh, Apple iOS 9 May Be a Mobile Ad Killer

At its early-June Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed, among other things, that the newest version of its iOS 9 operating systems will roll out this fall, free of charge. What Apple didn’t discuss, however, is the fact that its new iOS 9 mobile operating system, used in the company’s popular iPhone, may ultimately prove to be quite costly to small ... Read More »