Xiaomi is looking to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

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After postponing Shanghai IPO, Xiaomi today confirmed that it will list in Hong Kong first offering a total of 2,179,585,000 Shares (subject to the Over-allotment Option), comprising initially 108,980,000 Hong Kong Offer Shares (subject to adjustment) and 2,070,605,000 International Offer Shares (subject to adjustment and the Over-allotment Option). The offer price range is from HK$17 to HK$22 per share, so the company could raise anywhere between US$ 4.72 billion and US$ 6.1 billion. Continue reading “Xiaomi is looking to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO”

Google expands verification eligibility to more entities with Knowledge Panel

Google

Google today announced that it is expanding its verification eligibility to more entities. It says that any person, organization, sports team, event and media property with a Knowledge Panel is eligible to get verified and suggest edits to the information shown. Continue reading “Google expands verification eligibility to more entities with Knowledge Panel”

Facebook said to be working on ‘Your Time’ tool to manage time spent on app

Facebook Your Time

After Instagram, Facebook is now said to be working on ‘Your Time’ tool to manage the time spent on the Facebook app. The code is found lying underneath the Facebook Android app and it shows the total amount of time you spent on the Facebook app on your phone in the last seven days, and your average time spent per day. Continue reading “Facebook said to be working on ‘Your Time’ tool to manage time spent on app”

Samsung Galaxy S10 said to feature 3D face-scanning; might ditch iris scanner

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Rumors are not stopping from flowing despite we are months away from the official launch of the Galaxy S10. In fact, we are hearing more about the S10 which is slated for 2019 launch rather than the Galaxy Note9 which is just a couple of months away from the official launch. Fresh rumor to join the list is that the company said to be ditching the Iris scanner on the Galaxy S10. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 said to feature 3D face-scanning; might ditch iris scanner”

Apple finally acknowledges ‘sticky keyboard’ issues on MacBooks, to offer free fix and refunds for past repairs

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Apple today has introduced a new MacBook & MacBook Pro service program that will cover a small percentage of users who might be facing ticky, repeated characters or unresponsive keys. The program says that the process “may involve the replacement of one or more keys or the whole keyboard. Continue reading “Apple finally acknowledges ‘sticky keyboard’ issues on MacBooks, to offer free fix and refunds for past repairs”

Weekly Roundup: OPPO Find X, Xiaomi Mi Router 4Q, Mi Pocket Speaker 2, Vivo Y81 and more

This week OPPO introduced its flagship Find X smartphone along with the  Lamborghini Limited Edition version at its Paris event, Xiaomi introduced Mi Router 4Q and launched the Mi Pocket Speaker 2 in India, Vivo introduced Y81, Jabra and Garmin introduced accessories, and lots more in this roundup. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: OPPO Find X, Xiaomi Mi Router 4Q, Mi Pocket Speaker 2, Vivo Y81 and more”

TSMC said to make 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC starting from 2018-end

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Snapdragon 845 10nm SoC manufactured on second generation 10LPP process from Samsung was introduced back in December last year. Earlier reports said that TSMC will be making the 7nm (FinFET) chips for the Snapdragon 855 SoC, now new report corroborates this, and also says that the production will start by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

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Facebook Messenger will now automatically translate Spanish messages to English

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger can now translate Spanish messages to English (and vice versa). Facebook debuted the feature called M’s translation suggestions at F8 in May, but that was Facebook’s new tools for businesses and used to only work for chats between buyers and sellers in Marketplace. Starting today, you will see “Translate to English/Spanish” module pop up when someone messages you in either language.  Continue reading “Facebook Messenger will now automatically translate Spanish messages to English”

BlackBerry partners with Bullitt Group to protect Cat and Land Rover rugged smartphones with BlackBerry Secure

BlackBerry today announced it has entered into a partnership with Bullitt Group, a British smartphone and consumer electronics maker, to develop new highly-secure connected devices that are certified as “BlackBerry Secure.” Bullitt will use BlackBerry cybersecurity technology in its rugged Cat (Caterpillar Inc.) and Land Rover branded products offering better security for the enterprise customers buying the rugged phones. Continue reading “BlackBerry partners with Bullitt Group to protect Cat and Land Rover rugged smartphones with BlackBerry Secure”

Google Photos v3.23 hints at adjustable bokeh effect, lower saved photo quality, and more

Google Photos

Google is rolling out a new update to the Photos app which brings the version to V3.23 and there are no immediate changes right off the bat, but there are many features lying behind the screen one among which is the ability to apply smooth bokeh effects of portrait mode, and we can even control the intensity of the blur. Continue reading “Google Photos v3.23 hints at adjustable bokeh effect, lower saved photo quality, and more”

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 rugged handheld with Android 8.1 announced

Panasonic has announced Toughbook FZ-T1, the company’s latest rugged handheld targeted at enterprise customers  including retail and hospitality, manufacturing, transportation and logistics. It hasintegrated barcode scanner with two trigger buttons, either side of the device, and will also get a separate long and short range barcode scanning accessory for inventory management such as scanning from forklifts, shelf stocking, assisted sales or order taking and queue busting.

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Vivo Y81 with 6.22-inch 19:9 FullView display, Helio P22 Octa-Core 12nm SoC, Android 8.1 announced

Vivo has announced Y81, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘Y Series’, soon after the Y83, which was launched in India earlier this month. It has similar specifications, including a 6.22-inch HD+ screen with 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.15mm narrow bezels and 88% screen-to-body ratio,  MediaTek’s latest Helio P22 Octa-Core 12nm SoC, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, portrait mode, but this comes with a 5-megapixel front camera and 3GB of RAM, compared to 8-megapixel camera and 4GB of RAM in the Y83. Continue reading “Vivo Y81 with 6.22-inch 19:9 FullView display, Helio P22 Octa-Core 12nm SoC, Android 8.1 announced”

Apple, Audi, BMW, LG, Samsung and others collaborate on Digital Key standard to eliminate physical keys for cars

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Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), which is a mix of major smartphone and automotive brands has announced the Digital Key Release 1.0 standard that will let you download a virtual key that can unlock your vehicle, start the engine and even share access with other drivers. Good thing is that this technology keeps its primary focus on security more than anything else. Continue reading “Apple, Audi, BMW, LG, Samsung and others collaborate on Digital Key standard to eliminate physical keys for cars”

Jabra Elite 65e neckband wireless headphones and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds launched in India

Jabra has launched new Elite 65e  wireless headphones with  both active and passive noise cancellation, and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds, expanding its Elite series of headphones. The Elite 65e has a neckband design and comes with three-microphone technology that creates a noise-blocking zone – making sure the voice is conveyed with crystal-clear clarity. Continue reading “Jabra Elite 65e neckband wireless headphones and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds launched in India”

Apple files lawsuit against Qualcomm over four patent infringement

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Apple is not stopping its legal battle against Qualcomm as the company has filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to challenge four of Qualcomm’s patents. The main goal of Apple is to have the patent office cancel the four Qualcomm patents in question. Interestingly, all four are involved in the patent infringement lawsuit Qualcomm levied against Apple last year. Continue reading “Apple files lawsuit against Qualcomm over four patent infringement”