Microsoft Surface Book 2 in 13.5-inch and 15-inch models announced starting at $1499

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Microsoft has announced the Surface Book 2 its latest and greatest in the Surface Book series which debuted two years ago back in 2015. It comes in two different variants; one with a 15-inch display and another with a 13.5-inch display. The Surface Book 2 is powered by the Intel 8th gen Core processors and is Windows Mixed Reality ready.

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Micromax Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone launched in partnership with BSNL for Rs. 2200

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Micromax today launched Bharat-1, the company’s first 4G VoLTE feature phone in partnership with State-owned telecom operator BSNL to take on Reliance Jio’s JioPhone. It also comes with unlimited calling & unlimited data offer from BSNL at Rs. 97 per month, but the phone can be used on any network unlike the JioPhone. Continue reading “Micromax Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone launched in partnership with BSNL for Rs. 2200”

Uber PREMIER ride option launched in Bengaluru

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After launching its PREMIER ride service option in India starting from Mumbai and Pune last month, Uber today launched Uber PREMIER in Bengaluru. This is an upgrade to their current uberX experience that promises every day, affordable fare and a better experience. Continue reading “Uber PREMIER ride option launched in Bengaluru”

Nokia 6 Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating

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HMD Global launched the Nokia 6 smartphone in India back in June, which went on sale in August for Rs. 14999. We already brought you the review of the phone, here we have the battery life test results of the phone. It packs a 3000mAh built-in battery, but lacks support for fast charging. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is powered by Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform, has 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). Check out the test results. Continue reading “Nokia 6 Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating”

Huawei P10 and Mate 9 series will get EMUI 8.0 Android 8.0 Oreo update

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Huawei introduced Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones running Android 8.0 (Oreo) with new EMUI 8.0. at an event in Germany yesterday. Dr. Chenglu Wang, President of Software Engineering, Huawei at a separate briefing in China confirmed that the P10 and Mate 9 series that includes Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro will get the EMUI 8.0-based Android Oreo update.

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Sony Bravia A1 KD-55A1 OLED TV Review

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The future is OLED. The deep blacks and simply jaw-dropping contrast levels, viewing angles possible using the tech create an image that almost  pop out from the screen. So it’s really no surprise that the top end television in Sony’s line up sports an OLED panel similar to LG and Panasonic’s line up. We’ve been testing out the Bravia A1 KD-55A1 for the last few weeks and here’s what we think about it. Continue reading “Sony Bravia A1 KD-55A1 OLED TV Review”

HMD Global schedules an event on October 19 in China, Nokia 7 expected?

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HMD Global has scheduled an event in China on October 19th in China where the company is expected to launch a brand new phone. Currently, there is no clear information as to what the company might introduce because of the multiple possibilities. The company might launch the Nokia 8 variants in China or announce a brand new model altogether.

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Microsoft, Apple confirm to have fixed KRACK WPA2 Protocol vulnerability, Google working on fix

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Researchers have concluded that the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol is vulnerable to attacks and the protocol has a severe weakness which lets hackers within the range of vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords, e-mails, and other data and in some cases inject malware content into the website the person is visiting.

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Essential sued over wireless modular connector technology

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Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Android co-creator, Andy Rubin’s Essential over Connector technology which connects to devices like camera, etc. without wires or WiFi. The company is accusing Essential of theft of trade secrets in a legal lawsuit filed on 16th October, Monday in U.S. federal court in San Francisco.

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Google Chrome for Windows gets antivirus feature

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With an aim to improve the web browsing experience, Google is rolling out few basic antivirus features that will help in preventing malicious tools and browser extensions changing your default settings. Google is rolling out new features to Chrome for Windows that will alert the user in case of any suspicious behavior.

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Qualcomm achieves 1Gbps download speeds with X50 5G modem, shows 5G smartphone reference design

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At the ongoing Qualcomm 4G/5G summit, Qualcomm officially introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and has demoed the 5G data connectivity on a single-chip 5G modem. The company with its 5G modem was able to deliver 1-gigabit per second download speeds and a data connection of 28GHz mmWave radio frequency band combined with advanced signal processing technologies.

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Netflix records $2.99 billion in revenue, adds 5.3 million subscribers in Q3 2017

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Netflix has reported another strong quarter by adding 5.3 million subscribers in Q3 2017. The streaming service recorded $2.99 billion in revenue, up 34% YoY. Continue reading “Netflix records $2.99 billion in revenue, adds 5.3 million subscribers in Q3 2017”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with support for FHD+ displays, Quick Charge 4 announced

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Qualcomm at the 2017 4G/5G Summit announced Snapdragon 636, an upgraded version of Snapdragon 630 that was introduced earlier this year. It is developed using the same 14nm FinFet process technology, but this uses eight Kryo 260 CPUs instead of A53 CPUs in the Snapdragon 630 that promises 40% increase in performance. It also has support for ultra-wide FHD+ displays and Assertive Display, which optimizes the visibility of the display in all lighting conditions. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with support for FHD+ displays, Quick Charge 4 announced”

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 with 6-inch FullView OLED display, 6GB RAM, Android 8.0 announced

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10

Huawei at its Germany event also introduced the premium Porsche Design Mate 10. It has similar specs as the Mate 10 Pro, including a 6-inch FHD+ FullView OLED 18:9 display with ultra narrow bezels, powered by an Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 970 10nm SoC with i7 co-processor, dedicated neural network processing unit and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Emotion UI 8.0 on top and Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, but this comes with a premium design and body. Continue reading “Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 with 6-inch FullView OLED display, 6GB RAM, Android 8.0 announced”

Huawei Mate 10 Pro with 6-inch FullView OLED display, dual rear cameras, water-resistant body, Android 8.0 announced

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Huawei along with the Mate 10 also introduced Mate 10 Pro smartphone at its Germany event. It packs a 6-inch FHD+ FullView OLED 18:9 display with ultra narrow bezels. It is powered by an Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 970 10nm SoC with i7 co-processor, dedicated neural network processing unit and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Emotion UI 8.0 on top. It has Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and 2x Hybrid Zoom, dual-tone LED flash, laser auto focus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and Huawei’s own dual ISP. It also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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