How Doosra Tackles Spam by Reversing the Indian Phone Call System

Doosra, a startup that wants to fight the problem of phone spam, offers a secondary, virtual mobile number without the need of a SIM card or an additional device. This number, which can be activated through the Doosra app, can be shared at malls, pharmacies, restaurants, delivery apps, networking events, and shops, without being worried …

All You Need to Know About Dune, the New Sci-Fi Epic

Dune, the American epic science-fiction film, is all set to be released in India and on HBO Max this week. The star-studded movie has been directed by Oscar-nominated French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. In Dune, young nobleman Paul Atreides and his family are shoved into a war for the dangerous desert planet of Arrakis, home to …

Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro With Android 12, Google’s Tensor SoC Debut

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were unveiled at Google’s Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday, October 19. Both new Google Pixel phones come with the company’s proprietary system-on-chip (SoC) called Tensor that is designed to offer better artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) performance results over previous-generation Pixel phones. The Pixel 6 and …

Pixel 6 Series to Get Snapchat’s Lockscreen Integration

Pixel 6 series will get a feature called ‘Quick Tap to Snap’ to let users access the Snapchat camera directly from the lockscreen of the latest Google phones. Snap at the Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday announced its partnership with Google to enable the new feature specifically for the latest Pixel phones. The company …

Android 12 Update Starts Rolling Out for Eligible Google Pixel Phones

Android 12 has started rolling out for Pixel phones, Google announced at its Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday. The latest Android version was first released as a developer preview in February and was detailed at Google’s I/O developer conference in May. Google also made the Android 12 source code available to the Android Open …

PS5 Restock India: PlayStation 5 Tipped to Be Available on October 25

PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition will be back in stock on Monday, October 25 at 12pm (noon) in India. Sony’s online store ShopAtSC has updated its FAQs for PlayStation 5 page with the pre-order date and time for both the standard and Digital Edition of the PS5. The details were also mentioned briefly in …

New York Businesses Urge Governor to Deny Permits for Crypto Mining

New York businesses have reached out to governor Kathy Hochul asking for a ban on crypto mining, citing environmental concerns. In a letter the business owners and labour groups requested Hochul to deny permits to the conversion of NYC’s fossil fuel plants into crypto mining centres. Crypto mining is the process of generating new tokens. …

Mexico-Based Company Launches COVID-19 Test Service That Uses Blockchain

Mexico-based healthcare firm MDS Mexico has introduced a COVID-19 testing service that will be supported by blockchain technology to ensure the authenticity of vaccination certificates. With fake vaccine certificates being used to avoid quarantine (and because of the stigma around covid), it is becoming important to have a verifiable confirmation of a person’s vaccination status, …

Google Bullish on Pixel 6 Series, Orders Twice as Many: Report

Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro are launching today at 10:30pm IST. As per a report, Google has ordered more than 7 million units of the Pixel 6 series — twice from its entire shipments last year — from its suppliers. Additionally, Google is also reportedly working on developing a new Pixelbook laptop. …

Amazfit GTR 3 to Be Available via Flipkart, GTR 3 Pro and GTS Listed on Amazon

Amazfit GTR 3 Pro, Amazfit GTR 3, and Amazfit GTS 3 were launched globally last week. Now, thanks to teasers, the smartwatches are expected to launch in India soon and will be available to purchase via e-commerce platforms. The Amazfit GTR 3 will be available to purchase on Flipkart, while the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro …

Lava Probuds N1 Neckband-Style Earphones Launched: Details Here

Lava Probuds N1 neckband-style wireless earphones were launched in India on Tuesday, October 19. The in-ear Bluetooth earphones are offered in two colour options and feature dual connectivity that supports users to connect with two devices at the same time. Lava Probuds N1 have two 10mm dynamic drivers to ensure stereo sound and balanced bass. …

Apple to Sell Fewer iPhone Handsets as Chip Crisis Bites: JP Morgan

JP Morgan on Tuesday became the second brokerage in two weeks to cut its forecast for Apple’s iPhone sales for the crucial holiday quarter as the global chip shortage and factory closures in Asia finally catch up to the technology giant. The brokerage trimmed its iPhone revenue estimate to $63 billion (roughly Rs. 4,73,010 crores) for the …

Google May Face Fine of Up to 20 Percent of Annual Turnover in Russia

Russia said on Tuesday it would this month seek to fine US tech giant Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete content deemed illegal, Moscow’s strongest effort yet to rein in foreign tech firms. Communications regulator Roskomnadzor said Google had failed to pay RUB 32.5 million (roughly Rs. 3.4 crores) in …

Move-to-Earn NFT Game Genopets Bags Over $8 Million in Seed Funding

NFT game Genopets has raised $8.3 million (roughly Rs. 62 crores) in a seed funding round. The game was introduced earlier this year, and it rewards players for the steps they take in their real lives, a little like Pokemon Go. During the course of the game, players mint game character NFTs and play with …

Zomato Apologies for Controversy Over Considering Hindi as National Language

Zomato on Tuesday issued a public apology after one of its customer care executives called Hindi the national language while addressing a customer grievance. The conversation between the executive and a customer appeared on Twitter that resulted in an outrage as many people slammed the food delivery aggregator for considering Hindi as the national language. …

Huawei Enjoy 20e Price and Specifications Revealed Ahead of Launch

Huawei Enjoy 20e is gearing up for a launch sometime soon as the smartphone has been listed on the company’s online store along with a starting price. A post by Huawei on Weibo teases that the Huawei Enjoy 20e will launch next month. The listing teases a few key specifications of the smartphone such as …

Carmakers Shift Up a Gear in Race to Go Electric

With electric car sales soaring and regulations increasingly favouring zero-emission vehicles, a flurry of announcements on Monday showed how the global auto industry has kicked into a higher gear as it races to speed past the fossil-fuel car era. As part of its own EUR 30 billion (roughly Rs. 2,62,380 crores) electrification plan Stellantis – born …

Oppo K9s Design Revealed, Will Come With Triple Rear Cameras

Oppo K9s, the new smartphone from the Chinese brand will debut on October 20 in the company’s home market. Ahead of the official debut, Oppo has shared a video teaser of the latest K9-series handset, revealing the design of the phone in full details. The video gives a glimpse of the display, presence of a …

Apple Mixed Reality Headset Launch Delayed Due to Complex Design: Kuo

Apple’s mixed reality headset may have hit a speed bump in production due to its complex design, noted Apple watcher Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly says in its latest investor note. The mixed reality headset has leaked on several occasions in the past and earlier it was reported to release sometime in 2022. However, the TF Securities …