Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Indian billionaires increased their wealth by 35% during Covid

NEW DELHI: As the pandemic severely hit the economy leaving millions out of job, the wealth of Indian billionaires increased by 35 per cent during the lockdown and by 90 per cent since 2009 to $422.9 billion, ranking India sixth after the US, China, Germany, Russia and France, a new report by Oxfam said on Monday.

Reno 5 Pro 5G is Oppo's new masterwork to counter OnePlus

NEW DELHI: Refreshing its successful series, Oppo has launched the much-anticipated Reno 5 Pro 5G as successor to Reno 4 Pro that made headlines amid impressive sales last year.

Sony WH-1000XM4: For those who don't compromise with quality

NEW DELHI:As the competition for headphones get fierce, with Apple now joining the fray with its over-the-ear hearable, Sony has launched updated headphones in India named Sony WH-1000XM4 which are successor to WH-1000XM3.

Night sky tourism takes-off in Jaipur

JAIPUR:Rajasthan has launched the unique night sky tourism in Jaipur that will be free of cost.

Galaxy S21 Ultra: Best premium Android experience, ever

NEW DELHI: Samsung has two flagship launches in a year and the first one which is the popular Galaxy S series is closing the gap with Apple iPhone launches and this year, it arrived in January to take on the newly-launched iPhone 12 series head-on.

Xiaomi Mi 11 sold 10 lakh units in 21 days: Report

BEIJING: Smartphone maker Xiaomi has reportedly sold 10 lakh units of its latest flagship smartphone Mi 11 in just 21 days after it went on sale in China last month.

ADGP Srivastva relinquishes additional charge as ADGP/tecnical service;

CHANDIGARH:ADGP/Security Sudhanshu S. Srivastava has relinquished the additional charge as ADGP/Technical Services, Punjab.

Volkswagen CEO takes a dig at Tesla CEO Musk on Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO: Volkswagen AGs chief executive officer Herbert Diess made his debut on Twitter with light trolling of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

realme X7, X7 Pro in India in early Feb with latest MediaTek chips

NEW DELHI: Smartphone brand realme is set to launch two new smartphones -- realme X7 and realme X7 Pro -- in India in the first week of February.

New Google Chrome update comes without Adobe Flash

NEW DELHI: Google has released Chrome 88 as the latest stable version of their cross-platform web browser without any support for Adobe Flash Player.

Samsung launches new consumer SSD with upgraded performance

SEOLE: Samsung Electronics on Wednesday launched a new consumer solid state drive (SSD) product, boasting upgraded performance and reliability.

Vivo Y20G with Helio G80 Soc, 5000mAh battery launched

NEW DELHI:Vivo on Tuesday expanded its Y-series line-up with the launch of the Vivo Y20G smartphone Priced at Rs 14,990 for a 6GB+128GB storage variant in India.

ISRO to board merchandise market with its assets

CHENNAI: India's space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has boarded the merchandise market with its logos and other assets.

Private LTE-5G infrastructure market to reach $5.7 bn in 2024

NEW DELHI:The private LTE/5G infrastructure market will grow from $945 million to reach $5.7 billion in 2024 as demand from mission-critical organisations are driving early investment, according to a new IDC report.

Lenovo Legion 5 (AMD): Makes immersive PC gaming affordable

NEW DELHI: PC gaming in India is on the rise and the wannabes are looking for laptops that fulfill the heavy-duty gaming needs beyond the mobile experience.

Google providing $53 bn in benefits to businesses in Australia

SYDNEY:Fighting the Australian government over its news media bargaining code, Google has announced it providing businesses and users with a combined $53 billion in benefits every year in the country.

BharatPe raises Rs 139 cr debt from Alteria Capital, ICICI Bank

NEW DELHI: FinTech services company BharatPe on Monday announced that it has raised Rs 139 crore (nearly $20 million) in debt from Alteria Capital and ICICI Bank.

OPPO India plans to launch 6 5G devices this year

NEW DELHI: OPPO India on Monday said that it is aiming to launch more than six 5G-enabled devices in India this year, as 5G-ready and Internet of Things (IoT) product categories become important for smartphone players in the country.

Realme, Samsung top consumer choices in Rs 20K-Rs 30K segment

GURUGRAM:Brands like Realme and Samsung have topped the consumers preferences in the most competitive Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 price segment in India, a new report said on Monday.

Apple planning a podcast subscription service: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new subscription service that would be focused on podcasts.

Virgin Orbit's rocket deploys 10 NASA payloads via air launch

SAN FRANCISCO: In a historic feat challenging SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Virgin Orbit which is the sister company of billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic, on Monday successfully sent its LauncherOne rocket into space via air launch, and not through a traditional one from a launch pad on Earth.

Offensive drones now part of Indian Army's autonomous weapon systems

NEW DELHI: From artificial intelligence to autonomous weapon systems to quantum block chains and now robotics, the Indian Army is now into offensive technology.

Apple India Store announces Rs 5,000 cashback offer, no-cost EMI

NEW DELHI:Apple Store India, the company's online shop on Friday announced a new cashback and no-cost EMI offer.

Being workaholic may increase depression, anxiety risk

MOSCOW:If you are a workaholic, then there are chances you may suffer negative mental and physical health outcomes such as depression, anxiety or sleep disorder, a new study suggests.

Documentary on Pink Belt Mission at Jaipur film fest

NEW DELHI: A documentary on Aparna Rajawat's Pink Belt Mission is going to be screened at Jaipur Film Festival of Januray 19. The documentary, directed by American filmmaker John McCrite, records the journey of Rajawat as she takes on the mission to empower women across the country to protect themselves.

No major upgrades for iPhone's main camera until 2023: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple is not expected to introduce any significant iPhone camera upgrades beyond lens improvements until 2023.

SpaceX cargo Dragon heads for splashdown with key science, rats

WASHINGTON:An upgraded SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft has successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), heading for splashdown on Earth on Thursday morning with key science experiments, including mice.

Youth using vaping likely to become daily smoker too

NEW YORK: If you are a youth and use vape, you are three times as likely to become a daily smoker in the future, a new study suggests.

Sudden accelerations in Tesla cars were user error: US govt

SAN FRANCISCO: A year-long review of Tesla cars in the US has concluded that there is not enough evidence to open a full investigation into claims that some Tesla vehicles were accelerating without warning the users.

Tim Cook's pay up 40% in 2020 as Apple's market cap hits $2.2 tn

SAN FRANCISCO: Despite the Covid-19 pandemic that affected Apple's retail operation globally, the company has exceeded its internal financial targets in the past fiscal year, and CEO Tim Cook's cash bonus jumped 40 per cent to $10.7 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Apple's AR glasses development moved into next phase: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple's widely rumoured augmented reality (AR) glasses prototype has reportedly entered the second phase of development.

FCA India to expand local product line-up with $250 mn investment

NEW DELHI: Automobile manufacturer FCA will expand local product line-up in India with an investment of over $250 million.

Xiaomi Mi 10i launched in India at starting price of Rs 20,999

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi subsidiary Mi on Tuesday launched its much-awaited 'Mi 10i' smartphone with 108MP primary camera and 5G support in the Indian marke

Samsung Display's OLED sales may cross $5bn in Q1 2021

NEW DELHI: The sales of OLED panels from Samsung Display is expected to cross $5 billion in the first quarter of 2021.

Google updating Nest Hub with Soli radar gesture technology

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is working on adding its Soli radar gesture technology to the upcoming Nest Hub smart devices.

Apple to launch smaller, faster chargers: Report

SAN FRANCISCO:Apple is reportedly planning to bring smaller and lighter versions of its USB-C wall chargers and Navitas Semiconductor is expected to obtain orders for gallium nitride or GaN chargers for the same.

Twitter acquires podcasting app Breaker

NEW DELHI: Twitter has acquired podcasting app Breaker for an undisclosed sum, a move that will cement its position in the world of Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and others.

Yet to receive licence to export Covishield:

NEW DELHI: The Serum Institute of India (SII) clarified on Monday that the company is yet to receive the permission from the authority here to export its Covid-19 vaccine to other nations, the company official told IANS.

More than 330 Korean exhibitors to attend 'CES 2021'

SEOUL: More than 330 South Korean exhibitors are expected to introduce their new products and cutting-edge services at the world's largest tech expo next week, data from its organiser showed on Monday.

Samsung confirms to unveil Galaxy S21 smartphone next week

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics on Monday confirmed that new models of its flagship smartphone lineup will be unveiled next week as the South Korean tech giant tries to fend off challenges from Apple and Chinese brands.

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