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iPhone 14 Pro Models Said to Offer 128GB Storage, Same as iPhone 13 Series
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

iPhone 14 series is reportedly in the works. As per a new report, Apple's iPhone 14 Pro models could offer 128GB storage and above as the iPhone 13 models. They were earlier expected to start with 256GB of storage.

Airtel Shareholders Approve to Reappoint Gopal Vittal as Managing Director
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Airtel's shareholders have approved the re-appointment of Gopal Vittal as managing director of the company for a period of five years with effect from February 1, 2023. Over 97 percent shareholders voted in favour of the resolution. Vittal currently holds position as the managing director and CEO of Airtel upto January 31, 2023.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launched Falcon 9 With 46 Starlink Satellites to Low-Earth Orbit
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched new batch of Starlink satellites into low-orbit Earth on Friday. The Falcon 9 rocket launched with 46 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The new satellites are part of Group 3, which orbits in a shell that might be prone to debris "squalls" from a Russian anti-satellit...

Google Pixel Watch to Offer 24 Hours Battery Life, Tips Fitbit App APK Teardown
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Google during its I/O 2022 consumer keynote teased the new Pixel Watch without confirming the price details. As per a new report, the wearable could come with 24 hours of battery life. It runs on the Wear OS platform and comes with Fitbit integration for tracking various physical activities.

New Study Might Lead to New Therapeutic Approach for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Researchers have used a new CRISPR technology that enables them to control these microglia cells. This, according to the team, can lead to a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The team geared up to detect the genes that were responsible for specific states of the microglial activity. With this, they could switch the genes on and off and put the disl...

OnePlus Co-Founder Pete Lau Hints at Upcoming Foldable Phone
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

OnePlus is reportedly working on its foldable smartphone. OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau on Friday posted pictures on Twitter hinting at the arrival of a new foldable device. With the launch of this smartphone, the company will join the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola and Oppo which currently offer foldable smartphones in the market.

New Gel-Based Artificial Cartilage Might Eliminate the Need for Total Knee Replacement
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Researchers from Duke University have created the first gel-based substitute for natural cartilage, which, according to them, is more durable than the original. The hydrogel material is made of water and absorbing materials, and can effectively resist wear and tear up to three times more than the natural cartilage.

Samsung to Charge Less for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 Screen Repair for Care+ Subscribers: Report
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 screen repairs could be less expensive this year for users with Samsung’s Care+ subscription. Samsung was charging $249 to repair a screen on an out-of-warranty Galaxy Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 with the $11 per month Care Plus subscription. Samsung reportedly lowered the deductible cost this year.

Research Suggests Stomata Doesn’t Control Loss of Water From Plant Leaves
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

In a new study, scientists have discovered a long-hidden secret that might now help in making plants survive even using less water. They have noted that when the humidity level dropped outside the leaf, the relative humidity in the air space inside also witnessed a decline, which was sometimes as low as 80 percent. However, it was also observed that despite the drop i...

NASA's Mars InSight Lander Data Reveals Surprising Results About Possibility of Life on the Red Planet
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

According to a recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of California San Diego, Mars' subsurface has little to no evidence of water. The surprising results were derived after studying the seismic data from NASA's Mars InSight mission. The InSight lander studies the subsurface of the red planet digging roughly 300 meters beneath the landing site.

First Synthetic Embryos: the Scientific Breakthrough Raises Serious Ethical Questions
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

In a new study, a research team used the artificial womb to grow natural mouse embryos (fertilised from sperm and eggs), which lived for 11 days. The lab-created womb, or external uterus, was a breakthrough in itself as embryos could not survive in petri dishes. scientists started with collections of stem cells. The conditions created by the external uterus triggered ...

Best Buy Trims Jobs After It Cuts Sales and Profit Forecast Citing Surging Inflation
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Best Buy is trimming jobs in an effort to adjust to new changes in consumer behaviour. However, there was no information on how many jobs it was cutting. The job cuts come after Best Buy reduced its annual sales and profit forecast late last month. Best Buy is slated to report its quarterly results on August 30.

Xiaomi Unveils Internally Developed Pilot Technology for Autonomous Driving
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

Xiaomi has unveiled its Pilot Technology for autonomous driving. The company has hired over 500 experts from around the world for the technology’s R&D. Xiaomi initially announced its entry into the smart electric vehicle segment in March 2021.

YouTube Plans to Launch Online Store for Streaming Video Services: Report
Posted on Saturday August 13, 2022

YouTube is reportedly planning to launch an online store for streaming video services. The company has also renewed talks with entertainment companies about participating in the platform, as per the report. With the new platform, YouTube will join companies like Roku and Apple in a bid to gain a portion of the already crowded streaming market.

US Regulator to Investigate Deaths of Amazon Workers in New Jersey: Details
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) investigators are probing the death of an Amazon worker, along with an injury that potentially led to the death of another employee. The US work-safety regulator is already probing a fatality during the company's annual Prime Day shopping event in mid-July, and all three deaths occurred within the past month.

MTNL Consolidated Loss Widens to Rs. 653 Crore in June Quarter: All Details
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

MTNL has reported that its consolidated loss narrowed to Rs. 653 crore in the June quarter. The state-run telecom firm revealed that consolidated revenue from operations fell by about 17 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal, while auditors of MTNL said the company's net worth has been fully eroded.

US Gunman Posted 'Call to Arms' on Truth Social After FBI Searched Donald Trump's Home: Reports
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

A gunman who attempted to breach an FBI office in the US appears to have posted a "call to arms" on Donald Trump's Truth Social platform. The incident appears to be connected to federal agents searching the former president's home, according to US media reports. The FBI said on Thursday that a person armed with a weapon had tried to breach the entry to the bureau's of...

Automakers Struggle to Understand Whether New US Bill Allows EV Tax Credits for Customers
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

US automakers and dealers are still trying to figure out if the $430 billion (roughly Rs. 34,23,000 crore) climate, health care and tax bill that the US House of Representatives is set to vote on Friday will continue to let them offer $7,500 (roughly Rs. 5,97,000) tax credits to would-be buyers of electric vehicles (EVs).

Blu Bold N2 With Dimensity 810 SoC, Quad Rear Camera Setup Launched: Price, Specifications
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

Blu Bold N2 was launched in the US on Friday. The handset sports a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with full-HD+ resolution. It features a 64-megapixel quad rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel dual front camera setup. The Bold N2 is powered by a MediaTek Dimesnity 810 SoC, coupled with 8GB of RAM.

US Tightens Export Controls on Advanced Chips, Engine Technology Critical to National Security
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

The US has announced new export controls on technologies including additional equipment, software, and technology used to produce semiconductors and gas turbine engines. Devices that utilise these materials have significantly increased military potential, according to the US Commerce Department

Suspected Tornado Cash Crypto Mixer Developer Detained by Dutch Authorities: Details
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

Dutch authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of being a developer for the crypto mixing service Tornado Cash. The cryptocurrency blending service was put on a US sanctions list on Monday, over allegations that it has been used to launder more than $7 billion (roughly Rs. 55,700 crore) worth of virtual currency since 2019.

Oppo Find N Fold, Find N Flip in Development; to Feature Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC: Report
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

Oppo is reportedly working on two new foldable smartphones that are said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. A vertically folding Oppo Find N Flip, and a horizontally folding Oppo Find N Fold are said to be in development. This in line with an earlier report that suggested the same monikers for the two purported handsets.

Enforcement Directorate Freezes Crypto Platform Vauld’s Assets Worth Nearly Rs. 370 Crore: Details
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

India's Enforcement Directorate (ED), a government agency that is responsible for probing financial crimes, has frozen assets worth $46.4 million (roughly Rs. 369.5 crore) at crypto exchange Vauld.

UN Development Body UNCTAD Believes Banks Should Be Banned From Holding Crypto
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warns that the rising use of crypto for domestic payments and remittances may cause “leakage” of development funds. The UN development recommends recommends extra taxes on transactions and ad restrictions to boost states' revenue and safeguard financial stability in developing countries.

CATL to Set Up $7.6 Billion Hungary Battery Plant to Supply BMW, Mercedes Amid Growing Demand
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

CATL, the world's biggest electric vehicle battery maker has announced plans to build a EUR 7.3 billion (roughly Rs. 59,600 crore) battery plant in Hungary, Europe's largest so far, as the world's biggest electric vehicle battery maker gears up to meet growing demand from global automakers.

Moto E22i Visits US FCC, TDRA Database; Could Feature Dual-SIM Support: Report
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

Moto XT2239-20 has been listed on the US FCC database. The phone appears with XT2239-9 and XT2239-17 models numbers as well. As per a report, these model numbers belong to the Moto E22i. The report added that the handset has also visited the TDRA website in UAE with the model number XT2239-19. The phone could feature dual-SIM and 4G LTE support.

US FTC Considering New Rules to Rein in Tech Firms' Collection of Personal Data, Protect Privacy
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday announced an initiative seeking public comment on the effects of companies’ data collection and the potential benefit of new rules to protect consumers’ privacy. The federal regulator is looking at drafting rules to crack down on what they call harmful commercial surveillance and lax data security.

Vivo V25, V25e Alleged Images Spotted Online; May Feature Triple Rear Camera Setup: Report
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

Vivo V25 image has leaked online, as per a report, along with a Vivo V25e image. Both the handsets could feature a similar exterior design, according to the leaked images. The Vivo V25 and V25e could reportedly sport a triple rear camera setup. The report added that Vivo V25 could launch in India alongside its Pro model.

LinkedIn Announces Clickable Links, Templates, and New Carousels for Creators
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

LinkedIn is adding new features for content creators on its platform. These new features include clickable links, templates, and new carousels. The company now allows creators to add a clickable link directly onto images and videos. LinkedIn users will also get new template options for text posts with multiple formatting and background options.

WhatsApp Group Admins Can Soon Approve or Reject New Participants on Android: Report
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022

WhatsApp is reportedly bringing improvements to the group settings. It is said to introduce a new group setting called “Approve new participants”, which would let group admins manage the joining requests of users. The functionality is reportedly under development and is expected to arrive in a future update.

 

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