Technology updates #21
In this article, we discussed the Latest Weekly Tech News that happened this week. Have a look.
Global Smartphone Shipments Declined 38% in February
The global smartphone shipments have faced a steep decline of smartphone shipments by 38% in the month of February 2020 due to the effect of the outbreak of coronavirus.
Apple Launches New iPad Pro with LiDAR Scanner, Starts at $799, MacBook Air Updated with 10th-Gen Intel Chips
In the new iPad Pro, there’s the new camera module, which is now square, similar to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro’s camera modules. The new iPad Pro comes with an ultra-wide-angle camera, and a LiDAR scanner to aid with depth-sensing and AR Kit applications. Inside, the iPad Pro now packs in the A12Z Bionic chipset, as compared to the A12X Bionic in the previous generation iPad Pro and along with that it has launched a new keyboard cover which looks dope. The new MacBook Air is now powered by the latest 10th-Gen Intel Core chips. MacBook Air is now equipped with the new Magic Keyboard along with an inbuilt fingerprint scanner.
Xiaomi to Launch Mi 10 in India on March 31: Latest Weekly Tech News
Xiaomi is all set to unveil Mi 10 on the 31st of March at 12:30 PM, followed by pre-orders starting at 3 PM on the same date. The primary highlights of this phone are 90 Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 with 5G, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. In terms of camera, the main highlight is the 108MP camera. The phones also come with huge batteries and faster-charging speeds up to 50W.
Nokia 5310 Launched: HMD Global Revives Nokia Xpress Music
Yes, that old Xpress Music was launched again by HMD and its main highlight is the dual front-firing speakers. Nokia 5310 has been priced at 39 euros (around Rs. 3,099) and will go on sale in March itself. It comes in two colour variants – Black/Red and White/Red.
Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 5.3 & Nokia 1.3 Launched: Latest Weekly Tech News
The first Nokia 5G smartphone, Nokia 8.3 5G was unveiled on March 20th during the online event. A new mid-range phone, Nokia 5.3 and the Nokia 1.3, an entry-level phone were also launched. Nokia 8.2 5G will go on sale in Summer later this year at an average price of 599 euros (around Rs. 47,999), Nokia 5.3 has an average price of 189 euros (around Rs. 15,000), Nokia 1.3 at an average price of 95 euros (around Rs. 7,599).
Instagram Working on Snapchat-like Disappearing Messages
Facebook-owned Instagram is also working on a Snapchat like disappearing messaging feature where users can let their posts disappear in some time.
Realme Narzo 10 and 10A Launching in India on March 26
Realme is launching a new youth-centric smartphone series, dubbed Narzo and both the phones will make their debut in India on 26th March. We think that the Narzo 10 will most likely be rebranded version of Realme 6i.
Amazon Prime Video Finally Has Profiles like Netflix
Amazon prime has added a Profile section yesterday so that you can share your Prime Video account with your family members without messing up your watch history, watch list, season progress, and personalized recommendations.
Redmi K30 Pro to Feature 64MP Quad-Camera, 3x Optical Zoom & 8K Video Recording
Redmi K30 pro to feature 64MP quad-camera,3x optical zoom and 8k video recording. Redmi K30 Pro Will Have a 60Hz AMOLED Display, Confirmed by Xiaomi.
Reliance Jio Revises Data Vouchers with Double Data & Additional Off-Net Minutes
Reliance jio has revised its data vouchers and now offers double data and additional minutes for calling to other networks.
Zomato to Launch Grocery Delivery Business with Grofers, BigBasket
Zomato is reportedly in talks with e-grocers, Grofers and BigBasket, to sell food products and essentials on its platform in India. The delivery app is believed to be looking at the grocery as part of a diversification strategy at a time when its bread-and-butter food delivery business is taking a massive hit because of COVID-19.
BSNL Offers Free “[email protected]” Broadband Plan for Landline Customers: Latest Weekly Tech News
As a step to support work from home in light of coronavirus pandemic, BSNL is now offering its broadband services for free in the form of a new plan it calls [email protected] But there’s a catch, the plan is not applicable to existing BSNL broadband customers and can be availed only by new or existing BSNL landline customers who don’t have broadband now.
Indian Government, WHO Launch WhatsApp Chatbots to Provide Coronavirus Information
The chatbot made by the Indian Government can be accessed by simply adding “+919013151515” to your WhatsApp contacts. Once done, you can send messages to the chatbot. The chatbot can help inform users of the virus and its symptoms, how to reduce the risk of infection, how to get help, and, it even includes professional advice from the director of AIIMS.
The World Health Organisation also has a WhatsApp chatbot that can be accessed by adding “+41798931892” to your contacts. The chatbot offers information such as the current number of COVID-19 cases in the world, ways to protect against the virus, news, travel advice, and more. It also features a myth busters section which is handy to have because, with the pandemic, there’s also a lot of random information circulating on the internet.
Google Canceled I/0 2020 Entirely Due to Coronavirus
Earlier this month, Google called off its annual developer conference Google I/O 2020 due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The software giant was planning to move the event online but has now decided to skip the entire I/O 2020 this year.
Uber, Ola Halt Cab Pooling Services to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
Uber and Ola to are doing their part by making some necessary changes to their services due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. Both giants have terminated the option to hire pooling car services in India temporarily.
YouTube Launches ‘[email protected]’ Educational Hub For Kids
YouTube has partnered with educational content creators on the platform and nonprofit educational organizations like Khan Academy to launch a new initiative called [email protected] to help children who are having to miss school because of the coronavirus crisis. The hub comes with a series of curated content for children, including videos from educational channels and other content for kids of all ages stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Netflix Announces $100 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund For Entertainment Workers
On Friday, Netflix announced that it would establish a $100 million relief fund to ease some of the hardships faced by jobless hourly wage earners and those who are hired on a project-to-project basis.
iPhone 9 Enters Mass Production: Latest Weekly Tech News
The iPhone 9 looks set to launch in the near future, finally bringing a new cheap iPhone that many have been waiting for since the iPhone SE was unveiled back in 2016. The iPhone 9 has finally just entered mass production, which implies that it could finally la nd soon.
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