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OnePlus 5T launches in Brooklyn, NY on November 16th at 11am ET

Following up on our recent article about the OnePlus 5T launch, the company has now confirmed that its next phone will launch in Brooklyn, NY on November 16th at 11am ET, with availability starting on November 21st at 9am ET. The successor to the OnePlus 5 is expected to cost around $ 599 (4,000 yuan) per […]

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Samsung launches the business friendly Galaxy Tab Active 2

The recently leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is now official, replacing the aging Galaxy Tab Active from three years ago and again targeting business customers. It’s a ruggedized tablet with an 8-inch screen (1280 x 800) providing glove and wet-touch capabilities, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and major shock protection with a […]

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Here’s all the big launches from IFA 2017

The first half of the year saw companies flock to CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona to show off the devices they hope you'll want to buy for the rest of the year. As we approach the holiday season, tech companies are clamoring for your attention…
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Motorola Moto X4 officially launches, blurs line between mid-tier and flagship

Motorola officially launched the Moto X4 smartphone today and the device may blur the line between devices considered mid-tier and those at the “flagship” level. Inside the Moto X4 contains hardware that is not going to be particularly exciting to anyone. However, on the outside buyers will find features that we typically only see on […]

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Kaspersky launches its free antivirus software worldwide

Kaspersky has finally launched its free antivirus software after a year-and-a-half of testing it in select regions. While the software was only available in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China and in Nordic countries during its trial run, Kaspersky is re…
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note FE launches in Korea for $606

With a whole bunch of returned Galaxy Note 7 components sitting in its warehouses after it had to issue a worldwide recall for the flagship, Samsung was faced with an environmental nightmare and a loss of capital. With this in mind, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note FE (Fandom Edition), a handset that is basically a […]

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Next-gen Nissan Leaf launches September 5; new photo teased

Nissan has been slowly teasing the next-generation Leaf EV, and will continue to do so over the course of the summer. We now know, though, when the teasing ends and the feature presentation begins, as the automaker announced on Twitter that the new L…
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[Deal] T-Mobile launches BOGO involving the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6

You’re probably going shopping this weekend, so consider swinging by a T-Mobile for an incredible deal of two of the year’s hottest phones. We’ve been told by T-Mobile that, starting today, the 2017 flagships from Samsung and LG are eligible for a buy-one-get-one offer. If you purchase the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you can […]

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Prep for 5G begins as T-Mobile’s 600MHz network launches this summer

T-Mobile’s 600MHz network will be ready for testing within the next couple of months. After being granted the necessary spectrum licenses by the FCC on Wednesday, T-Mobile says it’ll be ready for “deployment activities” this summer. The carrier spent $ 8 billion on the spectrum to build a network that’ll become what everyone considers a “5G […]

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YouTube Go beta launches in India

In last September’s Google for India event we announced YouTube Go, our YouTube app reimagined for the next generation of YouTube users. Today, after months of expanded testing and refinement, we’re happy to announce that we’re making the beta version of YouTube Go available for download on the Google Play Store in India.

You’ll recall that every aspect of YouTube Go was designed from the ground up, with four main principles in mind: It’s relatable, with fresh and relevant video recommendations tailored to your preferences; the app is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a slower network; it gives you more control over data usage, by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data spent on streaming or saving videos. And finally, it’s social, allowing you to share videos quickly and easily with friends nearby.

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Key features of YouTube Go include:

  • A home built for you: YouTube Go home screen features trending and popular videos in your area, so that you can find and discover videos that you and your community care about.
  • Preview videos before you save or watch: On YouTube Go we’ll show you a preview of the video when you tap on a thumbnail, giving you a better sense of what the video is about before you decide if you want to watch it.
  • Choose your resolution when saving or streaming videos: You can choose to save a video for offline viewing later or stream it now. And we also allow you to choose the amount of data you’d like to spend on that video.
  • Share videos with friends nearby: Share videos with friends and family nearby without using any data. You can send and receive videos instantly and offline with others using the YouTube Go app.

To get us to this point, we’ve worked hard on refining the features that you’ve inspired us to build, gaining new insights along the way. Some things we’ve learned in the run-up to this beta release include making the home screen fresher and more relevant for users, so they can find amazing videos easily. We’ve also worked hard behind the scenes to make sharing videos with nearby friends an even more seamless experience, and ensuring that the app works well across a wide range of phones and connectivity. While the app is in its beta release, we’ll continue to listen to your feedback and improve the app before launching more broadly. We’ll also be holding several activities in Udaipur over the upcoming weeks to glean more insights from users on the ground.

If you’re in India, we hope you download the beta from the Google Play Store today, and let us know what you think by leaving your feedback within the app. As before, if you’d like to find out when YouTube Go is fully ready, you can sign up at youtubego.com/signup.

With the rapid transformation sweeping India’s mobile internet landscape, we know there will be an even greater demand for a fast and accessible video app. Thank you for continually inspiring us to build better products for the next generation, and to helping us make YouTube Go the best video app for you.

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IKEA launches its own low-cost smart lighting range

For many people, their first foray into the world of home automation begins with lighting. There's a good reason for this: smart bulbs easily fit into existing furnishings and can be operated using just a smartphone, which (mostly) everybody now owns…
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Apple launches permanent App Store section to showcase indie games

Apple’s Indie Showcase will give independent games a prominent place to shine on the App Store. Leading up to the reveal, Apple offered discounts on numerous indie games, some of which occupy spots in the top-10 paid chart.

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Dubai launches ‘drone hunter’ to secure airport

When you are the third busiest airport in the world, you don’t need to mess with rogue drones. So the Dubai airport is launching its own drone hunter to track down the miscreants and report them to authorities.

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Donald Trump’s ‘Transition Team’ launches GreatAgain.gov

Now that the election is complete, the business of transitioning into a Donald Trump presidency is upon us. The president-elect's Transition Team launched its Twitter account and the GreatAgain.gov website, inviting citizens to connect with the incom…
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Mophie co-founder launches an electric scooter

Daniel Huang, co-founder of Mophie*, wants to change the way that we think about transport. That's why he quit the company that made him famous to start Immotor in April of 2016. Now, Huang is on a mission to "define the future of personal transporta…
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Rumors of a dual camera prove false as Huawei launches the G9 Plus

Huawei has quietly taken the wraps off of the G9 Plus, a successor to the G9 Lite. The device is available in China, and features a Snapdragon 625 and 16MP rear-facing camera.

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Hoping to revive slumping mobile division, LG launches the V20 in September

Three weeks ago, LG’s mobile division experienced a shakeup amid disappointing sales for the company’s 2016 flagship. The G5 just didn’t meet expectations for anyone, and LG was forced to shift leadership positions after taking a loss for Q2 2016. Now LG is preparing to get back into the green with its upcoming flagship for […]

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Fujifilm launches faster Instax instant photo printer for mobile

Fujifilm’s Instax Share SP-2 is the company’s latest mobile printer that works with smartphones and tablets to make instant prints. Fujifilm says it is faster and quieter, and offers better image quality.

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Pebble publishes fitnes-tracking data, launches ‘Happiness’ app

Pebble just wants you to be happy. So much so that it’s launching the ‘Happiness’ app, and publishing all of its health tracking algorithms to encourage developers and third parties to suggest changes on how to make things better.

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ZTE quietly launches V7 Max and A910 in China with impressive specs for the money

We’re wondering why ZTE didn’t hold a big event for the V7 Max and A910 Android phones. The V7 Max offers premium specs for a competitive price, while the A910 offers solid specs for budget-conscious consumers,

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Oculus Social launches on Gear VR, Facebook tie-in coming soon

Following the lead of nearly everything else on the internet, Oculus has announced it's adding social features to the company's VR platform. Starting tomorrow, Gear VR owners will be able to create a profile of their own, and then search for others b…
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Ay dios mío! Motorola launches a faster, pricier version of the Moto G in Mexico

Motorola unveiled the Moto G Turbo Edition, a speedier version of this year’s Moto G smartphone. There’s no word on whether the Moto G Turbo Edition will leave the confines of Mexico, though it will carry a heavier price tag.

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This giant quadcopter drone launches fixed-wing UAVs, then retrieves them with a skyhook

Boeing subsidiary Insitu recently unveiled its Flying Launch and Recovery System which allows a quadcopter drone to successfully launch and retrieve fixed-wing UAVs by utilizing a pulley system.

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LG V10 launches on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon this week

LG took the wraps off its V10 smartphone, which, in addition to sporting dual screens, packs twin front-facing shooters and high-end hardware. It’s ready for sale through AT&T from Oct. 27, but there’s no word on the 2nd Generation Watch Urbane yet.

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Google Keep finally launches on iOS

Google’s own Evernote competitor is expanding its reach. The search giant made the popular note taking app will be available for Apple devices, giving iOS users a new option when it comes to taking notes.

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Samsung launches the Note 5 in India from Rs. 53,900, available from September 20

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Well, that didn’t take long. After leaving Europe to make do with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in 2015, many Note fans wondered whether other regions would share the same fate of being unable to upgrade to the Note 5. As was previously rumoured, though, Samsung is putting those fears to bed in India, at least. Note fans in India will be pleased to find out that the Note 5 will be available to purchase from September 20th.

The 32GB variant is priced at Rs. 53,900 ($ 806), while the 64GB version can be ordered for Rs. 59,900 ($ 896) from online retailers as well as stores across India. The Note 5 will be available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium options.

As is customary with pre-orders, there are a couple of perks to doing so, namely a wireless charger as well as a one-time screen replacement included in the bundle free of charge. During the launch, Samsung stated that all the smartphones it sells in India are manufactured locally, as part of its ‘Make in India’ campaign.

If you live in India, will you be upgrading to the Note 5? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Xiaomi launches online store on June 1 in the U.S. and later in Europe, but it’s sparsely stocked

Xiaomi is taking a tentative step into the U.S. market with the launch Monday of an online store. Shoppers can choose from a small selection of tech accessories but won’t yet be able to pick up any of the smartphones.

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Intex’s 5-Inch Cloud M5 II launches in India for Rs. 4,799

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The Indian smartphone market is fiercely contested, nowhere more so than the entry-level segment which sees a new entrant from Intex called the Cloud M5 II carrying a price tag of Rs. 4,799 ($ 75).  The Cloud M5 II is available exclusively from the Indian retailer, Flipkart.

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Let’s have a look at what the Cloud M5 II has to offer.

  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 5-Inch TN display with 845 x 480 resolution (FWVGA)
  • Quad-Core Processor @ 1.2GHz (Spreadtrum)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal storage
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB)
  • 5MP Rear camera with Dual-Flash
  • 1.3MP Front camera with flash
  • 3G Network
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Bluetooth/WiFi/HotSpot
  • FM Radio
  • 2,000mAh Battery
  • Dimensions: 71.2 x 144 x 9.1mm
  • In the box: Handset, Battery, Earphones, Data Cable, Charger, manual, screen protector.

For the price of just Rs. 4,799 ($ 75), the Cloud M5 II would appear to be a more than acceptable offering, with its main claim to fame being the front-facing flash, albeit coupled with a 1.3MP camera sensor that means you won’t be entering any photography competitions anytime soon. The Cloud M5 II is available from Flipkart in two colour schemes – white/orange and black/blue. What do you think of Intex’s latest budget smartphone?

 

Full Press Release:

New Delhi (India) – May 21, 2015: Intex Technologies, the leading Smartphone Company that believes in launching the best innovative products today announced the launch of Cloud M5 II exclusively on Flipkart, India’s largest ecommerce marketplace. The smartphone features a 12.7 cm (5-inch) FWVGA TN display which runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor and comes with superior sensor technology. The feature rich Dual-SIM smartphone is priced at INR 4,799.

 

Commenting on the launch, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head, Mobiles, Intex Technologies said, “The Cloud M5 II is yet another innovation of ours, towards improvising our offerings such that the aspirations of our consumers are reached. We believe in providing our customers with products that fit perfectly in the bracket of their needs and their pocket. This new product will be a package of the right design, colors and features at the right price.”

 

Commenting on this, Amitesh Jha, VP – Retail, Flipkart said, “Intex Technologies is one of the leading players in the Indian mobile market.  Known for its new age technology and superior quality products, we are happy to announce the exclusive launch of its latest offering – Cloud M5 II. We are confident that this smartphone will be a hit amongst our customers.”

Focusing on the design, the device comes with a stunning 5MP rear camera with flash and a 1.3MP front camera also with flash that supports clicking selfies, taking panorama shots and continuous shots by using the volume button.

 

Cloud M5 II also comes with an inbuilt memory of 8 GB, expandable up to 32GB. Additionally, the device has a light sensor that adjusts the screen brightness by detecting the light intensity of the environment. The product has a bunch of pre-loaded apps like Service, Clean Master, Ask Me, OLX etc.

 

This stunning device will be available in the colour variants of  – White+Orange and Black+Blue.

 

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