Notched displays are yesterday’s trend; the next display craze involves a punch-hole that sits in the upper reaches of the screen that houses the front-facing camera. After the Honor View 20 was confirmed to launch on December 26 in China with a punch-hole display, Samsung has taken the opportunity to announce a punch-hole design of […]
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Verizon is finally deploying RCS Chat for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today, December 6th, marking the first devices on Verizon’s network to get the feature. The carrier says they want to keep bringing the new feature to other Android devices soon, but don’t hold your breath on that being a quick […]
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Looking for some classical music to concentrate while studying for finals or a crowd-pleaser playlist for that end-of-semester party? Need a great binge-worthy series for winter break like Cobra Kai or Origin? Could you use a physics boost from astrophysicist and former MIT professor Walter Lewin? We’ve got you covered!
Earlier this year, we introduced the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium subscription plans to help users get more from their YouTube experience. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service with official albums, playlists and singles, as well as a vast catalog of music videos, remixes, live performances, covers and more — all with ad-free, background and offline access. YouTube Premium extends that ad-free experience across all of YouTube, and includes access to YouTube Originals.
Student plans are available for YouTube Music Premium for $ 4.99 and YouTube Premium for $ 6.99. Students who sign up by 1/31/19 can lock in YouTube Premium at a special rate of just $ 5.99.
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You'll soon be able to buy the Motorola One in the US. The phonemaker says it's bringing the Android One phone stateside "after a successful launch" in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe where it's sold for €299. In the US, the device will s…
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While it’s been in beta for some time, Jagex has officially launched the mobile version of Old School Runescape on the Play Store for anyone to download and jump in. It’s almost exactly like the older version of the insanely popular browser MMORPG, but optimized for smaller screens and touch input. Old School Runescape is […]
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If you use WhatsApp as a universal, cross-platform messenger, you already know that emoji, animated GIFs, camera features and Status are among the extras. The service is now adding sticker packs to the list and they’re from both in-house designers and hand-picked artists. This is yet another way to express yourself without words as WhatsApp […]
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Xiaomi is prepping to launch a first of its kind smartphone next week with 10GB of RAM and 5G data speed compatibility. A pop-up front facing camera is a third unique feature recently seen on the Oppo Find X and these three features combined are a first for a single smartphone. The pop-up camera is […]
Come comment on this article: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 10GB of RAM launches on October 25
HMD Global announced today the Nokia 7.1, their latest device for the mid-market. If you like a strong set of hardware in your smartphone, do not write-off the Nokia 7.1 because of that mid-market designation though. HMD Global is helping to push some higher end qualities down into this segment with the Nokia 7.1. As […]
Come comment on this article: HMD Global launches the Nokia 7.1 as a very strong mid-range smartphone
Amazon launched a veritable swathe of new Echo and Alexa-related devices at an event held at its Seattle headquarters which included the new Echo Auto, which is an invitation-based product launch at the current time. Join us after the break to find out more about the refreshed Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo […]
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Audi is joining the ever-expanding roster of carmakers which have monthly subscription services — it's piloting its program at five dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For $ 1,395 a month (including fees, maintenance and insurance), you can dr…
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Besides announcing that it is holding a ‘Galaxy Event‘ on October 11th where it’s expected to launch a new smartphone featuring dual camera setups front and back, Samsung and its partner, Harman, are bringing three new AKG wireless audio products to the US. The new range consists of the premium N700NC over-ear headphones with noise-canceling […]
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In the midst of IFA 2018 fever, the Google Home Max has finally launched in the UK having first been announced last October. The Google Home Max has been on sale in the US since November last year, bringing deeper base a beefier sound than its cheaper siblings, the Google Home and Home Mini. In […]
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The rumors are true: Today, Microsoft announced an all-inclusive service called Xbox All Access. For $ 22 per month over two years, Microsoft will provide you with an Xbox One S console, access to over 100 games thanks to Xbox Game Pass and an Xbox Li…
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Alto’s Odyssey, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Alto’s Adventure, launched earlier this year on iOS and the App Store. Fans of the original were happy, but on the Android side of the fence, we were left in the dark without the newer game. Good news for us, that wait is finally over. Alto’s […]
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During Google I/O this year, Google showed off Continued Conversations for their Google Home devices, a new feature that will allow users to keep up a conversation with their virtual assistant without having to repeatedly say a hotword before every sentence. That feature is finally rolling out today to Google Home, Google Home Mini, and […]
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Bethesda has had a very busy e3 conference, and in the middle of their announcements was a plan to bring their famous Elder Scrolls franchise to mobile in the best way possible. The newest installment in the Elder Scrolls family is titled Elder Scrolls Blades, and it’s coming to your smartphone later this year. The […]
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Anker has officially launched their latest wireless speaker under their Soundcore brand, and it’s looking like a really cool party trick. The Soundcore Flare features a rugged, IPX7 certified design that’s great for dragging around wherever you go, but it also has a built-in ambient LED light around the base to liven up your music. […]
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Meizu announced the launch of three new smartphones today that will make up their new Meizu 15 series of smartphones. The new devices stick to some older design cues from the smartphone market, sticking with some bezels, a 16:9 aspect ratio for the displays, and no signs of a notch anywhere. The hardware included suggests […]
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For years, "Mad" Mike Hughes has not only insisted that the Earth is flat, but has maintained he could prove it by launching himself into space with his own rocket. He even claimed to have launched a homebrew rocket in 2014, but didn't have evidence…
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As Disney announced its quarterly earnings results today, CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the company plans to price its standalone streaming version of ESPN at $ 4.99 per month. We've already heard that ESPN Plus will include "10,000 live regional, natio…
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The Olympic Winter Games 2018 will be opening in just a couple weeks. This year the event is being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, so it is an especially nice opportunity for Samsung to partner with the International Olympic Committee to be a partner for the Olympic Winter Games. To celebrate their continued partnership, which […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung launches the official Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 app
Still trying to make a name for itself in the streaming music market, Tidal has launched apps for both the Android TV and Apple TV platforms. The new apps give users more direct, easier access to Tidal and their video library of concerts, music videos and live streams on their big screen devices. If the […]
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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.
Key features of YouTube Go include:
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.
Jay Akkad, Product Manager, YouTube, recently watched “Vidya Vox @ YouTube FanFest India 2017.”
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’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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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.
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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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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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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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’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 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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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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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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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 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’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.
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.
Come comment on this article: Samsung launches the Note 5 in India from Rs. 53,900, available from September 20
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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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.
Let’s have a look at what the Cloud M5 II has to offer.
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.
Come comment on this article: Intex’s 5-Inch Cloud M5 II launches in India for Rs. 4,799