Tech News | 8th January 2021

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  • It’s that time of year again when Google releases the new version of its mobile operating system, and after a long few months of beta testing, the American tech giant is finally rolling out the stable version of Android 11.
  • As of September 8, 2020, the latest stable Android release has rolled out for all eligible Google Pixel smartphones.
  • As of December 29, 2020, ASUS has rolled out its ZenUI stable release based on Android 11 for the ZenFone 6.
  • As of December 11, 2020, LG has not rolled out Android 11 stable release for any of its devices.
  • Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news
  • Acer’s Chromebook Spin 514 features AMD’s Ryzen 3000 mobile processor
  • The company on Thursday introduced the Chromebook Spin 514, which sports AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 mobile processor.
  • Acer is billing the device as a “go-anywhere” workhouse that’s great for streaming and working from home.
  • It also features a convertible form factor with 360-degree hinges, and an HD webcam for keeping in touch with friends and family over services like Google Meet.
  • Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news
  • Earlier this week, WhatsApp began sending in-app notifications to users about changes to its policy and terms of service, indicating that user data would be shared with its parent company, Facebook.
  • The message suggests the key changes in how WhatsApp will collect and process users’ information going forward, and the partnership with Facebook, its parent company, as part of a larger unification drive between the family of apps.
  • Also Read|WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update: Accept It Or Account Will Be ‘Deleted’
  • The news has raised concerns about how much data Facebook will be able to access, given that the app now supports financial transactions and e-commerce.To be clear, WhatsApp’s policy has always said it shares information with Facebook.

https://news.abplive.com/news/gadgets/explained-whatsapp-new-update-raises-alarm-here-are-11-reasons-why-users-are-switching-to-telegram-1432244

  • Other specs include a 14-inch 1920×1080 IPS display, 512GB of PCIe SSD storage, and a 51WHr battery that can reportedely run up to 20 hours when continuously watching video.
  • The IdeaPad 5G is also one of the first Lenovo devices to include a new software feature called Show Mode for PC.
  • The 14-inch version has a 2.8K IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 400 nits of brightness and a 56.5WHr battery.
  • The 16-inch model has a 2.5K IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 350 nits of brightness.
  • The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is the first such Chromebook from the company that will use both mobile processors and graphics chips from AMD.
  • Acer will also sell the Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 model for businesses.
  • The standard Acer Chromebook Spin 514 will go on sale in February in the US for a starting price of $479.99.
  • Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news
  • After being announced all the way back in February, and having a beta rolled out in June, the newest version of Google’s smartphone and tablet operating system is here for all.
  • You can see which smartphones are compatible with Android 11 below, and more companies are announcing the update is coming to their phones all the time, so this list will keep getting expanded.
  • There are a few intriguing ones this year, like improved smart home and media controls, and built-in screen recording, but there’s nothing as major as Android 10’s Dark Mode.
  • As well as the confirmed Android 11 features, Google always adds small tweaks and quirks to its updates that it doesn’t always detail, so as more of these get discovered by intrepid users, we’ll add them to this list.

https://www.techradar.com/in/news/android-11

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G price in India, specs, and launch date

  1. Staying true to its promise, the company unveiled the Mi 10i in India on January 5 – thereby completing the Mi 10 family in India.
  2. The Xiaomi Mi 10i is basically a rebadged from China, which in turn is the but with an upgraded primary camera and made for India requirements.
  3. In India, the Xiaomi Mi 10i is available in three configurations.
  4. The Mi 10i is available in Pacific Sunrise, Atlantic Blue and Midnight Black colour options.
  5. The Xiaomi Mi 10i has a 4,820mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, which should be able to refuel it completely in an hour.
  6. Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news

https://www.techradar.com/in/news/xiaomi-mi-10i-price-in-india-specs-availability

  • We now know almost everything about it: its specs, which games will it support, VR capabilities and how it stacks up to the new Xbox Series X on paper.
  • The new console was showcased a few weeks ago, after which retailers started confirming if they will be pre-order partners.
  • Official Indian pricing of the PlayStation 5 PS5 Rs 49,990 PS5 Digital Edition Rs 39,990 DualSense Controller Rs 5,990
  • The PS5 will be available in India starting February 2.

https://www.techradar.com/in/deals/ps5-pre-orders-live-now-everything-we-know

Google’s next Nest Hub could use radar to track your sleep, and I have questions

Mitchell Clark, Jan  |    Jan 07, 2021  |    Time Saved: 1 mins

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  • Earlier this week, we reported that Google could be working on an updated Nest Hub that had Soli technology, and a report from 9to5Google now suggests that it could be for something unexpected: sleep tracking.
  • And the Nest Hub already looks a bit like an alarm clock, and because it doesn’t have a camera built-in, it may be more accepted into the bedroom for sleep tracking.
  • Perhaps Google will surprise us and have this all figured out when they announce the product, or maybe sleep tracking will only work under certain circumstances.
  • Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/7/22219686/google-nest-hub-radar-track-sleep-soli

LG’s webOS 6.0 smart TVs have a new UI, NFC-equipped remote

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  • Seven years after introducing webOS as the platform for its Smart TV lineup, LG is introducing version 6.0 with a new look and feel for its 2021 4K and 8K TVs. The old blade lineup of apps is gone, with a more modern tile-based layout.
  • An upgraded version of its ThinQ AI has more voice command control than ever whether you’re using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa .
  • Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news

https://www.engadget.com/webos-6-0-lg-ces-2021-010036253.html

Samsung to hold a dedicated event for Galaxy S21’s Exynos 2100 chipset on January 12

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  • Exactly two days before the Galaxy S21 family reveal, Samsung is holding an Exynos-only event.
  • called Exynos On. Notably, this is the first time Samsung is holding a dedicated event for a chip, signifying the importance of the Exynos 2100.
  • Samsung is trying to beat Qualcomm this year and the preliminary benchmark results suggest an outstanding performance not only in single but in multi-threaded scenarios as well.

https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_to_hold_an_exynosonly_event_on_january_12-news-47086.php

Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with limited edition Year of the Ox AirPods Pro

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  • Apple has launched the Year of the Ox limited edition AirPods Pro to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
  • The limited edition AirPods Pro share the design and features with the regular model, but have an Ox-themed artwork on the charging case and the retail box.
  • Apple AirPods Pro Year of the Ox Limited Edition

https://www.gsmarena.com/apple_airpods_pro_year_of_the_ox_limited_edition_price-news-47069.php

Make In India: Lava International Develops World’s First Customisable Smartphone ‘myZ’; Set For Launch On 11 January

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  • In a major feat, home-grown smartphone maker Lava International has developed the world’s first customisable smartphone called ‘MyZ’, which would be available for purchase starting 11 January, reports Economic Times .
  • The indigenously developed customisable smartphone would allow the users to choose the components like front and rear camera, memory (RAM), storage capacity (ROM) and colour on their own from the company’s official website.
  • Lava’s president and business head Sunil Raina emphasised that the launch of the customisable smartphone would give the users the freedom of choice based on what they think suits their usage.
  • He also added that the users would be able to customise and upgrade their smartphone at any time based on their need.
  • Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/make-in-india-lava-international-develops-worlds-first-customisable-smartphone-myz-set-for-launch-on-11-january

Elon Musk Tells Followers to Use Signal Messaging App Amid WhatsApp Privacy Update

About Michael Kan, Michael Has Been A Pcmag Reporter Since October He Previously Covered Tech News In China To,Before Moving To San Francisco To Write About Cybersecurity., Michael Kan  |    Jan 07, 2021  |   

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  • Encrypted messaging app Signal is seeing a wave of new users after Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his Twitter followers to use the service.
  • Hours earlier, Musk tweeted to his followers “Use Signal” in an apparent attempt to discourage people from using WhatsApp, a rival messaging app owned by Facebook.
  • The tweet arrived after WhatsApp announced a new privacy policy covering how it can share user data with Facebook.

https://in.pcmag.com/mobile-apps/140099/elon-musk-tells-followers-to-use-signal-messaging-app-amid-whatsapp-privacy-update

TCL to showcase next-generation of Mini-LED displays at CES 2021

Jan 06, 2021  |    Time Saved: 1 mins

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  • Updated: 06 Jan 2021, 06:23 PM IST Edited By Danny Cyril D Cruze
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  • TCL Electronics claims that it will start the year at CES 2021 with announcements regarding the ‘next-generation Mini-LED’ technology.
  • “TCL is proud to be at CES 2021 and a member of this vibrant industry.
  • Read below to see why … Elon Musk is trending on google news

https://www.livemint.com/technology/tech-news/tcl-to-showcase-next-generation-of-mini-led-displays-at-ces-2021-11609936187958.html

Elon Musk slams Facebook, pushes Signal app instead

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  • Tech mogul Elon Musk — known as widely for slinging cars into the sun’s orbit as he is for advocating against COVID-19 safety measures — took to Twitter Thursday to slam Facebook over its latest privacy policy updates for its supposedly secure encrypted messaging app WhatsApp. Musk instead recommended users choose encrypted messaging app Signal.
  • Shortly after, Signal tweeted that it was working to handle the surge of new users.
  • Both of the encrypted messaging apps have been found to have security bugs over the years that have been resolved.
  • For years, WhatsApp has openly collected certain user data to share with parent company Facebook.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/elon-musk-slams-facebook-pushes-signal-app-instead/

TCL to showcase next-generation of Mini-LED displays at CES 2021

Jan 06, 2021  |    Time Saved: 1 mins

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  • Updated: 06 Jan 2021, 06:23 PM IST Edited By Danny Cyril D Cruze
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  • TCL Electronics claims that it will start the year at CES 2021 with announcements regarding the ‘next-generation Mini-LED’ technology.
  • “TCL is proud to be at CES 2021 and a member of this vibrant industry.

https://www.livemint.com/technology/tech-news/tcl-to-showcase-next-generation-of-mini-led-displays-at-ces-2021-11609936187958.html

Mi 10i goes on sale in India today for Amazon Prime members: price, specifications

Jan 07, 2021  |    Time Saved: 1 mins

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  • Highlights Mi 10i to go on sale in India today through Amazon starting 12 noon The smartphone comes with the Snapdragon 750G SoC, 108MP camera, and a 120Hz display Mi 10i price in India starts from Rs 20,999
  • Mi 10i price in India and specifications were announced earlier this week and the smartphone is all set to go on sale for the very first time today.
  • The sale is exclusively for Amazon Prime members and it starts at 12 noon through the e-commerce platform.
  • For non-Prime members, the Mi 10i sale in India will begin on Friday, January 8th through Amazon, Mi.com, and offline stores across the country.

 

This Indian company wants to democratize gaming with EvoFox GameBox

Jan 07, 2021  |    Time Saved: 1 mins

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  • Although many streaming devices can be used to play casual games, the EvoBox GameBox is slightly different.
  • The company pitches the EvoFox GameBox as a gaming machine, even though the box runs on Android.
  • Amkette claims that since the EvoBox GameBox has superior hardware inside, it is well-tuned to run popular games like Asphalt 8 and Beach Buggy without any glitch.

https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/gaming/amkette-4k-evofox-gamebox-price-in-india-sale-specifications-7136794/

New iPad Pro Said to Launch in March, 12.9-Inch Model Could Be Slightly Thicker for Mini-LED Display

Eric Slivka, Joe Rossignol, Hartley Charlton, Juli Clover, Tim Hardwick  |    Jan 07, 2021  |    Time Saved: 0 mins

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  • Many people joking about 0.5mm…
  • the iPhone 12 Pro is 0.7 thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro. For the 11 Pro, reviews said it was definitely thicker than previous versions (and I can tell).
  • For the 12 Pro, it’s definitely thinner despite the edges.
  • Thinner/thicker makes a difference in mobile devices, people who say “just make it 9mm to fit more battery, no one would care” are really wrong.

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/01/07/new-ipad-pro-march-launch/

 

Realme V15 5G With Triple Rear Cameras, MediaTek Dimensity 800U Launched: Price, Specifications

  Jagmeet Singh,Email Jagmeet,Jagmeet Singh Writes About Consumer Technology For Gadgets,Out Of New Delhi. Jagmeet Is A Senior Reporter For Gadgets,Has Frequently Written About Apps,Computer Security,Internet Services,Telecom Developments. Jagmeet Is Available On Twitter At,Or Email At Jagmeets Ndtv.Com. Please Send In Your Leads  |    Time Saved: 1 mins

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  • The new Realme smartphone comes with 50W fast charging, a triple rear camera setup, and a hole-punch display design.
  • Realme is offering the smartphone in three distinct colour options, one of which is called Koi and features the company’s tagline: ‘Dare to Leap’.
  • It is also likely to give a tough fight to the Redmi Note 9T that Xiaomi is launching on Friday, January 8.
  • The phone comes in Crescent Silver, Koi, and Mirror Lake Blue colour options.

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/realme-v15-5g-koi-price-cny-1399-1999-launch-china-sale-date-january-14-specifications-2349085

Redmi Note 8T & Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12 update status

Dwayne Cubbins  |    Jan 07, 2021  |    Time Saved: 12 mins

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  • Thus, many Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T users are curious to know when Xiaomi will release the Android 10 or MIUI 12 update for their device.
  • More recently, we reported that Xiaomi may release the MIUI 12 stable update for the Redmi Note 8 and the Note 8T this month i.e., August.
  • Instead, the new software update brings the August security patch with MIUI 11 on top of Android 9 Pie. For more details along with the download link, head here.
  • But Redmi Note 8 users may be disappointed to know that the company has postponed the beta update in China due to some stability issues and will only be rolling out once the issue resolves.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Pre-Booking Freebies Include Phone Cover Worth Rs. 3,849

Sourabh Kulesh, Email Sourabhk, Sourabh Kulesh Is A Chief Sub Editor At Gadgets He Has Worked In A National Daily Newspaper, A News Agency, A Magazine, Now Writing Technology News Online. He Has Knowledge On A Wide Gamut Of Topics Related To Cybersecurity,Enterprise,Consumer Technology. Write To Sourabhk Ndtv.Com Or Get In Touch On Twitter Through His Handle  |    Time Saved: 1 mins

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  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series pre-orders are now open in India, and the company is giving a free phone cover worth Rs. 3,849 on pre-booking any of the upcoming flagship smartphones.
  • The free cover is one of the freebies that the South Korean company is offering with the handsets.
  • Customers pre-ordering Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will get the Galaxy SmartTag and the Galaxy Buds Pro for free.
  • As per the information available on the Samsung website, those who book a Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone will get a cover free.

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-series-pre-booking-free-smart-clear-phone-cover-rs-3849-2349460

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