Apple iPhone 8 may start at $870: UBS analyst

Steven Milunovich, an analyst at the Swiss global financial services company UBS AG has reportedly said that the most-expected Apple iPhone 8 might be launched at a starting price of $870. According to reports, Milunovich also added that the 256GB storage variant of the smartphone would cost $1,070. Notably, iPhone 7 is currently priced at $649.

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LG launches new 'rugged' smartphone

South Korean electronics company, LG on Tuesday reportedly released a new 'rugged smartphone'. Known as X venture, the company claims this device is built on par with 'US military standard'. In specs, the phone has a 5.2-inch full-HD display powered by an octa-core Snapdragon processor. The device is also paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. However, the price detail of the smartphone is yet to be announced.

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Russia's made in India chopper to cost 2.5 times normal price

According to reports, the manufacturing cost of Russian Kamov light utility choppers, which will be built in India, and is expected to cost two and a half times more than the cost of those produced in Russia. Reportedly, the agreement with Russia will see India will import 60 choppers, while 140 will be manufactured in a joint venture between the governments. Notably, the helicopters will replace the vintage fleet of Cheetah and Chetak choppers.

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Complete specs of Nokia 9 leaked

A Geekbench listing has reportedly revealed the complete specifications of HMD Global’s Nokia 9 smartphone. According to reports, Nokia 9 will sport a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS etc. Notably, earlier reports had suggested that the smartphone would come with a 5.27-inch QHD affair display, 64GB inbuilt storage and 13MP dual rear cameras.

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Micromax launches clone of Nokia 3310

Indian electronics manufacturer, Micromax on Tuesday reportedly launched a new feature phone called Micromax X1i. The new feature phone reportedly resembles the recently re-launched Nokia 3310. According to reports, the phone is tipped to cost Rs. 1,199. The X1i is said to have a 2.4-inch display, a VGA rear camera and a 1300mAh battery.

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Paytm launches payments bank

Digital payments firm Paytm launched its payments bank on Tuesday.  Paytm is aiming to acquire 500 million customers in the next three years and will offer an interest rate of 4 percent per annum on deposits. The Paytm Payments Bank aims to open 31 branches and 3,000 customer service points in its first year of operations. A payments bank is an institution that can take deposits and remittances but cannot lend.

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Samsung to showcase 'World's First Stretchable Display'

Samsung on Monday said it would showcase the world's first stretchable display during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US tech fair. The company said the stretchable OLED display is unique since it can bend in both directions, while previous flexible panels could only bend in one direction. The company said its display can stretch as much as 12mm when pressed and yet still maintains a high degree of resolution. Samsung Display plans to showcase 9.1-inch versions of the stretchable OLED display.

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After 'WannaCry', a stronger ransomware found

Security researchers have identified a new strain of malware ‘EternalRocks’ that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight. According to the researchers, ‘EternalRocks’ exploits the same vulnerability in Windows that helped WannaCry spread to computers. ‘EternalRocks’ is stronger that WannaCry because it does not have any weaknesses, including the kill switch that a researcher used to help contain the ransomware.

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Russian firm accuses Apple of retaining deleted notes

American technology giant Apple has reportedly been accused by Russian firm ElcomSoft of retaining deleted notes on iCloud after a grace period of 30 days. According to reports, the software company, in a blog, said that the deleted users' notes were left on iCloud after the 30-day period, even if the notes disappear in the 'Recently Deleted' folder.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4 to go on sale in India on Tuesday

Xiaomi Redmi 4 will go on sale in India via Amazon India and Mi.com from 12 pm IST on Tuesday. The 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant has been priced at Rs 6,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant has been priced at Rs 8,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999. The dual-SIM Redmi 4 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It bears a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display and sports a 13-mp rear camera with a 5-mp front camera. The Xiaomi Redmi 4X will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB inbuilt storage options expandable up to 128GB.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to sport dual rear camera

New 3D-printed prototypes of upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have reportedly revealed that the smartphone would feature a dual rear camera. According to reports, the leaked prototypes also confirmed that Note 8 would sport a bezel-less dual edge curved display, while a dedicated fingerprint scanner was absent.

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Android O to let users pause system update

Google-developed mobile operating system Android O is reportedly set to come with a new option to pause system updates. According to reports, the users can the pause the system update mid-way and continue where they left off later. Notably, the feature is said to save mobile data and reduce the chances of connections dropping during the update process.

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Leaked: How Facebook deals with controversial content

According to a report by The Guardian, various documented details on how Facebook tackles controversial content like sex, revenge porn, violence, death videos and abuse on its platform has been leaked. While remarks like ‘Someone shoot Trump’ are deleted, the remark ‘Let's beat up fat kids’ is allowed. Further, it revealed that Facebook allows the live stream of self-harm attempts because it "doesn't want to censor people in distress.

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Facebook rolls out food ordering option for select users

American social media giant Facebook has reportedly started food ordering service on its mobile application for select users. According to reports, Facebook users can choose ‘Order Food’ option under the hamburger menu and select from the list of restaurants. Notably, the company has partnered with online platform ‘delivery.com’ and US-based food ordering service ‘Slice’.

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Around 98% of WannaCry hit computers ran on Windows 7

According to the latest report by US-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, around 98% of the computers affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack were running versions of Microsoft Windows 7 or below. However, Kaspersky's Director of Research Costin Raiu claimed that the infection distribution on Windows XP computers was insignificant. As for Windows 10, the malware was limited to testers and manual infections.

 

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Apple users face battery drain issues with iOS 10.3.2

Apple users have reportedly started facing extreme battery drain issues with the new iOS 10.3.2 update for iPhone 5 and later. According to reports, the new update has fixed bugs in apps like Safari, AVE VideoEncoder, CoreAudio, iBooks, etc. Notably, the users must go to Settings menu and tap on the Software Update tab to get iOS 10.3.2 update.

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Jio adds 6 mn subscribers in March, lowest ever for company

Indian telco Reliance Jio has reportedly added just 6 million subscribers in March 2017 and it is the lowest ever for the Ambani-owned company. According to reports, Jio added more than 18.5 million subscribers in January after the announcement of Happy New Year offer. Notably, Airtel, Idea and Vodafone booked 3 million, 2.1 million, 1.8 million subscribers respectively in March.

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Scientists develop robot bodyguards for FIFA World Cup 2018

According to a report by Reuters, Russian scientists have developed a robot named Alantim which will be deployed as a bionic bodyguard for England fans arriving in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Reportedly, the scientists have released a video of the robot pledging to provide security for England fans on their trip to Russia to watch the tournament. Notably, England fans were attacked by Russians at Euro 2016.

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Over 98% of WannaCry victims were using Windows 7 OS

Russian antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab has reportedly revealed that more than 98% of the WannaCry victims were using Windows 7 OS in their computers. According to reports, only over 1% of the victims were Windows Server 2008 R2 OS users, added the company. Notably, Kaspersky’s Costin Raiu had earlier tweeted, “#WannaCry infection distribution by the Windows version. Worst hit - Windows 7 x64. The Windows XP count is insignificant (SIC)”.

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Zomato to contact 6.6 million users to update passwords

Online food ordering service provider Zomato is expected to contact its 6.6 million users to update their passwords after the records were recently stolen from its database. According to reports, Zomato has said that around 6.6 million users had password hashes in the ‘leaked’ data, which can be theoretically decrypted using brute force algorithms.

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