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NO ONE KNOWS WHAT A SELF-DRIVING CAR IS, AND IT’S BECOMING A PROBLEM

“WE HAVE NOW self-driving cars.” So declared no less an authority than the United States’ chief of transportation, Secretary Elaine Chao, in a May interview with Fox Business. “They can drive on the highway, follow the white lines on the highway, and there’s really no need for any person to be seated and controlling any of the instruments.” This is wrong. Today, you can ... Read More »

Android 8.0 Oreo Makes Its Debut in Google’s Version Distribution Chart

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 Oreo now powering 0.2 percent devices Android Nougat running on 17.8 percent devices Marshmallow powers 32 percent active devices Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest publicly available mobile operating system by Google, is now running on 0.2 percent of active devices. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending Monday, October ... Read More »

Google Photos Update Enables Users to Share Video Files Faster

HIGHLIGHTS The update is already available for download The low-resolution copy is replaced later with high-resolution file Google introduced cache feature earlier this month Google has now released the version v3.6 of its Photos app for Android and with this update, the company has made video sharing much faster than before. In order to achieve this improvement, the Google Photos app essentially uploads ... Read More »

Huawei Nova 2i With FullView Display and Four Cameras Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei Nova 2i sports a 5.9-inch FullView display It packs four cameras No pricing announced for Huawei Nova 2i Huawei has launched its new Nova 2i smartphone in Malaysia. The new Nova-series handset is an addition to the company’s already unveiled Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus devices. Unfortunately, there’s no price tag for the Nova 2i as of now ... Read More »

Moto E4 Plus Oxford Blue Colour Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone packs 5000mAh battery Moto E4 Plus runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box The handset packs a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display Lenovo has launched the Oxford Blue colour variant of the Moto E4 Plus in India. Like the original, the new colour variant comes in just one RAM/ storage configuration: 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The Oxford Blue colour variant of ... Read More »

iOS 11’s Control Centre Does Not Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Completely but Apple Says It’s Not a Bug

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11 Control Centre doesn’t turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth completely The radios are still active in the background Apple says this way users can stay connected to AirPods, AirPlay, etc. Now that iOS 11 is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and users who have already jumped onto the latest mobile operating system version from Apple will have found tons of ... Read More »

Redmi Note 4 Discounts and Other Xiaomi Product Offers on Flipkart, Amazon

HIGHLIGHTS The 4GB + 64 GB variant of the Redmi Note 4 now available for Rs. 10,999 The Mi Max 2 gets a price drop of Rs. 2,000 The Mi 10000mAh power bank is now available for Rs. 899 One of Xiaomi’s bestselling smartphones in India, the Redmi Note 4, can now be purchased at discounted prices, especially the 4GB + ... Read More »

LG Q6+ With 5.5-Inch FullVision Display, 4GB RAM Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS The LG Q6+ has more RAM and inbuilt storage than the Q6 Both feature 5.5-inch full-HD FullVision displays with 18:9 aspect ratios LG G6+ price in India is Rs. 17,990 LG Q6+ was launched in India on Wednesday. The launch of the Q6+ follows on the heels of the LG Q6 launch last month. The Q6 series is said to offer premium features ... Read More »

Apple is releasing new iPhone software today: Here’s how to find out if your apps will still work

Later today, Apple will release iOS 11, the latest iteration of the software on its iPhones and iPads. Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new, and what to look out for as you update: What’s new New control center. Apple completely redesigned the control center in iOS 11, which is now customizable. You can change to add and remove toggles and ... Read More »

Honda to shift focus from India if government’s push for small car continues

The recent hike in cess on select class of vehicles has not gone down well with manufacturers with Honda hinting that such a move will make India an unattractive market in the long run. The government hiking tax on large cars is an incentive for small car sales. This is making global companies like Honda defocus on India even as ... Read More »