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Apple drops HomePod price a year after launch

Apple has slashed the price of the HomePod across all regions where it is available. In the US, the HomePod is now priced at $299 instead of the previous $349. In the UK, it’s now available for £279 instead of £319. Other regions, too, have seen a price drop. The HomePod price drop is somewhat unconventional for Apple. Usually, Apple products keep their price far too long into the product cycle. This is usually seen on Macs, that don’t get updated as often as the iOS devices. One could surmise…

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Despite The Game Ban, These Kids Won Rs 30 Lakh At India’s Biggest PUBG Mobile Tournament

Most young Indians are no stranger to PUBG Mobile, the battle royale game everybody is playing. India is obsessed with PUBG to a degree where it’s even banned in certain states. That’s right, some kids even got arrested for playing PUBG, and yet getting that chicken dinner does pay good money in a competition. Last week, the final leg of the biggest PUBG Mobile tournament in India took place in Hyderabad, with some of the best mobile gamers facing off for the winner’s crown. With over 570,000 online registrations from across…

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Mobile World Congress: The Huawei issue hangs over mobile industry show

Some 100,000 industry aficionados will roam the LED-lit conference halls to check out the latest gadgets — from smartphones and tablets to artificial intelligence and robots. by Stefan Nicola The mobile industry’s biggest show is shaping up to be a proxy for a U.S.-China battle over the future of Huawei Technologies Co., putting telecom executives in an awkward position. Huawei and the U.S. government are bolstering their presence at MWC Barcelona, formerly called Mobile World Congress, setting the scene for a showdown next week as both sides try to win over…

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Let’s have a look at some of the latest mobile mapping products

3D mobile mapping is revolutionizing the measurement, visualization and analysis of the physical world. In the recent past, it has become one of the most important technologiesavailable. Through the combination of advanced imagery, measurement capture tools and a variety of mobile transportation platforms, 3D Mobile Mapping assists to map inaccessible areas quickly and effectively where other methods take weeks to do so. It is a versatile system that offers significant operational flexibility, outstanding performance, and value with low cost of ownership, optimizes staff utilization, reduces project timescale through fast deployment data capture and analysis, and…

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Mobile network operator’s body GSMA considers crisis meeting over Huawei

The European Commission is weighing a de facto ban on Huawei’s 5G network equipment for next-generation mobile networks in the European Union due to security concerns, sources in Brussels have told Reuters. GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has written to members proposing to put the debate around Huawei onto the agenda of its next board meeting, a spokesman for the federation told Reuters on Saturday. (Source: File) Mobile communications industry body GSMA has proposed its members discuss the possibility that Chinese network vendor Huawei is excluded from key markets, amid concerns such…

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Volkswagen To Manufacture Mobile Electric Car Recharging Stations

Volkswagen would invest 870 million euros by 2020 to developing e-vehicle components Volkswagen will manufacture electric car batteries and charging stations in its home region in Germany, as it prepares to mass produce electric vehicles and overhaul its components division, which makes engines and steering parts. Volkswagen said on Friday it would invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to developing e-vehicle components, adding the batteries business would manufacture battery cells and packs as well as overseeing recycling of old cells. The German carmaker, which is headquartered in Wolfsburg,…

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WSJ: iPhone 11 will have triple camera, XR successor will have dual

The new generation of iPhones are still just four months old now but intel is already piling up on the iPhone 11. Earlier this week we saw the first alleged renders of the upcoming iPhone 11 and today there’s a fresh report about it. According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, the premium iPhone 11 will gain a triple camera while the iPhone XR successor will get a dual snapper on its back. The report further elaborates that the iPhone XR successor will retain the Liquid Retina (LCD)…

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Asus ROG Phone Seen to Perform Impressively in Durability, Scratch, Bend Tests

The Asus ROG Phone, which was recently launched in India at a price of Rs. 69,999, has been subjected to scratch, burn, and bend tests by popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything. The phone passed through all of the tests with flying colours, including the dreaded bend test, where extreme pressure is applied on both sides of the phone. In his usual scratch test, Zack from JerryRigEverything found the ROG Phone starts scratching at level 6 in Moh’s hardness scale, with deeper grooves appearing at level 7. This result is at par with…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Leak Reveals New Display Tech

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 could have virtual no bezels thanks to the new Infinity-O display. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy 10 will finally sport a display notch, but it won’t be like anything we’ve seen before. At this year’s developer conference (at 1 hour 22 minutes in), Samsung confirmed that it’s working on new display styles that further shrink the bezel of its smartphones. But a new leak from Korean outlet ETnews suggests that Samsung might bring that technology to the Galaxy S10. In essence, the new “Infinity-O”…

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Razer Phone 2 Review: The Smartphone Gamers Demanded

Last year saw PC gaming specialists Razer launch their first smartphone. The imaginatively titled Razer Phone brought a gaming focus to the Android platform with a high performance screen, top-line specifications, and a drive to improve the mobile gaming experience. Twelve months later, what has Razer learned about the smartphone space and can these lessons be applied to its second handset? Thanks to Razer UK and its UK network partner Three, I’ve been able to put the Razer Phone 2 through its paces. Is a gaming smartphone for everyone? No. Is there…

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