Social media must not rob us of the right to change our minds

 ‘It is tempting to place on Twitter much of the culpability for our polarised politics, and it would certainly be naive to view it as somehow neutral, like a parish noticeboard.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images It could all have been so different. In some parallel dimension, social media is being used to shape our political discourse for the better: as an arena where views and beliefs are expressed generously and listened to eagerly, where we allow our prejudices to be challenged, where we welcome opposing opinions, where we learn from…

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Samsung Galaxy Buds are getting a new silver color to go with the Note10 family

If you’ve been around these past few weeks then you have definitely already seen the stunning new “Aura Glow” color of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10+. And what better way to compliment a shiny new phone than a shiny new pair of truly wireless headphones. The Galaxy Buds are already listed on a few of Samsung’s regional websites in the new “silver” finish. The color effect appears to be identical to that on the upcoming Note10 and renders probably don’t do it justice.     Samsung Galaxy Buds in silver Besides the color, though,…

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Apple 

Apple wants to have its own 5G modem ready by 2021, report says

Apple just announced that it was acquiring Intel’s 5G modem business for $1 billion, with the implication being that the company is working on developing its own wireless modems for the iPhone. A new report, however, suggests that Apple’s timeline for a self-built iPhone modem may be shorter than expected — the company reportedly wants a working modem by 2021. The report, which comes from Reuters, cites a source familiar with the matter, and contradicts previously reported rumors of a 2022 or 2025 release date. It’s also entirely possible that Apple could have…

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Planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy A80? Here are the offers

The Samsung Galaxy A80 was finally launched in India at a price of ₹47,990 last week. The smartphone was globally unveiled at an event in Bangkok, Thailand in April. The smartphone is known for its unique camera mechanism and for being the first Samsung smartphone to kill the notch and offer a full-display front. The smartphone is currently available for pre-orders and would be available on online (and offline) stores starting 1 August on Flipkart and Samsung Store. During the pre-bookings, Samsung is offering flat 5% cashback to customers purchasing the smartphone using…

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iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus discontinued in India: Apple to now focus on premium iPhone models

Apple’s iPhone series is considered as an aspirational commodity for a majority of Indians but the Cupertino tech giant has been struggling in pushing enough units. The current generation models, such as the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, come at a high premium which deters many potential buyers from investing in these phones. Most of the times, buyers opt for the older but cheaper models and Apple has been happily pushing out very old iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series models. However, newer Android phones at these…

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Mobile 

DoT to launch tracking system for lost mobile phones

The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) is planning to launch a tech solution to track down stolen mobile phones and discourage counterfeiting and theft of such devices. As per reports, the system can be used even if the SIM card is removed or if the IMEI number is changed.  This project “Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR)” is expected to roll out in August. The technology applicable for the same has already been created. If a phone is stolen, a complaint can be lodged with the police by the consumer…

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Apple 

Apple working on a foldable iPad with 5G connectivity, likely to be launched next year

The year 2019 has been all about 5G phones and foldable display phones. We have already seen Samsung and Huawei launching their foldable display phones – the Samsung Galaxy fold and Huawei Mate X – at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 earlier this year. And now, it looks like another tech giant might be gearing to launch a device that combines both these trends into a single device. Apple is working on a new iPad model that will come with foldable display and feature 5G connectivity, Economic Daily News…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to launch on 7 August in New York

South Korean electronics maker Samsung has announced the launch date of the Galaxy Note 10 smartphone. The chaebol has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10 will be launched on 7 August at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York City at 4 pm EDT. This means that the launch event will go live in India at 1:30 am IST on 8 August. The upcoming smartphone is expected to come with a larger display with a cutout notch similar to the Galaxy S10 5G. The launch poster of the Note 10 shows an…

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Apple Rolls Out The iOS 13 Beta 2 For Developers: Here is Everything That it Brings to Your iPhone

Apple has released the second developer beta for the iOS 13 operating system for iPhones. The brave souls out there might be probably running iOS 13 beta 1, and you can now update to the beta 2 which is now available for downloaded from Apple’s developer portal. The new update brings in plenty of bugs, improves performance and updates certain features as well. When will you be able to download iOS Beta 2? The iOS 13 beta 2 version for the public is expected to be available for download sometime…

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Mobile 

Sprint and T-Mobile face another legal challenge to merger

The long-time effort by Sprint and T-Mobile to merge has hit another roadblock. New York and California’s state attorneys general filed a lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger Tuesday, along with seven other states and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was announced by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn’t always better,” said Attorney General Letitia James. Both companies’ stocks fell on the news of the lawsuit. Shares of Sprint (S) dropped more than 6%, while T-Mobile (TMUS) fell 2%. The companies did not respond…

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