Vivo X21 spotted on Geekbench, will feature Snapdragon 660 SoC, Android 8.1 Oreo

Vivo X21 has been confirmed by Vivo through an official teaser, but the company is yet to reveal specifications about the upcoming smartphone. The official specifications may take some time to arrive, but with a prototype of the phone spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench, things have become somewhat clear as to what the smartphone could have. The Geekbench listing suggests that the Vivo X21 will run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Further, there is a strong possibility that the Vivo X21 will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, much like predecessor X20, clocked at 1.84GHz. The phone is …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not feature under-display fingerprint sensor

There’s a lot of hype around Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and while there have been rumors that the upcoming flagship from the South Korean electronics giant could feature an under-display fingerprint sensor, a new note by KGI says otherwise. Over the last few weeks, a possible under-display fingerprint sensor in Galaxy Note 9 has become a much talked about point on the internet but a new report by KGI Securities has dampened the spirits of many. The report notes that Samsung may not include the under-display fingerprint scanner despite all the rage during the Mobile World Congress and Consumer Electronics Show this …

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Siri’s natural language capabilities drags Apple to court

Apple has been dragged to court by Portal Communications for Siri’s natural language capabilities. According to Portal Communications Apple is allegedly infringing on three patents related to natural language voice query systems that it holds. Portal Communications is a non-practicing entity. A non-practicing entity (NPE) is someone who holds a patent for a product or process but has no intentions of developing it. The NPE has failed a suit with the Eastern Texas District Court wherein it has pointed out that the three related patents were invented by Dave Bernard, CEO of technology solutions firm The Intellection Group. All the patents …

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 256 GB powered by Intel Core i5 available below $1,000

Price: [price_with_discount] (as of [price_update_date] – Details) It seems like the big question right now is, “Do I get the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book?” I’ll explain why I chose the Surface Pro 4, but first, a quick about me. I am a college student majoring in EECS and I commute 4 hours a day by bus so having a light backpack is important to me. The S.Book is almost two times heavier than the SP4. It packs much more computing power than the SP4, but as an EECS major, I don’t need the extra power that the …

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Microsoft Surface Pro with Intel Core i5 available at a very low price

Price: [price_with_discount] (as of [price_update_date] – Details) [ad_1] Better than ever, the new Surface Pro is the most versatile laptop we’ve ever built. Completely redesigned from the inside out with all new custom parts, Surface Pro delivers more battery power, more performance, and a superior display. The stunning PixelSense display supports pen and touch, while the refined design provides 68% more battery life and 2.5X the performance of Surface Pro 3. A powerful Intel Core processor runs full desktop software with ease, ensuring a smooth, productive workflow.The latest Microsoft Surface Pro Features a 7th generation Intel Core i5 Processor, 256 …

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M2M

M2M connectivity will approach 400 million by 2022

Juniper Research has claimed that total number of connections leveraging an unlicenced spectrum to deliver low power M2M connectivity will approach 400 million by 2022. M2M connectivity has three major technologies – Sigfox, LoRa and Ingenu – and connections using these three technologies will rise from 50 million to a whopping 400 million representing a growth of 736 per cent. The new research, Low Power M2M: Technology Impact Analysis, Vertical Assessment & Forecasts 2018-2022, found that connectivity providers offering low cost unlicenced alternatives to cellular technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, will threaten operators’ return on investment. It found that overall service …

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UK holds Russian military responsible for ‘NotPetya’ ransomware attack

The UK has held the Russian military responsible for the NotPetya ransomware attack that affected thousands of computers worldwide last year. The UK government has openly accused Russian military for launching the attack adding that this is a “new era of warfare” started by Russia and it is representative of the “a destructive and deadly mix of conventional military might and malicious cyber attacks”. Russia on the other hand was quick to deny any involvement and said that the accusations are baseless and unsubstantiated. Russia says that UK’s accusation is an example of ‘Russophobic campaign’ that is not based on …

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Android Oreo update

Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo update starts rolling out

Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo update has started rolling out with several users confirming on social media platforms that they have started receiving notifications about the update. Android 8.1 Oreo update for Nokia 8 has been rolled out just weeks after HMD Global released a beta test programme for the flagship handset that was running Android 8.0 Oreo until now and recently received the February Android security patch. The rollout of the latest update was also confirmed by company’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas. “We are rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 on Nokia 8! Get the sweetest Android to date,” …

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Street Fighter IV Champion Edition to arrive on Android soon

Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition will be arriving on Android sometime later this month as a free download. The initial download will include one playable character (Ryu) and three AI controlled characters (Chun-Li, Guile, Zangief). Players may unlock the full game for a one time in-app purchase of $4.99. Take control of 32 world warriors and test your mettle against players from around the world. Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition perfects the winning gameplay formula by offering the most exciting fighting game on mobile. Long time Street Fighter fans can jump into the action and have an instant familiarity with …

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Amazon India now accepts payments for purchases via UPI

Amazon has started accepted the homegrown government-backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) as a means for payment for purchases valuing Rs. 10,000 or less on its mobile app and mobile website. The feature is not available to purchases made via Amazon desktop website. Amazon India’s major competitors Flipkart and Paytm have already been offering UPI as a payment method on their e-commerce sites. Customers need to choose UPI as a payment method after adding their orders to the cart on the Amazon India mobile app or website. Once selected, the UPI ID needs to be verified from the UPI ID-linked mobile …

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