Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020: Snapdragon 888 5G SoC launched.

Qualcomm kicked off its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020 today. During its two-day long virtual conference that was held in a virtual format this year owing to the pandemic, Qualcomm announced its flagship 888 5G chipset.The newly launched Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip comes with the company’s...

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As easy as sending a message: WhatsApp Pay starts service in India.

WhatsApp on Friday said it is rolling out its payments services in India after receiving nod from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).In 2018, the Facebook-owned company had started testing its UPI-based payments service in India, which allows users to utilize the messaging platform to send...

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Twitter launches disappearing tweets called Fleets that vanish in a day.

Twitter is launching tweets that disappear in 24 hours called “Fleets” globally, echoing social media sites like Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram that already have disappearing posts.The company says the ephemeral tweets, which it calls “fleets” because of their fleeting nature, are designed...

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HP to pay $6 million to settle SEC charges on sales practices.

HP Inc. agreed to pay $6 million as part of a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on charges the printer maker violated antifraud law in its effort to boost sales of ink supplies.The technology company misled investors about the impact of sales practices that were meant to help...

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ByteDance applies for tech export licence in China amid TikTok deal talks.

ByteDance has applied for a tech export licence in China as it races to seal a deal with Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc that it hopes will end U.S. government plans to ban its TikTok video-streaming app on security grounds.The Beijing-based firm submitted the application to Beijing's municipal commerce...

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Trump raises questions about TikTok-Oracle deal if ByteDance ties remain.

US President Donald Trump raised questions on Wednesday about plans by China's ByteDance to keep a majority stake in the US operations of popular social media platform TikTok after six Republican lawmakers urged him to reject the proposal.Trump said he would be briefed on Thursday about a proposal that...

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Apple launches iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14.

As Apple had announced during the Apple Event day before, the new system updates for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV have all been launched now and you can go ahead and update them all. The all new iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 are available as system updates on your devices and all you need...

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TikTok to become a separate company that’s partly owned by Oracle.

The whole back and forth with TikTok’s US business and the Donald Trump administration has finally culminated into a deal between Oracle and the ByteDance-owned video sharing platform. According to a report in the Financial Times, Oracle is planning to take ownership stake in a newly formed TikTok corporation...

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Honor debuts in the gaming laptop segment with Hunter V700 laptop.

As anticipated, Honor has finally launched its ‘Hunter’ range of gaming laptops in the market. And the first one in the series is the Hunter V700. Introduced at Honor Smart Life conference held in Beijing, China, this new gaming laptop is priced at RMB 7499 (roughly ₹81,500) for the base model. The...

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Google sets unprecedented goal to tap only renewable power by 2030.

Alphabet Inc's Google aims to power its data centers and offices solely with renewable energy by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, becoming the biggest company in the world to commit to ditching coal and natural gas power.The "stretch goal," as CEO Sundar Pichai described it, will force Google to...

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