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Google removes hurdle to sell new Pixel smartphones in India

Google was not able to sell the Pixel 4 and 4 XL devices in India due to its 'Soli Radar chip' on the front, which utilised the 60GHz frequency band banned for commercial use in India.

Tesla coming to India next year, says Elon Musk

Musk revealed his plans to bring Tesla cars to India in his response to a Twitter post that asked about the progress on Tesla's planned entry into India.

Apple’s foldable iPhone to come with self-healing screen: Report

According to AppleInsider, the patent application named "Electronic Devices With Flexible Display Cover Layers" suggests methods for minimizing damage and doing something when the damage occurs.

Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Speaker: Built-in Chromecast, modest price

The USP of the Rs 3,999 speaker is that it comes with an in-built Google Chromecast platform to let you stream shows, movies and music on TVs or listen on the speaker itself.

TikTok most downloaded social media app in August: Report

The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were Indonesia at 11 per cent of its total downloads and Brazil at 9 per cent, according to the report by data analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Google creates $2mn startup fund for Black founders in Europe

"We have a chance to help build a more equitable future, where successful entrepreneurs come from all backgrounds, and their communities can benefit from the long-term job creation and generational wealth that they bring," Marta Krupinska

Covid-19 contact tracing app launched in New York

The app, called "Covid Alert NY", is free and available through Apple's App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android, CNBC said in a news report.

WhatsApp Beta brings ‘Always Mute’, media guidelines & more

According to WABetainfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp in Beta, all these features are in WhatsApp 2.20.201.10 beta for Android and are yet to be rolled out for all users in a stable release.

Google Maps announces new updates for its Live View feature

With new ways to use Live View, we're making it even easier to orient yourself in the world whether you're walking around, leaving a public transit station or meeting up with friends," Mirko Ranieri, Product Manager, Google Maps

Entry-level iPhone 12 to ship with 64GB storage: Report

The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will arrive in 128/256/512GB storage variants and will be limited to black, white and silver colours, reports GSMArena.

‘I selfie, therefore I am’: Instagram 10 years on

Ten years on from its launch, Instagram has evolved far beyond selfies, as it redefines "experiences" and blurs the lines between reality and someone's carefully curated personal brand.

Microsoft ending Open License Programme for SMBs in Jan 2022

The organisations can continue to renew and purchase new software licenses, software assurance and online services through the Open License programme until December 31, 2021.

Microsoft enhances customer data platform in pandemic times

The new "engagement insights" capability (currently in preview) enables deeper understanding of customer intent and behaviour with cross-channel analytics from their websites, mobile apps, and connected products.

Twitter pledges to fix bias image cropping to reduce harm

The micro-blogging platform tested the existing machine learning (ML) system that decides how to crop images before bringing it to its platform.

AI is helping scientists discover fresh craters on Mars

It's a milestone for planetary scientists and AI researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, who worked together to develop the machine-learning tool that helped make the discovery.
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