ZTE WATCH Live with 1.3 inch LCD screen, blood oxygen monitoring, up to 21 days battery life announced

ZTE has announced the launch of their newest smartwatch in China, called the ZTE WATCH Live. It features a 1.3-inch LCD squared display, IP68 water and dust resistance, 24 hour heart rate monitoring, a soft silicone strap and more.

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Lumiford U50 and U60 wired earphones launched in India

Lumiford, a consumer electronics brand, has announced the launch of two new wired earphones in India, namely the U50 and the U60. They both feature 10mm dynamic drivers, tangle free designs, in-line mics and more.

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Apple shifts some production to Vietnam over China trade concerns

Apple is very concerned about the US-China trade wars as tensions between the two countries have increased significantly. As a result, in a bid to diversify their production, Apple has requested Foxconn, one of their biggest device manufacturers and assemblers, to move some of Apple’s Macbook and iPad assembly to Vietnam.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 certification reveals the design

New leaks of the upcoming Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 from Microsoft have surfaced after the device passed certification in South Korea. The two devices are expected to launch sometime early next year and will feature the same exterior designs with new updated Intel and AMD processors.

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India wearables market grows 165.1% YoY in Q3 2020; shipping 11.8 million units: IDC

Compared to the growth of the smartphone market, the accompanying wearables market has seen significantly more growth. In the third quarter of 2020 alone, the Indian wearables market has shipped a total of 11.8 million units, which calculates to a YoY growth of 165.1%.

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AKAI Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TVs launched in India

AKAI, a consumer electronics brand, has announced the launch of a new range of Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs, starting with a 43-inches Full HD resolution model. They are powered by Amazon Fire OS, feature 20 Watt speakers and come included with an Alexa voice-enabled remote.

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YouTube testing automatic video chapters and timestamp button for creators

YouTube is testing two new features that are aimed at helping creators and video uploaders spend less time when editing their videos. The first feature is an automatic video chapter creator and the second is a simple timestamp button, both of which are being tested right now with a small set of people.

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India TWS shipments record 723% YoY growth in Q3 2020: Counterpoint

The truly wireless market in India is an industry that has been growing strongly lately, and in the third quarter of 2020 the growth has reached record levels, with Counterpoint Research reporting a growth of 723% YoY. The top five manufacturers for the quarter in terms of market share were boAt, Xiaomi, realme, JBL, and Apple.

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Indian mobile market exports 12.8 million units till September 2020, $1.5 billion in value

Although the COVID pandemic caused significant disruptions, the Indian mobile exports market still managed to ship a total of 12.8 million units, according to a report from techARC. The exports amounted to nearly $1.5 billion in value and the top exporter was Samsung by a large amount.

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Google releases new AR app experience for The Mandalorian show

One of the most popular shows of 2020, Star Wars: The Mandalorian from Disney+ is getting a new AR experience from Google. Made in collaboration with LucasFilm, “The Mandalorian AR Experience” app is available for select 5G films, giving users a way to recreate some iconic moments from the show.

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Snapchat Spotlight takes on TikTok and Reels, will let creators earn money for their snaps

Snapchat has announced a new feature called Spotlight where creators will be able to create and share video clips to the public. The feature is similar to Instagram’s Reels and TikTok, and Snapchat will pay a share of $1 million every day to the creators who share the most popular clips.

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Google Phone may get rebranded to Google Call app with new icon

The stock Phone by Google app can be found on the Pixel devices and a few other smartphones as the default dialer app, with Pixel users getting some exclusive features such as Hold for me and Call Screen. The app is rumoured to be getting a rebrand with a new icon and name change to Google Call.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to feature S Pen; Galaxy Note Series to be discontinued: Rumour

The rumours of Samsung ending the widely popular Galaxy Note smartphones are all but confirmed now as Samsung has reportedly begun mass manufacturing the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is expected to feature the S-pen instead, along with other cutting edge technology such as an under-screen camera (UDC).

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Google is testing Task Mate app in India that lets you earn money by doing tasks

Google is reportedly beta testing a new app called Task Mate with select Indian users, with the idea of awarding users money for performing certain tasks. These tasks can include recording certain phrases, taking photos of businesses, etc. and the app will reward the user with real Indian rupees, which can be cashed out directly into a bank account.

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Apple settles yet another iPhone “Batterygate” lawsuit with $113 million fine

It has been nearly 3 years since news broke out of people noticing slowdowns in older iPhones after they updated the software. Since then, it has been a story of various lawsuits and litigations after Apple acknowledged that they were indeed slowing down performance over battery concerns. Now, Apple has settled another investigation over this issue, paying a fine of $113 million.

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