$5 Billion lawsuit filed against Google for violating user privacy

Another day and yet another lawsuit against Google for breaking privacy laws in the USA. Google’s parent company, Alphabet is being sued for nearly $5 billion in the San Jose Federal Court, California for collecting data from users. Google has denied the claims and has stated that they will vigorously defend themselves in court.

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HP Pavilion Gaming 16 and OMEN 15 gaming laptops with Intel and AMD CPU options announced

HP has announced two new gaming laptops, updating models in their OMEN lineup and their Pavilion Gaming laptops. The OMEN 15 features both Intel 10th Gen and AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors this time, along with up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super with MAX-Q Design. The Pavilion Gaming 16 feature up to 10th Gen Core i7 processors and up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design.

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Facebook introduces “Manage Activity” tool to help archive or trash old posts

We all know how embarrassing some of our old Facebook posts can be. Especially for those who created their Facebook accounts during their teenage years. Facebook has announced a new tool called “Manage Activity” that lets users archive or trash old posts in bulk or individually.

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4th Gen iPad Air to switch to USB-C; iPad Mini to stick with Lightning: Report

Leaks have surfaced that suggest that Apple’s upcoming iPad Air refresh will finally ditch the Lightning port and adopt USB-C. The iPad Mini, on the other hand, will continue to use the Lightning port for at least one more generation. If these rumours are true, this will be the first time Apple has begun using USB-C for tablets other than the iPad Pro lineup.

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iOS 14 code leak reveals built-in translator for Safari and Apple Pencil support in websites

A new code leak of an early build of iOS 14 has revealed two new features that Apple is working on – a built-in translator for the Safari browser and support for Apple Pencil for websites in iPadOS 14. The features, if finished, will come to Apple users when iOS 14 is released during WWDC 2020 on June 22, 2020

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Google’s upcoming Android TV dongle device renders, remote and UI surface

It looks like the Chromecast Ultra is due for an update and Google is working towards finishing the development of its successor, that will be launched during a hardware event later this year. The new dongle, codenamed “Sabrina” will come be pre-loaded with Android TV, along with a remote control, instead of just relying on a smartphone.

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Asus TUF A15 and A17 laptops with Ryzen 4000 series CPUs, up to NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPUs launched in India

ASUS has announced the launch of their two FA series laptops in the TUF Gaming lineup in India, called the TUF A15 and the TUF A17. The laptops feature AMD Ryzen’s new 4000 series CPUs that are based on the Zen 2 architecture and both NVIDIA GeForce GTX and RTX GPU options.

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India wearables shipments reach 4.2 million unit in Q1 2020; record 80.6% YoY growth: IDC

While other markets are slowing down in India, the wearables market in India surged forward, recording an impressive 80.6% YoY growth in Q1 2020. Among the many wearables categories, the earwear categories grew the strongest with a 289.2% YoY growth.

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Google adds Bedtime tools to Digital Wellbeing, Clock app, YouTube and Family Link

In the last two months, Google has noticed a spike in searches related to “insomnia” and “can’t sleep” and this has prompted them to introduce a few tools to help users better use their smartphones to improve sleeping habits. These tools include a Bedtime feature for Digital Wellbeing, a Bedtime tab for the Clock app, reminders in YouTube and more.

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Latest Pixel Feature drop brings Adaptive Battery improvements, Recorder Google Assistant integration, Bedtime and more

Google continues to add new features to their Pixel devices through their recently started program called Pixel Feature Drop. In the newest one, Google has improved their Adaptive Battery feature, integrated Google Assistant and Google docs into their Recorder app, added the Bedtime feature to the Clock app and more.

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Samsung Odyssey G7 27-inch and 32-inch gaming monitors with 1ms response time and 1000R curvature rolling out globally

Samsung has announced a new curved monitor as part of its Odyssey lineup, called the Odyssey G7 gaming monitor. It comes in two sizes – 27-inches and 32-inches, features a 240HZ panel with 1ms response time and is known to be the world’s first curved gaming monitor with a 1000R curvature.

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Watch said to bring back physical rotating bezel

One of the more satisfying ways of interacting with a smartwatch was the physical rotating bezel that was found on the original Samsung Galaxy Watch. While Samsung used a digital rotating bezel for the Galaxy Watch Active that was released after, an FCC certification has revealed that Samsung will be going back to the physical rotating bezel for its upcoming Galaxy Watch.

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Acer Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processor launched in India starting from Rs. 59999

Laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors have started to enter the Indian market, and one of the first laptops to be launched is the Acer Swift 3. It is a thin and light laptop that features a narrow bezel, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB storage, Wake on Voice (WOV) and more.

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OnePlus’ long-standing partnership with McLaren comes to an end

One of the many unique partnerships among smartphone manufacturers, OnePlus’s partnership with British car manufacturer, Mclaren had lead to the release of some interesting special edition smartphones. However, it has been officially confirmed that the partnership has ended, which means there likely won’t be a McLaren Edition 8T Pro released later this year.

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YouTube adds Video Chapters feature in progress bar

YouTube has finally added a very important feature for both creators and viewers called Video Chapters. Creators will now be able to add timestamps to their video’s description, creating clickable chapters in the progress bar, with which viewers can skip and scrub through videos quickly.

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