On Friday, the Supreme Court (SC) heavily criticised the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for not collecting AGR dues from telecom operators such as Airtel and Vodafone after failing to meet its January 24th deadline. Airtel will reportedly pay Rs. 10000 crores for now while Vodafone has informed the SC that they will only be able to Rs. 2500 crores now.
It is clear that Apple wants to distance itself as far as possible from Qualcomm, even though they settled the long legal battle with them last year. News has popped up claiming that Apple is trying to design their own 5G antenna for the upcoming 2020 iPhones that will be released soon, in attempt to use as little Qualcomm products as possible.
FINGERS, the digital accessories brand has launched a new speaker made for parties called the Knockout Baby. The boombox-style speakers features a shock-proof heavy duty body, Bluetooth connectivity, RGB lights, Karaoke mode and more.
Toreto, a popular brand that manufacturers portable electronics, has launched their new Air Wireless headphones in India. The on-ear headphones features an extremely lightweight design, Bluetooth connectivity, good battery life and more.
As Chrome 81 has been released to the stable channel, Chrome Beta has been moved to the beta version. It doesn’t come with a lot of visual changes but it has a set of new API’s and features that can enhance the capabilities of web apps.
The truly smart home future is near as more and more companies invest into technologies that enable seamless smart home experiences. At the moment, the experience is finicky at best, but they may change in the future as an Apple patent posted on February 13th describes a truly smart home that can configure itself without user intervention.
According to an announcement made by the US Department of Commerce, HUAWEI will be allowed to continue operation in its network communication systems for another 45 days compared to 90 days usually. This Temporary General License (TGL) was extending to give rural telecommunication providers more time to identify alternatives to HUAWEI for future operation.
Telegram has added yet another update to its instant messaging app, bringing the version count to v5.15. It brings a few features to enhance the user experience like a better profile viewer design, better media browsing, more moving emoji and an updated People Nearby 2.0.
Panasonic, a diversified technology brand launched several products in India last year including smartphones and this year, the brand has forayed into Connected Living Solutions with the launch of its IoT & AI-enabled platform – ‘Miraie.’, and it includes a range of connected products.