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IFA 2020 is not the usual: The difference and what to expect

IFA 2020 is not the usual: The difference and what to expect

2020 is not like any other year in the past. The global pandemic we are reeling under has changed the way we perceive life. In all the gloom, technology has been a ray of hope for connectivity, entertainment, and more. 2020 is the year when remote working and learning have really kicked off and medicine is touching new highs. We cannot predict how the world will change hereafter, for what we can do is, find the new normal and rebound back.

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Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Google has been trying to hit the right balance between form and function with its Pixel phones ever since the debut of Pixel and Pixel XL. While they excel in certain dimensions, a few shortcomings have let them down. Recently, Google has made certain moves that has stirred the internet and put experts into thinking about the company’s loss of faith in Pixel 4. Though Pixel 5 is on the charts - retiring the Pixel 4 and 4 XL even before the 2020 flagship has put a foot in the door - there has to be some kind of strategic brilliance or probably a move to rectify the bad decisions made in the past.

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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Where should your money go

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Where should your money go

Galaxy unpacked 2020 is just around the corner and the main attractions at Samsung’s yearly event are going to be the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Even the invitation page and the teaser trailer for the event have the liquid splash in copper color which apparently is one of the hues of Note series device and most likely one of the colors of Galaxy Z Fold 2.

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Google Pixel 4a slated for August 3 launch: What to expect

Google Pixel 4a slated for August 3 launch: What to expect

It is not easy to keep an upcoming smartphone a secret these days. Especially, if it is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. This is what has happened with the Google Pixel 4a – which has been thoroughly leaked – even though Google chose to stay tight-lipped about the device. The smartphone has been long delayed from its first speculated May launch at the Google I/O 2020 along with Pixel 4a XL and Android 11 Beta.

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LG’s self-cleaning earbuds now available in the US: Should you buy it?

LG’s self-cleaning earbuds now available in the US: Should you buy it?

COVID-19 pandemic has made the masses more aware of the importance of sanitization that has also seeped into the products we use. Virtually anything that can be advertised as having better protection from germs is a hit these days. Right from UV smartphone sanitizers and wireless charging stations which double as UV sanitizers to the self-sanitizing door handle and air humidifier - if the pitch is right, a product will sell like hotcakes.

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Why Twitter is looking at subscriptions as new revenue model?

Why Twitter is looking at subscriptions as new revenue model?

Twitter is one of the most popular social media networks and by far the biggest microblogging service out there. The tech company’s current sources of revenue include advertising – which grosses up to 84-percent (per last quarter reports) - the rest of the income coming from data licensing. With the advertising business taking a major hit in the ongoing pandemic, Twitter is mulling new ways of amassing revenue from its user base, including by the means of a subscription model.

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Gimbal in phone camera module – Image stability tech explained

Gimbal in phone camera module – Image stability tech explained

Smartphone camera technology still has some scope for improvements when it comes to achieving DSLR camera-like photography. Lately, we saw the periscope architecture for phones which allows for flat-plane movement of the lens using an L-shaped tunnel design. This brings hyper-zoom levels to the smartphone cameras which have limitations in the zoom lens movement. Huawei brought this innovative camera technology to the P30 Pro last year and then other manufacturers like Samsung followed the footsteps with their flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra.

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COVID-19 vaccine candidates: Key ones to follow

COVID-19 vaccine candidates: Key ones to follow

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many countries suggesting clearly that the pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down. The virus remains the number one human enemy with the sole intention of finding people to infect. The only way to remain safe from the virus is to break chains of transmission by following public health principles of social distancing, washing hands frequently, wearing masks in public, and staying home when sick.

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Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Elon Musk is headstrong about his vision for a world where sustainable energy fulfills a major chunk of our life’s needs. Elon kick-started his vision with the first-ever Tesla Roadster making it to production lines in February 2008 and then completing a batch of 500 cars by June 2009. That was an eye-opener for the world as Tesla’s battery technology and the electric powertrain for cars displayed what was coming in the future.

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COVID-19 and air travel: The effect and future

COVID-19 and air travel: The effect and future

You’re wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kit, someone walks up to you to monitor your temperature and you’re then asked to walk across the aisle to be seated distant from a co-passenger. Welcome to the future of air travel. Traveling by air is not going to be as it was probably a few months back. The onset of COVID-19 – biggest global disruption in centuries – has changed the way we will travel in more aspects than one.

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Smartphone fast charging technology – myths and facts

Smartphone fast charging technology – myths and facts

Smartphones today are marketed with a very important feature that promises lightning fast charging speeds compared to the older generation phones. The battery charging technology that phone makers rely on for delivering quick charge to the devices is based on Programmable Power Supply (PPS) and USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) 3.0 standards. These technologies deliver power at the right amount of voltage and current to minimize battery degradation issues.

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Galaxy Watch 3 release date, features, pricing and things you should know

Galaxy Watch 3 release date, features, pricing and things you should know

Countdown for the launch of Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch has officially started. After various rumors and countless back and forth, we have July 22 as the alleged release date; as it nears - we can expect more details of the watch to surface. From what we already know, courtesy some of the most credible speculations we have come across, the new smartwatch dubbed Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is going to be a worthy successor to the first generation Galaxy Watch.

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