This week saw launches in the smartphone, tablet and smartwatch categories. Acer, HP and Inifinix launched their new laptops while Daiwa launched new TVs. Realme has become the number 2 smartphone brand in India. In addition, the CEO of Better.com laid off 900 employees during a Zoom call. All this and more in our tech news of the week.
Apple launches iPhone 13 production in India
Apple has started test production of its flagship iPhone 13 at the Foxconn plant near Chennai as the U.S. tech giant prepares to manufacture nearly all of its best-selling smartphone models in the country, two executives said. Of the industry. The company plans to start commercial production of the iPhone 13 in India for the domestic market and exports by February, they said. Apple secured a supply of semiconductor chips that are scarce in the world, which helped it plan for expansion of production in India. Click here for the full story.
DuckDuckGo takes on Google again: here’s what it means
DuckDuckGo is one of the popular and privacy-focused alternatives to Google search engine. It is known for its “robust privacy protection”. The navigation app is currently only available for mobile devices and may soon be available for desktops as well. In a recent blog post, the company announced that it is developing the DuckDuckGo desktop application. Click here for the full story.
After Google, another IT giant warns of unvaccinated employees in the United States
Chipmaker Intel has reportedly informed its employees that those who are not vaccinated will need to obtain the vaccine or submit an exemption by January 4, or else they will be put on unpaid leave. The tech giant has told workers that those who do not receive an exemption for religious or medical reasons will be on unpaid leave, starting in April. Click here for the full story.
Amazon, Facebook and Twitter among top tech companies to drop CES plans over COVID-19 concern
Amazon Inc, the parent company of Facebook Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as concerns grow over Omicron, the companies said on Tuesday. . CES, which serves as an annual showcase for new trends and gadgets in the tech industry, has attracted over 180,000 people from around the world to a wide variety of casinos and convention venues in the past. Click here for the full story.
HP begins manufacturing laptops and desktops in India
Tech giant HP said on Wednesday it had started manufacturing several PC products, including laptops, in India. Powering the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, HP has started manufacturing several models of laptops, desktop towers and mini desktop computers at the Sriperumbudur Flex factory near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, according to a press release. Click here for the full story.
Launch of a mobile application for the live broadcast of parliamentary debates
Lok Sabha President Om Birla announced on Tuesday the launch of a mobile application that will live stream the parliamentary debates. This application will allow users to watch the live broadcast of the proceedings of the House and to consult various other parliamentary documents, including a written question and answer and reports from various committees. Click here for the full story.
Samsung acquires Intel as top chipmaker by revenue: report
Samsung Electronics took the top spot in the global semiconductor market by revenue in the third quarter thanks to strong sales of memory chips, a new report revealed on Tuesday. Industry tracker Omdia said that Intel, which had been the number one chipmaker for 11 consecutive quarters, has fallen to second behind Samsung “as a heap, where Samsung is the number one supplier of DRAM and of NAND was the biggest growth area for semiconductors “in the three months ending in September. Click here for the full story.
Tecno Camon 18 launched with 48MP camera, 5000mAh battery: price, specs and everything you need to know
Tecno today launched the affordable Tecno Camon 18 smartphone in India. The device is the successor to the Tecno Camon 17 smartphone which was launched in the country in July this year. The new Camon 18 is the second smartphone launched by the company this month. The brand already launched the Tecno Spark 8T with the MediaTek chipset and dual rear camera setup this month in India. Click here for the full story.
Infinix Note 11 with 50MP camera, 5000mAh battery first on sale in India
Infinix launched the Infinix Note 11 and Infinix Note 11s smartphones in India earlier this month. Smartphones have already been launched by the company in other markets. The Infinix Note 11s variant with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM went on sale in India earlier this week at an introductory price of Rs 12,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively. The smartphone can be purchased through Flipkart. Now the Infinix Note 11s is on sale at an introductory price of Rs 11,999. Click here for the full story.
Noise ColorFit Ultra 2 smartwatch launched in India: price and features
Noise launched its latest Colorfit Ultra 2 smartwatch in the country. This connected watch comes with an AMOLED screen and an IP68 protection rating. Noise’s new affordable laptop comes with NOise Health Suite designed for fitness enthusiasts. The device is also capable of tracking female health and the menstrual cycle. Click here for the full story.
Philips launches 3-in-1 multifunctional air purifier with 3-layer HEPA filtration at Rs 32,995 in India
Philips India introduced a new 3-in-1 multifunctional air purifier with modes like: purify, heat and fan. It is equipped with a 3-layer HEPA filtration system that claims to remove 99.95% of particles as small as 0.003 Âµm and purifies the air of viruses, allergens, pollutants, and the 350 Â° rotating fan distributes the air pure throughout the room. Click here for the full story.
Google retired this 4 year old gadget
Google released the Home Mini smart speaker in 2017. Four years after the launch, the company finally announced the retirement of this smart speaker. As of today, Google will no longer sell the Home Mini through its official website. Click here for the full story.
Panasonic Toughbook S1 rugged tablet launched in India: price, specs and features
Panasonic launched its Panasonic Toughbook S1 rugged tablet in India. The tablet launched in the United States in May 2021 at $ 2,499. In India, the price of the tablet starts at Rs 98,000. The table has been designed for people who work in transportation, logistics and other similar industries. The device runs Android 10 with Android Enterprise. Click here for the full story.