Portugal NOS’s third-quarter profit falls 8%, new customers added
Tech NewsPortuguese telecoms firm NOS posted a near 8% drop in third-quarter net profit to 44.1 million euros ($51.7 million), but its customer numbers rose in what the company saw as a sign of recovery after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WhatsApp Payments gets NPCI nod, these conditions apply
Tech NewsThe National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has given approval for WhatsApp to go live on UPI in the multi-bank model. However, there are some restrictions and NPCI is allowing WhatsApp to expand its UPI user base in a graded manner. “WhatsApp can expand its UPI user base in a graded manner starting with a maximum registered user base of twenty (20) million in UPI,” said NPCI.
Motorola Verve Loop 105, Verve Buds 100 and Verve Rap 105 earphones launched in India
Tech NewsBinatone has launched Motorola Verve series neckbands and true wireless headphones in India. The series consists of Wireless Verve Buds 100, Neckband Verve Rap 105 and Verve Loop 105, all of which boast of IPX5 water resistance rating and a claimed maximum battery life of 8 hours.
Tech Mahindra, Subex partner to drive scale adoption of blockchain-based solutions for telcos
Tech NewsIT services major Tech Mahindra on Thursday announced a partnership with Subex to drive scale adoption of blockchain-based solutions for telecom operators globally.
IBM unveils cloud for 5G telcos, gets Nokia and Samsung as partners
Tech NewsInternational Business Machines Corp on Thursday became the latest US technology company to launch a cloud platform directed at telecom operators deploying 5G and signed up Nokia and Samsung as partners.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Berlin to interview engineers for new gigafactory: Report
Tech NewsTesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has travelled to Germany and plans to interview engineers for the U.S. electric carmaker’s new gigafactory in Berlin in person on Friday.
Alibaba revenue up 30% as virus drives demand for ecommerce
Tech NewsChina’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding on Thursday reported a 30% jump in quarterly revenue, as China recovers from the virus and online shopping demand remains high.
GoPro Hero9 Black to go on sale from November 6
Tech NewsGoPro’s recently announced Hero9 Black camera will go on sale from November 6, 2020
LG’s rollable phone could launch with this official name
MobilesAccording to the report, the application for the name was filed by intermediary Mitscherlich from Munich.
DJI Mini 2 drone with 4K camera, 10km range launched at $449
Tech NewsThe successor to DJI’s original Mavic Mini, DJI Mini 2 is easy to fly and comes with an improved camera and enhanced range. This camera drone is aimed at beginners.
Aquox launches DIY portable Disinfectant & Sanitizer Generators priced at Rs 1,599 and Rs 3,999
More GadgetsDomestic brand Aquox has introduced two variants of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)-based Multipurpose Disinfectant + Cleaner + Sanitizer Generator — AQ-DG 200 and AQ-DG 300.
Microsoft has 3 tips for the digital safety of children
Tech NewsMicrosoft recently announced the Family Safety app to help parents keep track of and stay up to date on their kids’ digital habits and safety. The tech giant has some tips for children’s digital safety as they learn and play from home on smart gadgets.
Google to end support for Keep’s Chrome after February 2021
Tech NewsGoogle has confirmed that it will end support for the Google Keep Chrome app in February 2021. The company is moving the app to Google Keep on the Web. The decision to end support for the app is part of the company’s long term plan of killing all Chrome apps.
Flipkart announces Big Diwali sale, starts on November 8
Tech NewsWalmart-backed e-commerce giant Flipkart has announced the dates of its Big Diwali Sale today. The e-tailer has been offering an extended period festive sale on its platform but this is one new edition of the sale. The Big Diwali sale that starts on November 8 is a six-day sale that will begin early for Flipkart Plus members, on November 7 at 12 pm.
Huawei Nova 8 SE smartphone with 66W fast charging launched
MobilesHuawei has launched its first Nova 8 series smartphone — Nova 8 SE in China. The smartphone is the successor of the last year launched Huawei Nova 7 SE.
LG Display likely to produce mini LED displays for iPad Pro: Report
Tech NewsLG display is reportedly preparing to supply Apple with Mini-LED displays for new iPad models set to launch in the first quarter of 2021, followed by the MacBook and iMac later.
Jeff Bezos sells more than $3 billion of Amazon stock
Tech NewsAmazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has sold more than $3 billion worth of Amazon shares this week, according to new filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning edition launched at Rs 36,999
PCsXiaomi has expanded its laptop lineup in India with the launch of Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning edition. The laptop is said to be the cheaper version of Mi Notebook 14.
Sony launches BRAVIA A8H OLED TV with X1 TM Ultimate 4K HDR picture processor at Rs 2,79,990
More GadgetsSony has launched BRAVIA OLED A8H smart TV. The TV has a 65-inch display and is equipped with X1 TM Ultimate 4K HDR picture processor. The device is priced at Rs 2,79,990 and can be purchased at Sony retail stores across the country. It will also be available online on Amazon and Sony e-store.
WhatsApp is rolling new way to verify reported chats, groups and business accounts
Tech NewsPopular instant messaging app WhatsApp has started rolling out a new feature for Android beta users of the app that will help them in better verifying the chats, groups or contacts they want to report to the company, claims a report by WABetaInfo. As per the report, in the latest Android beta version — 18.104.22.168 — of WhatsApp, the company has rolled out support for forwarding a copy to WhatsApp of the recent messages from that chat.