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Mukesh Ambani Now World's Fifth Richest, Just After Mark Zuckerberg Mukesh Ambani Now World's Fifth Richest, Just After Mark Zuckerberg
- July 24, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway's stock performance has also underwhelmed recently. Ambani's dealmaking has lured about US$20 billion (RM85.17 billion) of investments from Google to Facebook Inc in his digital platform in recent months. Reliance Industries' market valuation crossed Rs 14 lakh crore-mark on Friday as its stock rallied over 4 per cent to scale its fresh peak. Between April 1 and July 13, RIL has gained $81 billion in market capitalisation and has climbed 47 places from being the 98th ... (more...)
Lenovo Legion Duel gaming phone launched with Snapdragon 865+ Lenovo Legion Duel gaming phone launched with Snapdragon 865+
- July 24, 2020

We already knew how the smartphone will look like and now we also know the name of the smartphone as well. Meanwhile, the handset will also be in launched in "select markets" in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America at a later stage. (more...)
Intel 7nm delayed again, may launch by late 2022 or early 2023 Intel 7nm delayed again, may launch by late 2022 or early 2023
- July 24, 2020

In its Q2 earnings report today, Intel announced that it has delayed the rollout of its 7nm chips by six months. At this stage, the delay of 7nm chips clearly isn't doing Intel any favours; innovation for the chipmaker's consumers segment, specifically, has been stuck in 14nm limbo for the last several years - Intel first introduced the 14nm die lithography back in 2015 with the launch of Skylake - while its direct competitor, AMD , has both rapidly and aggressively taken a big chunk of ... (more...)
Facebook discontinues low-end Oculus Go virtual reality headset Facebook discontinues low-end Oculus Go virtual reality headset
- July 24, 2020

Facebook basically stuffed the guts of a smartphone into a gadget that you could strap to your face to explore interactive worlds and play simple games while using a wireless controller to navigate. The affordable VR headset from the company made its debut two years back. This is a shame for anyone who uses an Oculus Go , especially for anyone who bought one recently, as this means new releases of apps and games to use on this headset will begin to dry up soon. (more...)
Winners of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Announced
- July 24, 2020

The first and longest-running competition of this nature, it annually draws thousands of submissions from all the over the globe. "The Grand Prize Winner and Photographer of the Year Award goes to street photographer Dimpy Bhalotia of the United Kingdom for her image 'Flying Boys , '" said the awards organizers in a statement on their website. (more...)
Apple reportedly delays launch event for new 5G iPhone
- July 24, 2020

The iPhone 11 is reportedly being made at a Foxconn plant in Chennai, and marks the first time a "flagship" iPhone has been made in the country. By making the iPhones it sells in India in that country, Apple saves around 22% on import duties. (more...)
LG's $599 Velvet 5G phone arrives in the United States tomorrow LG's $599 Velvet 5G phone arrives in the United States tomorrow
- July 24, 2020

Perhaps most interesting is it seems LG is going for both the standard phone market and the Note market - which is due to launch a new model in the coming weeks - as it will support a stylus of some kind. But it still has a high-end look, a headphone jack and a sizable 6.8-inch display. Verizon will also be offering an LG VELVET 5G UW variant that offers access to the company's 4G Ultra Wideband network as well as its 5G low-band network, later on in the year. (more...)
Poco C3 tipped to launch soon in India Poco C3 tipped to launch soon in India
- July 24, 2020

A new Poco series phone called the Poco C3, has surfaced online. Given the model number is a lot similar to other Redmi 9 phones, it is safe to say the new smartphone will be a well-known one, but with a new name - just what Poco did with its three phones launched earlier this year. (more...)
Apple releases iOS 13.6 with digital auto keys and new health features Apple releases iOS 13.6 with digital auto keys and new health features
- July 24, 2020

Developer beta: Started June 22, the day of WWDC 2020 (you need a paid iOS developer account to access this) Public beta: Started July 9th Final release: "Sometime this fall" according to Apple , so we expect you'll be able to download it sometime around September. (more...)
Holcomb issues mask mandate Holcomb issues mask mandate
- July 24, 2020

Beginning Monday, all Hoosiers ages 8 and older must wear masks at indoor public places, while using public transportation and when they can not social distance outside. Not wearing a mask will be a Class B Misdemeanor, but Holcomb said the "mask police" won't be patrolling the streets. In an advisory opinion , Hill says the governor lacks the authority to make it a crime to not wear a mask. (more...)
Asus ROG Strix XG16 Portable Gaming Monitor Has Kickstand, Built-In Battery Asus ROG Strix XG16 Portable Gaming Monitor Has Kickstand, Built-In Battery
- July 24, 2020

The lower 8GB variant is priced at Rs 49,999, while the higher 12GB variant will cost Rs 57,999. Tapping on the button will replicate the change into high-performance X-Mode on the ROG Phone 3 and activate the wallpaper's transition from one state to the other . (more...)
Gorilla Glass Victus Sounds Like It Might Actually Protect Your Phone
- July 24, 2020

The Gorilla Glass Victus as it is called brings to the table a significantly better drop and scratch performance compared to competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers. The company has shown some controlled tests where the glass surfaces a face-first fall on a hard surface from 2 meters. The new glass bucks the standard numbering sequence (leaving off with 6 back in 2018 ). (more...)
Senate homeland committee advances bill to ban TikTok from government devices Senate homeland committee advances bill to ban TikTok from government devices
- July 24, 2020

TikTok used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos, said past year about 60% of its 26.5 million monthly active U.S. users are aged 16 to 24. For example, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently said Americans should be cautious in using the app. TikTok spokeswoman Jamie Favazza said the company's growing US team has no higher priority than promoting a safe app experience that protects users' privacy. (more...)
Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply
- July 24, 2020

Hackers used phishing techniques against company employees to gain access to at least 130 accounts, including for some famous users such as Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, and sent tweets asking for Bitcoin. Major League Baseball starts its shortened season on Thursday, and the National Basketball Association is also set to resume this month. Analysts project Facebook's revenue will increase just 2% year over year when it reports earnings next week, compared to about 18% growth in ... (more...)
Galaxy Note 20 Gorilla Glass screen could be twice as scratch resistant
- July 24, 2020

Apple partner Corning today unveiled its latest product, which it is calling Gorilla Glass Victus . Corning has been testing its glass at a consistent thickness throughout the years, meaning that the company has achieved this new level of resistance on a sheet of Gorilla Glass Victus that measures exactly the same as Gorilla Glass 6 . (more...)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Russia accused of firing weapon in space Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Russia accused of firing weapon in space
- July 24, 2020

The United States accused Russian Federation on Thursday of conducting a test of an anti-satellite weapon in space, asserting that it exposed Moscow's intent to deploy weapons that threaten USA and allied satellites. "The Russian satellite system used to conduct this on-orbit weapons test is the same satellite system that we raised concerns about earlier this year, when Russia maneuvered near a US government satellite", said General Jay Raymond, US Space Force chief of space operations. (more...)
ARM is up for sale and Apple or Nvidia could buy it ARM is up for sale and Apple or Nvidia could buy it
- July 24, 2020

The talks between Nvidia and SoftBank reportedly are only in a preliminary stage and other bidders may emerge for Arm in the coming weeks. In the same period, however, Nvidia's stock market value has risen eightfold (about $254 billion now), briefly overtaking Intel earlier this month . (more...)
OnePlus Nord gets its debut OTA update OnePlus Nord gets its debut OTA update
- July 24, 2020

Snapdragon 765G has Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) CPU , Adreno 620 GPU and has 5G support. The Buds aim to deliver an all-day long listening experience and can offer up to 10 hours of music playback after a 10-minute charge with a full charge in the case delivering almost 30 hours of music playback. (more...)
Stimulus checks expected in virus package; White House resists housing aid Stimulus checks expected in virus package; White House resists housing aid
- July 23, 2020

Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun said that someone asked the Republican leader during a closed-door lunch about the stimulus bill and McConnell's message was that it was a "work in progress". Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri told reporters the school funding would be split up: $70 billion for K-12, $30 billion for colleges and universities and $5 billion that states could use flexibly, CNN reported. (more...)
Corning Claims Newest Smartphone Glass Is Stronger and Twice as Durable
- July 23, 2020

Corning just introduced the next generation of Gorilla Glass - no, not "7", but "Victus". Non-Corning glasses typically shatter in drops from just 0.8 m, says the company. Victus has up-to 2 meters of drop resistance onto hard, rough surfaces and up to 2x improvement in scratch resistance over Gorilla Glass 6. It's also worth noting that Apple uses custom-built glass from Corning for the iPhone. (more...)

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