Latest Airtel Thanks App Update Hints At A New Xstream Fiber Plus Mesh Plan For Broadband Users

With home broadband plans in heavy demand, Airtel has hinted at a new Xstream Fiber Plus Mesh Plan for broadband users in India. This comes as part of the latest update for the Airtel Thanks app, presently visible for iPhone users on the Apple App Store. However, there are no further details about the Airtel Xstream Fiber Plus Mesh Plan within the app for Airtel Xstream broadband users. That leads us to believe that the offer will be rolled out on the app in the coming days, and the update…

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Why Does Microsoft Want To Buy TikTok? The Answer Is You, The Consumer, And The Data You Create

Microsoft wants to buy TikTok. Donald Trump is not happy about it. Donald Trump is okay with it. Donald Trump has given his blessings. Donald Trump has set a deadline for the deal. Well, depending on which side of the bed you wake up and what day it is, the intersection of politics and technology is undoubtedly creating more confusion that it does good. At the time of writing this, it seems the political dispensation in the US is okay with Microsoft going ahead with the attempt to follow through…

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You Will Not Find Better Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

Sony is well and truly back. After letting most rivals enjoy what can be best referred to as their free period last year, Sony has dropped what can perhaps be safely described as a category changer for wireless earbuds. The Sony WF-1000XM3 follow up a couple of years after the original WF-1000X, but clearly, the time has been spent well in the Sony offices. The Sony WF-1000XM3 lands with a feature set that is quite unmatched among the rivals, noise cancellation that could very well be the best there is…

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Google Pixel 5 And Pixel 4a 5G Will Not Come To India And It Is A Long Wait For Google Pixel 4a

Google has finally announced the 2020 Pixel phone updates, and perhaps forced into the situation because of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the company announced three phones in total of which two will only arrive later this year. In fact, the rollout schedule of the new Pixel phones is pretty complicated whichever way you look at it, particularly if you are in India. Let us get the complication out of the way first. First and foremost, Google announced three phones—the Google Pixel 4a, the Google Pixel 4a 5G and the Google…

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WhatsApp Launches ‘Search the Web’ Feature in Select Countries to Combat Misinformation

Image for representation. A magnifying glass icon next to the forwarded messages will be displayed so that users can search a launch on the web to verify or double-check the content they have received. News18.com Last Updated: August 4, 2020, 4:18 PM IST WhatsApp has officially rolled out a long-speculated ‘Search the Web’ feature in order to combat fake news and misinformation. The feature, as of now, has been launched in select countries, including the likes of US, UK, Brazil, Spain, Italy, and Ireland, allowing users to verify…

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Flood situation improves in Assam; 3.89 lakh in 17 districts still affected | India News

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam improved considerably on Monday as the water receded from vast areas of the state, though one more person lost his life in the deluge and around 3.89 lakh people in 17 districts are still affected, an official bulletin said. The number of flood-hit people decreased by 4.65 lakh since Sunday while that of the district was down by two. According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person drowned at Manikpur area of Bongaigaon district. This year’s…

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Amitabh Bachchan Wishes Fans on Raksha Bandhan, Shares Family Pics

Amitabh Bachchan (L) wishes fans on Rakhi 2020 Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture collage of family members on social media to wish his fans on Raksha Bandhan. Take a look. News18.com Last Updated: August 3, 2020, 7:37 AM IST Amitabh Bachchan took to social media on late night Sunday and wished everyone on the happy occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Big B shared some family pictures featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Agastya Nanda, Aaradhya Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan to mark the day. “and tomorrow be the festival of protection and security…

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Mobile Game Downloads in India Clocked Nearly 1bn in India in Q2 2020; PUBG Tops the Chart

Global player spending in mobile games increased by 27 per cent year-over-year in the second quarter of this year to $19.3 billion even as game downloads in India increased by nearly one billion during the quarter, said a report by analytics firm Sensor Tower. From 1.8 billion game downloads in Q1, the figure rose by 50 per cent to 2.7 billion in India in Q2, the data showed. Besides India, the other two top countries for downloads were the US and Brazil. Compared to the massive downloads generated in the…

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Want To Buy A New Samsung Galaxy Phone? You Will Get A Demo At Your Home Before You Decide

Samsung has announced a rather cool new initiative for customers in India, wherein the company will provide a demo of the Samsung Galaxy phones to potential customers, in the comfort of their home. It is called the ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ service and this covers all Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables that the company currently sells in India. This is designed to help customers experience and buy smartphones, tablets and wearables without having to step out of their homes as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make the rounds. Samsung…

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NGT raps MoEF over monitoring of environmental norms | India News

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) over compliance of conditions mentioned in environmental clearances granted for projects, saying the mechanism for monitoring environmental norms is inadequate. The green panel said compliance of conditions of environmental clearance must be monitored on periodical basis, atleast once in a quarter. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel said there is poor monitoring and there are huge gaps in laying down of conditions and its enforcement. It asked the Environment Ministry to…

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Pollution matter: SC asks states about arrangements made to prevent stubble burning | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has asked governments of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan about the arrangements made by them for preventing stubble burning which is a source of pollution in the region. The apex court has also asked the states concerned to apprise it about the instances of stubble burning in previous year, its locations and also how many farmers were responsible so that “special arrangements” could be made in advance for those areas. “With respect to stubble burning, we would like to hear, by…

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Indian Smartphone Market Likely to See 40% Recovery in Second Half of 2020: Report

After going through disruptions in supply chain and curtailed domestic production, the India smartphone market is now showing encouraging signs of revival that sets it on a potential course for market recovery for over 40 per cent in the second half this year, according to a new report. Over the short-term, the mobile market will improve in mid-Q3, spurred by early online sales festivals, setting the smartphone market on a potential path to recovery towards the all-important festive season. During this period, smartphone brands will focus on showcasing their consumer-centric…

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