Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Limit Fast Wireless Charging on Third-Party Chargers; Camera 6.1 Update Rolling Out to Older Pixels

Google’s latest flagships – Pixel 3₹ 71,000 and Pixel 3 XL – support Qi wireless charging and come with a wireless charger called Pixel Stand that provides ‘fast wireless charging’. However, buyers of the smartphones have run into a big surprise. For some reason, the company is limiting third-party Qi chargers from reaching top speeds on the Pixel 3 lineup. This…

Foodpanda Says It Has Expanded to 50 Indian Cities, Eyes 100 Within a Month

Food delivery platform Foodpanda on Thursday announced the expansion of its services to 30 more Indian cities, taking its presence to 50 cities across the country. It aims to be present in 100 cities soon. “Foodpanda’s delivery network is now active in cities of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh like Amritsar, Aurangabad, Allahabad,…

SK Hynix Posts Record Third-Quarter Profit as Chip Outlook Dims

South Korea’s SK Hynix posted record third-quarter operating profit on Thursday despite softer chip prices, beating expectations thanks to a seasonal sales boost for mobile devices and strong server demand. The world’s No.2 memory chipmaker said July-September operating profit rose 73 percent year-on-year to KRW 6.5 trillion ($5.7 billion). That compared with a KRW 6.3 trillion average forecast from…

MediaTek Helio P70 SoC With Enhanced AI Engine, Improved Performance Launched

MediaTek on Wednesday announced the launch of the Helio P70 system-on-chip (SoC). The Chinese fabless semiconductor firm said the new SoC features an enhanced AI engine, as well as upgraded imaging and camera support, boosted gaming performance, as well as improved connectivity when compared with previous generations. It is meant to power “full-featured smartphones at affordable…

Israeli Computer Vision Company EyeSight Raises $15 Million

Israeli computer vision firm EyeSight said on Tuesday it raised $15 million (roughly Rs. 110 crores) in a funding round led by Hong Kong-based Jebsen Capital, Arie Capital and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, bringing its total raised to date to $50 million (roughly Rs. 365 crores). EyeSight said its artificial intelligence computer vision system monitors a driver’s…

Yahoo to Pay $50 Million, Other Costs for Massive Security Breach

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million (roughly Rs. 366 crores) in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history. The restitution hinges on federal court approval of a settlement filed late Monday…

WhatsApp Reportedly Testing ‘Vacation Mode’, Linked Accounts; Tweaks Notification Behaviour for Muted Chats

Alongside actively working on curbing the circulation of fake news, WhatsApp is looking to improve the end user experience by adding new features. WhatsApp recently brought Picture-in-Picture mode for Instagram videos and a ‘Swipe to Reply’ gesture to its users on Android devices. Now, the Facebook-owned company is reportedly planning to introduce a Vacation Mode, as well as a “Linked Accounts” feature. Additionally, WhatsApp…

Google Pixel 3 Teardown Shows an LG-Made OLED Display: iFixit

Just a day after the Pixel 3 XL was spotted featuring an AMOLED panel from Samsung, a teardown carried out by iFixit has now revealed the presence of an LG OLED display on Google Pixel 3₹ 71,000. This is unlike the last year Pixel family that had the larger, Pixel 2 XL with a panel from LGand the smaller, Pixel 2 with…

YouTube Miniplayer Button Now Rolling Out to All Desktop Users

YouTube is now rolling out the Miniplayer button for all desktop users across the globe. This button essentially will allow users to collapse a video into a smaller window at the bottom of the screen and allow the user to browse through YouTube simultaneously. This small video player will come with pause, seek, play, and next…