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Mobiles & Tabs

OnePlus 8 in the green colour variant (Photo | Winfuture.com)

OnePlus 8 takes the colours game a notch up, with green and 'glow'

If you want to catch every shade in the spectrum or simply go back to black, just wait for launch day

The launch events will be streamed online for prospective buyers and smartphone ethusiasts (Photo | realme)

Xiaomi Note 9, realme 6 launch events cancelled amid Coronavirus scare

The phones will however be available for purchase online on schedule, Redmi on March 12 and realme on March 5

In the US, the OnePlus 8 will sell at USD 699, which works out to approximately Rs 53,000 and nearly the price of the OnePlus 8 Pro in India

India- specific prices of OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro announced: Rs 11,000-13,000 less than US rates

One Plus 8 will cost Rs 41,999 in India, while the OnePlus 8 will sell at Rs 54,999

On new Huawei devices, apps including Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Google Play Store, and others will not be available for download.

Google explains why its apps don't work on your Huawei device

Google is prohibited from working with the company on new device models or provide apps for preload or download on these devices.

Gadgets

Staying true to their product philosophy, FINGERS has designed the Solitaire with an intense focus on belting out unmatched quality in its segment.

FINGERS launch Solitaire 2.1 wood-encased speakers

Exclusive in design, quality, sound and bass to deliver a pure and exceptional sound experience.

Drones have been in use in the agriculture for the spraying of pesticides. Similar drones will now be used for disinfecting cities. (Representative Image)

IIT Guwahati follows Chennai startup's lead, develops drone to sanitise large areas

Several states are considering using drones to disinfect localities without putting workers at risk

Make no mistake, with the size, as it does not indicate the audio it produces.

Soundcore by Anker launches "Icon Mini" Bluetooth speaker

To ensure the Icon Mini is a ‘go anywhere’ design, the speaker is cased in a tough rubber shell.

Trump will be left twiddling his thumbs if he 'closes down' Twitter as he threatens to do. The president has long used Twitter as a platform to spread abuse, conspiracy theories, false information and insults to his 80 million followers. (Photo | AFP)

Always-on-Twitter Trump threatens on Twitter to shut down Twitter!

The latest of the president's rants came after the platform flagged two of his tweets as unsubstantiated.

In Other news

As many as 300 systems at the firm named Chetu were found to be using unlicensed Microsoft Office and 40-50 of its employees were using pirated versions of Adobe's products.

Risking using pirated software? Delhi firm asked to pay Microsoft, Adobe Rs 30 lakh damages

Delhi High Court has ordered a local IT firm to pay the software giants for using their unlicensed software.

If SpaceX starts taking up all US astronauts, “the annual losses could be more than $200 million, a significant loss for Roscosmos’s budget of around $2 billion,” said Andrei Ionin, an expert at the Tsiolkovsky Space Academy in Moscow. In this photo, a SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken in the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Saturday, May 30, 2020. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts blasted towards orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. (Photo | AP)

SpaceX success is bad news for Russia which was the sole transporter of astronauts since 2011

NASA gave up its shuttle programme in 2011 and since then has paid USD 80 million for each astronaut taken to the ISS on the Russian Soyuz.

In this March 4, 2019 photo made available by NASA, the uncrewed SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, with its nose cone open to expose the docking mechanism, approaches the International Space Station's Harmony module. It was the first Commercial Crew vehicle to visit the ISS. (Photo | AP)

SpaceX’s first ever commercial space flight a stepping stone to Elon Musk's ambition to conquer Mars

For the eccentric CEO, this is just the beginning: He’s planning to build a city on the red planet, and live there.

“For those feeling grief, anger, sadness & fear, you are not alone,” Pichai said, sharing a screenshot of the Google search home page which said, “We stand in support of racial equality, and all those who search for it.” (Photo | Wikimedia Commons - Nguyen Hung Vu)

Sundar Pichai throws Google's weight behind black community in US; had opposed Muslim ban earlier

Although he did not comment on the discriminating Citizenship Amendment Act in India, he has spoken up for Muslims during Trump’s Muslim ban

In its suit, the Center for Democracy and Technology said that Trump’s executive order violates the First Amendment because it attacks Twitter for putting the fact checks on the president’s tweets, which CDT said is Twitter’s right as a private company. (Photo | AP)

Trump gets sued for trying to clamp down on social media

President's order to regulate social media is against US Constitution’s First Amendment that guarantees free speech, says tech-rights group