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Mobiles & Tabs

 Eliud Kipchoge, the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours. DC File Photo

Kipchoge suffers loneliness of the long-distance runner thanks to virus

On the third day after breaking up from the camp, Kipchoge finds that it's really hard to train alone because teamwork helps him so much

The primary 16 megapixel camera, which is mounted on the closed portion of the phone, lets you take selfies without even having to unfold the device. (Photo | Motorola)

Motorola Razr will go on sale only from May 6: Here's a quick recap review of the stylish flip phone

The phone is enticing even at the price of Rs 1,24,999 because of its looks, usability and handy size

The price hike only applies to iPhone models that are imported and will not affect those assembled in India such as the iPhone XR and iPhone 7. (Photo | Apple)

High-end iPhones to cost more, as Apple passes on hiked customs duty to buyers

iPhone 11 Pro,11 Pro Max as well as mid-range iPhone 8 series now cost more but iPhone XR and iPhone 7 prices remain unchanged

This file photo is of the launch of the Honor 9X Pro and Honor 9X last month. The company claims to have attracted 1 million app developers for Huawei AppGallery.

Honor 9X Pro coming this month-end but without Google suite, as Huawei blacklisted by US firms

The United States government barred its companies from supplying software and hardware to Huawei in May last year.

The logo of LG Electronics is seen on the back side of LG Velvet smartphone displayed at a telecom shop in Seoul on April 5, 2021. (AFP)

LG to exit loss-making mobile phone business worldwide

LG was once the third-largest mobile phone maker but has lost market share to Chinese and other competitors


Getting started with Snowball iCE is as simple as unboxing the mic and plugging it directly into any Mac or PC, no drivers needed.

Blue Microphones’ top-selling Snowball iCE USB microphone debuts in India

The number 1 selling USB microphone in the US and UK is now available in India.

Currently smartphone cameras use multiple lenses to create high-quality, in-focus images

No-focus camera made by Indian-led team could make smartphones less bulky

The single flat lens can reduce the weight, complexity and cost of cameras, says lead researcher Rajesh Menon

The Bassbuds Urban, the newest in a line of earbuds and other in-ear wireless audio devices from pTron, are comfortable for the ears both in terms of sound quality as well as fit.

Review | pTron Bassbuds Urban stereo earbuds are a sound buy — good on your ears and your purse

Available on Amazon at Rs 1,599, the latest earbuds from pTron are a good choice for the price.

In this March 16, 2020, image made from video, a boy takes hand sanitizer from a ZhenRobotics robot as it patrols a plaza in Shanghai. (Photo | AP)

Chinese firm's robots in demand amid coronavirus outbreak

The robots deliver groceries and patrol malls looking for shoppers who fail to wear masks

In Other news

“We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies,” a Google blog post said, on reasons for banning Paytm. (Photo | Pixabay - Gerd Altmann)

Paytm removed from Google Play Store for running cricket betting business ahead of IPL

“The app was blocked for violation of Play policy — a clarification of our policy was released earlier today ahead of the IPL,” Google said

ARM has a significant market share in network infrastructure, mobile computing processors, vehicles, and energy-efficient servers. (Photo | Flickr - Socram8888)

Tech This Week | With ARM in kitty, Nvidia most impressive firm you never heard of

This deal is going to serve as an important development in the chip war being waged between the US and China.

Many are switching to alternate platform Triller. Even TikTok’s gold standard, Charli D’Amelio—who, with 87.5 million followers at just 16 years old, is the platform’s most popular creator—announced Tuesday a non-exclusive partnership with Triller, a similar platform, where she already has 1.1 million subscribers.(Photo | AFP)

Ahead of ban starting Sunday, US TikTok users switch to other platforms, fans follow

Although young users, who make up TikTok’sprimary base, don’t seem to have paid attention to the upcoming ban, the above-20s have reacted.

County governments in the Seattle, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Nashville areas have used the Tyler Technologies software Socrata to share election data in the past, although it was not immediately clear whether they still do or how central the platform is to their election operations. (Photo | Flickr - Lewis Ogden)

Cyber criminals hack tech company whose software is used by US state and local governments

The extent of the breach is unclear, but the company Tyler Technologies told customers that it affected only internal files.

The PSLV takeoff

ISRO successfully launches Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C49

The international satellites — one from Lithuania, four each from Luxembourg and the USA