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Arogya Setu app to be pre-installed on new smartphones with non skippable registration

What is Aarogya Setu App and how it works? All you need to know “Before starting for office, they must review their status on ‘Aarogya Setu’ and commute only when the app shows ‘safe’ or ‘low risk’ status,” the government said in its report. “The officers and staff are advised that in case the app …

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Amazon reportedly bought Thermal Cameras made by Blacklisted Chinese company

Amidst growing concerns from many workers over the Coronavirus pandemic, Amazon had to employ various precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its employees. For this, the e-retailing giant started providing face masks and conduct regular temperature checks through thermal cameras. However, it seems that Amazon has bought cameras from a Chinese company that was …

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Telegram reaches 400 million users and announces the arrival of group video calls

With an official post, Telegram has announced some news including the reaching of 400 million active users worldwide and the arrival by the end of 2020 of a feature that will allow group video calls. Exceeding the milestone of 400 million users, the messaging service has more or less doubled its user base in two …

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Samsung Display expected to report a significant operating loss for first quarter of 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is a big cause for global concern and its effects are already visible on various economies and industries. The smartphone OEMs are no exception to its ill effects either, as Huawei already reported on a sizeable loss of revenue growth earlier today (22nd April 2020). Now, Samsung Display is expected to reveal …

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Researchers warn against new Cybersecurity threats during Coronavirus pandemic

The world is gripped by the recent Coronavirus pandemic that has affected virtually every country. However, the threats from the virus may not be limited just there as researchers warn against increasing cybersecurity threats amidst the ongoing crisis. As various governments are enforcing lockdowns, work is quickly shifting towards the digital and online realms. But …

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Samsung releases Smartwatch App to remind users to Wash their Hands

Samsung released an app for its Galaxy smartwatches to help wearers wash their hands on a regular basis. The app called ‘Hand Wash’ can be downloaded from the Galaxy App store. Since there’s no cure for COVID-19, the only way to safeguard ourselves from the novel coronavirus is through prevention. As WHO (World Health Organization) …

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Flipkart will commence sales of products including smartphones from April 20

India has been under lockdown for almost a month to avoid the spread of coronavirus. The precautionary lockdown was initially set for 21 days, however, the rise of COVID-19 cases led the central government to further extend it till May 3. But to keep up the economy running, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced …

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Samsung faces the lowest operation rates ever in its entire history

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, is facing the lowest operation rate ever in its entire history. Despite being one of the largest consumer grade electronics maker and a major multinational brand, the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic has severely crippled its operations. According to reports, the South- Korean tech giant has halved its smartphone …

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Social app Houseparty reports 50 million downloads in March amid coronavirs

Houseparty, the video chat social application has become quite popular and has seen massive growth amid the coronavirus lockdown across several countries. The app is one of the top choices when it comes to being connected with the loved ones as social distancing and government lockdown came into effect. A report from app store analyst …

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Huawei tries to push 5G forward in the UK, despite the Coronavirus Pandemic

Back in January, Huawei had been granted limited access to provide the UK with the 5G network standards. The company was only offered noncore areas, with a market cap of just 35 percent. However, opposition in the Parliament has been a leading an effort to overturn this decision. Despite this, Huawei is still pushing forward …

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8K TVs shipments may not cross 1 million till 2021, pandemic disrupts supply

With the current standards of TVs, the 8K resolution is the premium/highest grade product one can go for. However, it seems that vendors may not ramp up their production until 2021. The reason for this is the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, which has affected the global supply chain. According to a new report, the global market …

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Huami to establish a wearables laboratory in collaboration with medical expert Zhong Nanshan

Huami is partnering up with medical expert Zhong Nanshan to build a laboratory that specializes in wrist wearables. The collaboration’s framework agreement was officially signed by a health care institute and research center that is led by Zhong Nanshan. The three parties including Huami will use the wrist wearables technology and artificial intelligence powered algorithms …

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Apple will ship Face Shields for Medical Workers fighting the Viral Outbreak

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc, has shared a short video on the popular social media platform Twitter. In the tweet, the senior executive provides an update to its current response to the ongoing crisis at hand. The Cupertino based giant has specially designed and easy to assemble Face Shield, which will ship to …

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China’s local authorities are giving free coupons to stimulate consumption crippled by COVID-19

China is the world’s second-largest economy after the US and data provided by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission showed that consumer spending contributed to 57.8 per cent of China’s GDP growth in 2019. The country’s GDP is forecast to drop from 6 per cent to 4.5 per cent as a result of this …

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Sony Pictures delays many of its entire movie lineup until next year

Many industries have been disrupted with the on-going coronavirus pandemic. Amid this, Sony has now rescheduled its movie lineup, and the schedule moves are the most sweeping by a major studio as most movie theatres are now closed in North America. Sony Pictures has confirmed that it has pushed back several of its major releases, …

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How to Protect yourself against Coronavirus with these Must Have Items

The outbreak of coronavirus has taken over the world with over 200,000 confirmed cases and 8000+ deaths so far. The explosion was just recently termed as a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization). To protect oneself from COVID-19, one must maintain hygiene by washing hands at regular intervals and may opt for masks when …

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Sony: CMOS Image Sensor Production was not severely affect by Coronavirus outbreak

Sony had issued an announcement earlier today (27th March 2020) that mentioned the effects of the recent coronavirus outbreak on its businesses. In the official report, the company said that its proprietary CMOS image sensor’s production is currently not severely affected at the moment. The officially announcement was made on the company’s official Weibo, a …

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