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Chinese Billionaire’s Son Purchases Eight iPhone 7 Smartphones for His Dog

Chinese Billionaire’s Son Purchases Eight iPhone 7 Smartphones for His Dog

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In today's weird news, a Chinese billionaire's son purchased eight iPhone 7 smartphones. But that's not the weird part. The iPhone 7 smartphones were purchased for the son's dog. You may need a moment to digest what you just read, but the story is fantastically true. Wang Sicong is the son of Wang Jialin, a Chinese businessman whose net worth is over $30 billion (roughly Rs. 2,01,073 crores). The son bought his dog Coco eight iPhone 7s, according to a post on the dog's account on Weibo. Yes, the dog has his own Weibo account too - and, it's verified. The iPhone 7 in China is priced between CNY 6,388 and 7,988 (roughly Rs. 64,210 to Rs. 80,000), which means Sicong spent upwards of CNY 51,071 (roughly Rs. 5,13,000). For the son of a businessman worth $30 billion, that price would not pinch ...
Google Pixel Smartphones Appear in Multiple Leaks Ahead of October 4 Event

Google Pixel Smartphones Appear in Multiple Leaks Ahead of October 4 Event

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Google on Monday confirmed it is launching new smartphones at an October 4 event, expected to be the much-leaked Pixel smartphones. The company has also started sending invites for the event, to be held at 9am local time in San Francisco. Now, just like every other major smartphone launch, the rendered images of the alleged Pixel and Pixel XL phones have surfaced on the Internet ahead of the launch, alongside other information. Leaked images of the anticipated Google Pixel smartphones have been shared by Android Police, showcasing the fingerprint scanner at the back as well as similar camera panel and design as suggested by the images of the TPU cases for the smartphones that leaked earlier. Even the front panel of both Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones can be seen in the leaked images. Inte...
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro Variant Leaked With Android 7.0 Nougat, 8GB of RAM, and Snapdragon 821 SoC

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro Variant Leaked With Android 7.0 Nougat, 8GB of RAM, and Snapdragon 821 SoC

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Xiaomi on Tuesday released a teaser signalling that the company is ready to unveil the much-rumoured Xiaomi Mi 5s at an event scheduled on September 27 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. While it is almost certain that the Mi 5s will be unveiled on that date, there are also hints that the Mi Note 2 will also make its debut as well. The latest leaks now detail the Mi Note 2 Pro. Over the past few weeks, there have been numerous leaks regarding the Mi Note 2. The device is rumoured to sport a dual-edge screen with 6GB of RAM. While details of the Mi Note 2 are still speculative, we now have a fresh leak that suggests what could be a Mi Note 2 Pro device. A screenshot posted on Weibo shows the 'About phone' page of the alleged Mi Note 2 Pro. According to the image, the Mi No...
LG K7 Gets Special Features Catering to the Visually Challenged in India

LG K7 Gets Special Features Catering to the Visually Challenged in India

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LG introduced the K7 smartphone in India earlier this year, and now the company has added some interesting features specifically for visually challenged users. The LG K7 was one of the first smartphones to flag off the company's K-series, and the LG K7 LTE variant was also the first to be manufactured in India. The LG K7 price remains unchanged at Rs. 9,500, but the company has updated the smartphone with new features like screen reading software (Talk back), and Text to Screen (TTS) language pack support. It will also come with in-built apps like Cozy Daisy Book Reader App (with three books preloaded), Voice Reader App, eReader App, GPS Essential App, Kota Magnifier App, and Play Magazine app. The LG K7 smartphone will have call and text voice reading enabled by default, and will also ha...
Xiaomi Mi 5s With Snapdragon 821 Processor Expected to Launch on September 27

Xiaomi Mi 5s With Snapdragon 821 Processor Expected to Launch on September 27

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Xiaomi has scheduled an event at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing on September 27. Running up to the launch, Xiaomi has released a teaser with a big 'S' taking the spotlight, hinting that the much rumoured Xiaomi Mi 5s is finally set for a launch. The Xiaomi Mi 5s smartphone is expected to be the beefed-up version of the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship smartphone. It has been leaked on various occasions revealing key features and specification details. The smartphone will feature upgraded specifications over the Mi 5, but the big talking point will be the Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.4GHz. Just to compare, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset. Collating past leaks, the Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with 95 p...
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Will Block Indian Gender-Selection Ads

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Will Block Indian Gender-Selection Ads

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Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have agreed to block ads for Indian services that help determine a baby's sex before birth, adhering to laws intended to address one of the world's worst gender imbalances. All three companies pledged to honour bans on the promotion of sexual-determination tests and related products, the health ministry told India's Supreme Court on Monday. The court was hearing a case that sought the abolition of all content on search engines that promote such services. India's highest court this year reproached the search giants for disregarding domestic regulations, and warned them to abide by the law or cease operations in the country. But the trio of companies had said sweeping bans on offending key-words would also block non-promotional content such as research reports an...
Micromax Canvas Tab P681 Tablet and Bolt Q326+ Smartphone Launched

Micromax Canvas Tab P681 Tablet and Bolt Q326+ Smartphone Launched

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Micromax has unveiled a new voice-calling tablet in India, the Canvas Tab P681. Additionally, the budget Bolt Q326+ has been launched as well, and is available exclusively via ShopClues. The new Micromax Canvas Tab P681 tablet is now available exclusively via Flipkart at Rs. 7,499. The Bolt Q326+ is available at Rs 3,499. The Micromax Canvas Tab P681 tablet features an 8-inch (1280x800 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8321 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The handset comes with 16GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with single-SIM card slot and supports voice-calling. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also packs a 2-megapixel front camera. Micromax is p...
BlackBerry DTEK60 Android Smartphone Spotted on Company Site With Specifications

BlackBerry DTEK60 Android Smartphone Spotted on Company Site With Specifications

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In the tech industry, it is becoming almost impossible to keep any device a secret till its official launch. The latest to join the list is BlackBerry's DTEK60. However, the company is itself to blame for the leak as according to reports, the smartphone's listing was accidentally made public by company's own website. The details of the DTEK60 smartphone from BlackBerry, interestingly, come from a webpage with the name 'donotpublish', reports CrackBerry. The webpage, which features some specifications of the smartphone, has since been taken down by the company. The leaked specifications of the device are in line with the previously rumoured BlackBerry 'Argon' smartphone. The DTEK60 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixels) display. The smartphone is rumoured to be powered ...
Micromax Canvas Tab P681 Tablet and Bolt Q326+ Smartphone Launched

Micromax Canvas Tab P681 Tablet and Bolt Q326+ Smartphone Launched

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Micromax has unveiled a new voice-calling tablet in India, the Canvas Tab P681. Additionally, the budget Bolt Q326+ has been launched as well, and is available exclusively via ShopClues. The new Micromax Canvas Tab P681 tablet is now available exclusively via Flipkart at Rs. 7,499. The Bolt Q326+ is available at Rs 3,499. The Micromax Canvas Tab P681 tablet features an 8-inch (1280x800 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8321 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The handset comes with 16GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with single-SIM card slot and supports voice-calling. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also packs a 2-megapixel front camera. Micromax is p...
iPhone 7 Destroys Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Real World Speed Test

iPhone 7 Destroys Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Real World Speed Test

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With the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, YouTubers have been busy conducting all kinds of test right from drop tests to speed tests. On Monday, we compiled a list of some of the best drop test videos of the iPhone 7 that were posted on YouTube. Now, we have a real speed test from YouTube channel PhoneBuff that quite convincingly shows just how fast the iPhone 7 really is. The video pits the iPhone 7 against Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 to see which of the two phones is the fastest when it comes to running various apps and games. The test concluded with the iPhone 7 finishing way ahead of the Galaxy Note 7, beating the latter by a huge margin. While the iPhone 7 loaded some of the apps and games like Angry Birds and Subway Surfers with ease, the Galaxy Note 7 was surprisingly slow loa...