Weekly Tech News Headlines – Jan 20 2021

 Ban on Huawei strengthens in USAAccording to sources from Reuters, the Trump administration in its last few days of office has decided to revoke the licenses of companies that supply materials to the Chinese Telecommunication giant, Huawei. Companies like Intel and Japanese chip maker Kioxia Corp were informed that they would no longer be able to sell to Huawei. The administration plans to revoke several dozen more such licenses. US President Donald Trump has long considered Huawei’s dominance in the telecommunications world to be a threat to their national security. Huawei in May 2019, is put on an "entity list,"…
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Weekly Tech News Headlines – Jan 06 2021

 Co-WIN app to be used for COVID-19 India vaccination programOn Sunday, the Drug Control General of India (DCGI) approved two COVID-19 vaccines for use including the COVISHIELD and COVAXIN. In order to start and track the vaccination in a systematic way, the health ministry of India has developed the Co-WIN app to monitor real-time COVID vaccine delivery to the citizens. The Health Secretary Mr. Rajesh Bhushan announced that through the app anyone can register themselves to get vaccinated. It was announced that the first phase of the vaccination would include frontline workers and people who are above the age of…
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Weekly Tech News Summary: Apple Online Store, Amazon Luna, Microsoft acquired Bethesda and other product launches

1- Apple India Online store now openedApple launched its first online store in India on Wednesday. India is the 38th market for Apple where it has launched its online store.Customers can now buy the entire line-up of Apple products and services.Apple said it will also offer customer support through chat or telephone.The online store also offers exchange of old Apple products and purchases in monthly installments. Apple India Store 2- Realme Narzo 20 Series smartphones launched in IndiaRealme has launched 3 new devices: Realme Nazro 20 Pro, Realme Narzo 20 and Realme Narzo 20 A smartphones in India.These devices will be the…
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What is Amazon Luna?

  Amazon Luna Loading Screen. Credits @amazonlunagaming via instagramAmazon has recently launched its Cloud gaming service named Amazon Luna. This service will be similar to Google Stadia, GeForce NOW, Shadow and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Gaming. Luna Cloud Gaming service enables players to run games without the need to purchase a gaming console or gaming PC. All the games will run directly in the cloud so players don’t need to install or download any game at their end.Currently Amazon has provided access to Luna+ subscription exclusively by invitation in the US only. The price is set at $5.99 on…
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New range of refreshed designed Amazon Smart Home products launched in India

 Amazon has announced a new range of smart home devices for Indian consumers. This include a new 50% more powerful Amazon Firestick, Amazon Firestick Lite, Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot with and without an LED display and an Amazon Smart Plug.Amazon Fire Stick 2020 - Rs 3,99950% more powerful than previous genAlexa Voice RemotePower and Volume button on remote.Dolby Atmos AudioBest for Streaming Essentials plus TV controlUp to 1080p Full HD with Support HDR, HDR10+, HLG8GB StoragePurchase linkAmazon Fire Stick Lite 2020 - Rs 2,999Alexa Voice Remote LiteNO Power and Volume button on remote.Dolby AudioBest for Streaming EssentialsUp to 1080p…
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Samsung Galaxy M51 launched in India with 7000mAh battery and SD 730G SoC

 The latest entrant in Indian smartphone market, Galaxy M51 is Samsung’s latest offering to its customers. The “meanest monster ever” smartphone is highlighted to have a massive 7000mAh battery. It is also packed with quad rear camera setup and center hole punch camera on its super-AMOLED display. The smartphone will be running on Android 10 with Samsung’s OneUI Core skin which is a cut down and streamlined version of OneUI. The Galaxy M51 will be facing direct competition from One Plus Nord and recently launched Vivo V19.Price and AvailabilitySamsung Galaxy M51 price is set at Rs 24,999 for 6GB+128GB variant…
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Amazon introduced Halo Fitness band with that can analyze user’s Tone patterns

 Amazon has unveiled a smart wristband Halo Fitness band for users that can track their tone patterns to determine how happy or sad a person is. Along with the watch comes an Amazon Halo app that gathers data by a Halo Fitness band running with artificial intelligence to provide feedback regarding the physical and mental health of the band wearer.BuildUnlike other smartwatches, Amazon Halo band doesn’t have a screen and includes an accelerometer, a temperature sensor, a heart rate monitor, two microphones, an LED indicator light and a button to toggle microphones on or off. It is water resistant and…
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Redmi 9 Prime with 5020mAh battery launched in India starting from Rs 9,999

Xiaomi has launched its latest affordable smartphone in India- the Redmi 9 Prime. The phone features a waterdrop-style notch 6.53 inch Full-HD+ display. The display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is an older generation of protection but can protect phone display against accidental drops and scratches. It packs a massive 5020mAh fast charging battery which can be charged using a Type-C power adapter. There is no official IP water resistant rating but Xiaomi has featured P2i nano-coating to protect this device against everyday splashes and spills. There is a presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.Redmi…
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Tecno Hipods H2 Wireless Earbuds launched in India at Rs 1,999

Tecno, a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer based in Hong Kong, recently has announced its first truly wireless earbuds in India. Hipods H2 comes with a portable charging case that offers stereo sound effects. The earbuds supports bluetooth v5.0 technology for connecting with devices and is also IPX4 water resistant rated.There is a 45 mAh battery inbuilt in each earbud that has a standby time of 30 hrs. Company claims that it can run continuously for about 4.5 hrs (on max volume) and about 6 hrs (with 60% volume). They can be fully charged in just under 2 hours by putting…
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