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TikTok says it has reached 1 billion monthly active users globally

Dimapur, September 27 (EMN): In a blog post on Monday, popular short-form video platform TikTok announced that it has hit 1 billion monthly active users globally. Three months after Facebook announced that it had hit 2.9 billion monthly active users...

27 Sep 2021

China bans cryptocurrencies, says all crypto-related transactions illegal

Dimapur, September 24 (EMN): The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) on Friday announced that all crypto-related transactions are considered illegal and called for a formal ban. It cited concerns around national security and the “safety of peop...

24 Sep 2021

New EU proposal could force phone manufacturers to use USB-C, including Apple

Dimapur, September 23 (EMN): The European Commission on Thursday has announced plans to force electronic manufacturers to adopt USB-C charging ports on all devices including smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld ga...

23 Sep 2021

Microsoft unveils new wireless mouse made out of recycled ocean plastic

Dimapur, September 22 (EMN): Microsoft has unveiled its latest wireless mouse at its fall Surface event today and it is not like any other Microsoft mouse. Focussing on recycling and sustainability, the new wireless mouse is made out of 20 per cent r...

22 Sep 2021

Oppo launches Oppo A16 with MediaTek Helio G35 processor in India

Dimapur, September 20 (EMN): Chinese smartphone maker Oppo on Monday has launched its latest smartphone in India, the Oppo A16. The new Oppo A16 is being launched as the company’s newest budget offering and successor to the Oppo A15 that launch...

20 Sep 2021

Pre-orders for Apple’s new iPhone 13 series of smartphones starts today

You might have to wait a while for the 1TB storage variant of the iPhone 13 Pro Max though. Dimapur, September 17 (EMN): Indian users can now start pre-ordering Apple‘s new flagship smartphones, the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and ...

17 Sep 2021

SpaceX launches four people to orbit in first-ever all-civilian mission

Dimapur, September 16 (EMN): Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Thursday launched four people to Earth orbit – none of whom are astronauts – in a first-ever all-civilian mission named Inspiration4. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft...

16 Sep 2021

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces new space startup

Dimapur, September 13 (EMN): After Elon Musk‘s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin and Richard Branson‘s Virgin Galactic made headlines treating space as the new playground for billionaires, another space startup has joined the party, a...

13 Sep 2021

Apple says iPhone cameras can be damaged by motorcycle vibrations

Dimapur, September 12 (EMN): In a post on its official website, Apple announced that its iPhone cameras might ‘degrade’ if subjected to high-amplitude vibrations, “specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines.”...

12 Sep 2021

Nasa to launch James Webb Space Telescope on December 18

Dimapur, September 8 (EMN): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) on Wednesday has announced that it plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on December 18, 2021. The JWST was originally planned for launch in 2018, ho...

08 Sep 2021

El Salvador becomes first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as official currency

Dimapur, September 7 (EMN): In a move that El Salvador President Nayib Bukele describes as “breaking paradigms of the past,” the Central American nation has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, alongside...

07 Sep 2021

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover collects its first rock sample

Dimapur, September 6 (EMN): After seven months of driving on Mars, Nasa on Sunday confirmed that the Mars Perseverance rover has managed to collect its first rock sample. Nasa posted an image on Twitter taken from the Mastcam-Z camera onboard the Mar...

06 Sep 2021

Redmi 10 Prime with Helio G88 and 50MP quad cameras launched in India

Dimapur, September 3 (EMN): Redmi on Friday announced its first 50MP quad-camera smartphone for the Indian market, the Redmi 10 Prime. Redmi is a sub-brand of Mi India and it primarily focuses on affordable mobile devices and its Redmi series of smar...

03 Sep 2021

Samsung announces world’s first 200-megapixel sensor for mobile devices

Dimapur, September 2 (EMN): Samsung has today unveiled what it claims to be the first 200-megapixel camera sensor for mobile devices. The Korean tech giant said that the ISOCELL HP1 was the “industry’s first 200-megapixel (MP) image sensor wi...

02 Sep 2021

Windows 11 officially launches on October 5

Dimapur, August 31 (EMN): Two months after Microsoft revealed its new Windows 11 OS, the company on Tuesday announced that Windows 11 will launch on October 5. The announcement was delivered through a blog post on the official Windows website with th...

31 Aug 2021

Apple announces new App Store rules amid its lawsuit with Epic Games

Dimapur, August 27 (EMN): Apple has just announced a number of changes to its App Store rules amid the ongoing court battle against Fortnite creator, Epic Games. The new changes to its App Store policies were announced by Apple today in a press relea...

27 Aug 2021

Xiaomi launches new Mi Notebook Pro and Mi Notebook Ultra laptops in India

Dimapur, August 26 (EMN): A month after Xiaomi announced its RedmiBook 15 series of laptops, the company on Thursday launched Mi Notebook Pro and Mi Notebook Ultra in India. The new laptops are powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors and Ir...

26 Aug 2021

Lenovo launches new upgraded IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptops in India

Dimapur, August 23 (EMN): Lenovo on Monday launched its upgraded IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptops in India with the latest Intel 11th Gen Core i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series GPU. The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming series of laptops are generally aime...

23 Aug 2021

YouTube users can now view video chapters in search results

Dimapur, August 17 (EMN): In a bid to help users efficiently navigate its massive library of content, YouTube is now introducing a host of new features. One major update is that now users can view chapters of a video directly from the search results ...

17 Aug 2021

Google Pixel 6 may come with Samsung’s 50-megapixel image sensor and Exynos modem

Dimapur, August 13 (EMN): It has been a few days since Google officially announced its newest flagship phones and despite Google’s reluctance to share the specs of the upcoming Pixel 6 phones, data miners have reportedly unearthed the camera an...

13 Aug 2021

How to use SBI YONO app to apply for SBI ATM Debit Card

Dimapur, August 13 (EMN): State Bank of India (SBI) customers can use the SBI YONO mobile application for various banking activities such as money transfer, account statements, online recharge, pay credit, disburse loans, booking IRTC tickets, reissu...

13 Aug 2021

Instagram launches ‘limits’ to protect its users from online abuse

Dimapur, August 11 (EMN): Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram has announced a host of new features in a bid to protect its users from online abuse. The new ‘limits’ feature will automatically hide comments and DM requests from ...

11 Aug 2021

TikTok beats Facebook to become most downloaded app of 2020

Dimapur, August 10 (EMN): Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok has surpassed Facebook to become the most downloaded app in the world in 2020, according to digital analytics company App Annie. The report, a global survey of app downloads in 2020, sho...

10 Aug 2021

Elon Musk announces Walter Isaacson is working on his biography

Walter Isaacson is the biographer of late Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs. Dimapur, August 5 (EMN): Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday announced on Twitter that a biography about him is currently in the works and the writer behind the book is non...

05 Aug 2021

WhatsApp adds ‘view once’ feature that makes photos and videos disappear

Dimapur, August 4 (EMN): Popular messaging app, WhatsApp, is finally adding a disappearing photo and video messages feature to its app. Users of the Facebook-owned messaging app can now send private photo and video messages that will disappear after ...

04 Aug 2021