Tech Weekly Wrap-Up #1: GST, Petya Attack, Qualcomm Vivo Display, Apple in India, Google Updates, Self-Driving Cars, Microsoft AI, Xiomi/Jio Free and More:
Here is the First Tech Weekly wrap-up with all the latest happenings around the World.
- Qualcomm Vivo Display
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has apparently become the first company to perfect a fingerprint sensor under the display of a smartphone. The company has introduced the technology, jointly, with Qualcomm, at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.
- GST in India: Impact on mobile phones
Here is some good news. Apple has cut prices of variants of iPhone mobiles. The important reduction in prices comes on the day when GST was launched. Tech giant Apple has announced a cut in the MRP of iPhone across the board. All iPhone models have received a major price cut.
‘Petya’/‘Nyetya’ Ransomware Attack Tops WannaCry
A virulent piece of ransomware has spread to at least 65 countries and has impacted businesses around the world, while cybersecurity researchers are so far unable to come up with concrete ways to stop the threat from spreading. India is seventh in the List.
- Xiomi/Jio 30 GB Free Data
Reliance Jio and Xiaomi have tied up to bring new offers to their respective customers. Jio, the latest entrant in Indian telecom sector is offering up to 30GB of additional data on some smartphones by Xiaomi.
- Self Driving Cars in India
Most automakers, Indian firms like Tata and Mahindra are trying to develop self-driving cars by conducting testing on public roads. But the Indian companies have a special problem. India’s roads present a much more challenging environment for self-driving cars than the roads in other countries. Tata is testing by replicating the traffic scenarios of Indian Roads near Bangalore City.
- Microsoft AI on Rasberry Pi
Microsoft made its AI work on a $10 Raspberry Pi. The aim is to make dumb things like fridges and sprinklers smart. They are making moving machine learning to the Internet of Things.
- Whatsapp New Updates
A new report has suggested that WhatsApp may slowly begin to roll out two new features. Soon you can share pictures in a bundle, also expect new calling screen features.
- Cheap Windows 10 Updates in India
Government Expects Microsoft to Offer Windows 10 Upgrade at ‘Throw-Away Prices’. Microsoft is responding well on the same as the number of Windows 10 (Pirated) users increasing here in India.
- 360 Degree camera in phones
The Chinese company has made a 360-degree camera that is small enough to fit in an iPhone 7 Plus. Though it is just a module we can see the Inbuilt 360-degree cameras on the phone in near future.
- Google Play update
Google is rolling out the version 8.0 of the Play Store with a small but useful feature on board. The company added in-line change logs in the app updates menu, which basically shows you everything that’s new in the latest version of an app makes it easier to see what’s new in each app update.
MediaTek Dual 4G VoLTE
MediaTek on Tuesday introduced its ‘Dual 4G VoLTE’ solution in collaboration with China Mobile. This solution allows dual-SIM smartphones to support 4G VoLTE with both SIM cards instead of just providing support to the primary SIM card. Separately, the company also launched its first narrow band Internet of Things System-on-Chip (SoC) – Read More Here!
- Facebook Algo Change & Free Wifi Finder
Facebook is changing the computer algorithm behind its News Feed to limit the reach of people known to frequently blast out links to clickbait stories, sensationalist websites, and misinformation.
The Facebook Free Wifi Finder will be available in India Soon as Facebook began testing this idea last year, the service was only available in certain countries on Apple devices as a test to see how well it worked. The company announced that this feature will be rolled out worldwide on both iOS and Android platforms. This means that, particularly when data allowance is low or you’re in an area without a network, Facebook will be able to direct you to the nearest spot with free internet access.
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Article By Saurabh Sharma