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Samsung’s new connected tags monitor pets or kids for a week on a single charge

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Samsung has something worth your time if you like to keep tabs on kids, pets or other cherished items. The Korea electronics giant just announced Connect Tag, a small internet-enabled device that tracks location and lasts a week between charges.In other words, this is a similar offering to existing electronic tagging devices from the likes of Tile, the U.S. startup that pulled in $25 million earlier this year and has picked up nearly $60 million from investors to date.Tile offers more flexibility on form factor but Samsung has gone for the clean white look with the Connect Tag, which measures 4.21 cm x 1.19 cm. The company puts that one-week battery life down to its use of narrowband network technology — a standard that optimizes power usage through more conservative use of data — and it claims its tags are the first of their kind to utilize it.On the tech side, Samsung is using a combination GPS, Wi-Fi-based positioning and Cell ID to triangulate a device’s location with accuracy. It…

Apple to appeal five-year-long patent battle after $439.7 million loss

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Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million to the patent-holding firm VirnetX for infringing on four patented technologies that were apparently used in FaceTime and other iOS apps. While this is the final judgement from the US District Court the case is being argued in, Apple tells The Verge that it plans to appeal the ruling — continuing this long-running patent battle, which began back in 2012.VirnetX first filed suit against Apple in 2010, winning $368 million just two years later. It then sued again in 2012, which is the suit that’s being ruled on today. Apple initially lost the suit, then filed for a mistrial. It won a new trial, lost that trial, was ordered to pay around $300 million, then lost some more and is now having that amount upped even further. That’s because a judge found Apple guilty of willful infringement, bumping its payment amount from $1.20 per infringing Apple device to $1.80 per device. Those include certain iPhones, iPads, and Macs. VirnetX says the ruling i…

Apple iPhone X Vs Google Pixel 2 X Specification Comparison

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Google has launched its two new flagship smartphones in the form of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a lot to offer. The two phones sport high-end specs, are resistant to water and dust, and come with a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo.  The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and their already-highly-rated cameras are making a direct run at the iPhone 8/iPhone X.We have compared the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, as well as the new smartphones against their predecessors in separate features but here we are looking at how the new Google Pixel 2 XL compares to the Apple iPhone X.The Google Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440, which puts its pixel density at 538ppi.It has an aspect ratio of 18:9, like the LG V30 and LG G6 and the Pixel 2 XL also has an always on option, allowing you to see notifications and important information even when the main display is off.The Apple iPhone X has a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED disp…

iPhone X Pre-Orders Could Reach 50 Million Units

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iPhone X pre orders could reach 50 million units due to strong consumer interest according to KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In addition to the strong consumer interest, iPhone X is also going up for pre order across a range of markets at the same time so it is certainly possible that its pre order numbers could surpass fifty million units


KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo posts that demand for the new iPhone could see orders reach 50 million units, giving Apple further stock shortage to contend with. We already know the high end iPhone X will be available in relatively small quantities and this news may mean getting hold of one will be even harder than first feared.KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone X will enter into full-fledged mass production by mid to late October, ahead of its pre orders going live on October Twenty Seven. This points to the handset being in extremely short supply when it launches on November Three across key markets.
A rumor from earlier today had claimed that Apple had asked it…

iPhone 8 Plus at Rs 56,800, iPhone 8 at Rs 46,990, big cashback on iPhone 7 as Diwali sales start on Paytm Mall

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Paytm has partnered with Yes Bank to offer a cashback of up to Rs 15,000 on the purchase of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The offer is valid from October 10 and will continue till the stock lasts.

The season of sale and discount is here and after Amazon and Flipkart, it is Paytm Mall that has now announced the start of Diwali sales on its website. There are several deals and offers on the website but one of the biggest offers is the discounts and cashbacks on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been a part of the ongoing festive sales even before it launched in India on September 29.Paytm has partnered with Yes Bank to offer a cashback of up to Rs 15,000 on the purchase of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The offer is valid from October 10 and will continue till the stock lasts.Paytm Mall is giving a cashback of Rs 6000 on the Yes Bank credit card in addition to a flat Rs 9000 cashback on applying the promo code 'YES BANK OFFER'. The Rs 6000 cashback will b…

The Best Cheap Laptops of 2017

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How Low Can You Go?"Cheap" is no longer a dirty word when it comes to laptops. These days, manufacturers are inventing new ways to outsell each other, including aggressive price cutting. Now we're seeing full-size and ultraportable Windows 10 notebooks with processors powerful enough for use at home, school, or work, as well as full-featured chromebooks and hybrid systems that give you both laptop and tablet functionality in one device.Components and Features And you'll have to accept fewer compromises with the budget laptops of today than you did in the past. Intel's Atom and Celeron processors have evolved to the point that they can support most of your Web browsing and basic productivity needs without being overly slow. The newest integrated GPUs can hold their own in browser-based Flash games and even some online games like World of Warcraft, but meeting the higher demands of AAA titles still requires a discrete GPU, which you won't find in this price rang…

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Sport Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Ming-Chi Kuo

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HIGHLIGHTSKGI suggests Samsung Note 9 will have under-display fingerprint sensorBeyondEyes and Samsung LSI have shipped samples to SamsungThe Galaxy Note 9 is expected to release in the second half of 2018 Major tech giants, Apple and Samsung, both missed the bus in successfully integrating an under-display fingerprint sensor this year. This is the reason why we have such an awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 and possibly why Apple ditched it all together, well, because there’s no excuse for poor design in Jony Ive’s books. However, this could all change next year as we’re already hearing plenty of rumours that 2018 flagship phones will sport an under-display fingerprint sensor, the latest of which points to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Another report tips some of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S9.Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, is doing what he does best once again and has now stated that Samsung’s next Note flagship may have…