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Tech Wrap: Technology News for Women 07 Dec

Let’s catch up with some of the new updates that the tech world saw this week.

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With the digitalization of the world, keeping up with the technological trends has become a necessity to survive in the competitive fields. The advancements have their profits and loss for different people.

Digitalization has created various job opportunities for women who want to work from home. With keeping all of this in mind, let’s catch up with this week’s technology news.

Devices & Gadgets

1. Teaser reveals Tecno Spark 8T is going to be launched in India soon

The debut of the Tecno Spark 8T in India has been announced by the manufacturer via a teaser on Twitter. There is no information on the smartphone’s features or launch date, although it is likely to arrive in India shortly. A few design features of the phone are also shown on the poster. Tecno has also released many varieties of the Tecno Spark 8 in recent months.

2. In India, Samsung has released the Galaxy A03 Core with a 5,000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A03 Core
Samsung India

On Monday, the Samsung Galaxy A03 Core was released in India. The South Korean tech giant’s entry-level smartphone features a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display. The Samsung Galaxy A03 Core is powered by a Unisoc SC9863A SoC, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be upgraded with a microSD card. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy A03 Core features an 8-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It has a battery capacity of 5,000mAh. The only 2GB RAM + 32GB storage option of the Samsung Galaxy A03 Core is priced at Rs. 7,999.

3. Acer Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) with Intel Core i9 Processor and 4K Mini LED Display is now available in India

Acer Predator Helios 500

On Monday, the Acer Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) was released in India. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i9 processor and has a 120Hz mini-LED display. It also features Thunderbolt 4 connectors and DTS:X Ultra surround sound. There are also preset settings that provide a customized performance experience. The Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) was first introduced by Acer in the United States. Hardcore gamers and PC gamers wishing to play visually demanding games would like the laptop. In India, the Acer Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) costs Rs. 3,79,999.

Network & AI

1. MediaTek expands its R&D and 5G technology in India

MediaTek declared on Monday that it plans to make 2022 a year of rapid growth, financial success, and significant development of its R&D capabilities. With its spectrum of ordinary to flagship 5G processors, MediaTek aims to increase technological democratization and offer access to disruptive connections. MediaTek recently launched the Dimensity 9000 chip in the flagship class, which the firm claims are a “milestone of innovation” and “a rise to the extraordinary, built-to-power premium 5G smartphones in the globe.” The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 has a single 3.05GHz Cortex-X2 performance core, three 2.85GHz Cortex-A710 cores, and four 1.8GHz Cortex-A510 efficiency cores. The graphics processing is handled by a 10-core Arm Mali-G710, according to the article. The chipset also includes MediaTek’s fifth-generation APU, which has six cores in total for AI processing. At Full HD+ resolutions, the chipset can handle panels with up to a 180Hz refresh rate.

2. AI Institute launched by Deloitte in India

Deloitte said on Monday that it has established an artificial intelligence (AI) institution in India to support the country’s creative research, AI solutions, and skilling. According to the Big Four accounting company, the institute will be part of a global network of comparable AI institutes in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and China, among others. To begin, the institution will introduce a few AI-enabled solutions for certain industries. Deloitte plans to bring in worldwide solutions that may be customized for its Indian clients, as well as build its solutions for a few key industries. The AI institute ecosystem, or network, will connect these organizations with academics, research groups, and startups to carry out real-world activities with knowledge and expertise. These organizations’ data, speech, text, and images will be used by AI solutions to forecast or categorize certain outcomes, which will subsequently be translated into business performance.


1. Official Maradona NFTs Listed on EX Sports Marketplace for the First Time

The “Maradona NFT Collection,” which comprises 10 unique souvenirs of football star Diego Armando Maradona, has been introduced by EX Sports, a platform that allows fans to purchase, exchange, and sell exclusive digital collectables in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Four “NFT Platinums” were auctioned off during a VIP-only event at the DMCC Crypto Center in Dubai in late October, with the other six keepsakes up for sale now. A limited quantity of “Gold NFTs” are linked with each tangible object. During the October event, victors have presented some unique Maradona mementoes, including an autographed Argentina jersey from the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, an ST Dupont pen signed by Maradona with Napoli in 1984, and the El Mundo best player trophy from the 1979 FIFA Youth World Cup. EX Sports is a new blockchain-based NFT platform to support grassroots sports like Muay Thai, weightlifting, and jiu-jitsu.

2. Bitcoin’s price has dropped by a fifth as a result of the crypto market crash, which has resulted in the liquidation of $1 billion worth of assets

On Saturday, Bitcoin lost a fifth of its value due to profit-taking and macro-economic worries, resulting in roughly a billion dollars worth of selling across cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin was trading at $47,495 at 9:20 GMT, down 12%. (roughly Rs. 35.76 lakhs). During the session, it went as low as $41,967.5 (approximately Rs. 31.60 lakhs), bringing the day’s losses to 22%. Ether, the token tied to the Ethereum blockchain network, fell more than 10% as a result of the broader cryptocurrency selloff. The drop comes after a tumultuous week in the global markets.

3. 28 million SHIB added to Portfolio by Ethereum Whale ‘Gimli’

An Ethereum whale, one of the largest, has just rushed in to add 28 billion Shiba Inu tokens, valued at over $1.1 million (approximately Rs. 8.81 crores), to a portfolio that now stands at over 1.2 trillion tokens. The ‘Gimli’ whale wallet started purchasing and accumulating SHIB tokens in June and has already amassed a total of $56 million (roughly Rs. 422.4 crores). Over the last 30 days, the value of Shiba Inu has decreased by more than 45 per cent, yet whales like ‘Gimli’ have continuously purchased the dip, and the Dogecoin competitor has soared in public appeal. According to WhaleStats on Twitter, the movement indicates that ‘Gimli’ has been particularly active in amassing SHIB tokens recently.

Apps & Services

1. With Alexa, Audible has launched over 100 audiobook titles that are free for Indian users

More than 100 audiobooks are now available for free via Alexa from Audible, including English titles like “A Selection of Sherlock Holmes Cases,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” “The Complete Chanakya Neeti,” and “On The Double.” According to the corporation, Hindi audiobooks such as “21 Shreshth Kahaniyan Prem Chand” and “Shiv Puran” would be available via Alexa.

To access these titles, users will be able to ask Alexa to read one of the free Audible audiobooks. The Amazon-owned audiobook service has announced that these titles would be available for free as part of its attempts to make the experience more accessible, according to the business. This means that even if you don’t have an Audible subscription, you’ll be able to access these free titles using Amazon’s Alexa speech assistant on devices like the Amazon Echo and Fire TV.

2. Split Payment is a new feature in Facebook Messenger that allows users to quickly share expenses

Facebook Messenger now includes a new Split Payments option, according to Meta. As the name implies, this function allows you to calculate and divide expenditures with others straight from Facebook Messenger. This feature simply aims to make it simpler to split the cost of bills and costs with friends, such as splitting a dinner bill. The firm announced the new Split Payment option in Facebook Messenger in a blog post. This new bill splitting option is currently in testing and will initially be available only to customers in the United States. Early next week, the deployment will begin.

3. WhatsApp has launched an incubator program to assist organizations in developing digital healthcare solutions

The WhatsApp Incubator Programme (WIP) was launched on Monday by the messaging network WhatsApp. The WhatsApp Business Platform will be used to support beneficial and quantifiable health outcomes at scale, according to the firm. According to the firm, the initiative aims to find ten organizations that are solving crucial health concerns. They’ll be mentored through a ‘design thinking driven’ approach to gain a better grasp of their WhatsApp-powered product and its usefulness. Technical assistance will be offered to the selected organizations in order to create, prototype, and pilot their health use cases.


1. Deliveries of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters will begin on December 15, according to CEO Bhavish Aggarwal

According to a tweet from CEO Bhavish Aggarwal over the weekend, delivery of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters will begin on December 15. A 2.98kWh battery powers the standard Ola S1, while a 3.97kWh battery powers the Ola S1 Pro. Ola’s electric two-wheelers have a peak power of 8.5kW. Aggarwal also posted a series of photos showing many Ola Electric two-wheelers parked at Ola’s stockyard, waiting to be delivered. The electric scooter deliveries were supposed to start in October, according to Ola. One of the key causes for the delivery delays is claimed to be global chip shortages.

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Written by Marya

Loves reading, critiquing and writing. Philosophical and poetic with a charm of sarcasm adds to my approach. Dance, cinema and music make to my list of hobbies. Explore and express are the key elements of my life.

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