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Tech Wrap: Technology News for Women 14 Dec

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

Technology News for Woman Smartphone
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Digitalization has been making a shift all around the world and the world of women does not stay unaffected. Women have been taking the advantage of the same and creating an impact as well. With this thought in mind, let’s look at the technology news for this week.

Devices & Gadgets

1. HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 4826 Printer unveiled in India

HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 4826

In India, the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 4826 has been unveiled. The new HP printer has print, copy, and scan capabilities and many connectivity choices, including USB and Wi-Fi. The new HP printer comes with two complete cartridge sets that can print 2,600 mono pages and 1,400 colour pages, according to HP.

HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 4826 printer is compatible with the HP Smart app and is stated to be perfect for home and business use. Apple AirPrint, Chrome OS, and Mopria Print Service are all supported. On HP’s official website, the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 4826 is available for an introductory launch price of Rs. 9,499 for a limited time.

2. Western Digital has released the WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD, which has a read speed of 3.5GBps

On Monday, Western Digital introduced the WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD (solid-state drive) in India. According to the business, the SSD is geared at content makers. The high-end storage configurations of the WD Blue SN570 provide read rates of up to 3.5GBps, which the firm claims are five times faster than its SATA SSDs.
Western Digital’s SSD Dashboard is also built-in, allowing users to keep track of drive health, space, temperature, and other factors while using the drive on their PCs. The WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD comes in three storage capacities: 250GB, 521GB, and 1TB. The 250GB model is priced at Rs. 3,799 on Amazon, while the 512GB model is priced at Rs. 5,099.

3. MSI Creator Z16 Launched in India With 16:10 Touch-Supported Display and 11th-Gen Intel Core Processors

MSI Creator Z16
Source: MSI

On Monday, MSI unveiled the Creator Z16 in India. The new laptop is available in two different configurations, with 11th-generation Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors. The 16:10 touch-supported display on the Creator Z16 is said to provide 11 per cent more screen space than a typical 16:9 monitor. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 dedicated graphics are also included in the computer. A mini-LED backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E connection, and 180W charging are among the other features of the MSI laptop for artists and professionals. The Creator Z16 features small bezels and is housed in a CNC body. The MSI Creator Z16 pricing in India is Rs. 2,40,990 for the Intel Core i7 model, and Rs. 2,57,990 for the Intel Core i9 model.

4. In India, Asus has launched the Chromebook CX1101 with a rugged design, a Celeron N4020 processor, and an 11.6-inch display

The company’s newest Chromebook has an 11.6-inch anti-glare HD display and a durable build that is MIL-STD 810H approved. A dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage power the Asus Chromebook CX1101. It has a 720p webcam and supports dual-band 5GHz Wi-Fi networking. The laptop weighs 1.24kg and has a 42Whr battery that can be charged through USB Type-C with a 45W adaptor. The new Asus Chromebook CX1101 will be available in India from December 15 on Flipkart for Rs. 19,999.

5. Lava Probuds N2 Neckband Earphones with a 12-hour music playback time have been released in India

Lava Probuds N2 Neckband Earphones
Source: Lava Mobiles

On Monday, Lava Probuds N2 neckband-style wireless earbuds were released in India. The in-ear Bluetooth earbuds come in two colours and are said to give enhanced bass thanks to their 10mm dynamic drivers. The dual connection function of the Lava Probuds N2 allows users to connect the earbuds to two devices at the same time. The magnetic locks on the wireless earphones come with a 110mAh battery capacity. They’re also sweating and water-resistant, with an IPX4 rating. In India, the Lava Probuds N2 earbuds cost Rs. 1,199. Teal Green and Midnight Black are two colour possibilities for the duo.

6. Infinix Note 11, Note 11S, and Note 11S with Triple Cameras and 5,000mAh Batteries are now available in India.

On Monday, the Infinix Note 11 and Infinix Note 11S were released in India. The smartphones have three back camera modules with a total resolution of 50 megapixels. The standard Infinix Note 11 has an AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch, whilst the Infinix Note 11S has an IPS display with a hole-punch cutout design. The MediaTek Helio G88 SoC powers the Infinix Note 11, while the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC powers the Infinix Note 11S. Both smartphones have 5,000mAh batteries with 33W rapid charging capabilities. The pricing of the new Infinix Note 11 smartphone in India has been set at Rs. 11,999, and it will be available in three colour options: Celestial Snow, Glacier Green, and Graphite Black.

7. In India, Zebronics ZEB-Juke Bar 3820A Pro Soundbar With Built-In Alexa Support Has Been Released

Zebronics ZEB-Juke Bar 3820A Pro Soundbar

On Thursday, the Zebronics ZEB-Juke Bar 3820A Pro soundbar was released in India. Built-in compatibility for Amazon’s Alexa speech assistant, as well as voice commands, are included with the soundbar. The ZEB-Juke Bar 3820A Pro is an 80W soundbar with twin subwoofers, dual mid-range drivers, and dual high-range speakers. It uses two far-field microphones to allow customers to play music from streaming services as well as check the news and other information using Alexa skills. The new ZEB-Juke Bar 3820A Pro will be available on Amazon starting today for Rs. 9,999.

Apps & Services

1. Google Nest Smart Speakers and Displays now support Apple Music

In India and four other countries, Google Nest smart speakers and smart displays now support Apple Music, allowing users to listen to their favourite tunes and playlists on Google’s smart gadgets. Owners of Nest devices who subscribe to Apple’s music streaming service may listen to music on their gadgets. According to Google, users will be able to use the Google Home app to choose Apple Music as their preferred music streaming provider.

2. Vi Partners with Hungama Music to Give Prepaid and Postpaid Users Free Access to Songs and Music Videos

Vi announced a collaboration with Hungama Music on Monday to establish a music streaming service via the Vi app. Vi prepaid and postpaid customers will receive a free six-month membership to Hungama Premium, which will provide ad-free music material in 20 languages across genres from Hungama’s music catalogue. On the Vi app, Vi users will also have the opportunity to attend 52 live digital concerts. Vi customers will be able to access songs as well as limitless downloads from infinite playlists, podcasts, and music videos through the Hungama Music app as a consequence of the partnership.

3. Amazon Prime Membership to Become Up to 50% More Expensive Beginning December 14th

Starting today, Amazon Prime membership in India would be up to 50% more expensive (Tuesday, December 14). The Amazon Prime service’s monthly, quarterly, and yearly membership options will all be affected by the modification, which was announced earlier this year. As a consequence, users will be able to purchase an annual Prime membership for Rs. 1,499, a price increase of Rs. 500 or more than 50% above the previous price of Rs. 999. It would also boost its monthly cost by roughly 39%, from Rs. 129 to Rs. 179. Similarly, Amazon Prime’s quarterly plan would increase by nearly 39% to Rs. 459 from Rs. 329.

4. Google has postponed the implementation of its Play Store billing system in India until October 2022

Google postponed the launch of the Play Store’s billing mechanism in India for a second time on Friday. The deadline for integrating Google Play’s billing system has been extended from March 31, 2022, to October 31, 2022, according to the firm. Developers in India who sell their applications and in-app content through Google Play now have an extra seven months to integrate Google Play’s billing system, which requires them to pay a commission to Google for app purchases.


1. Pepsi will bring 1,893 Generative NFTs to commemorate the birth year of the company’s founder

To commemorate the company’s founding year of 1893, Pepsi has chosen a set of one-of-a-kind non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The company’s NFT series, dubbed “Pepsi Mic Drop,” will have 1,893 parts of a microphone graphic inspired by Pepsi flavours such as Classic Blue Pepsi, Silver Diet Pepsi, and Red Pepsi Wild Cherry, among others. An algorithm will produce each of these Ethereum-based NFTs at random, adding to their uniqueness and quotient. Pepsi has encouraged interested persons to register on its now-functional waiting page and have their credentials validated to generate hype around the introduction of its NFT series. People will be allowed to mint one “Mic Drop” NFT after passing the verification procedure.

2. Yuvraj Singh Unveils NFT Collection Inspired by On-Field Memories

Yuvraj Singh, the Indian cricket team’s new retired all-rounder, has opted to issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs) inspired by his career as a player. Singh made the news on December 12th, his 40th birthday. In his own words, the cricketer wishes to give his supporters some priceless moments from his on-field experience. NFTs are digital valuables such as video snippets, doodles, and autographed posters that can be transferred and stored securely on the blockchain network. In collaboration with NFT marketplace Colexion, this NFT series will debut on Christmas Day, December 25.


1. Noise Buds Prima TWS Earbuds, with a battery life of up to 42 hours, are now available in India

Noise Buds Prima fully wireless earphones have been released in India. The earbuds have a battery life of up to 42 hours and support environmental noise cancelling (ENC). Each earbud features an in-ear design and a stem for housing sensors. The Noise Buds Prima are available in three different colour schemes. They have a low latency gaming mode of 44 milliseconds that may be used at any moment. The Noise Buds Prima has a quad microphone system for improved call quality. Flipkart unveils the price at Rs. 1,799, according to the company. The earphones will also be available for purchase starting December 14 at 12 p.m. (noon).

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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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