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Tech Wrap: Technology News for Women 21 Dec

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

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Women have been utilizing and leading the world of tech with vigour, strength, and determination. From career to basic welfare, technology is playing a huge role in everybody’s life.

Without further delay, let’s look at this week’s technology news for women and brush up on our facts.

Devices & Gadgets

1. Boult Audio has launched the AirBass Propods X TWS Earbuds with a 32-hour playback time

The AirBass Propods X true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds from Boult Audio have been released in India. The new in-ear Bluetooth earbuds come in one colour: black, and they have 10mm, dynamic drivers. Boult Audio’s latest wireless earbuds include touch controls for answering and rejecting calls, adjusting volume, controlling music tracks, and more. They have USB Type-C connectivity and are sweat and water-resistant to IPX5 standards. The company says that their TWS earphones when combined with the charging case, may provide up to 32 hours of total playback time. The new Boult Audio AirBass Propods X is available from the official company website and Amazon for Rs. 1,499 as an introductory launch price.

2. Panasonic has launched the Toughbook S1 Rugged Tablet with Extendable Battery

On Monday, Panasonic unveiled the Toughbook S1 rugged tablet in India. Logistics, transportation, field service, and other industries can benefit from the rugged tablet. It is powered on Android 10 Enterprise, which is said to improve app security, stability, and management for enterprises. It contains an embedded barcode reader as well as two battery sizes to choose from. The Panasonic Toughbook S1 starts at Rs. 98,000 in India. The Panasonic Toughbook S1 has a 7-inch WXGA (800×1,200 pixels) IPS LCD that was recently released. The Panasonic Toughbook S1 is equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC, Adreno 512 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. It has a 13-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front camera for optics.

3. Noise Beads Feature TWS Earbuds Debut in IPX5 Build with Up to 18 Hours of Listening Time

Noise Beads

Noise Beads have quietly made their debut in India’s expanding market for truly wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds. The new earbuds have a metallic appearance and can last up to 18 hours on a single charge, according to the company. The Noise Beads also have touch controls and are compatible with voice assistants. The earbuds are bead-like in appearance and come with a small charging case. Users can also choose between two distinct colour schemes. For a limited time, the Noise Beads price in India has been fixed at Rs. 1,499.

4. OnePlus Buds Z2 with ANC and 11mm Dynamic Drivers Make Their Global Debut

The OnePlus Buds Z2 is an update to the previous generation, incorporating active noise cancellation (ANC) and larger dynamic drivers. The earbuds also have a longer battery life than the Buds Z that the business previously marketed. In addition, the OnePlus Buds Z2 has a Pro Gaming mode that provides reduced latency for mobile gaming. Overall, the OnePlus Buds Z2 competes with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and the Nothing Ear 1. The OnePlus Buds Z2 will cost $99 (approximately Rs. 7,600) or EUR 99. (roughly Rs. 8,600). The earphones are available in Pearl White and Obsidian Black.


1. Polkadot Releases First Batch of Parachains to Enable Blockchain Ecosystem Interoperability

Polkadot, the famous open-source blockchain technology, has announced the launch of its first parachains, which aim to facilitate interoperability between several blockchains. Individual blockchains running in parallel within the Polkadot ecosystem on its network, known as parachains, have been in development for five years and represent a breakthrough in interconnected blockchain technology.

Polkadot has begun slot auctions for its first five parachains, which began on November 11. The first auction’s winners include parachain firms working on a wide range of topics, including decentralized banking, investments and loans, and smart contracting. Acala, Moonbeam, Parallel Finance, Astar, and Clover are the first five auction winners. They’ll be able to rent a spot on Polkadot’s main blockchain, Relay Chain, for up to 96 weeks.

2. The Dubai World Trade Centre will establish a specialized cryptocurrency zone

According to the Dubai Media Office, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) would become a crypto zone and regulator for cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets as part of efforts to attract new business as regional economic competition heats up. The DWTC’s decision to create a specialized zone for virtual assets – such as digital assets, goods, operators, and exchanges – is part of a push by Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates’ seven emirates, to develop new economic sectors, according to the statement.

3. Despite technical glitches dampening auction energy, Adidas sells NFTs worth over $22 million

Adidas Originals just entered the metaverse and the growing realm of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The company made over $22 million (approximately Rs. 167 crores) over the weekend when its NFT components sold out within minutes of being live on sale. According to the CoinGecko calculator, each of these NFTs was valued at ETH 0.2, which amounts to $769 (approximately Rs. 58,463). Out of the 30,000 NFTs made available, 29,620 have been sold, with 380 pieces being preserved for future events by the partners.

Apps & Services

1. Amazon’s Winter Shopping Store Sale Has Been Announced offering Up to 60% Off on appliances

The Amazon Winter Shopping Store is having a bargain. Geysers, room heaters, and electric kettles, among other winter-ready gadgets, will be discounted by up to 60%. Customers may save money on blankets, quilts, recliners, comforters, beds, cookware, and crockery during the deal, which runs until January 11. On OneCard credit card transactions (issued by FPL Technologies Private Limited and its Partner Banks), Amazon is additionally offering a 10% immediate discount.

2.WhatsApp Business Beta Users Get a New Quick Reply Shortcut

According to reports, the beta version of the corporate instant messaging software will have a new shortcut for swiftly answering messages. Select WhatsApp Business beta testers on Android and iOS are claimed to have access to the new Quick Replies feature. The Quick Replies feature has been available in the WhatsApp business for some time, and it can be accessed by pressing the ‘/’ key on the keyboard and selecting a message from the list to send to a client.

3. Instagram Has Added a New Feature That Allows You to Embed Your Profile on Other Websites

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Instagram is receiving a new feature that allows users to embed a mini-version of their profile on their websites. Users can now embed their Instagram content on third-party sites or connect to someone else’s profile using the new Profile Embed feature. Along with the Profile Embed, Instagram has emphasized the recently announced Playback tool for Instagram Stories and Reels Visual Replies. Users can create an end-of-year compilation of up to 10 Stories to share with their followers using the Playback tool. The Reels Visual Replies feature allows you to respond to a comment with a 60-second Reels video.

4. Vi has introduced new prepaid recharge plans for Rs. 155, Rs. 239, Rs. 666, and Rs. 699

Vi (Vodafone Idea) has announced the launch of four new prepaid plans, priced at Rs. 155, Rs. 239, Rs. 666, and Rs. 699. The plans are now available on the Internet and in the mobile app, and users may begin recharging right away. Users who were looking for a quality Vi plan around Rs. 250 will be relieved by the Rs. 155 and Rs. 239 plans. Following the tariff increases, Vi’s popular low-end plans became prohibitively expensive, leaving users with few options. Unlimited phone calling, weekend data rollover, data pleasures promotion, and access to Vi Movies and TV VIP are all included in the Rs. 666 and Rs. 699 subscriptions.

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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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