Digitalization has made things easy as well as complex at the same time. If used and understood in the right way, one could receive plenty of bonuses in life from communication to safety and others. Concerning that, let’s now catch up with the latest tech news from the past week.
Devices & Gadgets
1. Sony Xperia Pro-I Featuring 1-Inch Camera Sensor to Finally Go on Sale in December in Select European and US Markets
The primary camera sensor on Sony’s new flagship smartphone is a big 1-inch sensor with Zeiss Tessar lenses. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and 12GB of RAM, as well as a dedicated shutter button. The smartphone will be available in select European countries as well as the United States. The Sony Xperia Pro-I will be available in the United States for $1,799.99 (approximately Rs. 1.35 lakh), with only one colour option: Frosted Black. The Snapdragon 888 SoC is combined with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSDXC card. The 6.5-inch 4K HDR (3,840×1,644) OLED display on the Xperia Pro-I boasts a refresh rate of 120Hz. The phone comes pre-installed with Android 11.
2. Samsung 35W Power Adapter Duo With USB Type-C, USB Type-A Ports Launched in India
On Monday, the Samsung 35W Power Adapter Duo was released in India. The wall charger allows two devices to be charged at the same time. The brick, according to Samsung, can charge Android and iPhone devices, as well as tablets, laptops, and wearables. Wireless chargers can also be used with it. Additionally, the charger is compatible with TWS earphones and power banks. One USB Type-C and one USB Type-A charging port are included. Samsung says that the charger can charge Galaxy devices in half the time it takes to charge them. The Samsung 35W Power Adapter Duo costs Rs 2,299. Samsung chargers may be found in retail locations, on Samsung.com, and other top internet portals.
3. Oppo Enco X, Enco Air, Enco Play Getting New Features Including Double-Tap Camera Control
In December, Oppo will release a software update for its Enco X, Enco Air, and Enco Play true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones. The Double-Tap Camera Control feature, which allows users to shoot photographs or record videos by double-tapping the earphones, is one of the most significant upgrades. The Oppo Enco Free 2 will also get a new software update that will provide a dual-connection capability, allowing you to link the earphones with two smartphones at the same time. The Personalised Sound Boost function will be accessible on the Oppo Enco X earbuds, which were previously only available on the Enco Free 2. It adjusts the music playing based on the sensitivity of your ears using a software algorithm. ColorOS, Android 6.0, and later, and iOS phones are compatible with the Personalised Sound Boost function. To use the customized treatment on a phone that isn’t running ColorOS, you’ll need to download the HeyTap app.
4. Samsung Galaxy Note Series Cancelled; Galaxy S, Galaxy Z Series to Integrate Its Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note series appears to have been discontinued by the South Korean electronics titan. According to the source, the Galaxy Note series was expected to release a new model in 2022, but that may not happen. Samsung may include Galaxy Note series capabilities into either the Galaxy S or Galaxy Z series flagship handsets. The S Pen is currently available as an attachment for the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3. The decision to discontinue producing the Galaxy Note series might have been influenced in part by Samsung’s intention to ramp up production of foldable smartphones, according to the report.
1. Adidas Announces Coinbase Deal, Just Days After Announcing Its Entry Into the Metaverse
We’ve partnered with @coinbase.
— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) November 24, 2021
Adidas, the worldwide sportswear company, has announced a relationship with Coinbase, a Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange, in the same week that it opted to spend a lot of money on a plot of land in The Sandbox, a blockchain-based virtual game environment. While neither release provides any specifics or hints as to whether the two events are connected, it’s possible that the corporation intends to spend cryptocurrencies in The Sandbox; if so, Coinbase may assist it in making the necessary investment. Adidas announced on Twitter that it is cooperating with the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, but provided little information on the agreement. Adidas also took notice of the Ethereum-based virtual reality game The Sandbox and proposed that it develop something in the game’s virtual land parcels, dubbed “AdiVerse.”
adiVerse anyone? 🤔
— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) November 22, 2021
2. AMC Theatres Offering NFTs to Spider-Man: No Way Home Moviegoers
Get ready Spidey-Fans! #SpiderManNoWayHome tickets will be going on sale on Spider-Monday, November 29th at 12:01am EST! Swing in and grab #AMCTheatres first Eco-Friendly NFT! pic.twitter.com/ckkUK0gTIX
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) November 28, 2021
AMC Theatres and Sony Pictures have chosen to give non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to individuals who buy or reserve Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets in advance. AMC Stubs Premiere, A-List, and Investor Connect members who are the first to purchase their opening day tickets, or in the case of AMC Stubs A-List members who are the first to book their seats, will be eligible for up to 86,000 NFTs at any and all US AMC Theatres locations. Over 100 NFT designs will be available, all of them were created by Cub Studios, an animation studio. Members of AMC Stubs A-List, Premiere, or Investor Connect must purchase or reserve tickets via the AMC Theatres website or on the AMC mobile app to be eligible for the NFT.
3. Crypto Token ‘Omicron’ Shoots Up in Value After New COVID-19 Variant Given the Same Name
After the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the new COVID-19 variant “Omicron,” the value of an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency called “Omicron” increased by 945 per cent over the weekend. The token was created in November and appears to have increased solely as a result of the newly recognized coronavirus strain. According to CoinGecko, the Omicron crypto coin, which goes by the abbreviation OMIC, is now trading at $576.48 (approximately Rs. 43,311). The identical Omicron token was selling for $65 (approximately Rs. 4,883) on Saturday, November 27 before surging to an all-time high of $689 (about Rs. 51,765) on Monday, November 29. Although the general crypto market struck a blow at the conclusion of last week, the Omicron coin saw a significant increase.
1. Huawei Watch D With Blood Pressure Monitoring Launching in December
The latest gadget, dubbed Huawei Watch D, is touted to be Huawei’s first wristwatch that can detect blood pressure directly on the wrist. The Huawei Watch D has a rectangular display and two buttons on the right side. According to reports, the buttons may be used to access Health and Home choices. According to reports, the Huawei Watch D has a high accuracy rate. At this time, neither the Huawei Watch D’s specs nor its precise debut date is known.
2. Google Redesigns Wear OS ‘System Updates’ Screen to Mention the Android Version
It was stated in May during the Google I/O 2021 event that Google’s Wear OS will be completely overhauled. Wear OS 3, a new operating system developed in collaboration with Samsung, will be available for a limited number of smartwatches in the second half of 2022. Google has launched a new “System updates” interface for existing Wear OS smartwatches in preparation for this upgrade. It allows consumers to quickly determine the Android version and security patch level of their wearable devices. Users may now view the status “Your watch is up to date” at the top. The former blue checkmark has been replaced with the installed operating system version (Android version) and the level of security patching (Android security update).
Apps & Services
1. Spotify Is Retiring Car View Feature, Reportedly Testing TikTok-Like Video Feed in App
According to a moderator on a forum thread, Spotify Car View, a driving-friendly feature, is being discontinued. The functionality provided users with important information as well as a simpler interface that allowed them to manage music playing while driving using huge buttons. The corporation is “exploring new ways to give the finest in-car listening experience,” according to the moderator. Meanwhile, Spotify is said to be working on a vertical video stream in its app that is similar to TikTok. It might include short videos uploaded by artists or users. Spotify members may use Google Assistant to listen to music hands-free. Users may also link their Spotify and Google accounts to manage the app by speech, according to the moderator.
2. Jio Prepaid Pack Prices Hiked by Up to Rs. 480, Following Airtel, Vi
Reliance Jio has increased the cost of various prepaid plan offers, following in the footsteps of Airtel and Vodafone Idea. On its unlimited prepaid plan offers, a price increase of up to Rs. 480 has been implemented. Reliance Jio also claims that it has raised tariffs to support a “durable telecom sector.” Although the pricing of many Reliance Jio unlimited plans, one JioPhone package, and data add-ons have increased, the benefits have not. The most expensive Rs. 2,399 will now cost Rs. 2,879, representing Rs. 480 price increase. The plan still includes 365 days of validity, 2GB of data per day, unlimited voice calling, and 100 SMS each day. The new plans will take effect on December 1st, according to Reliance Jio.
3. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down, CTO Parag Agarwal Chosen as Successor
not sure anyone has heard but,
I resigned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/G5tUkSSxkl
— jack⚡️ (@jack) November 29, 2021
Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, has resigned, and the company’s CTO, Parag Agarwal, has been unanimously chosen as his replacement by the board. According to Reuters, the company’s board has been planning for Dorsey’s exit since last year. The announcement comes as Twitter has intensified its product innovation in the last year to compete with social media rivals like Facebook and TikTok, as well as meet its aim of tripling annual revenue by 2023. Dorsey also took to Twitter to explain why he was stepping down as CEO of Twitter after 16 years and why Agarwal was the right person to head the business he co-founded in 2006.