Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 may come to India soon

Reports suggest that Bajaj may launch the Pulsar NS 160 mimicking the style of NS 200 model in India in July. The bike, based on the existing Pulsar AS 150, will use the same perimeter frame and the engine will be an air/oil-cooled, 150cc. The single-cylinder motor delivers 17PS and 13Nm. The bike will feature a Nitrox monoshock at the rear and a set of 37mm telescopic forks up front. The bike is expected to be priced at around Rs 84,000.

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OnePlus 3, 3T to get Android O before end of 2017

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has reportedly announced that its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones would receive Android O update by the end of 2017. According to reports, the company had earlier confirmed that OnePlus 2 would not be updated to Android Nougat. Notably, Google is expected to name Android 8.0 as Oatmeal Cookie.

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Sea level rise has accelerated since 1990: Study

A study made by a team of scientists belonging to China, Australia and the United States has revealed that the rise in global sea level has accelerated since 1990. The study reportedly attributes the 'increasing global temperature' for this surge. Notably, the study comes a month after the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Google officially kills ‘Google Talk’

Google on Monday reportedly ended its support for its chat service Google Talk, also known as Gchat. According to reports, Google has asked all the GChat users to start using its Hangouts service. Notably, GChat was launched in August 2005 as a means of communication between Gmail users. However, Google has already started sidelining Google Talk since 2013 with the introduction of its Hangouts service. 

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Airtel likely to roll out VoLTE services in next quarter

In a move to compete with Reliance Jio, India’s top telco Bharti Airtel is expected to roll out voice over LTE services in the next quarter. According to reports, the telco is also planning to launch the services in all towns and cities of India by the end of this year. Notably, British telecom major Vodafone is also undergoing trials for VoLTE services in India.

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Yamaha Fazer 250 expected before festive season

Yamaha all new Fazer-250 is all set to hit the roads before the October 2017 in India. According to reports, the Fazer 250 is completely based on the FZ25's platform and there is no other change except the front body cowling, added for better wind resistance. Notably, the platform has already been designed with a wide seat and relaxed riding posture, making it suitable for long rides.

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Apple to go green in India

Apple is reportedly planning to run all of its business in India on renewable energy. Notably, Apple is expecting to achieve this in the next six months. Notably, this announcement comes on the same day PM Modi met with the heads of 20 of the leading US technology firms, including Tim Cook of Apple.

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Google Pixel 2 specifications leaked

Mobile software development community XDA Developers have reportedly revealed the specifications of Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone. According to reports, the smartphone is said to feature a 5.99-inch display, 2.45Ghz Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM, 128GB inbuilt storage, a single rear camera with dual LED flash, etc.

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ISRO-made chips to alert people at unmanned rail crossings

Indian Space Research Organisation has reportedly developed chips on the train which will help people while crossing the unmanned level crossings of railway lines. According to reports, people will be warned by hooters once a train approaches an unmanned level crossing as railways by the specially made chips. The satellite-based system will also be used for tracking trains for providing information about their movement on real time basis. On a pilot basis, Mumbai and Guwahati Rajdhani trains will be equipped with the system.

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NASA to launch CHESS rocket to find interstellar clouds

According to reports, National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be launching a CHESS rocket which will study interstellar clouds to provide information about star formation earlier stages on June 27. CHESS, which will fly for only 16 minutes, will study how much of any given wavelength of light is present. Scientists would then use the data to infer the kinds of atoms present in the interstellar clouds.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in September

Reports suggest that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, the upcoming flagship smartphone, is expected to launch in September. The smartphone is likely to sport a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, and introduce a 12MP dual camera for the first time, say reports. The Galaxy Note 8 will come equipped with the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipsets and 6GB RAM. While the Galaxy Note 8 is said to feature a 3,330mAh battery and support Samsung’s DeX Station.

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Google to stop personalised ads in Gmail

Google on Friday reportedly announced that it would no longer scan the Gmail messages of its free users to deliver personalised advertisements. This means Gmail ads will be based on the user's preference and not based on his/her recent activity. Notably, Google had earlier stopped scanning the e-mails of its business users.

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Malware affects over 800 mobile apps on Play Store

A Trojan Android malware, named Xavier has reportedly infected more than 800 mobile apps on Google Play Store. According to reports, Japanese security software company Trend Micro has detected the malware, which has mainly affected utility and wallpaper changing apps. Notably, the malware has been downloaded millions of times by Android smartphone users.

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WhatsApp testing feature that’ll let you share any type of files

Messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new update that will allow users to share any type of file. Along with images, video audio and PDF, WhatsApp may also enable users to send APK files. Reportedly, the update will also mean that all photos, videos, GIFs, etc. will be shared without being compressed with size limitations. It’s not clear when the update will be officially launched.

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Google likely to name its next Android version Oatmeal Cookie

American technology giant Google is expected to name its upcoming version Android 8.0 as Oatmeal Cookie. According to reports, the source code of the operating system, tested on Pixel smartphone, contains letters ‘O’ and ‘C’, which suggests that the new version will be called as Oatmeal Cookie. Notably, Google is likely to roll out Android 8.0 by the end of this year.

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Samsung starts rolling Bixby voice assistant

Samsung has reportedly started rolling out its artificial intelligence-based voice assistant Bixby to select Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in the United States. Reportedly, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ system apps received a bunch of updates related to Bixby Voice support in past few days. Reports suggest that the Bixby rollout might be available to limited users who signed up for the Bixby Early Access Program at the end of last week.

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ISRO starts countdown for PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 series satellite

According to reports, the 28-hour countdown for the PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 series satellite mission started on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch its Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 30 co-passenger satellites on Friday. Notably, the satellite will carry the 712 Kg Cartosat-2 series satellite into a 505 Km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.

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Lenovo unveils laptop concept that rolls like a yoga mat

Lenovo has reportedly unveiled a laptop concept whose centerpiece is a flexible screen that runs right up to the keyboard. The laptop wouldn't have a trackpad, but you could write on it and speak to it. There are no guarantees that Lenovo will build it but we wouldn't rule it out at some point in the future.

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Moto C Plus was ‘Sold Out’ in 7 Minutes, Says Flipkart

According to Flipkart, the Moto C Plus budget smartphone was sold out within 7 minutes of the start of its first sale on Thursday. Flipkart said, "The entire stock on Flipkart was sold out within 7 minutes of the sale opening, selling at a bristling rate of 100 units per second." Based on Flipkart's statement, the first sale of the Moto C Plus had roughly 42,000 units on sale. Flipkart also announced that the Moto C Plus would be available via open sale on Flipkart from Thursday.

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Apple parts leaked through toilet flush

Apple's Director of Global Security revealed that Apple factory workers in China flush parts down a toilet to collect later in a sewer. The workers sell these parts to professional leakers to make money. The workers earn more by selling these parts than they'd otherwise make in a whole year, said Apple at their presentation on leaks of upcoming products.

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