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A Mint report quotes Hrishikesh Thite, head of the Billion category says that the smartphone will come in two variants 32GB and 64GB. The new phone called Billion Capture Plus will be on sale via Flipkart from November 15. Notably, Flipkart announced the Billion self-brand in July this year to focus on the needs of the Indian consumers. On the design front, Flipkart says the Billion Capture + has a premium metal body crafted.
  • Tata Motors triples profits with strong JLR sales

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    The company reported an nearly three-fold jump in its net profit during the second quarter as against Rs 848 crore reported during the corresponding quarter last fiscal. EBITDA margin was 11.8 per c4nt and EBIT margin was 5.2 per cent in the quarter. Jaguar Land Rover reported a pre-tax profit of 385 million pounds ($505 million), a 38% increase from a year earlier.
  • Google is reportedly working on an AirDrop-like file transfer app

    Google is reportedly working on an AirDrop-like file transfer app

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    While the app is now available as an early access program for testing purposes, it will officially be launched globally early next month. The Files Go app is pretty good and does what it's supposed to. Meanwhile, the second tab called "Files" groups content by Images, Videos, and Audio. Even better, you only need to have Android 5.0 or higher in order to download and use Files Go on your device.
  • New low-priced device developed to boost wireless signal strength

    New low-priced device developed to boost wireless signal strength

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    To upgrade such a reflector, the researchers wrote a special algorithm. "Through this single solution, we address a number of challenges that plague wireless users", she said. The placement is created to stop signals from going in one direction and reflecting those trying to go elsewhere into an area where it's most desired.
  • Facebook wants nude photos from Australian users - for a good reason

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    Humans rather than algorithms will view the naked images voluntarily sent to Facebook in a scheme being trialled in Australia to combat revenge porn . The limited pilot program is available in three other countries: the U.S., U.K., and Canada. "These tools, developed in partnership with global safety experts, are one example of how we're using new technology to keep people safe and prevent harm", said Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of global safety, in a statement.
  • Reliance Jio introduces 'Triple Cash Back Offer', brings back 100% cashback

    Reliance Jio introduces 'Triple Cash Back Offer', brings back 100% cashback

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    While the company has also partnered with popular wallets to provide instant cashback of up to Rs. 300 on every recharge done through mobile wallets including Amazon Pay , AxisPay, FreeCharge , MobiKwik, Paytm and PhonePe. Jio Prime users can shop on AJIO, Yatra and Reliance Trends to get vouchers up to worth Rs 1,899. A breakdown of cashback offers available for recharges through Reliance Jio's partner digital wallets.
  • Mobile can keep Nest Secure online if your WiFi fails

    Mobile can keep Nest Secure online if your WiFi fails

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    According to a statement issued by the company, purchase of the security pack will also require a monthly T-Mobile Nest plan that includes cellular backup and the Nest Aware service , which provides intelligent alerts and 10 days of video storage for Nest Cam owners.
  • OnePlus 5T won't have wireless charging, to be sold starting Nov

    OnePlus 5T won't have wireless charging, to be sold starting Nov

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    While the fans wait, there are speculations about the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack and possibly wireless charging. It doesn't matter whether you're gaming or streaming video. The OnePlus 3T's design was also the same as that of OnePlus 3 past year. If the rumors are to be believed, the OnePlus 5T will hit Indian shores at a price of Rs.
  • Star Wars Battlefront II Producer Claims

    Star Wars Battlefront II Producer Claims "Loot Boxes Are Sometimes a Necessity"

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    The publisher has announced a new contest where fans can enter and win prizes, including the "Ultimate Intergalactic Bundle" that practically provides a dream Star Wars package for fans to enjoy. VG247 spotted the availability of the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 trial and the full file is going to set players back 55.7GB on PC and 52GB on Xbox One .
  • Pixel 2 XL oleophobic display coating may be causing some issues

    Pixel 2 XL oleophobic display coating may be causing some issues

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    Some of those users shared images of these scratches, and indeed they seem very noticeable; users are claiming the screen has proven more vulnerable than past phones they've had. Set to replace the "vivid colors" display previously available, Google has rolled out with three new "color profile" options; "boosted", "natural" and "saturated".
  • The Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) Stake Raised by Dynamic Advisors Solutions LLC

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    LSV Asset Management owned 0.44% of QUALCOMM worth $354,759,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 663 holders increased their positions by a total of 112.18 million shares, 720 holders decreased the positions by a total of 103.44 million shares, and 142 holders held their positions.
  • Five stars all round in latest Euro NCAP crash tests

    Five stars all round in latest Euro NCAP crash tests

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    A highly competitive round of Euro NCAP safety tests saw all participating cars score the five star score. The Volvo XC60 sat as the lone large off-road entry. The Ford Fiesta , Vauxhall Grandland X , Mazda CX-5 , Renault Koleos , Jeep Compass and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet all achieved five stars, while the Opel Ampera-e achieved four.
  • Deepsea Blue Galaxy Note 8 officially launching in the U.S. next week

    Deepsea Blue Galaxy Note 8 officially launching in the U.S. next week

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    Problem is, Samsung has been saving the best colors for foreign shores. This new color option for the Galaxy Note 8 will be available starting on November 16th. To meet the earlier deadline, Samsung will begin mass Galaxy S9 production in December, utilizing the first batch of Snapdragon 845 chips for U.S.
  • IO Interactive teases what's next for Hitman

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    The new game does not yet have a name and not much info is now known about it, but this is first word of the new title ever since the studio branched off from Square. But where does the Hitman series go from here? The original plan was for Hitman's current story to be divided between three seasons broken up into episodic releases.
  • Google Chrome will soon block those annoying site redirects

    Google Chrome will soon block those annoying site redirects

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    The unnecessary redirects normally come from third-party content embedded in the webpage even if the page author might not have meant to redirect traffic. Much like the browser's pre-existing pop-up blocker, Chrome will also notify you when this happens with an infobar on mobile and desktop. Browsers these days also offer reader modes that strip out complex formatting to try to liberate website text like news articles from distractions.
  • Air Force Info May Have Stopped Sale to Gunman

    Air Force Info May Have Stopped Sale to Gunman

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    After divorcing the woman he was convicted of assaulting, Kelley remarried in 2014, but authorities have said he became embroiled in some unspecified domestic dispute with her parents that involved him sending threatening text messages to his mother-in-law.
  • Apple reportedly working on AR headset codenamed 'T288' for launch in 2020

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    The company is reportedly looking to have the technology down pat in 2019 so it can ship an ambitious product in 2020. That headset will run a new operating system called "rOS", though Apple is still figuring out how it will work. Microsoft, which missed the mobile revolution boat nearly entirely, is also heavily focused on what it calls "mixed reality" (which includes both virtual and augmented reality), and has its own HoloLens headset.