Month: December 2019

Netflix may still not have a million subscribers in India, but it continues to invest big bucks in the nation, where Disney’s Hotstar currently dominates the video streaming market. Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, said on Friday that the company is on track to spend 30,000 million Indian rupees, or $420.5 million, on
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Amazfit has been launching wearables in India at a relentless pace, and the Verge Lite is the latest one that we received for review. The Amazfit Verge Lite is a fitness watch with notifications, and with a sub-Rs. 10,000 price it could appeal to lots of people who want something more than a fitness band
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Redmi K30 series is set to launch with a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor, Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi announced through a teaser posted on Weibo. The new camera sensor would bring newer photography experiences to the upcoming Redmi phone. Some camera samples highlighting the upgraded camera performance have also been officially released by Redmi. Separately, a
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Qualcomm has unveiled its new extended reality platform called the Snapdragon XR2 platform. Qualcomm says it’s the world’s first 5G-supported platform, which can be scaled across various uses cases of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR). The Snapdragon XR2 promises twice the CPU and GPU performance, four times more video bandwidth, six
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. 300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app Melee, the company’s first app beyond its flagship product, lets users subscribe to
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Microsoft might be working on and planning to release a more affordable and less powerful Xbox console for Holiday 2020, as per a report. There has been much speculation and confusion regarding Microsoft on whether the company will release one or two Xbox gaming consoles in 2020. But it looks like alongside the powerful console
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Nokia 2.3 was launched in Cairo on Thursday. The budget smartphone is the latest from Finnish company HMD Global, the Nokia mobile brand licensee. The company is touting the Nokia 2.3 as a camera and entertainment-focused budget smartphone, and while it ships with Android 9.0, it’s being called Android 10 ready. Featuring a dedicated Google
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Android tablets are don’t seem to be as popular as they once were, and very few manufacturers are launching new models these days. Some companies that are still making Android tablets, such as Xiaomi, aren’t bringing them to the Indian market. However, Samsung is one player that has been manufacturing and launching a variety of tablets
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Vivo iQoo Neo 855 Racing Edition smartphone is official. The new gaming-focussed smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC to deliver an enhanced graphics experience. The presence of the Snapdragon 855+ SoC comes as an upgrade over the Snapdragon 855 that is available in the earlier launched iQoo Neo 855. The Vivo iQoo Neo
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Facebook’s Instagram said it will require birthdates from all new users starting on Wednesday, expanding the audience for ads for alcohol and other age-restricted products while offering new safety measures for younger users. Until now, Instagram except for limited circumstances has required its 1 billion users only to say they are at least 13 years
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Fancy websites and services come and go, but Craigslist endures. And now one of its main shortcomings is fixed: there’s an official app. Currently available for iOS and in beta for Android, the app provides a true-to-form Craigslist experience: useful, unfussy, and anonymous. There isn’t much to say about the app beyond that it faithfully
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RedmiBook 13 is set to launch on December 10, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi revealed on Wednesday. Taking a dig at Huawei that recently brought the MateBook D15 and MateBook D14 with thin-bezel displays, Redmi says that it is going to the next level and bringing a complete full-screen experience through the RedmiBook 13. The RedmiBook family
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Jio new plans have been announced, and they are being called ‘All-in-One Plans’ by the company. The Reliance Industries-owned telecom operator has followed Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to unveil revised mobile tariffs with price hikes. To recall, Airtel and Vodafone Idea had announced their revised plans on Sunday itself, and they went into effect
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As the gaming industry revs up for the next console cycle – set to begin late next year when Sony and Microsoft kickoff the ninth console generation – economic tallies show the industry to be in good shape. According to an industry report published by Newzoo, consumers will spend over $152 billion (roughly Rs. 11,00,000
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