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Electric vehicle maker Tesla to deliver China-made Model Y SUVs this month
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Electric vehicle maker Tesla to deliver China-made Model Y SUVs this month

BEIJING (REUTERS) -Tesla Inc said on Friday it has started selling China-made Model Y sport-utility vehicles (SUV) and will deliver them to customers this month, as the U.S. electric vehicle maker expands sales in the world's biggest car market. China, which offers hefty subsidies for electric vehicles as it seeks to cut down on pollution from petrol or diesel cars, is key to Tesla's global strategy. It is expanding its Shanghai car factory, where it also builds its Model 3 sedans. In October, it started exporting Model 3 vehicles to Europe. It is also adding manufacturing capacity for EV chargers in Shanghai and expanding its sales and service network around the country. It sold over 20,000 vehicles in November. The starting price of a Model Y in China is now 339,900 yuan (...
Apple vs Pear: Will Apple give in?
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Apple vs Pear: Will Apple give in?

What’s in a brand, it’s possible you’ll ask. If you’re Apple then there’s quite a bit at stake. Which is why again in August, the Cupertino-based tech big had sued an organization referred to as Prepear as its logo was similar to that of an Apple. Now, a pear is a pear and an apple is an apple, proper? But Apple had mentioned that Prepear’s brand “consists of a minimalistic fruit design with a right-angled leaf, which readily calls to mind Apple’s famous Apple Logo and creates a similar commercial impression.” As per a report by Macrumors, Apple hasn’t dropped the case however may be keen to unravel the dispute. The report says {that a} decision to the dispute could come very quickly primarily based on filings made with the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trial and Appeal Board. ...
South Korea reaches average 5G download speeds of 691 Mbps
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South Korea reaches average 5G download speeds of 691 Mbps

Seoul: South Korea's 5G download speed and overall quality improved in the second half of the year from the first half as the country races to deploy nationwide coverage of the latest generation network, a report showed. The average download speed on the high-speed network from the country's three major mobile carriers -- SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG Uplus Corp -- stood at 690.47 megabits per second (Mbps) in the second half of the year, up 33.91 Mbps from the first half, according to data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. SK Telecom had the fastest average download speed at 795.57 Mbps, followed by KT at 667.48 Mbps and LG Uplus at 608.49 Mbps. The country's average 4G LTE download speed reached 153.1 Mbps, more than four times slower than the average 5G speed, reports Yonh...
WhatsApp will stop working on these Android phones, iPhones from January 1
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WhatsApp will stop working on these Android phones, iPhones from January 1

If you are using an old Android phone or an iPhone then you may need to worry about WhatsApp support. WhatsApp has announced that it will stop supporting phones that are not running Android OS 4.0.3 or above. If you are using a smartphone that doesn’t run Android 4.0 Jelly Bean at least, which was released in 2011, then it’s high time you should upgrade. Go to the Settings menu and Check About Phone to see which Android version does your phone run. Note that WhatsApp offers limited support for Android tablets with an active SIM card and doesn’t support Wi-Fi only tablet models. For iPhones, WhatsApp will only work on iOS 9 and above. Sp, if you haven’t updated your old iPhone to iOS 9 you need to do so to run WhatsApp. If you are using iPhone 4 or lower, then you are out of luck. ...
‘Scam on Google’ costs Delhi man Rs 80,000: How India’s one of the most-common online fraud happens
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‘Scam on Google’ costs Delhi man Rs 80,000: How India’s one of the most-common online fraud happens

A Delhi-based employee working in a private firm lost Rs 80,000 within minutes after he searched for the customer care number of a courier company. This is not a one-of-a-kind incident, in fact, there are enough similar news articles in India to highlight why searching for every kind of information on Google is a bad idea. Sometime it's courier company number, some other time it may be Swiggy, Zomato or any other company. Here’s how India’s one of the most common online frauds happen… Worried about a courier delivery, the man searched for customer care number of DTDC on Google Worried about the delay in delivery of a courier package, the man looked for the customer care number of DTDC Ranchi on Google to get a status update. After getting the number, he dialed the number thinkin...
Reliance Jio makes all domestic calls now ‘free’ after TRAI ends IUC
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Reliance Jio makes all domestic calls now ‘free’ after TRAI ends IUC

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has ended the interconnect usage charges (IUC) for all domestic voice calls from January 1, 2021. This means voice calls will be truly free once again. Reliance Jio has announced that it will once again make all off-net domestic voice calls free, starting January 1, 2021. On-net domestic voice calls have always been free on the Jio network. Reliance Jio had started to charge IUC in October 2019 after TRAI extended the timeline for implementation of the Bill & Keep regime beyond 1st January 2020. In simple terms, these charges were basically for the duration of time the phone is ringing when a number is dialled. IUC only applies when a voice call is made between two different operators and it doesn’t matter whether the other person re...
Apple loses copyright claims in lawsuit against U.S. security bug startup
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Apple loses copyright claims in lawsuit against U.S. security bug startup

A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday dismissed Apple Inc’s copyright infringement claims against a Florida startup whose software helps security researchers find vulnerabilities in Apple products including the iPhone. Afederal judge in Florida dismissed Apple Inc's copyright infringement claims against a Florida startup whose software helps security researchers find vulnerabilities in Apple products including the iPhone. U.S. District Judge Rodney Smith ruled in favor of Corellium LLC, saying its software emulating the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone and iPad amounted to "fair use" because it was "transformative" and helped developers find security flaws. Apple accused Corellium of essentially replicating iOS to create "virtual" iOS-operated devices, whose "sole f...
Amazon invests Rs 11,400 crore in India in FY20
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Amazon invests Rs 11,400 crore in India in FY20

US e-commerce giant Amazon has pumped in over Rs 11,400 crore (about $1.5 billion) during FY2019-20 across its marketplace, payments and wholesale business units in India to bolster its position in the country's burgeoning digital commerce market. The investments have been made even though most of the Amazon's business units in India registered losses during the fiscal. Data analysis from regulatory filings by various Amazon entities showed that Amazon Seller Services, Amazon Wholesale (India), Amazon Pay (India) and Amazon Transportation Services saw their losses adding up to Rs 7,899 crore in FY20 as against a loss of Rs 7,014.5 crore in the preceding fiscal. Amazon Seller Services, Amazon Wholesale (India), Amazon Pay (India) and Amazon Transportation Services had registere...
The iPhone continues to be America’s ‘favourite’ – Latest News
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The iPhone continues to be America’s ‘favourite’ – Latest News

NEW DELHI: The iPhone has still managed to impress the smartphone users in the US. According to the latest data by Flurry Analytics, iPhone 11 was the most activated device on Christmas. This is the second consecutive year in which iPhone 11 has retained its top position. The report further highlights that the activation for iPhone 11 was 5% higher than the seven-day average between December 18 and 24. The report also revealed that among the top 10 smartphones activated on Christmas Day 2020, nine of them were Apple iPhone. The second and third spot in the list is captured by iPhone XR and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively. The recently launched iPhone 12 and the last year launched iPhone 11 Pro Max ranked fourth and fifth in the list. The iPhone SE, iPhone 12 Pr, iPhone 8 Plus and the iP...
Google starts featuring ‘short’ videos from TikTok and Instagram directly in Search
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Google starts featuring ‘short’ videos from TikTok and Instagram directly in Search

With the latest development by Google, the company is betting on introducing a feature that will allow users to watch Instagram and TikTok videos in a dedicated carousel in the Google app for mobile devices.The move is expected to help Google retain its users (who are in search of social video entertainment) from leaving the platform completely. Earlier this year, Google rolled it out for testing and introduced a carousel of “Short Videos” within Google Discover. It is to note that this Short Videos carousel is not similar to Google Stories that the company introduced in October 2020. These Stories only allow Google’s online publishing partners to share short-form video content. The Short Videos carousel, on the other hand, will be focussing on pushing social videos from other platform...