Xiaomi sends out media invites for Mi Max 2 India launch

Xiaomi has sent out invites to the India media regarding the launch of the Mi Max 2 early next week. While the invite doesn’t exactly specify the name of the device, one look at it and you can tell what it’s about. The new Mi Max 2 has a full aluminum unibody design that is just as big as the last one, same 6.44-inch 1080p display, newer generation but slower Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 12 megapixel f2.2 rear camera, 5 megapixel f2.0 front camera, stereo speakers, Android Nougat and a…

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2 winners and 4 losers from the Senate health care bill

Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Better Care Reconciliation Act, Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, would if passed lead to one of the largest redistributions of income in American history, just as Obamacare itself did. It would shift hundreds of billions of dollars from health care programs to fund sweeping tax cuts for rich Americans, radically overhaul the way the US supports elderly and disabled people, and allow states to substantially weaken insurance regulations. While it clearly does not yet have the votes it needs to pass the Senate,…

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Amazon Great Indian Sale 2017 Day 2 Offers Include Deals on Pebble, Fitbit, and More

Amazon Great Indian Sale 2017 kicked off on on Friday with deals and offers on popular smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Moto G4 Plus, and iPhone 5s, as well as other popular electronics. Many of those deals are still live, so check them out before you check out our day 2 picks from Amazon India’s first big sale of 2017. Like before, extra cashback is on offer if you use HDFC bank cards or if you pay for a deal during the Amazon Great Indian sale using Amazon Pay. The…

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Micromax Vdeo 1, Vdeo 2 With VoLTE Support, Video Calling Feature Launched

Micromax on Wednesday launched a new series of smartphones that it claims are designed to popularise video calling among Indians. Micromax has launched Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 smartphone with Google Duo preloaded, and also boast of 4G VoLTE support. The Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 are priced at Rs. 4,440 and Rs. 4,990 respectively, and come bundled with Reliance Jio SIMs. The company is also touting that the smartphone sport a ‘metal back cover’. The Micromax Vdeo 1 and Micromax Vdeo 2 come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow running out-of-the-box….

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Don’t Panic, Printing of New Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 Currency Notes Began Months Ago

New Delhi: The printing of the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes started around six months ago, and utmost secrecy was maintained at all levels to keep the decision to recall the existing denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 under wraps. ALSO READ: Govt Scraps Existing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Currency Notes, to Introduce Rs 2,000 Notes Top government sources told CNN-News18 that the new series of Rs 2,000 notes reached RBI only two days ago. “Training was given to bankers at all levels over the…

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Govt Scraps Existing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Currency Notes, to Introduce Rs 2,000 Notes

New Delhi: In a dramatic move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government is scrapping with immediate effect the existing currency denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to combat black money, corruption and terror-financing. ALSO READ: Don’t Panic, The Printing of New Currency Notes Began Months Ago “These notes will just be paper from tomorrow,” Prime Minister Modi said in a televised address to the nation. Notes and coins of all other denominations continue to be legal tender. There will be no change in any other form of currency…

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Outlast 2 PS4 Pro Support Confirmed, Enhancements Detailed

While we broke the story earlier this week that Outlast 2 won’t support PlayStation VR at release, developer Red Barrels confirmed that Outlast 2 will support PS4 Pro! Speaking to Red Barrels President, Philippe Morin, we asked the upcoming horror game will benefit from the extra horsepower of the PS4 Pro. PlayStation LifeStyle: With PS4 Pro out in about a month, is Outlast 2 going to have a PS4 Pro mode or any improvements that can capitalize with the new console’s power? Philippe Morin: Yes it will.  It will have higher shadow…

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Samsung Launches 2 New J-Series Smartphones

NEW DELHI: South Korean giant Samsung on Monday expanded its J-series portfolio by launching Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime smartphones that offer indigenously developed S-secure and S-power planning features. The features, developed in Samsung’s India R&D centre, provide the devices better security and more battery power along with a host of other functionalities. The Galaxy J5 Prime is available for Rs 14,790 and Galaxy J7 Prime is priced at Rs 18,790.   Galaxy J7 Prime has a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. It is packed with…

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7 States. 6 Days. 2,148 km and a journey of a lifetime

When Archana Masih and photographerRajesh Karkera set course from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea, they could not think of a better place to begin their journey than the stately campus that has given India some of its greatest military heroes. Day 2 Doon Valley The girl who is going to grow vegetables after PhD ‘W’e Indians have forgotten what is good for us. Foreigners say oats are good, so we say the same, arrey, we have oats since ages!’ Preeti Virkar is a believer of a…

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Uber Reportedly Says Wouldn’t Pay More Than $2 Billion for Lyft; Lyft Responds

HIGHLIGHTS Ride-hailing app Lyft accuses Uber of trying to hurt its business Lyft reportedly says it is not available for sale Uber earlier said it won’t pay more than $2 billion for Lyft There is no denying the fact that corporate world is like an ocean full of sharks and these sharks like to eat up the smaller fishes to survive. If ride-hailing app Lyft’s accusations are to be believed, Uber might just be performing its role of shark very seriously. Recently, Uber’s executives told their investors that the company…

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