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OPPO schedules an event in India on July 12, Find X with bezel-less display expected

OPPO is all set to introduce its flagship Find X smartphone at a global event in Paris, France later today. The company has sent out invites for the launch of a smartphone in India on July 12. Even though the invite doesn't say that it will be the Find X, the caption "Find what you have have been looking for until now" hints at the launch of the next-generation Find series smartphone. Recent leaks confirmed the specifications and the design of the smartphone. OPPO also confirmed that the Find X will feature a 93.8% screen-to-body ratio screen. OPPO already confirmed that the phone will have dual rear cameras with 5X optical zoom that uses a periscope structure to divert light 90-degrees through prism into a hidden telephoto lens and will include Super VOOC Flash Charge technology that can fully charge a 2500mAh battery within 15 minutes. Even images that have surfaced clearly shows unique slider design to hide both the front and rear cameras. The phone is rumored to fea…
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Garmin fēnix 5S Plus, 5 Plus and 5X Plus multisport GPS watches with maps and music announced

Garmin has announced fēnix 5S series of multisport GPS watches –5S Plus, 5 Plus and 5X Plus with built-in routable topographical maps, storage for music playlists, Garmin Pay contactless payment solution and wrist-based Pulse Oximeter for altitude acclimation awareness. These rugged watches  range in size from 42-51mm and all boast a bright, sunlight readable display. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5cbRHUNDkc It has wrist-based heart rate and all of the multisport and smart connectivity features of the previous fēnix 5 models, in addition these also include built-in map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. These maps can be used with the round-trip course creator that allows runners and cyclists to enter a distance they would like to run or ride, then select a route from a list of appropriate courses to choose from. These have sophisticated training features to help monitor form and performance. Training status automatically evaluates recent exercise his…

Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals user’s location

Google is planning on fixing a bug on Chromecast TV streaming stick and Home that reveals user’s location. This bug lets a website collect precise user location data, according to a report from security reporter Brian Krebs. This bug exploits a loophole in Google’s systems to cross-check a list of nearby wireless networks with Google’s precise geolocation look-up services. By using the location gained by the nearby Wi-Fi networks through a Google Home or Chromecast, malicious websites can triangulate a user’s location. Since these devices barely need any authentication from third parties to receive data on local networks, they exploit the generous permissions to collect any sensitive data. https://youtu.be/ESS_D6P26zQ It is common for Web sites to keep a record of the numeric Internet Protocol (IP) address of all visitors, and these addresses can be used in combination with online geolocation to glean information about each visitor’s hometown or region. However, this type of location…

Dropbox will now let you preview file types without having to download

Dropbox today is introducing new previews capabilities and the company says that previews generate more than 300 million views every month and this adds up to a lot of time saved by eliminating the need for downloading. Now you can quickly preview the file and stay in your workflow. It also lets allows you to access and view DWG files on mobile and web. Users can also provide feedback on the file, even if they don’t have the AutoCAD app installed. This is also available for Dropbox Professional, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education customers. Furthermore, you can view EPUB files on mobile and web without needing to download them or install an eReading app. Lastly, viewing MXF file in Dropbox is also possible and it is available for Dropbox Professional, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education users. PDF and PowerPoint preview enhancements are also possible. Dropbox says that with previews, you can share your work, collaborate with colleagues, and easily coordinate client reviews. It also …

Google India announces training network for journalists to raise awareness and share new tools to fight fake news

Google India just announced the launch of an extensive training network for journalists in India as a part of  Google News Initiative. With this it aims to raise awareness against misinformation and provide new tools to journalists in their fight against fake news. This will provide training to 8000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year. For this, the Network will select 200 journalists from cities across India, who will hone their skills in verification and training during 5-day train-the-trainer boot camps that will be organised for English and six other Indian languages. This network of certified trainers will train more journalists at 2-day, 1-day and half-day workshops organised by the Network. Training workshops will be conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada in cities across India. "The focus of the training will be fact-checking, online verification and digital hygiene for journalists, using a curricul…

Apple iOS 12 will now securely share emergency location with 911

Starting iOS 12, iPhone users in the U.S. will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders. This provides faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. Since more than 80% of 911 calls, today come from mobile devices, this move is indeed smart. Since landline-era infrastructure is outdated for 911 centers to quickly and accurately obtain a mobile caller’s location, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources like GPS and WiFi Access Points. Today it announced that it would also use emergency technology company RapidSOS’s Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 centers, improving response time during an emergency. The RapidSOS’s system will deliver the emergency location data of iOS users by integrating with many 911 centers’ existing software, which…

Apple’s 2018 iPhone X second-generation, X Plus and low-cost 6.1-inch iPhone dummy units surface in hands-on video

Apple is expected to launch three iPhones later this year; a low-cost 6.1-inch iPhone, iPhone X second generation, and iPhone X Plus with a 6.5-inch screen. Apple iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch entry-level iPhone schematics surfaced last week, and today we have a brand new hands-on video with dummy units of what appears to be the final design of the upcoming apps. The‘final design’ schematics have been floating through the Asian supply chain over the last week, allowing for detailed 3D mockups to be created. The 5.8-inch iPhone X 2018 schematics measure 143.65 mm by 72.03 mm by 7.69 mm thick. This means that the upcoming iPhone X 2018 will be 1.1 mm wider. As for the 6.4-inch OLED iPhone, the schematics indicate dimensions of 157.53mm by 77.44 mm by 7.85 mm thick. It can be comparable to the iPhone 8 Plus which is about 1mm shorter and 1mm wider. https://youtu.be/l-vYAHICKtg This makes sense as the OLED model would adopt the same narrower aspect ratio as the current iPhone X. The 6.4-inc…