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Samsung phone catches fire during Jet Airways flight

A passenger reportedly said that her Samsung Galaxy J7 caught fire when it was in her handbag, during a Delhi-Indore Jet Airways flight on Friday. According to reports, crew members were serving passengers snacks when the cabin started filling with fumes, and the passengers started panicking. Reportedly, the fire was doused by pouring water on the handbag as the fire extinguisher was not working.

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Now you can check out Android apps before installing them

Now you can check out a new Android app before installing it as Google is now building Instant Apps into the Play Store, suggest reports. Users can reportedly tap a "Try It Now" button on app pages and find out if an app is their cup of tea without having to download it first. The number of apps explicitly labelled as Instant Apps-ready is expected to grow before long, reports added.

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Google to pay hackers to find flaws in Android apps

Hackers will be rewarded $1,000 under a bug bounty program by Google if they find bugs in top Android apps including Dropbox, Snapchat, and Tinder, the technology giant has reportedly said. They have to submit their findings to the developers before they can turn in a report to get the reward, say reports. Google is probably hoping to raise the quality of apps in the Play store through this program.

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Samsung releases 360-degree round camera

Samsung launched a 360-degree round camera with 17 lenses. The camera covers an entire frame of 360. The camera is equipped with 40 GB internal memory, and It can be extended up to 256GB.  The 360-degree camera is water resistant and dust resistant and has 6 internal microphones and 2 external microphones and a RAM of 10 GB. The camera weighs only 1.93kg which is lighter than other cameras.

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Xiaomi - largest smartphone seller than Samsung

Xiaomi smartphones which started sales in 2014 is reportedly giving a tough competition to Samsung. According to reports, Xiaomi's share market is at 22.3% which is only 0.5% less than Samsung's share market value.  Reportedly, Xiaomi is said to be one of the premium devices at an affordable price.

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3GB RAM phone with dual camera at just Rs 8,999

Japanese electronics firm Panasonic launched its new dual camera smartphone, the Eluga Ray 500, in September. The phone sports two sensors - 13 MP sensor with a normal lens for portraits and 120-degree ultra-wide angle 8 MP sensor for landscapes. The 3GB RAM phone, available in Mocha Gold, Marine Blue and Champagne Gold colours, features a large 4000 mAh battery. The handset is priced at Rs 8,999.

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WhatsApp is rolling out this exciting feature

According to reports, messaging app WhatsApp will start rolling out a feature that allows users to let a contact or a group trace their location or movement on a map in real time. The feature, to be rolled out on Wednesday, lets users share “live location” for a pre-defined period of 15 minutes, one hour, or eight hours. The feature will be end-to-end encrypted like the messages, pictures and videos shared on the app. The option can be accessed from the “attachment” button on the chat and the sender can also “Stop sharing” the “live location”.

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Apple ordered to pay $440 million for patent dispute

A US court has reportedly ordered technology giant Apple to pay $440 million to a patent-holding firm VirnetX for allegedly using FaceTime and other iOS apps. According to media reports, the iPhone maker plans to appeal this judgement. Reportedly, VirnetX first filed suit against Apple in 2010.

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Qualcomm completes test of 5G on mobile device

Chipmaker Qualcomm on Tuesday announced that it has completed its first test of 5G connection on a mobile device. Reportedly, Qualcomm's Snapdragon modem chipset achieved speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second which is faster than the 4G LTE. Qualcomm also announced its first 5G smartphone reference design to test 5G modems, radios, and networks, a report says.

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Facebook tests exciting resume feature

Reports suggest that Facebook is testing a resume feature which is reportedly an expansion of Facebook's 'Work and Education' section. It lets users list their contact details along with professional experience and education on their Facebook accounts, say reports. Users can add their image and other qualifications, that are combined under a single tab, suggest reports.

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Watch: Here’s what happens if a fidget spinner is spinned in space

Have you ever imagined how will a fidget spinner work on space? A bunch of NASA’s astronauts have tried playing with the popular toy in space. While one moved the spinner back and forth while it was spinning, other tried to spin and roll along with the spinner. The video was posted on social media and was shared by people across the world.

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Vodafone announces 90GB of 4G data for Rs 399

Vodafone reportedly introduced a new 4G mobile internet plan which offers 90GB data with six months validity for just Rs 399. The plan also includes free voice calls and is valid for pre-paid users only. Post-paid Vodafone subscribers are reportedly required to pay Rs 499 for a similar plan. This is a festive offer for a limited time.

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Moto Green Pomelo, identical to Moto G5S

Lenovo is reportedly launching a new phone Moto Green Pomelo. According to media reports, this phone is released in two colours, rose gold and cool black. No official dates have been given when the phone will be launched in India yet. The phone costs at Rs. 15,700. The phone comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, and the features are 4 gigs of RAM and 32GB. The phone comes with a 16MP for both front and rear camera and has a battery of 3000mAh.

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Microsoft builds treehouse offices to foster creativity and focus

American multinational technology company Microsoft has reportedly built ‘Treehouse’ workspaces with embedded tech to help its employees gain creativity, focus and happiness, at its headquarters in Redmond campus, Washington. Designed by renowned builder Pete Nelson, the ‘Treehouse’ will serve as meeting spaces and a more casual work environment and is part of a larger new system of technology-enabled outdoor districts connected to buildings around campus empowering employees to work in new ways.

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Best deals on OnePlus devices

The smartphone company, One plus as Diwali bash is giving a flat discount up to Rs. 5000 on OnePlus 3T and Rs. 4000 more on an exchange offer for OnePlus 5. This deal is available on the online store website oneplusstore.in. Customers can avail more e-gift vouchers if they are an existing OnePlus user and can get free bullet V2 earphones and sandstone phone covers by playing a game on the website.

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Samsung CEO resigns

Reportedly Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-Hyun has announced his resignation stating "unprecedented crisis" and also said that it was time for the electric company to start with a new leadership. According to media reports, he will step down as a CEO in March 2018. Samsung's two other CEOs stepped back in 2015 from running the day to day operations.

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Foldable iPhone with LG Display

Foldable smartphones have been considered to be the next biggest revolutionary step in the mobile world. Reportedly Samsung will unveil a foldable  'Galaxy X' next year. According to media reports, their rival company Apple has now decided to work on a bendable iPhone working together with LG and release it in 2020.

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Flipkart gives cash back when you use this bank's card

India's largest e-commerce website Flipkart has announced a sale for a limited period for Diwali. They have offered up to 90% discount on products under categories of home appliances, mobile phones, electronics, clothing and furniture. The Diwali sale will be starting on 14th October and will run until 19th. The customers purchasing in Flipkart using HDFC bank debit and credit card will get 10% cash back on those four days.

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Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

Reliance Jio has reportedly decided to set new tariffs. According to reports, as an offer for Diwali, Jio pre-paid customers who recharge the 3-month plan of Rs. 399 will get a full cash back. The cashback will be divided into eight vouchers of Rs. 50  which can be used for availing future recharges.

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This popular smartphone accused of collecting private data from users

According to reports, Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus is collecting sensitive private data like IMEI numbers, mobile network names and IMSI prefixes, MAC addresses, and more from its uses without user permission. OnePlus, in a statement admitted to collecting data, and said the company does so to enhance its software based on user behavior and provide better after-sales support.

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