Xiaomi launches Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India

The much-awaited smartphones from Xiaomi’s stable, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are now official in India. The Redmi K20 is the company’s mid-range phone while the Pro variant goes well beyond the segment and into a somewhat premium range. It will be interesting to see how Xiaomi pushes the Redmi brand forward as the company hasn’t witnessed great success with its premium Mi branded phones in the past. Having said that, the Redmi K20 series looks like a new chapter for the brand and the phones surely pack a punch. Xiaomi Redmi K20 & K20 Pro pricing and availability The Redmi K20 is offered in two variants– 6GB RAM… Read More

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Top budget smartphones with big batteries in India

A decent battery is the root of any smartphone worth its salt. It ensures that you can get the most out of your phone during any point of the day, without worrying about battery drain. More importantly, it dictates whether or not you can listen to tunes on your device on your way home after a long day at work. Quite a few phones that go all out with their features forget to back it up with a sizeable battery. But, there are still a number options in the market that fall within the mid-range or budget segment. Keep in mind that battery size alone isn’t the determining factor for… Read More

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Elon Musk’s company Neuralink plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year using a procedure he claims will be as safe and easy as LASIK eye surgery

Elon Musk on Tuesday announced in a livestream that his neuro technology startup Neuralink hopes to begin implanting devices into human minds as early as next year. Musk has invested $100 million into the secretive company — which hopes to achieve a “symbiosis with artificial intelligence” — since its founding in 2016, according to the New York Times. Musk explained that the Neuralink system would allow for a tiny chip, known as a brain-machine interface, to be implanted into the minds of willing subjects. The chip would be capable of stimulating the brain’s neurons using tiny flexible threads of electrodes and individual electrode thread would be inserted using a precision… Read More

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Elon Musk takes the wraps off Neuralink brain probe after tests with rats

An illustration shows how electrodes could be implanted in a patient’s brain, with wires running under the scalp to a device surgically implanted behind the ear. (Neuralink Illustration) Two years after word emerged that tech billionaire Elon Musk was backing a company called Neuralink, the secretive brain-link venture opened up about its progress, including tests of a robotic “sewing machine” that has wired up rat brains with threadlike sensors. During tonight’s presentation at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Musk and other company executives said they’d seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration to start wiring up human test subjects as early as next year. And they’re… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Facebook’s cryptocurrency chief David Marcus testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, hitting a wall of criticism and skepticism from senators. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (Democrat) was incredibly critical of Facebook’s track record and its ability to competently play a role in the global financial system, quipping: “Like a toddler whose gotten its hands on a book of matches, Facebook has burned the house down over and over and called every arson a learning experience.” President Donald Trump has said he’ll look into claims made by Peter Thiel that Google’s relationship with China is “seemingly treasonous.” Thiel… Read More

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