Subham Mitra

Articles By Subham Mitra

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Apple doubles down on HomePod ambitions, brings back former engineer to head software division

Family's prowess as an audio engineer and software developer came to the fore after The Financial Times called him Syng's "secret weapon in a report.

Apple HomePod Mini (Apple)

Google is using its own Tensor chip in Pixel 6 and Qualcomm is not happy

The Tensor chip has been designed with a vision to make machine learning processes and artificial intelligence more efficient on the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

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WhatsApp chat backups are now end-to-end encrypted; How to enable on Android, iPhone

Unlike the default end-to-end encryption, the encryption for cloud backups needs to be enabled manually from the Settings page.

Whatsapp (Reuters)

Realme opens 100 exclusive retail stores in India, plans expansion to 1,000 by 2022

Realme has carved a niche for itself in the Indian smartphone market with its power-packed budget offerings providing an alternative to fellow Chinese manufacturers Xioami.

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Sony ZV-E10 mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens, 4K video recording launched in India; price starts at Rs 59,490

Sony India said the active mode allowed advanced image stabilisation for vloggers to shoot hand-held even while walking.

Sony Alpha new camera

Xiaomi becomes world’s top wearable band brand, Apple rules roost in wristwatch market: Report

The development comes as a surprise as India, one of the company’s strongholds, was missing from the Mi Smart Band 6's global launch list at the start.

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Google extends WFH option till January 10, local offices to decide return date

Pichai also announced that Google employees could take an extra off day in October and December — reset days — to rest and recharge.

Google (Reuters)

Not just an emotional reunion: Why Manchester United re-signed Cristiano Ronaldo

No longer the lightning-quick winger who lit up Old Trafford on his debut against Bolton Wanderers in 2003, Ronaldo has reinvented himself as box striker who now scores goal for fun.

Ronaldo UEFA Champions League

Prodigal son is back at ‘The Theatre of Dreams’: Fan view of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United

To provide some perspective, this author was nearing his teens when Ronaldo signed for United, and about to join college when he left for a then world-record transfer fee.

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Market research shows this is the most popular smartwatch in the world

Apple holds a 52 per cent market share in the segment, followed by Samsung, and Garmin.

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Football finance 101: How PSG pulled off Messi’s signing where Barcelona failed

La Liga, which runs the top two tiers of Spain’s league football and is part of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), imposes a budget cap on all 42 clubs under its ambit.

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Realme becomes fastest brand to ship 100 million smartphones globally: Strategy Analytics

"Realme is the fastest brand ever to ship 100 million smartphones cumulatively worldwide," Strategy Analytics Executive Director Neil Mawston wrote.  

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Xiaomi sets new record, overtakes Samsung in June sales to become world’s top smartphone brand

The original equipment manufacturer had a 17.1 per cent share of global smartphone sales during the month.

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Xiaomi pips Samsung to top European smartphone market in Q2 2021: Strategy Analytics

European customers who have so far paid a premium for Samsung's phones have now turned to Xiaomi's Redmi and Mi series phones that are not only rich in features, but also offer value for money.

Xiaomi smartphone shipments

Chromebook shipments record 75% annual growth in Q2 2021, HP holds top spot: Canalys

HP continued to hold the top spot in Chromebook shipments, clocking in sales of 4.3 million units and an annual growth rate of 116 per cent in Q2.

PC shipments

Apple achieves record Q2 2021 revenue share, Xiaomi becomes second largest smartphone brand

Xiaomi achieved its highest-ever Q2 revenue in the smartphone segment, backed by a strong mix of lower-to-mid and premium handsets.

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India’s smartphone shipments grow 82% YoY in Q2 2021, Xiaomi retains top spot: Counterpoint

Realme shipments grew 140 per cent during the second quarter and was the leader in 5G smartphone shipments, with a market share of over 22 per cent.

Xiaomi smartphones

Delhi’s Pharma University nears landmark; Makes breakthrough Ayurvedic treatment for Covid-19

According to DPSRU Vice-Chancellor Prof Ramesh K. Goyal, Coroquil-Zn is the first formulation that modulates the SARS-Cov-2 virus’ ACE-2 levels and/or receptors, enabling it to prevent and treat Covid-19 symptoms and preven

Ayurveda treatment

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem: Not just a lifeline for coastal communities

According to UNESCO, mangroves are disappearing at a rate that is three to five times faster than overall losses of global forest cover in the face of infrastructure development, urbanisation and agricultural land conversion.

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