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Xiaomi Mi A1 goes on sale in select European markets

The Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One smartphone from the company is one of the best-selling mid-rangers. Initially launched in India and select markets, this smartphone appears to be all set to go on sale globally. W say so, as the Android One smartphone is now available for sale in select European markets. So long, the Android One program ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL set to launch on 4 October: Could they be a threat to the Apple iPhone X?

After the launch of its new Pixel brand last year, Google has scheduled another date for its hardware event, where everyone is expecting the successors of the Pixel, and the Pixel XL to be announced. The unveiling is set for 4 October, where Google will announce not just the successors to the Pixel lineup, but others, including a smaller version ... Read More »

Microsoft plans to own quantum computing like it owns Windows PCs

This time, the company is developing the programming language and the chips themselves. Microsoft executives said Monday that the company is developing a quantum computer—from chips all the way through to the operating system—in a bid to control what could be a disruptive computer technology. Though Microsoft is following companies like IBM and D-Wave Systems—whose 2000Q quantum computer is already ... Read More »

Breakthrough detects 15 radio bursts from dwarf galaxy; might be from ‘alien’ spacecraft

BENGALURU: In a five-hour-long observation, an Indian scientist working with the $100m Breakthrough Listen project looking for extraterrestrials has detected 15 radio bursts coming from a dwarf galaxy about 3 million light years away from earth. It is being speculated, among other things, that this is an energy source used by extra-terrestrial civilisations to power spacecraft. Breakthrough Listen, in a ... Read More »

Taiwan launches first locally built satellite to monitor weather

Taiwan’s first locally built satellite has been launched into space, in what some analysts said could be a boost for the island’s surveillance capabilities as well as its efforts to capture a slice of the burgeoning global space technology sector. The Formosat-5 rode on a Falcon 9 rocket owned by private spaceflight company SpaceX, which blasted off from Vandenberg Air ... Read More »