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Amazon job cuts, Twitter mayhem, Qualcomm’s upcoming processor for premium Android phones, and more

Over the past few weeks, the technology industry around the world has seen many job cuts and hiring freezes. After social media giant Meta, owned by Elon Musk, major e-retailer Amazon allegedly began laying off employees, it is said to be planning to cut 10,000 jobs. Microsoft’s latest range of Surface laptops is now up for pre-order in India, while Qualcomm unveiled its flagship next-generation mobile platform at this week’s Snapdragon Summit. Apart from this, the US space agency NASA has launched its first lunar mission after five decades. Meanwhile, India has successfully launched its first privately-made rocket into space. All this and more in Gadgets Now’s weekly tech forum…

Indian customers can now pre-order the latest range of Microsoft Surface laptop models

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Indian customers can now pre-order the latest range of Surface laptop models from Microsoft

The Redmond giant refreshed its Surface range of laptops with new hardware last month. Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 are now available for pre-order in India. Prices for both the laptops start at Rs 1,07,999 and Rs 1,05,999 respectively. Read more details here

Reportedly, these divisions are the hardest hit as Amazon begins to cut large numbers of jobs

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Reportedly, these divisions are the hardest hit as Amazon begins to cut large numbers of jobs

The e-commerce giant is said to be planning to lay off 10,000 employees and has already begun the process of mass firings. Job cuts are expected to affect employees working in retail, hardware and human resources. Click here to read the full story

The Indian smartphone market increased by 10 times in the third quarter

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India’s smartphone market posted a 10% increase in the third quarter

A recent IDC report claims that the Indian smartphone market fell 10% year-on-year in Q3 2022. Xiaomi leads the Indian market with Samsung taking the second position. Read the full story here

Qualcomms latest flagship mobile platform is now official

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The latest flagship mobile platform from Qualcomm is now official

The US-based chip maker unveiled its flagship next-generation chipset for premium Android phones — the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 — at the Snapdragon Summit held this week. This new processor will power smartphones from various brands including – Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, and more, and the first device with this SoC is expected to arrive by the end of the year. Click here for the full story

Xiaomi air purifiers are now available on Blinkit in Delhi NCR

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Xiaomi air purifiers are now available on Blinkit in Delhi NCR

This initiative could be beneficial to residents of the national capital and its surrounding areas given the pollution and vulnerability of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Customers have to pay an additional Rs 500 over its original price if they purchase Mi Air Purifier 3 on Blinkit. Read all the details here

OnePlus 10 Pro is now available at a discount of Rs 5,000

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OnePlus 10 Pro is now available at a discount of Rs 5,000

The flagship smartphone from OnePlus was launched back in March and its base model is now available at Rs 61,999. OnePlus 10 Pro is available in two color options and the new price is available on the official OnePlus website. Click here to learn more

None Phone 1 gets a price cut on Flipkart

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None get a 1 phone price cut on Flipkart

The base model of the first Carl Pei-led Nothing smartphone is now available on Flipkart, priced at Rs 27,499. Customers can also avail an additional discount of up to Rs 17,500 when they trade in their old phones and can purchase the new Nothing Phone (1) at just Rs 9,999. Read the full story here

Qubo adds a new product to the automotive technology segment

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Qubo adds a new product to the automotive technology segment

Qubo’s new champion-owned car camera, the Dashcam Pro 4K, can record videos from your car’s dashboard in Ultra HD. The base model of the device has a single camera on the front and is available on the company’s official website at a price of Rs 9,990. Click here to learn more

Google Pixel security flaw can bypass the lock screen

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Google Pixel security flaw can bypass the lock screen

A recently discovered Android security flaw was able to bypass the lock screen on Google’s Pixel phones, which would have allowed cyber attackers to access the phones without knowing the user’s password. The tech giant rewarded $70,000 to the person who privately reported the “accidental” bug. Read all the details here

India's PC market decreased by 117% in the third quarter of 2022

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India’s PC market declined by 11.7% in the third quarter of 2022

The traditional PC market consisting of laptops, desktops and workstations has been declining after eight consecutive quarters of growth. HP maintains its lead over Lenovo, Dell and Acer to dominate the Indian PC market. Click here to view the full article

Vikram-S successfully launched India's first private sector rocket mission

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Vikram-S launch: India’s first private sector rocket mission successful

Skyroot Aerospace, in collaboration with ISRO and IN-SPACe, has become the first Indian startup to send a private rocket into space. The 500-kilogram, six-meter-long craft was sent into space on a suborbital mission. Read the full story here

NASA's lunar mission successfully tested Artemis I for flight mission after two failed attempts

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NASA’s Moon Mission: Artemis I flight mission test succeeds after two failed attempts

NASA is on track to complete the first phase of its lunar mission by December 11th. If all goes as planned, NASA will be able to land astronauts on the moon by 2025, more than five decades after the space agency’s last moon mission. in 1972. Click here to learn more

Google Plays UPI auto payment option is now available for Indian users

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Google Play’s UPI auto-pay option is now available for Indian users

This payment option will help customers to make recurring payments using any UPI app that supports this feature. UPI AutoPay was launched by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) in July 2020. Read full article here

India lifts ban on VLC media player

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India lifts ban on VLC media player

The government has lifted the ban on the official website of the VLC media player. The French-based open-source mobile streaming operator’s website has been blocked in India without explanation. Click here to learn more

MrBeast is now the most subscribed YouTuber in the world

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MrBeast is now the most subscribed YouTuber in the world

YouTube channel MrBeast overtook PewDiePie to become the world’s most subscribed single channel YouTuber. This YouTube channel is powered by Jimmy Donaldson based in California. Read the full story here