A lot has happened in the personal technology world today, and here’s a quick look at the most important news and announcements. Starting with launches in India, Asus launched the ZenFone Live in India, priced at Rs. 9,999. The Taiwanese manufacturer says the selling point of ZenFone Live is the “live streaming beautification technology” in the BeautyLive app. The app helps beautify in real time, useful for those who live stream to social media sites.

While the Asus ZenFone Live has a 13-megapixel Pixel Master camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a single LED flash, the company touts the low-light performance of the 5-megapixel front camera, with a 1.4-micron pixel sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 82-degree wide-angle lens, and a softly lit LED flash.

Google RailWire Free Wi-Fi Service ISP Hardest Hit by WannaCry ransomwareWannaCry ransomware cyberattacks have hit computers worldwide, and now a report from eScan claims India was one of the countries hardest hit by the cyberattacks. While the report described which states were hardest hit, it also showed which ISPs were hit the hardest, with Google’s free Wi-Fi service RailWire and RailTel being the biggest casualty.

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More details about Moto G5S Plus and OnePlus 5 leaks Lenovo is reportedly introducing new models in the Moto G series, which are expected to be called the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. Now, leaked images of the Moto G5S Plus have arrived, giving us a first glimpse of the dual-camera setup on the rear.

The OnePlus 5 smartphone has also seen quite a few leaks, and now a new listing has reconfirmed most of the previously leaked specs, the presence of a dual rear camera, while the smartphone will have an almost bezel-less display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner could be fooled by photo and contact lens Samsung has announced it is investigating claims by a German hacking group that the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 (Review) smartphone can be fooled with just a photo and a contact lens. The hacking group, called the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), shows the Galaxy S8 being unlocked using a printed image of the owner’s eye covered with a contact lens to mimic the curvature of a real eyeball.

Telecom major Vodafone India claimed in the Delhi High Court that two new tariff plans, the ‘Summer Surprise’ offer and the ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan’ offer, offered by Reliance Jio since last month, were against TRAI guidelines. Vodafone has claimed in its petition that Reliance Jio was offering free voice calls as a promotional offer after the stipulated 90-day period, thus violating TRAI’s standards. Vodafone alleges that Reliance Jio’s new tariff plans violate TRAI standards.

Facebook has been trying to focus on videos for quite some time and has decided to test the waters with its new features like “Live Chat With Friends” and “Live With.” Facebook is getting ‘Live Chat With Friends’ and ‘Live With’ features. Live Chat With Friends, the new feature allows users to chat only with their friends while watching a live stream, while the Live With feature will enable users to invite other users to their live videos without having to be in the same neighborhood to be like them.

BSNL launches satellite phone service for non-networked areas State-owned BSNL on Wednesday launched a satellite phone service that will cover areas where there are no networks. The service will be powered by INMARSAT, which has 14 satellites. Disaster handling agencies, state police, railways, Border Security Force, and other government agencies will get the phones in the first phase, Telecoms Minister Manoj Sinha said at the launch of the service.

Google Family Group Helps Share YouTube TV, Calendar, Photos, and Keep Content Google has introduced Family Group, making it easier to share YouTube TV, Calendar, Photos, and Keep content. You can create a family group from the My Account page and continue adding up to six members.

Google has also made its Opinion Rewards app for Android available in India and Singapore and Turkey. The app allows people to answer survey questions and win Google Play credit.

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is now available at a discount. Amazon India is offering Rs. 2,000 off the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, bringing the price down to Rs. 25,990. It also gives buyers an additional Rs. 2,000 discount on exchange. If you choose to pay with the credit card EMI option of select banks, you can avail of up to Rs. 2,000 cashback as an Amazon Pay balance.


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