Amazon and Flipkart kicked off their Independence Day sales today, which will run through August 12 and 11, respectively. Amazon India offers huge discounts on iPhone 7, Android smartphones, TVs, and many more products, with additional cashbacks on Amazon Pay and SBI card payments. Flipkart gives Amazon stiff competition with equally substantial discounts on the iPhone 7 and other gadgets, along with additional benefits for HDFC cardholders. Meanwhile, TCL has launched two 4K UHD smart TVs in India (TCL L55P2MUS review), with prices starting at Rs.62,990.

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Lenovo K8 Note Launched With Dual Camera Configuration Lenovo has finally launched its budget smartphone in India, dubbed the K8 Note, at a starting price of Rs. 12,999. The smartphone is the company’s first Lenovo-branded offering with a dual camera setup and comes with Android 7.1.1 software. Specifications include a MediaTek MT6797 SoC, a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel depth sensor,, and a 13-megapixel front camera. Launch offers of the Lenovo K8 Note on Amazon India include Rs. 900 off Moto Sports Headphones and more.

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Indian ISPs Block Access to Internet Archive. Many people have reported that several ISPs in India have blocked access to the Internet Archive. This non-profit organization operates Wayback Machine, a vast archive of web pages dating back over a decade. In a statement to Gadgets 360, an Internet Archive spokesperson said the government of India had not contacted them about this apparent blockage.

iPhone 8 is tipped to launch in September, but availability is limited. The iPhone 8 has been reported to have many production problems, but now a new report from a reliable source claims that the smartphone will launch in September, but availability in the first place. AKGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo is back with his sporadic predictions about Apple’s plans this fall, claiming the iPhone 8 has managed to get through its trials and will be unveiled in time for September. Agency will be limited.

Amazon India Launches Virtual Customer Service To create cost-effective employment prospects, Amazon India has launched a Virtual Customer Service (VCS) model. Currently in Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore, and Noida, VCS is seeking entry-level job opportunities along with team manager and group manager opportunities. With this initiative, Amazon aims to provide and improve a professional support experience for customers.

The company is also trying to push its payment service, Amazon Pay, by adding the ability to charge mobile in India now. In the current beta phase, people can store money in the service, and it also supports all plastic cards and internet banking for payments. In the future, Amazon Pay will also integrate support for UPI payments.

LG Q6, Gionee A1 Lite launched in IndiaLG jumped on the fire and launched the Q6 in India today, rather than on Thursday as was previously teased. Not that we’re complaining. The smartphone comes with FullVision Display and costs Rs. 14,990. LG has launched it with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and it is available nationwide through Amazon India. It is offered in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Terra Gold colors. LG offers interesting exchange offers such as up to Rs. 13,300 discount on the phone.

While the new smartphone resembles the LG G6 in design, the company has stuck to a single rear-facing camera on the front and back. The dual-SIM phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and has a 5.5 full HD display. The handset is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM.

Gionee also launched the A1 Lite smartphone in India today, and the big highlight here is the selfie camera and 4000mAh battery. Unlike the Plus variant, the Gionee A1 Lite has a single rear camera with the fingerprint scanner underneath. The phone will be available offline in stores across India from August 10 and cost Rs. 14,999.

Phone numbers of Game of Thrones stars, email addresses leaked in HBO hack In the wake of the HBO hack, we’ve now learned that hackers have allegedly released personal phone numbers and even email addresses of multiple Game of Thrones cast members. They have demanded a ransom of millions of dollars to prevent further leaks of the 1.5 TB of data stolen last week. Meanwhile, the company says the investigation is still ongoing, as they fear the incident could spark further leaks.

Disney launches its streaming service. With on-demand video streaming services rapidly spreading worldwide, Disney sees this as an opportune time to launch its streaming service. The company is reportedly launching its on-demand streaming service soon for its main brands, Disney and Pixar, and another for live sports. It’s also ending an exclusive movie deal with Netflix, which it had previously signed. The report says it could bring more of its properties, most notably its Marvel superheroes and the Star Wars franchise, into its care and even offer them as separate streaming services.

Nokia 8 with benchmark results spotted, Asus ZenFone 4 variants and price tipped We are barely a week away from the launch of the Nokia 8, which is expected to be unveiled on August 16 at the HMD Global event in London, and we now have new photos of the smartphone with benchmark specs on the screen. The images were spotted on SlashLeaks, with the model number TA-1012 – which has also been associated with the Nokia 8.

August seems to be a very busy month for smartphone launches, as Asus will also launch its highly anticipated ZenFone 4 series on August 17. According to the latest leak, the Asus ZenFone 4 Pro will be the most expensive, and the Asus ZenFone 4 Max will be the cheapest.

India’s digital economy is not doing well in infrastructure creationTRAI chairman RS Sharma said on Tuesday that while India is doing well as a digital economy, the infrastructure is still lacking. “From a broad point of view, we’ve done very well in the middle tier of creating applications and services. However, we haven’t done very well in the first tier of infrastructure creation, especially the hardware tier,” Sharma said while talking about a forum ‘Create4India’ organized by Digital India Foundation (DIF).

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