If you like Lenovo’s Moto smartphones but want something more affordable than the phones it currently has on the market, you might want to learn more about the Moto E4. Rumors about the launch of this smartphone have been circulating for a while, and the latest in this line are alleged benchmark scores.
The Moto E4 has been spotted in the GeekBench Browser, and if that’s to be believed, the smartphone is likely to feature 2GB of RAM and a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor clocked at 1.25GHz. The Moto E4 is set to get a complete design makeover, and the price is generally expected to be slightly above the Moto C range.
On the premium end of the spectrum, more photos of the Moto X (2017) have surfaced online. You can sigh relief if you’re concerned about the 3.5mm headphone jack – this smartphone seems to have that. It is expected to have a 5.5-inch full-HD display, and the Moto X (2017) will be powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with at least 3GB of RAM.
Here’s what else was news in the world of technology on this beautiful day.
LG G6 to launch in India on Monday LG has sent out invitations to a press event in India on April 24, where the LG G6 is expected to be found. The phone has to be pre-registered on the company’s website, and there is even news about the price in India. A leak reveals details about the LG G6 India price and pre-order details. It suggests that the smartphone will be priced north of Rs. 53,000 with a large cashback offer for pre-orders and discounts on select accessories. If you’re interested in buying the LG G6, that might be the offer to check out.
HTC teases a new smartphone. If you still care about HTC smartphones, you might be excited about a new one. HTC U, leaked earlier this month, has an official launch date. May 16 is the date you might want to add to your calendar. This tweet is the one to watch for a short teaser video showing off the phone. The HTC U does not have a headphone jack and is probably in the premium segment.
Intel Feels AMD Heat, Progressing CPU Launches? The sweet smell of competition is in the air. After years of unparalleled desktop CPU dominance, Intel finally has some competition from AMD’s Ryzen line of CPUs. A new report suggests that Intel will launch the high-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors in late May instead of July and the mainstream Coffee Lake series in August instead of January next year. If the report is true, it is good news for those looking to build desktop PCs.
$400 Juicer turns out to be a bit of a shame Paying $400 (about Rs. 26,000) for a juicer may seem like too much money, but it pales in comparison to the $120 million (about Rs. 776 crores) Google and others have invested in the company that makes them. The best part? The Juicer does exactly what bare hands can do. You buy prepackaged juice packs with the Juicer and put them in the gadget. It can quickly turn those into juice. Or you can press the juice packs with your hands and get the same result. The company may still cash in on itself, but this product appears to be a dud.
Sony A9 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera LaunchedSony announced a camera to end all cameras. The Sony A9 full-frame mirrorless camera will go on sale in May for $4,500 (about Rs. 3 lakhs) and will pack some of the best camera technology on the market today. This includes high-speed blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 fps, 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, and a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second. It features the new 35mm full-frame stacked 24.2-megapixel Exmor RS sensor paired with an upgraded Bionz X image processor. It also has 693 phase-detection AF points that cover about 93 percent of the frame and a sensitivity of ISO 100-51200, 5-axis image stabilization, a tilting 3-inch touchscreen, EVF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and video recording with 4K at 30 fps or full HD at 120 fps.
Bose charged with spying on customers A lawsuit filed in Chicago accuses Bose of spying on people using its wireless headphones and selling the information it collects without permission. The complaint seeks a ban to stop this and alleges that the Bose Connect app violates people’s privacy. Bose has not yet responded.
Facebook wants to read your mind. At its annual developer conference, Facebook announced its intention to design brain-to-computer interfaces. This means that Facebook wants to let you type with your mind or allow your skin to be heard. According to Facebook director Regina Dugan, the project grew from an idea six months ago to the focus of a team of more than 60 scientists, engineers, and systems integrators. We’re not sure about you, but we’re certainly concerned about a future where companies like Facebook could use similar technologies to project ads directly into your mind. We’ll leave you with an ominous quote from Dugan: “We’re just getting started.”
Google Chrome may get a built-in ad blocker. “If you can’t beat them, join them” is an age-old saying that Google may have taken a little too literally. According to a new report, the company may introduce an ad blocker in its browser. This can block poorly designed ads such as pop-ups, interstitial ads, and auto-play video ads. However, it does not block ads from Google if we are to believe the report. At the very least, that sounds like good news for Google.
Lenovo launched Flex 11 Chromebook Lenovo has launched the Flex 11 Chromebook, a hybrid device that can be used as both a laptop and a tablet. It has an 11.6-inch display, a quad-core 2.1GHz ARM processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It has a touchscreen, and ChromeOS now also supports Android apps, making the Flex 11 a fairly useful hybrid device. It costs $279 (about Rs. 18,000) and will be available later this month.
Microsoft launches a new app called To-DoMicrosoft has launched a new to-do app, which is rather unimaginatively called Microsoft To-Do. It was built by the team that designed Wunderlist, a company that Microsoft had previously acquired. The preview version of the app has been made available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10. It allows people to set reminders, track activities, and create to-do lists.
Apple Is Working To Stop Relying On Mining Finally, Apple has said it plans to use 100 percent recycled content in its products to be even more environmentally friendly after building a fully powered campus. Renewable energy. The company made this announcement ahead of Earth Day on April 22 in its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report. Mining minerals to make gadgets is causing irreversible damage to the planet, and it’s good to see Apple taking responsibility and pledging to find a solution.