Friday, September 30, 2022

This week in tech: Telegram’s premium service, Google to partner with Wikipedia, and more about Nothing Phone (1)

From the invite-only system of Nothing(1) to the launch of Telegram’s premium service, here are the headlines in the tech you need to read.

Popular instant messaging app Telegram celebrated reaching a user base of 700 million by launching its premium subscription service. Premium users will enjoy double the range of most features that free users get on the app with no ads, and access to premium app icons, badges, stickers, and reactions. Membership starts from USD 4.99 per month.

The Poco F4 5G was the latest device in Poco’s F-series lineup to be launched. With a starting price of Rs 27,999, the phone packs a 64MP primary camera with blur reduction, 4th generation Super AMOLED screen, 1300 nits peak brightness, 120Hz refresh rate, and features like Dolby Vision and Qualcomm Snapdragon. 870 SoC, and 12GB LPDDR 5 RAM.

Carl Pei’s Nothing will make it harder for fans to get their hands on the brand’s first phone, the Nothing Phone (1). Potential buyers will either have to register to receive the invite or place an invitation to purchase from someone who has already purchased the phone. “This will keep inventory under control and control sales,” Pei said in a video ahead of the launch.

The ROG Phone 6 will be unveiled by Asus on July 5 and speculations suggest that it will be powered by the latest Snapdragon flagship SoC. If true, the ROG Phone 6 will be the first phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with a clock speed of 3GHz. The phone will also reportedly feature a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 18GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a 165Hz refresh rate.

Google will begin paying the Wikimedia Foundation, the parent company of Wikipedia, for more accurate information in its search results. The two will partner together to use Wikimedia Enterprise to provide more accurate information, which often appears in the knowledge panel of Google search results.

US bans Juul e-cigarettes and vapes

The US Food and Drug Administration banned Juul Labs from selling any vapes and e-cigarettes over safety concerns. The products had become all the rage among teens and young adults, even as the company claimed its products were meant to wean adults off the smoke of other nicotine-based products.

(edited by : Priyanka Deshpande,

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