Amazon job cuts, ‘chaos’ at Twitter, Qualcomm’s next processor for premium Android phones, and more

For the last few weeks, the tech industry across the world has seen several job cuts and hiring freezes. After Elon Musk-owned Twitter and social media giant Meta, the e-tailer major Amazon has allegedly started laying off its staff and are reportedly planning to cut 10,000 jobs. Microsoft’s latest range of Surface laptops is now available for pre-order in India while Qualcomm revealed its next-generation flagship mobile platform at the Snapdragon Summit held this week. Apart from this, the US space agency NASA has initiated its first lunar mission after five decades. Meanwhile, India was successful in launching the first privately built rocket into space. All this and more in Gadgets Now’s weekly tech wrap…

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

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

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

These divisions are reportedly most affected as Amazon begins mass job cuts

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These divisions are reportedly most affected as Amazon begins mass job cuts

The e-commerce giant is reportedly planning to lay off 10,000 employees and has already initiated the mass firing process. The job cuts are expected to affect employees operating in retail, devices and human resources. Click here to read the full story

Indian smartphone market takes a 10 hit in Q3

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​Indian smartphone market takes a 10% hit in Q3

IDC’s latest report claims that the Indian smartphone market has been reduced by 10% from last year in Q3, 2022. Xiaomi leads the Indian market with Samsung in the second position. Read the full story here

Qualcomm's latest flagship mobile platform is now official

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Qualcomm’s latest flagship mobile platform is now official

The US-based chip maker has unveiled its next-gen flagship chipset for premium Android phones — 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 is expected with this SoC may 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 can be helpful for the residents of the national capital and its surrounding areas considering the pollution and the poor AQI situation. Customers have to pay an extra Rs 500 over its original price if they purchase the Mi Air Purifier 3 on Blinkit. Read all the details here

OnePlus 10 Pro is now available at a Rs 5000 discount

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

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

Nothing Phone 1 gets a price cut on Flipkart

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​Nothing Phone (1) gets a price cut on Flipkart

The base model of Carl Pei-led Nothing’s first smartphone is now available on Flipkart at Rs 27,499. Customers can also avail of a further discount of up to Rs 17,500 on exchanging their old phone and can buy the new Nothing Phone (1) at just Rs 9,999. Read the full story here

Qubo adds a new product to the auto tech segment

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Qubo adds a new product to the auto tech segment

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

This Google Pixel security flaw could bypass the lock screen

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This Google Pixel security flaw could bypass the lock screen

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

PC market in India goes down by 117 in Q3 2022

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​PC market in India goes down by 11.7% in Q3 2022

The traditional PC market which is made up of notebooks, desktops and workstations saw a decline after eight consecutive quarters of growth. HP maintains its lead over Lenovo, Dell and Acer to dominate the Indian PC market. Click here for the full article

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

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

Skyroot Aerospace, in association with ISRO and IN-SPACe, became the first Indian startup to send a privately built rocket into space. The 500-kilogram, six-meter-long vehicle was sent to space on a sub-orbital mission. Read the full story here

NASA moon mission Artemis I test flight mission successful after two failed attempts

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NASA moon mission: Artemis I test flight mission successful after two failed attempts

US space agency NASA is on the way to completing the first phase of its lunar mission by December 11. If everything goes as planned, NASA will be able to land astronauts on the Moon by 2025, over five decades after the space agency’s last lunar mission in 1972. Click here to know more

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

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Google Play’s UPI Autopay payment option is now available for Indian users

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

India lifts ban on VLC media player website

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India lifts ban on VLC media player website

The government has lifted its ban on the official website of the VLC media player. The France-based open-source portable streaming player’s site was banned in India without an explanation. Click here to know more

MrBeast is now the world's most subscribed YouTuber

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​MrBeast is now the world’s most subscribed YouTuber

YouTube channel MrBeast has overtaken PewDiePie to become the most subscribed YouTuber in the world for an individual channel. This YouTube channel is run by Jimmy Donaldson and is based in California. Read the full story here

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