1. PORTABLE SPEAKERS
Sonos Move Wireless speakers don’t get more premium than the Sonos Move: apart from great audio, there’s dual-band Wi-Fi, up to 11 hours of playback, and IP56 water and dust protection. There’s also support for a ton of streaming services, including several Indian ones, and AirPlay 2 streaming as well. But the magic lies in Trueplay™ tuning: the Move’s built-in mics enable automatic adjustments depending on ambient conditions.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Android users finally get the full-featured smartwatch they’ve been waiting for, but there’s something different this time around. Samsung has gone with Google’s Wear OS, which finally gets the hardware it’s been lacking all these years. The Galaxy Watch4, which comes in two variants (Watch4 and Watch4 Classic), boasts of a new ‘BioActive Sensor’ for advanced fitness info, supports tracking of over 90 activities and advanced sleep tracking, and has a new, more efficient and powerful processor.
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Taste India's Most Expensive Tea and The Estate Life
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A Helping Hand
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A TALE OF TWO CITIES
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FLIGHT OF FREEDOM
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LORD OF THE FESTIVALS
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PARADISE AND PROSE
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The Big Blue
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THE IMPACT OF TRAVEL
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OLED For Less
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GOOGLE SAYS FLIGHT SEARCH TOOL CAN HELP YOU FLY ‘GREENER'
A basic search for flights will give an estimate of how many kilograms of carbon dioxide the flight will spew from start to finish.
Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments
Australia’s prime minister described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.
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HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY FROM THE INTERNET
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