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New Nest Thermostat Hits FCC with 60GHz Radar, Hinting at Pixel 4-Style

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Last month, Google’s rumored “Sabrina” Android TV dongle received the FCC for regulatory approval, with the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 making its way at the beginning of September. a brand new Google Nest Thermostat has now appeared at the FCC.

This device is identified as a “thermostat” with model “G4CVZ.” there’s an image of the FCC ID label — in the sort of a rectangular ID location backplate — but this is likely, not representative of the device’s actual shape.

It features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios, also as a 60GHz transmitter. It’s not yet clear what the latter component is employed for. There is currently some speculation that it’s associated with Soli and having the ability to control the thermostat via radar-based gestures. The frequency range on this device is listed as 61-61.5 GHz, while the Pixel 4 is 58-63.5 GHz.



Not much is often gleaned from the FCC filing, but this is Google’s first non-Nest smart household appliance that wasn’t just rebranded to be a “Google Nest” product. “Nest” has not released an upgraded device for the past few years.

The third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat was released in 2015, while the cheaper Thermostat E launched in 2017. Those products are relatively old and both due for upgrades. As such, this new product could go either way in terms of pricing/affordability and target market.

The Made by Google lineup this year already includes two phones, a brand new speaker, and an Android TV dongle/Chromecast successor. After passing through the FCC, this new Nest Thermostat will presumably join those other devices.

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Free Fire x Money Heist, Garena Free Fire Partnership with Netflix

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With PUBG Mobile gone from the Indian market, players are now searching for similar battle royale games for their mobile devices. As a result, Call of Duty Mobile and Garena’s Free Fire, two PUBG Mobile-like games for mobile devices have seen an enormous surge in downloads. While COD has remained more or less identical in terms of content, Garena has been working, specifically for the Indian market, to boost their game and add exciting new content. Now, the publishers have collaborated with the digital streaming giant, Netflix to bring Money Heist’s “Professor” and his crew to the game.

Garena, the Singapore-based publisher recently added plenty of latest content to its mobile game, Free Fire with the introduction of the “Free Fire x Money Heist” event. This event has been live in the game from September 13 and will continue through September 22, with a huge in-game heist happening on “Peak Day”, i.e., September 20.



“Maxim was detained by the police during the heist, and is now relying on his partners to get him out.”, reads the official announcement of the event. “Free Fire players all around the world have been tasked by The Professor to retrieve and secure Maxim while retrieving the stolen money.”

“Peak Day” and New Mode

On the “Peak Day” of the event, players will be able to log in to their account and instantly get a complimentary permanent “AN94 – Plan Bermuda gun skin”, alongside special tokens which may be later encashed for “pet Panda and the Panda Heist skin”.

The developers will also add the long-awaited “Money Heist” game mode to the game under this event. This special crossover mode will bring 2 teams of 4 players each head-to-head to print a particular amount of cash in the stipulated time. They can print the money by securing money printers within the map. The mode will go live on “Peak Day”, that is, September 20, and will remain in the game until September 22.

Mini Web Series and Fun Fan Events in Countries

Apart from the in-game content, the publishers also released two new short clips on YouTube – “Plan Bermuda is Underway” and “Plan Bermuda Chapter 2“, showing how the “Professor” from Money Heist recruited the Garena characters from the game for the biggest heist. These two videos are a part of a mini web series of which the third and the final episode released yesterday.



Apart from these fun events and items, the publisher also released a Hindi live-action comedy mini-movie on YouTube made specifically for India. The publishers also collaborated with local street artists from Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico to cover walls and buildings with “Free Fire x Money Heist”-themed artwork. Moreover, the publishers also flew an enormous “PProfessorda” blimp across the sky of Mexico City.

Free Fire X Money Heist
So, if you’re a follower of the “Professor” and is searching for something new after PUBG’s goodbye, then you can surely start playing Garena’s “Free Fire” during this exclusive and special event. Who knows, maybe this can be your replacement for PUBG Mobile.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 Specifications Leaked : Check Details

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There are only a couple of companies that sell Android tablets in 2020. The notable two brands are Samsung and Huawei. The South Korean tech giant had only recently launched Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ as its flagship tablet devices. Now, it seems the corporate will soon release Galaxy Tab Active 3 whose entire specs are now leaked.



The upcoming Galaxy Tab Active 3 will be the successor to Galaxy Tab Active 2 from late 2017. Samsung’s Active series of tablets are targeted at industries, hence the long interval of 3 years between the launch of every new model. For those unaware, the primary one in the series was unveiled back in December 2014.

That said, the 2020 model was first spotted on Geekbench with model number SM-T575 in July powered by Exynos 9810 paired with 4GB RAM and Android 10 operating system. Just in case you’re wondering, this chipset made its debut inside Galaxy S9 in 2018.



Now, an exclusive leak by SamMobile reveals the other remaining specs of this forthcoming Galaxy Tab Active 3. As per the publication, it’ll be MIL-STD 810 certified for durability and can be available in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. Customers will also have a choice to get it with LTE connectivity.

Further, on the front, the tablet will sport an 8-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and three physical buttons below it for navigation as per the SafetyKorea certification bureau. It might come with Bluetooth 5.0 and can also support S Pen with remote control option.

Last but not least, it’ll be backed by a 5,050mAh battery and its launch date is not known at this point. Anyway, since its a niche product, we expect Samsung to announce it via press release within the coming days just like the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition.

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Apple Online Store in India: 7 Advantages to Consumers

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Did you know Apple has had a presence in India for over 20 years? after all that time, the corporate is finally launching its online store in India on September 23. However, thus far we’ve been purchasing Apple devices through e-commerce websites and authorized resellers in brick and mortar stores. So why does it matter that Apple will soon have an authorized retail presence within the country? Well, let’s take a glance at the benefits offered by an authorized Apple online store as compared to an e-commerce website, or an offline reseller.

1. User Experience and Interface

If Apple’s online store for the US is any indication, the online store in India will offer an extremely nice interface and experience. You don’t need to look for products nearly as much as you’d on, say, Amazon. Simply head over to the merchandise category you’re searching for, and begin configuring your device per your needs. Personally, that sounds great to me.

Speaking of not having to look for products, one of the most important issues with buying Apple devices (or the other devices, actually) online is the proven fact that there are just way too many listings for the same device from different sellers, repeatedly at different prices. Plus, there are nearly always some fake listings, or knockoff products listed to make them look real.

2. Fully Configure Your Device



 

This is very important to me, and I suppose plenty of shoppers. While Apple has offered configuration options within the US and other countries where it’s its retail presence for years, India has been left behind.

Apple Online Store in India

This is an especially big issue if you’re buying a MacBook or an iMac. You can only buy pre-configured models of these devices in India. This suggests even if Apple probably sells a configuration more suited to your needs, chances are you wouldn’t find it in India.

However, with the Apple online store, the corporate is bringing configuration options to India also. So the next time you purchase a brand new Mac, you’ll be able to configure it along with your preferred amount of RAM and storage.

3. Customise Your Device with Engraving



Apple Online Store in India

Apple also will offer to engrave in India now. So, you’ll be able to get text or emoji engravings on your AirPods, iPad, or Apple Pencil. In fact, on AirPods, you might get text engravings in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.

4. Better Trade-in Value

Also offered on the official Apple Store are trade-ins for eligible products. This isn’t something new, exactly. As such, you could get exchange offers on Amazon and Flipkart. However, with Apple’s trade-in, you always get a far better deal if you’re exchanging an Apple product for a brand new Apple product.

For example, I checked on the US Apple Store what my MacBook Pro would fetch me in trade-in for a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Turns out, $410. That’s quite a lot. In India, on Amazon, I’m getting ₹16,000 for it. Now i know, the conversion makes a difference, after all, we can’t make certain what trade-in Apple will offer on its Indian online store, but chances are it will be good. Or at the very least, you may have more options to seem at. Either way, it’s a win-win for us.

(Note: Once the Apple Store launches in India, I will check on this and update the article.)



5. Get Student Discounts Easily

Buying an Apple device as a student entitles you to a student discount. In most cases in India, you could only avail of this at a physical retail store. However, with Apple’s online store, you may be able to apply for a student discount and acquire your preferred Apple devices at a discounted rate.

This applies to current students, their parents, lecturers, and staff. So the likelihood is that you’ll be able to get a pleasant discount anyway.

6. Extend Your Warranty with AppleCare+

I’m sure you’re all aware of Apple Care. It’s the warranty that comes with your Apple device. However, it doesn’t cover things like accidental damage and believe me, you may need it at some point in your device’s life. Fortunately, Apple provides Apple Care+ for an extra price which covers accidental damage and extends your warranty to 3 years (two years in India).

Up so far, you couldn’t get Apple Care+ in India. However, you’ll now directly buy Apple Care+ when you shop for your next Apple device from the official online store.

It’s optional, obviously, but it’s usually recommended to urge it so you don’t end up paying way too much money for an accidental crack on your screen or something of that kind.

7. More Trustworthy than Online Sellers



Remember how I acknowledged that plenty of times listings on online websites are of fake products, and sometimes from fraudulent sellers? Heck, you need to remember all those stories about people buying iPhones or other devices and getting bricks and bars of soaps in their packages, right?

With the official Apple store, you wouldn’t get to worry about that. After all, you’re buying directly from the brand that makes the product, and it doesn’t depend upon third-party resellers to sell the product to you anymore. This means you’ll be able to shop online with more confidence, which is great.

Apple’s Official Online Store will Make Buying Apple Products Easier and Safer

While Apple’s online store is currently not live in India, these are the advantages that Apple itself claims it’ll offer in the country, plus, some of these opinions are based on how the US online store works. Obviously, once the online store officially launches on September 23, I will be taking an honest check out how it works and all the options it offers and updating this data accordingly, so make sure you check back for more details.

That said, it’s certain that an authorized online store will certainly make it easier to buy for Apple products in India. As customers, we’ll get more choices, more configuration options, and in fact, customization options also, with engraving choices and gift wrapping.

So, are you excited about Apple’s official entry into the retail space in India? allow us to know within the comments.

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