Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the biggest one I’ve ever seen, big enough to house two cameras and a speaker. I generally don’t mind phone notches, but there’s something about the Pixel 3 XL’s that really…

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The $100 Oontz Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth speaker is on sale for nearly 75% off today

Picking the right Bluetooth speaker can be an exercise in futility, but today Amazon is making it easy. The popular Oontz Angle 3 Ultra is on sale for $27, the best price we’ve ever seen and nearly 75 percent off its $100 MSRP. This compact speaker is built to take your tunes along wherever you go. At just 15 ounces and 6.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches, it’s easy to toss it into a bag. And if you happen to be heading outdoors, this speaker can handle that too—it’s weatherproof, with…

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Huawei 2018 Roadmap Leaks, Will Launch 3 Variants of the P20 Series: Report

HIGHLIGHTS An Israeli distributor revealed the information at an event The P20 series to have three variants – P20, P20 Plus, P20 Lite Two other phones, with code names Maya and Salina, also to be launched Huawei is reportedly planning to launch three new smartphones as part of its 2018 roadmap. The Shenzen-based manufacturer will announce smartphones in its new flagship series, Huawei P20, in early 2018. At a press conference in Israel, held by Electra Consumer Products (an importer of Huawei phones), plans for the Huawei P20 series are claimed…

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Nokia 3 to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Directly, Skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat

HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global’s Sarvikas confirmed direct Oreo update for Nokia 3 Nokia 3 won’t receive Android 7.1.2 Nougat update The smartphone was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat in February Weeks after bringing an Android Oreo update to Nokia 8, HMD Global is now all set to release the same latest update for Nokia 3. The new move also points to the fact that the Finnish company has no plans to bring an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for the Nokia 3 smartphone. HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas on Saturday confirmed the ongoing developments. Sarvikas, the…

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GATE-like test for students with engineering degrees from these 3 deemed universities

Days after the Supreme Court cancelled engineering degrees granted since 2001 by three deemed universities through the distance education mode, the Union HRD ministry has called a meeting of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday to protect the interests of hundreds who could be affected by the move, people familiar with the matter said. JRN Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University, Udaipur; Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu; and IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan — have been conducting distance engineering programmes without necessary approvals, including that from the UGC or the All India Council…

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Going on a vacation to Thailand? Here are the top 3 water parks you must visit

Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by a renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 travellers’ choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the 3rd spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with The Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking 6th spot. Also in Pattaya, The Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the 7th most popular water park in Asia. “Thailand offers various fun-filled activities for families, youth and children…

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DHE Odisha +3 admission first list released at dheodisha.gov.in

The Odisha Department of Education has released its first selection list for degree +3 admissions at dheodisha.gov.in. Candidates should apply for admissions from July 3, with classes starting from July 19. The second round of selections will be out on July 7. The students can check the result at dheodisha.gov.in. To check your results, here are the following steps: 1. Go to dheodisha.gov.in 2. Click on DHE Odisha +3 result 2017 3 . Key in your registration number, password and date of birth. 4. Your result will be displayed To be eligible for admissions…

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DU’s second cutoff likely to dip by up to 3% points, many seats left

The second cutoff list for admissions to colleges under the Delhi University will be announced on July 1. Many colleges are likely to drop their cutoff by 0.25% to 3% points across the courses. The admission under the second cutoff list will start on July 1 and will continue till July 4. At Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), admission to Economic (Hons) in general and OBC categories will be closed, but BCom (Hons) will have a second list. “The drop will not be much. There is a possibility of…

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Parents didn’t have electricity at home or enough money to send me to school: UPSC rank 3 topper

How did a farmer’s son from a remote village in Andhra Pradesh make it to rank three, all-India level, in the Union Public Service Commission’s civil services 2016 examination? There was a time when 30-year-old Gopala Krishna Ronanki’s parents, Ronanki Appa Rao and Rukminamma, an agricultural labourer often out in the fields, did not even have electricity at home or enough money to send him to a private school. Ronanki has been a teacher in a primary school for the last 11 years. His family belongs to Parasamba village of…

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Amazon Great Indian Sale Day 3 Offers: Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro, Honor 6X, and Other Deals

As the Amazon Great Indian Sale moves into the third day, there are plenty of new deals that are set to go live on the e-commerce platform. Amazon continued to offers discounts on mobile phones, but there is a lot more you can be checking out as well. The initial mad rush for deals has thinned out, so getting discounts on tablets, laptops, gaming consoles, etc. that you have had an eye on should not prove too difficult. Of course, if smartphones is all you are in the market for,…

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