Top Tech News Today: Boat, Noise, Oppo Lead India Wearables Market In H1, Pink WhatsApp Scam Is Real, More


Boat, Noise And Oppo Lead India Wearables Market In H1 Of 2023

Riding on the back of new smartwatch launches in different shapes, designs, materials, finishes and with new features, the India wearables market witnessed a strong 53.3 per cent YoY (year-over-year) growth in the first half (H1) of 2023 and shipped 57.8 million units. The top three brands that dominated wearable shipments during this period include homegrown companies Boat and Noise, followed by Oppo at the third spot, says market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Pink WhatsApp Scam Is Real. Mobile Antivirus Can Help

The pink WhatsApp logo pictured above may look enticing but be afraid if somebody tells you they would help get “WhatsApp Pink” via an exclusive update and it would add extra features to the messaging platform. Meta-owned WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging and also the biggest target of online scammers and hackers. While Telegram and WhatsApp scams are not new, WhatsApp Pink malware is relatively new that apparently changes the theme colour of the app and also steals personal data. However, staying alert and making use of mobile antivirus can prevent you from falling prey to potential financial and personal security risks.

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X Corp Pulls Down More Than 23 Lakh Accounts In India In June-July

Taking note of the accounts that promote non-consensual nudity and child sexual exploitation, tech billionaire Elon Musk’s X Corp, formerly Twitter, has pulled down more than 23 lakh accounts from the platform in June-July in India, says a report by news agency IANS. X banned 5,44,473 accounts in India between May 26-June 25 and a record 23,95,495 accounts in June-July. The micro-blogging platform pulled 1,772 accounts for promoting terrorism in the country.

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Tecno Pova 5 And 5 Pro Announced In India

Handset maker Tecno announced its new Tecno Poca 5 and Tecno Pova 5 pro smartphones in India on Friday at the company’s World of TECNOlogy event. The device would be launched in India next week and they were only showcased in the country today. A key highlight of the Pova series is the Pova 5 Pro which has an Arc interface with LED interface, similar to the Nothing Phone (2). The company also showcased its MEGABOOK laptop at the event in New Delhi. Both smartphones share a 6.78-inch 120Hz display, 256GB onboard storage and Android 13-based HiOS 13.1 OS.

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More US Workers Turning To ChatGPT For Routine Assistance Despite Concerns

According to a recent survey by Reuters/Ipsos, a growing number of workers in the United States are turning to ChatGPT for assistance with routine tasks, despite concerns that prompted companies like Microsoft and Google to limit its use. ChatGPT, a chatbot program powered by generative AI, has gained attention worldwide as companies seek ways to leverage its capabilities in various aspects of their operations. However, security firms and businesses have expressed worries about potential leaks of intellectual property and strategic information that could arise from its usage.

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