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Mobiles & Tabs

Apple’s animoji feature allows users to animate the facial expressions of emojis using facial recognition technology. It will be included on the iPhone X which is scheduled for release in November.

iPhone X animoji feature lands Apple in trouble

Tokyo-based Emonster kk sued Apple on October 18 in federal court in San Francisco.

The teaser also suggests that the smartphone will have a dual camera setup and Huawei’s AI integration.

Honor to launch a new bezel-less smartphone on December 5 in London

Honor has already started sending out media invites that reads ‘Max Your View’ and hints a smartphone with a big screen.

The new smartphones will go up against the likes of the recently launched Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, in addition to other Android flagships such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and the OnePlus 5.

Google launches Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL; price, specifications and more

The smartphones run the purest form of Android 8.0 Oreo and shares the same hardware as its bigger sibling, except for the screen size.

 Will Bixby will be available as a standalone AI app like Microsoft’s Cortana? We will have to wait and see.

Samsung rolls out Bixby 2.0 with new features

The first major update to Bixby makes it an open source AI Assistant, will be available in TVs, phones, refrigerators and more.

China’s Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.

Huawei challenges Apple and Samsung with its new line of smartphone

Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put it on a level playing field with other premium devices.

Gadgets

Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.

Amazon working on smart glasses with Alexa onboard

Wearable technology, glasses specifically, is already in limited use.

Swipe launches new Elite power banks with special launch offer.

Swipe launches new series of Elite power banks, starting at Rs 999

The power banks are available on Flipkart starting from October 13 to October 17.

The Creative Outlier Sports features an IPX4-rated and sweatproof design that allows users to use the headphone for prolonged workout sessions. The headphones are compact and lightweight, weighing 15 grams. The sweat-proof ear-tips are made of silicone and are soft.

Creative showcases Outlier Sports Wireless headphones

The headphones support high-definition aptX Bluetooth codec, and also feature a built-in mic that supports HD Voice and ClearSpeech Engine.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor Huawei Watch 2 (4G supported version) has independent connectivity, allowing users to send messages or make calls independently of a mobile phone.

Huawei Watch 2 now available in India for Rs 20,999

Launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, the next generation watch inherits the classic design of the original Huawei Watch.

In Other news

Kids are also getting exposed to voice-activated assistants, virtual reality and internet-connected toys, for which few guidelines exist because they are so new.

Kids, Screens and Parental Guilt: time to loosen up?

The survey found that kids spend an average of 48 minutes a day on mobile devices, up from 15 minutes in 2013.

Boeing said it would buy Aurora Flight Sciences Corp to help it advance the development of autonomous, electric-powered and long-flight-duration aircraft for its commercial and military businesses.

Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider Near Earth Autonomy

It was the first investment in autonomous technologies by Boeing’s venture capital arm.

Project Loon head Alastair Westgarth said in a blog post that Project Loon is "still an experimental technology and we're not quite sure how well it will work," though it has been tested since last year in Peru following flooding there.

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

More balloons from Nevada, Alphabet authorised by the FCC for up to 30 balloons for hard-hit area.

The Samsung ARTIK IoT Platform with SmartThings Cloud will provide everything companies need to quickly develop secure IoT products and services including production-ready hardware, software and tools, cloud services and a growing partner ecosystem.

Samsung unveils ARTIK Secure IoT Modulesfor device-to-cloud protection

ARTIK IoT platform hardens critical end point security for secure access.

The software firm has argued it has no ties to any government and said in a recent statement it is simply "caught in the middle of a geopolitical fight."

Kaspersky falls in US-Russia cyber-tensions

Latest accusations highlight what some see as a simmering cyberwar between the two powers.