Jio Phone Bookings Open (and Close), Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch, Nokia 6 Goes on Sale, More News This Week

Jio Phone Bookings Open (and Close), Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch, Nokia 6 Goes on Sale, More News This Week
Welcome back to our weekly roundup of all the news that you can use from the world of tech. Among the major events that took place this week was the start of Jio Phone bookings - bookings that are already closed, in very short order. On the Reliance Jio website, a message now reads that millions have pre-booked Jio Phone, and pre-booking will resume at a later point. When the bookings initially opened, Reliance Jio servers struggled to cope with the load, but we - and apparently 'millions' of ot…
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Face scans, robot baggage handlers—airports of the future

Face scans, robot baggage handlers—airports of the future
Credit: Petr Kratochvil/public domain Passengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration—this could be the airport of the future. It's a vision that planners hope will become realit…
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Hackers are using the promise of Game of Thrones spoilers to spread malware

Hackers are using the promise of Game of Thrones spoilers to spread malware
A report from cybersecurity company Proofpoint says that it’s observed a “targeted email campaign” that is using details of leaked Game of Thrones episodes to try and spread malware to unsuspecting users. The company first came across an e-mail on August 10th with the subject line "Wanna see the Game of Thrones in advance?" The emails contained some general details of upcoming episodes, as well as a Microsoft Word attachment with malware hidden in it. Once downloaded, it would attempt to ins…
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Some Facebook and Instagram users are experiencing outages

Some Facebook and Instagram users are experiencing outages
Facebook and Instagram appear to be down for some users this morning with some unable to post and others unable to access the sites entirely. Facebook users have reported issues accessing page mailboxes, uploading images, and posting updates, on both the mobile and web versions. Some users received messages saying that there was a “temporary problem with this post,” or an issue with a URL, and to try again in a few minutes. Other users were greeted with a message that Facebook is down for “r…
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Amazon devices, Sony wireless headphones, Sonos Play: 1, and more of the best tech sales

Amazon devices, Sony wireless headphones, Sonos Play: 1, and more of the best tech sales
Amazon announced earlier this week that it’s extending the deep Echo discounts (part of the back-to-school sale) until September 4th. Although the Echo itself is already sold out (listed as currently unavailable) you can still grab the Echo Dot for $45, along with the Tap for $100. The retail giant is also offering discounts on Kindle and Fire devices which end tonight, so act fast if you want one. Other highlights include Amazon’s deal of the day on several popular Anker products, an exclusi…
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Video Roundup: New at Samsung

Video Roundup: New at Samsung
60 seconds with Samsung's Galaxy Note 8Samsung eyes IoT prize with monetizing service rolloutSamsung to recycle and reuse all recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphonesChinese counterfeiters in love with Samsung smartphones, report findsSamsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition Includes Bixby …
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Samsung's quest to reinvent the TV in the age of convergence

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Samsung's Park with the latest QLED TV model. The company believes rivals in the so-called OLED camp will eventually follow their technology.Eleven years ago, a year before Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone, Samsung Electronics swept past then arch-rival Sony to become number one in liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs. At the time, the company was known more in the business world as an enterprise memory chip supplier, an underappreciated commodity …
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Jio Phone Bookings Paused After 'Millions' Pre-Book a Unit

Jio Phone Bookings Paused After
Reliance Jio has paused bookings of the Jio Phone, with a message on its website saying that "millions" have already pre-booked a unit. The Jio Phone bookings went live at 5:30 pm on Thursday amidst heavy demand, which the Jio website and apps struggled to cope with for the first couple of hours. Things eventually settled down, and many were able to pre-book a Jio Phone by paying Rs. 500.Now, however, Jio has paused the bookings, with no indication of when the phone will be up for pre-bookings a…
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The Essential Phone just started shipping to buyers

The Essential Phone just started shipping to buyers
After a slight delay and subsequent missed targets, the Essential Phone is finally, actually, really, officially shipping to customers. Andy Rubin’s new company just tweeted that those who’ve been charged for the phone should be on the lookout for tracking information to arrive by email sometime today. “We appreciate everyone’s patience,” Essential added. The $700 phone will be going it alone for now — Essential’s 360-degree camera module isn’t yet shipping — and is only available in the glo…
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Microsoft stops selling the original Xbox One

Microsoft stops selling the original Xbox One
Microsoft is no longer selling its original Xbox One in the US. The software giant only offers retail versions of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X at its online store, with just $199 refurbished models of the original Xbox One available. Kotaku UK reports that while the original Xbox One has vanished from the US store, Microsoft’s UK store simply lists the old console as “sold out.” The original Xbox One, that resembled a VCR unit, first launched nearly four years ago priced $100 more than Sony’…
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