Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) - Sony has announced a new set of truly wireless earbuds Sony WF-1000XM3. The highlight of the premium high-end earbuds is its noise cancellation technology and extended battery life, reports The Indian Express.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 has been launched globally and it will be available in mid-August across various markets. The wireless earbuds are priced at Euro 220 (around Rs 17,000) in Europe. The Amazon UK website is accepting pre-orders for the device now and it will be released on August 8, 2018.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 has been listed for $229.99 (around Rs 16,000) in the US. It is available for pre-orders in the country and it will be released on August 5, 2019, as per the information available on the Amazon.com.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 is a truly wireless headset and it is equipped with Sony’s proprietary QN1e noise cancelling processor. The headset promises up to eight hours of battery life per single charge. Sony claims that 10 min charge with the carrying case can provide 90 minutes of playback time.
The carrying case can provide three additional charges to the Sony WF-1000XM3, thus adding 24 hours of playback time to the headset for a total of 32 hours of battery life. The headset promises up to six hours of battery life per single charge when the noise cancellation is switched on.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 features the Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control that automatically switches to ambient sound mode base on the user activity. It can also connect with the voice assistant of the smartphone (Google Assitant, Siri, etc).
It also comes with a wear detection feature that can play/pause the music automatically when the headset is put on/off. The Sony WF-1000XM3 sports buttons that can be used to instantly turn on/off noise cancellation, hands-free calling and more.
As of now, Sony has not revealed when it will launch the Sony WF-1000XM3 in India. The headset will be pitched against other premium options such as the Apple AirPods (second-gen) and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless.
Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) - Asus has started to send media invites for the launch of ROG Phone 2, the successor to the gaming-centric ROG Phone. The next-generation ROG Phone 2 is scheduled to be launched at an event in China on July 23, reports The Indian Express.
The company has already confirmed that the upcoming device will feature a 120Hz display. For comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro made headlines for having a screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. The only other phone to come with a display with such a high refresh rate is the Razer Phone 2.
Asus has also partnered with Tencent to bring custom gaming experience to the ROG Phone 2. Tencent has a number of games in the pipeline, which have been optimised to take advantage of the 120Hz display.
It was reported last month that the Asus ROG Phone 2 will be launched on July 23, which has been confirmed by the media invite shared on multiple Weibo posts. The posts reveal that the gaming device will be unveiled in China on July 23, 2019.
The ROG Phone 2 will go against the gaming-centric phones launched this year that include the Nubia Red Magic 3 and the Black Shark 2. So far, Asus has not revealed anything about the arrival of ROG Phone 2 in markets outside China, but we expect the device to launch in India soon.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 has been spotted on three certifications websites– China’s 3C, Wi-Fi Alliance, and US FCC. The device is said to be priced around Yuan 4,399 (approximately Rs 44,000) for the base variant.
While there is no word on the phone’s specifications and features as of now, we can expect the phone to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with some kind of cooling feature.
Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) - Apple plans to launch a radically different iPad next year, the one with a unique folding design. The prediction comes from IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin via China’s Economic Daily News.
Lin believes that Apple is secretly developing a foldable iPad with 5G connectivity. The foldable iPad would feature a MacBook-sized display, meaning the screen size could be anywhere between 12 and 15-inches. Interestingly, the foldable iPad could look a lot like Microsoft’s rumoured dual-screen Surface device, codenamed “Centaurus.”
The analyst did not offer specifics on the display technology Apple would be implementing in the foldable tablet, nor did he share any other detail about the device. He, however, did reveal that the foldable tablet will feature one of Apple’s A-series processor along with 5G support.
The Cupertino-based Apple has been working on a foldable iPhone for quite some time, so it’s hardly surprising to see a foldable iPad in the works too. The Bell reported that in 2017 that Apple started working on a foldable iPhone with LG Display, the display-making arm of LG Electronics. At that time, it was suggested that the panel production could start in 2020, meaning the launch of a foldable iPhone could happen the same year. However, there was no mention of a foldable iPad in that report.
Whether Apple launches a foldable iPad remains to be seen. The company usually let others launch new products first and brings products with refined features what its competitors have previously attempted but failed to make an impact on the market.
Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) - Microsoft has warned its Windows 10 users of a new issue with Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN) affecting Windows 10 May 2019 version 1903 update on Build 18362.207 (KB4501375). Notably, the bug only affects Windows 10 version 1903 and not any other older versions, reports The Indian Express.
RASMAN essentially manages VPNs and also handles a Windows PC’s connections to the Internet. Microsoft said in a support page that RASMAN service may stop working and users will be shown the error “0xc0000005”. Notably, the issue affects PCs where the VPN profile is set to as an Always On VPN (AOVPN) connection and not manual only VPN profiles or connections.
Microsoft has revealed that the fix to the RASMAN issue will be available by the end of this month. “We are working on a resolution and estimate a solution will be available in late July,” the company said. It did not specify the exact number of users that the bug might have affected, though a Forbes report estimates that Windows 10 version 1903 has at least 50 million users.
Microsoft has also explained in its page a workaround for the RASMAN issue, using either group policy settings or registry key, which will configure one of the default telemetry settings. However, in case neither of the methods work, users will need to manually start the service or restart their device.
Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 update includes features such as new light theme, which is basically a white version of the dark theme, Windows Sandbox, which will allow users to launch an isolated desktop environment to run unknown .exe files on, Kaomoji, and more. Bug fixes were also a part of the May 2019 Windows update.
Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) - Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Md Jahurul Haque on Sunday said there is no scope of arbitration with Grameenphone and Robi as per the existing law over realising dues from them.
“The path of dialogue is open but the mobile phone operators must pay the dues. They can sit with us anytime they want. However, GP wants to linger the matter in the name of arbitration,” he said while talking to UNB.
About their next course of action against the two mobile phone companies, the BTRC chief said it will be decided after discussions with the government.
He, however, hinted that a number of actions, including cancellation of licences, can be taken to this end.
Jahurul said they have sent a letter to the Posts and Telecommunications Ministry to amend the BTRC Act incorporating the issue of arbitration. “But it’ll take some time,” he said.
On July 4, BTRC decided to reduce 30 percent bandwidth capacity of Grameenphone and 15 percent of Robi as they failed to pay their dues to the government.
GP has Tk 12,579.95 crore due to the government, including Tk 4,085.95 crore to the National Board of Revenue (NBR), while Robi has Tk 867.23 crore to the government, including Tk 197.21 crore to the NBR alone.
Meanwhile, Grameenphone on Sunday protested the BTRC directive.
In a press release, the operator said, “It’s very unfortunate that directives to the IIG operators were given in an attempt by the regulator to pressure GP to pay a disputed audit claim.”
Terming the move illegal, it said it will seek intervention of the court against this ‘unconscionable’ decision of the regulator.
Besides, Robi’s Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer Shahed Alam said, “We believe arbitration is the best solution to resolve the disputed claims that came out of a fundamentally flawed audit process. There’s a specific act for arbitration that can amicably solve the problem.”
He expressed the hope that BTRC will be interested in pursuing the arbitration process to settle the matter once and for all.