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Mi Band 4 review: Decent-looking, fairly accurate, pocket-friendly wearable. Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi recently launched in India the Mi Band 4, the fourth iteration of its ultra-affordable fitness band.

Mi Band 4 review: Decent-looking, fairly accurate, pocket-friendly wearable

At Rs 2,299, the smart wearable is slightly expensive than the predecessor, but it brings several upgrades that makes it an interesting preposition in the entry-level smart wearables segment. The Mi Band 4 retains most of the Mi Band 3 features, and adds a bigger display, new watch faces, and a new gyroscope sensor that helps it track the fitness activities with more precision. I tested the band for around two weeks to test if the Mi Band 4 makes a suitable upgrade over the Mi Band 3, and here's how it fares: Design and display The Mi Smart Band 4 has a capsule-shaped body that fits in a silicone strap. The band has comfortable straps and its light-weight build makes it easy to wear and carry all day long.

Like many basic features, the facility to awake the band by lifting your wrist is also disabled. Features. After bitcoin crackdown, China now wants centralised digital currency. As Facebook readies to launch its answer to bitcoin, China is set to introduce its own digital currency -- one that could allow the government and the central bank to see what people spend their money on, according to analysts.

After bitcoin crackdown, China now wants centralised digital currency

Far from the libertarian ideals of cryptocurrencies, whose anonymity allows users to buy and sell without leaving a digital trail, China's mooted e-cash system will be tightly regulated, experts say, and run by the People's Bank of China, the central bank. It "would give the PBoC greater insight into transactions throughout the country," analysts at Beijing-based research firm Trivium China said in a note. In late September, central bank governor Yi Gang said China's new currency may be associated with existing electronic payment systems, such as the popular WeChat and AliPay phone apps, which are widespread and allow yuan transactions via bank accounts. Yi did not say what shape the currency would take.

"We will not predetermine the technical path," he said. ICC scraps boundary count rule that cost New Zealand World Cup 2019. International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday scrapped the boundary count rule and in case of a super over tie there will be a repeated super over until one team has more runs than the other.

ICC scraps boundary count rule that cost New Zealand World Cup 2019

Following on from a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, the Chief Executives' Committee agreed that the use of the super over as a way to decide results at ICC events will be retained. Both the Cricket Committee and CEC agreed it was an exciting and engaging conclusion to the game and will remain in place covering all games at both ODI and T20I World Cups. England scripted the history as they claimed their first-ever World Cup title in July this year. The final will be remembered for ages as it did not have a winner after the 50-over and super over action, both of which were tied. Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Finally, an iPhone with Android-like imaging prowess. American technology giant Apple recently launched three smartphones under its iPhone 11 series — the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Finally, an iPhone with Android-like imaging prowess

Of these, the iPhone 11 seems the most interesting for its ‘affordable’ price tag and the upgrades it has got over predecessor iPhone XR. The most premium upgrades, however, have come to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max — you have to make a difficult choice between them to experience the best from Apple. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are identical twins with variance only in display size, dimensions, and battery. You could expect both devices to offer a similar experience. Forbes India rich list 2019: Mukesh Ambani retains top spot, Adani second. Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani has bagged the top spot in Forbes' list of the richest Indians for the year 2019 in what the American business magazine said was 'a challenging year' for the Indian economy.

Forbes India rich list 2019: Mukesh Ambani retains top spot, Adani second

This is the 12th time in a row that Ambani -- whose wealth swelled to $51.4 billion this year -- has topped the list. "He added $4.1 billion to his net worth as Jio, the three-year-old telecom unit of his Reliance Industries, became one of India’s biggest mobile carriers with 340 million subscribers," Forbes said. The effect of a slowing economy was visible on the list. Overall, the total wealth of tycoons on the 2019 Forbes India Rich List shrank 8 per cent to $452 billion from a year ago and more than half of India’s 100 richest saw a decline in their net worth, the magazine said. MG Motor India gears up to launch first electric SUV in India by year-end. MG (Morris Garage) Motor India is gearing up to launch its first electric SUV in India by the end of this calendar year.

MG Motor India gears up to launch first electric SUV in India by year-end

It has also re-opened bookings for its flagship brand, the MG Hector. It will commence a second production shift next month and will hire close to 500 people for this. “We will be launching the electric SUV, the MG eZS, by December,” said Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer for customer experience and marketing. The five-seater went on sale in Britain last month.The positioning of this maiden electric vehicle (EV) offering, said Gupta, would be consistent with the company’s overall positioning in the Indian market. Honda gets Indian patent for alerting mechanism in electric motorcycle.

Japanese auto major Honda Motor Company has developed a device to help electric motorcycles avoid accidents by sending out a sound alert to pedestrians.

Honda gets Indian patent for alerting mechanism in electric motorcycle

The company has received a patent for the invention in India. This device can be used in electric and hybrid vehicles. A similar mechanism is used in electric and hybrid vehicles, which have a weaker driving sound compared with the sound of a combustion engine vehicle. The device alerts a person who fails to hear the sound of the approaching vehicle. In hybrid cars, when the driving force of the electric motor falls below a certain value and the brake is applied, a sound alerts a person approaching the vehicle. Honda said in a filing that its latest device was specifically meant for motorcycles, which had limited space and could not use larger devices. OnePlus 7T Pro launched; early access sale starts today: Price, specs. Chinese electronics manufacturer OnePlus on Thursday (October 10) launched the OnePlus 7T Pro at a global event in London.

OnePlus 7T Pro launched; early access sale starts today: Price, specs

A successor to the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T Pro is a premium flagship that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage configuration, priced at Rs 53,999. Mumbai sees luxury watch action pick up with Hublot store launch. Slowing discretionary spending is not dissuading at least one industry in the luxury segment — high-end watches.

Mumbai sees luxury watch action pick up with Hublot store launch

Hublot, known for its Big Bang series of super-sporty wristwatches that can cost more than premium cars, launched its first boutique on the ground floor at the Palladium Mall in Mumbai, demonstrating it sees a market for its products for the long term in the country. Ricardo Guadalupe, chief executive officer of LVMH-owned Hublot, and who in 2004 led the transformation to mostly automatic-run watches from the earlier quartz-run variants, says the store was in partnership with authorised distributor Ethos Watch Boutiques, in a 50-50 joint venture. Real estate analysts say the rentals of the boutique, which is around 500 square feet in size, cost somewhere between Rs 700 and Rs 900 per square foot. How Amazon, Flipkart and Mukesh Ambani can help save India's banks. A common refrain you hear in India is, “There’s no credit in the market.”

How Amazon, Flipkart and Mukesh Ambani can help save India's banks

The despondence cuts across industries as diverse as real estate, autos and road construction. An 88 per cent slump in the flow of funds to the commercial sector between April and September shows that the producers’ unease is justified. However, one credit tap is starting to gurgle, giving some cause for optimism. Pocket-sized loans are feeding online consumption, with demand coming from smaller cities and towns. Samsung pours $11 bn into next-gen displays to counter Chinese rivals.

Samsung Display Co. plans to spend 13.1 trillion won ($11 billion) developing and building next-generation displays, responding to a flood of supply and price pressure from fast-moving Chinese rivals. In an announcement event attended by Korean President Moon Jae-in and Samsung Electronics Co. Vice-Chairman Jay Y. OnePlus 7T Pro launch at 8:30 PM today: Livestream, likely specs & features. Chinese electronics manufacturer OnePlus is set to launch the OnePlus 7T Pro at a global event in London that would be livestreamed simultaneously on the company’s social media and YouTube channels.

In India, the event’s livestream on YouTube will start at 8:30 PM. At the launch event, the company is also expected to unveil the OnePlus 7T Pro’s McLaren edition, teased recently on OnePlus' official Twitter account. A successor to the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T Pro is expected to be a premium flagship. It could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ mobile processor, which also powers the company’s recently launched OnePlus 7T. The phone might come in multiple variants; with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

IAF receives first of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft purchased from France. The Indian Air Force on Tuesday received its first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 aircraft purchased from France in presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in Merignac, France. Singh attended the handover ceremony of the first Rafale fighter jet acquired by the IAF along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. "Rafale will boost India's air dominance exponentially," Singh said after receiving the aircraft. Singh, who earlier held wide-ranging talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, said his visit was aimed at "expanding the strategic partnership" between India and France. Robots could be trained to recognise human emotions, finds study.

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI, robots could be taught to recognise human emotions from our movements. As part of this exercise, a team of psychologists and computer scientists filmed pairs of children playing with a robot and a computer built into a table with a touchscreen top. Some participants watched the original videos. A second group saw the footage reduced to "stickman" figures that showed exactly the same movements. Members of both groups agreed on the same emotional label for the children, more often than would be expected if they were guessing.

The researchers then trained a machine-learning algorithm to label the clips, identifying the type of social interaction, the emotions on display, and the strength of each child's internal state, allowing it to compare which child felt more sad or excited. Hot trends. Mercedes-Benz delivers over 200 cars in a day amid festive season sales. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz said on Tuesday that it has delivered over 200 cars of various models to customers in Mumbai, Gujarat and other cities in a single day as part of the festival season sale. India-born al Qaeda chief of subcontinent killed in US-Afghan raid: Report.

India has 150 million drivers and only 8,000 want electric cars: Report. Hyundai Motor Co. launched India’s first electric SUV this summer with a quirky TV commercial urging millennials to “Drive Into the Future.” Are you a little slow in typing on phone? Here's how you can do it faster. Amazon, Flipkart see record festive sales as 'Bharat' logs onto e-commerce. Inc. and rival Walmart Inc. reported record revenue for their six-day India sales festivals as e-commerce catches on with buyers and sellers in smaller Indian towns, moving beyond the country’s urban, English-speaking population. Cut no more trees in Aarey colony till Oct 21; release those arrested: SC. On Monday, the Supreme Court directed the Maharashtra government to not cut any more trees in the Aarey colony till October 21. The trees were being cut to build a depot for Mumbai metro. Appearing for the Maharashtra government, Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta assured the apex court that no trees will be felled.

Further, the Supreme Court also ordered the release of all the activists who have been arrested during protests. The court has asked the Union Environment ministry to be a party in the matter. Now the matter will be taken up by the Forest Bench of the Supreme Court. Lenovo K10 Note review: A mixed bag overall, but performance impresses.

Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo recently made a comeback to India’s smartphone market with the launch of the K10 Note. Facebook to block offensive content globally if asked by EU courts. Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU's top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide. In a closely watched judgment, the European Court of Justice said EU law "does not preclude" courts from ordering "the removal of information or to block access worldwide," a statement said. Single-use plastic: The world may be drowning in it but can we ban it?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently underlined his government’s intention to move away from single-use plastics in the coming years. While addressing the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh in September, he exhorted the delegates to initiate a global ban on single-use plastic. 53% of top Indian firms have male to female employee ratio of 10:1: Study.

Around 53 per cent of top Indian companies have a male to female employee ratio of 10:1 or worse and 70 per cent of the top firms have less than one per cent of employees with disability, a study by a think-tank claimed on Thursday. ITC launches first multilayered plastic collection, recycling drive in Pune. Microsoft unveils foldable Android phone, earbuds, ARM-based Surface laptop. GoPro Hero8 Black, Max action cameras launched; price starts at Rs 36,500. Amit Shah flags off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express; calls it gift for J&K. Good news: Your stay at luxury hotels to be less expensive from today. India sees highest rains in 25 years, retreat unlikely before mid-October. Rolls-Royce selects 3 start-ups for Start-up Accelerator Programme in India. Flipkart Big Billion sale: Deals on phones from Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo & more. Science, tech streams in higher education are losing students' preference. Lockheed Martin submits a proposal to supply F-21s to Air Force.

The most beautiful Ferrari in a decade pays tribute to race cars past. Late & over-budget, new submarine triggers Project 75-I stake rise. NHAI seeks IITs' help in reducing costs, constructing better road. Abhinav Kumar, face of Trivago ads, joins Paytm as VP-product marketing. Vikram had hard landing; NASA releases images of Chandrayaan 2 landing site. OnePlus 7T, OnePlus TV launched in India; Check price, specs, features. Govt to set up design centres to develop trendy khadi products: Gadkari. Hindu Kush at risk of losing over 60% glaciers by 2100: Green group. OnePlus 7T, OnePlus TV India launch today at 7 PM: Expected specs, features. IITs may allow weaker students to opt out in 3 years with a BSc degree. Why Asia's biggest economies are backing hydrogen fuel cell cars over EVs. India can talk to Pakistan but not to 'Terroristan': S Jaishankar. Actor Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award.

PM Modi receives 'Global Goalkeeper' award for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Google Assistant will listen to your conversations again, but ask first. Skullcandy launches new truly wireless earphones priced at Rs 5,999. NRIs can now apply for Aadhaar card on arrival without 182-day wait. Vivo U10 with 5000mAh battery, tri-camera set-up launched: Price, specs. PM Modi calls Trump special person who left lasting impact everywhere. HP Pavilion Gaming 15 2019 review: A home machine for casual gaming. Asus ROG Phone II India launch today: Livestream, specifications, features. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: Expensive, but full of surprises.

From AI lab to job search platform, all highlights from 'Google for India' Hindi second-most used 'Assistant' language globally, says Google. Apple Watch 4, Watch 5 get ECG app, irregular rhythm notification in India. Huawei Mate 30-series announced: Know key features, specs, price, and more.

TikTok removed 135,000 videos in 1.5 years of its operations in India. At $4 billion, YouTube biggest video platform by revenue in Asia-Pacific. BMW should buy Jaguar Land Rover from Tata Motors, says Bernstein. Want an iPhone 11? You can pre-order on Amazon, Flipkart from September 20. Samsung Galaxy M30s with 6000mAh battery, 48MP camera launched: Know more. Here's why Japan boasts the world's most powerful force of retail traders.

Climate change effects to be worse than previous estimates, new study shows. Huawei to soon launch Kirin 990 chipset-powered 5G-ready devices in India. Explained: How the Saudi Aramco attack affects global oil supply. Global investors bet $45 bn on Modi's India. Now they are reversing it. Vivo Z1x review: One of the best bets in the mid-range smartphone segment. OnePlus 7T, OnePlus TV India launch on September 26: Here is what to expect. Can Apple TV+ make a dent in Indian OTT with its aggressive pricing? 21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year: MEA. Lenovo Carme smartwatch review: Loaded with features, easy on pocket. Motorola launches Moto E6s with dual rear cameras at Rs 7,999: Know more. Wings Infinity bluetooth earphones review: Budget-friendly, clean sound.

Amazfit GTR review: Stylish smartwatch with classic look, long battery life. First 100 days of govt just a 'trailer', wait for the film: PM Modi. Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train fare to be around Rs 3,000, says official. Get ready to groove to 'Gat Gat' from 'Dream Girl' Netflix inks deal with Karan Johar to create diverse content across genres. Myntra takes to videos to reach customers ahead of the festive season. Apple reveals triple-camera iPhone, undercuts Disney streaming TV price. Even a little exercise is better than no exercise for a longer, better life. At 56,000/sft, Mumbai's Tardeo is India's costliest primary market: Anarock. With AI and automation growing, 120 million workers will need retraining. Isro continues effort to contact Vikram; Chandrayaan-2 lander 'not broken' JioFiber plans launched, basic subscription starts at Rs 699 per month. How Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram will soft-land on the Moon? Isro explains.

Steve Smith double century has solidified his legacy as Test batting legend. Lenovo launches K10 Note, Z6 Pro and A6 Note smartphones in India. Food ministry to ban single-use plastic bottles from Sep 15: Paswan. Google releases Android 10 for Pixel phones with dark mode, better privacy. JioFiber: Ambani bets on free TVs as he takes on Netflix, Amazon, telcos. Next Apple Watch may come with sleep tracking feature, OLED display. Apple to Samsung: 75 new smartphone models to kick off festive season sales. Honor Band 5 review: Affordable wearable with vibrant display, new features. Pakistan will never start war with India, says Imran Khan as tensions mount. Indian Air Force inducts 8 US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters.