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Jio has announced that it will begin testing its True 5G network in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi. The announcement comes after its rival Airtel announced the rollout of 5G network in several cities.
Jio also revealed to its users ‘True 5G Welcome Offer’. Customers will have unlimited access to the 5G network with unlimited data. It is similar to the Welcome Offer that the telecom operator offered when it started 4G VoLTE services in the country.
The True 5G welcome offer is available to select users by invitation. Guest users will be automatically upgraded to the True 5G network without changing the SIM card.
The True 5G welcome offer will be available in more cities as network hardware upgrades.
“Users will continue to take advantage of this Beta test until a city’s network coverage is substantially complete to provide the best coverage and user experience for all customers,” the company revealed. This means users can continue to use True 5G for free as long as it’s ready for a nationwide rollout.
Jio also said it is working with smartphone brands to support Jio True 5G and allow their devices to work seamlessly with their network.
While Jio has not revealed any pricing for 5G tariffs, it has announced that its 5G services will remain affordable.
“5G cannot remain an exclusive service available to the privileged few or those in our biggest cities. It must be available to every citizen, every household and every business across India,” said Akash M Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.
He added: “Our Prime Minister has called for the accelerated roll-out of 5G across India to realize the full potential of a Digital India. In response, Jio prepared an ambitious and fastest-ever 5G deployment plan for a country our size.”
Jio previously revealed that it hopes to bring 5G services to all parts of the country by December 2023.
Flashbacks to Jio’s Welcome Offer from yesteryear
Jio went viral when it was first introduced mainly because of the Welcome Offer and the benefits of free data from its users.
This True 5G welcome offer reminds us of that by allowing people to queue to access Jio’s True 5G network.
If you’re in the four cities announced for the test, be on the lookout for the True 5G welcome offer invite.
The new Google Pixel Watch it will be the slim little smartwatch if there is a leak reddit (opens in new tab) accurate proof. our friends in PhoneArena (opens in new tab) noticed that a leaker opened a demo unit of the new Pixel Watch and took lots of pictures from all angles showing the shiny black disc, strap and charger that will come in the box.
Google showed us pictures of the Pixel Watch in its Google I/O event last spring, but details and images of the new smartwatch have been scarce ever since. This new leak shows us the device from all sides, giving us an idea of how thin it will be and how curved the top will be. The Pixel Watch looks much more rounded than, say, the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
The hollow watch comes in a polished stainless steel case with an active charcoal style bracelet. We expect to see a black box option as well as a possible gold color. For bracelets, we expect a wide range of more stylish active rubber and leather styles.
The leak also gives us a good look at the Pixel Watch’s packaging, which has few new details. The watch will run Google’s Wear OS 3.5, the same as Samsung’s watch, which makes sense because Samsung and Google developed Wear OS together.
We also get a look at the sensor array on the back of the Pixel Watch, although we don’t have precise details on what sensors Google will include. We expect standard heart rate, blood oxygen levels, body composition and ECG capabilities.
We’re not sure if Google will try to add temperature sensors and if it will succeed. Temperature detection has been an oddly controversial issue on smartwatches this season.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 has temperature sensors that are not yet active. The Apple Watch has temperature sensors, but uses this data for other features; it doesn’t just take your temperature and report it back to you.
Fitbit Sense devices can report skin temperature and Google has Fitbit. In fact, Fitbit features will be a major part of the Pixel Watch, with a planned six-month subscription to Fitbit’s paid fitness plan. Not all Fitbit devices measure skin temperature, so it’s not a sure bet that Google will bring this feature to the Pixel Watch.
We expect the Google Pixel Watch to be announced at the Google event on October 6th. We’ll be on hand to get our full impressions of the new smartwatch, as well as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones, which are also set to launch. If you’re looking for a new smartwatch for your Android device, read our full roundup of the best Android smartwatches you can buy.
Volatile billionaire Elon Musk may finally be ready to close this giant Twitter deal – at least for today.
Musk and his supporters presented a letter with the SEC on Monday (opens in new tab) to restart business on the terms originally agreed upon. The news comes days before Musk is ousted in a case that sought to undo the deal – and just days after some of the Musk’s private texts (opens in new tab)among associates, friends and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were launched into the discovery. The newly released messages shed light on how Musk views Twitter, its new features (like Twitter Blue, which he hates), and the deal itself.
So far, Musk has argued that Twitter is lying (opens in new tab) about the number of bots on your service, underestimating them by orders of magnitude. After demanding more transparency, Musk tried to end the deal. Twitter wouldn’t let him, and that’s how they ended up in court.
News of the return of the deal sent Twitter shares soaring until trading was briefly halted mid-day before reopening. Since then, Twitter stock has jumped to nearly $52 a share.
The order indicates that Musk is returning to the original terms set in April. From the SEC filing:
“On October 3, 2022, Whistleblower’s advisors sent a letter to Twitter (on behalf of Whistleblower) notifying Twitter that Whistleblower intends to proceed with the closing of the transaction contemplated by the April 25, 2022 Merger Agreement… “
“Rapporteur” is listed near the top of the document as Elon R. Musk.
In the hours leading up to this news, Musk was busy tweeting about Russia and Ukraine (opens in new tab)fighting on Twitter with chess master and activist Gary Kasparov and the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (opens in new tab). He has yet to publicly comment on the filing.
By the way, we asked Musk in a tweet if the deal is back and got no response.
Musk has been relatively quiet about the Twitter deal and bots in recent weeks, though he has attributed recent Twitter search results, which don’t seem to have turned out the way he predicted, to twitter bots (opens in new tab).
Its recent activities have revolved around using its Starlink Satellite communication services to help Ukraine and, more recently, Hurricane Ian Damaged Florida (opens in new tab).
The thing is, Musk has been busy and has started to wonder if he’s still interested in owning Twitter.
Twitter, meanwhile, likely needs some sort of exit, which means a new owner and the huge infusion of cash that can come with it. To be clear, the platform hasn’t slowed down on any of its most recent projects. Earlier this week. Twitter announced that Twitter Blue subscribers would have access to its new and limited tweet editing features.
Now we wait to see if Twitter and Musk can finalize the deal, get regulatory approval and actually close the acquisition. So, we think, the real fun begins.
Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios wanted to make a Zelda game in the style of Final Fantasy Tactics, but the idea was shot down by Nintendo before development could begin in earnest.
Developed in 2004, Heroes of Hyrule was described by Retro Studios in an internal document as “a story-driven game of exploration, puzzle solving and strategic combat in the Zelda universe”. Designed for the Nintendo DS, it was intended “to appeal to fans of games like previous Zelda and Final Fantasy Tactics titles”.
Gameplay and story details about the canceled game were recently revealed by the YouTube channel. Did you know the game?who acquired the complete 22-page game document from former Retro employees.
Lost in time, lost in space
Heroes of Hyrule would have mixed the turn-based combat of Final Fantasy Tactics with the traditional adventure gameplay of the Zelda series. Players would have battled groups of enemies in low-key tactical combat encounters, in between solving puzzles in an open world.
Much of the Heroes of Hyrule would have taken place 100 years ago, and they followed Link as he teamed up with three original characters – Dunar the Goron, Seriph the Rite and Krel the Zora – to stop Ganon. Mimicking the strategic RPG gameplay of Final Fantasy Tactics, the four heroes would have distinct weapons, combat abilities, and playstyles. While there was no XP or leveling system, you would accumulate armor, weapons, and heart pieces to improve your character’s stats.
Puzzle solving would also have received a big focus. As you progress through the quest, you would gradually acquire new items to solve puzzles and reveal new previously locked areas, in the same way that Samus acquires new items to unlock areas in Metroid.
In between adventures with Link and friends, players would also play as Kori, a boy who lives in present-day Hyrule. Following the traditional Zelda-style RPG formula, you would explore an open world, talk to NPCs, and complete quests to gradually collect the pages of a mysterious ancient book. These segments would have been filled with minigames instead of combat.
Each page of the book would tell a part of Link’s quest to stop Ganon and transport you to the past to play out the story on your own. The two time periods would eventually intersect, as it is revealed that the book is in fact a vessel that was used to trap Ganon. The villain returns in the final scene, only for the story’s three heroes to walk out of the pages of the book, and the player defeat him in a final battle.
Retro worked on Heroes of Hyrule in 2004 while finishing development on Metroid Prime 2. He released the game after the release of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, which was released on the Game Boy Advance to critical and commercial success the previous year. But Nintendo dropped the project, asking Retro to move straight to Metroid Prime 3. According to Retro Studios programmer Paul Tozour, Nintendo wanted the studio to create an acclaimed FPS to showcase the Nintendo Wii’s capabilities.
Work on Heroes of Hyrule stopped after the pitch was turned down by Nintendo and no early version of the game was developed. Retro Studios is currently working on Metroid Prime 4.
You may soon have to buy YouTube Premium to watch 4K YouTube videos, a new user test suggests.
according to one Reddit Thread (opens in new tab) highlighted in Leaker Alvin’s Twitter (opens in new tab), several non-Premium YouTube users reported seeing 4K (and higher) resolution video options limited to YouTube Premium subscribers on their iOS devices. For these individuals, videos are currently only available for streaming in resolution up to 1440p (QHD).
The apparent experiment appears to be only affecting a handful of YouTube users for now, but it suggests that Google’s owner is toying with the idea of implementing a site-wide paywall for access to high-quality videos in the future.
So, after testing up to 12 YouTube ads for non-Premium users, now some users have reported that they also need to get a Premium account just to watch 4K videos. pic.twitter.com/jJodoAxeDpOctober 1, 2022
It’s no secret that Google has been looking for new ways to monetize its YouTube platform for the past few months. In September, the company introduced five non-skippable ads to some YouTube users as part of a separate test — an unexpected development that naturally didn’t sit well with much of the YouTube community.
A resolution paywall seems like a more palatable approach from Google. While annoying, the change is unlikely to provoke the same level of ire from non-paying YouTube users as excessive ads, as many smartphones still max out at QHD resolution anyway.
Of course, if you encourage those who Does worrying about high resolution viewing to invest in the platform’s Premium subscription package can also be more profitable for Google. After all, YouTube Premium, which offers ad-free viewing, background playback and the ability to download videos for offline use, currently costs $11.99 / £11.99 / AU$14.99 a month.
Suffice it to say that the subscription service hasn’t taken off in the way Google had hoped since its launch in 2014. Currently, only around 50 million users are subscribed to YouTube Premium, while around 2 billion people actively use YouTube on a monthly basis.
Can adding 4K video to the Premium perks package increase that number? Only time will tell. We’ll be keeping an eye on our own YouTube account to see if this resolution paywall becomes permanent in the coming months.
True to form, Nothing has just announced the full reveal date of its upcoming audio product, Ear (stick).
So, an ad about an ad. You have to hand it over to Carl Pei’s marketing department, they never miss a trick.
What we’re saying is that while we still don’t have ‘nothing’ conclusive about the Ear’s (stick) features, pricing, or release date, other than an image of another model holding them (and we’ve seen a lot of them roaming the runway recently), we Does we have a date – the day when we will have official access to this information.
That day is October 26th. There is no guarantee that on this day we will be able to find out everything, including pricing and product specs, during the online Ear Reveal at 3pm BST (which is 10am ET, or 1am on Wednesday if you are in Sydney, Australia) at nothing.tech (opens in new tab).
Any additional information? A little. Nothing calls the Ear (stick), which is now the product’s official name, “the next generation of Nothing sound technology” and its “most advanced audio product yet”.
But that is not all! Apparently, the Ear (stick) are “true semi-in-ear wireless headphones that balance supreme comfort with exceptional sound, made not to be felt when in use. They’re feather-light with an ergonomic design molded to your ears. Delivered in a unique charging case, inspired by classic cosmetic silhouettes and compactly shaped to simply slip into pockets.”
Opinion: I need more than a lipstick style case
Nothing Ear (stick) – Official Leaked Renders pic.twitter.com/FrhKmRttmiOctober 1, 2022
It’s no secret that I want Nothing’s headphones to succeed in the AirPods-dominated world; Who doesn’t love a brave and eccentric underdog?
But to become one of the best true wireless headphones on the market, there’s room for improvement over the Nothing Ear 1, the company’s inaugural headphones.
In addition to this official Nothing ‘news’, leaked images and videos of the Ear (stick) are popping up all over the internet (thanks developer Kuba Wojciechowski) and depict headphones that look mostly unchanged, which is a shame.
For me, the focus needs to shift from gimmicks like a cylindrical box with a red section at the end that curls up like lipstick. Don’t get me wrong, I love a little bit of theater, but only if the sound coming from the headphones themselves is the best.
As the Nothing Phone 1’s natural companions, it makes sense that the Ear (stick) would occupy a similar place to Apple’s AirPods 3, where the flagship Ear (1) sits alongside the AirPods Pro 2 as a flagship offering.
See, that lipstick case format probably won’t support wireless charging. That and the rumored lack of ANC means the Ear (stick) is probably coming up as the most affordable option in Nothing’s oeuvre.
For now, we’re holding tight until October 26th.
If you’re looking to buy a DJI drone or action camera, you might be waiting patiently for DJI Store Day sales, which start on October 10th. better wait for this year’s Black Friday deals.
DJI has now revealed the deals and discounts that will be available during DJI Store Day. And unless you’ve recently received a ‘Golden Ticket’ from DJI (which was handed out to some DJI Avata and DJI Mini 3 Pro buyers), that’s not much to get excited about.
When the event takes place October 10-11, the only discount will be 40% off the DJI Action 2’s Dual-Screen Combo, which is decent but not much bigger than the price cuts available now from retailers like Amazon. For most action camera buyers, we probably also recommend the newest DJI Osmo Action 3.
For drone fans, the harvests will be even smaller. During DJI Store Day, the DJI Mini 3 Pro (with DJI RC controller) will come with a somewhat useless bag, while buyers of the DJI Air 2S and DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo will receive an equally intriguing DJI toiletry bag.
Some real drone-related accessories like ND filters or batteries would have been nice, and that will at least be the case for the DJI FPV Combo during the event. This drone will come with a free DJI FPV Battery Charging Hub or a DJI FPV Car Charger if you order during DJI Store Day.
The best deals on the event have been reserved for holders of DJI’s ‘Golden Tickets’ (above), or for those lucky enough to earn some DJI credit by sharing the DJI Store Day event page on Facebook or Twitter between October.
‘Golden Tickets’ were only given out to the first recent DJI drone buyers this year, but if that includes you, there will be solid 30% discounts on some accessories during the event. For example, you’ll be able to apply this price cut to the DJI Mini 3 Pro’s ND filter set, the Mini 3 Pro’s two-way charging hub, and the DJI Avata’s battery.
For those of us without Golden Tickets? Based on recent history, it seems likely that Black Friday drone deals (officially starting November 25th) are your best bet for bargains.
Hold or bend?
DJI generally prefers to hold its own sales events to coincide with Amazon’s, which is why DJI Store Day is taking place on dates nearly identical to Amazon Prime Day 2 (which starts a day later on October 11).
The latter, officially called the Prime Early Access Sale, is expected to be a prelude to the biggest holiday sales period headlined by Black Friday 2022. Amazon’s idea seems to be to spread shopping demand during this busy period, perhaps to help supply chains cope.
But it seems likely that Black Friday will give us the widest range of drone and stock deals this year, and DJI will likely hold its own sales event again in November. Last year, it launched a holiday page on November 19 that offered freebies and special packages for products like the DJI Pocket 2.
If you want a discount drone, it’s probably worth the wait for Black Friday. Not everything at the sales event is a bargain, but last year we saw some record prices on some of the best DJI drones.
The main deal was 20% off the DJI FPV Combo in the US and UK. There were also good savings to be made on older drones like the DJI Mavic Mini, which remains a good starter drone and has received a 10% price cut. Even better was the 37% discount on the DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo.
So if you’re prepared to use a previous generation DJI drone and are happy to wait until November, it seems wise to skip DJI Store Day and wait to see what Black Friday 2022 brings this year.
If, like me, you rushed to install Red Dead Redemption 2 on your Steam Deck, only to find it running at a disappointingly low speed, a fix has arrived to alleviate that.
According to Playing on Linux (opens in new tab)Rock stars games (opens in new tab) was included as part of a Proton update, which allows multiple games to run on SteamOS from the Steam Deck, alongside Linux PCs with an AMD GPU.
O comment on this update (opens in new tab) describes a memory leak, which is where an application erroneously uses too much memory on a device, slowing everything down.
Expect this fix to arrive as part of the next SteamOS update, but it might arrive sooner if you’re in the Beta channel, found in the Settings menu.
The fast pace of updates
I’m only fifteen days away from getting my Steam Deck, and it’s already one of the best purchases I’ve made in recent years. It’s already replaced my PS Vita that I carried in my bag for the commute, so being able to play Resident Evil 2 Remake, Outer Wilds and Tomb Raider Legend on the train is a sight to behold.
However, seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 play at full speed is a bigger sight, and it makes me excited for what future Steam Deck models might bring.
I have to keep reminding myself, though, that it’s not a portable – it’s a PC, and so it’s constantly being updated by Valve to bring improvements and fixes to games that were sluggish before.
To highlight this rapid pace of updates, Valve has already released another that allows you (opens in new tab) to load custom startup animations for when you turn on the Steam Deck – so if you want to have an Xbox animation, just put it in a folder.
While all this is going on, I installed a 1TB microSD card to put more games in, but I can’t help but wish other games would find a way to work on the Steam Deck. From DragonBall FighterZ to Destiny 2 and Fortnite, they all have a built-in anti-cheat system that prevents the Deck from making them playable.
Hopefully there will be a way, thanks to Valve and the developers involved someday. But for now, there’s a lot to love about this portable PC, and its best days are clearly ahead.
The future of high-end TVs has just taken another small step in our direction. Micro-LED will be the next big tech after OLED and mini-LED TVs because it offers all the brightness of LED TVs but with the per-pixel lighting and contrast of OLED. The best of both worlds… once real TVs hit people’s homes.
Originally, Samsung announced its plans to bring this technology in sizes starting at 76 inches, but it was only able to launch a 110-inch one. So we learned that sizes as small as 76 inches are a few years away, at least.
However, we heard that Samsung was still planning to produce an 89-inch version in 2022, which might not be the size most of us are looking for, but it would be an important sign that progress is being made. And now The Elec reports that Samsung has achieved this – that an 89-inch 4K microLED TV is in production right now (opens in new tab).
That would set it on course for a 2023 launch – we expect Samsung to announce it at CES 2023, alongside its high-end mini-LED TVs… and perhaps even the cheaper OLED TVs that have reportedly been kicked out of the 2022 lineup.
According to The Elec, Samsung isn’t moving forward with production of the 101-inch model it reportedly also planned to release, at least not yet.
There’s no word on the final price of this TV, but don’t expect it to be remotely affordable for us mere mortals despite the production improvements. The original price given for the 89-inch model was around $80,000, so even if Samsung has made more strides in cost savings, it will still cost the same as a Mercedes CLS.
90-inch TVs are the new 75-inch TVs
All this talk of 89-inch to 100-inch TVs seems a little ambitious before you even get to the micro-LED TV price, but much big TVs seem to be the hot ticket right now. LG has just launched its first 97-inch OLED TV alongside Samsung releasing a new 98-inch TV that is the brightest ever, for example.
Meanwhile, the best 75-inch TVs are growing more and more in popularity – a size that used to feel like it was just for millionaires is now something many people with an empty wall and home theater obsession are buying. We hope our guide to the best Black Friday 75-inch TV deals will be one of the biggest this year, because TV companies have also seen which way the wind is blowing, and now you can find 75-inch TVs for comically priced. low during sales events.
Which means people who want bigger and better need something even bigger and better, right? So here we are in a world where 100-inch TVs are coming more and we expect more in 2023.
The real question is whether Samsung will create a micro-LED as cool as the C SEED N1 folding TV, based on the same technology…