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Pre-bookings of Moto X40 open before devices official launch, key specifications revealed

This smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, according to Motorola.

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Pre-bookings of Moto X40 open before devices official launch, key specifications revealed

Moto X40, the top-tier replacement for the Moto Edge X30, will go on sale in China on December 15.

Regarding the specifications and cost of this smartphone, Motorola has kept mum. The specifics of its design were also kept a secret. But now, the interested customers may now pre-order this phone on JD.com before it is officially released. In the run-up to its release, the company has also released a few critical details about the Moto X40. It is confirmed that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC powers the device.

The Moto X40 will be available for purchase in China beginning on December 15 at 7:30 p.m. local time, according to the JD.com listing (5pm IST). Unfortunately, the aforementioned listing doesn’t include any other details. This smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, according to Motorola.

Additionally, the Moto X40 features an IP68 classification for water and dust protection. The 4,600mAh battery for this forthcoming flagship smartphone will support 120W fast charging, according to a post Motorola recently released on Weibo. The company has additionally disclosed that MyUI 5.0 will be introduced during the launch event on December 15.

According to a recent report, this Motorola smartphone may be available in two configurations: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. A 165Hz refresh rate OLED display might be available for the Moto X40. It might include two cameras with a combined resolution of 50 megapixels and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens.

As was already mentioned, the Moto Edge X30, which was introduced in China last year, will be replaced by this smartphone. Its initial retail price was CNY 3,199. (roughly Rs. 40,000). The display on this phone is a 6.8-inch full-HD+ pOLED with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.

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Instagram new feature: Social Media users can now display song lyrics in reels

Adam Mosseri mentioned that the feature is similar to one that is already available for Instagram Stories.

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Instagram new feature: Social Media users can now display song lyrics in reels

The photo and video-sharing platform owned by Meta Platforms, Instagram, is getting a feature that will allow users to add lyrics to their reels. Instagram head at the Mark Zuckerberg-helmed social media giant, Adam Mosseri took to his Broadcast Channel to announce the update.

Adam Mosseri noted that a new feature is rolling out a way to add song lyrics when editing Instagram Reels. He added that they have seen people manually add lyrics to Reels, so he hopes that this makes it easier to use music to express oneself. He assured that they are working on more updates to get creative on Reels. He further mentioned that the feature is similar to one that is already available for Instagram Stories.

Here are the steps to add song lyrics to your Instagram Reels:

First, go to the Instagram app, followed by tapping the Reels icon at the bottom of the screen.

Then, click on the Music icon on the top of the screen and choose a song from the library or your own audio.

Next, tap on the Lyrics icon at the bottom and choose a font and a colour for the text.

Then, drag the text to the desired position and, using the slider, select the portion or part of the lyrics you want to display.

Finally, tap on the Done button and edit and share the Reel as usual.

Notably, music has become a key element in the growth of TikTok, with the platform now looking to expand its music industry links, through a new partnership with Billboard on a TikTok trending chart and even its own live music event.  

Instagram stated that social media users are already manually adding song lyrics to their Reels clips, so it probably makes sense for IG to make this easier. Reports stated that the new lyrics sticker has been rolled out to all Instagram users.

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India will lead world in area of 6G technology: PM Modi at India Mobile Congress

The Prime Minister mentioned that India has reached 43rd spot in mobile broadband speed from the previous rank of 118.

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Addressing the India Mobile Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is moving in the direction of becoming a leader in the area of 6G technology. He added that they are not only expanding 5G in the country but also moving in the direction of becoming leaders in the area of 6G technology.

The Prime Minister continued that India has reached 43rd spot in mobile broadband speed from the previous rank of 118. He underlined that four lakh 5G base stations have been established within one year of 5G roll-out.

Taking a dig at the previous government over the 2G spectrum scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that everyone knows what happened during the 2G spectrum allocation under the UPA government. During the BJP government, 4G was expanded but there was no stain on the government, he continued. 

In addition, he expressed that he is confident that India will lead the world in 6G technology as well. He further mentioned that giving citizens access to capital, access to resources and access to technology is a priority for the government.

Mentioning about the recent announcement by Google to manufacture Pixel phones in India, Narendra Modi said that Samsung’s Fold 5 mobile phones and Apple’s iPhone 15 are being manufactured in India. The Prime Minister also conveyed that he is proud that the world is using Made in India mobile phones now. 

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 7th Edition of the India Mobile Congress, scheduled from October 27-29, at the recently-launched Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan.

Notably, the India Mobile Congress is Asia’s largest telecom, media, and technology forum. The forum facilitates a platform to showcase India’s remarkable advancements in telecommunications and technology, thereby making significant announcements and offering start-ups the opportunity to showcase innovative products and solutions.

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US: 41 states sue Meta claiming Facebook, Instagram are addictive, harm children’s mental health

The complaint noted that Meta has concealed the ways in which these platforms exploit and manipulate its most vulnerable consumers, teenagers and children. 

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Nearly 41 US states, including California and New York are suing Meta Platform Inc. for harming young people and affecting youth mental health crisis by knowingly and diliberately designing features on Instagram and Facebook that addict children to the platform. 

A lawsuit lodged by 33 states in federal court in Calfornia, asserted that Meta routinely collects data on children under the age of 13 without their parents consent in violation of federal law. Furthermore, nine attorneys general are registering lawsuits in their respective states, increasing the total number of states taking action to 41 and Washington, D.C.

The complaint stated that the Meta has harassed powerful and unprecedented technologies to entice, engage and ultimately ensare youth and teens. It further underlined that company’s in a motive to profit and in seeking to maximize its financial gains, have repeatedly misled the public about the substantial dangers of outfits and social media platforms. The complaint noted that Meta has concealed the ways in which these platforms exploit and manipulate its most vulnerable consumers, teenagers and children. 

In addition, the suits seek financial damages and restitution and an end to Meta’s practices that are in violation of the law. In a statement, New York Attorney General Letitia James stated that kids and teenagers are suffering from record levels of poor mental health and social media companies such as Meta are to be blamed. The statement added that the company has profited from children’s pain by intentionally designing its platforms with manipulative features that make children addicted to their platforms which lowering their self-esteem. 

Reacting to the complaint, Meta said that it shares the attorney generals commitment to providing teens with safe, positive experiences online, and has already introduced more than 30 tools in an attempt to support teens and their families. Meta expressed that they are disappointed that instead of working productively with companies across the industry to create clear, age-appropriate standards for the many apps teen use, the attorney generals have chosen this path.

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