TecQ: CAT S60, More Goodies From Jio, Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 & More

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The CAT S60 is waterproof to a depth of 5 meters for 1 hour. (Photo: The Quint)

The CAT S60 is a military grade smartphone and probably the most rugged smartphone out there. It’s put through the ultimate torture test to see whether it survives or not. It comes equipped with strong Gorilla glass 4 and strengthened die cast frame. It is waterproof and drop-0proof and has a FLIR thermal camera. The phone has been priced at Rs 64,999.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 is bigger in size than the LG G6, but feels compact. (Photo: The Quint)

Samsung and LG are the first set of brands to launch 2017 flagship phones in India. Priced upwards of Rs 50,000, both the Galaxy S8 and the G6 rank as top-end device that will be invariably compared with this year’s iPhone.

Let’s take a look at how Samsung and LG have improved things this year, what changes make their respective flagship phones worth going for, and yes – which one of these two would we pick as the ultimate flagship.

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Broadband, internet TV and a feature phone. Jio set to make big announcements soon.(Photo: The Quint)

Just imagine, Diwali time this year, your home running on a sasta super speed internet broadband system!

Also, a hybrid internet TV set-top-box with regular TV channels and online content for your entertainment. Then the icing on the cake; a feature phone under Rs 1,000 with free calling in your pocket. And all of this in the ‘Aam Aadmi’ budget.

Sounds too good to be true? Well Reliance Jio is working hard to make this a reality.

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A rookie group of Pakistani hackers have claimed to have hacked about 7070 Indian websites. Representational Image. (Photo: iStock)

The recent hacking of Indian websites by Pakistani hackers has sent alarm bells ringing all over the country. Hackers today have the means to breach security firewalls. It is important then, to accept the fact that anyone can be hacked.

But, just because hackers have their weapons doesn’t mean you can’t have yours.

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Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors. (Photo: Reuters)

Elon Musk has done the most Elon Musk thing ever by unleashing yet another bizarre (a word slowly becoming synonymous with the Tesla CEO) and overly-ambitious business plan to the world.

The plan involves implanting electrodes in the human brain to, in the short-term, cure brain injuries, congenital defects, seizure stemming from the brain, and in the long run, merge the human mind with machines to allow people to communicate with each other by simply uploading their thoughts to another person’s mind (among other things).

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