Day: October 3, 2020

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Samsung Galaxy Buds vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung has become a top contender in the true wireless earbuds space with the Galaxy Buds Live and Buds Plus. The Buds Live are designed with ergonomics in mind, presenting a bean-shaped design that fits in almost any ear. The Buds Plus share a design more akin to what most are used to in earbuds; both designs have something for everyone.

In this guide, we consider design, audio, features, battery life, and price to give you an idea of which will work best for you.


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The difference in design between these two products is dramatic, to say the least. The Buds Live feature a bean-shaped design that fits into the concha of the ear — one of the most ergonomically shaped products in Samsung’s lineup. They have a glossy finish on the exterior and a matte finish on the underside. The Buds Live also feature air vents to keep your ears cool during long listening sessions.

The Galaxy Buds Plus are similar to their predecessor, the Galaxy Buds. They take the traditional approach for earbud design, with the tip filling up most of the ear canal. You do, however, get three adjustable tips in the packaging to fit your comfort. These earbuds have a glossy finish on the top part of the bud, and the inner portions are made out of matte plastic, similar to the Buds Live. With a stylish, ergonomic design, the winner here seems obvious.

Winner: Galaxy Buds Live

Audio performance

Speakers in both the Galaxy Buds Live and the Galaxy Buds Plus are powered by AKG, part of Samsung-owned Harman Kardon, for high-quality performance. The Buds Plus use a two-way dual dynamic speaker for sound, while the Buds Live have 12mm speakers. The air vents in the Buds Live create a spacious

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Vedanta’s Profit Tumbles as India Lockdown Hurts Output, Demand

(Bloomberg) — Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Indian commodities conglomerate Vedanta Ltd. posted a 23.5% drop in quarterly profit as one of the world’s strictest lockdowns hit production and demand.

a man walking down a street next to a river: Police officers walk along an empty road during a lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 1, 2020. Despite a strict two-month-long lockdown, the outbreak in India’s financial capital has snowballed, with the city now accounting for nearly a quarter of India’s more than 4,700 deaths and more a fifth of India’s over 165,000 infections.

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Police officers walk along an empty road during a lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 1, 2020. Despite a strict two-month-long lockdown, the outbreak in India’s financial capital has snowballed, with the city now accounting for nearly a quarter of India’s more than 4,700 deaths and more a fifth of India’s over 165,000 infections.

Group net income slumped to 10.33 billion rupees ($141 million) in the three months to June from 13.51 billion rupees a year earlier, the company said in a statement late Saturday. Sales fell 25.9% to 156.87 billion rupees.


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Vedanta’s main businesses include zinc, aluminum and oil and gas, all of which have been hit by a slump in demand due to the coronavirus pandemicAgarwal’s London-based Vedanta Resources Ltd. is in the process of taking Mumbai-listed Vedanta private by buying out minority shareholders to simplify his investments.Vedanta Resources is in talks with banks for a further $600 million to finance the delisting after already securing $3.15 billion in loans and bonds, according to people familiar with the information.Vedanta had net debt of 247.87 billion rupees at the end of June.Vedanta’s Hindustan Zinc, also Asia’s most valuable zinc producer, reported a 23% drop in June-quarter profit on lower prices and production.India’s economy posted its worst slump in the three months ended June as disruptions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak brought Asia’s third-largest economy to a halt. Economists expect growth to shrink in the year through March 2021, in the first such contraction in more than four decades.

Market Reaction

Shares of Vedanta rose 0.4% on Thursday to close

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$1.25 Million On October 10

A little extra money would come in handy in today’s tough economic times.

So a mobile game is giving away up to $1.25 million on October 10. There’s a grand prize of $1,000,000 for a player who completes a portals game within the app on their very first try, and there are multiple other prizes totaling $250,000 if you miss out on the grand prize.

App giveaways appear to be a thing these days.

“MrBeast” gave away $25,000 recently with the Finger on the App contest, where the last player to keep his or her finger on a moving zone of their phone’s screen won the cash.

Now Press Play Slots is getting in on the action.

“We’re giving $1 million away next Friday in a one-day contest in one of our apps,” one of the founders and key investors told me via email. “One fortunate person has the chance to win $1,000,000 but we also have $250,000 in other prizes.”

(The founder and investor asked that his name be kept out of this article, adding that the app already gives away about $200,000 a month and they’ve had “some interesting people” show up at the office. “We are trying to keep our names out of it because who wants a target on their back, right?” he added.)

The contest starts next Friday October 9 at 11 PM Eastern. Which, I guess, makes it a little tougher to participate early if you’re on the east coast … and gives the west coast crowd a time advantage. It’ll continue through October 10.

To win the grand prize of $1 million, you’ll have to play a

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Devdutt Padikkal’s Response to Yuvraj Singh’s Challenge is Winning The Internet

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Young Devdutt Padikkal is impressing and growing every day, thanks to the ongoing Indian Premier League in UAE. The 20-year old’s 45-ball 63 is already winning praises and fans are also drawing parallels of the rookie with former India star Yuvraj Singh. Impressed by Padikkal’s form, the veteran India allrounder took to his social media handle and lauded the youngster and said it would be great to be batting together soon – just to see who is better. “Form is temporary class is forever! @imVkohli however I haven’t seen this boy out of form since last 8 years which is unbelievable actually! Paddikal looks really good need to bat together and see who hits longer,” Yuvraj wrote in a tweet.

Padikkal, playing the humble junior, responded to Yuvraj and that is winning hearts. The RCB blue-eyed boy revealed that he learned how to play the flick shot from the two-time World Cup-winner. “Not competing with you paji. Learnt the flick from you. Always wanted to bat with you. Let’s go,” Padikkal wrote.

The Karnataka batsman has more than once got RCB off to a good start at the top with Aaron Finch. Thus far, in four matches, he has amassed 174 runs at an outstanding average of 43.50 and a strike rate of 134.88.

With the win against Royals,

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Japan’s Sony and Kioxia seeking U.S. approval to supply to Huawei – Nikkei

FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp and memory chipmaker Kioxia Holdings Corp have applied for U.S. approval to continue supplying Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Nikkei reported on Sunday.

If confirmed, the move follows other tech companies such as Intel Corp that recently received licences from U.S. authorities.

With U.S.-China ties at their worst in decades, Washington has been pushing governments around to world to squeeze out Huawei, arguing that the telecoms giant would transfer data to the Chinese government for espionage.

Huawei is one of the top customers for Sony’s image sensors for smartphones. Kioxia Holdings Corp is the world’s No. 2 maker of flash memory chips and a Huawei supplier.

Nikkei here said without U.S. licenses, Sony and Kioxia would face risk to their earnings.

Kioxia warned that U.S. curbs on Huawei could trigger memory chip oversupply and lower prices. It recently shelved a plan for a multi-billion dollar listing as U.S-China tensions cloud the global chip market.

A Sony spokeswoman said the company was in compliance with all regulations, but could not comment on particular clients.

A Kioxia spokesman also declined to comment.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki, Ju-min Park; Editing by Dan Grebler

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