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Getty Images Wisdom Panel on Wednesday announced a new breed detection system for its BCSYS dog DNA test kits. BCSYS, which stands for Breed Classification System, offers “the most accurate and comprehensive genetic testing for dogs currently available,” the pet genetics company claims. The Wisdom Panel Essential ($100, £90) and Wisdom Panel Premium kits ($160,…

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Wisdom Panel on Wednesday announced a new breed detection system for its BCSYS dog DNA test kits. BCSYS, which stands for Breed Classification System, offers “the most accurate and comprehensive genetic testing for dogs currently available,” the pet genetics company claims. The Wisdom Panel Essential ($100, £90) and Wisdom Panel Premium kits ($160, £140) now use the BCSYS system to test your dog’s DNA makeup. (The kits aren’t available in Australia, but the essential kit price converts to about AU$170.)BCSYS relies on “AI methods” and a database of “over 2.5 million dogs tested across more than 50 countries and six continents” to arrive at a reference panel of 21,000 samples and 351 dog breeds, according to Wisdom Panel’s official press release. Essentially, the tech draws from a massive database of dog breeds. Once a test is received, it’s run through the system to match the reference samples to your dog. I asked Wisdom Panel for more details on those “AI methods,” as well as what the company does with the DNA information after each test, but haven’t heard back yet. 
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Both the Wisdom Panel Essential and the Wisdom Panel Premium kits test for breed mix and potential health risks associated with those breeds. The Premium kit conducts more health screenings and provides information on weight, mobility, possible sensitivities to certain medications and more. You’ll also get a consultation with a vet if the DNA results reveal any major health concerns. Read more: Pet disaster prep: How to keep animals safe during a wildfire evacuationHere’s how the kits are supposed to work: Swab the inside of your pet’s cheek and gums for 15 seconds with both of the provided swabs. Let them dry for at least five minutes and return them to the packaging. Mail the swabs back and create an account online. In two to three weeks, you should get an email letting you know your pet’s results are ready. Wisdom Panel says its tests are over 98% accurate. Get more info about the Wisdom Panel test procedure here. We haven’t tested out Wisdom Panel’s new kits, but check back soon for updates on how the company’s claims match up to our experience. 

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The Wisdom Panel Essential kit is currently $80 ($20 off) and the Wisdom Panel Premium kit is $128 ($32 off). Wisdom Panel also makes a $130 Complete for Cats kit, as well as specialized testing for dog ($130) and cat breeders ($100). None of these kits use the BCSYS system. The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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Stop carrying your COVID vaccine card. Here are ways to store it on your phone – CNET

You’ll need your vaccination card to enter restaurants, gyms and other venues across the country.  US Department of Defense For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. With the White House’s recent vaccine mandates that include government workers, school districts and large employers, it’s more important than…

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You’ll need your vaccination card to enter restaurants, gyms and other venues across the country. 
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For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites.

With the White House’s recent vaccine mandates that include government workers, school districts and large employers, it’s more important than ever to keep your COVID-19 vaccine card handy. Cities and counties across the country are also requiring proof of vaccination to attend indoor events and enter gyms, restaurants and bars. That goes for kids, too, who may soon be eligible for the vaccine.President Joe Biden said the purpose of the federal vaccination mandates is to stem the surge of COVID-19 cases and to put pressure on those who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated. The vaccines have proven time and again to be highly effective in preventing severe illness. Over the summer, as the delta variant spread across the US, the bulk of COVID cases were among the unvaccinated, who accounted for over 97% of all hospitalizations and deaths as of July. That rectangular paper card you received when you were vaccinated is your ticket to proving that you’re vaccinated. (And if there’s still room on the card, it can show you got a booster shot from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson when those are available.) But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t have a record of your vaccination status. So, what if you lose it, or it gets damaged? Rather than carrying around the card, take a few minutes to add a digital copy of your vaccination card to your phone. By the way, you probably shouldn’t laminate it, since it prevents your health care provider from updating it with future booster shots. Here are a few options I’ve found while researching how to safely store my vaccination card. 

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There isn’t just one way to show proof of vaccinationThe US doesn’t have a single online system or app you can use to show proof of vaccination on your phone. Instead, what qualifies as proof varies by city, county and even business. Some places may accept a picture of your vaccination card; others may require you to use an app that’s authorized at state level.  It’s a confusing mess, to put it mildly. I strongly urge you to take a few minutes to research what your city, county or state will accept as proof, as it can vary.  For example, concert producer AEG Presents will accept a “physical copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, a digital copy of such card or such other proof as is permitted locally.” Along with school mandates, many colleges are are also requiring students and employees to be vaccinated. Seattle University, for example, requires students to be vaccinated to attend in-person classes via an online form that uploads photos of the front and back of the vaccination card.When in doubt, look for information on the business’s website, or call the local health department and ask for clarification. This is bound to save you time, headaches and being turned away at the door. Save your card easily on an Android device or iPhoneIf you have an iPhone, with an update coming soon for iOS 15 you’ll be able to add your vaccine card to your Apple Wallet to present to whenever you need to show you’re fully vaccinated. (You can keep a copy in the Health app right now.) Over on Android, you can add your vaccine card to the Google Pay app. I need to remind myself each time where my card is in Google Pay, so I added a shortcut icon to my home screen to quickly find it.Samsung has an app just for you Samsung now gives Galaxy phone owners the option to add proof of vaccination to Samsung Pay, its wallet app. By having direct access to your vaccination record, you won’t have to fiddle around with creating photo albums and tapping through multiple screens before you’re able to show it to a bouncer at your local watering hole.  Samsung Galaxy device users can store proof of vaccination in Samsung Pay by downloading the CommonHealth app.
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To add your card to Samsung Pay, you’ll need to download the CommonHealth app (Samsung’s partner) from the Google Play Store. Follow the prompts in the app to verify your vaccination status. Once the app confirms you’ve indeed gotten the shots, you’ll be prompted to download a Smart Health Card to Samsung Pay.  That card is what you’ll then show to anyone requesting you show proof of vaccination.  Use your phone to take a clear photo of your cardIs that too much fuss? The simplest way to have a digital record of your vaccine status is to snap a picture of your vaccination card and keep it on your phone. The CDC even recommends keeping a picture of your card as a backup copy.  Taking a photo of your card — front and back — is the quickest and easiest way to store it on your phone. 
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Simply use the camera app on your phone to snap the photo. You can favorite the photo to quickly locate it or store it in a notes app, a folder or somewhere that’s easy to remember so you don’t have to endlessly scroll your camera roll to find it. Make sure you’re in a well-lit area and get close enough to the card that its dates and details are legible. I also suggest putting the card on a dark surface, while remaining conscious of shadows of your arms or the phone on the card itself.  Here’s an example of one way to save your vaccination card as a new photo album. On an iPhone, open the Photos app, select the Albums tab and then tap the + sign in the top left corner followed by New Album. Give the album a name and then tap Save. Next, select the photos of your card to add it to the album.  On an Android phone, it depends on which app you’re using, but the process should generally be the same. If you’re using the Google Photos app, open the app and then select the picture of your vaccination card. Tap the three-dot menu button in the top-right corner, followed by the Add to Album button. Select +New album and give it a name such as “Vaccination Card” and tap the checkmark button when you’re done. Look for apps based on your location, like ExcelsiorSome states — including California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York and Oregon — offer some form of digital vaccination card. The myColorado app requires you to create an account, verify your identity and then add your digital driver’s license to your phone. After you’ve done that, you can then add your myVaccine record to the app. 
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Louisiana’s LA Wallet app takes a similar approach to Colorado’s, allowing you to add your driver’s license and proof of vaccination to your phone.  California’s implementation requires you to fill out a form to verify your identity, after which you’ll receive a text message or email with a link to a QR code you can save to your phone. When scanned, the code will offer proof of vaccination. The link will also include a digital copy of your vaccination record.  MyIR Mobile is another app used by several state health departments to provide a digital copy of your vaccination card. Currently, if you live in Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Dakota, Washington, West Virginia or Washington, DC, this is the app you’ll use.  The Notes app on the iPhone has a built-in scanner that makes it really easy to quickly scan your vaccination card and store a copy. 
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More options to digitally store your vaccination cardI’ve had a large number of readers reach out to me about this article, each one offering advice and guidance about storing a proof of vaccination card. Some suggestions include well-known airport security service Clear. In fact, some concert and exhibition halls are requiring attendees use Clear to verify their vaccination status to attend a show. You can go to clearme.com/healthpass to download the app and get your card added. VaxYes is another service that verifies your vaccination status and then adds your vaccination card to Apple Wallet. I’ve read that you can add your card to the Google Pay app, but after signing up and going through the process myself, I don’t see the option on a Pixel 5 running Android 12. If your local municipality or employer used the CDC’s Vaccine Administration Management System, then you can use the VAMS website to access your vaccination records. I had more than one reader reach out to me about using this system to show proof of vaccination, but without an account myself, I’m unable to go through the process of accessing a vaccination record. Another suggestion I received from multiple readers is to use a scanner app on your phone and store a scanned copy of your vaccination card in something like your OneDrive personal vault or a password manager (almost all of them offer some sort of secure file storage) instead of storing the photo in Google Photos or Apple’s iCloud photos. On an iPhone, you can use the scanner that’s built into the Notes app. On Android, Google’s Stack PDF scanner will be enough to get the job done.This story updates as the national vaccine conversation continues. For more information about the forthcoming booster shots, make sure to read this. We have up-to-date details about the delta variant, as well as delta plus and the lambda variant.

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Galaxy S22 rumors: Samsung’s S22 Ultra could have a S Pen slot, P-shaped camera bump – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET We may still have a few more months until Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S22, makes an appearance. But since we have some time until the phone’s expected debut, the rumor mill continues to turn. The latest gossip comes from Galaxy S22 Ultra renders shared by Digit and tipster @OnLeaks. In the renders,…

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We may still have a few more months until Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S22, makes an appearance. But since we have some time until the phone’s expected debut, the rumor mill continues to turn. The latest gossip comes from Galaxy S22 Ultra renders shared by Digit and tipster @OnLeaks. In the renders, the smartphone is shown with a S Pen slot, a design similar to the Galaxy Note 20 and a P-shaped camera module. Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked event excited us with two new foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, alongside the company’s latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4, and the Galaxy Buds 2. But we’re yet to hear when Samsung will take the wraps off the rumored Galaxy S22. This year’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which means we could see Samsung’s new flagship early next year. 

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 impressed us with its solid all-round performance and better balance of features and price. The Galaxy S21 Ultra meanwhile blew us away with its incredible camera setup and its ability to take superb zoomed-in shots. But what about the follow-up series? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 will bring.  Here, then, is what we think we might see from the Galaxy S22.  Galaxy S22 release date: January 2022? Samsung typically launched its S-series phones in March, but it bucked that trend in 2021 by launching the S21 line in January. The company typically follows a 12-month cycle of updating its handsets so we currently expect the S22 to be announced in January 2022, possibly at or around the CES tech show in Las Vegas.  However, it’s also possible that Samsung might want to give the S21 line a bit more breathing room and could return to a March launch schedule. With COVID-19 restrictions hopefully being a bit easier by then, Samsung could intend to do an in-person launch event, which it often does simultaneously in cities across the globe.  Read more: Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: Rumors about new flagship’s release date and specsThe Galaxy S21.
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Galaxy S22 could have a smaller display and battery than its predecessorSamsung could offer slightly smaller display sizes for the Galaxy S22 line. According to Twitter leaker Tron, the Galaxy S22 could have a 6.01-inch screen, the Galaxy S22 Plus could have a 6.55-inch screen and the Galaxy S22 Ultra could get a 6.81-inch screen. For comparison, the Galaxy S21 lineup has 6.2-, 6.7- and 6.8-inch displays, respectively. Batteries might also be smaller in the Galaxy S22 lineup. Tron speculates that the S22 and S22 Plus will have 3,800- and 4,000-mAh batteries, respectively. The leaker says the Galaxy S22 Ultra will maintain its 5,000-mAh cell. Price: How much will the Galaxy S22 cost?  Sales of the Galaxy S20 line didn’t impress and it’s likely it had a lot to do with the generally high prices, coupled with widespread financial uncertainty for many people due to the pandemic. The S21 offered handsets at slightly more affordable prices by swapping glass back panels for toughened plastic. Here are all the differences between the Galaxy S21 and S20. At launch, the base S20 came in at $1,000 in the US, while the base S21 undercut that at $800. While we don’t expect Samsung to try and make the S22 line cheaper, we do think it’s a safe bet that the company will try and match the approximate price of the S21, rather than increase it back to S20 levels.

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The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
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Multiple Galaxy S22 models: Plus and UltraIt’s a sure bet too that Samsung will offer multiple variations of the S22 line to offer varying specs at a variety of prices. It’s likely that we’ll see a base S22, along with an upgraded S22 Plus and an S22 Ultra model sitting right at the top of the range with the best specs — and the highest price to match. (Here’s how the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra variants compared.) It’s a recipe Samsung has followed for the last few generations and it’s clearly a strategy deemed to be working. For those on more modest budgets, it’s possible that the company will also do a more affordable Galaxy S22 FE, although that won’t launch with the range — we’re not expecting the S21 FE until later this year. The Galaxy S20 FE (FE stands for Fan Edition) launched in October 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup. The Fan Edition phone made a few smart features and specs sacrifices to achieve a more budget-friendly price.Although we don’t know for sure how each Galaxy S22 model will look, according to renders shared by Digit and tipster @OnLeaks, the Galaxy S22 Ultra could have a similar design to the Galaxy Note 20 with a slot for the S Pen and flat edges on the top and bottom of the phone. Digit and @OnLeaks also suggest Samsung’s new Ultra model will have a P-shaped camera module with a quad-camera setup. This render of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, shared by Digit and @OnLeaks, shows the rumored upcoming smartphone with a S Pen slot, a design similar to the Galaxy Note 20 and a P-shaped camera module.
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Galaxy S22 could support 65W charging Samsung could be upgrading the S22 lineup with 65-watt charging support, according to leaker FrontTron. The tipster posted to Twitter in July that 65-watt fast charging is in the testing phase for Rainbow RGB, a rumored code name for the S22 series. If this speculation proves true, the S22 would offer significantly faster charging times than the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20 lineup, which both have 25-watt charging.  Galaxy S22 processor, Android version and display Samsung tends to use both Qualcomm Snapdragon chips and its own Exynos processors in its S series phones — depending on region — and we fully expect it will do the same again in the S22 line. But it’s safe to assume that what’s used will be the next generation of both chips, possibly the Snapdragon 895 (which is expected to launch in December this year) and the Exynos 2200. In 2019 Samsung partnered with graphics chip company AMD for better mobile graphics power, but so far we haven’t seen any Samsung phone equipped with dedicated AMD hardware. It’s possible that the S22 (or more likely, the S22 Ultra) could be the first AMD phone, boasting superior graphics performance for gaming.  The Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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It’s also a safe bet that the S22 line will run Android 12 — announced in June this year at Google’s I/O event and currently in beta form — with Samsung’s own user interface tweaks over the top, including additions like Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and its Bixby virtual assistant software. Display size will almost certainly differ depending on which model you opt for. With the S21 line, the base S21 was the smallest at 6.2 inches and the S21 Plus pushed things to 6.7 inches, while the S21 Ultra ballooned farther out to 6.8 inches. Some early rumors suggest that Samsung will make the S22 and S22 Plus slightly smaller — 6.05 inches and 6.5 inches, respectively. The same rumors suggest the S21 Ultra will stay pretty much the same size and, like the S21 Ultra, would be the only one in the range to offer variable refresh rates up to 120Hz. 
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Galaxy S22 camera: 200-megapixel resolution? Some rumors suggest it’s the hero S22 Ultra that will see the most exciting camera upgrades this time round. That’s good to hear, as the S21 Ultra’s camera is superb, but wasn’t a big upgrade over its predecessor.  Some earlier rumors suggest that it’ll be the first Samsung phone with a whopping 200-megapixel resolution, based on a teaser tweet from Samsung’s own Exynos account showing a 200-megapixel phone camera. That would be a big upgrade from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Ultra and would theoretically allow for crisper zoomed-in images. However, noted Samsung leaker Ice Universe suggested (via GSM Arena) that the phone will retain its 108-megapixel sensor, with the main camera specs being roughly similar to the S21 Ultra.Ice Universe also speculated that Samsung could introduce a 50-megapixel RGBW and a 200-megapixel camera sensor this year. Leaker Yogesh added to Ice Universe’s prediction to say the RGBW sensor could be featured on the Galaxy S22 series as well.  Speaking of zoom though, the S22 Ultra is also rumored to get a continuous optical zoom, rather than simply having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to switch between. Currently, if you zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Ultra that will use a combination of optical zoom and digital cropping, resulting in images that look lower in quality than when you use the 10x optical lens. A continuous zoom would allow for uncropped optical zoom throughout the entire zoom range.  Other rumors, however, suggest that the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s new camera specs may not be all that exciting. According to an August report from Galaxy Club, the Ultra model of Samsung’s upcoming smartphone could house the same camera hardware as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, with a 108-megapixel main camera, 10-megapixel periscope, 10-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. The base S22 and S22 Plus models aren’t expected to get similar camera boosts, so the question remains whether the S22 Ultra will stand out and justify spending the extra cash. Expect to still see multiple lenses and a 50-megapixel main sensor. The Galaxy S21.
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Colors: Could the Galaxy S22 come in dark red and green?The Galaxy S22 could come in a new green and dark red color option. According to Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will be available in four colors: white, black, rose gold and green. The new green option is said to be similar to the Phantom Green of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will be offered in white, black and a new dark red color, the blog says. Blog LetsGoDigital previously speculated that during Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked event the company may have hinted at possible new color options for the upcoming Galaxy S22. At one point in the presentation (about 46 minutes in), when Samsung talks about the S Pen stylus’s compatibility with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the words “SS22 colors” are written on the foldable phone. The text appeared next to a separate window showing a light green plaid pair of pants and a baby pink blazer that pointed to the words “pistachio green” and “flamingo pink.” It’s possible we could see these new colors for the Galaxy S22, but we won’t know for sure until the phone makes its debut. Galaxy S22’s extra features Additional features like wireless charging, NFC for contactless payments, 5G connectivity and in-display fingerprint scanners are pretty safe bets for all the S22 models. It’s also likely that Samsung will continue to offer base storage options of 128GB on all models, with upgrades up to 256GB or even 500GB available for those who want the extra space.  Don’t expect to expand that storage, though, as the S21 series removed the option to add microSD cards. That was a real disappointment, particularly on the S21 Ultra, as its high-resolution images and 8K videos take up a lot of space. Fingers crossed for a return, but don’t get your hopes up.

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MarQ M3 Smart With 5,000mAh Battery, Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India: Price, Specifications

MarQ M3 Smart is the first smartphone to launch from the Flipkart-owned brand. The company has earlier launched smart TVs and speakers in its range. The MarQ M3 Smart is a budget handset that features a waterdrop-style notch and has a dual rear camera setup. It lacks a fingerprint scanner and is powered by an…

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MarQ M3 Smart is the first smartphone to launch from the Flipkart-owned brand. The company has earlier launched smart TVs and speakers in its range. The MarQ M3 Smart is a budget handset that features a waterdrop-style notch and has a dual rear camera setup. It lacks a fingerprint scanner and is powered by an octa-core processor, although the specific model was not revealed. The MarQ M3 Smart will go on sale during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. It comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and has a Micro USB port for charging.MarQ M3 Smart price in India, saleThe new MarQ M3 Smart smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,999 for the sole 2GB RAM + 32GB storage option. However, it will be sold for Rs. 6,299 for a limited time. It will go on sale via Flipkart starting October 7 as part of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. The MarQ M3 Smart comes in two colour options – Black and Blue.MarQ M3 Smart specificationsAs for the specifications, the MarQ M3 Smart runs on Android 10 and features a 6.088-inch HD+ (720×1,560 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by the 1.6GHz octa-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further using a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256GB).MarQ M3 Smart has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel main camera and a bokeh lens. Camera features include night mode, beauty mode, slow motion, time lapse, and more. Up front, the MarQ M3 Smart has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It packs a 5,000mAh battery that claims to offer about 24 hours of music, 9 hours of movie-watching, and around 42 hours of call time. It supports Face Unlock but lacks a fingerprint scanner.Connectivity options include 3.5mm audio jack, Micro USB port, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 4G support, and more. The MarQ M3 Smart weighs 185 grams and measures at 148×70.9×10.75mm.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com.
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