Weekend Tech News: Chrome Hacked; Huawei Watch; PUBG Ban; Redmi Note 7 Sale

If you are reading this, you should immediately update your Chrome

Weekend Tech News (March 9, 2019)
Weekend Tech News (March 9, 2019) 

This weekend, the biggest news is coming from the Chrome camp. As per reports, the outdated Chrome browser can be hacked very easily, and we will tell you how to avoid this.

Meanwhile, the buzz around Huawei Watch GT is growing, as its India launch has been announced. Vivo Y91i has been launched, targeting the budget segment, and specs of Moto Razr Fold has been revealed.

Here are the top weekend tech news:


Chrome Hacked?

A threat called CVE-2019-5786 is pretty active now, and it successfully targets older versions of Chrome browser. If you are reading this, you should update your Chrome browser ‘right this minute’, as per Justin Schuh, Google’s Chrome engineering and security desktop lead.

This is a high security risk, and every Chrome user having an older version is vulnerable. For mobile, you can download the latest version via Google Playstore or Apple Store. For desktop, click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner, click on Help, and then About Chrome.

You can check whether the latest Chrome update has been rolled out for you or not. Google Chrome blog stated, “The stable channel has been updated to 72.0.3626.121 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.”

Vivo Y91i  Launched

Vivo has launched a new budget offering: Vivo Y91i. Priced at Rs 7990, Vivo Y91i is powered with 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) chipset, and 8 MP selfie camera, and 13 MP rear camera. The earlier version: Vivo Y91 was launched in November last year.

The base variant is priced at Rs 7990 which offers 2GB/16GB combination.

Huawei Watch GT Is Coming To India

Huawei’s smartwatch: GT will debut in India on March 12th. Huawei had announced the launch of their smartwatch along with the launch of Mate 20 smartphone. Powered with Cortex M4 chipset, this new smartwatch from Huawei is waterproof up to 5 ATM, and its 1.39-inch AMOLED display will support a cool 454 x 454 pixels resolution, which is one of the highest in the category.

PUBG Banned

Rajkot, a prominent city in the state of Gujarat has become the latest city to ban PUBG, one of the blockbuster games globally. District Administration of Rajkot has sent a letter to all school and education officers, ordering them to ban the game. It is not clear whether the ban will be imposed city-wide, or only in schools.  Gujarat Child rights body has already requested for a state-wide ban on PUBG.

200,000 Redmi Note 7 Units Sold In ‘Minutes’

As per  Xiaomi’s India head Manu Jain, more than 200,000 units of Redmi Note 7 were sold within minutes of its launch in India. Redmi Note 7 went on sale starting March 6, 2019, and fans lapped them up within minutes. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, which is clocked at 2.2 GHz and coupled with Adreno 512 GPU is powering Redmi Note 7 which has 6.3 inch full HD+ “dot notch” display, 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 409ppi pixel density. Redmi Note 7 Pro will go on sale from March 13th onwards.

Qualcomm Vs Apple

Qualcomm has filed $31 million from Apple, due to infringement of three patents. The three patents for which the case has been filed are Ability to quickly connect to the Internet as soon as the phone is switched on, the mechanism of how processor and modem work for downloading apps, and one patent on optimizing graphics processing and battery life.

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