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#1 Opera says it crushes Microsoft in browser battery wars

Opera has detailed its exact methodology in a blog post challenging Microsoft to do better. “If Microsoft really wants to prove that its browser performs better than others (in any regard), the company should be transparent about its methodology so that others can replicate it,” says Kaźmierczak. “Better luck next time, Microsoft!” Kyle Pflug, a Microsoft Edge program manager, has responded on Twitter to Opera’s claims.|TechBot Daily|

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Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone, the Mi 5 is finally going to come in Gold and Black colour options in India as confirmed by the company itself. The handset was launched back in April where the company only launched the White version with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM.|TechBot Daily|

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#3 BitTorrent launches a music and video streaming app for iOS, Android, and Apple TV

BitTorrent is coming to your TV, smartphone, and tablet — though not in the way you might expect. It’s launching an app today called BitTorrent Now that basically sounds like a bizarro mashup of Netflix and Spotify, offering on-demand streaming of videos and music, but largely from independent artists you’ve never heard of.|TechBot Daily|


#4 WhatsApp beta for iOS hints at Apple Music sharing, bigger emojis and public groups

WhatsApp beta versions are a good place to get an early look at new features that will be introduced on future updates. The latest WhatsApp beta for iOS reveals an exciting new feature, which will give users the ability to share music with their friends. Other new features being hinted at include bigger emojis, Twitter-like mentions, and public groups.|TechBot Daily|


#5 Facebook Live will allow remote participation by guests

Facebook announced a new feature at VidCon that will allow users to invite guests to their Facebook Live streams, according to multiple media reports from the event. Earlier this month, in the first Facebook Live Q&A session with users, Mark Zuckerberg had alluded to a number of new features for Live that Facebook was working on. On the list, was the ability for guests to pop-in to a livestream and ask a question.|TechBot Daily|

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#6 Sony Xperia XA Dual Now Available in India

The Sony Xperia XA Dual is now listed for purchase via Amazon India at Rs. 20,990. The smartphone will also be available via authorised Sony retailers across the country. The Sony Xperia X Dual was priced at Rs. 48,990, and became available in India from June 7 There is no word of the Sony Xperia X Performance Dual, which was launched alongside at MWC 2016.|TechBot Daily|


#7 YouTube reveals mobile live-streaming is coming very soon

YouTube has announced that its very own live-streaming feature is coming to the mobile app and will be available to all users very soon. With this feature, users will be able to broadcast live video from their mobile devices by just hitting a button.|TechBot Daily|


#8 You Might Be Able to Watch Netflix Offline Soon

Netflix is working on a “download-and-go” video feature like the ones already offered by Amazon and Comcast, according to industry sources who spoke with communications trade company LightReading. The report cites both the COO of Penthera, a company that works on mobile video, and a Frost & Sullivan analyst corroborating the rumor, with the latter saying saying it’s something of an “open secret” in the streaming-video community.|TechBot Daily|


#9 BlackBerry reports $670 million loss, may exit smartphone business

BlackBerry, the Canadian mobile company sold just 5 lakh phones globally in the first fiscal quarter – down from six lakh in the previous quarter – reporting a $670 million loss which is its biggest loss in over two years. Although much of the loss was down to restructuring charges, sales also fell to $400 million, down 39 per cent on a year earlier.|TechBot Daily|


#10 MIUI 8 to Launch in India Alongside Xiaomi Mi Max on June 30

The company had first unveiled MIUI 8 at its Mi Max launch event in May, where it detailed a bunch of new features and changes. Earlier this week, Xiaomi said the MIUI 8 China Developer ROM now includes over a thousand optimisations apart from new features.|TechBot Daily|


#11 Freedom 251 Maker Says 2 Lakh Rs. 251 Phones Ready, Will Launch ‘Cheapest’ HD LED TV 

The world’s cheapest smartphone at Rs. 251 (less than $4) is here, finally. Its makers, the Noida-based startup Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, say they have made it possible despite allegations from various quarters that such a phone would not see the light of the day.

We are ready with nearly two lakh ‘Freedom 251’ handsets. We will start delivery from June 30,” Goel told IANS, adding that once he is done with this first phase of delivery (of two lakh phones).

The company is also planning to launch a 32-inch high-definition LED television – also called “Freedom” – in the first week of July.|TechBot Daily|


#12 Sweden opens 1.2 mile long electric highway for trucks

Sweden lays claim to be the first country to test an electric highway for trucks. It’s doing so on a 2km (1.2 miles) stretch on the E16 road near the city of Gavle, located north of capital Stockholm. The trial eHighway lets Scania hybrid trucks draw power from through overhead power lines, much like trams.Besides Sweden, Siemens is also planning another eHighway project in California in partnership with Volvo.|TechBot Daily|


#13 New App Asks Users to Fight Sex Trafficking by Snapping Photos

Smartphone users in the United States can try to help catch sex traffickers with a newly introduced app designed to identify hotel rooms where victims are held. The app, TraffickCam, asks users to upload photos of hotel rooms where they may be staying and compares those to photos by law enforcement that depict suspected sex trafficking.|TechBot Daily|


#14 You can play all of Watch Dogs 2 without killing anyone

The original Watch Dogs had a lot of good ideas, but many of them were buried under a fairly underwhelming shooter. For the sequel, it looks like at least some of that will change: according to Watch Dogs 2 game director Danny Belanger, you can play the entire game without killing anyone.|TechBot Daily|

#15 The Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage honors one of the most beautiful cars ever made

That didn’t stop Lamborghini from using the Aventador to help celebrate the Miura’s 50th anniversary, though, launching its Aventador Miura Homage edition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. The supercar winks at the Miura with a two-tone paint job, a Miura trademark. (The car on display is red-over-gold, which is either garish or awesome, depending on your perspective.) There are Miura logos inside and out, and a 6.5-liter V-12 engine producing 700 horsepower — a far cry from the 380 horsepower in the original’s final P400SV variant.Lamborghini-Aventador-Miura-Homage-PLACEMENT

The Aventador Miura Homage will be rarer than the car it honors: only 50 will be made, versus 764. You’d better get your order in now. |TechBot Daily|


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