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Weekly Update: May 24, 2021 - May 28, 2021

Believe in yourself and the universe will bow to your wishes and make your dreams come true. -Dr. Mabel Joshua-Amadi (Author of Shatter Your Self-Doubt) Let's start! Did you know that a resident of Brooklyn, New York, holds a world record for the most world record titles? Image Credit: Guinness World Records His name is Ashrita Furman and he holds the world record for more than six-hundred world record titles in his lifetime. May 24, 2021 (Monday) :::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows: Confirmed - 2,67,52,447 Recovered - 2,37,28,011 Deceased - 3,03,720 ::: Aung San Suu Kyi , the Founder and the President of the National League for Democracy, appeared at a court hearing for the first time since the army took over the country. She was deposed as the country's leader in February 2021 after the army claimed of the fraudulent activities conducted by her party in the November 2020 election. These claims were, however, dismissed by the former electoral commissio

Tech Day: Updates Related to India's Wearable Market, Pokemon Legends Arceus, and Pro-Dock 4

Let's start! :::According to a report released by IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker (IDC), the wearable market of India rose by 170.3% Year-on-Year (YoY) in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum growth was noticed in the category of watches that rose by 463.8% YoY. This category was led by Noise with a share of 26.7% and it was followed by BoAt with a share of 21.9%. The earwear category too noticed the growth of 209.3% YoY in the first quarter of 2021. The wristband category, however, registered a decline of 22.4%. Image Credit: Business Today Even though the wearable market grew by 170.3%, the shipment of wearable devices declined by 24.9%. An official spokesperson from IDC attributed the decline of shipment to the COVID-19 pandemic and the limit set by the companies on fresh purchases by channel partners. Advertisement :::Nintendo has announced that " Pokemon Legends: Arceus " will be launched on Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022. This announcement ha

Weekly Update: May 17, 2021 - 21, 2021

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955; Theoretical Physicist) [Show that you care, Read and Share] Let's start! Here's a Fun Fact that you may not, or may, know: The longest English word contains 189,819 letters. Its nickname is Titin which is a giant protein. Image Credit: Quora It is estimated that it takes around three & a half hours to say say the word. May 17, 2021 (Monday) :::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows: Confirmed - 2,49,65,463 Recovered - 2,11,74,076 Deceased - 2,74,390 :::The valuation of Pine Labs increased to $3 billion after it raised $285 million from public market cross-over investors. Amrish Rao, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pine Labs, reacted to this news by saying that the company excels in enterprise merchant payments and now wants to scale new frontiers in the online space while continuing to power the credit & commerce needs of

Tech Day: Updates Related to Internet Explorer, Zoom, and OnePlus

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Albert Einstein Let's start! :::Microsoft's Internet Explorer is all set to retire officially on June 15, 2022. The Internet Explorer will be neither supported by 365 Online. The browser will be replaced with Microsoft Edge , said the company in a blog post. The company has cited three reasons to retire Internet Explorer and replace it with Edge. These three reasons are as follows: Internet Explorer was released twenty-five years ago on August 16, 1995. Since then the security concern has increased due to the rise in the number of cyberattacks like phishing and malware. Edge, on the other hand, is chromium-based and provides better security against such threats. Edge improves the productivity of a device. As compared to Internet Explorer, Edge utilizes 16% less memory and 26% fewer CPU. Users who work mostly on their laptops get better battery life. As per details on the company's website, a b

Weekly Update: May 10, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, saute' it, whatever. MAKE. -Joss Whedon (June 23, 1964; American Film Director) [Show that you care, Read, Subscribe, and Share!] Let's start! Here's a Fun Fact that you may not, or may, know: Germany is not the country of origin of the German Cake. Image Credit: Live Well Bake Often The cake is named after its inventor, Sam German. May 10, 2021 (Monday) :::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows: Confirmed - 2,26,62,575 Recovered - 1,86,71,222 Deceased - 2,46,116 ::: Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) issued 9,826 fee FASTags to vehicles that fall under the exempt category like paramilitary, police, central & state armed forces. Out of 9,826, the company issued 587, 36, and 327 free FASTags to defense ministry vehicles, judges of the Supreme Court, and judges of the High Court, respectively. Total 1,694 free FASTags were issued to vehicles that are specially designed for people who are physi

Tech Day: Updates Related to Amazon Echo Show (8 & 5), Asus Zenfone (8 & 8 Flip), and Google Pay's International Payment Service

There is always something new happening in the tech world and most of it affects everyone. It is difficult to track the changes due to our busy schedules but you don't have to worry about it now. RWB is at your service to make sure that you get three important updates from the tech world every week. Let's start! ::: Amazon has updated Echo Show 5 & Echo Show 8 and has introduced the kids' version of Echo Show 5. Image Credit: Mighty Gadget Blog The updated version of Echo Show 5 is priced at around ₹6,300/-. It will feature a 2-megapixels camera as compared to its previous model that has a 1-megapixel camera. The kids' version of Echo Show 5 is called Echo Show Kids 5. The device has been priced at around ₹7,000/- and it comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids Plus Service. The two features of Echo Show Kids 5 that separate it from Echo Show 5 are: Kid-friendly home screen themes; and, Multi-colored fabric on the rear. Echo Show 8 is priced at around ₹9