In India, the Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G was released. The phone looks to be a rebranded Oppo A3 Pro, which made its debut in China in April of this year.

In India, the Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G is available for Rs. 27,999 for 8GB + 128GB, and Rs. 29,999 for 8GB + 256GB. The official sales date is June 20. There are two colour options for the phone: Midnight Navy and Dusk Pink.

The Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (2,412 x 1,080 pixels) 3D curved OLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz.

It is equipped with an ARM Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC. ColorOS 14.0, based on Android 14, comes pre-installed on the Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G.

The Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G is certified by Swiss SGS Premium Performance 5 Stars Drop Resistance and has a MIL-STD 810H construction. It also has dust and water resistance ratings of IP69, IP68, and IP66.

The dual rear camera unit of the Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G consists of a 64-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The smartphone’s front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor.

A 5,000mAh battery that supports up to 67W wired SuperVOOC charging powers the Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The phone has USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6, and GPS connection.

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There are fresh regulatory obstacles that two US IT companies are apparently experiencing in Europe.

In one scenario, the subject is Apple’s App Store; in the other, the focus is on Meta AI, Meta’s AI assistant.

According to a report published in The Financial Times (FT) on Friday, June 14, the European Commission (EC) will file charges against Apple following its assessment that the company is not adhering to a mandate that permits app developers to refer users to offers that are available outside of Apple’s App Store without levying fees. Unnamed sources were quoted in the FT piece.

The source states that if Apple is indeed the target of accusations, this may be the first instance of EC action taken in accordance with the recently enacted Digital Markets Act (DMA). In March, the European Commission announced that it was looking into Apple, Alphabet, and Meta using the DMA’s authority.

According to the article, the regulators have just reached preliminary conclusions, the timing of any judgment may alter, and they may reevaluate any final ruling if Apple modifies its business methods.

“We’re confident our plan complies with the DMA, and we’ll continue to constructively engage with the European Commission as they conduct their investigations,” Apple said in a statement sent to the Financial Times.

Regarding Meta, it announced on Friday that it is postponing the launch of its AI assistant, Meta AI, in Europe. This decision was made in response to a request from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), acting on behalf of the European data protection authorities (DPAs), that it postpone training its large language models (LLMs) using adult-shared content from Meta’s Facebook and Instagram platforms.

The proposal is “a step backwards for European innovation,” the business stated in the update, adding that it was “disappointed” by it and that it had taken the European DPAs’ opinion into consideration.

In the update, Meta stated, “We are committed to bringing Meta AI, along with the models that power it, to more people around the world, including in Europe,”  “But, put simply, without including local information we’d only be able to offer people a second-rate experience. This means we aren’t able to launch Meta AI in Europe at the moment.”

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Iga Świątek, the tennis winner, is feeling quite happy after winning the French Open, and her day just got better when she got a surprise gift from Taylor Swift.

Świątek, 23, posted a picture of a handwritten message she got from Swift, 34, during the singer’s Liverpool tour stop on X, the platform that was formerly known as Twitter. Świątek is seen holding up the congratulations message in the picture, looking like she’s got tears running down her cheeks while wearing a sweatshirt.

“I’m dead. Yes, I cried many times during the show. Yes, it was incredible. You are amazing @taylorswift13,” The athlete wrote, “You are amazing @taylorswift13,” as the caption for the June 14 social media update on Friday.

Additionally, Świątek shared a video of herself on her Instagram Stories, dancing to Swift’s hits. “…no match dance,” she wrote as the video’s caption, adding a few grinning emojis.

In the French Open final on Saturday, June 8, the rising star of Polish tennis defeated Jasmine Paolini of Italy in two straight sets. She became one of just two female champions in the history of the competition to win three straight French Opens. She is also the youngest person to have won four titles in total, at 23.

Świątek  remarked, “It’s amazing to be here, I love this place, honestly,” during the Court Philippe Chatrier awards event. “I wait every year to come back here.”

Świątek  made news earlier in the competition when chair umpire Aurélie Tourte overturned a call that had favored her opponent, Coco Gauff, bringing her to tears during their match.

Following the match, in which 20-year-old US Open champion Gauff fell short against Świątek, the American tennis player demanded that video review devices be used by officials at all times throughout matches.

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Everyone can now exhale with relief. All right, everyone. Now that it is back up and running, all four of NASA’s science instruments on board Voyager 1 are sending back useful data to Earth.

The issues started when Voyager 1 was unable to “speak” with us in November 2023. More precisely, it began transmitting incomprehensible data to Earth in place of the binary code’s typical 0s and 1s. Given that Voyager 1 is 46 years old, which is old for a spaceship, it was not shocking in the slightest that it would be losing health. Not to mention that it is located about 15 billion miles (24 billion kilometers) from Earth in completely unexplored interstellar space.

The tenacious crew of Voyager 1 was committed to not only identifying the issue but also finding a solution. And they’ve been successful! The problem was found by controllers to be with the flight data subsystem (FDS), which is used to “package” data for transmission to Earth.

After more investigation, they identified the precise chip that was the source of the issue and were able to come up with a fix. Voyager 1 ultimately returned with comprehensible data on April 20, 2024, although only from two of its four science instruments. This was after the researchers moved the code to a different spot in the FDS. After a mere two months, the last two science instruments on board Voyager 1 have been restored to functionality and are successfully in communication with mission control located on Earth.

But even if Voyager 1 had permanently lost contact, the mission would have been an incredible success. Its main goal at launch in 1977 was to research Jupiter and Saturn, a task it completed by 1980. (Voyager 2, its twin spacecraft, continued to explore Neptune and Uranus.) But Voyager 1 is headed in an unstoppable direction. In 2012, the spacecraft continued its voyage away from Earth and entered interstellar space, returning vital information about this enigmatic domain.

The team will continue to “touch up” Voyager 1 now that it is back online in order to get it operating at peak efficiency. This will involve maintaining the digital tape recorder that measures plasma waves and resynchronizing the spacecraft’s timekeeping software to ensure commands are executed on schedule. And let’s hope Voyager 1 has many more happy and long years to come.

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Tata Avinya EV Range: Tata Motors is a well-known automaker in India that presently controls the nation’s market for electric vehicles. It has declared that it will begin releasing cars built on the Avinya platform in FY2026, with the first car anticipated to be on sale before March 2026. As part of a strategic collaboration between Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEM) and JLR, both fully owned companies of Tata Motors, the Avinya series of electric cars will be developed on JLR’s EMA platform.

Tata’s premium electric vehicles in the Avinya series will make use of JLR’s modular architecture under the terms of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Through platform sharing, this partnership is expected to save expenses associated with research and development for both businesses. When JLR releases its next generation of electric mid-size SUVs on the international market beginning in 2025, it intends to do so on the EMA platform.

Tata Motors’ concept for electric mobility in the future, the Avinya, was initially shown in 2022. Tata later disclosed that the Avinya platform will serve as the foundation for a variety of vehicles, including MPVs and SUVs, even though it didn’t fit into a single class. With a single charge, the Gen 3 platform is expected to have a lightweight design and a 500 km range.

Tata Motors plans to launch more electric vehicles in addition to the Avinya series. The fiscal year 2025 is when the Harrier EV and Curvv EV are expected to be released. It is anticipated that the Harrier EV would debut in March 2025, and the Curvv EV will debut during the 2024 holiday season. First on market in fiscal year 2026, right before the Avinya-based cars, is the Sierra EV. Tata Motors is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable and creative transportation solutions with these impending launches, which are part of its strategy to solidify its position in the electric car market.

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  • Offered in six variants
  • Prices start at Rs. 9.98 lakh

For June, MG Motor India has changed the pricing of several of its models, including the Comet EV, Astor, Hector, and Hector Plus. The Astor SUV is one of the listed models that has seen a price increase of up to Rs. 38,000. As a result, the Astor’s starting ex-showroom price is now Rs. 9.98 lakh.

There are six different MG Astor models available: Sprint, Shine, Select, Smart, Sharp Pro, and Savvy Pro. Regarding the price adjustment, the only models that have seen an increase in price are the Sharp Pro and Savvy Pro, which range from Rs. 31,800 to Rs. 38,000.

The Astor is propelled mechanically by a 1.5-liter NA petrol engine and a 1.3-liter turbo-petrol engine. Three different gearbox options are available: a six-speed torque converter unit, a CVT, and a five-speed manual.

In other events, important details about the Astor facelift were recently revealed through the release of the entire design. Significant improvements will be made to the external style and features of the new Astor makeover. Regarding the drivetrain, it is improbable that MG will alter the engine and gearbox choices for the next facelift.

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With the widest range of mass-market EV options available, from all-electric SUVs to entry-level hatchbacks, Tata is now the market leader. There are two options in the SUV market: the Punch EV and the Nexon EV. Since their respective market launches, the Punch EV and Nexon EV have had enormous demand because to the popularity of SUVs and the surge in desire for EVs. The Punch EV reached the 10,000 unit sales milestone in just 5 months after introduction, while its larger sibling, the Nexon EV, has sold over 68,000 units since its 2020 launch.

Features and Safety

The features of the Nexon EV include a wireless phone charger, a sunroof, a 12.3-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, a 9-speaker JBL system, automatic air conditioning with rear vents, and front ventilated seats. In contrast, the Punch EV has two screens: an infotainment screen and an instrument panel, both measuring 10.25 inches. An air purifier, six speakers, cruise control, ambient lighting, and a sunroof are among the other conveniences.

Both SUVs come equipped with six airbags as standard equipment, an all-wheel disc brake system, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, and a 360-degree camera for further safety. In addition, it has hill hold control, hill descent control, and blind spot vision monitor. You also get front parking sensors with the Nexon EV. Both the Nexon EV and the Punch EV recently underwent crash testing by Bharat NCAP, and both received 5-star ratings.


SpecificationsTata Punch EVTata Nexon EV
Battery Pack25 kWh* / 35 kWh (LR)*30 kWh (MR)* / 40.5 kWh (LR)*
Power82 PS / 122 PS129 PS / 144 PS
Torque114 Nm /190 Nm215 Nm / 215 Nm
Claimed Range (ARAI)315 km / 421 km325 km / 465 km

Additionally, there are three different drive modes available for both SUVs: Eco, City, and Sport. Four levels of multi-mode regenerative braking are also included.

Price and Rivals

Priced between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom), the Tata Punch EV is a premium substitute for the Tata Tiago EV and MG Comet EV and rivals the Citroen eC3. The Tata Nexon EV, on the other hand, is more reasonably priced than the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric, with a pricing range of Rs 14.49 lakh to Rs 19.49 lakh. It competes directly with the Mahindra XUV400 EV.

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By 2030, Mahindra plans to introduce seven new electric SUVs to the Indian market, two of which are anticipated to be the Mahindra Scorpio and Bolero.e.

Mahindra, an Indian automaker, recently revealed its intention to introduce electrified versions of the Bolero and Scorpio SUVs. “All ICE brands would be electrified over time,” declared Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director and CEO (Auto and Farm Sector) of Mahindra, during the company’s investor presentation. Like the Thar.e and XUV.e, the Scorpio and Bolero SUVs will adopt the ‘e’ suffix.

Mahindra had recently revealed that the brand intends to launch seven new electrified SUVs in the Indian market by 2030. There are rumours that the ladder-frame chassis will not be used in the Scorpio.e and Bolero.e due to difficulties in creating Born-EVs on this platform.

On August 15, 2023, Mahindra also unveiled the Thar.e concept, which is built on the company’s modular INGLO (India GLObal) skateboard platform, codenamed P1. It is probable that the Mahindra Scorpio.e and Bolero.e are constructed on the same platform. The wheelbase of the P1 platform is between 2,775 and 2,975 mm. For those who are unaware, the wheelbases of the current Mahindra Bolero and Scorpio-N are 2,680mm and 2,750mm, respectively.

The Scorpio.e and Bolero.e are anticipated to be powered by the same battery packs and motors as Mahindra’s previous electric SUVs. When the Thar.e concept was unveiled last year, it included a front motor that produced 109 horsepower and a rear motor that produced 286 horsepower and 535 Nm, and it could drive both wheels.

Either a 60 kWh or an 80 kWh battery pack will probably be installed on the Mahindra P1 platform. The WLTP range of the 60-kWh battery might be 325 km, and the WLTP range of the 80-kWh battery might be between 435 and 450 km. Mahindra has not yet disclosed the precise mechanical specifications.

By 2025, Mahindra plans to introduce the electric SUV models XUV.e8, XUV.e9, and BE.05. Since quite some time ago, all of these electric SUVs have been seen undergoing testing on Indian roads. By 2026–2027, the firm also intends to launch the new-generation Bolero. Additionally, Mahindra will unveil U171, the next-generation ladder-frame design that will serve as the foundation for Mahindra’s next SUVs and pickup trucks.

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LinkedIn is launching new AI-powered tools to assist users with finding work, customizing their resumes, and even receiving chatbot guidance. However, these new capabilities will only be accessible to Premium customers globally and will only be available in English.

With one tool, you can use natural language to type a prompt to search for jobs on LinkedIn. LinkedIn Chief Product Officer Tomer Cohen used the phrase “find me a remote marketing job in Detroit that pays at least $110,000” as an example in a blog post.

Additionally, LinkedIn may evaluate your resume and offer tailored advice on how to make it better for a particular job posting. According to a blog post by LinkedIn’s Rohan Rajiv, you will be able to upload a resume, receive feedback, and “make edits interactively with AI”. You can also use an AI-powered tool to create a cover letter “from scratch.”

LinkedIn began testing additional Premium-only AI-powered capabilities late last year, such as the ability to summarize posts from your LinkedIn feed. These features complement those already available.

LinkedIn offers more services than merely AI job matching. Additionally, it’s starting to test AI personas of a few professionals with whom you can speak to discuss business-related subjects. (They resemble LinkedIn’s version of Meta’s chatbots based on celebrities.) According to Cohen, “The responses you’ll receive are trained by experts and represent a blend of insights that are personalized to each learner’s unique needs,” Alicia Reece, Anil Gupta, Dr. Gemma Leigh Roberts, and Lisa Gates are among the teachers on the list.

Although it didn’t provide many details, the company also promised to use generative AI to enhance the platform’s search function more generally. “With our new search capabilities, every search interaction becomes smarter — whether you’re looking to find someone, explore jobs, conduct outreach, or seek knowledge and answers,” says Cohen. “AI is set to revolutionize our search capabilities, enabling you to explore the depth and breadth of any topic directly through LinkedIn search.” Cohen states that improvements to the search function will be released “in the coming weeks.”

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In addition to the SUV’s Onyx portfolio that was introduced last year, Skoda India has introduced the automatic version of the Kushaq Onyx in the nation for 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The recently released Skoda Kushaq Onyx Automatic variation improves the car’s appearance and is positioned between the SUV’s Active and Ambition models.

Since entering the Indian market, Skoda’s Slavia sedan and Kushaq SUV have seen considerable success. The Onyx AT version of the Kushaq SUV, which combines the features of higher variations with the value of the Active grade, has been a significant addition to the portfolio, as stated by the Volkswagen Group-owned Czech automaker.

1. Skoda Kushaq Onyx AT: LED headlamps and DRL

The Skoda Kushaq Onyx edition has LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and cornering fog lamps, in contrast to the entry-level trims, which have conventional headlamps.

2. Skoda Kushaq Onyx AT: Onyx badge

The Kushaq Onyx has the same silhouette as the standard model, but it has an optional side decal and an Onyx insignia placed on the window frame of the rear door. This makes the new model stand out from the original Kushaq model. The Onyx badging found on the floor mats and cushions is also present on the inside of the door sill plates.

3. Skoda Kushaq Onyx AT: Teflon wheel cover

Instead of alloy wheels, the Skoda Kushaq Onyx AT SUV has steel rims that are covered with a Tecton wheel cover. This makes the new SUV model stand out from the highest-spec models.

4. Skoda Kushaq Onyx AT: Key features from higher trims

The automated temperature control unit, which is absent from the base model but included in the top-tier models, has a touch panel on the Skoda Kushaq Onyx AT. Hill hold control, paddle shifters, and a rear wiper with a defogger are some of the other important features that are featured in this version and are carried over from the higher versions. The Kushaq Onyx’s higher-spec Ambition model comes with all of these capabilities.

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