Top 10 Tech Stories of the day: August 5, 2015

Aug 5, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech stories -by K Pilani

1. Lenovo K3 Note open sale on Aug 10 
Lenovo has announced an Independence day open sale for its popular K3 Note smartphone on Aug 10. The smartphone is priced at Rs 9,999 and is available exclusively via ecommerce retailer Flipkart. Grab yours now.
2. Google Doodle celebrates the 101st anniversary of the first traffic lights
Internet giant Google has celebrated the 101st anniversary of the first traffic lights today with an animated doodle. The doodle showcased cars with the Google alphabets zipping around and stopping when the traffic lights turn red. 

3. Karbonn launches Titanium MachFive smartphone for Rs 5,999
Karbonn has announced a new smartphone called MachFive for Rs 5,999. The smartphone acts as a universal remote for tv's. ac's, etc. It has a 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor and runs Android 5.0 The device is available exclusively via online retailer Amazon.in.

4.  Intex Cloud 4G Star smartphone with 5-inch display, 13 MP camera launched for Rs 7,299
Intex has announced a budget 4G smartphone called the Cloud 4G Star. It boasts of a 5 inch HD display, quad-core processor and Android 5.0. The smartphone is available exclusively via online retailer Flipkart. 



5. Meizu M2 Note smartphone with octa-core Soc launched for Rs 9,999
Meizu has announced the M2 Note smartphone in India for Rs 9,999. The device boasts of a 5.5 inch display, octa-core processor and runs Android 5.1. It has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera with wide viewing angle. It is available exclusively via Amazon.in.

6. Lava Iris X5 4G smartphone with 8MP front camera launched for Rs 10,199 
Lava has announced the Iris X5 4G smartphone in India for Rs 10,199. The smartphone has a 5-inch HD display, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and Android 5.1 based Star OS. It has a 13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8 MP front selfie camera with LED flash. It is available via Amazon.in.


7. Images of Samsung Note 5 leaked online
Fresh images of Samsung Note 5 have surfaced online ahead of its official launch. The leaks show the same front panel as the Galaxy Note 4 with a metal panel and an S Pen stylus, Other rumored specs include a 5.7 inch QHD display, 2.1 GHz processor and Android 5.1. 

8. Microsoft Docs document sharing platform now available for everyone
Microsoft has been aggressively marketing its apps and services to improve its market share. The software giant has now made Docs available to all users, making it easier to share documents.The service supports Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, and Sway among other Office-supported files.

9. Government asks ISP's to ban child-porn sites
The Indian government has banned 857 porn websites, which had received a lot of criticism. Now the govt has lifted the ban, but asked ISP's to block all the sites which feature child pornography. However ISP's are stating that the directive is "vague and unimplementable" as it is difficult to filter out these sites. The final decision on the issue is expected on Aug10. 

10. OnePlus auctions its flagship OnePlus 2 smartphone invites on ebay for charity
OnePlus One is auctioning invites for OnePlus 2 for five days on ebay, The company announced that it will be auctioning 100 global invites, proceeds for which will benefit the UNICEF Tap Project.

The top stories of the day includes updates on new smartphones/tablets launches, trending apps, special offers and deals as well as other interesting tech news.  


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