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Tech Wrap: Signal Restores Service After Outage, Xiaomi Launches 'Civi' Smartphone

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Last Updated: September 27, 2021, 20:07 IST

Last time Signal faced an outage was back in July this year.

Last time Signal faced an outage was back in July this year.

Xiaomi launched new Civi phone and Oppo unveiled Oppo F19s for the India market. Here's what happened in the world of technology today, September 27, 2021.

Signal is back up and running at 100 percent, the company has confirmed, after the app faced widespread outage early morning on Monday. Signal users had faced outages since about 8:30AM IST today. Outage tracker Downtdetector showed outages only in the US (Downdetector doesn’t show Signal outage for India yet), while several users on Twitter did report outages on the instant messaging app.

Full Story: Signal Back Up And Running At ‘100%’ After Widespread Outage

India and Taiwan are in talks on an agreement that could bring chip manufacturing to South Asia along with tariff reductions on components for producing semiconductors by the end of the year. Officials in New Delhi and Taipei have met in recent weeks to discuss a deal that would bring a chip plant worth an estimated $7.5 billion to India to supply everything from 5G devices to electric cars, Bloomberg reports.

Full Story: As Taiwan, India Work On Mega Semiconductor Deal, A Look At The Manufacturing Process


Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched its latest smartphone series dubbed Xiaomi Civi in China. It comes with a 120Hz display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, triple rear cameras, and Android 11 out of the box. The smartphone has been launched at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs 29,600) onwards for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.

Full Story: Xiaomi Unveils ‘Civi’ Smartphone With Triple Rear Cameras: Price, Specs

Xiaomi counterpart Oppo has launched its latest Oppo F19s smartphone in India. Alongside the Oppo F19s, it has also launched the Oppo Enco Buds True wireless earphones Blue colour edition. These are priced at Rs 1,799 and come with up to 24 hours of battery backup, intelligent call noise reduction, and a low latency game mode.

Full Story: Oppo F19s, Oppo Enco Buds Launched In India: Prices, Specifications And More

A new study by Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research notes a smartphone sensor may reveal whether someone is intoxicated after consuming cannabis. The study, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, evaluates the feasibility of using smartphone sensors to identify episodes of cannabis intoxication in the natural environment.

Full Story: Smartphones May Soon Be Able To Detect Cannabis Intoxication, Study Suggests

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first published:September 27, 2021, 20:00 IST
last updated:September 27, 2021, 20:07 IST