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Weekly Tech Recap: Xiaomi Redmi K20 Launch, PUBG Mobile Season 8, FaceApp Privacy and More

A round-up of all the big stories from the world of technology during the week.

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Updated:July 21, 2019, 5:34 PM IST
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Weekly Tech Recap: Xiaomi Redmi K20 Launch, PUBG Mobile Season 8, FaceApp Privacy and More
A round-up of all the big stories from the world of technology during the week.
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Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and K20 Launched at Rs 21,999: Here's Everything You Need to Know

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Spotify Gets an Update for iPad, Finally Picks up Slide Over and Split View Multitasking

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Windows 10 Users Will Automatically be Updated to Version 1903: Microsoft

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PUBG Releases Dark Cinematic Story Trailer Ahead of Season 4 Release

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